2011 OPM SES Survey Results | United States Department Of Defense | General Services Administration

Senior Executive Service

Survey Results for
Fiscal Year 2011

May 2012

a New Day for Federal Service

Table of Contents

Executive Summary .......................................................................................................................2

Background ....................................................................................................................................3

Overall Results ...............................................................................................................................3

Executive Development ...............................................................................................................5

Performance Management and Pay ..............................................................................................7

Recruitment and Appointment .....................................................................................................9

Demographics .............................................................................................................................11

Appendix 1: Survey Response Rates Per Agency .....................................................................15

Appendix 2: Survey Results Per Question Per Agency ............................................................16

Appendix 3: Governmentwide Survey Results Comparison 2008 to 2011 ...........................131

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Executive Summary

In mid-2011, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) surveyed all career, non-career
and limited term Senior Executive Service (SES) members. 1 The survey was designed to gather
information about the strengths and challenges in the SES, from the perspective of its current
members, and received a 65% response rate from eligible executives.
The 2011 SES survey results indicate the following findings:
• Pride in SES and Accountability for Results - An overwhelming majority of
executives: take pride in being members of the SES (94%); feel a great deal of personal
accomplishment (93%); and feel they are held accountable for achieving results (92%).
• Long Career Tenure and Experience - A majority of the respondents: were appointed
to the SES from a Civil Service position (86%); have worked for the Federal Government
for more than 20 years (64%); have been an SES member for 1 to 10 years (72%); and
will be retiring within 1 to 5 years (57%).
• Developmental Opportunities - The survey indicates the majority of executives feel
their developmental needs are met (70%) and take advantage of developmental
opportunities (77%). Significantly more executives in 2011 are engaging in a variety of
developmental activities compared to 2008, including a 360-type assessment (a 15%
increase), developmental advice from a mentor (a 9% increase) and formal executive
coaching (a 12% increase).
• Continued Challenges in Dealing with Poor Performers - Respondents indicated they
feel agencies struggle to deal effectively with poor performing executives (only 28% feel
their agency deals effectively with executives who perform poorly).
• Mixed Review of Pay for Performance - While most executives believe SES pay
should be based on performance (92%), a much smaller percentage of executives believe
pay for performance promotes better organizational performance (43%).
• Decline in Satisfaction with Pay and Recognition - The percentage of positive
responses to questions regarding executive pay, awards, and recognition were
significantly lower in 2011 than in 2008, which is unsurprising given the Federal pay
freeze.
These findings capture some of the core strengths and challenges facing today’s Senior
Executive Service. The President’s Management Council and the Chief Human Capital Officers
Council launched an initiative in 2010 to further strengthen the SES, through which interagency
working groups identified potential improvements and created a range of projects to implement
those recommendations. In 2012, with these efforts fully in place, Federal agencies will continue
to address many of the issues identified in the 2011 SES survey to further enhance executive
recruitment, performance management, and career development.
1

Similar to the approach OPM took in administering the 2008 SES survey – which may be
viewed on OPM’s web site at http://www.opm.gov/surveys/results/index.asp – OPM again
surveyed all career, non-career, and limited term SES members, this time as of March 31, 2011,
resulting in a total eligible sample size of 7,677. Administration of the survey began on August
10, 2011, and continued through September 9, 2011. A total of 4,954 respondents completed the
survey, for an overall response rate of 65 percent.
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Background
Purpose: The 2011 Senior Executive Service (SES) Survey was designed to support the
initiatives of the President's Management Council (PMC) focusing on revitalizing the SES corps
through improvements and innovations to the hiring, performance management, and career
development of SES members. The results of the 2011 SES survey will further inform efforts to
enhance the success of the SES.
The 2011 survey is a follow-up to the 2008 SES Survey, and includes many of the same
questions from the 2008 survey, in order to collect longitudinal data on key issues regarding the
SES (the results of the 2008 SES survey can be viewed on OPM’s web site at
http://www.opm.gov/surveys/results/index.asp). The 2011 survey also includes a few additional
questions to obtain information relevant to current issues of emphasis, including areas on which
the PMC SES Initiative has focused.
Methodology: Similar to the 2008 survey, OPM surveyed all career, non-career, and limited
term SES members as of March 31, 2011. The SES survey was emailed to a total eligible sample
size of 7,677. Administration of the survey began on August 10, 2011, and continued through
September 9, 2011. A total of 4,954 completed the survey for an overall response rate of 65
percent. (See Appendix 1 for response rates per agency.)

Overall Results
Most favorable and unfavorable overall responses: Survey items with the most overall
favorable responses are as follows:

FY2011 Survey Questions
I am proud to be a member of the
Federal Government’s Senior
Executive Service.
My work gives me a feeling of
Q.9
personal accomplishment.
I am held accountable for achieving
Q.47
results.
Q.60 Pay should be based on performance.
Q.7

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Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2011

Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2008

94%

97%

93%

95%

92%

91%

92%

93%

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Survey questions with the least favorable responses are as follows:

FY2011 Survey Questions
SES pay and benefits are helpful in
Q.29 attracting high quality senior
executives.
SES pay and benefits are helpful in
Q.30 retaining high quality senior
executives.
Pay distinctions are meaningfully
Q.58
different among executives.
My position could be filled using just
executive core qualifications without
Q.71
requiring additional technical
qualifications.
*Not asked.

Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2011

Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2008

39%

50%

37%

N/A*

29%

26%

22%

N/A

Notable significant increases in favorable responses between 2008 and 2011 include the
following:
• Career advancement depends on an employee’s willingness to change positions (a 44%
increase, Q.6).
• More executives are interested in opportunities to network with other SES members
outside their agencies (a 12% increase, Q.8).
• Developmental needs are assessed (a 14% increase, Q.19).
• More executives are satisfied with the developmental opportunities they receive (a 7%
increase, Q.23).
• More executives have received a 360-type assessment (a 15% increase, Q.24a), have had
developmental advice from a mentor (a 9% increase, Q.24c) and have received formal
executive coaching (a 12% increase, Q.24d).
• More executives were given a summary of their agencies’ SES overall performance
ratings, performance awards and pay adjustments (a 12% increase, Q.51).
• Performance awards are meaningfully different among executives (a 10% increase,
Q.59).
Notable decreases in favorable responses between 2008 and 2011 include the following:
• More executives do not think SES pay and benefits are helpful in attracting high quality
senior executives (a 13% increase, Q. 29).
• Fewer executives say they understand the SES performance appraisal system being used
in their organizations (a 6% increase, Q.33).
• More executives respond that their salary increases are not linked, or are linked to a
limited extent, to their performance rating (a 29% increase, Q.43).
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• More executives respond that their performance awards are not linked, or are linked to a
limited extent, to their performance ratings (a 12% increase, Q.44).
• Fewer executives understand how their most recent salary increase was determined (7%
fewer, Q. 45).
• Fewer executives received a copy of their agency’s performance management system
(25% fewer, Q.49a) or of their agency’s executive pay policy (40%, Q. 49b).
• More executives disagree that their agencies deal effectively with executives who

perform poorly (a 10% increase, Q.52).

• More executives do not think pay distinctions are meaningfully different among
executives (an 18% increase, Q.58) and more do not think performance awards are
meaningfully different (a 12% increase, Q.59).
• Fewer executives are satisfied with the recognition they receive for doing a good job
(11% fewer, Q.63).
• Fewer executives are satisfied with their pay (10% fewer, Q.64).
The remainder of this section provides additional information regarding the most favorable and
least favorable items by topic. Topics include executive development, performance management
and pay, recruitment and appointment, and demographic information.
Executive Development
Favorable Responses. Survey questions addressing executive development issues that had the
most favorable responses are as follows:

FY2011 Survey Questions
In my organization, there are sufficient
funds available for my job-related
Q.18
development to maintain up-to-date
skills.
I take advantage of the developmental
Q.22
opportunities that are available to me.
How satisfied are you with the
Q.23 developmental opportunities you
receive?
My organization provides managers
Q.26 with the training needed to successfully
manage a diverse workforce.
Job changes improve senior executives’
Q.65
performance.
FY2011 Survey Questions
Q.20 My developmental needs are met.

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2011

Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2008

57%

50%

77%

N/A

62%

55%

65%

N/A

56%

55%

Percent Yes
70%

N/A

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Other favorable points of interest from the data include the following:
• Respondents rated developmental assignments as the most effective developmental
activity (52% rated Very Effective), followed by residential executive development
programs (40%), having a mentor (36%), and receiving formal executive coaching
(32%).
• The majority of new executives were satisfied with the support received by their agency
during their first 30 days as a new SES member (63.5%, Q.16), and more than half were
satisfied with their overall onboarding experience (56.6%, Q.17).
Least Favorable Responses. Survey questions addressing executive development issues with
the lowest overall favorable responses are:
FY2011 Survey Questions (These questions were not
asked in the 2008 survey.)
Q.24i

Since becoming a member of the SES, have you
completed an Executive Development Plan? (Note:
this is required by regulation — 5 CFR 412.401.)

Percent Yes
Responses
2011
48.2%
Percent Very or
Mostly Effective
2011

How effective was [completing an Executive
Development Plan (EDP)] for your continued
Q.25i development? (This question was answered by
only those responding “yes” to Q.24i (i.e., had
completed an EDP).)
How effective was [taking an online training
course] for your continued development…? (This
Q.25k question was only answered by those who
answered “yes” to Q.24k (i.e., had taken an online
course since becoming an SES member))

39.3%

37.1%

Other unfavorable responses indicated in the data include:
• Slightly more than one-quarter of executives reported their developmental needs are not
assessed (27.6%, Q.19), and about one-third indicated their developmental needs are not
met (30%, Q.20).
• About one-quarter of new executives indicated they were dissatisfied with the training
and information received during their first 30 days as an SES member (24%, Q.15).
Additional Executive Development Items: About half of respondents agreed that their
developmental needs are assessed (48%, Q.19) which is an increase from 34% in 2008. In
addition, a majority reported that their developmental needs are met (70%, Q.20). The survey
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asked the executives responding that their developmental needs are not met to explain why
(Q. 21). The reason most often given was time —“inability to take time away from the job,”
followed by budget —“lack of funding.” The following shows the responses to this question:
FY2011 Survey Question:
My developmental needs are not being met
because of… (These questions were only seen by
those who answered “no” to Q.20 (i.e., my
developmental needs are met) and were not asked
in 2008.)
Q.21a Lack of funding
Q.21b Inability to take time away from the job
Q.21c Lack of support from superiors
Q.21d Appropriate training not offered

Percent
Strongly Agree/Agree
2011
66%
70%
46%
42%

Executive Performance Management and Pay
Favorable Responses. Survey questions addressing executive performance management and
pay issues that had the most favorable responses are as follows:

FY2011 Survey Questions

Q.33
Q.47
Q.60

I understand the SES performance
appraisal system being used in this
organization.
I am held accountable for achieving
results.
Pay for SES should be based on
performance.

FY2011 Survey Question
Q.36

I had a discussion about progress on
my performance plan at mid-year in
the performance cycle.

FY2011 Survey Question

To what extent is your performance
Q37a rating based on the performance of
your organization?
To what extent is your performance
Q37b rating based on your individual
performance?
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Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2011

Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2008

77%

83%

92%

91%

92%

93%

Percent Yes
2011

Percent Yes
2008

79%

74%

Percent Very
Great
Extent/Great
Extent
2011

Percent Very
Great
Extent/Great
Extent
2008

68%

68%

77%

74%

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Least Favorable Responses. Survey questions addressing executive performance management
and pay issues with the least favorable responses are as follows:
FY2011 Survey Questions
Have you received a copy of your
Q.49b agency’s Executive Compensation Pay
Policy?
FY2011 Survey Question
To what extent is your performance
rating based on customer perspective?
To what extent is your performance
Q.37d
rating based on employee perspective?
Q.37c

FY2011 Survey Question
Q.52
Q.58
Q.62

My agency deals effectively with
executives who perform poorly.
Pay distinctions are meaningfully
different among executives.
In my agency, SES pay for
performance promotes better
organizational performance.

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Percent Yes
2011

Percent Yes
2008

35%

40%

Percent
Great/Very Great
Extent
2011

Percent
Great/Very
Great Extent
2008

42%

43%

28%

28%

Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2011

Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2008

28%

26%

29%

26%

43%

43%

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Recruitment and Appointment
The majority of SES members were appointed to their position from a Civil Service position
(86%, Q.2). Only 15% of current SES members were recruited from the private sector or
military.

Most Favorable Responses. Survey questions addressing recruitment and appointment issues
that had the most favorable responses are as follows:

FY2011 Survey Questions
My agency is able to attract high quality
senior executives.
Senior executives should be able to
Q.66 perform successfully in a wide range of
career positions.
The five executive core qualifications
(Leading People, Leading Change,
Results Driven, Building Coalitions, and
Q.68
Business Acumen) represent the critical
skills needed by SES to succeed in
performing their roles as Federal leaders.
As a job seeker, I would prefer to use a
resume to apply for SES jobs instead of
Q.69
submitting executive core qualifications
statements.
Q.27

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2011

Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2008

69.8%

66%

88.7%

77%

74.8%

N/A

63.7%

N/A

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Least Favorable Responses. Survey questions addressing recruitment and appointment issues
that had the least favorable responses are as follows:

FY2011 Survey Questions
SES pay and benefits are helpful in
Q.29 attracting high quality senior
executives.
My position could be filled using
just executive core qualifications
Q.71
without requiring additional
technical qualifications.
The OPM Qualifications Review
Board (QRB) certification process
Q.74 helps ensure that the person selected
for an SES position is a good
leader.
FY2011 Survey Questions
Q.72

I have served on an OPM convened
QRB.

Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2011

Percent Strongly
Agree/Agree
2008

38.5%

50%

22%

N/A

46%

N/A

Percent Yes
2011

Percent Yes
2008

27.3%

N/A

Most of the recruitment and appointment survey questions were new to the 2011 SES survey, so
comparison data with the 2008 survey is limited. The most significant difference between 2008
and 2011 recruitment and appointment questions showed an increase of 3.3 percent of SES
members reported they had been a member of the SES for less than one year (Q.3).

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Demographics
The majority of SES respondents are between 50 and 59 years of age (52%, Q.79). The majority
of SES respondents have been with the Federal Government (excluding military service) for
more than 20 years (64%, Q.78). Fifty-four percent of career respondents have less than 6 years
in the SES and about a third have less than 4 years (32%, Q.3).

Expected turnover in SES ranks. The survey indicates the likelihood of high turnover among
the senior ranks in the near future. Thirty-six percent of career respondents plan to leave in the
next three years, and 56 percent plan to leave in the next five years (Q.80).

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Nature of Work. The majority of SES respondents reported they consider 46 percent or more of
their current work to be leadership or managerial in nature (53%, Q.77b). Only a quarter of the
respondents consider their work to be more than 45% technical/professional nature (Q.77a). The
majority) of SES respondents manage 1 to 200 employees (67%, Q.75). Over 44 percent of
executives manage a total budget of $1 million to $100 million (Q.76).

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Mobility of SES Members. The following three charts show that most SES members have not
changed jobs – either within or outside their agencies – since becoming an SES. In addition, the
survey indicates SES members moved more often to different jobs and/or locations before they
became SES members than after becoming SES members (Q4. and Q.5). The charts also show
that changes in job occur mostly within an agency (rather than by changing agencies) (Q.4 and
Q.5).

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Appendix 1: Survey Response Rates Per Agency

Agency
Agriculture
Agency for International
Development
Commerce
Defense/Air Force
Defense/Army
Defense/Navy
Defense/All Other
Education
Energy
Environmental Protection Agency
General Services Administration
Health and Human Services
Homeland Security
Housing and Urban Development
Interior
Justice
Labor
NASA
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
National Science Foundation
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
State
Transportation
Treasury
Veterans Affairs
All Other Agencies
Total

Number of
Respondents
239

Eligible
Population*
336

Response
Rate
71%

21

32

66%

241
120
149
189
264
60
286
187
75
253
334
61
170
414
113
297
120
54
26
47
30
128
100
158
334
216
268
4,954

367
179
283
338
491
80
433
283
96
440
498
99
262
717
170
443
159
80
67
58
53
149
172
211
459
335
387
7,677

66%
67%
53%
56%
54%
75%
66%
66%
78%
58%
67%
62%
65%
58%
66%
67%
75%
68%
39%
81%
57%
86%
58%
75%
73%
64%
69%
65%

*The eligible population includes executives as of March 31, 2011, with a valid email address
who had not retired or relocated when the survey was administered.

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Appendix 2: Survey Results Per Question Per Agency

Agency

Q1 What type of appointment do you hold?
Limited Term
Total # of
or Limited
Respondents
Career
Non-Career
Emergency

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce

11
239
241

90.9%
90.8%
93.8%

9.1%
8.8%
5.4%

0.0%
0.4%
0.8%

OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security

264
60
286
252
334

92.0%
85.0%
94.8%
91.7%
91.3%

6.8%
15.0%
4.5%
7.1%
6.9%

1.1%
0.0%
0.7%
1.2%
1.8%

Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency

61
413
113
100
120
149
170
189
334
158
216
187

93.4%
94.4%
85.8%
88.0%
97.5%
98.0%
90.6%
97.9%
97.3%
88.6%
97.7%
92.0%

6.6%
5.1%
11.5%
7.0%
2.5%
1.3%
7.6%
2.1%
1.5%
10.8%
1.9%
5.9%

0.0%
0.5%
2.7%
5.0%
0.0%
0.7%
1.8%
0.0%
1.2%
0.6%
0.5%
2.1%

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board

21
19
11
31
75
12

90.5%
94.7%
100.0%
80.6%
92.0%
83.3%

9.5%
5.3%
0.0%
16.1%
8.0%
16.7%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.2%
0.0%
0.0%

National Aeronautics and Space
Administration

297

97.3%

0.7%

2.0%

National Archives and Records
Administration

13

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

16
38
54
12
120
26
47
30
128
21

93.8%
92.1%
87.0%
83.3%
100.0%
84.6%
85.1%
86.7%
96.1%
85.7%

6.3%
7.9%
1.9%
8.3%
0.0%
11.5%
8.5%
13.3%
3.1%
14.3%

0.0%
0.0%
11.1%
8.3%
0.0%
3.8%
6.4%
0.0%
0.8%
0.0%

SES wide

4952

93.4%

5.4%

1.2%

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Agency

Q2 How were you appointed to the SES?
From a
Following
civil
From the
retirement
Total # of
service
private
from military
Respondents
position
sector
service

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy

11
237
240

54.5%
86.1%
82.1%

45.5%
13.5%
15.0%

0.0%
0.4%
2.9%

263
59
284

74.5%
86.4%
81.0%

15.2%
11.9%
13.4%

10.3%
1.7%
5.6%

Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

252
331

79.4%
88.2%

19.0%
9.1%

1.6%
2.7%

61
409
111
100
120
149
167
189
333
157
214
184
21
19
11
31
75
12
295
13

78.7%
92.2%
81.1%
88.0%
71.7%
79.2%
86.8%
85.7%
88.0%
81.5%
89.3%
92.4%
85.7%
73.7%
90.9%
90.3%
85.3%
83.3%
87.8%
92.3%

21.3%
7.6%
18.9%
11.0%
10.8%
7.4%
13.2%
7.4%
11.4%
17.8%
7.5%
7.6%
9.5%
26.3%
9.1%
9.7%
13.3%
16.7%
8.5%
7.7%

0.0%
0.2%
0.0%
1.0%
17.5%
13.4%
0.0%
6.9%
0.6%
0.6%
3.3%
0.0%
4.8%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.3%
0.0%
3.7%
0.0%

16
38
54
12
120
26
46
30
128
21

93.8%
97.4%
90.7%
91.7%
99.2%
88.5%
78.3%
70.0%
97.7%
85.7%

6.3%
2.6%
9.3%
8.3%
0.8%
11.5%
21.7%
30.0%
2.3%
14.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

SES wide

4923

85.6%

11.4%

2.9%

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Agency

Q3 How long have you been a member of the SES?
Less
Total # of
1 to 3 4 to 5
6 to 10 11 to 20
than 1
Respondents
year
years years
years
years

More
than 20
years

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
238
241

9.1%
6.3%
7.9%

36.4%
27.3%
26.6%

9.1%
17.6%
17.4%

36.4%
27.3%
27.8%

9.1%
18.1%
13.7%

0.0%
3.4%
6.6%

264
60
286
253
334

6.1%
10.0%
7.0%
7.5%
10.5%

32.6%
23.3%
25.2%
28.1%
35.0%

19.7%
11.7%
27.3%
25.3%
26.6%

22.0%
25.0%
18.5%
20.9%
18.0%

16.7%
23.3%
19.6%
16.6%
9.3%

3.0%
6.7%
2.4%
1.6%
0.6%

61
413
112
100
120
149
170
189
334
158
214
187
21
19
11
31
75
12

6.6%
8.2%
8.0%
8.0%
6.7%
10.7%
8.8%
2.1%
8.1%
11.4%
8.4%
7.5%
9.5%
21.1%
18.2%
3.2%
16.0%
0.0%

26.2%
33.2%
27.7%
30.0%
36.7%
29.5%
28.2%
24.3%
25.1%
32.3%
29.0%
18.2%
23.8%
21.1%
45.5%
25.8%
29.3%
25.0%

19.7%
22.8%
10.7%
14.0%
19.2%
24.2%
17.6%
21.2%
20.1%
17.7%
21.0%
11.2%
4.8%
15.8%
0.0%
16.1%
25.3%
16.7%

23.0%
24.2%
26.8%
16.0%
20.8%
27.5%
23.5%
31.7%
27.2%
16.5%
16.8%
26.7%
19.0%
15.8%
0.0%
19.4%
14.7%
41.7%

21.3%
9.0%
17.9%
25.0%
14.2%
6.0%
17.1%
15.3%
16.8%
17.1%
18.7%
26.7%
28.6%
10.5%
18.2%
22.6%
14.7%
8.3%

3.3%
2.7%
8.9%
7.0%
2.5%
2.0%
4.7%
5.3%
2.7%
5.1%
6.1%
9.6%
14.3%
15.8%
18.2%
12.9%
0.0%
8.3%

297

4.4%

22.9%

22.2%

30.6%

16.5%

3.4%

13

7.7%

30.8%

23.1%

23.1%

7.7%

7.7%

16
38
54
12
120
26
47
30
128
21

6.3%
5.3%
11.1%
8.3%
3.3%
3.8%
8.5%
6.7%
3.9%
0.0%

31.3%
18.4%
18.5%
33.3%
25.8%
30.8%
27.7%
33.3%
39.8%
52.4%

6.3%
10.5%
13.0%
25.0%
19.2%
26.9%
31.9%
3.3%
15.6%
19.0%

12.5%
23.7%
24.1%
16.7%
26.7%
19.2%
12.8%
23.3%
22.7%
23.8%

37.5%
26.3%
20.4%
16.7%
15.0%
19.2%
17.0%
26.7%
16.4%
4.8%

6.3%
15.8%
13.0%
0.0%
10.0%
0.0%
2.1%
6.7%
1.6%
0.0%

SES wide

4949

7.5%

28.6%

20.0%

23.4%

16.2%

4.3%

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q4a Prior to becoming a member of the SES, how many times
have you...Changed jobs within your agency?
Total # of
Respondents

