The U.S. Office of Personnel Management will begin administering the 2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey in the next few weeks. The 2012 FEVS survey covers the largest population of government employees surveyed by OPM in one administration. For the first time, OPM is administering the survey as a census of all government employees. Since the survey population is so large, OPM will be sending the survey out in “waves.” The Corps of Engineers began receiving the survey in April. The rest of the Army is scheduled to receive the survey during the week of May 14. The survey administration phase ends June 18.
The purpose of the survey is to measure employees’ feelings and attitudes in topic areas such as talent, leadership and knowledge management, performance culture and job satisfaction. The ultimate goal of the survey is to provide agencies with information to build off of strengths and improve challenge areas.
The FEVS is a web survey and employees will receive an email invitation. All appropriated fund Army civilians with an email address in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System are eligible to take the survey. Each employee will receive an individual email invitation from OPM to take the survey. The email will have a specific link to enable taking the survey, and personnel should be able to complete the survey in 20-30 minutes. Employees who have not completed the survey will also receive weekly email reminders.
Results reported to the agency will not allow the identification of individual responses in any way, and no identifying information will be used to match individual response to employees or personnel folders. In no way will responses be used against any employee, and all information will be treated confidentially. Any data that could be used to identify specific individuals within a group will not be reported.
For more information, call the FEVS help desk at 855-676-3397 or send an email to EVS@opm.gov.