In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, Congress established a requirement for agencies to conduct an annual survey of their employees to assess employee satisfaction, as well as leadership and management practices that contribute to agency performance. The law requires OPM to prescribe survey questions all agencies must assess and report annually. OPM worked with the Chief Human Capital Officers Council to develop the core set of survey items shown in this appendix, which were included on the 2004 Federal Human Capital Survey to provide systematic baseline measures.
This report contains weighted results for each question in the 2004 Federal Human Capital Survey that provide systematic baseline measures. "# of respondents" is the actual number of respondents to each question. Reported percentages and the "# of respondents" for each question are based on all answers, including "Do not know." The "Positive Response" column includes the sum of percentages for positive responses (e.g., % Strongly Agree + % Agree).