Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

  • Kimya Lee: FEVS team digs deeper into employee surveys

    Kimya Lee, the Office of Personnel Mangement’s senior adviser on research and evaluation, and the rest of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey team are finalists for a Service to America medal in the Management Excellence category for all the work they’ve done over the years. Lee tells Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, they’re still working to go deeper into federal agencies.

  • Career employees seeking better presidential transition communication

    When it comes to presidential transition plans at federal agencies, career federal employees say their managers aren’t doing enough to keep them in the loop.

  • Agency leadership, job satisfaction matter in feds’ decisions to retire

    A new study reviews federal personnel data for employees over age 50, along with feedback from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, to determine what other factors — besides employees’ ages — might affect their decisions to retire from the civil service.

  • IT, HR worker satisfaction foretells overall agency ratings

    A deep dive into the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey data shows that agency morale has a lot to do with satisfaction in the information technology and human resources workforces.

  • Mallory Barg Bulman: How to make your agency more fair and inclusive

    The annual employee viewpoint surveys show the federal government is slowly improving in how fair and inclusive employees think management is. Mallory Barg Bulman, research director at the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how the successful agencies do it,

  • OPM: FEVS instigates ‘great changes across government’

    Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management Beth Cobert is encouraging feds to fill out the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey before it closes in June, listing changes at OPM as proof that agencies pay attention to and act on the results.

  • What’s the main culprit behind poor employee engagement? It’s complicated

    Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations took the Homeland Security Department to task for six straight years of declining employee engagement scores on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. DHS is ranked as the worst agency to work for in government.

  • For DHS, improving employee engagement is not one-size-fits-all

    Russ Deyo, DHS’ undersecretary for management, is holding each of the department’s components accountable for specific plans, milestones and approaches that focus on root causes of employee dissatisfaction.

  • Federal employee accountability: 7 essential characteristics of reform

    If we start with these seven basics, we could have the potential to design a more accountable civil service that is free of political influence.

  • Julie Osowski: MSPB looks deep into employee engagement

    Federal employee engagement has been studied extensively through the Office of Personnel Management’s annual viewpoint study. Julie Osowski, senior research psychologist at Merit Systems Protection Board, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about MSPB’s effort to look beyond the external factors that affect employee engagement.