Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

The Office of Personnel Management's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) measures overall employee satisfaction in areas such as, effective leadership, employee skills aligning with agency mission, pay and work/life balance.  

These results of the FEVS are reviewed and analyzed to determine patterns and themes to identify the agency’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and will be used to guide improvement efforts.

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS)

The FEVS is a tool that allows employees to share FEVS Logotheir perceptions of their agency in many critical work experience areas. The results of the survey provide agency leaders insight into areas where successes have been made, as well as areas where improvements are needed.  

The 2021 Federal Employee Survey includes 44 items that measure federal employees’ perceptions about how effectively agencies manage their workforce.  This is a reduction from the 85 questions contained in recent surveys. This  change was made by OPM to accommodate 6 COVID related questions.  The 2021 survey also contained pandemic specific questions related to agency pandemic response, employment demographics and personal demographics items along with a test survey to help improve the survey and determine new content for the OPM FEVS in 2022 and beyond. The agency uses demographic data to track agency performance year-over-year.

The survey includes eight topic areas: photo collage

  • Work Experience
  • Work Unit
  • Agency
  • Supervisor
  • Leadership
  • Satisfaction
  • Telework
  • Work/Life Programs

Small Agency Management Report: Each year, OPM’s Small Agency Management Report (SAM) provides each agency an overview of FEVS results and can be helpful in providing a starting point for analysis.  The SAM for the agency highlights both areas of needed focus to easily identify issues to take action for improvement and important agency successes.

Agency Trend Report: OPM’s Annual Agency Trends Report provides a data heavy, questions by question review of the agency’s FEVS results to include trend analysis from previous years.

The most recent CFTC FEVS Results:

  • 2020 Small Agency Management Report (PDF
  • 2020 Annual Employee Survey (AES) Report (PDF)

Historical Archives for all CFTC FEVS Reports

  • 2020 Small Agency Management Report (PDF)
  • 2019 Small Agency Management Report (PDF)
  • 2018 Small Agency Management Report (PDF)
  • 2017 Small Agency Management Report (PDF)
  • Agency Trend 2017 (PDF)
  • Agency Trend 2016 (PDF)
  • 2015 Small Agency Management Report (PDF)
  • Agency Trend 2015 (PDF)
  • 2014 Small Agency Management Report (PDF)
  • Agency Trend 2014 (PDF)
  • 2013 Small Agency Management Report (PDF)