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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.

2020 FEVS

In 2020, OPM shortened the number of core survey questions in order to accommodate additional questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 FEVS was administered from September 21, 2020 - November 2, 2020. During this open period, 50,393 FEVS-eligible employees responded to the survey for an overall HHS response rate of 70.6 percent.

FEVS Engagement Score

The HHS employee engagement score was 76.5 in 2020, which is an increase of 3.0 percentage points from 2019. The engagement score has increased by 10.3 percentage points since 2014.

Year 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Score 76.5 73.5 72.8 72.2 69.7 67.7 66.2

All HHS FEVS-eligible employees are encouraged share their voice and participate in this valuable annual survey.

HHS employees may find more information by visiting the HHS Engages page to find more information about our enterprise program focused on engagement at HHS and HHS FEVS page on the HHS Intranet. Search for "HHS Engages " or "FEVS".

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

See the HHS FEVS results by year for 2006 to 2020:

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