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Partnership for Public Service statement on 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results

April 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier regarding the results of the Office of Personnel Management’s 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, an important tool for leaders to better understand how federal employees view their jobs and work experiences.  

“The 2020 survey shows that federal employees were remarkably resilient during a historically difficult year,” Stier said. “It is important for federal leaders to understand the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the workforce and the opportunities it presents, to listen to employee concerns and reimagine the future of work in the federal government.”   

Stier continued, “The data provided by the federal viewpoint survey is one of the best tools we have for assessing employee engagement and the effectiveness of federal management practices. This year’s survey results offer the Biden administration’s new leadership a roadmap for creating a more engaged and effective workforce. Congratulations to OPM and the entire Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Team for a job well done.”    

The results of the FEVS will be used by the Partnership and Boston Consulting Group to produce the 2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, which will be released in June.  

The Best Places to Work rankings and accompanying data give federal leaders a way to measure employee engagement across the federal workforce, as well as at individual departments, agencies and their subcomponents. The 2019 Best Places to Work rankings include the views of more than 883,000 civil servants from 490 federal agencies and their subcomponents on a wide range of workplace topics. 

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