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Improving Financial Awareness Among Federal Employees

Improving Financial Awareness Among Federal Employees

Feb 20, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: retirement

Congress has provided guidance to OPM in committee meetings to provide better financial awareness among federal employees. While some agencies have long worked to provide this type of guidance through their retirement support specialists, others still lack the resources and programs to guide the...

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Addressing OMB 17-22 through Performance Management

Addressing OMB 17-22 through Performance Management

Feb 16, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: performance management

Much of last year’s OMB M-17-22 memo is guidance directing agencies to develop plans to maximize employee performance in conjunction with both short term and long-term reviews of the workforce. By conducting more effective and efficient performance reviews, employees will better understand these...

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The Limits of Traditional FEVS Reporting

The Limits of Traditional FEVS Reporting

Feb 13, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: Survey Administration

Despite collecting data from more than 450,000 federal employees in 2017, the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) is limited by the level of reporting available for that data.

The FEVS is administered each year by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and made available on their website...

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How to Evaluate a Move to the Cloud for Federal HR Technology

How to Evaluate a Move to the Cloud for Federal HR Technology

Feb 09, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

According to the State of Federal IT report released by Tony Scott and the CIO Council in January, “CIOs across the government repeatedly cited aging infrastructure as a roadblock to innovation and as an obstacle to meeting expectations of citizens and agency employees.” More than $34 billion...

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How to Ensure Action on Federal Survey Data

How to Ensure Action on Federal Survey Data

Feb 06, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: Survey Administration

Every year, federal agencies administer hundreds of surveys to both their civilian workforce and the people they serve. Whether a regularly administered survey like the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) or a specialized survey to measure the effectiveness of services provided, they serve...

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DIDD Statewide Employment Rate Increases

DIDD Statewide Employment Rate Increases

Feb 02, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: Press

Data collection tool shows increase in people with intellectual disabilities working in competitive employment

NASHVILLE—The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) announced today that the employment rate of persons supported in competitive, integrated employment is...

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Best Practices for Survey Implementation in the Federal Government

Best Practices for Survey Implementation in the Federal Government

Feb 02, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: Survey Administration

Surveys provide valuable data to federal agencies in several key areas. From internal surveys that measure employee satisfaction to longitudinal surveys that collect data on the effectiveness of public facing programs, they are a necessary and information-rich tool.

To ensure maximum value,...

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How to Improve Federal Survey Response Rates

How to Improve Federal Survey Response Rates

Jan 30, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: Management Consulting

Response rate is a major challenge for Federal agencies when conducting surveys both internally and externally. Survey burnout within individual agencies, inability to reach and engage with targeted respondents, and budget considerations can make it difficult to ensure the response rates needed...

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The Top 4 Benefits of the FEVS

The Top 4 Benefits of the FEVS

Jan 24, 2018 | By: George Kettner | Category: Workforce Analytics

In our last blog post, we gave you an introduction to OPM’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS)—and why federal agencies need to care about the results. Consisting of nearly 100 questions, the survey is designed to help agencies measure employee engagement, satisfaction and other...

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FEVS 101: What is the FEVS and Why Should You Care About It?

FEVS 101: What is the FEVS and Why Should You Care About It?

Jan 22, 2018 | By: George Kettner | Category: Workforce Analytics

The United States Office of Personal Management (OPM) administers the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). OPM defines the FEVS survey as a tool that measures employees’ perceptions of whether—and to what extent—conditions of success exist in their agencies. OPM first collected employee...

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