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DHS Releases Results of 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Release Date: 
October 12, 2017

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON – Today, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released its 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) results. This government-wide survey was administered to over one million employees throughout 80 agencies, including a sample of 96,776 DHS employees.

Of the 15 cabinet-level agencies surveyed, DHS achieved the largest increase in both the Employee Engagement Index (EEI) and the Global Satisfaction Index (GSI). The DHS EEI increased four percentage points from 2016-2017 and the GSI increased six percentage points during the same time period.

The EEI is made up of three subcategories in which the survey questions are organized: Leaders Lead, Supervisors, and Intrinsic Work Experience. The GSI measures employee satisfaction with four aspects related to their work: their job, pay, organization, and whether or not they would recommend their organization as a good place to work.

DHS has taken tremendous strides in recent years to ensure that its workforce feels supported, empowered, and equipped to successfully execute the duties and responsibilities necessary to keep our Nation secure. To further these efforts, Acting Secretary Duke launched a Year of Leadership at the beginning of October 2017 to reinforce the culture of leadership excellence that exists at DHS and to promote resources and tools for the Department’s current and future supervisors and managers so that they may receive the training and education required for effective leadership.

DHS is comprised of nearly 240,000 dedicated professionals who have committed themselves to keeping our nation, our people and our way of life safe.  Working across the Department, DHS looks forward to continued progress on the FEVS in the years ahead.

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Last Published Date: October 12, 2017
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