The latest version of the Federal Employee Benefits Survey is being sent out by email to about 40,000 randomly chosen employees. The survey asks for opinions about the importance, adequacy and value of employee benefits and whether they are serving employees’ needs. It also helps guide benefits policies and helps OPM evaluate whether employees understand what is available to them, OPM said in a memo to agencies. “Additionally, due to the ongoing focus on health and wellness programs across all federal agencies, the survey will capture information regarding employee tobacco use and health demographics,” it said. The survey, which last was administered in 2013 and before that in 2011, is separate from the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, which also asks some benefit-related questions.