0

1-2

3-5

6+

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities

10
227
236

50.0%
22.0%
28.4%

0.0%
25.6%
25.0%

30.0%
26.0%
33.5%

20.0%
26.4%
13.1%

250

25.6%

20.4%

26.4%

27.6%

Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency

59
279
241
324
59
410
113
97
117
147
165
187
330
153
214
184

20.3%
19.4%
21.6%
21.6%
18.6%
17.6%
23.0%
22.7%
6.8%
4.1%
24.2%
9.6%
17.9%
25.5%
14.5%
9.8%

32.2%
20.1%
27.4%
22.5%
25.4%
22.0%
20.4%
25.8%
7.7%
20.4%
14.5%
16.6%
15.5%
34.0%
13.1%
16.8%

35.6%
37.3%
36.9%
26.5%
32.2%
32.7%
44.2%
32.0%
19.7%
32.7%
37.6%
32.1%
26.4%
27.5%
27.1%
47.8%

11.9%
23.3%
14.1%
29.3%
23.7%
27.8%
12.4%
19.6%
65.8%
42.9%
23.6%
41.7%
40.3%
13.1%
45.3%
25.5%

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

20
19
10
31
72
12
292
13
15
38
53
11
120
25
47
28
127
20

40.0%
15.8%
20.0%
12.9%
18.1%
41.7%
15.1%
46.2%
40.0%
10.5%
26.4%
36.4%
5.8%
20.0%
27.7%
42.9%
9.4%
30.0%

10.0%
42.1%
50.0%
29.0%
18.1%
33.3%
13.4%
7.7%
20.0%
18.4%
47.2%
18.2%
10.0%
56.0%
17.0%
7.1%
18.1%
20.0%

50.0%
31.6%
20.0%
58.1%
25.0%
25.0%
40.8%
30.8%
33.3%
60.5%
17.0%
45.5%
38.3%
20.0%
27.7%
35.7%
23.6%
15.0%

0.0%
10.5%
10.0%
0.0%
38.9%
0.0%
30.8%
15.4%
6.7%
10.5%
9.4%
0.0%
45.8%
4.0%
27.7%
14.3%
48.8%
35.0%

SES wide

4837

18.8%

20.7%

32.3%

28.1%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q4b Prior to becoming a member of the SES, how many times
have you...Changed jobs to work in a different organization or
agency?
Total # of
Respondents

0

1-2

3-5

6+

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development

11
227
227

18.2%
41.0%
44.1%

27.3%
29.1%
30.4%

45.5%
22.5%
18.9%

9.1%
7.5%
6.6%

253
58
267
236
323
56

32.8%
31.0%
31.8%
39.0%
38.7%
37.5%

27.3%
32.8%
33.0%
33.9%
33.1%
21.4%

22.9%
31.0%
25.5%
18.6%
21.4%
30.4%

17.0%
5.2%
9.7%
8.5%
6.8%
10.7%

Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

382
107
88
116
145
163
179
327
149
201
180
19

65.7%
42.1%
38.6%
30.2%
27.6%
34.4%
39.7%
48.6%
32.9%
62.7%
34.4%
31.6%

20.4%
29.9%
33.0%
28.4%
32.4%
36.8%
36.9%
27.5%
38.9%
15.4%
33.9%
26.3%

10.7%
23.4%
25.0%
21.6%
22.8%
22.7%
16.8%
19.0%
21.5%
16.9%
27.2%
36.8%

3.1%
4.7%
3.4%
19.8%
17.2%
6.1%
6.7%
4.9%
6.7%
5.0%
4.4%
5.3%

Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission

19
11
30
74
12
285
13
15
34
49
11
114

31.6%
27.3%
33.3%
35.1%
33.3%
30.5%
38.5%
40.0%
76.5%
30.6%
18.2%
38.6%

26.3%
45.5%
33.3%
24.3%
41.7%
33.7%
38.5%
26.7%
17.6%
42.9%
36.4%
36.8%

26.3%
27.3%
30.0%
24.3%
16.7%
29.1%
15.4%
20.0%
5.9%
22.4%
36.4%
16.7%

15.8%
0.0%
3.3%
16.2%
8.3%
6.7%
7.7%
13.3%
0.0%
4.1%
9.1%
7.9%

Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

24
46
28
124
21

37.5%
15.2%
28.6%
59.7%
23.8%

45.8%
47.8%
17.9%
22.6%
38.1%

16.7%
32.6%
32.1%
12.9%
33.3%

0.0%
4.3%
21.4%
4.8%
4.8%

SES wide

4704

40.8%

30.3%

21.3%

7.6%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q4c Prior to becoming a member of the SES, how many times
have you...Changed geographic locations?
Total # of
Respondents

0

1-2

3-5

6+

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State

11
223
228

54.5%
32.3%
57.9%

18.2%
29.6%
25.4%

27.3%
22.9%
10.1%

0.0%
15.2%
6.6%

249
58
269
236
324
57
390
108
87

36.5%
60.3%
44.2%
51.7%
32.7%
50.9%
33.1%
47.2%
56.3%

20.1%
27.6%
29.4%
29.2%
24.1%
22.8%
15.9%
27.8%
24.1%

18.5%
10.3%
17.1%
14.8%
28.1%
15.8%
23.3%
20.4%
14.9%

24.9%
1.7%
9.3%
4.2%
15.1%
10.5%
27.7%
4.6%
4.6%

Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission

117
147
160
178
324
148
207
180
20
19
11
30

12.0%
30.6%
31.9%
36.5%
40.4%
43.2%
23.7%
53.9%
30.0%
78.9%
36.4%
73.3%

22.2%
20.4%
25.0%
34.3%
25.0%
25.0%
16.4%
31.1%
35.0%
10.5%
45.5%
20.0%

24.8%
20.4%
26.3%
10.7%
24.7%
23.0%
28.5%
13.3%
30.0%
10.5%
18.2%
6.7%

41.0%
28.6%
16.9%
18.5%
9.9%
8.8%
31.4%
1.7%
5.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration

72
11
281
13
15
35
49
10
117
24
46
29

63.9%
45.5%
35.9%
53.8%
53.3%
51.4%
53.1%
60.0%
37.6%
91.7%
45.7%
37.9%

18.1%
27.3%
38.8%
15.4%
20.0%
28.6%
28.6%
30.0%
29.9%
8.3%
37.0%
34.5%

9.7%
27.3%
18.5%
30.8%
26.7%
17.1%
16.3%
10.0%
29.1%
0.0%
10.9%
20.7%

8.3%
0.0%
6.8%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
2.0%
0.0%
3.4%
0.0%
6.5%
6.9%

Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

123
20
4703

42.3%
50.0%
41.1%

30.9%
10.0%
25.6%

20.3%
35.0%
19.9%

6.5%
5.0%
13.4%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q5a Since becoming a member of the SES, how many times
have you...Changed jobs within your agency?
Total # of
Respondents

0

1-2

3-5

6+

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce

10
220
229

50.0%
50.0%
53.7%

30.0%
28.2%
27.1%

20.0%
13.6%
15.7%

0.0%
8.2%
3.5%

OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior

251
57
280
240
315
55
393
110
92
113
147
159

44.2%
56.1%
46.4%
61.3%
47.3%
45.5%
53.9%
61.8%
55.4%
40.7%
49.0%
45.3%

35.1%
24.6%
30.7%
25.4%
31.1%
23.6%
27.0%
20.9%
23.9%
33.6%
32.0%
28.9%

15.9%
17.5%
18.6%
11.3%
15.6%
20.0%
13.5%
13.6%
14.1%
18.6%
12.9%
20.1%

4.8%
1.8%
4.3%
2.1%
6.0%
10.9%
5.6%
3.6%
6.5%
7.1%
6.1%
5.7%

Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

180
320
153
208
180
21
18
10
29
70
11
284

43.9%
35.9%
59.5%
47.1%
40.6%
57.1%
44.4%
90.0%
58.6%
58.6%
54.5%
37.3%

31.7%
29.7%
30.1%
30.8%
31.1%
9.5%
33.3%
10.0%
31.0%
27.1%
36.4%
29.6%

20.6%
27.5%
6.5%
15.9%
23.3%
33.3%
16.7%
0.0%
10.3%
11.4%
9.1%
25.0%

3.9%
6.9%
3.9%
6.3%
5.0%
0.0%
5.6%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
0.0%
8.1%

National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

13
14
36
51
12
120
25
45
28
122
20
4720

53.8%
57.1%
58.3%
51.0%
58.3%
26.7%
68.0%
37.8%
42.9%
39.3%
35.0%
47.8%

30.8%
21.4%
22.2%
27.5%
41.7%
30.8%
28.0%
46.7%
28.6%
28.7%
55.0%
29.4%

0.0%
14.3%
16.7%
17.6%
0.0%
27.5%
4.0%
11.1%
17.9%
20.5%
5.0%
17.1%

15.4%
7.1%
2.8%
3.9%
0.0%
15.0%
0.0%
4.4%
10.7%
11.5%
5.0%
5.6%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q5b Since becoming a member of the SES, how many times
have you...Changed jobs to work in a different organization or
agency?
Total # of
Respondents

0

1-2

3-5

6+

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services

10
221
217

80.0%
81.0%
78.8%

20.0%
13.6%
15.7%

0.0%
4.5%
4.1%

0.0%
0.9%
1.4%

250
56
271
237

69.2%
71.4%
74.2%
84.4%

22.0%
21.4%
18.5%
13.9%

6.4%
7.1%
6.6%
1.3%

2.4%
0.0%
0.7%
0.4%

Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs

314
54
383
107
88
112
147
155
176
319
149
202

77.4%
72.2%
90.3%
73.8%
81.8%
68.8%
70.1%
77.4%
74.4%
77.7%
76.5%
84.2%

17.2%
14.8%
7.6%
18.7%
12.5%
27.7%
23.8%
19.4%
19.9%
15.4%
20.1%
11.9%

5.1%
9.3%
1.8%
6.5%
5.7%
3.6%
5.4%
2.6%
5.1%
6.3%
2.7%
2.5%

0.3%
3.7%
0.3%
0.9%
0.0%
0.0%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.7%
1.5%

Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation

176
20
18
11
29
70
11
280
13
14
34
46

74.4%
75.0%
77.8%
63.6%
75.9%
80.0%
72.7%
67.5%
100.0%
78.6%
94.1%
73.9%

20.5%
20.0%
22.2%
27.3%
17.2%
12.9%
27.3%
23.2%
0.0%
7.1%
2.9%
26.1%

4.0%
5.0%
0.0%
9.1%
6.9%
7.1%
0.0%
8.6%
0.0%
7.1%
2.9%
0.0%

1.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.7%
0.0%
7.1%
0.0%
0.0%

National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

11
116
25
45
27
119
20
4629

81.8%
68.1%
64.0%
64.4%
74.1%
84.0%
80.0%
77.3%

18.2%
22.4%
32.0%
31.1%
14.8%
15.1%
5.0%
17.3%

0.0%
6.9%
4.0%
4.4%
3.7%
0.0%
15.0%
4.6%

0.0%
2.6%
0.0%
0.0%
7.4%
0.8%
0.0%
0.9%

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Q5c Since becoming a member of the SES, how many times
have you...Changed geographic locations?
Total # of
Respondents

0

1-2

3-5

6+

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce

10
218
215

90.0%
74.3%
85.6%

10.0%
14.2%
13.5%

0.0%
6.9%
0.5%

0.0%
4.6%
0.5%

OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor

243
56
273
237
314
54
379
107

76.1%
98.2%
79.9%
84.8%
74.2%
85.2%
65.2%
80.4%

16.0%
1.8%
14.3%
13.9%
17.8%
9.3%
20.1%
14.0%

4.9%
0.0%
4.8%
1.3%
5.1%
3.7%
9.2%
5.6%

2.9%
0.0%
1.1%
0.0%
2.9%
1.9%
5.5%
0.0%

Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority

87
113
148
156
174
316
150
208
175
20
18
10

87.4%
61.9%
65.5%
76.3%
81.0%
70.3%
85.3%
56.3%
79.4%
65.0%
94.4%
80.0%

6.9%
24.8%
27.0%
13.5%
15.5%
19.3%
9.3%
25.5%
18.3%
20.0%
5.6%
20.0%

4.6%
8.8%
4.7%
7.1%
3.4%
8.9%
3.3%
12.0%
2.3%
15.0%
0.0%
0.0%

1.1%
4.4%
2.7%
3.2%
0.0%
1.6%
2.0%
6.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management

29
68
12
278
13
14
34
45
11
115
24
45

96.6%
88.2%
83.3%
75.5%
76.9%
85.7%
88.2%
91.1%
100.0%
80.0%
100.0%
91.1%

3.4%
10.3%
8.3%
20.5%
7.7%
7.1%
11.8%
8.9%
0.0%
16.5%
0.0%
6.7%

0.0%
1.5%
8.3%
3.6%
15.4%
7.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.6%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.4%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.9%
0.0%
2.2%

Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

27
120
19
4610

77.8%
70.0%
89.5%
76.6%

14.8%
20.8%
10.5%
16.2%

7.4%
5.8%
0.0%
5.1%

0.0%
3.3%
0.0%
2.1%

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Agency

Q6 Career advancement depends on an employee's willingness to
change positions.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Strongly
Agree nor
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation

11
239
240

27.3%
35.1%
26.3%

27.3%
42.3%
42.5%

45.5%
15.9%
19.2%

0.0%
5.9%
7.5%

0.0%
0.8%
4.6%

264
59
286

31.1%
28.8%
35.3%

39.4%
33.9%
39.5%

17.8%
22.0%
19.2%

9.1%
10.2%
4.9%

2.7%
5.1%
1.0%

253
334

26.5%
43.4%

39.5%
38.3%

23.7%
14.7%

7.1%
2.7%

3.2%
0.9%

61
413
113
100
120
149
170
189
334
158

34.4%
37.3%
25.7%
32.0%
49.2%
37.6%
41.2%
37.0%
44.0%
34.8%

26.2%
37.5%
40.7%
39.0%
38.3%
47.0%
39.4%
37.6%
35.3%
38.6%

24.6%
16.7%
24.8%
20.0%
9.2%
8.7%
15.3%
15.3%
14.7%
19.6%

11.5%
6.5%
4.4%
3.0%
2.5%
6.0%
2.4%
7.9%
3.6%
4.4%

3.3%
1.9%
4.4%
6.0%
0.8%
0.7%
1.8%
2.1%
2.4%
2.5%

Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development
SES wide

216
187

50.9%
31.0%

32.9%
44.4%

10.6%
11.2%

4.6%
10.7%

0.9%
2.7%

21
19
11
31
75
12

33.3%
15.8%
45.5%
25.8%
28.0%
33.3%

42.9%
31.6%
27.3%
38.7%
48.0%
50.0%

4.8%
42.1%
18.2%
16.1%
20.0%
16.7%

14.3%
10.5%
9.1%
19.4%
1.3%
0.0%

4.8%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.7%
0.0%

297

34.0%

41.1%

15.2%

7.1%

2.7%

13

23.1%

38.5%

30.8%

7.7%

0.0%

16
38
54
12
120
26
47
30
128

31.3%
28.9%
24.1%
33.3%
50.0%
15.4%
31.9%
30.0%
38.3%

50.0%
52.6%
42.6%
41.7%
35.0%
46.2%
36.2%
30.0%
38.3%

18.8%
10.5%
29.6%
16.7%
9.2%
23.1%
23.4%
40.0%
17.2%

0.0%
5.3%
3.7%
8.3%
5.8%
15.4%
6.4%
0.0%
5.5%

0.0%
2.6%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.1%
0.0%
0.8%

21
4951

28.6%
36.0%

47.6%
39.3%

23.8%
16.9%

0.0%
5.8%

0.0%
2.0%

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Agency

Q7 I am proud to be a member of the Federal Government’s Senior
Executive Service.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force

11
237
240

54.5%
60.8%
52.1%

45.5%
32.9%
36.3%

0.0%
5.1%
8.8%

0.0%
0.4%
2.1%

0.0%
0.8%
0.8%

264
60
286
253
332

65.9%
66.7%
57.7%
65.2%
69.3%

28.4%
30.0%
33.6%
29.6%
25.0%

2.7%
3.3%
7.0%
4.0%
3.9%

3.0%
0.0%
1.4%
1.2%
1.5%

0.0%
0.0%
0.3%
0.0%
0.3%

61
411
110
99
119

67.2%
71.3%
68.2%
66.7%
75.6%

23.0%
23.6%
24.5%
25.3%
21.8%

8.2%
3.9%
4.5%
8.1%
2.5%

0.0%
0.7%
1.8%
0.0%
0.0%

1.6%
0.5%
0.9%
0.0%
0.0%

Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission

149
170
188
333
158
215
186

72.5%
69.4%
74.5%
62.8%
69.6%
66.0%
68.3%

24.2%
22.4%
19.1%
30.6%
25.9%
26.5%
24.7%

2.7%
5.9%
4.3%
5.1%
2.5%
5.1%
4.8%

0.7%
1.8%
2.1%
0.9%
1.3%
1.4%
1.6%

0.0%
0.6%
0.0%
0.6%
0.6%
0.9%
0.5%

21
19
11
31
74
12

57.1%
63.2%
72.7%
58.1%
56.8%
83.3%

23.8%
31.6%
18.2%
29.0%
37.8%
16.7%

9.5%
5.3%
9.1%
12.9%
4.1%
0.0%

9.5%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.4%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

296

65.2%

27.7%

5.1%

1.7%

0.3%

13

92.3%

7.7%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

16
36
53
12
119

62.5%
41.7%
69.8%
50.0%
75.6%

31.3%
50.0%
26.4%
50.0%
21.8%

0.0%
8.3%
3.8%
0.0%
1.7%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%

6.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

26
47
30
126
21
4928

42.3%
61.7%
76.7%
78.6%
71.4%
66.0%

53.8%
31.9%
13.3%
17.5%
19.0%
27.6%

3.8%
2.1%
6.7%
1.6%
4.8%
4.7%

0.0%
4.3%
3.3%
2.4%
4.8%
1.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.4%

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Agency

Q8 I am interested in more opportunities to network with other SES
members outside my agency.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education

11
238
240

45.5%
33.6%
24.2%

54.5%
37.8%
44.2%

0.0%
22.3%
22.5%

0.0%
5.5%
9.2%

0.0%
0.8%
0.0%

263
60

31.9%
21.7%

38.8%
50.0%

24.0%
21.7%

4.2%
5.0%

1.1%
1.7%

Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice

284
253
334

24.3%
33.2%
39.8%

43.3%
37.9%
37.7%

27.1%
24.1%
17.7%

4.6%
4.0%
4.2%

0.7%
0.8%
0.6%

61
412

47.5%
33.0%

36.1%
35.2%

11.5%
25.0%

4.9%
5.6%

0.0%
1.2%

Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation

113
100
120
149
170
189
334
158
216
187

32.7%
29.0%
42.5%
33.6%
37.6%
28.0%
32.0%
29.7%
25.0%
31.6%

38.9%
35.0%
41.7%
48.3%
39.4%
48.7%
37.7%
40.5%
38.9%
46.5%

17.7%
34.0%
12.5%
14.8%
20.6%
16.9%
23.1%
23.4%
25.0%
18.2%

10.6%
2.0%
3.3%
3.4%
2.4%
5.3%
6.3%
5.1%
9.3%
3.7%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.1%
0.9%
1.3%
1.9%
0.0%

21
19
11
31
74
12

47.6%
15.8%
27.3%
19.4%
41.9%
41.7%

23.8%
42.1%
36.4%
35.5%
44.6%
41.7%

23.8%
26.3%
36.4%
25.8%
13.5%
16.7%

4.8%
15.8%
0.0%
19.4%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

296

27.7%

48.0%

18.9%

5.1%

0.3%

13

46.2%

46.2%

7.7%

0.0%

0.0%

16
38
54

25.0%
18.4%
31.5%

25.0%
44.7%
38.9%

31.3%
23.7%
25.9%

6.3%
13.2%
3.7%

12.5%
0.0%
0.0%

National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

12
120
26
47
30
128
21
4945

16.7%
25.8%
23.1%
40.4%
63.3%
38.3%
33.3%
31.9%

50.0%
41.7%
26.9%
34.0%
20.0%
39.1%
47.6%
40.5%

25.0%
27.5%
34.6%
19.1%
13.3%
18.0%
14.3%
21.7%

8.3%
5.0%
15.4%
4.3%
3.3%
4.7%
4.8%
5.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.6%

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q9 My work gives me a feeling of personal accomplishment.
Total # of
Respondents

Strongly
Agree

Agree

Neither Agree
nor Disagree

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors

11

45.5%

54.5%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury

239
239

59.4%
52.3%

33.1%
39.3%

4.6%
4.2%

2.5%
3.3%

0.4%
0.8%

264
60
286

54.9%
63.3%
50.3%

36.0%
28.3%
40.6%

3.8%
5.0%
5.6%

4.5%
1.7%
3.1%

0.8%
1.7%
0.3%

251
333

64.5%
64.9%

27.1%
29.4%

6.4%
3.0%

1.6%
1.8%

0.4%
0.9%

61
414
113
100
120
149
170
189
334

50.8%
65.0%
57.5%
62.0%
65.0%
68.5%
69.4%
69.8%
59.9%

36.1%
27.8%
32.7%
31.0%
32.5%
26.8%
23.5%
27.0%
35.9%

4.9%
4.8%
4.4%
4.0%
1.7%
2.7%
5.3%
1.1%
2.1%

6.6%
1.7%
1.8%
1.0%
0.8%
2.0%
1.2%
1.6%
1.8%

1.6%
0.7%
3.5%
2.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.6%
0.5%
0.3%

Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission

158
216
187

62.7%
65.3%
57.8%

30.4%
28.7%
36.4%

3.2%
3.7%
2.7%

1.9%
1.9%
2.7%

1.9%
0.5%
0.5%

21
19

66.7%
57.9%

23.8%
21.1%

4.8%
10.5%

4.8%
10.5%

0.0%
0.0%

Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development
SES wide

11
31
75
12

54.5%
61.3%
62.7%
75.0%

36.4%
29.0%
34.7%
25.0%

9.1%
6.5%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
3.2%
2.7%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

297

59.6%

34.3%

3.4%

2.0%

0.7%

13

69.2%

30.8%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

16
38
54
12
120
25
47
30
128

75.0%
60.5%
59.3%
75.0%
66.7%
48.0%
55.3%
60.0%
68.0%

18.8%
39.5%
33.3%
25.0%
31.7%
44.0%
25.5%
33.3%
26.6%

0.0%
0.0%
7.4%
0.0%
0.8%
8.0%
10.6%
0.0%
3.1%

6.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%
0.0%
8.5%
3.3%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.3%
2.3%

21
4948

42.9%
61.4%

47.6%
32.0%

0.0%
3.7%

4.8%
2.2%

4.8%
0.7%

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Q10 My talents are used well in the workplace.
Total # of
Respondents

