DOI Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) is an annual tool for employees to share their perceptions about their work experiences, their agency, and leadership. Employee feedback is voluntary, confidential, and anonymous.

FY 2022 FEVS at a Glance:

  • Administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on behalf of the Department of the Interior (DOI);
  • Conducted June 6, 2022, through July 22, 2022;
  • Disseminated to a full census of the DOI Workforce, not a sample population;
  • Expanded eligibility to non-permanent, seasonal, and intermittent employees;
  • Detailed reporting resumed at the lower-level offices; and
  • Offered the opportunity to provide feedback on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) initiatives, pandemic-related issues, and other workplace flexibilities, in addition to the core survey questions.

The Department of the Interior is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment. DOI strives to ensure workplaces that are safe and engaging, whether an employee is remote, teleworking or at one of DOI’s 2,400 operating locations.

For FY 2022, the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) included questions that support implementation of Executive Order 14035:  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce

FY 2022 FEVS By the Numbers:

  •  57,689 DOI employees received the survey
  •  27,014 (47 percent) of those employees completed the survey

The Department’s Employee Engagement Index (EEI) score was the same as the score in FY 2021 and remained at 70 percent in FY 2022. The EEI measures the extent to which an agency created an environment conducive to high employee satisfaction with their job and commitment to the organization and mission.

The Department’s Global Satisfaction Index (GSI) score decreased from 65 percent in FY 2021 to 63 percent in FY 2022. The GSI measures employees’ satisfaction with their job, pay and the organization.

The Department’s Performance Confidence Index (PCI) score was the same as the score in FY 2021 and remained at 84 percent in FY 2022. The PCI measures employees’ belief that their work unit improved in processes, product, services, outcome, and achieve organizationally.

The Department’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) score, which is a new index for FY 2022, was 70 percent.  The DEIA measures employees’ belief that their organization is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Our employees’ responses on the FY 2022 FEVS reflect their resilience during the continued an unprecedented time. Based on the survey results, our workforce demonstrated that, despite the uncertainties and hardships encountered throughout the COVID-19 emergency, we remain committed to accomplishing critical work and delivering public services to the American people.

Key data from the results of the FY 2022 FEVS pandemic-related questions:

  • The Department’s FY 2022 telework participation rate as reported by FEVS respondents is 64 percent and remote work is 14 percent. DOI's FY 2022 telework participation rate remained higher than the Government-wide FY 2022 telework participation rate of 55 percent. The ability to telework is one of the key drivers of employee satisfaction and maximizes organizational performance.
  • DOI respondents indicated that 77 percent of their senior leaders and 88 percent of their supervisors demonstrated a commitment to their health and safety. Employees who feel their health and safety is a priority are likelier to remain dedicated to accomplishing their mission work.  
  • In FY 2022, 57 percent of DOI's workforce was not physically present on the worksite, and 61 percent of DOI's re-entry work arrangements are fair in accounting for employees' diverse needs and situations.

Your Feedback is Our Future!

Based on survey feedback, the Department instituted the following work flexibilities to continue to promote work-life balance for employees and a safe work environment:

  • Expanded core telework opportunities to include supervisory and managerial employees, and
  • Remote work arrangements for eligible employees who initiated the remote work requests and met and maintain acceptable performance criteria to accomplish DOI's mission.

In addition, the Department's active implementation of Executive Order 14035 demonstrates that DOI is fully committed to DEIA in principle and practive.

For DOI employees only, visit the DOI FEVS SharePoint for more information about our FY 2022 results (you must be connected to the DOI network to open the dashboard and expand to full screen to view all the data).  DOI leadership will continue to leverage the FEVS and other survey results to ensure our work environment is safe and inclusive.

Click the links below to view FEVS results:

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