Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
OPM asking feds' opinions of their health, wellness benefits
Friday - 8/16/2013, 3:09pm EDT
OPM has kicked off its bi-annual Federal Employee Benefits Survey in an effort to "measure the importance, adequacy and value of employee benefits to ensure that available benefits align with best practices and employee needs," acting OPM Director Elaine Kaplan wrote in a memo to agency executives Aug. 13. It was just posted online recently.
This is the second Federal Employee Benefits (FEB) survey. OPM conducted the first one in 2011 after removing the questions from the Employee Viewpoint Survey. In the first FEB survey, OPM asked a random sample of 3,000 employees about health and wellness issues, including questions on retirement annuity, life insurance, child care subsidy and telework.
The latest survey also will help OPM evaluate whether or not employees understand the flexibilities and benefits available to them, and it will ask questions about employees' perceptions of health status and healthy living assistance.
"As was the case in 2011, the 2013 FEBS will contain a section about the fully covered tobacco cessation benefit offered by all Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) Plans," Kaplan wrote.
OPM, once again, will randomly pick employees to fill out the survey over the next four weeks. Kaplan said OPM will use the results to develop benefits policy and education programs.