Annual employee survey starts July 13
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jun 30, 2020
The Office of Personnel Management will kick off the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey on July 13, after the effort was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The survey will be open for six weeks, with agencies receiving the first results in October.
FEVS will include a section addressing the COVID-19 pandemic so agencies can learn how employees were able to continue to do their jobs in the face of an emergency.
“The OPM FEVS continues to be one of the most powerful platforms for Federal employees to share their opinions and perceptions regarding work experiences influencing productivity,” OPM acting Director Michael Rigas wrote in a June 25 memo. “With the addition of the COVID-19 pandemic section, the survey also provides employees an opportunity to participate in data collection with the potential to shape future policies and interagency learning regarding human capital management in the face of an emergency.”
FEVS is administered to full-time and part-time, permanent, non-seasonal employees of departments and large agencies and to employees at small and independent agencies that accept an invitation to participate.
On March 31, Rigas announced that the FEVS would be postponed so agencies could focus on their critical missions and allow them to maximize employee participation in the survey.
Results from the last survey released in November showed a 42.6% response rate, with 615,000 out of about 1.44 million employees participating.