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Privacy & Accessibility

Privacy Act Statement

Collection of this information is authorized by 5 U.S.C. 1101 note, 1103(a)(5), 1104, 1302, 3301, 3302, 4702, 7701 note; E.O. 13197, 66 FR 7853, 3 CFR 748 (2002); E.O. 10577, 12 FR 1259, 3 CFR, 1954-1958 Comp., p. 218.

Your responses to this survey are voluntary and there is no penalty if you choose not to respond. However, maximum participation is encouraged so that the data will be complete and representative.

  • The routine uses include collecting this information to study and report attitudes and perceptions about Human Capital programs and policies that will assist in the formulation of policies which may be needed to improve the working environment. The information you provide will be analyzed and reported for the whole Federal workforce population and for certain subgroups.
  • Access to completed surveys will be limited to OPM staff and contractors who are involved in collecting or preparing the information for analysis and agencies such as GAO that have specific authority to obtain agency records.
  • In any public release of survey results, no data will be disclosed that could be used to identify specific individuals.
  • Your agency will only receive summary reports for the whole population and for certain subgroups. Your agency will not receive data by subgroups that could be used to identify a specific individual or a person's specific response to a survey question.

Accessibility (508) Statement

The accessibility of the Office of Personnel Management Federal Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (OPM FEVS) to all participants is of the utmost importance. OPM is committed to ensure that the OPM FEVS is accessible to individuals with visual, auditory, mobility, or other physical limitations, and to conform to standards set forth in section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Testing for Section 508-conformance accessibility was performed by both the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Homeland Security. The test environment utilized Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) version 8, 9, 11 and Microsoft Windows. The applicable standards tested for under 36 CFR Part 1194 were 1194.21 (Software Applications and Operating Systems), 1194.22 (Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications), and 1194.31 (Functional performance). Further, we have endeavored to test the 2017 FEVS with a variety of assistive technology to ensure that, not only is it conformant with Section 508 Standards, the survey is compatible with assistive technology (AT) and both accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. While we cannot test with every AT available, we did include those most commonly used by persons with disabilities employed by the US Federal government.

OPM is committed to providing access to our survey for individuals with disabilities. If the format of any material in the survey interferes with your ability to complete it due to an issue with accessibility caused by a disability, such as assistive technology-compatibility, please contact evs@opm.gov for additional assistance.

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