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Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) Results

FEVS 2018 LogoThe National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to present results from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). The 2018 FEVS results indicate that the foundation is continuing to make year-over-year improvements to the workplace. NSF continues to make progress in the areas of employee engagement, employee satisfaction, and diversity and inclusion. As NSF moves through the remainder of 2018 and into 2019 we will continue to make progress in all areas as we renew efforts to address our challenges.

Highlights from NSF's 2017 FEVS results include:

  • NSF's scores on OPM's indices of Employee Engagement (75) and NEW IQ (68) both increased since 2017. Both index scores are eight percentage points above the governmentwide average.
  • NSF's score on OPM's index of Global Satisfaction remained steady at a desirable 74. This score is 10 percentage points above the governmentwide average.
  • Among medium-sized agencies NSF ranks fourth on Global Satisfaction and ranks fifth on both the Employee Engagement index and the New IQ index.
  • Across the entire federal government NSF ranks seventh on Employee Engagement and Global Satisfaction and ranks ninth on the NEW IQ index.

In 2018, NSF again had a high response rate. The 2018 FEVS for NSF was a census survey conducted from May 8 to June 19, 2018. The FEVS was administered to 1,240 eligible staff and of the 1,240 surveys administered, 940 were completed for a response rate of 76%.

RESULTS AND INFORMATION

  • 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

  • 2018 to 2011 FEVS NSF Historical Trends (PDF) | (XLSX)
  • 2015 to 2010 FEVS NSF Historical Trends (PDF)