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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Contact: OPM Office of Communications
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OPM Releases Results from Federal Employee Benefits Survey (FEBS)

Federal Benefits Remain Key Factor in Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has released the results from the 2019 OPM Federal Employee Benefits Survey, a questionnaire designed to measure the importance, adequacy, and perceived value of benefits available to federal employees.

Results from the 2019 FEBS support the perceived importance of and satisfaction with the benefit programs available to Federal employees. The results showed a high level of satisfaction among enrollees - 80% or more of enrolled participants rated their current program as meeting their needs to a “great” or “moderate” extent.

The 2019 FEBS results also demonstrated that benefits play a large role in recruiting and retaining federal employees. Most participants reported that the availability of health benefits through the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) program, a retirement annuity, and the Thrift Savings Plan positively influenced their decision to join and remain in the Federal Government.

“OPM is dedicated to providing the best possible benefits to employees across the Federal Government,” said Acting Director Michael Rigas, “Feedback from federal workers provided through the Federal Employee Benefits Survey is crucial to helping us achieve this goal, as well as providing insight that allows us to continuously improve our services and operations.”  

The survey was administered to 50,000 randomly selected employees from October 15, 2019 through November 22, 2019.

The full 2019 FEBS results can be viewed here

Learn more about the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Program here.

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