5 CFR 250.302 - Survey requirements.

§ 250.302 Survey requirements.
(a) Each executive agency must conduct an annual survey of its employees containing the definitions and each question in this subpart.
(b) Each executive agency may include survey questions unique to the agency in addition to the prescribed employee survey questions under paragraph (c) of this section.
(c) The definitions and 45 prescribed employee survey questions and response choices are listed in the following tables:
Key terms Definitions
Agency An executive agency as defined in 5 U.S.C. 105.
Executives Members of the Senior Executive Service or equivalent.
Leaders An agency's management team. This includes anyone with supervisory or managerial duties.
Managers Those individuals in management positions who typically supervise one or more supervisors.
Organization An agency, office, or division.
Supervisors First-line supervisors who do not supervise other supervisors; typically those who are responsible for employees' performance appraisals and approval of their leave.
Team leaders Those who provide employees with day-to-day guidance in work projects, but do not have supervisory responsibilities or conduct performance appraisals.
Work unit An immediate work unit headed by an immediate supervisor.
Employee survey questions Employee response choices
Personal Work Experiences
(1) The people I work with cooperate to get the job done Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree.
(2) I am given a real opportunity to improve my skills in my organization Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree.
(3) My work gives me a feeling of personal accomplishment Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree.
(4) I like the kind of work I do Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree.
(5) I have trust and confidence in my supervisor Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree.
(6) Overall, how good a job do you feel is being done by your immediate supervisor/team leader? Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor, or Very Poor.
Recruitment, Development & Retention
(7) The workforce has the job-relevant knowledge and skills necessary to accomplish organizational goals Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(8) My work unit is able to recruit people with the right skills Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(9) I know how my work relates to the agency's goals and priorities Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(10) The work I do is important Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(11) Physical conditions (for example, noise level, temperature, lighting, cleanliness in the workplace) allow employees to perform their jobs well Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(12) Supervisors/team leaders in my work unit support employee development Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(13) My talents are used well in the workplace Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(14) My training needs are assessed Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
Performance Culture
(15) Promotions in my work unit are based on merit Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(16) In my work unit, steps are taken to deal with a poor performer who cannot or will not improve Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(17) Creativity and innovation are rewarded Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(18) In my most recent performance appraisal, I understood what I had to do to be rated at different performance levels (e.g., Fully Successful, Outstanding) Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or No Basis to Judge.
(19) In my work unit, differences in performance are recognized in a meaningful way Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(20) Pay raises depend on how well employees perform their jobs Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree or Do Not Know.
(21) My performance appraisal is a fair reflection of my performance Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(22) Discussions with my supervisor/team leader about my performance are worthwhile Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(23) Managers/supervisors/team leaders work well with employees of different backgrounds Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(24) My supervisor supports my need to balance work and family issues Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
Leadership
(25) I have a high level of respect for my organization's senior leaders Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(26) In my organization, leaders generate high levels of motivation and commitment in the workforce Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(27) Managers review and evaluate the organization's progress toward meeting its goals and objectives Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(28) Employees are protected from health and safety hazards on the job Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(29) Employees have a feeling of personal empowerment with respect to work processes Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(30) My workload is reasonable Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(31) Managers communicate the goals and priorities of the organization Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
(32) My organization has prepared employees for potential security threats Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree Nor Disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, or Do Not Know.
Job Satisfaction
(33) How satisfied are you with the information you receive from management on what's going on in your organization? Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Neither Satisfied Nor Dissatisfied, Dissatisfied, or Very Dissatisfied.
(34) How satisfied are you with your involvement in decisions that affect your work? Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Neither Satisfied Nor Dissatisfied, Dissatisfied, or Very Dissatisfied.
(35) How satisfied are you with your opportunity to get a better job in your organization? Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Neither Satisfied Nor Dissatisfied, Dissatisfied, or Very Dissatisfied.
(36) How satisfied are you with the recognition you receive for doing a good job? Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Neither Satisfied Nor Dissatisfied, Dissatisfied, or Very Dissatisfied.
(37) How satisfied are you with the policies and practices of your senior leaders? Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Neither Satisfied Nor Dissatisfied, Dissatisfied, or Very Dissatisfied.
(38) How satisfied are you with the training you receive for your present job? Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Neither Satisfied Nor Dissatisfied, Dissatisfied, or Very Dissatisfied.
(39) Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your job? Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Neither Satisfied Nor Dissatisfied, Dissatisfied, or Very Dissatisfied.
(40) Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your pay? Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Neither Satisfied Nor Dissatisfied, Dissatisfied, or Very Dissatisfied.
Demographics (for agencies with 800 or more employees)
(41) What is your supervisory status? a. Non-Supervisor: You do not supervise other employees.b. Team Leader: You are not an official supervisor; you provide employees with day-to-day guidance in work projects, but do not have supervisory responsibilities or conduct performance appraisals. c. Supervisor: You are responsible for employees' performance appraisals and approval of their leave, but you do not supervise other supervisors. d. Manager: You are in a management position and supervise one or more supervisors. e. Executive: Member of the Senior Executive Service or equivalent.
(42) Are you a. Male.b. Female.
(43) Are you Hispanic or Latino? a. Yes.b. No.
(44) Please select the racial category or categories with which you most closely identify (Please select one or more) a. White.b. Black or African American. c. Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. d. Asian. e. American Indian or Alaska Native.
(45) What is your agency subcomponent? (If Applicable) An agency provided list of major divisions, bureaus, or other components one level below the agency/department.

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