Strongly
Agree

Agree

Neither Agree
nor Disagree

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors

11

36.4%

54.5%

9.1%

0.0%

0.0%

Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury

238
240

39.1%
36.7%

45.4%
46.7%

6.3%
7.1%

7.6%
7.5%

1.7%
2.1%

264
60
285

34.8%
45.0%
34.7%

51.1%
38.3%
47.0%

3.8%
1.7%
8.4%

7.2%
13.3%
7.0%

3.0%
1.7%
2.8%

252
334

44.0%
44.9%

39.7%
39.2%

6.0%
5.4%

7.5%
8.1%

2.8%
2.4%

60
413
112
100
120
149
170
189
333

23.3%
49.4%
42.0%
37.0%
50.8%
44.3%
45.9%
54.5%
38.4%

53.3%
39.5%
40.2%
48.0%
42.5%
45.0%
36.5%
38.6%
48.0%

6.7%
4.6%
3.6%
7.0%
3.3%
5.4%
5.3%
3.7%
5.7%

6.7%
5.1%
8.9%
5.0%
3.3%
4.0%
7.6%
2.6%
6.3%

10.0%
1.5%
5.4%
3.0%
0.0%
1.3%
4.7%
0.5%
1.5%

Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission

158
216
187

48.7%
44.9%
32.1%

37.3%
44.9%
50.3%

7.6%
5.6%
8.6%

3.8%
3.7%
7.0%

2.5%
0.9%
2.1%

21
19

47.6%
47.4%

42.9%
36.8%

0.0%
5.3%

4.8%
5.3%

4.8%
5.3%

Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development
SES wide

11
30
74
12

45.5%
43.3%
45.9%
75.0%

27.3%
43.3%
41.9%
25.0%

9.1%
6.7%
5.4%
0.0%

18.2%
6.7%
5.4%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
1.4%
0.0%

296

44.9%

40.5%

6.4%

6.8%

1.4%

13

53.8%

46.2%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

16
38
54
12
120
26
47
30
128

43.8%
52.6%
33.3%
50.0%
50.8%
38.5%
44.7%
36.7%
53.9%

43.8%
44.7%
50.0%
50.0%
40.0%
53.8%
27.7%
33.3%
35.2%

6.3%
0.0%
7.4%
0.0%
2.5%
3.8%
6.4%
6.7%
2.3%

0.0%
2.6%
9.3%
0.0%
5.8%
3.8%
17.0%
16.7%
3.9%

6.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%
0.0%
4.3%
6.7%
4.7%

21
4943

38.1%
43.1%

38.1%
42.9%

9.5%
5.4%

9.5%
6.4%

4.8%
2.2%

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Agency

Q11 My physical work location is accessible to individuals with physical
disabilities.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture

11
239

63.6%
57.3%

36.4%
37.2%

0.0%
3.3%

0.0%
1.7%

0.0%
0.4%

Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services

241

57.3%

38.2%

3.7%

0.8%

0.0%

261
59
286
252

47.1%
67.8%
55.9%
59.5%

45.6%
28.8%
40.2%
36.1%

4.6%
3.4%
1.4%
2.4%

2.3%
0.0%
2.1%
2.0%

0.4%
0.0%
0.3%
0.0%

Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State

333

53.2%

39.3%

3.6%

3.6%

0.3%

61
414
113
100

47.5%
55.6%
60.2%
45.0%

45.9%
40.3%
38.1%
50.0%

3.3%
3.4%
0.9%
3.0%

3.3%
0.5%
0.9%
1.0%

0.0%
0.2%
0.0%
1.0%

Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission

120
149
170
189
333
158
216
187

49.2%
57.0%
60.0%
55.6%
57.4%
72.8%
69.9%
60.4%

47.5%
34.2%
35.9%
38.6%
38.4%
25.3%
27.3%
37.4%

0.0%
3.4%
2.9%
2.1%
2.4%
1.3%
0.9%
0.5%

3.3%
4.0%
0.6%
2.6%
1.5%
0.6%
0.5%
1.6%

0.0%
1.3%
0.6%
1.1%
0.3%
0.0%
1.4%
0.0%

21
19
11
31
75
12

66.7%
52.6%
63.6%
51.6%
60.0%
58.3%

28.6%
36.8%
18.2%
48.4%
36.0%
33.3%

0.0%
10.5%
9.1%
0.0%
2.7%
8.3%

4.8%
0.0%
9.1%
0.0%
1.3%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

297

65.7%

31.0%

2.0%

1.0%

0.3%

13

76.9%

15.4%

7.7%

0.0%

0.0%

16
38
54
12
120

25.0%
73.7%
63.0%
58.3%
70.0%

50.0%
26.3%
37.0%
33.3%
30.0%

6.3%
0.0%
0.0%
8.3%
0.0%

18.8%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

26
47
30
128
21
4946

30.8%
44.7%
66.7%
71.9%
57.1%
58.3%

42.3%
46.8%
30.0%
25.0%
38.1%
37.1%

26.9%
8.5%
3.3%
1.6%
0.0%
2.6%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.6%
4.8%
1.6%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.3%

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Agency

Q12 My organization has provided workplace accommodations to
employees with disabilities.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation

11
239
241

63.6%
61.1%
56.4%

36.4%
35.1%
38.6%

0.0%
3.3%
4.6%

0.0%
0.4%
0.4%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

262
60
286
251
333

48.9%
61.7%
52.1%
62.5%
54.4%

43.1%
33.3%
42.3%
35.1%
39.3%

6.5%
3.3%
5.6%
2.4%
4.8%

1.1%
1.7%
0.0%
0.0%
1.2%

0.4%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.3%

60
413
113
100
120
149
170
188
333
158

51.7%
56.9%
61.1%
45.0%
50.0%
58.4%
49.4%
54.3%
63.4%
70.9%

40.0%
37.0%
34.5%
48.0%
45.8%
35.6%
47.6%
38.8%
33.3%
27.8%

6.7%
5.8%
3.5%
5.0%
3.3%
3.4%
2.4%
5.3%
3.0%
1.3%

1.7%
0.0%
0.9%
2.0%
0.8%
1.3%
0.0%
1.1%
0.3%
0.0%

0.0%
0.2%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.3%
0.6%
0.5%
0.0%
0.0%

Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority

216
187

71.3%
59.9%

26.4%
36.9%

0.9%
2.7%

0.0%
0.5%

1.4%
0.0%

21
19
11

76.2%
47.4%
45.5%

23.8%
47.4%
36.4%

0.0%
5.3%
9.1%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
9.1%

Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

31
75
12

48.4%
65.3%
58.3%

45.2%
28.0%
33.3%

6.5%
5.3%
8.3%

0.0%
1.3%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

297

71.0%

25.6%

2.7%

0.7%

0.0%

13

46.2%

53.8%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

16
38
54
12
119
26
47
30
128
21
4944

31.3%
65.8%
66.7%
75.0%
73.1%
34.6%
57.4%
63.3%
75.8%
52.4%
59.2%

56.3%
34.2%
33.3%
25.0%
25.2%
46.2%
42.6%
30.0%
22.7%
33.3%
36.0%

12.5%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.7%
19.2%
0.0%
6.7%
0.8%
14.3%
3.9%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%
0.0%
0.5%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.2%

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Agency

Q13 My organization demonstrates support to balance work and other
life issues.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education

11
238
241

27.3%
23.5%
25.7%

63.6%
48.7%
42.3%

9.1%
15.1%
15.4%

0.0%
9.2%
14.1%

0.0%
3.4%
2.5%

264
60

18.2%
30.0%

42.8%
45.0%

15.9%
13.3%

16.7%
8.3%

6.4%
3.3%

Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice

286
252
334

23.8%
26.2%
17.4%

56.6%
44.8%
47.0%

11.9%
15.9%
18.0%

6.3%
8.7%
12.6%

1.4%
4.4%
5.1%

61
414

21.3%
23.7%

37.7%
51.2%

26.2%
12.6%

9.8%
11.1%

4.9%
1.4%

Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation

113
100
120
149
170
189
334
158
216
187

25.7%
20.0%
18.3%
20.1%
25.3%
16.4%
27.8%
29.1%
17.6%
29.4%

47.8%
52.0%
47.5%
51.7%
47.1%
51.3%
47.3%
48.1%
36.1%
48.7%

8.0%
13.0%
15.0%
12.1%
14.7%
23.3%
12.9%
10.8%
19.0%
13.4%

14.2%
13.0%
14.2%
13.4%
9.4%
7.4%
9.0%
7.0%
19.0%
5.9%

4.4%
2.0%
5.0%
2.7%
3.5%
1.6%
3.0%
5.1%
8.3%
2.7%

21
19
11
31
74
12

23.8%
47.4%
45.5%
35.5%
48.6%
66.7%

61.9%
42.1%
45.5%
51.6%
39.2%
33.3%

4.8%
5.3%
9.1%
12.9%
9.5%
0.0%

9.5%
5.3%
0.0%
0.0%
2.7%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

297

35.4%

45.5%

11.1%

6.7%

1.3%

13

46.2%

53.8%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

16
38
54

25.0%
42.1%
24.1%

56.3%
47.4%
44.4%

18.8%
7.9%
18.5%

0.0%
2.6%
11.1%

0.0%
0.0%
1.9%

National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

12
118
26
47
29
128
21
4948

33.3%
60.2%
3.8%
57.4%
24.1%
23.4%
19.0%
26.1%

41.7%
36.4%
23.1%
34.0%
41.4%
54.7%
19.0%
46.8%

16.7%
3.4%
15.4%
6.4%
6.9%
11.7%
19.0%
13.8%

8.3%
0.0%
38.5%
2.1%
27.6%
7.0%
28.6%
10.1%

0.0%
0.0%
19.2%
0.0%
0.0%
3.1%
14.3%
3.2%

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Agency

Q14 My organization values the unique contribution of all employees.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury

11
237
241

9.1%
22.8%
24.5%

63.6%
54.0%
51.0%

18.2%
12.2%
15.8%

9.1%
8.4%
7.5%

0.0%
2.5%
1.2%

264
60
285
253
334

18.9%
21.7%
18.6%
25.7%
20.1%

53.8%
53.3%
57.9%
51.4%
55.7%

13.3%
13.3%
12.6%
12.3%
12.3%

10.6%
10.0%
9.8%
6.7%
10.2%

3.4%
1.7%
1.1%
4.0%
1.8%

61
413
113
99
120
149
169
189
332

11.5%
31.0%
21.2%
23.2%
36.7%
33.6%
30.2%
37.6%
27.1%

41.0%
49.4%
53.1%
50.5%
54.2%
56.4%
40.2%
50.8%
53.9%

29.5%
10.9%
9.7%
12.1%
8.3%
6.7%
12.4%
9.0%
12.0%

13.1%
7.0%
9.7%
9.1%
0.8%
3.4%
14.2%
2.1%
5.4%

4.9%
1.7%
6.2%
5.1%
0.0%
0.0%
3.0%
0.5%
1.5%

Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission

158
216
187

31.0%
30.1%
20.9%

49.4%
44.9%
59.9%

10.8%
14.4%
12.3%

5.1%
6.0%
5.9%

3.8%
4.6%
1.1%

21
19

28.6%
15.8%

47.6%
68.4%

9.5%
10.5%

14.3%
5.3%

0.0%
0.0%

Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

11
31
75
12

36.4%
32.3%
45.3%
83.3%

45.5%
45.2%
40.0%
16.7%

9.1%
9.7%
9.3%
0.0%

0.0%
12.9%
5.3%
0.0%

9.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

297

42.4%

43.8%

7.4%

4.4%

2.0%

13

46.2%

38.5%

15.4%

0.0%

0.0%

16
38
54
12
120
26
47
30
128
21
4946

25.0%
21.1%
16.7%
41.7%
53.3%
19.2%
25.5%
30.0%
25.0%
9.5%
28.0%

50.0%
68.4%
46.3%
50.0%
38.3%
53.8%
53.2%
23.3%
57.0%
47.6%
51.0%

12.5%
5.3%
29.6%
8.3%
6.7%
15.4%
14.9%
23.3%
10.9%
19.0%
11.8%

6.3%
5.3%
5.6%
0.0%
0.8%
11.5%
6.4%
20.0%
3.9%
14.3%
7.0%

6.3%
0.0%
1.9%
0.0%
0.8%
0.0%
0.0%
3.3%
3.1%
9.5%
2.2%

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Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
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Administration
National Archives and Records
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Social Security Administration
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FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q15 During your first 30 days as a new SES, how satisfied were you with the
training and information you received on key systems and procedures in your
organization?
Neither
Total # of
Very
Satisfied nor
Very
Respondents Satisfied Satisfied
Dissatisfied
Dissatisfied Dissatisfied
5
81
83

20.0%
6.2%
6.0%

0.0%
38.3%
39.8%

0.0%
30.9%
26.5%

80.0%
18.5%
16.9%

0.0%
6.2%
10.8%

102
20
92

9.8%
0.0%
5.4%

40.2%
15.0%
33.7%

20.6%
45.0%
33.7%

22.5%
40.0%
18.5%

6.9%
0.0%
8.7%

90
152

8.9%
11.2%

37.8%
28.3%

33.3%
28.9%

17.8%
21.1%

2.2%
10.5%

20
171
41
38
51
60
63
50
111
69
82
48

0.0%
16.4%
12.2%
18.4%
25.5%
16.7%
7.9%
20.0%
23.4%
8.7%
22.0%
14.6%

40.0%
33.9%
31.7%
36.8%
45.1%
31.7%
34.9%
50.0%
31.5%
43.5%
31.7%
27.1%

15.0%
22.2%
26.8%
34.2%
17.6%
23.3%
27.0%
6.0%
26.1%
21.7%
18.3%
35.4%

40.0%
23.4%
26.8%
10.5%
9.8%
23.3%
20.6%
22.0%
17.1%
20.3%
20.7%
18.8%

5.0%
4.1%
2.4%
0.0%
2.0%
5.0%
9.5%
2.0%
1.8%
5.8%
7.3%
4.2%

7
8
7
9
34
3

14.3%
25.0%
0.0%
11.1%
17.6%
33.3%

14.3%
50.0%
14.3%
66.7%
23.5%
0.0%

57.1%
12.5%
42.9%
0.0%
38.2%
0.0%

0.0%
12.5%
42.9%
11.1%
17.6%
66.7%

14.3%
0.0%
0.0%
11.1%
2.9%
0.0%

80

26.3%

36.3%

23.8%

12.5%

1.3%

5

0.0%

40.0%

0.0%

60.0%

0.0%

6
9
16
5
35
9
17
12
56

16.7%
33.3%
6.3%
20.0%
37.1%
0.0%
17.6%
8.3%
32.1%

50.0%
55.6%
50.0%
20.0%
40.0%
55.6%
35.3%
33.3%
42.9%

33.3%
11.1%
25.0%
20.0%
11.4%
22.2%
23.5%
25.0%
19.6%

0.0%
0.0%
18.8%
40.0%
8.6%
11.1%
11.8%
16.7%
5.4%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
11.1%
11.8%
16.7%
0.0%

11
1787

18.2%
14.9%

18.2%
35.5%

27.3%
25.1%

18.2%
19.0%

18.2%
5.4%

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Department of Health and Human
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Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
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Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
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Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
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Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
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National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
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Development
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Q16 During your first 30 days as a new SES, how satisfied were you with the
support you received from your agency?
Neither
Total # of
Very
Satisfied nor
Very
Respondents Satisfied Satisfied
Dissatisfied
Dissatisfied Dissatisfied
5
40.0%
20.0%
40.0%
0.0%
0.0%
81
14.8%
48.1%
16.0%
18.5%
2.5%
83
16.9%
49.4%
19.3%
8.4%
6.0%
102
20
92

21.6%
10.0%
13.0%

47.1%
30.0%
39.1%

14.7%
30.0%
33.7%

12.7%
30.0%
7.6%

3.9%
0.0%
6.5%

89
152

20.2%
17.8%

40.4%
36.8%

27.0%
25.7%

11.2%
12.5%

1.1%
7.2%

20
169
40
38
52
60
63
50
111
69
82
48

0.0%
25.4%
25.0%
21.1%
32.7%
20.0%
17.5%
34.0%
25.2%
30.4%
22.0%
25.0%

50.0%
37.3%
37.5%
36.8%
48.1%
43.3%
39.7%
42.0%
40.5%
47.8%
32.9%
31.3%

25.0%
22.5%
22.5%
28.9%
13.5%
21.7%
19.0%
6.0%
18.0%
14.5%
23.2%
31.3%

20.0%
11.2%
12.5%
7.9%
5.8%
15.0%
19.0%
16.0%
12.6%
4.3%
14.6%
8.3%

5.0%
3.6%
2.5%
5.3%
0.0%
0.0%
4.8%
2.0%
3.6%
2.9%
7.3%
4.2%

7
8
7
9
34
3

14.3%
37.5%
14.3%
44.4%
32.4%
33.3%

42.9%
62.5%
28.6%
33.3%
32.4%
66.7%

28.6%
0.0%
14.3%
0.0%
26.5%
0.0%

14.3%
0.0%
42.9%
11.1%
5.9%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
11.1%
2.9%
0.0%

81

27.2%

35.8%

27.2%

8.6%

1.2%

5

20.0%

20.0%

40.0%

20.0%

0.0%

6
9
16
5
35
9
17
12
56

0.0%
44.4%
12.5%
40.0%
42.9%
0.0%
17.6%
16.7%
37.5%

66.7%
55.6%
43.8%
20.0%
40.0%
55.6%
41.2%
41.7%
41.1%

16.7%
0.0%
37.5%
0.0%
8.6%
22.2%
23.5%
16.7%
17.9%

16.7%
0.0%
6.3%
40.0%
5.7%
11.1%
11.8%
16.7%
3.6%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
11.1%
5.9%
8.3%
0.0%

11
1785

18.2%
22.9%

36.4%
40.6%

18.2%
21.2%

18.2%
11.5%

9.1%
3.7%

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Department of Health and Human
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Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
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Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q17 Overall, how satisfied were you with your onboarding
experience as a new SES?

Satisfied
20.0%
42.0%
43.4%

Neither
Satisfied nor
Dissatisfied
0.0%
24.7%
26.5%

Dissatisfied
60.0%
17.3%
9.6%

Very
Dissatisfied
0.0%
4.9%
7.2%

16.7%
0.0%
8.7%

41.2%
15.0%
34.8%

19.6%
45.0%
34.8%

17.6%
40.0%
12.0%

4.9%
0.0%
9.8%

90
152

15.6%
12.5%

37.8%
38.8%

28.9%
25.0%

16.7%
15.1%

1.1%
8.6%

20
171
41
38
51
60
63
50
111
69
82
48

0.0%
19.3%
14.6%
21.1%
25.5%
8.3%
15.9%
28.0%
17.1%
18.8%
19.5%
20.8%

45.0%
36.8%
48.8%
42.1%
49.0%
33.3%
38.1%
44.0%
37.8%
52.2%
29.3%
33.3%

25.0%
22.2%
22.0%
21.1%
11.8%
20.0%
12.7%
8.0%
24.3%
18.8%
19.5%
29.2%

30.0%
17.0%
12.2%
10.5%
13.7%
31.7%
22.2%
16.0%
15.3%
7.2%
22.0%
12.5%

0.0%
4.7%
2.4%
5.3%
0.0%
6.7%
11.1%
4.0%
5.4%
2.9%
9.8%
4.2%

7
8
7
9
34
3

14.3%
37.5%
0.0%
33.3%
17.6%
33.3%

42.9%
62.5%
28.6%
44.4%
29.4%
0.0%

28.6%
0.0%
14.3%
0.0%
38.2%
33.3%

14.3%
0.0%
57.1%
22.2%
8.8%
33.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
5.9%
0.0%

81

32.1%

30.9%

25.9%

9.9%

1.2%

5

0.0%

40.0%

40.0%

20.0%

0.0%

6
9
16
5
35
9
17
12
56

16.7%
44.4%
12.5%
20.0%
42.9%
0.0%
17.6%
8.3%
23.2%

50.0%
55.6%
43.8%
40.0%
37.1%
55.6%
29.4%
41.7%
57.1%

33.3%
0.0%
31.3%
0.0%
8.6%
22.2%
35.3%
25.0%
16.1%

0.0%
0.0%
12.5%
40.0%
8.6%
11.1%
11.8%
16.7%
3.6%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
11.1%
5.9%
8.3%
0.0%

11
1788

27.3%
17.6%

18.2%
39.0%

27.3%
22.8%

9.1%
15.3%

18.2%
5.2%

Total # of
Respondents
5
81
83

Very
Satisfied
20.0%
11.1%
13.3%

102
20
92

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Q18 In my organization, there are sufficient funds available for my jobrelated development to maintain up-to-date skills.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education

11
238
241

9.1%
12.6%
10.8%

36.4%
37.8%
34.4%

27.3%
18.1%
23.2%

27.3%
19.7%
22.4%

0.0%
11.8%
9.1%

264
60

18.6%
5.0%

41.7%
43.3%

20.1%
28.3%

16.7%
18.3%

3.0%
5.0%

Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice

286
253
334

11.2%
13.0%
15.0%

43.4%
43.5%
49.1%

21.3%
21.3%
15.0%

20.6%
18.6%
17.4%

3.5%
3.6%
3.6%

61
413

11.5%
8.0%

36.1%
39.0%

16.4%
18.9%

26.2%
26.2%

9.8%
8.0%

Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission

113
99
120
149
170
189
334
158
216
187
21
19

4.4%
13.1%
20.8%
22.8%
12.9%
20.6%
12.6%
14.6%
27.8%
12.3%
4.8%
5.3%

23.0%
44.4%
49.2%
55.0%
43.5%
51.3%
36.8%
43.0%
52.8%
43.9%
28.6%
47.4%

20.4%
17.2%
13.3%
14.1%
14.1%
16.4%
13.5%
17.7%
12.0%
13.9%
4.8%
26.3%

35.4%
18.2%
10.8%
7.4%
24.7%
9.5%
27.2%
20.3%
5.6%
26.2%
42.9%
10.5%

16.8%
7.1%
5.8%
0.7%
4.7%
2.1%
9.9%
4.4%
1.9%
3.7%
19.0%
10.5%

Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

11
31
74
12

0.0%
12.9%
20.3%
16.7%

9.1%
41.9%
44.6%
25.0%

0.0%
22.6%
21.6%
25.0%

27.3%
16.1%
13.5%
25.0%

63.6%
6.5%
0.0%
8.3%

297

11.4%

41.8%

19.5%

21.2%

6.1%

13

23.1%

46.2%

15.4%

15.4%

0.0%

16
38
54
12
120
26
47
30
128
21
4950

12.5%
2.6%
13.0%
25.0%
30.0%
3.8%
4.3%
16.7%
8.6%
23.8%
14.2%

37.5%
47.4%
53.7%
41.7%
47.5%
38.5%
46.8%
26.7%
39.8%
42.9%
42.5%

18.8%
18.4%
7.4%
16.7%
15.8%
19.2%
6.4%
26.7%
17.2%
9.5%
17.3%

25.0%
28.9%
24.1%
8.3%
6.7%
34.6%
27.7%
20.0%
27.3%
23.8%
20.1%

6.3%
2.6%
1.9%
8.3%
0.0%
3.8%
14.9%
10.0%
7.0%
0.0%
5.9%

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q19 My developmental needs are assessed.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury

