How time flies. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is celebrating ten years of administering the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. The survey gives employees the opportunity to have their say about what is going on in the Federal government from how it is being managed, to how managers behave, to agencies not investing in diversity programs.
The federal employees’ personal information is kept confidential. Not having to identify really lends transparency to the process in addition to giving agencies and OPM a view of what is working, what is not working and what needs to be tweaked. The employees are given the opportunity to express their feelings about their own supervisors, managers and senior leadership. They also have an open forum to address issues about the Federal government and agency satisfaction and dissatisfaction.
The Office of Personnel Management takes the information from the federal employees in an attempt to devise new policies and programs that actually address some of the issues presented by employees in the Employee Viewpoint Survey. Both full-time and part-time employees from agencies and departments including independent agencies are invited to participate.
The survey provides information to OPM and agencies that otherwise could not be collected and analyzed in a manner that enables agencies and the Federal government to increase performance and accountability to employees by using the data collected from the survey.
P. S. Always Remember to Share What You Know.