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Data, Analysis & Documentation Employee Surveys



The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversees, conducts, and supports various Governmentwide and agency surveys.  Results of these surveys inform Governmentwide human resources policy and agency-specific initiatives.  This page is provided as a resource to let you know about some of our activities and the services we offer in this area.

Federal employees should be aware we periodically administer surveys on behalf of OPM and other Federal agencies. These surveys are generally limited to specific audience groups or sample areas. Accordingly, we typically do not provide links to all of these specific surveys. You may contact your agency Human Resources office for additional information about the nature and legitimacy of a survey you may have received from OPM.

Mandatory Annual Employee Survey

Federal Agencies are required by law to conduct The Annual Employee Survey. Following are links to additional information and guidance on mandatory survey requirements.

Reimbursable Survey Services

We provide scientifically validated, standardized surveys, as well as customized surveys to assess a wide range of human capital management areas, including demonstration projects. Visit our Survey Services page for more information.

Current Surveys

2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

When: April 26, 2016 to June 16, 2016

Who: Full-time and part-time permanent non-seasonal Federal employees

How:Employees will receive an invitation email with a link to the survey

Why: This is your opportunity to influence change in your agency. Your participation is voluntary and your responses are confidential.

Review the 2015 FEVS results.

General Contact Information

Survey Support Center
1-855-OPM FEVS (1-855-676-3387)*

* Hearing impaired users may utilize the Federal Relay Service by dialing 1-800-877-8339** to reach a Communications Assistant (CA). The CA will dial the requested number and relay the conversation between a standard (voice) telephone user and text telephone (TTY) user.

** Visiting the Federal Relay Service website will provide access to additional Toll-Free and Toll Access Numbers.

Governmentwide Results

Federal Employee Benefits Survey

The Employee Benefits Survey measures employee attitudes about their Federal benefits with regard to "importance, adequacy, value and competitiveness" on recruitment and retention.

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Commencing in 2002, OPM began Governmentwide administration of the Federal Human Capital Survey (FHCS). In 2010 the name was changed to the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS).  It is a tool to measure employees' perceptions of whether, and to what extent, conditions characterizing successful organizations are present in their agencies. You may review results at the FEVS Website.

Senior Executive Service Survey

The Senior Executive Service web site contains extensive information about the SES including its features and structure.

OPM Results

Control Panel