11
237
239

0.0%
7.6%
6.7%

18.2%
44.3%
36.0%

54.5%
20.3%
31.0%

18.2%
20.7%
22.2%

9.1%
7.2%
4.2%

263
60
285
252
329

8.4%
5.0%
4.9%
6.7%
6.7%

38.0%
43.3%
35.4%
36.9%
31.6%

22.8%
30.0%
30.9%
27.8%
27.7%

24.3%
13.3%
20.7%
23.8%
27.1%

6.5%
8.3%
8.1%
4.8%
7.0%

60
403
112
100
119
149
170
189
332

6.7%
8.7%
3.6%
5.0%
21.0%
13.4%
11.8%
13.8%
12.0%

25.0%
32.3%
33.9%
24.0%
47.1%
44.3%
31.2%
50.3%
40.4%

23.3%
25.8%
26.8%
33.0%
15.1%
26.2%
24.7%
20.6%
21.7%

23.3%
25.8%
25.9%
27.0%
11.8%
12.1%
25.9%
12.7%
19.0%

21.7%
7.4%
9.8%
11.0%
5.0%
4.0%
6.5%
2.6%
6.9%

Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission

154
214
185

9.7%
20.6%
3.2%

35.1%
49.5%
29.7%

24.0%
12.1%
31.9%

24.7%
14.5%
26.5%

6.5%
3.3%
8.6%

20
18

10.0%
0.0%

35.0%
27.8%

20.0%
50.0%

20.0%
16.7%

15.0%
5.6%

Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

11
31
75
12

9.1%
9.7%
13.3%
25.0%

9.1%
25.8%
41.3%
25.0%

27.3%
29.0%
24.0%
25.0%

27.3%
29.0%
16.0%
16.7%

27.3%
6.5%
5.3%
8.3%

295

12.9%

40.7%

25.1%

18.3%

3.1%

13

30.8%

46.2%

23.1%

0.0%

0.0%

16
36
54
12
120
25
47
30
124
21
4905

6.3%
2.8%
5.6%
33.3%
22.5%
0.0%
0.0%
16.7%
8.9%
4.8%
9.7%

18.8%
61.1%
37.0%
8.3%
55.8%
24.0%
25.5%
26.7%
45.2%
19.0%
37.8%

25.0%
22.2%
27.8%
16.7%
11.7%
32.0%
34.0%
16.7%
29.0%
28.6%
24.9%

31.3%
11.1%
22.2%
33.3%
7.5%
40.0%
23.4%
30.0%
14.5%
28.6%
21.2%

18.8%
2.8%
7.4%
8.3%
2.5%
4.0%
17.0%
10.0%
2.4%
19.0%
6.4%

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Q20 My developmental needs are met.
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities

11
236
238

45.5%
71.6%
69.3%

54.5%
28.4%
30.7%

262

68.3%

31.7%

Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior

58
282
251
330

70.7%
69.5%
68.1%
65.8%

29.3%
30.5%
31.9%
34.2%

58
405
109
100
119
148
169

51.7%
62.5%
52.3%
65.0%
73.9%
82.4%
69.8%

48.3%
37.5%
47.7%
35.0%
26.1%
17.6%
30.2%

Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration

188
328
152
216
186
21
19
11
29
74
12

81.4%
66.5%
70.4%
81.5%
65.1%
52.4%
63.2%
27.3%
62.1%
79.7%
58.3%

18.6%
33.5%
29.6%
18.5%
34.9%
47.6%
36.8%
72.7%
37.9%
20.3%
41.7%

296

76.0%

24.0%

13

92.3%

7.7%

16
38
53
12
119
26
47
30
127

68.8%
84.2%
69.8%
66.7%
90.8%
57.7%
53.2%
60.0%
78.0%

31.3%
15.8%
30.2%
33.3%
9.2%
42.3%
46.8%
40.0%
22.0%

U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

21
4893

57.1%
69.9%

42.9%
30.1%

Agency

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Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development

Q21a My developmental needs are not being met because of...lack of funding

Agree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

16.7%
47.0%
41.1%

50.0%
40.9%
31.5%

0.0%
7.6%
12.3%

33.3%
3.0%
12.3%

0.0%
1.5%
2.7%

79
17
83
78
112

16.5%
29.4%
32.5%
23.1%
20.5%

31.6%
29.4%
26.5%
34.6%
32.1%

12.7%
29.4%
25.3%
17.9%
18.8%

34.2%
5.9%
13.3%
21.8%
24.1%

5.1%
5.9%
2.4%
2.6%
4.5%

Total # of
Respondents

Strongly
Agree

6
66
73

27

37.0%

44.4%

3.7%

14.8%

0.0%

Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities

150
52
34
30
24
49
34
109
44
40
64

38.7%
51.9%
20.6%
16.7%
8.3%
36.7%
23.5%
44.0%
18.2%
10.0%
34.4%

34.0%
28.8%
23.5%
40.0%
25.0%
32.7%
17.6%
37.6%
22.7%
32.5%
34.4%

16.7%
9.6%
32.4%
13.3%
33.3%
20.4%
35.3%
8.3%
25.0%
15.0%
15.6%

9.3%
7.7%
14.7%
26.7%
25.0%
6.1%
20.6%
9.2%
31.8%
32.5%
10.9%

1.3%
1.9%
8.8%
3.3%
8.3%
4.1%
2.9%
0.9%
2.3%
10.0%
4.7%

10
7
8
11
15
5

50.0%
71.4%
75.0%
45.5%
13.3%
20.0%

20.0%
14.3%
25.0%
18.2%
40.0%
80.0%

20.0%
0.0%
0.0%
36.4%
0.0%
0.0%

10.0%
14.3%
0.0%
0.0%
26.7%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
20.0%
0.0%

71

49.3%

35.2%

5.6%

8.5%

1.4%

1

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

5

80.0%

20.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

6
16
4
10
11
22
12
28
9
1446

33.3%
31.3%
25.0%
50.0%
45.5%
27.3%
33.3%
57.1%
11.1%
33.1%

50.0%
37.5%
25.0%
0.0%
36.4%
40.9%
8.3%
35.7%
22.2%
32.8%

16.7%
12.5%
0.0%
20.0%
18.2%
18.2%
33.3%
3.6%
33.3%
15.7%

0.0%
18.8%
50.0%
30.0%
0.0%
13.6%
16.7%
3.6%
33.3%
15.4%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
8.3%
0.0%
0.0%
3.0%

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Q21b My developmental needs are not being met because of...inability to
take time away from the job

Agree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

33.3%
36.4%

33.3%
34.8%

16.7%
7.6%

16.7%
16.7%

0.0%
4.5%

70

31.4%

42.9%

11.4%

11.4%

2.9%

81
17
83
77
111

24.7%
11.8%
27.7%
32.5%
35.1%

61.7%
47.1%
43.4%
39.0%
42.3%

9.9%
29.4%
15.7%
9.1%
7.2%

2.5%
11.8%
10.8%
16.9%
11.7%

1.2%
0.0%
2.4%
2.6%
3.6%

26
146
50
32

30.8%
22.6%
34.0%
28.1%

34.6%
32.2%
32.0%
46.9%

11.5%
21.9%
18.0%
9.4%

19.2%
19.2%
16.0%
12.5%

3.8%
4.1%
0.0%
3.1%

Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority

30
26
49
35
107
40
37
64

16.7%
34.6%
38.8%
22.9%
27.1%
35.0%
27.0%
28.1%

60.0%
50.0%
36.7%
57.1%
38.3%
42.5%
59.5%
50.0%

6.7%
11.5%
10.2%
5.7%
12.1%
10.0%
8.1%
9.4%

13.3%
3.8%
14.3%
11.4%
21.5%
12.5%
2.7%
12.5%

3.3%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
0.9%
0.0%
2.7%
0.0%

10
7
7

0.0%
0.0%
28.6%

20.0%
14.3%
71.4%

30.0%
71.4%
0.0%

50.0%
14.3%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board

11
15
5

18.2%
33.3%
0.0%

45.5%
33.3%
20.0%

36.4%
13.3%
80.0%

0.0%
13.3%
0.0%

0.0%
6.7%
0.0%

69

17.4%

39.1%

14.5%

24.6%

4.3%

1

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

5
6
16
4

40.0%
16.7%
56.3%
0.0%

60.0%
50.0%
43.8%
75.0%

0.0%
16.7%
0.0%
25.0%

0.0%
16.7%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

11
11
20
12
27
9
1422

9.1%
63.6%
5.0%
16.7%
14.8%
22.2%
27.8%

54.5%
36.4%
50.0%
50.0%
33.3%
33.3%
42.5%

18.2%
0.0%
10.0%
8.3%
14.8%
22.2%
12.8%

18.2%
0.0%
30.0%
16.7%
29.6%
22.2%
14.5%

0.0%
0.0%
5.0%
8.3%
7.4%
0.0%
2.4%

Total # of
Respondents

Strongly
Agree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture

6
66

Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State

Agency

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
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Agency

Q21c My developmental needs are not being met because of...lack of
support from superiors
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services

6
65
73

0.0%
23.1%
11.0%

16.7%
21.5%
28.8%

33.3%
30.8%
32.9%

50.0%
15.4%
21.9%

0.0%
9.2%
5.5%

82
14
86
76

17.1%
21.4%
17.4%
14.5%

43.9%
7.1%
32.6%
30.3%

14.6%
28.6%
34.9%
25.0%

19.5%
28.6%
11.6%
25.0%

4.9%
14.3%
3.5%
5.3%

Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation

113

16.8%

33.6%

20.4%

24.8%

4.4%

28
150
51
33
31
25
50
35
109
45

25.0%
15.3%
35.3%
21.2%
9.7%
16.0%
20.0%
17.1%
18.3%
20.0%

21.4%
30.0%
7.8%
33.3%
22.6%
28.0%
26.0%
25.7%
22.9%
33.3%

28.6%
29.3%
33.3%
33.3%
38.7%
36.0%
36.0%
34.3%
34.9%
31.1%

17.9%
20.7%
15.7%
12.1%
25.8%
16.0%
16.0%
22.9%
17.4%
6.7%

7.1%
4.7%
7.8%
0.0%
3.2%
4.0%
2.0%
0.0%
6.4%
8.9%

Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

37
63

13.5%
14.3%

45.9%
34.9%

21.6%
28.6%

16.2%
15.9%

2.7%
6.3%

10
7
7
10
15
5

30.0%
14.3%
14.3%
30.0%
13.3%
0.0%

30.0%
0.0%
14.3%
40.0%
33.3%
20.0%

20.0%
71.4%
0.0%
20.0%
40.0%
40.0%

20.0%
14.3%
28.6%
10.0%
13.3%
20.0%

0.0%
0.0%
42.9%
0.0%
0.0%
20.0%

70

12.9%

24.3%

22.9%

34.3%

5.7%

1

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

5
6
16
4
11
11
22
12
28
9
1444

20.0%
16.7%
25.0%
0.0%
18.2%
18.2%
13.6%
25.0%
3.6%
33.3%
17.1%

0.0%
50.0%
37.5%
75.0%
27.3%
27.3%
31.8%
25.0%
17.9%
44.4%
29.3%

20.0%
0.0%
25.0%
0.0%
36.4%
45.5%
22.7%
41.7%
25.0%
22.2%
28.6%

60.0%
33.3%
12.5%
25.0%
9.1%
9.1%
27.3%
8.3%
46.4%
0.0%
19.9%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
9.1%
0.0%
4.5%
0.0%
7.1%
0.0%
5.1%

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Q21d My developmental needs are not being met because of...appropriate
training not offered

Agree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

16.7%
12.1%
11.1%

16.7%
24.2%
29.2%

50.0%
36.4%
29.2%

16.7%
18.2%
26.4%

0.0%
9.1%
4.2%

80
17
83
76
111

6.3%
5.9%
6.0%
7.9%
12.6%

31.3%
47.1%
33.7%
46.1%
25.2%

30.0%
29.4%
27.7%
26.3%
28.8%

30.0%
17.6%
26.5%
17.1%
28.8%

2.5%
0.0%
6.0%
2.6%
4.5%

25
147
52
32
31
25
47
34

20.0%
17.0%
23.1%
9.4%
22.6%
8.0%
8.5%
5.9%

40.0%
35.4%
26.9%
34.4%
41.9%
36.0%
17.0%
17.6%

24.0%
26.5%
26.9%
37.5%
9.7%
20.0%
29.8%
50.0%

16.0%
18.4%
17.3%
15.6%
25.8%
36.0%
40.4%
26.5%

0.0%
2.7%
5.8%
3.1%
0.0%
0.0%
4.3%
0.0%

Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission

109
42
38
64

11.9%
14.3%
10.5%
12.5%

27.5%
38.1%
39.5%
17.2%

36.7%
11.9%
21.1%
26.6%

18.3%
26.2%
26.3%
31.3%

5.5%
9.5%
2.6%
12.5%

10

20.0%

30.0%

30.0%

20.0%

0.0%

Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration

7
7
11
15
5

28.6%
28.6%
9.1%
6.7%
0.0%

42.9%
14.3%
54.5%
46.7%
60.0%

28.6%
42.9%
9.1%
13.3%
40.0%

0.0%
14.3%
27.3%
26.7%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
6.7%
0.0%

66

4.5%

22.7%

24.2%

42.4%

6.1%

1

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

5
6
16
4
11
11
22
11
28

0.0%
16.7%
12.5%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
13.6%
18.2%
3.6%

20.0%
16.7%
25.0%
50.0%
18.2%
45.5%
36.4%
45.5%
21.4%

60.0%
16.7%
31.3%
25.0%
45.5%
27.3%
9.1%
18.2%
25.0%

20.0%
33.3%
31.3%
25.0%
36.4%
27.3%
22.7%
18.2%
46.4%

0.0%
16.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
18.2%
0.0%
3.6%

9
1424

11.1%
11.4%

33.3%
31.0%

22.2%
27.9%

22.2%
25.0%

11.1%
4.7%

Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy

U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Total # of
Respondents

Strongly
Agree

6
66
72

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Q21e My developmental needs are not being met because of...other

Agree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
5.1%

50.0%
82.1%

50.0%
5.1%

0.0%
7.7%

36

2.8%

8.3%

77.8%

8.3%

2.8%

42
9
56
40
58

9.5%
33.3%
5.4%
12.5%
6.9%

16.7%
0.0%
1.8%
12.5%
5.2%

66.7%
66.7%
82.1%
62.5%
72.4%

4.8%
0.0%
3.6%
5.0%
12.1%

2.4%
0.0%
7.1%
7.5%
3.4%

13
78
25
15

0.0%
9.0%
16.0%
6.7%

7.7%
9.0%
8.0%
6.7%

61.5%
75.6%
68.0%
73.3%

15.4%
3.8%
0.0%
6.7%

15.4%
2.6%
8.0%
6.7%

Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority

13
16
20
20
68
25
19
29

7.7%
12.5%
0.0%
20.0%
2.9%
12.0%
21.1%
10.3%

23.1%
18.8%
10.0%
15.0%
11.8%
4.0%
5.3%
10.3%

69.2%
68.8%
90.0%
65.0%
82.4%
64.0%
68.4%
69.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
16.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
4.0%
5.3%
10.3%

8
4
4

12.5%
25.0%
0.0%

12.5%
0.0%
0.0%

62.5%
75.0%
75.0%

12.5%
0.0%
25.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget

9
10
2

0.0%
20.0%
0.0%

22.2%
20.0%
0.0%

66.7%
60.0%
100.0%

11.1%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

30

3.3%

10.0%

70.0%

13.3%

3.3%

2
2
7
1
5
5

0.0%
0.0%
14.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
14.3%
0.0%
20.0%
0.0%

100.0%
100.0%
71.4%
100.0%
80.0%
100.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

9
4
15
6
756

11.1%
0.0%
13.3%
33.3%
8.2%

22.2%
25.0%
0.0%
16.7%
9.3%

44.4%
50.0%
66.7%
50.0%
73.1%

11.1%
25.0%
13.3%
0.0%
5.6%

11.1%
0.0%
6.7%
0.0%
3.8%

Total # of
Respondents

Strongly
Agree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture

2
39

Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q22 I take advantage of the developmental opportunities that are
available to me.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree Disagree
11
9.1%
63.6%
18.2%
9.1%
0.0%
238
19.7%
61.8%
14.3%
3.4%
0.8%
237
17.3%
54.9%
18.6%
7.6%
1.7%
260
59
280
248
328

11.9%
10.2%
11.4%
15.7%
19.5%

57.3%
67.8%
55.4%
60.1%
49.7%

17.3%
18.6%
24.3%
16.9%
20.1%

13.5%
3.4%
8.2%
6.9%
9.1%

0.0%
0.0%
0.7%
0.4%
1.5%

60
409
111
98
120
146
169
189
332
154
215
185

23.3%
22.0%
14.4%
14.3%
41.7%
19.9%
18.9%
20.1%
20.2%
24.0%
35.8%
14.1%

53.3%
58.9%
50.5%
51.0%
50.0%
63.0%
59.8%
59.8%
59.3%
53.2%
53.0%
58.4%

20.0%
13.2%
25.2%
22.4%
5.8%
12.3%
13.0%
16.4%
13.3%
14.9%
6.5%
21.1%

3.3%
5.9%
9.0%
12.2%
2.5%
4.1%
7.7%
3.2%
6.9%
6.5%
4.2%
5.9%

0.0%
0.0%
0.9%
0.0%
0.0%
0.7%
0.6%
0.5%
0.3%
1.3%
0.5%
0.5%

21
17
10
30
73
12

42.9%
11.8%
30.0%
13.3%
21.9%
41.7%

28.6%
52.9%
30.0%
43.3%
57.5%
50.0%

23.8%
23.5%
30.0%
33.3%
13.7%
8.3%

4.8%
11.8%
10.0%
10.0%
6.8%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

297

21.2%

57.2%

16.8%

4.7%

0.0%

13

30.8%

53.8%

7.7%

7.7%

0.0%

15
38
54
12
119
26
46
29
128
21
4893

20.0%
21.1%
25.9%
16.7%
18.5%
3.8%
8.7%
27.6%
37.5%
38.1%
20.2%

40.0%
65.8%
57.4%
66.7%
63.9%
53.8%
58.7%
58.6%
53.1%
33.3%
56.5%

26.7%
5.3%
13.0%
8.3%
13.4%
30.8%
28.3%
13.8%
7.8%
19.0%
16.3%

13.3%
7.9%
3.7%
8.3%
4.2%
3.8%
4.3%
0.0%
1.6%
9.5%
6.5%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
7.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.5%

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Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q23 How satisfied are you with the developmental opportunities you receive?
Neither
Total # of
Very
Very
Satisfied nor
Respondents Satisfied Satisfied
Dissatisfied
Dissatisfied Dissatisfied
11
9.1%
18.2%
36.4%
36.4%
0.0%
237
17.7%
44.3%
24.9%
11.0%
2.1%
240
14.6%
40.0%
30.0%
14.2%
1.3%
263
60
285
251
334

15.2%
10.0%
13.0%
12.4%
13.8%

46.4%
50.0%
41.8%
49.0%
40.7%

23.2%
21.7%
35.4%
26.7%
30.5%

14.4%
13.3%
8.8%
10.8%
13.5%

0.8%
5.0%
1.1%
1.2%
1.5%

61
411
112
100
120
149
170
188
332
157
216
186

9.8%
14.6%
7.1%
16.0%
26.7%
20.1%
17.6%
28.2%
13.3%
15.3%
31.5%
16.1%

34.4%
44.0%
33.9%
31.0%
48.3%
54.4%
44.1%
47.9%
49.1%
52.2%
48.1%
45.2%

34.4%
26.0%
35.7%
33.0%
11.7%
18.8%
26.5%
20.7%
24.4%
19.7%
13.4%
30.1%

18.0%
13.9%
16.1%
15.0%
12.5%
6.7%
10.6%
2.7%
11.1%
10.8%
6.0%
7.5%

3.3%
1.5%
7.1%
5.0%
0.8%
0.0%
1.2%
0.5%
2.1%
1.9%
0.9%
1.1%

21
19
11
31
73
12

9.5%
15.8%
9.1%
16.1%
26.0%
16.7%

33.3%
42.1%
9.1%
35.5%
41.1%
50.0%

33.3%
31.6%
36.4%
22.6%
24.7%
25.0%

14.3%
10.5%
36.4%
25.8%
8.2%
8.3%

9.5%
0.0%
9.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

297

25.9%

47.5%

18.2%

8.4%

0.0%

13

38.5%

23.1%

30.8%

7.7%

0.0%

16
38
54
12
120
26
47
29
128
21
4935

12.5%
15.8%
22.2%
16.7%
31.7%
0.0%
8.5%
17.2%
21.9%
23.8%
17.6%

25.0%
57.9%
46.3%
41.7%
50.8%
42.3%
44.7%
20.7%
55.5%
28.6%
44.8%

43.8%
15.8%
24.1%
25.0%
14.2%
42.3%
25.5%
41.4%
14.8%
28.6%
25.1%

12.5%
10.5%
7.4%
16.7%
2.5%
15.4%
12.8%
13.8%
7.8%
14.3%
10.9%

6.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%
0.0%
8.5%
6.9%
0.0%
4.8%
1.6%

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Q24a Since becoming a member of the SES, have
you...received a 360-type assessment
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
236
238

45.5%
45.3%
47.9%

54.5%
54.7%
52.1%

262
60
282
250
333

50.8%
51.7%
51.4%
43.6%
35.1%

49.2%
48.3%
48.6%
56.4%
64.9%

58
410
113
100
120
148
169
189
332
158
216
187
21
18
11
31
73
12
296
13

79.3%
38.5%
82.3%
52.0%
55.0%
53.4%
51.5%
70.9%
93.7%
53.8%
93.1%
56.1%
95.2%
27.8%
9.1%
51.6%
32.9%
41.7%
67.9%
92.3%

20.7%
61.5%
17.7%
48.0%
45.0%
46.6%
48.5%
29.1%
6.3%
46.2%
6.9%
43.9%
4.8%
72.2%
90.9%
48.4%
67.1%
58.3%
32.1%
7.7%

16
37
52
12
120
25
47
30
128
21

0.0%
54.1%
61.5%
16.7%
80.0%
56.0%
27.7%
56.7%
58.6%
66.7%

100.0%
45.9%
38.5%
83.3%
20.0%
44.0%
72.3%
43.3%
41.4%
33.3%

SES wide

4919

56.2%

43.8%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q24b Since becoming a member of the SES, have
you...been on a developmental assignment lasting
more than 30 days
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
236
239

0.0%
21.2%
13.4%

100.0%
78.8%
86.6%

261
60
284
249
332

9.2%
13.3%
17.3%
14.1%
18.1%

90.8%
86.7%
82.7%
85.9%
81.9%

61
412
113
100
118
148
169
189
331
158
213
186
21
18
11
31
73
12
296
13

11.5%
10.4%
10.6%
8.0%
8.5%
18.2%
17.8%
12.2%
28.7%
16.5%
24.9%
25.8%
4.8%
5.6%
0.0%
3.2%
23.3%
8.3%
22.3%
15.4%

88.5%
89.6%
89.4%
92.0%
91.5%
81.8%
82.2%
87.8%
71.3%
83.5%
75.1%
74.2%
95.2%
94.4%
100.0%
96.8%
76.7%
91.7%
77.7%
84.6%

