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Thursday, November 7, 2019
Contact: OPM Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

NEWS: OPM Releases Results from Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS)

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released the results of the 2019 OPM Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), a survey Federal employees fill out to give agencies an accurate picture as to how employees feel about their work environment. The OPM FEVS provides leadership within the Federal government a snapshot of how their employees feel about their current work environment. 

Questions in this year’s OPM FEVS ranged from core survey questions categorized as: Personal Work Experiences, Work Unit, Agency, Supervisor, Leadership, Satisfaction, Work/Life, and Demographics. There was also a special section on the 35-day lapse in appropriations.


Fast Facts: 

The OPM FEVS saw a slight improvement in total response rates. Over 615,000 (42.6%) Federal employees took part in the survey, up from 598,000 (40.6%) in 2018. Other positive points noted in this year’s OPM FEVS involve 90% of employees believing the work they do is important and 96% are willing to put in extra effort to get a job done.



 “It’s encouraging to see more and more employees take the time to voice how they feel about the current status of their workplace,” said OPM Director Dale Cabaniss. “I firmly believe that the more responses we see, the more likely we are to pinpoint what our real strengths and weaknesses are as a workforce and see how we can improve on them.”



Office of Personnel Management Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

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Subject Matter Expert Availability: 

A subject matter expert from OPM’s Office of Strategy and Innovation will be made available for comment. Please contact for comment and/or interview setup.

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the strategic human capital partner to the federal government that is recruiting, retaining, and honoring the workforce that's landing rovers on Mars, fighting climate change and cancer, and building this country back better. OPM provides leadership and support to agencies through key issues and services-including human resource policy and oversight, federal employee benefits, and retirement services- that impact more than two million people in the federal workforce. As the nation's largest employer, the federal government is the model employer across sectors.

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