The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced that it will be administering the Federal Employee Benefits Survey this fall. The survey will be e-mailed to a random sample of approximately 40,000 federal employees nationwide, administered confidentially, and responses will be made available on OPM’s web site at an aggregate level.
The survey, last administered in 2015, is designed to solicit the value federal employees place on employee benefit programs, and to garner what additional information and types of communications employees need and desire to better understand benefit offerings. The survey will include questions regarding:
- Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)
- Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
- Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS)
- Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)
- Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)
- Retirement Annuity (pensions)
- Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
- Tobacco Cessation and Wellness Programs
At a time when federal employee benefit programs are under attack, it is my hope that contacted employees will take time to respond fully to the survey, and illustrate unequivocally the important role of comprehensive health insurance and retirement benefits to employees and their families, as well as for recruitment and retention purposes.