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2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS)

Thank you to all the USDA employees that participated in the 2016 FEVS! The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) was administered from April 27, 2016 through June 8, 2016, to a sample of permanent full and part-time USDA employees, totaling 22,878 employees. USDA’s response rate was 61.3%, 15.50 percentage points above the Government-wide response rate.


360 Degree Assessment for all USDA SESs

Leadership is critical to the success of USDA work. Continual learning, one of the foundational requirements of executive development, involves understanding one’s own strengths and areas for improvement, and using that information to plan one’s own executive development activities. Co-workers, peers and colleagues provide insightful input needed to develop an effective executive development plan. This is why most effective organizations use 360 degree/multi-rater reviews to provide feedback to help executives grow and improve.

“In support of the FY 2014 USDA Cultural Transformation (CT) Action Plan’s Leadership action item which states that “All SES personnel will have a 360 degree assessment through FY-14,” the USDA Virtual University (VU) and AgLearn have scheduled multiple dates for SESs to receive a 360? assessment in order to meet this CT milestone.

Importantly, the results from USDA delivered assessments are completely confidential, may not be used as part of a performance evaluation, and are only for use by the individual leader for his or her own executive development.

Note: If you completed a 360° assessment in 2013, or are scheduled to complete one in 2014 that is offered either by your agency or an outside vendor, please reach out to your Point of Contact to get credit for completing the assessment.



Completing the 360° Assessment