About the NEA

NEA Federal Human Capital Surveys


The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, formerly known as the Federal Human Capital Survey, is a tool that measures employees' perceptions of whether, and to what extent, conditions characterizing successful organizations are present in their agencies. The first administration of this groundbreaking survey took place in 2002. OPM conducted the survey again in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011. In part, the survey:

  • Provide general indicators of how well the Federal Government is running its human resources management systems.
  • Serve as a tool for OPM to assess individual agencies and their progress on Strategic Management of Human Capital.
  • Give senior managers critical information to answer the question: What can I do to make my agency work better?

For Government-wide responses, go to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management site.