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Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS)

Each year, the Department of Commerce conducts the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) administered by the Office of Personnel Management. The FEVS measures employees' perceptions of whether, and to what extent, conditions characteristic of successful organizations are present in the agency. The FEVS serves as a tool for employees to share their perceptions in many critical areas including their work experiences, their agency, and leadership.

Survey results are analyzed at the Department, bureau, and lower levels to help inform decision-making and to allow managers to see where improvements within their work units are necessary.  A sample of actions taken at the Department of Commerce in response to FEVS feedback is available here. 

The Partnership for Public Service in conjunction with the Boston Consulting Group also uses the results to determine the Best Places to Work in Federal Government rankings available at the Best Places to Work website. Additionally, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Office of Management and Budget uses results to evaluate agency progress in organizational performance based upon employee feedback.

2023 FEVS Overview

  • Survey Administration Dates: Week of May 15, 2023 - July 14, 2023
  • Survey Type: Census
  • Eligibility: All non-political Commerce employees on board on or before November 2022 found in the National Finance Center (NFC)
  • Questions? Email EVCM@opm.gov for inquiries regarding survey
  • 2023 FEVS FAQs
  • 2023 FEVS Results (NEW)

Previous Year Results

FEVS Resources