Issue Briefs

Following is the portion of the recent Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey report showing the demographics of respondents.

Characteristic

Number
Responded

Percentage

Work Location

Headquarters

221,812

39%

Field

351,346

61%

Supervisory Status

Senior Leader

9,779

2%

Manager

39,097

7%

Supervisor

77,415

13%

Team Leader

82,614

14%

Non-Supervisor

368,024

64%

Gender

Male

311,968

56%

Female

248,170

44%

Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino/Spanish Origin

55,611

10%

Not Hispanic/Latino/Spanish Origin

507,436

90%

Race/National
Origin

American Indian or Alaska Native

13,148

2%

Asian

31,278

6%

Black or African American

79,695

15%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

3,992

1%

White

395,367

72%

Two or more races

23,610

4%

Minority Status

Minority

195,508

35%

Not Minority

357,231

65%

Age Group

25 and under

7,269

1%

26 – 29 years old

17,065

3%

30 – 39 years old

112,776

20%

40 – 49 years old

146,440

26%

50 – 59 years old

193,304

34%

60 years or older

86,438

15%

Generations

Traditionalists (born 1945 or earlier)

2,901

<1%

Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964)

214,585

35%

Generation X (born 1965 to 1980)

274,189

45%

Generation Y (born 1981 to 1996)

122,953

20%

Generation Z (born 1997 or later)

767

<1%

Pay Category

Federal Wage System

19,958

3%

GS 1– 6

24,754

4%

GS 7 – 12

243,706

42%

GS 13 – 15

233,657

41%

Senior Executive Service

5,438

1%

Senior Level (SL) or Scientific or Professional (ST)

2,136

<1%

Other

47,122

8%

Federal Tenure

Less than 1 year

10,877

2%

1 to 3 years

57,371

10%

4 to 5 years

44,089

8%

6 to 10 years

118,362

21%

11 to 14 years

95,082

17%

15 to 20 years

98,567

17%

More than 20 years

151,186

26%

Agency Tenure

Less than 1 year

20,114

3%

1 to 3 years

86,608

15%

4 to 5 years

57,807

10%

6 to 10 years

122,046

21%

11 to 14 years

89,113

15%

15 to 20 years

88,876

15%

More than 20 years

110,957

19%

Turnover Plans

No

381,939

66%

Yes, to retire

34,843

6%

Yes, to take another job within the Federal Government

108,494

19%

Yes, to take another job outside the Federal Government

23,857

4%

Yes, other

26,428

5%

Retirement Plans

Within one year

22,072

4%

Between one and three years

59,345

10%

Between three and five years

64,759

11%

Five or more years

426,595

74%

Transgender

Yes

2,058

<1%

No

555,018

100%

Sexual Orientation

Straight, that is not gay or lesbian

520,909

95%

Gay or Lesbian

12,083

2%

Bisexual

6,139

1%

Something else

10,708

2%

Military Service Status

No Prior Military Service

402,865

70%

Currently in National Guard or Reserves

10,806

2%

Retired

76,674

13%

Separated or Discharged

86,158

15%

Disability Status

With a Disability

80,102

14%

No Disability Indicated

485,786

86%

Highest Level of Education Completed

Less than High School

491

<1%

High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent

24,515

4%

Trade or Technical Certificate

12,845

2%

Some College (no degree)

78,678

14%

Associate’s Degree (e.g., AA, AS)

45,627

8%

Bachelor’s Degree (e.g., BA, BS)

199,413

35%

Master’s Degree (e.g., MA, MS, MBA)

150,841

26%

Doctoral/Professional Degree (e.g., PhD, MD, JD)

57,879

10%

*Source: OPM