OPM director calls on employees to speak up in this year's survey
- By FederalSoup Staff
- May 15, 2015
The Office of Personnel Management wants employees who received email invitations to participate in the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to do just that—participate.
"Real change in the workplace comes from the bottom up," OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said in a May 14 blog post on the agency's website. "Each employee has important feedback to give and now is the time for your voice to be heard."
Archuleta said some employees "aren't really sure why they should take the survey." So she listed four reasons:
"1. Your voice is important. The FEVS asks for your opinion on a wide range of topics, such as training, job satisfaction, performance appraisals, work-life programs, and management. Agencies use this valuable information to improve their organizations.
"2. Your responses are confidential. Individual FEVS responses cannot be linked back to you. No one – not even your supervisor – will know how you answered. The reason we insist on confidentiality is, we need your candid and unfiltered feedback.
"3. Your participation matters. The FEVS is sent to a sample of employees, so not every federal worker gets a survey every year. If you received one this year, your participation is important and will serve as a crucial voice for employees like you. If you’re not sure if you received an invitation, look for an email from OPM.
"4. You will have an impact. Leaders across the government pay close attention to FEVS scores. Thanks to new tools from OPM, including an online tool called Unlocktalent.gov, agency leaders can use the results in new and significant ways. With Unlocktalent.gov, they can slice and dice the data in ways that give them insights at every level of the agency, even individual offices."
And in case you want that in video, the same sales pitch is also available on YouTube.