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2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint (FEVS)—Results

Top and Bottom Items

Percentages represent the proportion of respondents who replied in a positive manner—(Strongly Agree and Agree / Very Satisfied and Satisfied / Very Good and Good)

2011 Top 11 Positive Response Items USGS DOI Gov't Wide
When needed I am willing to put in the extra effort to get a job done. 98.4% 97.8% 96.9%
I am constantly looking for ways to do my job better. 90.2% 91.3% 91.8%
The work I do is important 89.2% 91.4% 91.8%
How would you rate the overall quality of work done by your work unit? 88.5% 82.3% 82.2%
I am held accountable for achieving results 87.4% 83.4% 84.0%
I like the kind of work I do 86.9% 87.1% 85.0%
I know how my work relates to the agency’s goals and priorities 84.4% 83.6% 84.6%
In the last six months, my supervisor/team leader has talked with me about my performance 83.9% 77.3% 76.9%
My supervisor supports my need to balance work and other life issues 82.5% 80.7% 77.2%
My supervisor/team leader treats me with respect 82.5% 78.1% 80.2%
Employees are protected from health and safety hazards on the job 82.3% 78.9% 77.7%

Percentages represent the proportion of respondents who replied in a negative manner—(Disagree and Strongly Disagree / Dissatisfied and Very Dissatisfied / Poor and Very Poor)

Top 11 Negative Response Items USGS DOI Gov't Wide
I have sufficient resources to get my job done 42.7% 39.8% 47.8%
In my work unit, steps are taken to deal with a poor performer who cannot or will not improve 37.1% 30.0% 30.6%
Pay raises depend on how well employees perform their jobs 35.4% 22.3% 24.0%
My work unit is able to recruit people with the right skills 33.6% 42.1% 45.5%
In my organization, leaders generate high levels of motivation and commitment in the workforce 32.4% 39.4% 45.0%
I believe the results of this survey will be used to make my agency a better place to work 31.5% 37.2% 45.3%
In my work unit, differences in performance are recognized in a meaningful way 29.5% 34.3% 35.9%
How satisfied are you with the policies and practices of your senior leaders? 27.4% 39.4% 45.6%
How satisfied are you with your opportunity to get a better job in your organization? 26.5% 37.7% 39.7%
My workload is reasonable 26.2% 49.7% 59.0%
Promotions in my work unit are based on merit 26.2% 36.8% 35.6%

Increases and Decreases

Items with positive ratings that increased or decreased at least 5 percentage points from 2010 to 2011

Item Percent Positive 2010 Percent Positive 2011 Change Item Percent Positive 2010 Percent Positive 2011 Change

My organization has prepared employees for potential security threats

69% 76% +7

I have sufficient resources to get my job done

47% 41% -6

How satisfied are you with the following Work/Life programs in your agency? Child Care Programs

18% 23% +5

My work gives me a feeling of personal accomplishment

81% 76% -5

How satisfied are you with the following Work/Life programs in your agency? Elder Care Programs

16% 21% +5

Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your pay?

70% 65% -5
 

Pay raises depend on how well employees perform their jobs

35% 30% -5

Who Responded?

Who Responded? Supervisory Status

graph of who responded

Who Responded? Sex

Graph of who responded by sex

Who Responded? Age Groups

Graph of who responded by age groups

  When to contact OD:
  • Process Challenges
  • Processing Customer or Stakeholder Feedback
  • Teambuilding
  • Discord Among Group Members
  • Lack of Clarity in Goals or Roles
  • Change Management
  • Communication Challenges
  Services provided:
  • Team Building and Development
  • Organization Assessment and Action
  • Planning Sessions (vision and mission clarity, strategic and operational)
  • Meeting Facilitation (effective and productive meetings)
  • Process Consultation (agenda design to maximize outcomes and engagement)
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Communication
  For more information:

Please contact a member of the USGS OD Network:

Peggy Gardiner 703-648-6824
Pam Marsters 703-648-6703
Laura Rech 303-445-4684
Heather Saffoori 703-648-6825

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