OPM uses employee survey results as a tool for driving positive change. The Employee Viewpoint Survey (EVS) is designed to measure work environment and human capital practices in Federal agencies. It gauges employee perceptions of leadership and management practices; rewards and recognition; opportunities for professional development and growth; and opportunity to contribute to achieving organizational mission. The 2010 Employee Viewpoint Survey results have been reviewed and analyzed to gauge OPM employee perceptions on how well the Agency is meeting the goals of strengthening, developing and rewarding its employees.
The 2010 EVS results continued to reflect increases in positive response rates when compared to the 2006 and 2008 Federal Human Capital Survey (FHCS). When compared to 2008 FHCS results, positive response rates increased in 67 percent of the survey questions. In addition, the Agency showed a higher positive response rate than the Governmentwide rate in 67 percent of survey items.