2020 Public Service Employee Survey Results

The survey measured federal government employees’ opinions about their engagement, leadership, workforce, workplace, workplace well-being and compensation. 188,786 employees in 87 federal departments and agencies responded to the 2020 Public Service Employee Survey, for a response rate of 61%.


Results by question order

Public service, department, agency, and micro-organization results by numerical order of questions

Results by theme

Organizational results by theme, such as employee engagement, leadership, workforce, workplace

Results by employee groups

Results dashboards for equity seeking groups, executives, and official languages

Survey highlights

Overview of key survey findings

Open datasets

Open datasets of results by year, for public service and organizations, by demographics, and by organizational units

Question order of past surveys

Comparison of question order between previous years’ surveys

Demographic responses

Distribution of respondents by demographic characteristics

Results reports

Data visualization tool and reports

Workplace mental health dashboard

Scores related to psychological health and safety for federal public service organizations

Survey information

About the survey

Goal, timing, administrator, eligibility, and confidentiality

Participating organizations

List of participating departments and agencies

Survey questions

Questions forming the 2020 survey

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