The Office of Personnel Management has conducted the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and found that this year’s global satisfaction index rose by 3 percentage points to 64, up from 61 percent in 2016.
OPM said Thursday it polled 486,105 federal employees from approximately 80 agencies for the 2017 FEVS report and found that government-wide employee engagement reached a score of 67 percent, an increase of 2 percentage points over the previous year.
The overall new inclusion quotient score that evaluates employee diversity and collaboration in agencies reached 60 percent, the highest score since OPM conducted the survey in 2013.
“FEVS results point the way to stronger workplaces,” said Kathy McGettigan, acting OPM director.
“The ongoing actions of federal leadership and employees are key to building on the positive gains we have made over the last few years, while addressing areas in need of improvement,” she added.
The agency noted that nearly 100 percent across FEVS items stayed the same or reflected a hike over last year and among the areas that showed the largest increases include organizational satisfaction, management communication and supervisory relationships.