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How Strong FEVS Performance Impacts Your Agency

How Strong FEVS Performance Impacts Your Agency

Feb 27, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: Workforce Analytics, FEVS Reporter

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), administered every year by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to nearly half a million federal employees, is a mark of pride for many agencies. Those who perform well on an annual basis proudly share their insights and best practices with other...

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The Limits of Traditional FEVS Reporting

The Limits of Traditional FEVS Reporting

Feb 13, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: Workforce Analytics, FEVS Reporter

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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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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Effective Action Planning to Improve Employee Satisfaction

Effective Action Planning to Improve Employee Satisfaction

Jan 18, 2018 | By: Andrew Lessard | Category: Workforce Analytics

The annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) has many useful metrics for federal agencies to monitor. And, since it is a government-wide assessment, it enables apples-to-apples comparisons between agencies. Agencies can also compare their scores to previous iterations of the FEVS survey,...

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How to Identify the FEVS Questions to Improve Employee Satisfaction

How to Identify the FEVS Questions to Improve Employee Satisfaction

Jan 16, 2018 | By: Andrew Lessard | Category: Workforce Analytics

The annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) is a valuable measure for making comparisons between federal agencies, departments and even year-over-year assessments. However, government organizations need to do more than just compare themselves to static benchmarks—they need to delve...

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Performance Appraisal Data is Complicated. Here’s Why.

Performance Appraisal Data is Complicated. Here’s Why.

Aug 23, 2017 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: Workforce Analytics, FedHR Navigator

In the hustle and bustle of working life, the employee performance appraisal offers a chance for managers and their employees to take time for one-on-one discussions of issues that might not otherwise be addressed. When conducted properly, they offer a valuable opportunity to discuss work...

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Beware the Data Visualization Trap

Beware the Data Visualization Trap

May 30, 2017 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: Workforce Analytics

Data visualization tools are increasingly being used by human capital managers and analysts. Making the move from Excel to interactive visualization tools reveals insights and information that was previously trapped in dozens of spreadsheets . The awesome power and value of dashboards and...

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3 Keys to High Impact Workforce Plans for OMB 17-22

3 Keys to High Impact Workforce Plans for OMB 17-22

May 18, 2017 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: Workforce Analytics

Following the April 12 release of OMB 17-22, agencies have been scrambling to come up with a strategy to complete the required Agency Reform Plans ahead of the September 30, 2017 deadline. The topic on everyone’s mind is how to conduct the comprehensive workforce analyses the Directive requires,...

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