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OMB has sent out the first of what will be a series of “pulse” surveys designed to “help inform the administration’s actions on how best to support the federal workforce,” beginning with the two dozen Cabinet departments and largest independent agencies.

“Each survey is a short pulse check and contains 3-4 embedded questions that cover three topics: employee engagement, inclusion, and the reentry process. The email links to the survey questions, which should take only a few minutes to complete,” said an announcement on performance.gov.

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“During this pilot, we plan to send three pulse surveys approximately every two months. The timing of the pulses will allow time to analyze the aggregated data, evaluate government-wide trends, and then adapt future pulse surveys. We will also pilot how best to summarize and share the insights from the pulses with agency leadership and employees,” it said.

The announcement is the latest in a series regarding surveys of federal workers recently started or set to begin soon, including the government-wide Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, the Federal Employee Benefits Survey of about 50,000 employees, and one to agency chief learning officers on learning and development programs.

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