Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

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Each year, the Office of Personnel Management conducts the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). The FEVS measures employees' perceptions of whether, and to what extent, conditions characteristic of successful organizations are present in the agency. The FEVS serves as a tool for employees to share their perceptions in many critical areas including their work experiences, their agency, and leadership.

Survey results are analyzed at all levels to help inform decision-making and to allow managers to see where improvements within their work units are necessary. When indicated, managers form action plans with teams of employees to address FEVS results. 

The 2023 FEVs returned to the more traditional questions of the core survey and telework. New for the 2023 survey is the Employee Experience Index (EXI), which  measures the extent to which employees are engaged by their work and their organization. While the established Employee Engagement Index is a measure of the conditions for engagement (e.g., whether a workplace has the right environment to foster engaged employees) the new EXI assesses whether employees actually experience the state of engagement. It gives agencies another tool for assessing whether actions to improve
engagement have had the intended effect.

View the 2023 FEVs report