Employee Survey Reports
GSA understands the strong link between “engaged” or motivated employees and organizational success. Engaged employees are committed to quality and customer service. Engaged employees will find ways to overcome obstacles. Engaged employees are strong advocates for their organization and are willing to take on new challenges.
Since 2002, GSA has conducted its own employee workforce engagement surveys. These surveys provide valuable insight into employee perceptions about working at GSA. Survey data helps our managers ensure that we maintain a highly engaged and motivated workforce that continues to deliver quality goods and services to our customers.
In 2004, Congress mandated that all federal agencies conduct surveys of their employees. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) began to administer a Governmentwide survey, known as the Federal Human Capital Survey, to assess employee perceptions about their work environment and work experiences. GSA has participated in every OPM survey.
Survey results are also used to identify the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government. The Partnership for Public Service and American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation (ISPPI) use employee survey data to rank agencies for ten workplace categories such as: Support for Diversity, Employee Skills/Mission Match, Strategic Management, Effective Leadership, Family Friendly Culture, Work/Life Balance, Training and Development, Teamwork, Pay and Benefits, and Performance. The "Best Places to Work" surveys started in 2003 and have continued in 2005, 2007, and 2009 - 2011. GSA has ranked among the top ten agencies each time these rankings have been issued.
2012 Survey Results
From April 4 - May 11, 2012 the Office of Personnel Management administered the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey as a first-ever census survey to GSA's 12,173 GSA employees, Over 6,500 employees completed the survey for a 54.2 percent response rate. Survey results are used by GSA to measure employee satisfaction with regard to many factors such as leadership, diversity, knowledge management, benefits, training, recruitment, and the work environment. This feedback is very helpful in identifying changes needed to human capital strategies and programs.
Summary survey reports are available below:
GSA's 2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results [PDF - 552 KB]
GSA's 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results [PDF - .98 MB]
GSA’s 2010 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results [Word - 35 KB]
GSA’s 2008 Federal Human Capital Survey Results Word - 59 KB]
GSA’s 2007 Workforce Engagement Survey Results [Word - 1.08 MB]