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I am pleased to present the results of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Federal Work-Life Survey. This report highlights key findings and recommen­dations on the Federal workforce use of workplace flexibilities and participation in work-life programs. Investment in these strategic business practices promotes the recruitment and retention of diverse talent, improves employee morale, and sustains high individual and organizational performance.

Organizations across all sectors of work are consistently challenged by continual changes in the availability of resources, the demand of their mission, and the needs of their workforce. Federal agency and employee values are equally important to the success of Government. These values must be recognized at every level to ensure the Federal workforce is engaged and empowered to best serve the American people.

Key findings from this survey include subject matters about telework, work life programs, Employee Current and Future Work-Life Needs, Barriers to Work-Life Program Participation, and more!

For example, did you know that Employee satisfaction with the use of workplace flexibilities is high? According to the report, employees are satisfied with their use of work schedule flexibilities (80%), telework (76%), and employee assistance programs (60%), but considerably less satisfied with health and wellness programs (38%) and family and dependent care programs (30%). Program satisfaction is an important factor that contributes to the likelihood of program expected outcomes that improve retention and performance.

OPM’s implementation of workplace flexibilities and employee wellness makes OPM an ideal place for employees to build their careers and cultivate ful­filling lives outside the workplace. OPM’s analysis of the work-life survey data provides strong evidence of a significant relationship between participation in work-life programs and desired organizational outcomes. At the same time, there are opportunities for improvement by expanding support and reducing barriers to utilizing these programs.

For more numbers, statistics, and information, I invite you to review the full report! To access the full report, please go to

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