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Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Is Open Sept. 21-Nov. 2

A poster reminds people to share feedback, take the employee viewpoint survey.

The 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) will be open Monday, Sept. 21 through Nov. 2. The survey gives eligible federal employees an annual opportunity to provide confidential feedback about their work satisfaction, leadership and work/life balance. This year, the survey will include an extensive section on the impact of Covid-19. 

Last year, more than 11,000 employees took the survey. Results from FEVS are communicated to NIH and IC leadership as soon as they become available and are used to develop specific programs and resources aimed at making NIH and its institutes and centers a better place to work. Each IC has designated representatives who focus on communicating FEVS results to staff and are tasked with conducting actionable plans to ensure NIH continues to be employees’ leader of choice when it comes to employee engagement.  

NIH has posted all 2019 IC-specific FEVS results to a public FEVS website (https:// in order to enhance leadership accountability and open up conversation about how NIH can provide a safe, effective and engaging workplace for all employees. 

FEVS is administered by the Office of Personnel Management and will be available to full- and part-time permanent, non-seasonal employees, on-board on or before Oct. 26, 2019. Currently, contractors are not eligible for FEVS participation. 

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