The Office of Personnel Management has extended the response period for the 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to June 14. FEMA leadership considers the results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to be an invaluable tool in assessing the needs of the FEMA workforce and employees are strongly encouraged to participate.
In 2013, OPM developed an improved sampling methodology that will allow for a representative sample, but will not require a government wide census. Employees that were selected by OPM were invited to participate through a link that employees will receive by individual email. Stafford Act employees will participate in a version of FEVS that will launch later this summer and be combined to analyze overall FEMA results.
Supervisors should ensure that employees have an opportunity during the workday (approximately 20 - 25 minutes) to complete the survey, which is designed to allow stopping at any point and resuming the survey later. Responses are both voluntary and strictly confidential. The survey is administered by the Office of Personnel Management and responses will not be attributed to individual employees.
In 2012, FEMA used the FEMAStat process to analyze and discuss FEVS results with senior leadership. This resulted in assessment of the current performance management and rewards programs and evaluation of internal communication methods. Additionally, FEMA participated in a Department of Homeland Security Executive Steering Committee to discuss actions that can be taken throughout the Department. For detailed information about survey results visit FEMA's Intranet webpage.