The Office of Personnel Management wants to find out what federal employees think about their benefits and what Senior Executive Service members think about their career program.

In a memo to the government’s top personnel managers, known as the chief human capital officers, OPM Director John Berry said the benefits survey is designed “to measure the importance, adequacy and value of employee benefits to ensure that available benefits align with best practices and employee needs. The [survey] will also help to evaluate whether or not federal employees understand the flexibilities and benefits available to them. Additionally, with a renewed focus on health and wellness programs across all federal agencies, the survey will capture information regarding employee health status as well as health demographics.”

The benefits survey will be sent by e-mail to 3,000 randomly selected employees.

The SES survey will cover recruitment, appointment, performance management, development, and retention according to a separate memo from Berry. He said “OPM will make the survey available via e-mail to all career, non-career, and limited term SES members” and encouraged the personnel managers to ask all SES members to respond to the survey.


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