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.

2015 survey results

Among eligible employees, 74% took the survey. Individual belief and commitment to their work remains very high, above 90%. BBG saw significant increases (a difference of 5 percentage points or more) on 10 survey questions and modest increases (3 to 4 percentage points) on another 24 items. This indicates progress for BBG as the highest government wide average increase on any item was 2%.

Despite the increases, there are still areas that present persistent challenges to BBG, including leadership, resources and differentiating performance. BBG has additional data breakdowns for employees and managers that provide useful context for improvement strategies.  The results will continue to shape the agency’s ongoing efforts to increase workplace engagement and employee satisfaction.