16
37
52
12
120
25
47
30
127
21

0.0%
16.2%
21.2%
8.3%
47.5%
12.0%
12.8%
23.3%
26.0%
9.5%

100.0%
83.8%
78.8%
91.7%
52.5%
88.0%
87.2%
76.7%
74.0%
90.5%

SES wide

4915

17.5%

82.5%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Page 48

Q24c Since becoming a member of the SES, have
you...had a mentor advising you for developmental
purposes
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
236
238

9.1%
28.8%
21.8%

90.9%
71.2%
78.2%

262
60
282
251
330

24.8%
15.0%
23.4%
28.3%
21.8%

75.2%
85.0%
76.6%
71.7%
78.2%

60
410
113
100
120
147
168
188
331
157
216
187
21
18
11
31
72
12
294
13

20.0%
22.0%
13.3%
19.0%
43.3%
34.7%
21.4%
38.3%
36.3%
22.9%
55.1%
32.6%
19.0%
11.1%
36.4%
9.7%
37.5%
33.3%
35.7%
15.4%

80.0%
78.0%
86.7%
81.0%
56.7%
65.3%
78.6%
61.7%
63.7%
77.1%
44.9%
67.4%
81.0%
88.9%
63.6%
90.3%
62.5%
66.7%
64.3%
84.6%

16
38
53
12
119
25
47
30
128
21

25.0%
42.1%
28.3%
8.3%
66.4%
16.0%
14.9%
30.0%
39.8%
9.5%

75.0%
57.9%
71.7%
91.7%
33.6%
84.0%
85.1%
70.0%
60.2%
90.5%

SES wide

4912

29.3%

70.7%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q24d Since becoming a member of the SES, have
you...received formal executive coaching?
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
236
238

0.0%
33.1%
35.3%

100.0%
66.9%
64.7%

261
60
281
249
332

35.2%
26.7%
31.0%
34.5%
19.0%

64.8%
73.3%
69.0%
65.5%
81.0%

60
410
113
100
120
148
167
187
331
157
214
187
21
18
11
31
74
12
295
13

20.0%
21.0%
15.0%
19.0%
40.8%
51.4%
25.7%
47.1%
46.5%
36.9%
56.5%
49.2%
9.5%
16.7%
36.4%
29.0%
51.4%
25.0%
55.9%
23.1%

80.0%
79.0%
85.0%
81.0%
59.2%
48.6%
74.3%
52.9%
53.5%
63.1%
43.5%
50.8%
90.5%
83.3%
63.6%
71.0%
48.6%
75.0%
44.1%
76.9%

16
37
52
12
119
25
47
30
126
21

18.8%
24.3%
36.5%
8.3%
72.3%
36.0%
14.9%
46.7%
42.9%
28.6%

81.3%
75.7%
63.5%
91.7%
27.7%
64.0%
85.1%
53.3%
57.1%
71.4%

SES wide

4906

36.2%

63.8%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Page 50

Q24e Since becoming a member of the SES, have
you...attended a residential executive development
program?
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
236
239

9.1%
29.7%
32.2%

90.9%
70.3%
67.8%

260
60
284
251
332

36.5%
28.3%
14.8%
28.3%
24.7%

63.5%
71.7%
85.2%
71.7%
75.3%

60
411
113
100
120
148
168
188
331
157
216
187
21
18
11
31
72
12
295
13

21.7%
26.5%
14.2%
40.0%
63.3%
58.1%
23.8%
52.7%
37.8%
28.0%
34.7%
26.2%
61.9%
16.7%
18.2%
19.4%
12.5%
75.0%
37.6%
15.4%

78.3%
73.5%
85.8%
60.0%
36.7%
41.9%
76.2%
47.3%
62.2%
72.0%
65.3%
73.8%
38.1%
83.3%
81.8%
80.6%
87.5%
25.0%
62.4%
84.6%

16
38
52
12
119
25
47
30
128
21

6.3%
52.6%
40.4%
33.3%
39.5%
20.0%
29.8%
50.0%
44.5%
42.9%

93.8%
47.4%
59.6%
66.7%
60.5%
80.0%
70.2%
50.0%
55.5%
57.1%

SES wide

4917

32.4%

67.6%

Agency

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Q24f Since becoming a member of the SES, have
you...taken a sabbatical?
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
236
239

0.0%
1.7%
1.7%

100.0%
98.3%
98.3%

261
60
285
251
330

2.3%
0.0%
1.4%
1.6%
1.2%

97.7%
100.0%
98.6%
98.4%
98.8%

59
412
113
100
120
148
168
188
331
158
214
187
21
18
11
31
72
12
296
13

0.0%
2.4%
0.0%
2.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.6%
0.0%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
1.1%
4.8%
0.0%
0.0%
9.7%
2.8%
0.0%
1.4%
0.0%

100.0%
97.6%
100.0%
98.0%
100.0%
100.0%
99.4%
100.0%
99.4%
99.4%
99.5%
98.9%
95.2%
100.0%
100.0%
90.3%
97.2%
100.0%
98.6%
100.0%

16
38
53
12
120
25
47
30
128
21

0.0%
0.0%
7.5%
0.0%
0.8%
0.0%
0.0%
3.3%
0.8%
4.8%

100.0%
100.0%
92.5%
100.0%
99.2%
100.0%
100.0%
96.7%
99.2%
95.2%

SES wide

4919

1.3%

98.7%

Agency

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Q24g Since becoming a member of the SES, have
you...served as a mentor?
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
236
239

72.7%
70.8%
62.8%

27.3%
29.2%
37.2%

262
60
285
250
332

60.3%
75.0%
63.5%
68.8%
66.9%

39.7%
25.0%
36.5%
31.2%
33.1%

60
413
113
100
120
148
169
188
331
157
215
187
21
18
11
31
71
12
295
13

65.0%
47.5%
54.0%
61.0%
85.0%
81.1%
61.5%
74.5%
68.3%
65.6%
71.6%
84.0%
57.1%
27.8%
54.5%
54.8%
77.5%
66.7%
76.6%
46.2%

35.0%
52.5%
46.0%
39.0%
15.0%
18.9%
38.5%
25.5%
31.7%
34.4%
28.4%
16.0%
42.9%
72.2%
45.5%
45.2%
22.5%
33.3%
23.4%
53.8%

16
38
53
12
120
25
47
29
128
21

43.8%
47.4%
60.4%
41.7%
80.0%
32.0%
55.3%
58.6%
78.9%
76.2%

56.3%
52.6%
39.6%
58.3%
20.0%
68.0%
44.7%
41.4%
21.1%
23.8%

SES wide

4920

66.4%

33.6%

Agency

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Q24h Since becoming a member of the SES, have
you...participated in Action Learning?
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
233
232

0.0%
26.6%
18.1%

100.0%
73.4%
81.9%

261
58
282
248
329

11.9%
25.9%
18.1%
16.5%
19.8%

88.1%
74.1%
81.9%
83.5%
80.2%

57
409
109
100
120
147
166
188
324
157
210
182
21
18
11
30
72
12
293
13

14.0%
14.9%
5.5%
8.0%
22.5%
19.0%
25.3%
19.7%
32.1%
17.8%
40.5%
20.3%
28.6%
5.6%
0.0%
0.0%
23.6%
8.3%
20.8%
7.7%

86.0%
85.1%
94.5%
92.0%
77.5%
81.0%
74.7%
80.3%
67.9%
82.2%
59.5%
79.7%
71.4%
94.4%
100.0%
100.0%
76.4%
91.7%
79.2%
92.3%

16
36
52
12
117
25
45
30
127
21

0.0%
16.7%
11.5%
16.7%
33.3%
4.0%
17.8%
13.3%
26.8%
9.5%

100.0%
83.3%
88.5%
83.3%
66.7%
96.0%
82.2%
86.7%
73.2%
90.5%

SES wide

4858

20.0%

80.0%

Agency

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Q24i Since becoming a member of the SES, have
you...completed an Executive Development Plan?
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
234
238

18.2%
44.9%
42.4%

81.8%
55.1%
57.6%

259
60
283
250
333

45.2%
75.0%
36.0%
25.6%
36.6%

54.8%
25.0%
64.0%
74.4%
63.4%

58
411
112
100
120
148
168
189
330
157
214
187
21
18
11
31
73
12
293
13

31.0%
32.6%
14.3%
34.0%
60.8%
54.1%
78.6%
51.3%
82.7%
26.1%
51.4%
73.3%
47.6%
27.8%
27.3%
25.8%
35.6%
41.7%
79.5%
92.3%

69.0%
67.4%
85.7%
66.0%
39.2%
45.9%
21.4%
48.7%
17.3%
73.9%
48.6%
26.7%
52.4%
72.2%
72.7%
74.2%
64.4%
58.3%
20.5%
7.7%

16
38
53
12
119
25
47
30
127
20

12.5%
63.2%
35.8%
66.7%
91.6%
44.0%
29.8%
26.7%
24.4%
40.0%

87.5%
36.8%
64.2%
33.3%
8.4%
56.0%
70.2%
73.3%
75.6%
60.0%

SES wide

4904

48.2%

51.8%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q24j Since becoming a member of the SES, have
you...attended a short-term training program for
executives?
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army

11
237
238

9.1%
61.6%
59.2%

90.9%
38.4%
40.8%

259
60
283
251
332

61.0%
66.7%
45.9%
62.5%
54.5%

39.0%
33.3%
54.1%
37.5%
45.5%

60
410
113
100
120
148

50.0%
60.2%
40.7%
65.0%
86.7%
79.1%

50.0%
39.8%
59.3%
35.0%
13.3%
20.9%

Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board

169
189
329
157
214
187
21
18
10
31
72
12

68.6%
82.0%
60.8%
65.0%
82.2%
58.3%
61.9%
16.7%
20.0%
48.4%
44.4%
50.0%

31.4%
18.0%
39.2%
35.0%
17.8%
41.7%
38.1%
83.3%
80.0%
51.6%
55.6%
50.0%

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation

297
13

76.4%
46.2%

23.6%
53.8%

16
38
53

56.3%
71.1%
81.1%

43.8%
28.9%
18.9%

National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

12
120
25
47
30
128
21
4915

75.0%
74.2%
80.0%
48.9%
70.0%
80.5%
57.1%
63.6%

25.0%
25.8%
20.0%
51.1%
30.0%
19.5%
42.9%
36.4%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q24k Since becoming a member of the SES, have
you...taken an online training course?
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior

11
236
239

81.8%
83.5%
69.9%

18.2%
16.5%
30.1%

260
59
283
251
333

64.6%
78.0%
74.6%
73.7%
71.5%

35.4%
22.0%
25.4%
26.3%
28.5%

60
409
113
100
119
147
169

55.0%
67.5%
64.6%
56.0%
61.3%
61.9%
78.1%

45.0%
32.5%
35.4%
44.0%
38.7%
38.1%
21.9%

Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

189
329
158
215
187
21
18
10
31
72
12
296

64.0%
67.5%
77.2%
80.5%
73.8%
66.7%
83.3%
40.0%
51.6%
73.6%
41.7%
73.0%

36.0%
32.5%
22.8%
19.5%
26.2%
33.3%
16.7%
60.0%
48.4%
26.4%
58.3%
27.0%

National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board

13

76.9%

23.1%

16
38
53
12

43.8%
65.8%
67.9%
83.3%

56.3%
34.2%
32.1%
16.7%

119
25
47
30
127
21
4912

77.3%
60.0%
72.3%
63.3%
70.9%
47.6%
70.0%

22.7%
40.0%
27.7%
36.7%
29.1%
52.4%
30.0%

Agency

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

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others skipped this question.)

Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q25a How effective was this for your continued development...received a
360-type assessment
Total # of
Respondents

Very
Effective

Mostly
Effective

Somewhat
Effective

Slightly
Effective

Not at All
Effective

5
104
111

20.0%
29.8%
24.3%

0.0%
32.7%
35.1%

40.0%
23.1%
33.3%

40.0%
8.7%
5.4%

0.0%
5.8%
1.8%

131
31
143
103
110

16.0%
22.6%
21.7%
28.2%
25.5%

33.6%
35.5%
35.0%
37.9%
35.5%

32.1%
16.1%
29.4%
27.2%
26.4%

11.5%
9.7%
5.6%
3.9%
5.5%

6.9%
16.1%
8.4%
2.9%
7.3%

44
155
83
52
65
77
86
133
308
83
198
102

13.6%
22.6%
9.6%
19.2%
20.0%
33.8%
10.5%
19.5%
14.9%
20.5%
11.1%
21.6%

18.2%
29.0%
18.1%
34.6%
32.3%
27.3%
38.4%
36.1%
30.2%
33.7%
20.2%
38.2%

47.7%
34.2%
36.1%
28.8%
33.8%
32.5%
27.9%
30.1%
29.5%
31.3%
29.3%
34.3%

9.1%
8.4%
18.1%
7.7%
12.3%
6.5%
17.4%
10.5%
14.0%
10.8%
18.7%
2.0%

11.4%
5.8%
18.1%
9.6%
1.5%
0.0%
5.8%
3.8%
11.4%
3.6%
20.7%
3.9%

20
5
1
15
24
5

30.0%
40.0%
100.0%
33.3%
25.0%
40.0%

20.0%
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
37.5%
20.0%

25.0%
0.0%
0.0%
26.7%
16.7%
20.0%

15.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
16.7%
0.0%

10.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
4.2%
20.0%

197

26.4%

39.6%

24.4%

7.6%

2.0%

12
19
31
2
96
14
13
17
74
14
2702

16.7%
26.3%
32.3%
0.0%
20.8%
35.7%
46.2%
35.3%
39.2%
14.3%
21.5%

41.7%
31.6%
38.7%
0.0%
38.5%
50.0%
15.4%
17.6%
23.0%
28.6%
32.0%

25.0%
36.8%
22.6%
0.0%
31.3%
7.1%
23.1%
29.4%
27.0%
35.7%
29.5%

16.7%
0.0%
3.2%
50.0%
5.2%
7.1%
7.7%
5.9%
9.5%
21.4%
9.9%

0.0%
5.3%
3.2%
50.0%
4.2%
0.0%
7.7%
11.8%
1.4%
0.0%
7.1%

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Q25b How effective was this for your continued development...been on a
developmental assignment lasting more than 30 days
Total # of
Respondents

Very
Effective

Mostly
Effective

Somewhat
Effective

Slightly
Effective

Not at All
Effective

Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce

49
26

49.0%
50.0%

32.7%
34.6%

16.3%
15.4%

2.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%

OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security

22
7
48
30
58

22.7%
28.6%
58.3%
63.3%
44.8%

40.9%
42.9%
31.3%
23.3%
27.6%

36.4%
0.0%
10.4%
6.7%
17.2%

0.0%
14.3%
0.0%
6.7%
6.9%

0.0%
14.3%
0.0%
0.0%
3.4%

Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency

5
35
11
6
9
26
28
21
93
26
52
46

60.0%
45.7%
54.5%
33.3%
66.7%
57.7%
53.6%
61.9%
51.6%
46.2%
25.0%
65.2%

20.0%
31.4%
36.4%
66.7%
11.1%
23.1%
25.0%
19.0%
39.8%
30.8%
44.2%
21.7%

20.0%
20.0%
9.1%
0.0%
22.2%
15.4%
14.3%
9.5%
4.3%
15.4%
19.2%
4.3%

0.0%
2.9%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.8%
0.0%
9.5%
2.2%
3.8%
9.6%
6.5%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
7.1%
0.0%
2.2%
3.8%
1.9%
2.2%

Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board

1
1
1
17
1

0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
47.1%
0.0%

0.0%
100.0%
0.0%
35.3%
100.0%

100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
17.6%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

National Aeronautics and Space
Administration

59

54.2%

32.2%

13.6%

0.0%

0.0%

National Archives and Records
Administration
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

2
4
11
1
55
3
6
6
32
1

100.0%
100.0%
45.5%
100.0%
56.4%
100.0%
66.7%
66.7%
78.1%
100.0%

0.0%
0.0%
45.5%
0.0%
32.7%
0.0%
16.7%
33.3%
15.6%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
9.1%
0.0%
5.5%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.1%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.6%
0.0%
16.7%
0.0%
3.1%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.8%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

SES wide

802

52.1%

31.2%

11.8%

3.5%

1.4%

Agency

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Agency
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
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Q25c How effective was this for your continued development...had a
mentor advising you for developmental purposes?
Total # of
Respondents

Very
Effective

Mostly
Effective

Somewhat
Effective

Slightly
Effective

Not at All
Effective

66
49

37.9%
30.6%

40.9%
42.9%

16.7%
18.4%

1.5%
8.2%

3.0%
0.0%

63
7
62
63
68

33.3%
42.9%
32.3%
49.2%
44.1%

33.3%
42.9%
43.5%
25.4%
38.2%

27.0%
0.0%
21.0%
20.6%
14.7%

4.8%
14.3%
0.0%
3.2%
2.9%

1.6%
0.0%
3.2%
1.6%
0.0%

11
85
15
18
52
50
34
69
118
34
109
57

54.5%
44.7%
46.7%
44.4%
40.4%
20.0%
32.4%
34.8%
33.9%
44.1%
31.2%
29.8%

27.3%
40.0%
33.3%
27.8%
38.5%
46.0%
47.1%
44.9%
38.1%
41.2%
32.1%
45.6%

9.1%
11.8%
20.0%
22.2%
17.3%
26.0%
17.6%
13.0%
22.0%
11.8%
23.9%
19.3%

9.1%
1.2%
0.0%
5.6%
3.8%
8.0%
2.9%
5.8%
5.1%
2.9%
7.3%
5.3%

0.0%
2.4%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.4%
0.8%
0.0%
5.5%
0.0%

4
2
4
1
27
4

50.0%
100.0%
0.0%
100.0%
40.7%
25.0%

25.0%
0.0%
50.0%
0.0%
44.4%
75.0%

0.0%
0.0%
50.0%
0.0%
11.1%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.7%
0.0%

25.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

104

35.6%

39.4%

21.2%

3.8%

0.0%

2

0.0%

50.0%

50.0%

0.0%

0.0%

3
15
15
1
79
4
7
9
49
2
1377

33.3%
46.7%
26.7%
0.0%
20.3%
25.0%
42.9%
55.6%
46.9%
50.0%
36.2%

0.0%
20.0%
40.0%
100.0%
46.8%
50.0%
0.0%
22.2%
34.7%
50.0%
38.7%

66.7%
26.7%
26.7%
0.0%
24.1%
25.0%
57.1%
11.1%
16.3%
0.0%
19.5%

0.0%
6.7%
6.7%
0.0%
7.6%
0.0%
0.0%
11.1%
2.0%
0.0%
4.4%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.3%

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Q25d How effective was this for your continued development...received
formal executive coaching?
Total # of
Respondents

Very
Effective

Mostly
Effective

Somewhat
Effective

Slightly
Effective

Not at All
Effective

Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce

75
77

52.0%
24.7%

28.0%
39.0%

8.0%
22.1%

5.3%
9.1%

6.7%
5.2%

OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security

89
16
79
83
59

30.3%
50.0%
31.6%
43.4%
32.2%

31.5%
25.0%
31.6%
34.9%
37.3%

19.1%
12.5%
26.6%
8.4%
22.0%

13.5%
6.3%
6.3%
9.6%
6.8%

5.6%
6.3%
3.8%
3.6%
1.7%

Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency

12
73
15
16
43
70
40
83
144
55
110
87

25.0%
32.9%
46.7%
25.0%
23.3%
30.0%
32.5%
26.5%
23.6%
21.8%
30.0%
32.2%

16.7%
27.4%
26.7%
50.0%
27.9%
37.1%
32.5%
38.6%
30.6%
41.8%
29.1%
27.6%

25.0%
32.9%
6.7%
18.8%
32.6%
21.4%
30.0%
20.5%
27.8%
23.6%
20.0%
27.6%

16.7%
5.5%
0.0%
6.3%
14.0%
7.1%
2.5%
13.3%
10.4%
9.1%
16.4%
9.2%

16.7%
1.4%
20.0%
0.0%
2.3%
4.3%
2.5%
1.2%
7.6%
3.6%
4.5%
3.4%

Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board

2
3
4
9
37
3

0.0%
66.7%
50.0%
55.6%
32.4%
33.3%

50.0%
0.0%
25.0%
11.1%
45.9%
33.3%

0.0%
33.3%
0.0%
33.3%
16.2%
33.3%

0.0%
0.0%
25.0%
0.0%
5.4%
0.0%

50.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

National Aeronautics and Space
Administration

161

35.4%

30.4%

22.4%

8.1%

3.7%

National Archives and Records
Administration

3

66.7%

33.3%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

1
7
18
1
83
8
6
14
53
5

100.0%
14.3%
61.1%
0.0%
19.3%
37.5%
50.0%
21.4%
32.1%
0.0%

0.0%
57.1%
11.1%
100.0%
33.7%
62.5%
0.0%
14.3%
34.0%
60.0%

0.0%
28.6%
11.1%
0.0%
30.1%
0.0%
33.3%
42.9%
18.9%
20.0%

0.0%
0.0%
11.1%
0.0%
13.3%
0.0%
16.7%
7.1%
9.4%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
5.6%
0.0%
3.6%
0.0%
0.0%
14.3%
5.7%
20.0%

1657

31.6%

32.5%

22.3%

9.3%

4.3%

Agency

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Q25e How effective was this for your continued development...attended a
residential executive development program?
Total # of
Respondents

Very
Effective

Mostly
Effective

Somewhat
Effective

Slightly
Effective

Not at All
Effective

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce

1
68
73

100.0%
39.7%
41.1%

0.0%
36.8%
30.1%

0.0%
17.6%
23.3%

0.0%
2.9%
4.1%

0.0%
2.9%
1.4%

OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security

89
16
40
69
79

23.6%
43.8%
35.0%
52.2%
38.0%

44.9%
43.8%
47.5%
40.6%
40.5%

25.8%
12.5%
10.0%
7.2%
13.9%

4.5%
0.0%
7.5%
0.0%
6.3%

1.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.3%

Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency

12
100
16
33
72
83
39
95
120
43
66
46

33.3%
28.0%
43.8%
51.5%
41.7%
31.3%
46.2%
30.5%
46.7%
53.5%
27.3%
56.5%

33.3%
39.0%
31.3%
21.2%
40.3%
49.4%
38.5%
52.6%
30.8%
27.9%
40.9%
26.1%

33.3%
24.0%
18.8%
15.2%
11.1%
18.1%
10.3%
11.6%
20.0%
16.3%
24.2%
17.4%

0.0%
9.0%
6.3%
9.1%
5.6%
0.0%
5.1%
4.2%
2.5%
2.3%
6.1%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.0%
1.4%
1.2%
0.0%
1.1%
0.0%
0.0%
1.5%
0.0%

Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board

12
3
2
6
9
9

41.7%
66.7%
50.0%
66.7%
33.3%
22.2%

41.7%
33.3%
50.0%
33.3%
55.6%
55.6%

8.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
11.1%
22.2%

8.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

National Aeronautics and Space
Administration

107

37.4%

42.1%

14.0%

3.7%

2.8%

National Archives and Records
Administration

2

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

1
18
21
4
40
4
13
15
55
9

100.0%
66.7%
42.9%
0.0%
27.5%
25.0%
46.2%
40.0%
50.9%
55.6%

0.0%
27.8%
14.3%
50.0%
47.5%
50.0%
30.8%
26.7%
32.7%
33.3%

0.0%
5.6%
38.1%
0.0%
10.0%
25.0%
15.4%
33.3%
12.7%
11.1%

0.0%
0.0%
4.8%
25.0%
12.5%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.8%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
25.0%
2.5%
0.0%
7.7%
0.0%
1.8%
0.0%

