Surveys Confirm Federal Employee Support For Telework
In an NTEU survey, more than 13,800 frontline federal employees from 33 agencies and departments shared their experiences teleworking during the past year. According to the survey, 92 percent called their telework experience “successful” and two-thirds reported an uptick in productivity.
The vast majority of federal employees – 94 percent – said they would like the option of teleworking additional days after the pandemic subsides.
Results of the 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released yesterday, confirm NTEU's findings. Sixty-five percent of employees who took the FEVS survey said expanded telework supported their well-being over the last year. Around 87 percent agreed that their work unit produced high quality work, and 86 percent said their unit achieved its goals throughout 2020.
“NTEU has been a pioneer in building telework programs into contracts where we represent employees, and wherever possible, we intended to expand those telework options post-pandemic," said National President Tony Reardon.
In case you missed it, NTEU's survey made headlines in the media including in Federal News Network and FCW.