Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS)

The FEVS is an annual survey administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). It is a tool that measures Federal Government employees’ perceptions of whether, and to what extent, conditions characterizing successful organizations are present in their agencies. The survey is an opportunity for NIH employees to candidly share their perceptions about their work experiences, organizations, and leaders. The ultimate goal of the survey is to provide NIH with information to build on strengths and improve challenge areas.

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NIH Employee Recognition Survey

As part of an effort to promote innovative recruitment and retention strategies at NIH, a workforce retention strategies work group launched an NIH Employee Recognition Survey focusing on the types of non-monetary recognition employees find most meaningful. The results reveal that employees at NIH value acknowledgement and leadership support, as well as projects of interest, additional training and time-off awards.