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Results of First Ever Work Life Survey

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administered the first Government-wide Federal Work Life Survey. The survey was conducted from January to March 2017 and provided a positive association between employee use of work-life programs and high organizational performance.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administered the first Government-wide Federal Work Life Survey. The survey was conducted from January to March 2017 and provided a positive association between employee use of work-life programs and high organizational performance.

The survey found that employees are satisfied with their use of work schedule flexibilities (80%), telework (76%), and employee assistance programs (60%), but considerably less satisfied with health and wellness programs (38%) and family and dependent care programs (30%). Most employees (83%) reported that their professional and personal and/or family life needs interfere with each other to some degree. Across all of the items, nearly all Federal employees (96%) expressed the desire to use one or more work-life programs. The report found that supervisors are supportive of employee needs, but not work-life programs: only about half of employees (46%) indicate they experience positive supervisory support for the use of work-life programs.

Read the full survey results here.

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