Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

  • OPM survey raises management questions

    Tim McManus discusses OPM’s recent Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and why it’s important for their Best Places to Work report.

  • OPM survey: Tight budgets, pay freeze ‘taking toll’ on employee satisfaction

    Employee satisfaction across the federal government is sagging, according to the 2012 Employee Viewpoint Survey released by the Office of Personnel Management Wednesday. While there weren’t any drastic drops, scores governmentwide were down in every major measure, including employees’ satisfaction with their jobs, supervisors and pay.

  • John Palguta, Partnership for Public Service

    Federal employees will soon get their annual chance to speak out about how they’re feeling about their workplace, morale and management within agencies. The Office of Personnel Management will soon roll out this year’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Federal Drive host Emily Kopp spoke with John Palguta, vice president of public policy at the Partnership for Public Service, who offered some tips for agency managers prepping for the survey.

  • OPM releases new employee engagement tool

    The Office of Personnel Management is giving agencies a way to better understand and utilize data gleaned from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) and OPM’s Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI).

  • Employee Viewpoint Survey reveals warts and all to federal managers

    The Office of Personnel Management has broken down the results of the annual governmentwide survey to such a fine level that it should make the problems in federal offices painfully clear. Director Katherine Archuleta says OPM has distributed individual reports to 20,000 offices. A new digital dashboard highlights the good, bad and ugly.

  • Virginia Hill, National President, Young Government Leaders

    The results of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey should be coming soon, and experts expect the trends we’ve seen over the last few years to continue this year. One of those trends is falling morale among younger, newer federal employees. Virginia Hill is national president of Young Government Leaders. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she offered ways agencies can try to keep up morale among their youngest employees.

  • OPM: Millennial feds like their jobs but don’t stay long

    A new report by the Office of Personnel Management suggests the federal government is doing a better job of recruiting a new generation of workers than retaining them.

  • 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: Senior leaders get low marks

    Federal employees’ opinions of senior leaders are at a five-year low, based on the Office of Personnel Management’s survey of nearly 400,000 employees across government. More broadly, the survey suggests employees are even less enthusiastic about their jobs than they were last year, when OPM warned agencies to heed signs of low morale.

  • The good news from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

    A lot has been written about the bad news from this year’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. But former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal says 70 percent of government workers still get a feeling of accomplishment from their work, despite a four-year pay freeze and flak from politicians.

  • Why so few people trust the merit promotion program

    Only 35 percent of federal employees believe promotions in their workplace are based on merit. In his column, Jeff Neal, senior vice president for ICF International and founder of the blog Chief HRO, breaks down some of the commonly-held misconceptions of the Merit Promotion Program.