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Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey gives voice to civilians’ opinions

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  • Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey is available for eligible Department of the Air Force employees now and will continue through June 23.

The feedback civilian employees gave in 2022 has earned the service the no. 9 ranking for large agencies by the Partnership for Public Service’s “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” in 2022.

The FEVS is a government-wide, Office of Personnel Management- administered survey for federal civilian employees first available in 2002. The survey includes questions about employees’ work-life, job and organizational satisfaction, commitment, engagement, performance management, and communication. The 2023 FEVS also includes questions to measure performance confidence and employee perception of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.

FEVS results allow managers to identify where improvement efforts have been successful and where improvements within a specific work unit may be necessary.

Based on concerns expressed in the survey, the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command conducted supervisor training on appraisal processes, award options, and methods to address poor performance. The command’s goal has been to improve communication on information about civilian employees.

FEVS data points have guided Air Force Global Strike Command’s creation of barrier analysis working groups related to recruitment, retention, and promotion.

Air Force Material Command has incorporated their FEVS results into a Demographic Diversity Dashboard. Additionally, survey data is used for barrier analysis review of practices, policies, and procedures.

Eligible civilian employees employed as of Nov. 30, 2022, will receive a link for the survey via an email from OPM. The survey invitation and OPM reminder emails will come from “Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey-AF<” between now and June 23. Employees are also reminded to check their spam and junk mail folders.  Employees may contact the OPM FEVS Helpdesk at ‘’ if they feel they are eligible but have not received the survey invitation.

To-date response rates are available on the myFSS Civilian page rotator.

For more information about the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, visit

Editor’s note: The 2023 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey has reopened the for eligible DAF civilian employees and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. EST on July 14. The site was temporarily shut down as a precaution in response to a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency advisory.

Eligible employees who did not complete the survey before the shutdown will receive a new link from ''