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My Coast Guard
Commentary | July 10, 2023

Civilians: one day left to complete your FEVS

By MyCG Staff


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) thought it could beat the Coast Guard’s showing in response rates for the annual Office of Personnel Management Federal Employment Viewpoint Survey (OPM FEVS). You’ve got them scrambling and, with one day to go, we can prove FEMA wrong. 

Current Response Rates 

With a whomping 51.7% response rate, the Coast Guard has pulled ahead and has a sizeable lead over FEMA, which sits at 43%! Way to answer the call! Let’s keep the heat on and finish strong!  

Take your survey by July 14 to make sure you snag your three hours of extra leave! Commands, please remind and encourage your civilian employees to take their FEVS. 

Employees should use work time to respond to the survey, which takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. As always, the survey is confidential. OPM aggregates all the data and does not provide individual responses to DHS or the Coast Guard to ensure anonymity.  

The FEMA FEVS Challenge is not just fun and games — the survey results are taken very seriously. Your feedback leads to real change for both civilians and uniformed members. The results also populate the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, which provide potential job seekers insights into how federal employees view their agencies. 

Here are just a few initiatives that exist because of the FEVS: 

Questions? e-mailed you the survey May 16. Didn't receive a survey? First, confirm you are eligible based on ANCHR 23-33. Second, check your junk mail folder. Third, email for assistance. 

Your participation in the 2023 FEVS drives the Coast Guard forward to remain an employer of choice. Invest 20-30 minutes of your day to make a positive difference in the workplace.  

Take your FEVS, get three hours of extra leave! 

Vice Adm. Paul Thomas has authorized three hours of excused absence for all civilians who complete the survey, subject to supervisor approval. Instructions for requesting and documenting leave will be communicated from the Office of Civilian Human Resources. 

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