FedViews has been updated to include important changes OPM has made to FEVS 2020. When results from the survey are released, Federal agencies can use FedViews to automate analyses of the new streamlined survey, as well as new questions about the effects of COVID-19 on Federal employees.
FEVS 2019 data has been released and there are significant changes from last year to this year. While it is important to acknowledge year-to-year changes, agency leaders should look at FEVS data over multiple years to track trends in employee responses - especially areas that have trended upwards or downwards over multiple years.
Merit-based values in the federal workplace were created with a specific purpose in mind. Ideally, these values are designed to uphold and apply key principles in all decisions made when it comes to hiring, compensation, recognition, performance management, training, and retention.
The ability to develop and apply skills at work is very important to Federal employees. In order for agency leadership to foster a thriving workforce, prudent talent management is required.
Workforce analytics is constantly developing and maturing, and federal workforce analytics is no exception.
Formal incentives such as cash awards are only one way leadership can acknowledge individual contributions to the agency mission. Agencies can use other methods and strategies to reward and recognize employees, such as informal and honorary awards that recognize employees’ performance and value to the organization.
Agencies should begin evaluating the strategies used in 2019 to encourage participation in FEVS. All employees should be reminded that they have one week remaining to complete the FEVS survey and the value of their participation.