Federal employee survey coming next month

By Kevin Bogardus | 04/29/2024 01:40 PM EDT

The annual poll found government workers’ job satisfaction rose last year.

Kiran Ahuja speaks.

Kiran Ahuja, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, talks on Capitol Hill on April 22, 2021. Ahuja told federal officials the annual workplace survey would be administered in mid-May. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, the governmentwide poll that measures workers’ morale and motivation, will launch next month.

The annual survey will be administered starting in mid-May, Office of Personnel Management Director Kiran Ahuja told agency officials in a memo sent Friday. The personnel office head said the poll is “a true data asset” that allows agencies to capture feedback from their employees and correct course when need be to recruit and retain talent.

“Overall, the FEVS is one of the most powerful platforms for Federal employees to share their work experience, a voice critical to achieving effective agencies and responsive public service in times of significant change and adaptation,” Ahuja said in the memo.


Invitations to the survey will be rolled out in two waves, one week apart, and its results will be accessed through reports and dashboards, as well as a data analysis tool. Questions in the survey participants have answered in the past include whether their workload is reasonable and if they can disclose wrongdoing they witness in the workplace.