2022 Annual Employee Survey Results

Public Law (5 CFR Part 250; Subpart C - Employee Surveys), requires Federal agencies to administer an Annual Employee Survey and post the results for public access. This report includes information on the mandated survey questions from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

2022 Survey Details and Changes from 2021

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has administered the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) annually since 2010 (and biannually from 2002 to 2008). The OPM FEVS is an organizational climate survey and assesses how employees jointly experience the policies, practices, and procedures characteristic of their agency and its leadership.

FEVS Results:

Four FEVS indices are used to measure our progress in: (a) strengthening employee engagement; (b) improving employee satisfaction; (c) increasing employees’ perceptions of workplace effectiveness; and (d) improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility to align with Executive Order 14035.

Content changes:

  • Seven Agency Specific Items (ASIs) to learn about employees’ experiences related to harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
  • A new Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Index to align with Executive Order 14035, using questions tested on the 2021 survey.
  • Several questions to understand ongoing responses to the pandemic and return to the worksite. 
  • Test items to assess, among others, customer experience and autonomy.

Core Survey Results Summary

For the fifth year in a row, DOE had the highest response rate among large agencies (large agencies have 10,000-74,999 Federal employees). A total of 12,378 DOE Federal employees received the survey and 8,587 completed it, for a response rate of 69%, compared to 46% for large agencies and 35% government-wide.