1508

39.5%

38.4%

16.9%

4.0%

1.1%

Agency

SES wide

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Q25f How effective was this for your continued development...taken a
sabbatical?
Total # of
Respondents

Very
Effective

Mostly
Effective

Somewhat
Effective

Slightly
Effective

Not at All
Effective

Department of Agriculture

3

33.3%

33.3%

0.0%

0.0%

33.3%

Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense
Agencies, and DoD Field Activities

3

33.3%

33.3%

33.3%

0.0%

0.0%

2

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services

1

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

4

25.0%

50.0%

25.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Department of Homeland Security

4

50.0%

25.0%

25.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Department of Justice

5

60.0%

20.0%

20.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Department of State

2

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Department of the Interior

1

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Department of the Treasury

1

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Department of Transportation

1

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Department of Veterans Affairs

1

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Environmental Protection Agency

2

50.0%

50.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Federal Trade Commission

3

33.3%

33.3%

33.3%

0.0%

0.0%

General Services Administration
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration

2

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

4

25.0%

75.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

National Science Foundation

3

66.7%

33.3%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

SES wide

42

54.8%

31.0%

11.9%

0.0%

2.4%

Agency

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Q25g How effective was this for your continued development...served as a
mentor?
Total # of
Respondents

Very
Effective

Mostly
Effective

Somewhat
Effective

Slightly
Effective

Not at All
Effective

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury

8
157
142

25.0%
32.5%
26.1%

62.5%
46.5%
40.1%

12.5%
17.2%
23.2%

0.0%
3.2%
8.5%

0.0%
0.6%
2.1%

149
44
178
164
213

30.9%
25.0%
22.5%
30.5%
36.2%

45.0%
43.2%
39.9%
38.4%
39.0%

14.8%
22.7%
25.8%
23.8%
17.8%

6.7%
9.1%
10.1%
5.5%
6.1%

2.7%
0.0%
1.7%
1.8%
0.9%

39
183
59
57
98
118
104
136
222

30.8%
29.0%
25.4%
29.8%
45.9%
31.4%
36.5%
32.4%
26.1%

25.6%
44.8%
40.7%
40.4%
31.6%
49.2%
40.4%
40.4%
46.4%

20.5%
18.6%
23.7%
19.3%
16.3%
14.4%
13.5%
21.3%
19.8%

10.3%
6.6%
5.1%
7.0%
4.1%
4.2%
7.7%
4.4%
6.3%

12.8%
1.1%
5.1%
3.5%
2.0%
0.8%
1.9%
1.5%
1.4%

Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission

101
149
150

26.7%
43.0%
30.0%

43.6%
40.3%
37.3%

17.8%
13.4%
26.0%

8.9%
2.7%
4.0%

3.0%
0.7%
2.7%

12
4

41.7%
50.0%

25.0%
50.0%

16.7%
0.0%

16.7%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%

Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

6
17
53
8

50.0%
5.9%
28.3%
12.5%

16.7%
41.2%
52.8%
75.0%

33.3%
47.1%
17.0%
12.5%

0.0%
0.0%
1.9%
0.0%

0.0%
5.9%
0.0%
0.0%

223

37.7%

40.8%

15.7%

4.9%

0.9%

6

0.0%

50.0%

33.3%

16.7%

0.0%

4
17
31
4
94
8
25
15
98
16
3152

50.0%
29.4%
51.6%
25.0%
22.3%
0.0%
20.0%
40.0%
36.7%
31.3%
31.2%

50.0%
41.2%
35.5%
50.0%
54.3%
75.0%
36.0%
33.3%
35.7%
25.0%
41.8%

0.0%
23.5%
6.5%
0.0%
21.3%
25.0%
24.0%
26.7%
20.4%
37.5%
19.4%

0.0%
5.9%
3.2%
25.0%
2.1%
0.0%
8.0%
0.0%
6.1%
6.3%
5.7%

0.0%
0.0%
3.2%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
12.0%
0.0%
1.0%
0.0%
1.8%

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Q25h How effective was this for your continued development...participated
in Action Learning?
Total # of
Respondents

Very
Effective

Mostly
Effective

Somewhat
Effective

Slightly
Effective

Not at All
Effective

Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce

61
39

24.6%
15.4%

42.6%
28.2%

23.0%
41.0%

8.2%
10.3%

1.6%
5.1%

OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security

29
12
47
34
56

3.4%
8.3%
2.1%
14.7%
23.2%

55.2%
50.0%
53.2%
44.1%
50.0%

24.1%
33.3%
27.7%
35.3%
25.0%

17.2%
8.3%
4.3%
5.9%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
12.8%
0.0%
1.8%

Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency

8
60
6
8
27
26
38
35
99
25
80
36

37.5%
35.0%
0.0%
37.5%
14.8%
11.5%
23.7%
31.4%
19.2%
16.0%
12.5%
16.7%

25.0%
35.0%
16.7%
50.0%
48.1%
65.4%
42.1%
40.0%
44.4%
40.0%
42.5%
19.4%

37.5%
23.3%
66.7%
12.5%
33.3%
19.2%
26.3%
22.9%
27.3%
32.0%
31.3%
47.2%

0.0%
5.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.7%
3.8%
7.9%
5.7%
5.1%
12.0%
7.5%
11.1%

0.0%
1.7%
16.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
4.0%
0.0%
6.3%
5.6%

Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board

6
1
17
1

33.3%
0.0%
23.5%
0.0%

33.3%
100.0%
52.9%
100.0%

16.7%
0.0%
23.5%
0.0%

16.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

National Aeronautics and Space
Administration

59

20.3%

42.4%

30.5%

6.8%

0.0%

National Archives and Records
Administration
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

1
5
6
2
38
1
7
4
32
1

0.0%
80.0%
50.0%
50.0%
13.2%
0.0%
0.0%
25.0%
18.8%
0.0%

100.0%
0.0%
50.0%
50.0%
44.7%
0.0%
57.1%
75.0%
59.4%
100.0%

0.0%
20.0%
0.0%
0.0%
28.9%
100.0%
42.9%
0.0%
18.8%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
13.2%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.1%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

SES wide

913

19.2%

43.7%

28.0%

6.6%

2.5%

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Executive Development Plan?
Total # of
Respondents

Very
Effective

Mostly
Effective

Somewhat
Effective

Slightly
Effective

Not at All
Effective

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce

2
102
99

0.0%
13.7%
8.1%

50.0%
38.2%
33.3%

50.0%
30.4%
26.3%

0.0%
9.8%
22.2%

0.0%
7.8%
10.1%

OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security

105
44
96
56
118

5.7%
9.1%
5.2%
19.6%
6.8%

28.6%
25.0%
31.3%
39.3%
34.7%

35.2%
29.5%
44.8%
30.4%
37.3%

18.1%
20.5%
10.4%
7.1%
11.0%

12.4%
15.9%
8.3%
3.6%
10.2%

Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency

14
127
13
30
71
76
127
93
262
38
105
132

21.4%
18.1%
0.0%
10.0%
14.1%
5.3%
9.4%
16.1%
7.3%
18.4%
11.4%
8.3%

21.4%
34.6%
30.8%
26.7%
26.8%
32.9%
18.1%
34.4%
22.5%
44.7%
34.3%
17.4%

42.9%
27.6%
46.2%
33.3%
35.2%
38.2%
32.3%
25.8%
28.2%
26.3%
34.3%
34.1%

7.1%
10.2%
15.4%
20.0%
16.9%
13.2%
15.0%
15.1%
21.0%
2.6%
13.3%
28.0%

7.1%
9.4%
7.7%
10.0%
7.0%
10.5%
25.2%
8.6%
21.0%
7.9%
6.7%
12.1%

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board

10
5
3
8
25
5

20.0%
0.0%
33.3%
12.5%
16.0%
0.0%

50.0%
20.0%
0.0%
25.0%
48.0%
60.0%

10.0%
40.0%
33.3%
12.5%
24.0%
20.0%

10.0%
20.0%
33.3%
37.5%
12.0%
0.0%

10.0%
20.0%
0.0%
12.5%
0.0%
20.0%

National Aeronautics and Space
Administration

222

8.1%

20.3%

34.2%

22.5%

14.9%

National Archives and Records
Administration

12

0.0%

41.7%

41.7%

8.3%

8.3%

National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

2
22
17
8
108
10
14
8
29
8

0.0%
18.2%
17.6%
25.0%
3.7%
0.0%
21.4%
50.0%
37.9%
12.5%

0.0%
22.7%
41.2%
12.5%
33.3%
10.0%
21.4%
12.5%
41.4%
37.5%

50.0%
36.4%
17.6%
12.5%
25.9%
50.0%
28.6%
25.0%
10.3%
12.5%

0.0%
9.1%
17.6%
50.0%
21.3%
20.0%
21.4%
12.5%
6.9%
12.5%

50.0%
13.6%
5.9%
0.0%
15.7%
20.0%
7.1%
0.0%
3.4%
25.0%

SES wide

2252

10.5%

28.8%

31.5%

16.8%

12.4%

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Q25j How effective was this for your continued development...attended a
short-term training program for executives?
Total # of
Respondents

Very
Effective

Mostly
Effective

Somewhat
Effective

Slightly
Effective

Not at All
Effective

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce

1
143
136

0.0%
16.1%
16.2%

100.0%
46.2%
35.3%

0.0%
23.8%
30.1%

0.0%
7.7%
14.7%

0.0%
6.3%
3.7%

OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security

156
40
127
153
172

21.8%
10.0%
17.3%
20.3%
22.7%

42.3%
40.0%
43.3%
43.1%
47.1%

24.4%
32.5%
29.9%
22.9%
20.3%

9.6%
12.5%
7.1%
10.5%
7.0%

1.9%
5.0%
2.4%
3.3%
2.9%

Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency

29
241
46
63
101
115
113
152
196
100
172
106

13.8%
21.2%
17.4%
25.4%
32.7%
31.3%
21.2%
20.4%
18.9%
18.0%
18.6%
19.8%

24.1%
33.6%
30.4%
36.5%
40.6%
40.9%
36.3%
51.3%
45.9%
44.0%
45.9%
38.7%

48.3%
29.0%
26.1%
22.2%
13.9%
25.2%
27.4%
19.1%
23.0%
24.0%
21.5%
27.4%

13.8%
14.9%
15.2%
12.7%
11.9%
1.7%
12.4%
7.2%
9.7%
13.0%
8.1%
10.4%

0.0%
1.2%
10.9%
3.2%
1.0%
0.9%
2.7%
2.0%
2.6%
1.0%
5.8%
3.8%

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board

13
3
2
14
31
6

38.5%
0.0%
50.0%
28.6%
25.8%
0.0%

30.8%
33.3%
50.0%
42.9%
48.4%
66.7%

15.4%
66.7%
0.0%
21.4%
19.4%
33.3%

7.7%
0.0%
0.0%
7.1%
6.5%
0.0%

7.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

National Aeronautics and Space
Administration

222

21.6%

45.0%

22.5%

9.9%

0.9%

National Archives and Records
Administration

Agency

5

60.0%

0.0%

40.0%

0.0%

0.0%

National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

9
26
40
9
87
18
23
20
103
12

0.0%
34.6%
25.0%
11.1%
13.8%
5.6%
17.4%
30.0%
30.1%
33.3%

44.4%
26.9%
27.5%
11.1%
51.7%
33.3%
52.2%
50.0%
44.7%
25.0%

22.2%
34.6%
32.5%
33.3%
28.7%
44.4%
30.4%
15.0%
14.6%
41.7%

33.3%
3.8%
12.5%
22.2%
4.6%
16.7%
0.0%
5.0%
7.8%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
2.5%
22.2%
1.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
0.0%

SES wide

3051

21.0%

42.0%

24.6%

9.7%

2.6%

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Q25k How effective was this for your continued development...taken an online
training course
Total # of
Respondents

Very
Effective

Mostly
Effective

Somewhat
Effective

Slightly
Effective

Not at All
Effective

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce

9
194
165

22.2%
5.7%
4.8%

11.1%
31.4%
23.6%

33.3%
38.1%
35.8%

11.1%
16.5%
24.8%

22.2%
8.2%
10.9%

OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security

164
45
209
180
237

7.3%
6.7%
3.3%
8.3%
7.2%

34.8%
22.2%
30.6%
27.2%
26.2%

32.9%
37.8%
40.2%
25.6%
30.4%

20.7%
20.0%
16.7%
23.9%
24.9%

4.3%
13.3%
9.1%
15.0%
11.4%

Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency

30
271
72
55
71
91
129
119
217
121
168
138

13.3%
11.8%
4.2%
16.4%
8.5%
6.6%
8.5%
10.9%
9.7%
6.6%
10.1%
5.1%

16.7%
29.2%
19.4%
30.9%
26.8%
23.1%
23.3%
35.3%
35.5%
21.5%
31.0%
26.8%

33.3%
33.2%
40.3%
29.1%
33.8%
34.1%
33.3%
31.9%
27.6%
37.2%
33.9%
39.9%

23.3%
19.6%
25.0%
16.4%
23.9%
29.7%
26.4%
17.6%
18.9%
22.3%
17.3%
18.8%

13.3%
6.3%
11.1%
7.3%
7.0%
6.6%
8.5%
4.2%
8.3%
12.4%
7.7%
9.4%

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board

14
15
4
16
51
4

7.1%
0.0%
25.0%
12.5%
11.8%
0.0%

42.9%
26.7%
25.0%
31.3%
29.4%
50.0%

21.4%
53.3%
0.0%
12.5%
31.4%
25.0%

14.3%
6.7%
50.0%
43.8%
19.6%
25.0%

14.3%
13.3%
0.0%
0.0%
7.8%
0.0%

National Aeronautics and Space
Administration

214

7.9%

32.7%

34.6%

18.7%

6.1%

National Archives and Records
Administration

10

10.0%

20.0%

30.0%

30.0%

10.0%

National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

6
25
35
10
92
14
34
19
89
10

0.0%
16.0%
5.7%
10.0%
2.2%
0.0%
2.9%
10.5%
12.4%
10.0%

50.0%
32.0%
28.6%
30.0%
35.9%
28.6%
26.5%
21.1%
37.1%
20.0%

50.0%
32.0%
34.3%
30.0%
31.5%
35.7%
47.1%
47.4%
36.0%
50.0%

0.0%
8.0%
22.9%
20.0%
23.9%
35.7%
20.6%
15.8%
10.1%
20.0%

0.0%
12.0%
8.6%
10.0%
6.5%
0.0%
2.9%
5.3%
4.5%
0.0%

3384

7.9%

29.2%

34.0%

20.4%

8.5%

Agency

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Q26 My organization provides managers with the training needed to
successfully manage a diverse workforce.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors

11

9.1%

54.5%

18.2%

9.1%

9.1%

Department of Agriculture

236

14.8%

53.4%

15.7%

13.6%

2.5%

Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities

239

20.9%

41.0%

22.6%

15.1%

0.4%

259

12.4%

45.9%

22.8%

18.1%

0.8%

Department of Education

60

13.3%

35.0%

36.7%

13.3%

1.7%

Department of Energy

281

11.0%

47.3%

25.6%

12.8%

3.2%

Department of Health and Human Services

250

16.0%

47.6%

21.6%

13.6%

1.2%

Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development

332

13.9%

40.1%

25.0%

19.0%

2.1%

61

8.2%

29.5%

26.2%

27.9%

8.2%

Department of Justice

410

20.5%

40.0%

20.2%

16.1%

3.2%

Department of Labor

112

10.7%

37.5%

30.4%

16.1%

5.4%

Department of State

100

17.0%

47.0%

21.0%

13.0%

2.0%

Department of the Air Force

119

22.7%

49.6%

13.4%

13.4%

0.8%

Department of the Army

144

20.1%

60.4%

15.3%

4.2%

0.0%

Department of the Interior

168

18.5%

51.8%

14.3%

14.3%

1.2%

Department of the Navy

185

17.3%

54.6%

16.8%

10.8%

0.5%

Department of the Treasury

329

20.4%

51.1%

16.1%

9.7%

2.7%

Department of Transportation

157

17.8%

43.3%

22.3%

14.0%

2.5%

Department of Veterans Affairs

214

26.6%

53.3%

12.6%

6.5%

0.9%

Environmental Protection Agency

187

9.6%

52.4%

21.4%

15.0%

1.6%

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

21

9.5%

52.4%

14.3%

23.8%

0.0%

Federal Communications Commission

18

16.7%

22.2%

38.9%

22.2%

0.0%

Federal Labor Relations Authority

11

9.1%

18.2%

36.4%

27.3%

9.1%

Federal Trade Commission

31

9.7%

45.2%

22.6%

19.4%

3.2%

General Services Administration

75

21.3%

50.7%

10.7%

16.0%

1.3%

Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities

12

16.7%

58.3%

8.3%

16.7%

0.0%

296

24.3%

53.0%

16.2%

6.4%

0.0%

13

7.7%

61.5%

23.1%

7.7%

0.0%

16

12.5%

31.3%

31.3%

18.8%

6.3%

National Labor Relations Board

38

13.2%

60.5%

13.2%

13.2%

0.0%

National Science Foundation

53

18.9%

52.8%

13.2%

15.1%

0.0%

National Transportation Safety Board

12

16.7%

50.0%

16.7%

16.7%

0.0%

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

120

32.5%

56.7%

9.2%

1.7%

0.0%

Office of Management and Budget

24

0.0%

50.0%

29.2%

20.8%

0.0%

Office of Personnel Management

47

6.4%

55.3%

17.0%

17.0%

4.3%

Small Business Administration

30

6.7%

40.0%

36.7%

10.0%

6.7%

Social Security Administration

127

26.0%

48.0%

12.6%

11.0%

2.4%

U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

21
4903

4.8%
17.4%

57.1%
47.8%

14.3%
19.6%

19.0%
13.4%

4.8%
1.9%

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Q27 My agency is able to attract high quality senior executives.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education

11
233
238

18.2%
15.9%
10.5%

45.5%
47.2%
51.3%

27.3%
25.3%
20.2%

9.1%
8.6%
14.3%

0.0%
3.0%
3.8%

259
58

18.5%
19.0%

49.0%
46.6%

18.5%
17.2%

10.0%
12.1%

3.9%
5.2%

Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice

279
248
331

11.5%
25.4%
19.0%

46.6%
39.9%
49.5%

25.4%
19.0%
18.4%

12.9%
10.9%
9.7%

3.6%
4.8%
3.3%

59
406

10.2%
34.5%

16.9%
41.4%

33.9%
16.0%

27.1%
4.9%

11.9%
3.2%

Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation

110
97
119
146
167
184
325
155
213
183

14.5%
38.1%
26.1%
20.5%
19.2%
35.3%
20.9%
32.3%
19.2%
16.4%

44.5%
44.3%
47.9%
48.6%
40.1%
46.2%
56.3%
40.0%
38.5%
62.3%

21.8%
9.3%
16.0%
19.9%
21.6%
11.4%
14.2%
16.1%
19.2%
14.8%

12.7%
6.2%
8.4%
8.9%
12.0%
4.3%
8.0%
7.7%
14.6%
4.9%

6.4%
2.1%
1.7%
2.1%
7.2%
2.7%
0.6%
3.9%
8.5%
1.6%

21
16
11
31
74
12

0.0%
43.8%
0.0%
54.8%
33.8%
41.7%

23.8%
31.3%
54.5%
32.3%
43.2%
58.3%

28.6%
18.8%
36.4%
6.5%
14.9%
0.0%

19.0%
6.3%
0.0%
6.5%
8.1%
0.0%

28.6%
0.0%
9.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

294

33.0%

45.9%

14.3%

6.1%

0.7%

13

23.1%

61.5%

7.7%

7.7%

0.0%

16
38
53

31.3%
23.7%
32.1%

56.3%
50.0%
43.4%

0.0%
23.7%
15.1%

6.3%
2.6%
7.5%

6.3%
0.0%
1.9%

National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

11
118
24
46
30
124
21
4856

45.5%
42.4%
33.3%
15.2%
3.3%
22.6%
19.0%
23.4%

36.4%
44.9%
37.5%
58.7%
46.7%
51.6%
42.9%
46.4%

18.2%
11.0%
16.7%
13.0%
36.7%
14.5%
23.8%
18.0%

0.0%
0.8%
12.5%
13.0%
10.0%
8.1%
14.3%
9.0%

0.0%
0.8%
0.0%
0.0%
3.3%
3.2%
0.0%
3.3%

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Q28 My agency is able to retain high quality senior executives.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education

11
232
238

18.2%
18.5%
13.4%

36.4%
49.6%
49.2%

45.5%
20.3%
23.5%

0.0%
8.6%
12.2%

0.0%
3.0%
1.7%

259
58

17.4%
19.0%

46.7%
48.3%

18.9%
22.4%

13.1%
8.6%

3.9%
1.7%

Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice

279
245
330

9.7%
19.2%
16.1%

47.3%
41.6%
41.2%

29.4%
23.3%
22.7%

10.4%
11.4%
15.8%

3.2%
4.5%
4.2%

60
404

11.7%
23.5%

18.3%
45.0%

36.7%
15.3%

21.7%
13.9%

11.7%
2.2%

Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation

111
98
120
146
166
185
327
155
212
184

16.2%
31.6%
26.7%
18.5%
22.9%
33.5%
17.1%
29.7%
12.3%
22.8%

49.5%
44.9%
43.3%
47.9%
45.2%
45.9%
50.5%
39.4%
35.8%
59.2%

20.7%
14.3%
18.3%
19.2%
21.1%
14.1%
18.7%
20.0%
25.0%
11.4%

8.1%
7.1%
10.0%
12.3%
6.6%
4.9%
11.3%
5.2%
18.4%
5.4%

5.4%
2.0%
1.7%
2.1%
4.2%
1.6%
2.4%
5.8%
8.5%
1.1%

21
18
11
31
74
12

4.8%
16.7%
9.1%
45.2%
29.7%
66.7%

38.1%
44.4%
63.6%
25.8%
43.2%
33.3%

38.1%
33.3%
9.1%
25.8%
17.6%
0.0%

14.3%
5.6%
18.2%
0.0%
8.1%
0.0%

4.8%
0.0%
0.0%
3.2%
1.4%
0.0%

295

26.8%

46.8%

18.6%

6.1%

1.7%

13

7.7%

76.9%

15.4%

0.0%

0.0%

16
38
53

31.3%
31.6%
20.8%

43.8%
57.9%
45.3%

18.8%
7.9%
26.4%

6.3%
2.6%
5.7%

0.0%
0.0%
1.9%

National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

12
120
24
45
30
124
21
4861

41.7%
48.3%
12.5%
13.3%
3.3%
25.8%
14.3%
21.1%

33.3%
41.7%
41.7%
46.7%
36.7%
54.8%
38.1%
45.6%

25.0%
9.2%
16.7%
17.8%
33.3%
9.7%
23.8%
19.8%

0.0%
0.8%
29.2%
20.0%
20.0%
4.8%
14.3%
10.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.2%
6.7%
4.8%
9.5%
3.1%

