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Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) Results

FEVS 2019 LogoThe National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to present results from the 2019 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). The 2019 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, employee satisfaction, and inclusion. As NSF moves through the remainder of 2019 and into 2020, we remain committed to our efforts to make NSF the best place to work in the Federal government.

Highlights from NSF's 2019 FEVS results include:

  • Among medium-sized agencies NSF now ranks third on all three of OPM's major indices: Employee Engagement, New IQ, and Global Satisfaction.
  • Across the entire federal government NSF ranks sixth on both Employee Engagement and Global Satisfaction and ranks seventh on the NEW IQ index.
  • NSF's scores on OPM's indices of Employee Engagement (77) and the NEW IQ (70) both increased by one percentage point since 2018. NSF's index score on Employee Engagement is nine points higher than the government-wide average and NSF scored eight points higher than the government-wide average on the NEW IQ index.
  • NSF's score on OPM's Global Satisfaction index increased by two percentage points to 76. This score is 11 percentage points above the government-wide average.

In 2019, NSF again had a high response rate. The 2019 FEVS for NSF was a census survey conducted from May 21 to July 2, 2019. The FEVS was administered to 1,215 eligible staff and 865 surveys were completed for a response rate of 71%.

RESULTS AND INFORMATION

  • 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

  • 2019 to 2011 FEVS NSF Historical Trends (PDF) | (XLSX)
  • 2018 to 2011 FEVS NSF Historical Trends (PDF) | (XLSX)
  • 2015 to 2010 FEVS NSF Historical Trends (PDF)