OPM has said that in the upcoming months it will issue the results of its initial Federal Work-Life Survey, administered early this year with a goal of better understanding how well programs such as telework and flexible working schedules fill employees’ needs.

“These survey results will be used to help evaluate the relationship between work-life programs and organizational benefits. Finally, senior leaders and managers will be able to consider these results as they make decisions regarding these programs,” OPM said in a recent announcement.


OPM includes some work-life related questions in its annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey–whose initial results also are expected in the near future–but the main focus of that survey involves attitudes toward working conditions, personnel practices and management. That survey goes to virtually all federal workers.