For the 10th consecutive year, the Department of Defense (DOD) is participating in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS).  Administered annually, this questionnaire measures Federal employees’ perceptions of conditions in their agencies, and is a tool for employees to voice their opinions confidentially on topics such as agency leadership, work environment, opportunities for professional growth, supervisor efficacy, and other areas supporting employee and agency success. New this year is a series of questions on how the COVID-19 national emergency affects employees.

The FEVS is administered via email to eligible (full-time and part-time, permanent, non-seasonal) employees on board on October, 2019. A weekly reminder will be sent to eligible employees to complete the survey which ends November 4th, 2020. Responses are anonymous, strictly confidential, and reported only at an aggregate level – no individual can be identified. Survey results provide data for informing agency policy; measure factors that influence recruitment, outreach, retention; and advance human capital management. FEVS data allows agencies to support employee engagement activities, enables leadership to identify necessary improvements, and to realize greater workplace effectiveness and efficiencies.

“Completing the FEVS is an opportunity for employees to collectively and anonymously let management know where attention needs to be focused to make the workplace better, desirable, responsive, and welcoming to all employees,” said DOD FEVS Program Manager Berenice Eberhart. “The results provide agency leadership insight into areas where improvements have been made, as well as areas where improvements are needed. Your participation matters to DOD.”

Learn more about the OPM Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) here.

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