Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) is conducted as a government-wide survey annually by the OPM to measure employee perception of whether, and to what extent, conditions characterizing successful organizations are present in their agencies.
The 2020 OPM FEVS report is designed to provide an overview of survey results, enabling agencies to easily identify issues and take action for improvement. The FEVS results are helpful in providing a starting point for conducting analysis before drilling down into specific components of the agency for a more in-depth analysis. This report also highlights important agency successes and challenges, which the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to acknowledge.
The results for the 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey were released on April 26. OPM combines FSIS aggregated results from the completed electronic and paper-based surveys. The combined responses are also used to calculate the combined response rate and other indices, such as the Global Satisfaction Index and Employee Engagement Index, which remained high. This is a tremendous accomplishment given all of the uncertainty that we faced last year.
Overall, our results are encouraging. FSIS’ Employee Engagement Index held steady at 69%, same as in 2019, with 39% of employees completing the survey. FSIS Leadership is hopeful that with some additional communication and engagement throughout the year that the percentage of employees who complete the survey will increase in the future. The categories that scored the highest in terms of satisfaction questions were about My Supervisor/Team Lead, My Work Experience, and My Work Unit. The survey results also highlighted some areas that FSIS could improve upon and we intend to address those throughout this year. We will take steps to work on the areas that you identified as opportunities for improvement. A full copy of the government wide results can be accessed at https://www.opm.gov/fevs/.