Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

  • What do feds think about their jobs?

    What do federal employees have to say about this year’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey?

  • More DHS employees feel engaged, despite 2016 FEVS ranking

    The federal workforce said it was slightly more engaged at their agencies. Employee engagement rose slightly in 2016, rising from 64 percent in 2015 to 65 percent this year, according to the newly released results of the 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.