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Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Each year the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducts the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), a confidential online survey of its employees to assess how well we are doing in providing a positive, healthy, and innovative work environment. The FEVS, administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) contains questions designed to measure employees' feelings and attitudes in topic areas such as talent development, leadership, management/supervision, knowledge management, performance culture, employee engagement, and other areas important to creating an effective work environment. The results are used to improve HHS and our Divisions by providing information to help us build on our strengths and address our weaknesses.

2019 FEVS Response Rates

HHS conducted its 2019 annual FEVS from May 20, 2019 - July 1, 2019. During this open period, 51,703 of 71,897 FEVS-eligible employees responded to the survey for an overall HHS response rate of 71.9 percent. This is up 14.7 percentage points from the 57.2 percent response rate in 2018.

FEVS Engagement Score

According to the Office of Personnel Management, the HHS employee engagement score was 73.5 in 2019, which is an increase of 0.7 percentage points from 2018. The engagement score has increased by 7.3 percentage points since 2014.

Year 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Score 73.5 72.8 72.2 69.7 67.7 66.2

All HHS FEVS-eligible employees are encouraged to participate in this valuable annual survey. HHS employees may find more information by visiting the HHS FEVS page on the HHS Intranet. Search keyword "FEVS."

Please contact James.Egbert@hhs.gov for additional information.

Please feel free to review the HHS FEVS results by clicking on the links below:

Content created by Office of Human Resources (OHR)
Content last reviewed on October 24, 2019