Fed employee survey delayed again
- By Nathan Abse
- Jul 13, 2020
The annual survey of federal employees on work and workplaces -- already postponed two months -- will now be delayed until Sept. 14.
“The 2020 Federal Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) is being postponed so that agencies can focus on their critical missions for the American people, and maximize employee participation for a more accurate picture of the Federal workforce,” Office of Personnel Management acting Director Michael Rigas wrote in a July 9 memo.
The FEVS normally is conducted in May of each year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the accompanying disruptions of federal workplaces and schedules, OPM officials postponed the survey until this month, but it became clear more time would be needed. With this second delay in place, OPM said it hopes to maximize participation as well as accuracy in the survey data.