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Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) Results

FEVS 2021 Logo The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to present results from the 2021 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). The 2021 FEVS results indicate that the foundation is continuing to build on multiple years of steady improvements. NSF continues to make progress in the areas of employee engagement, and employee satisfaction. Our high scores help make NSF a top-five place to work in the Federal government according to the Partnership for Public Service. As NSF moves into a hybrid work environment during the remainder of 2022 and into 2023, we remain committed to our efforts to make NSF the best place to work in the Federal government. The 2021 FEVS for NSF was a census survey conducted from the week of November 8 to December 10. The FEVS was administered to 1,354 eligible NSF staff and 905 surveys were completed for a response rate of 67%. The governmentwide response rate was 34% and the response rate for medium-sized agencies was 57%. Scores for OPM's NewIQ index were not available in 2021 due to changes in FEVS content made by OPM to allow room for COVID-related items. OPM only reported results to one level below the agency level in 2021.

Highlights from NSF's 2021 FEVS results include:

  • NSF's index scores increased on both the Employee Engagement and Global Satisfaction indices
    • NSF's score on OPM's Employee Engagement index score increased from 83 to 84 in 2021
    • NSF's score on OPM's Global Satisfaction index score increased from 82 to 84 in 2021
  • NSF employee's positive perceptions of performance recognition remain high in 2021
    • The score on the FEVS recognition item remained at high at 82% in 2021

RESULTS AND INFORMATION

  • 2021 FEVS Results - Agency Management Report | Annual Employee Survey Data (PDF)
  • 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

  • 2021 to 2011 FEVS NSF Historical Trends (PDF) | (XLSX)