Help improve the Clinical Center, participate in this year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
On May 20, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management will launch the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) for eligible government employees to confidentially share their perceptions of their work experiences, their agencies and their leaders. Federal agencies will use the results to help identify where improvements are needed and what aspects are successful in their workplace environment.
All full, part-time and non-seasonal employees, including Title 42 and Commissioned Corps who were onboard by October 28, 2018, are eligible for the survey. It takes about 20 minutes to complete and employees will have until July 1 to submit their responses. For more information on the FEVS and a list of key definitions used in the survey, visit the Office of Workforce Management and Development's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey webpage (staff only).
In 2018, a record number of Clinical Center employees (61%) completed and submitted their FEVS surveys, providing valuable insights
"Thanks again to all staff who take the time to do their surveys. I really hope participation keeps going up. Your input will continue to lead to meaningful actions to make this special hospital an even better place to work," said Dr. James Gilman, the NIH Clinical Center's CEO.
The final 2018 FEVS Report for the Clinical Center identified the following as the most positive and negative aspects of the workplace environment:
Top Positive Rated Aspects:
- When needed I am willing to put in the extra effort to get a job done. (97%)
- The work I do is important. (95%)
- I am constantly looking for ways to do my job better. (93%)
Top Negative Rated Aspects:
- Pay raises depend on how well employees perform their jobs. (36%)
- In my work unit, steps are taken to deal with a poor performer who cannot or will not improve. (31%)
- How satisfied are you with your opportunity to get a better job in your organization? (29%)
While the top positive and the top negative rated aspects were the same in 2017 and 2018, the aspects that showed the most improvement in 2018 were the following:
- I believe the results of this survey will be used to make my agency a better place to work (+8%)
- In my organization, senior leaders generate high levels of motivation and commitment in the workforce (+8%)
- The work unit has the job-relevant knowledge and skills necessary to accomplish organizational goals (+7%).
- Senior leaders demonstrate support for Work/Life programs (+7%).