Research and Reports

Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveys

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), conducted by the Office of Personnel Management, is a tool that measures employees’ perceptions of whether, and to what extent, conditions characterizing successful organizations are present in their agencies. Survey results provide valuable insight into the challenges agency leaders face in ensuring the federal government has an effective civilian workforce and how well they are responding.

2016 survey results

Among eligible employees, 63% took the survey. The Broadcasting Board of Governors overall results remained largely unchanged for 2016. Results do show some improvement in the indices regarding Fairness and Openness. Scores also improved on 22 key questions ranging from your opinion of the Agency’s standards of honesty and integrity to the Agency’s ability to recognize employees for the outstanding work they perform. We lost ground on some indices; for instance, our score on Engagement fell slightly by two percentage points from 58% positive in 2015 to 56% positive this year. The net result is that our results for the past few years have been fairly flat. The Workplace Solutions action teams are working on the 23 recommendations and 13 of these are now partially or fully implemented. The BBG intends to leverage these efforts in addressing the challenges identified by our survey results.