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Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q29 SES pay and benefits are helpful in attracting high quality senior
executives.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree
11
235
237

9.1%
9.4%
10.5%

9.1%
26.4%
16.9%

18.2%
20.4%
18.1%

45.5%
26.8%
30.8%

18.2%
17.0%
23.6%

256
58
280
247
331

7.4%
8.6%
10.0%
12.6%
12.4%

24.6%
36.2%
25.0%
31.6%
33.5%

18.8%
15.5%
16.8%
21.9%
18.1%

25.4%
27.6%
27.9%
22.3%
22.1%

23.8%
12.1%
20.4%
11.7%
13.9%

61
401
110
95
119
146
167
185
329
154
211
182

18.0%
17.2%
10.9%
11.6%
10.1%
6.8%
12.6%
8.6%
7.3%
9.1%
7.6%
14.8%

31.1%
37.4%
32.7%
29.5%
17.6%
13.7%
25.1%
19.5%
24.0%
38.3%
18.5%
31.9%

23.0%
15.5%
15.5%
20.0%
16.0%
12.3%
21.6%
15.1%
14.6%
18.2%
15.2%
17.0%

9.8%
18.2%
27.3%
21.1%
32.8%
38.4%
28.1%
33.0%
32.5%
23.4%
28.0%
25.3%

18.0%
11.7%
13.6%
17.9%
23.5%
28.8%
12.6%
23.8%
21.6%
11.0%
30.8%
11.0%

20
17
10
30
73
12

15.0%
11.8%
10.0%
13.3%
13.7%
16.7%

35.0%
52.9%
40.0%
13.3%
19.2%
41.7%

20.0%
23.5%
20.0%
33.3%
11.0%
8.3%

15.0%
11.8%
20.0%
30.0%
32.9%
33.3%

15.0%
0.0%
10.0%
10.0%
23.3%
0.0%

292

6.8%

20.9%

22.3%

29.8%

20.2%

13

7.7%

46.2%

15.4%

23.1%

7.7%

16
38
53
12
117
24
47
30
127
21
4850

37.5%
15.8%
15.1%
8.3%
8.5%
8.3%
14.9%
16.7%
14.2%
33.3%
11.1%

25.0%
28.9%
35.8%
25.0%
28.2%
50.0%
34.0%
46.7%
29.1%
14.3%
27.4%

18.8%
15.8%
15.1%
16.7%
23.9%
12.5%
14.9%
20.0%
23.6%
23.8%
18.0%

18.8%
18.4%
20.8%
16.7%
27.4%
20.8%
23.4%
13.3%
22.8%
19.0%
26.1%

0.0%
21.1%
13.2%
33.3%
12.0%
8.3%
12.8%
3.3%
10.2%
9.5%
17.5%

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Q30 SES pay and benefits are helpful in retaining high quality senior
executives.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education

11
235
238

9.1%
8.9%
10.5%

9.1%
26.0%
20.2%

27.3%
23.4%
20.2%

36.4%
26.4%
30.3%

18.2%
15.3%
18.9%

256
58

7.8%
12.1%

23.0%
36.2%

23.4%
13.8%

25.8%
31.0%

19.9%
6.9%

Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice

279
248
331

11.5%
12.1%
13.6%

21.5%
28.2%
28.1%

22.6%
21.8%
20.8%

26.2%
26.2%
24.5%

18.3%
11.7%
13.0%

61
402

19.7%
18.7%

29.5%
32.1%

21.3%
13.4%

11.5%
22.4%

18.0%
13.4%

Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation

110
96
118
146
167
185
327
155
210
183

10.9%
11.5%
10.2%
6.8%
12.0%
8.6%
7.3%
11.6%
7.6%
14.8%

33.6%
24.0%
17.8%
13.7%
25.1%
17.3%
22.0%
28.4%
15.7%
30.1%

20.0%
17.7%
16.9%
15.8%
24.6%
20.0%
15.3%
27.1%
19.5%
19.7%

22.7%
32.3%
30.5%
34.9%
28.1%
30.3%
33.9%
24.5%
27.6%
23.5%

12.7%
14.6%
24.6%
28.8%
10.2%
23.8%
21.4%
8.4%
29.5%
12.0%

20
18
11
30
74
12

15.0%
11.1%
9.1%
13.3%
14.9%
8.3%

30.0%
61.1%
36.4%
13.3%
18.9%
41.7%

15.0%
16.7%
18.2%
26.7%
14.9%
8.3%

35.0%
11.1%
27.3%
36.7%
29.7%
41.7%

5.0%
0.0%
9.1%
10.0%
21.6%
0.0%

293

7.8%

19.5%

23.9%

32.8%

16.0%

13

7.7%

46.2%

15.4%

23.1%

7.7%

16
38
52

31.3%
15.8%
15.4%

25.0%
26.3%
26.9%

18.8%
18.4%
17.3%

25.0%
23.7%
30.8%

0.0%
15.8%
9.6%

National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

12
119
24
46
30
127
21
4855

8.3%
7.6%
8.3%
15.2%
13.3%
13.4%
33.3%
11.4%

33.3%
29.4%
37.5%
34.8%
40.0%
31.5%
9.5%
25.2%

8.3%
23.5%
8.3%
13.0%
23.3%
26.0%
14.3%
20.1%

16.7%
30.3%
33.3%
26.1%
16.7%
21.3%
33.3%
27.2%

33.3%
9.2%
12.5%
10.9%
6.7%
7.9%
9.5%
16.0%

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Agency

Q31 The SES application process discourages high quality candidates from
applying.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities

11
237
239

18.2%
11.4%
21.8%

45.5%
28.3%
33.1%

36.4%
30.0%
21.3%

0.0%
26.6%
21.8%

0.0%
3.8%
2.1%

259

15.8%

32.8%

24.3%

24.3%

2.7%

Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development

59
282
251
333

11.9%
16.0%
19.5%
11.4%

28.8%
31.2%
30.3%
21.9%

32.2%
30.5%
30.7%
26.7%

23.7%
19.1%
17.1%
34.2%

3.4%
3.2%
2.4%
5.7%

60

13.3%

38.3%

28.3%

20.0%

0.0%

Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board

411
111
100
120
147
168
185
331
157
213
187

8.0%
17.1%
14.0%
12.5%
16.3%
13.1%
9.7%
16.6%
15.9%
15.5%
12.3%

21.4%
29.7%
21.0%
33.3%
31.3%
28.0%
24.3%
25.1%
26.8%
31.9%
32.1%

33.3%
32.4%
36.0%
27.5%
21.1%
32.1%
35.1%
28.7%
28.0%
28.6%
32.6%

28.7%
19.8%
26.0%
23.3%
27.9%
19.6%
25.9%
26.3%
24.8%
20.7%
19.3%

8.5%
0.9%
3.0%
3.3%
3.4%
7.1%
4.9%
3.3%
4.5%
3.3%
3.7%

21
18
11
31
75
12

19.0%
11.1%
18.2%
6.5%
24.0%
16.7%

28.6%
27.8%
45.5%
22.6%
21.3%
16.7%

23.8%
27.8%
9.1%
41.9%
26.7%
25.0%

23.8%
27.8%
27.3%
22.6%
24.0%
41.7%

4.8%
5.6%
0.0%
6.5%
4.0%
0.0%

296

13.9%

25.0%

33.8%

24.7%

2.7%

13

15.4%

46.2%

15.4%

15.4%

7.7%

16
38

6.3%
21.1%

18.8%
23.7%

56.3%
34.2%

18.8%
15.8%

0.0%
5.3%

National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

53
12
120
24
47
30
127
21
4910

9.4%
8.3%
7.5%
12.5%
2.1%
16.7%
7.1%
9.5%
13.8%

35.8%
41.7%
20.8%
12.5%
27.7%
30.0%
29.9%
23.8%
27.7%

32.1%
16.7%
31.7%
45.8%
29.8%
23.3%
33.1%
38.1%
29.9%

13.2%
33.3%
35.8%
25.0%
31.9%
30.0%
22.0%
19.0%
24.5%

9.4%
0.0%
4.2%
4.2%
8.5%
0.0%
7.9%
9.5%
4.1%

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Q32a The SES application process is discouraging due to...writing ECQs for
QRB
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Strongly
Agree nor
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy

7
92
131

28.6%
42.4%
47.3%

57.1%
50.0%
44.3%

14.3%
3.3%
6.1%

0.0%
3.3%
1.5%

0.0%
1.1%
0.8%

126
24
133

41.3%
41.7%
42.1%

50.0%
54.2%
49.6%

6.3%
0.0%
5.3%

2.4%
4.2%
3.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor

125
111

52.0%
45.0%

40.8%
39.6%

4.8%
6.3%

2.4%
3.6%

0.0%
5.4%

31
121
52

51.6%
55.4%
57.7%

35.5%
37.2%
34.6%

6.5%
5.0%
5.8%

6.5%
2.5%
1.9%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board

33
55
70
69
63
134
67
100
83

54.5%
41.8%
34.3%
47.8%
39.7%
53.7%
49.3%
48.0%
42.2%

39.4%
52.7%
48.6%
47.8%
49.2%
41.0%
43.3%
40.0%
49.4%

6.1%
0.0%
8.6%
2.9%
7.9%
1.5%
3.0%
9.0%
8.4%

0.0%
1.8%
4.3%
1.4%
3.2%
3.7%
4.5%
2.0%
0.0%

0.0%
3.6%
4.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.0%
0.0%

10
7
7
9
34
4

60.0%
57.1%
42.9%
55.6%
58.8%
50.0%

20.0%
42.9%
57.1%
44.4%
32.4%
50.0%

10.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
0.0%

10.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
0.0%

115

54.8%

40.0%

4.3%

0.0%

0.9%

8

37.5%

62.5%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

4
17
24
6

50.0%
64.7%
37.5%
66.7%

50.0%
29.4%
33.3%
16.7%

0.0%
5.9%
20.8%
16.7%

0.0%
0.0%
8.3%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

34
6
14
14
47
7
2029

41.2%
50.0%
42.9%
57.1%
44.7%
57.1%
47.6%

47.1%
33.3%
50.0%
42.9%
42.6%
42.9%
43.6%

8.8%
16.7%
0.0%
0.0%
6.4%
0.0%
5.5%

2.9%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
6.4%
0.0%
2.6%

0.0%
0.0%
7.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%

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Q32b The SES application process is discouraging due to...the interview
process
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities

7
94
131

0.0%
1.1%
4.6%

0.0%
11.7%
10.7%

42.9%
25.5%
20.6%

42.9%
53.2%
55.0%

14.3%
8.5%
9.2%

125

3.2%

9.6%

32.8%

40.8%

13.6%

Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development

24
133
124
110

4.2%
3.0%
4.8%
9.1%

4.2%
12.8%
12.1%
19.1%

33.3%
27.8%
33.9%
25.5%

54.2%
49.6%
36.3%
37.3%

4.2%
6.8%
12.9%
9.1%

31

0.0%

6.5%

32.3%

54.8%

6.5%

Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board

121
50
35
55
69
68
63
136
67
101
83

4.1%
4.0%
5.7%
1.8%
5.8%
5.9%
4.8%
2.9%
7.5%
10.9%
3.6%

8.3%
8.0%
2.9%
20.0%
8.7%
14.7%
12.7%
14.7%
10.4%
18.8%
16.9%

29.8%
30.0%
25.7%
21.8%
21.7%
32.4%
28.6%
26.5%
29.9%
20.8%
27.7%

44.6%
56.0%
57.1%
40.0%
53.6%
39.7%
41.3%
43.4%
38.8%
40.6%
41.0%

13.2%
2.0%
8.6%
16.4%
10.1%
7.4%
12.7%
12.5%
13.4%
8.9%
10.8%

10
7
6
9
33
4

10.0%
0.0%
0.0%
22.2%
12.1%
0.0%

20.0%
14.3%
16.7%
0.0%
15.2%
0.0%

30.0%
42.9%
50.0%
22.2%
21.2%
25.0%

40.0%
42.9%
16.7%
33.3%
45.5%
25.0%

0.0%
0.0%
16.7%
22.2%
6.1%
50.0%

114

1.8%

7.9%

31.6%

45.6%

13.2%

8

12.5%

25.0%

0.0%

50.0%

12.5%

4
17

0.0%
5.9%

0.0%
5.9%

50.0%
41.2%

25.0%
29.4%

25.0%
17.6%

National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

24
6
33
6
14
14
47
7
2024

8.3%
0.0%
3.0%
16.7%
0.0%
0.0%
4.3%
0.0%
4.7%

16.7%
0.0%
12.1%
16.7%
0.0%
14.3%
23.4%
28.6%
12.3%

29.2%
16.7%
33.3%
0.0%
35.7%
21.4%
23.4%
14.3%
27.7%

33.3%
66.7%
39.4%
66.7%
57.1%
50.0%
40.4%
57.1%
44.8%

12.5%
16.7%
12.1%
0.0%
7.1%
14.3%
8.5%
0.0%
10.6%

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Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

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Q32c The SES application process is discouraging due to...lack of information
re: vacancies
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree
7
93
131

14.3%
10.8%
6.1%

28.6%
33.3%
30.5%

42.9%
26.9%
28.2%

14.3%
28.0%
32.1%

0.0%
1.1%
3.1%

125
24
131
124
110

13.6%
8.3%
8.4%
16.1%
18.2%

28.0%
25.0%
29.0%
33.1%
30.9%

28.0%
25.0%
30.5%
24.2%
25.5%

26.4%
41.7%
29.0%
23.4%
20.9%

4.0%
0.0%
3.1%
3.2%
4.5%

30
120
51
34
55
67
68
63
135
67
100
83

13.3%
9.2%
7.8%
14.7%
9.1%
16.4%
11.8%
14.3%
13.3%
11.9%
18.0%
8.4%

33.3%
26.7%
47.1%
26.5%
29.1%
23.9%
29.4%
25.4%
28.1%
32.8%
35.0%
27.7%

20.0%
31.7%
21.6%
35.3%
27.3%
28.4%
27.9%
30.2%
29.6%
23.9%
18.0%
34.9%

30.0%
25.0%
21.6%
20.6%
27.3%
31.3%
25.0%
28.6%
25.9%
26.9%
25.0%
26.5%

3.3%
7.5%
2.0%
2.9%
7.3%
0.0%
5.9%
1.6%
3.0%
4.5%
4.0%
2.4%

10
7
7
9
34

20.0%
14.3%
14.3%
11.1%
11.8%

30.0%
42.9%
42.9%
0.0%
35.3%

20.0%
14.3%
42.9%
33.3%
26.5%

30.0%
28.6%
0.0%
55.6%
23.5%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%

4

0.0%

25.0%

25.0%

25.0%

25.0%

114

5.3%

21.9%

39.5%

27.2%

6.1%

8

0.0%

37.5%

25.0%

37.5%

0.0%

4

0.0%

25.0%

50.0%

25.0%

0.0%

17
24
6
33
6
14
14
46
7
2017

5.9%
8.3%
16.7%
9.1%
16.7%
7.1%
7.1%
0.0%
14.3%
11.2%

5.9%
33.3%
0.0%
21.2%
16.7%
35.7%
28.6%
30.4%
28.6%
29.2%

23.5%
25.0%
33.3%
45.5%
16.7%
35.7%
35.7%
32.6%
42.9%
28.8%

47.1%
25.0%
33.3%
24.2%
50.0%
14.3%
21.4%
32.6%
14.3%
27.0%

17.6%
8.3%
16.7%
0.0%
0.0%
7.1%
7.1%
4.3%
0.0%
3.9%

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Q33 I understand the SES performance appraisal system being used in this
organization.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy

11
234
236

9.1%
19.7%
23.7%

45.5%
53.0%
52.1%

18.2%
16.2%
10.2%

18.2%
9.0%
11.9%

9.1%
2.1%
2.1%

258
59
279
249
331

19.8%
18.6%
21.9%
25.3%
22.1%

61.6%
55.9%
57.0%
53.8%
50.2%

9.7%
11.9%
11.5%
9.6%
10.3%

7.4%
10.2%
7.5%
7.6%
12.7%

1.6%
3.4%
2.2%
3.6%
4.8%

59
409
111
99
119
145
168
183

16.9%
24.0%
13.5%
19.2%
22.7%
20.7%
21.4%
30.6%

25.4%
57.5%
44.1%
57.6%
61.3%
57.9%
55.4%
60.7%

16.9%
7.1%
13.5%
8.1%
10.1%
11.7%
7.7%
5.5%

20.3%
8.6%
20.7%
12.1%
5.0%
9.0%
13.7%
2.2%

20.3%
2.9%
8.1%
3.0%
0.8%
0.7%
1.8%
1.1%

Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission

329
156
211
183

23.1%
17.9%
17.5%
14.8%

55.9%
57.1%
51.7%
50.8%

10.3%
12.8%
12.8%
14.8%

6.7%
10.9%
12.3%
14.2%

4.0%
1.3%
5.7%
5.5%

21

23.8%

38.1%

4.8%

19.0%

14.3%

Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration

18
11
31
74
12

11.1%
36.4%
22.6%
25.7%
33.3%

61.1%
45.5%
38.7%
51.4%
66.7%

16.7%
0.0%
19.4%
9.5%
0.0%

5.6%
18.2%
19.4%
9.5%
0.0%

5.6%
0.0%
0.0%
4.1%
0.0%

294

20.7%

56.1%

8.8%

9.9%

4.4%

13

15.4%

61.5%

15.4%

7.7%

0.0%

16
38
53
12
118
24
47
30
125

43.8%
23.7%
37.7%
50.0%
33.1%
4.2%
19.1%
20.0%
34.4%

43.8%
55.3%
34.0%
33.3%
50.0%
50.0%
53.2%
53.3%
56.0%

12.5%
7.9%
9.4%
0.0%
5.9%
33.3%
6.4%
16.7%
6.4%

0.0%
13.2%
13.2%
8.3%
5.9%
12.5%
19.1%
3.3%
1.6%

0.0%
0.0%
5.7%
8.3%
5.1%
0.0%
2.1%
6.7%
1.6%

21
4871

28.6%
22.6%

47.6%
54.0%

0.0%
10.3%

9.5%
9.6%

14.3%
3.5%

U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

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Agency

Q34 My performance evaluation takes into account the most important parts of
my job.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force

11
235
238

9.1%
16.6%
17.2%

63.6%
48.1%
42.4%

18.2%
12.8%
16.0%

9.1%
17.0%
18.5%

0.0%
5.5%
5.9%

259
60
282
249
331

17.0%
21.7%
17.0%
19.3%
18.7%

51.4%
50.0%
50.0%
49.0%
45.9%

13.9%
18.3%
17.0%
14.9%
13.0%

15.1%
8.3%
12.4%
11.6%
16.6%

2.7%
1.7%
3.5%
5.2%
5.7%

61
411
111
100
119

11.5%
22.1%
15.3%
28.0%
15.1%

21.3%
50.9%
43.2%
46.0%
55.5%

16.4%
12.4%
15.3%
12.0%
16.0%

36.1%
12.2%
15.3%
10.0%
10.1%

14.8%
2.4%
10.8%
4.0%
3.4%

Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget

147
167
184
330
157
214
184

15.6%
22.2%
26.1%
21.5%
24.8%
15.0%
10.9%

59.2%
44.3%
54.9%
46.4%
45.2%
39.7%
49.5%

11.6%
13.8%
11.4%
13.3%
19.1%
14.0%
16.3%

10.9%
11.4%
6.0%
16.1%
7.0%
25.7%
16.8%

2.7%
8.4%
1.6%
2.7%
3.8%
5.6%
6.5%

21
18
11
31
75
12

19.0%
22.2%
36.4%
19.4%
21.3%
33.3%

52.4%
50.0%
54.5%
51.6%
50.7%
50.0%

9.5%
22.2%
0.0%
16.1%
9.3%
8.3%

14.3%
5.6%
9.1%
9.7%
18.7%
8.3%

4.8%
0.0%
0.0%
3.2%
0.0%
0.0%

296

24.0%

49.3%

13.5%

10.1%

3.0%

13

30.8%

53.8%

15.4%

0.0%

0.0%

16
38
52
12
120
23

43.8%
23.7%
23.1%
41.7%
29.2%
4.3%

43.8%
55.3%
30.8%
41.7%
43.3%
69.6%

12.5%
7.9%
17.3%
0.0%
13.3%
17.4%

0.0%
13.2%
23.1%
8.3%
10.0%
4.3%

0.0%
0.0%
5.8%
8.3%
4.2%
4.3%

Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

47
30
127
21
4897

19.1%
23.3%
37.0%
19.0%
20.5%

51.1%
46.7%
44.1%
38.1%
47.9%

12.8%
13.3%
8.7%
23.8%
13.8%

12.8%
10.0%
9.4%
9.5%
13.7%

4.3%
6.7%
0.8%
9.5%
4.2%

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Q35 I received a performance plan in the
first few months of the performance
cycle.
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Justice

11
235
238

54.5%
74.0%
79.8%

45.5%
26.0%
20.2%

258
60
282
249
333
61
410

75.2%
91.7%
84.8%
88.0%
77.5%
47.5%
89.3%

24.8%
8.3%
15.2%
12.0%
22.5%
52.5%
10.7%

Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission

110
100
118
147
166
184
330
157
214
185
21
18

80.0%
64.0%
84.7%
82.3%
69.3%
88.6%
84.5%
77.7%
86.0%
92.4%
47.6%
55.6%

20.0%
36.0%
15.3%
17.7%
30.7%
11.4%
15.5%
22.3%
14.0%
7.6%
52.4%
44.4%

Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget

11
31
75
12
296
13
16
38
53
12
120
23

63.6%
96.8%
85.3%
91.7%
90.2%
76.9%
75.0%
81.6%
79.2%
100.0%
100.0%
65.2%

36.4%
3.2%
14.7%
8.3%
9.8%
23.1%
25.0%
18.4%
20.8%
0.0%
0.0%
34.8%

Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

47
30
127
21
4896

70.2%
56.7%
94.5%
81.0%
82.3%

29.8%
43.3%
5.5%
19.0%
17.7%

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Q36 I had a discussion about progress
on my performance plan at mid-year in
the performance cycle.
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors

11

45.5%

54.5%

Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy

235
238

87.7%
88.2%

12.3%
11.8%

259
60
281

72.6%
88.3%
79.4%

27.4%
11.7%
20.6%

Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation

249
331
61
411
110
100
120
147
165
183
331
157

85.9%
73.1%
50.8%
68.9%
80.9%
63.0%
69.2%
74.1%
75.8%
86.3%
87.3%
79.6%

14.1%
26.9%
49.2%
31.1%
19.1%
37.0%
30.8%
25.9%
24.2%
13.7%
12.7%
20.4%

Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Labor Relations Board

214
185
21
18
11
31
75
12
295
13
16
38

83.6%
89.2%
81.0%
55.6%
54.5%
54.8%
72.0%
100.0%
94.6%
61.5%
50.0%
50.0%

16.4%
10.8%
19.0%
44.4%
45.5%
45.2%
28.0%
0.0%
5.4%
38.5%
50.0%
50.0%

National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

53
12
120
23
47
30
127
21
4894

79.2%
91.7%
91.7%
21.7%
72.3%
66.7%
96.1%
76.2%
79.3%

20.8%
8.3%
8.3%
78.3%
27.7%
33.3%
3.9%
23.8%
20.7%

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Q37a To what extent is your performance rating based on the following...The
performance of your organization
Total # of
Respondents

