Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey coming soon
- By Sherkiya Wedgeworth
- Apr 09, 2018
The Office of Personnel Management is asking agency leaders to encourage participation in the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, which will be administered early this spring.
“Employees are more likely to share their opinions when they hear from leaders that their feedback is valued and used,” a memo to agency leaders states, adding, “To ensure the best data possible for decision makers requires that we collectively support the FEVS.”
Previous survey findings concluded that only four out of 10 federal employees believe that the results of FEVS will actually be used to make impactful changes at their organizations.
“It is clear more needs to be done to demonstrate to employees that their feedback is taken seriously and utilized for agency improvements,” according to the memo.
First administered in 2002, FEVS measures employees' perceptions of the conditions of the federal workforce, and is used as a tool for employees to share their opinions on their work experiences, their agency as a whole and its leadership.
This year, some employees will be asked to participate in a pilot of an improved version of the survey.
The surveys will be administrated in two waves, beginning the first week of May. Each agency’s survey will be open for six weeks, with the last surveys closing in late June.
The rollout of the results will begin in August.