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OPM Polls Federal Workers on Health Benefits; Elaine Kaplan Comments

US office of personnel managementThe Office of Personnel Management will attempt to understand federal employees’ perception of health benefits as the agency tries to create benefits and education policies, Federal News Radio reported Friday.

Jason Miller writes the OPM’s bi-annual Federal Employee Benefits Survey is meant to determine whether federal employees know the health programs available to them and contains questions about their views on healthcare assistance.

OPM Director Elaine Kaplan told agency officials in an Aug. 13 memo the survey aims to gauge the importance and sufficiency of health benefits and align services with employee needs, according to the report.

The agency intends to randomly select employees to answer the poll questions over the next four weeks, the station reports.

Miller writes this is the second FEB survey following the first poll in 2011 where the OPM asked 3,000 employees about their opinions on retirement annuity, insurance, child care subsidy and telework.


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