OPM Releases 2013 Employee Viewpoint Survey Results

Last Friday the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the results of 2013’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). 376,577 federal employees contributed responses to the survey. 

Across nearly every survey question positive responses trended downward in 2013 as compared to 2012 responses. Satisfaction scores fell across the board, with pay satisfaction dropping over five percent. 

OPM’s “global satisfaction index,” which is made up of scores from four questions: job satisfaction (down three points to 64.9 percent), pay satisfaction (down five points to 53.5 percent), organization satisfaction (down three points to 55.6 percent), and whether one would recommend their organization (down five percent to 63.2 percent), was down to 59. In 2010 the global satisfaction index score was 67. 

In a positive note for managers, two of the questions that saw increased positive scores came from the supervisor/team leader section of questions. Scores for whether the supervisor/team leader treats an employee with respect rose, as did scores for supervisors supporting the need of employees to balance work and other life issues. 

Survey respondents also reported higher levels of satisfaction with telework in the 2013 survey. 

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta stated, “The survey results serve as an important warning about the long-term consequences of the sequestration and budget uncertainty. Without a more predictable and responsible budget situation, we risk losing our most talented employees, as well as hurting our ability to recruit top talent for the future.”  

To access the 2013 FEVS results, click here

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Tags: OPM, Office of Personnel Management, Katherine Archuleta, global satisfaction index, EVS, Employee Viewpoint Survey

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