Washington, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced the release of the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). The survey, which will be emailed to Federal employees over the next two weeks, is a powerful management tool that drives organizational change at both the senior leadership and management levels at Federal agencies. Employees have until early June to complete the survey.
In 2013, 37 departments and large agencies, and 45 small, independent agencies participated in the FEVS. These agencies make up approximately 97 percent of the executive branch workforce.
“The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey is essential to advancing the Administration’s commitment to employee engagement in a high-performing government. The survey is a way for employees to communicate openly and honestly with Federal leaders. This engagement is an important part of the President’s Management Agenda that commits to better understanding our Federal workforce to help find areas where we are succeeding and find places where we can improve” said Katherine Archuleta, Director of the Office of Personnel Management.
“I know how hard you work and how committed and unwavering the entire Federal workforce is in its service to the American people despite the effects of sequestration, and the accompanying reduced agency budgets, furloughs, and the shutdown. Our Federal workforce has persevered and continues to work to meet agency missions.” the Director said in a letter to employees.
“Your input is more important than ever. You now have the opportunity to share your insights as a Federal employee, on your job, on your organization and on your working conditions. The success of your agency depends on you, and when it comes to understanding what it’s like to work in your agency, you are the expert.” Archuleta added.
The FEVS is confidential and administered to full-time and part-time permanent, non-seasonal employees of departments and large agencies, as well as the small/independent agencies that accept an invitation to participate. In addition to providing information, the FEVS is an important management tool that allows leaders and managers to receive feedback from their employees and take actions to increase satisfaction and employee engagement, and ultimately, improve services to the American public.
Our mission is to Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People. OPM supports U.S. agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations and programs to improve work force performance.