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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Announces Rollout of 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Survey provides senior leadership with information on job satisfaction for Federal employees

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). The FEVS calls on the Federal workforce to provide their opinions on all aspects of their employment experience – from satisfaction with their job and agency, to views on their immediate supervisors, managers and ultimately, senior leaders. Results from the survey help drive organizational change at both the senior leadership and management levels.

“The FEVS is a way for us to hear from our people and respond to their feedback with genuine care and leadership,” said OPM Director Katherine Archuleta. “Federal employees are unquestionably committed and looking to us for clear goals, effective strategies, and unwavering support as we work together to serve the American people.”

The FEVS is administered to full-time and part-time permanent, non-seasonal employees of departments and large agencies, as well as to the small and independent agencies that accept an invitation to participate. Last year, 37 departments and large agencies, and 45 small, independent agencies participated in the FEVS, incorporating approximately 97 percent of the executive branch workforce. The year 2015 marks the 10th administration of the survey.

The data OPM gets from the FEVS are used to support a variety of government-wide reports, initiatives, and tools. The FEVS results also are key to updating Unlocktalent.gov — an interactive online tool designed by OPM for senior leaders. Unlocktalent.gov helps agencies foster a culture of engagement and excellence to enable high performance through the use of data from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and other sources. This dashboard is a customized data resource for Federal agency leaders and practitioners that can help agencies better understand their workforce and support data-driven decision-making.

In 2014, OPM provided more than 21,000 reports to agencies, ranging from government-wide results to agency-specific data. Working with this and other information, agencies can assess their human capital management initiatives, and their progress toward goals previously set in agency specific action plans.

Results will be available as early as late August, with full results available throughout the fall at www.OPM.gov/FEVS.

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OPM leads and serves the Federal Government in enterprise human resources management by delivering policies and services to achieve a trusted, effective civilian workforce. By Empowering Excellence in Government through Great People, we provide leadership and support to U.S. agencies on issues including human resources policy and oversight, background investigations, federal employee benefits, retirement services, guidance on labor-management relations, and programs to improve workforce performance. For more information, visit OPM.gov or follow OPM on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.


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