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Federal Work-Life Survey

December 20, 2016

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will administer the first Governmentwide Federal Work-Life Survey in early 2017, in support of efforts to develop and sustain an engaged, innovative, and productive Federal workforce.  Our commitment to workplace flexibilities and employee wellness makes the Federal Government an ideal place for employees to build their careers and cultivate fulfilling lives outside the workplace. 

Through the Federal Work-Life Survey, we have an unprecedented opportunity to evaluate the relationship between work-life programs and organizational benefits, and answer questions about how Federal programs compare to similar private sector programs.  The data collected will also help individual agencies understand their employees’ work-life needs and priorities, allowing senior leaders and managers to make evidence-based decisions about support for and investments in these programs.  Furthermore, the Governmentwide results will be analyzed to identify and share high-performing programs, common barriers, and recommendations to create work environment that supports the success of organizations and its employees.

Below are ways to learn more about the Federal Work-Life Survey.

Federal Work-Life Survey Overview Webcast

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, OPM hosted the Federal Work-Life Survey Webcast.  All Federal employees, managers, and leaders are encouraged to view the recorded webcast to learn more about the survey content, administration, and value to our Federal community.

Memorandum to Agency Chief Human Capital Officers

On October 25, 2016, OPM Acting Director, Beth F. Cobert, released the Governmentwide Assessment of Federal Work-Life Programs Memorandum. The memorandum announces the upcoming Federal Work-Life Survey, solicits agency POCs to assist with logistics and communication of the survey, and offers details on how the survey results will be used.

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