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Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) Results

FEVS 2020 Logo The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to present results from the 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). The 2020 FEVS results indicate that the foundation is continuing to build on over five years of steadily improving results. NSF continues to make progress in the areas of employee engagement, and employee satisfaction. As NSF moves through the remainder of 2021 and into 2022, we remain committed to our efforts to make NSF the best place to work in the Federal government. The 2020 FEVS for NSF was a census survey conducted from September 21 to November 6, 2020. The FEVS was administered to 1,190 eligible staff and 927 surveys were completed for a response rate of 78%.

Highlights from NSF's 2020 FEVS results include:

  • NSF's scores on OPM's indices of Employee Engagement (83) increased by six percentage points since 2019. NSF's index score on Employee Engagement is 11 points higher than the government-wide average and eight percentage points higher than other medium-sized agencies.
  • Across the entire federal government, NSF now ranks fifth on OPM's Employee Engagement Index and third on OPM's Global Satisfaction Index.
  • NSF's score on OPM's Global Satisfaction index increased by six percentage points from 76 to 82. This score is 13 percentage points above the government-wide average, and 11 percentage points above other medium-sized agencies.
  • Among medium-sized agencies, NSF now ranks third on OPM's Employee Engagement Index and second on OPM's Global Satisfaction Index.
  • NewIQ index scores were not available in 2020 due to OPM changes in FEVS content to allow room for COVID-related items.

RESULTS AND INFORMATION

  • 2020 FEVS Results - Agency Management Report (PDF) | Annual Employee Survey Data (PDF)
  • 2019 FEVS Results - Agency Management Report (PDF) | Annual Employee Survey Data (PDF)
  • 2018 FEVS Results - Agency Management Report (PDF) | Annual Employee Survey Data (PDF)
  • 2017 FEVS Results - Agency Management Report (PDF) | Annual Employee Survey Data (PDF)
  • 2016 FEVS Results - Agency Management Report (PDF) | Annual Employee Survey Data (PDF)
  • 2015 FEVS Results - Agency Management Report (PDF) | Annual Employee Survey Data (PDF)
  • 2014 FEVS Results - Agency Management Report (PDF) | Annual Employee Survey Data (PDF)
  • 2013 FEVS Results - Agency Management Report (PDF) | Annual Employee Survey Data (XLSX)
  • 2012 FEVS Results - Agency Management Report (PDF) | Annual Employee Survey Data (XLSX)

HISTORICAL TRENDS

  • 2020 to 2011 FEVS NSF Historical Trends (PDF) | (XLSX)