2019 FEVS Survey Results

Each year, the NIH conducts the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), a confidential online survey of its eligible federal employees. The survey is administered by OPM and assesses how NIH is doing in providing a positive, healthy, and innovative work environment. The ultimate goal of the survey is to provide NIH and our Institutes and Centers with information to build on our strengths and improve some of our challenge areas.

NIH's overall FEVS survey results are available as a PDF download.

FEVS Response Rates

NIH conducted its 2019 annual FEVS from May 20–July 1, 2019. During this open period, 11,025 of 16,596 FEVS-eligible employees responded to the survey. This accounts for a:

  • 66.4% overall response rate
  • 4.2% increase over 2018 response rates
  • 27% increase in response rates since 2014

FEVS OPM Indices

In 2019, NIH is ranked as the highest scoring large Operating Division across HHS in the following OPM indices:

  • 78% positive score in Employee Engagement (measuring Leadership, Supervisors, and Intrinsic Work Experience)
  • 75% positive score in Global Satisfaction (measuring Job, Pay, and Organizational Satisfaction)
  • 72% positive score in New Inclusion Quotient (measuring Empowerment, Support, Cooperation, Openness, and Fairness)