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Employee Survey Opens, Ends July 1

The 2019 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) is scheduled to open on Monday, May 20 and will remain open for a 6-week period closing on Monday, July 1.  

This is your opportunity to provide input on a variety of topics within your organization, including work experience, leadership, diversity and inclusion. Your candid input helps make NIH a more engaging and fulfilling place to work.

NIH values your feedback and uses the survey results to make positive changes throughout the organization. FEVS is one of the fundamental ways the NIH community learns how to improve as a place to work and as an agency that sets standards of excellence in medical research.

The Office of Personnel Management sends an email invitation with a unique link to all eligible NIH employees (full- and part-time permanent, non-seasonal employees, on board on or before Oct. 27, 2018). The survey takes 20-25 minutes to complete and responses are confidential. 

In 2018, NIH reached its highest participation rate to date with 62.2 percent of all federal employees completing the survey (5.1 percentage points higher than 2017). This year, NIH hopes to sustain its increasing participation rate to ensure even more employees’ voices are heard. 

For questions about FEVS, visit or contact the Office of Human Resources at

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The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

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