Employee Engagement and Performance Study

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
District of Columbia
Organization Overview: 

OPM oversees all policy created to support Federal human resources departments — from classification and qualifications systems to hiring authorities and from performance management to pay, leave, and benefits. Along with making those policies, we are responsible for ensuring they are properly implemented and continue to be correctly carried out.

Through our initiatives, programs, and materials, we seek to recruit and hire the best talent; to train and motivate employees to achieve their greatest potential; and to constantly promote an inclusive work force defined by diverse perspectives.

OPM provides human resources, leadership, and support to Federal agencies and helps the Federal workforce achieve their aspirations as they serve the American people. " We're responsible for keeping the government running smoothly — a responsibility that has daily consequences for every citizen.

Project Name: 
Employee Engagement and Performance Study
Project Type: 
Performance Management
Project Overview: 

The scope of this effort would be to understand how scores from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) correlate to performance. Do organizations that have higher engagement scores and inclusion scores have higher performing employees? The research for this project would entail working with Federal agencies to review individual bureau or sub-component performance ratings and determine the correlation factor to FEVS scores over the same period of time.


The deliverable could be a white paper on findings and/or a briefing to the Federal Government Chief Human Capital Officer's Council.

Spots Available: 
Executive Only
To Apply: 

To apply for this project, please contact Cassie Tomkins at ctomkins@upenn.edu.

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Contact Information

Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829