To a Very
Great
Extent

To a
Great
Extent

To a
Moderate
Extent

To a
Limited
Extent

Not at All

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy

9
224
223

0.0%
22.3%
30.5%

33.3%
45.1%
35.4%

44.4%
20.5%
20.2%

11.1%
9.4%
11.7%

11.1%
2.7%
2.2%

248
57
269

19.0%
15.8%
20.1%

38.7%
38.6%
47.2%

25.4%
33.3%
21.6%

11.3%
8.8%
7.1%

5.6%
3.5%
4.1%

Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor

234
315

30.8%
27.6%

43.2%
41.3%

15.4%
19.0%

7.3%
7.3%

3.4%
4.8%

57
394
103

7.0%
29.4%
34.0%

40.4%
38.8%
36.9%

22.8%
18.3%
15.5%

15.8%
9.6%
4.9%

14.0%
3.8%
8.7%

Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board

90
118
142
155
180
318
148
207
177

30.0%
24.6%
19.0%
22.6%
28.9%
28.3%
23.0%
47.3%
14.7%

34.4%
41.5%
47.9%
38.1%
42.8%
43.1%
41.9%
31.9%
43.5%

16.7%
22.9%
25.4%
21.9%
20.0%
16.7%
20.9%
12.1%
26.6%

12.2%
10.2%
6.3%
11.0%
5.6%
10.1%
10.8%
7.7%
10.2%

6.7%
0.8%
1.4%
6.5%
2.8%
1.9%
3.4%
1.0%
5.1%

20
16
11
29
70
12

30.0%
50.0%
45.5%
34.5%
34.3%
50.0%

30.0%
31.3%
27.3%
37.9%
34.3%
41.7%

25.0%
12.5%
27.3%
13.8%
20.0%
8.3%

15.0%
6.3%
0.0%
6.9%
11.4%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
6.9%
0.0%
0.0%

287

29.3%

41.5%

17.1%

9.8%

2.4%

9

33.3%

55.6%

11.1%

0.0%

0.0%

15
38
51
12

13.3%
47.4%
23.5%
33.3%

53.3%
26.3%
39.2%
41.7%

20.0%
18.4%
21.6%
8.3%

6.7%
5.3%
13.7%
8.3%

6.7%
2.6%
2.0%
8.3%

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

117
21
44
30
125
21
4678

37.6%
9.5%
27.3%
16.7%
45.6%
19.0%
27.6%

43.6%
28.6%
45.5%
43.3%
36.0%
42.9%
40.6%

11.1%
38.1%
15.9%
23.3%
12.0%
28.6%
19.4%

6.8%
14.3%
9.1%
13.3%
4.0%
0.0%
8.9%

0.9%
9.5%
2.3%
3.3%
2.4%
9.5%
3.5%

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Agency

Q37b To what extent is your performance rating based on the following...Your
individual performance
To a Very
To a
To a
To a
Total # of
Great
Great
Moderate
Limited
Respondents
Extent
Extent
Extent
Extent
Not at All

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force

10
231
231

30.0%
35.9%
30.7%

50.0%
39.4%
44.2%

20.0%
10.8%
18.2%

0.0%
11.3%
5.2%

0.0%
2.6%
1.7%

252
57
269
242
324

32.5%
45.6%
28.6%
43.8%
34.6%

40.1%
35.1%
45.7%
36.0%
43.2%

17.1%
14.0%
17.5%
10.3%
11.4%

7.9%
3.5%
7.1%
7.0%
7.7%

2.4%
1.8%
1.1%
2.9%
3.1%

57
399
103
92
117

21.1%
44.4%
28.2%
50.0%
35.0%

38.6%
35.3%
40.8%
32.6%
41.9%

21.1%
13.0%
16.5%
9.8%
17.1%

12.3%
5.3%
9.7%
5.4%
6.0%

7.0%
2.0%
4.9%
2.2%
0.0%

Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget

143
160
181
322
150
208
180

38.5%
40.0%
49.2%
38.2%
47.3%
25.0%
33.3%

44.1%
38.8%
39.2%
38.8%
38.7%
33.2%
36.7%

10.5%
11.3%
8.8%
13.0%
7.3%
19.7%
18.3%

7.0%
5.0%
2.8%
9.3%
4.0%
16.3%
7.8%

0.0%
5.0%
0.0%
0.6%
2.7%
5.8%
3.9%

21
17
11
29
71
12

33.3%
41.2%
45.5%
62.1%
36.6%
75.0%

42.9%
41.2%
36.4%
24.1%
36.6%
8.3%

4.8%
17.6%
18.2%
3.4%
23.9%
8.3%

19.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.4%
2.8%
8.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
6.9%
0.0%
0.0%

289

40.1%

37.4%

14.2%

6.6%

1.7%

11

72.7%

27.3%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

14
38
51
11
119
21

57.1%
39.5%
43.1%
54.5%
26.1%
33.3%

35.7%
39.5%
37.3%
18.2%
46.2%
61.9%

7.1%
15.8%
13.7%
27.3%
21.0%
0.0%

0.0%
5.3%
3.9%
0.0%
6.7%
4.8%

0.0%
0.0%
2.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

45
30
126
21
4746

40.0%
46.7%
49.2%
42.9%
38.1%

31.1%
30.0%
36.5%
38.1%
38.9%

13.3%
13.3%
11.1%
0.0%
13.8%

13.3%
6.7%
2.4%
14.3%
7.1%

2.2%
3.3%
0.8%
4.8%
2.1%

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Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q37c To what extent is your performance rating based on the
following...Customer perspective
To a Very
To a
To a
To a
Total # of
Great
Great
Moderate
Limited
Respondents
Extent
Extent
Extent
Extent
Not at All
8
222
224

0.0%
11.3%
12.5%

37.5%
26.6%
31.7%

50.0%
33.3%
27.2%

0.0%
18.9%
22.3%

12.5%
9.9%
6.3%

248
51
258
234
310

12.9%
11.8%
10.1%
11.1%
12.3%

31.9%
29.4%
26.7%
32.9%
25.8%

27.8%
27.5%
31.4%
24.4%
27.1%

16.9%
13.7%
24.0%
17.1%
17.4%

10.5%
17.6%
7.8%
14.5%
17.4%

54
375
100
89
116
142
152
175
317
145
207
171

7.4%
11.5%
7.0%
21.3%
14.7%
9.2%
13.2%
17.7%
12.0%
14.5%
14.0%
5.3%

27.8%
27.2%
29.0%
28.1%
31.0%
32.4%
27.0%
40.0%
31.2%
28.3%
26.6%
25.7%

29.6%
25.1%
25.0%
21.3%
27.6%
28.9%
26.3%
25.1%
28.7%
29.0%
28.0%
28.7%

18.5%
21.6%
20.0%
18.0%
19.0%
21.8%
23.0%
12.6%
20.2%
20.0%
21.7%
26.3%

16.7%
14.7%
19.0%
11.2%
7.8%
7.7%
10.5%
4.6%
7.9%
8.3%
9.7%
14.0%

19
12
11
23
70
12

10.5%
25.0%
9.1%
13.0%
8.6%
0.0%

31.6%
16.7%
9.1%
34.8%
48.6%
25.0%

26.3%
0.0%
45.5%
8.7%
20.0%
50.0%

31.6%
16.7%
36.4%
26.1%
15.7%
8.3%

0.0%
41.7%
0.0%
17.4%
7.1%
16.7%

280

12.9%

35.0%

24.3%

20.4%

7.5%

11

9.1%

18.2%

63.6%

9.1%

0.0%

15
37
52
11
116
21
41
30
125
21
4580

20.0%
10.8%
9.6%
9.1%
9.5%
0.0%
7.3%
16.7%
20.8%
0.0%
12.2%

26.7%
13.5%
25.0%
27.3%
32.8%
38.1%
29.3%
23.3%
36.8%
57.1%
30.1%

20.0%
35.1%
34.6%
45.5%
25.0%
28.6%
31.7%
26.7%
20.0%
23.8%
27.2%

20.0%
21.6%
21.2%
18.2%
21.6%
28.6%
22.0%
20.0%
15.2%
9.5%
19.8%

13.3%
18.9%
9.6%
0.0%
11.2%
4.8%
9.8%
13.3%
7.2%
9.5%
10.7%

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Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q37d To what extent is your performance rating based on the
following...Employee perspective
To a Very
To a
To a
To a
Total # of
Great
Great
Moderate
Limited
Respondents
Extent
Extent
Extent
Extent
Not at All
9
219
222

0.0%
5.5%
5.0%

22.2%
21.5%
19.8%

44.4%
35.2%
33.3%

11.1%
25.6%
25.2%

22.2%
12.3%
16.7%

244
52
254
225
306

5.3%
5.8%
3.1%
5.3%
8.8%

20.1%
17.3%
18.5%
23.6%
17.0%

27.9%
38.5%
33.1%
33.3%
25.8%

29.5%
13.5%
28.3%
20.0%
24.8%

17.2%
25.0%
16.9%
17.8%
23.5%

55
382
99
91
116
142
154
179
318
142
207
167

3.6%
10.7%
2.0%
12.1%
8.6%
8.5%
5.8%
7.3%
9.4%
8.5%
5.3%
2.4%

20.0%
25.4%
20.2%
28.6%
18.1%
17.6%
19.5%
23.5%
20.8%
23.9%
16.4%
11.4%

30.9%
27.5%
22.2%
24.2%
28.4%
33.8%
30.5%
34.1%
34.3%
30.3%
33.8%
29.3%

27.3%
22.5%
25.3%
19.8%
30.2%
26.1%
25.3%
23.5%
24.5%
24.6%
28.5%
35.9%

18.2%
13.9%
30.3%
15.4%
14.7%
14.1%
18.8%
11.7%
11.0%
12.7%
15.9%
21.0%

17
12
11
28
71
11

0.0%
8.3%
9.1%
14.3%
4.2%
0.0%

23.5%
16.7%
9.1%
14.3%
23.9%
0.0%

23.5%
0.0%
36.4%
14.3%
33.8%
72.7%

47.1%
33.3%
45.5%
39.3%
25.4%
18.2%

5.9%
41.7%
0.0%
17.9%
12.7%
9.1%

277

6.1%

22.4%

27.8%

30.3%

13.4%

11

9.1%

18.2%

63.6%

9.1%

0.0%

14
38
51
11
114
21
39
30
123
21
4559

7.1%
5.3%
2.0%
9.1%
4.4%
0.0%
5.1%
3.3%
13.8%
0.0%
6.8%

28.6%
13.2%
29.4%
36.4%
21.1%
33.3%
15.4%
30.0%
28.5%
52.4%
21.1%

21.4%
36.8%
33.3%
18.2%
27.2%
19.0%
43.6%
23.3%
23.6%
28.6%
30.4%

14.3%
26.3%
23.5%
18.2%
33.3%
28.6%
23.1%
30.0%
22.0%
9.5%
25.9%

28.6%
18.4%
11.8%
18.2%
14.0%
19.0%
12.8%
13.3%
12.2%
9.5%
15.8%

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Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
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Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q38 My last performance review helped me to identify my strengths.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree
11
235
239

18.2%
8.9%
12.6%

45.5%
32.8%
35.6%

27.3%
30.2%
28.9%

9.1%
20.9%
16.3%

0.0%
7.2%
6.7%

258
58
282
248
332

5.8%
8.6%
5.7%
11.3%
10.5%

32.2%
46.6%
37.9%
41.9%
34.9%

27.1%
20.7%
28.0%
23.8%
26.2%

27.5%
17.2%
19.9%
14.5%
20.8%

7.4%
6.9%
8.5%
8.5%
7.5%

61
411
107
98
120
147
166
183
329
157
211
184

4.9%
13.9%
6.5%
17.3%
7.5%
6.8%
10.8%
8.7%
12.5%
10.8%
9.5%
7.6%

19.7%
36.7%
31.8%
28.6%
38.3%
32.0%
41.0%
52.5%
41.6%
48.4%
29.4%
31.0%

31.1%
24.6%
25.2%
29.6%
30.8%
31.3%
21.7%
21.9%
23.1%
21.0%
29.4%
28.3%

27.9%
20.4%
22.4%
18.4%
19.2%
24.5%
16.3%
12.6%
18.2%
14.0%
20.9%
24.5%

16.4%
4.4%
14.0%
6.1%
4.2%
5.4%
10.2%
4.4%
4.6%
5.7%
10.9%
8.7%

21
18
11
31
74
12

0.0%
5.6%
27.3%
9.7%
13.5%
16.7%

47.6%
16.7%
27.3%
41.9%
36.5%
50.0%

28.6%
50.0%
27.3%
19.4%
24.3%
25.0%

23.8%
22.2%
18.2%
25.8%
18.9%
8.3%

0.0%
5.6%
0.0%
3.2%
6.8%
0.0%

294

11.2%

42.5%

24.8%

17.7%

3.7%

12

33.3%

41.7%

25.0%

0.0%

0.0%

16
37
53
12
120
23
47
30
125
21
4877

12.5%
21.6%
11.3%
25.0%
13.3%
0.0%
4.3%
13.3%
21.6%
0.0%
10.6%

37.5%
35.1%
20.8%
50.0%
42.5%
34.8%
36.2%
30.0%
46.4%
42.9%
37.4%

25.0%
32.4%
37.7%
0.0%
25.8%
43.5%
27.7%
30.0%
19.2%
19.0%
26.2%

12.5%
10.8%
24.5%
8.3%
15.8%
17.4%
25.5%
6.7%
8.8%
28.6%
19.0%

12.5%
0.0%
5.7%
16.7%
2.5%
4.3%
6.4%
20.0%
4.0%
9.5%
6.7%

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Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q39 My last performance review helped me to identify areas for improvement.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree
11
9.1%
36.4%
36.4%
18.2%
0.0%
235
6.4%
34.9%
30.6%
20.4%
7.7%
239
4.6%
39.3%
31.4%
18.0%
6.7%
258
58
282
247
333

4.7%
3.4%
3.9%
8.5%
7.5%

29.8%
48.3%
34.4%
41.7%
31.8%

27.5%
29.3%
33.0%
26.7%
30.3%

29.8%
10.3%
20.2%
15.4%
22.5%

8.1%
8.6%
8.5%
7.7%
7.8%

61
410
108
98
119
147
166
183
328
157
211
184

6.6%
9.3%
4.6%
3.1%
4.2%
3.4%
8.4%
4.9%
9.1%
5.7%
7.6%
5.4%

16.4%
31.7%
25.0%
30.6%
33.6%
29.3%
35.5%
44.3%
36.9%
41.4%
30.3%
30.4%

32.8%
29.3%
32.4%
34.7%
37.0%
32.0%
30.7%
29.5%
27.1%
29.3%
26.5%
28.8%

26.2%
25.1%
25.0%
24.5%
20.2%
29.3%
16.9%
16.4%
21.3%
17.8%
24.6%
26.6%

18.0%
4.6%
13.0%
7.1%
5.0%
6.1%
8.4%
4.9%
5.5%
5.7%
10.9%
8.7%

21
18
11
31
74
12

0.0%
5.6%
18.2%
12.9%
10.8%
0.0%

38.1%
16.7%
36.4%
25.8%
41.9%
16.7%

42.9%
44.4%
36.4%
25.8%
24.3%
50.0%

19.0%
27.8%
9.1%
32.3%
16.2%
33.3%

0.0%
5.6%
0.0%
3.2%
6.8%
0.0%

294

6.8%

41.5%

29.6%

18.4%

3.7%

12

0.0%

50.0%

41.7%

8.3%

0.0%

16
37
53
12
119
23
47
30
126
21
4875

6.3%
13.5%
7.5%
16.7%
10.9%
0.0%
2.1%
10.0%
11.9%
0.0%
6.9%

31.3%
27.0%
11.3%
50.0%
47.9%
43.5%
34.0%
33.3%
41.3%
38.1%
35.1%

31.3%
45.9%
50.9%
8.3%
25.2%
30.4%
25.5%
33.3%
32.5%
28.6%
30.2%

18.8%
13.5%
24.5%
8.3%
13.4%
21.7%
31.9%
6.7%
9.5%
28.6%
21.0%

12.5%
0.0%
5.7%
16.7%
2.5%
4.3%
6.4%
16.7%
4.8%
4.8%
6.8%

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Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q40 Discussions with my supervisor about my performance are worthwhile.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree
11
27.3%
54.5%
9.1%
9.1%
0.0%
232
16.4%
48.7%
17.7%
9.5%
7.8%
232
21.1%
44.0%
17.2%
11.2%
6.5%
242
57
274
237
321

19.0%
10.5%
15.3%
24.5%
19.6%

45.5%
49.1%
43.1%
44.3%
36.1%

18.6%
19.3%
18.6%
14.3%
23.4%

11.2%
12.3%
16.1%
9.3%
11.8%

5.8%
8.8%
6.9%
7.6%
9.0%

53
387
101
92
103
142
160
177
323
151
208
184

13.2%
21.7%
16.8%
31.5%
27.2%
19.7%
17.5%
20.3%
20.4%
20.5%
20.2%
10.9%

34.0%
44.2%
38.6%
37.0%
47.6%
45.1%
43.8%
52.0%
39.9%
49.7%
46.6%
44.0%

30.2%
19.4%
18.8%
19.6%
16.5%
16.9%
20.0%
16.9%
18.6%
11.9%
16.3%
15.8%

13.2%
9.6%
14.9%
7.6%
8.7%
13.4%
10.6%
6.8%
14.6%
10.6%
9.1%
16.3%

9.4%
5.2%
10.9%
4.3%
0.0%
4.9%
8.1%
4.0%
6.5%
7.3%
7.7%
13.0%

21
16
10
31
72
12

9.5%
12.5%
20.0%
19.4%
26.4%
41.7%

52.4%
62.5%
20.0%
51.6%
41.7%
41.7%

19.0%
25.0%
40.0%
12.9%
13.9%
16.7%

14.3%
0.0%
10.0%
9.7%
13.9%
0.0%

4.8%
0.0%
10.0%
6.5%
4.2%
0.0%

289

26.0%

43.3%

18.7%

9.7%

2.4%

10

30.0%

60.0%

10.0%

0.0%

0.0%

15
37
52
11
120
21
43
29
124
19
4697

20.0%
18.9%
25.0%
63.6%
20.0%
4.8%
9.3%
27.6%
31.5%
21.1%
20.4%

33.3%
45.9%
30.8%
9.1%
50.0%
52.4%
39.5%
31.0%
42.7%
36.8%
43.7%

33.3%
27.0%
23.1%
9.1%
18.3%
23.8%
23.3%
20.7%
15.3%
10.5%
18.3%

6.7%
5.4%
5.8%
18.2%
7.5%
19.0%
18.6%
13.8%
4.8%
26.3%
11.1%

6.7%
2.7%
15.4%
0.0%
4.2%
0.0%
9.3%
6.9%
5.6%
5.3%
6.5%

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Agency

Q41 Discussions with my supervisor about my development are worthwhile.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education

11
222
221

27.3%
9.5%
12.2%

36.4%
39.2%
40.3%

27.3%
31.1%
25.8%

9.1%
11.3%
13.6%

0.0%
9.0%
8.1%

225
54

16.0%
9.3%

34.7%
33.3%

30.7%
29.6%

13.3%
16.7%

5.3%
11.1%

Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice

261
221
297

12.6%
19.0%
15.2%

31.4%
38.0%
29.6%

32.2%
24.9%
30.3%

13.8%
11.3%
16.2%

10.0%
6.8%
8.8%

53
366

7.5%
17.2%

37.7%
37.7%

35.8%
25.7%

9.4%
12.8%

9.4%
6.6%

Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation

90
85
100
139
152
172
312
142
199
174

13.3%
21.2%
24.0%
16.5%
16.4%
17.4%
15.7%
17.6%
16.1%
6.3%

32.2%
40.0%
44.0%
44.6%
33.6%
40.7%
37.5%
36.6%
44.7%
35.6%

28.9%
27.1%
22.0%
21.6%
26.3%
26.2%
23.4%
21.8%
19.1%
27.6%

12.2%
8.2%
8.0%
13.7%
14.5%
12.2%
16.0%
16.2%
12.6%
20.7%

13.3%
3.5%
2.0%
3.6%
9.2%
3.5%
7.4%
7.7%
7.5%
9.8%

19
13
10
28
68
11

10.5%
7.7%
20.0%
25.0%
23.5%
18.2%

31.6%
38.5%
10.0%
25.0%
39.7%
45.5%

42.1%
38.5%
40.0%
32.1%
17.6%
36.4%

10.5%
15.4%
30.0%
10.7%
11.8%
0.0%

5.3%
0.0%
0.0%
7.1%
7.4%
0.0%

283

19.8%

36.0%

29.0%

10.6%

4.6%

10

20.0%

40.0%

40.0%

0.0%

0.0%

15
35
50

13.3%
20.0%
18.0%

20.0%
31.4%
22.0%

53.3%
37.1%
42.0%

0.0%
8.6%
2.0%

13.3%
2.9%
16.0%

National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

11
119
20
38
27
119
19
4463

54.5%
15.1%
10.0%
7.9%
22.2%
21.8%
10.5%
15.8%

0.0%
43.7%
25.0%
31.6%
37.0%
38.7%
36.8%
36.7%

18.2%
24.4%
45.0%
34.2%
22.2%
27.7%
15.8%
27.2%

18.2%
11.8%
20.0%
15.8%
11.1%
6.7%
31.6%
13.1%

9.1%
5.0%
0.0%
10.5%
7.4%
5.0%
5.3%
7.2%

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Agency

Q42 My performance appraisal is a fair reflection of my performance.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force

11
232
231

9.1%
15.9%
17.7%

63.6%
45.3%
43.7%

27.3%
19.0%
19.0%

0.0%
12.1%
12.1%

0.0%
7.8%
7.4%

250
56
272
237
323

16.8%
28.6%
15.8%
27.8%
19.5%

39.6%
42.9%
48.5%
41.8%
39.6%

20.0%
10.7%
14.7%
13.9%
20.1%

16.4%
12.5%
13.6%
8.4%
13.3%

7.2%
5.4%
7.4%
8.0%
7.4%

61
396
101
92
111

14.8%
27.8%
12.9%
32.6%
17.1%

24.6%
44.7%
44.6%
43.5%
44.1%

18.0%
13.4%
17.8%
10.9%
19.8%

16.4%
9.3%
11.9%
8.7%
15.3%

26.2%
4.8%
12.9%
4.3%
3.6%

Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget

146
162
178
322
149
207
180

12.3%
20.4%
19.1%
20.2%
26.2%
17.4%
9.4%

45.9%
46.3%
57.9%
45.7%
47.7%
38.6%
37.2%

20.5%
13.6%
15.7%
16.1%
14.1%
18.8%
23.9%

16.4%
10.5%
4.5%
12.1%
6.0%
15.0%
17.8%

4.8%
9.3%
2.8%
5.9%
6.0%
10.1%
11.7%

21
17
8
29
69
11

4.8%
47.1%
12.5%
41.4%
21.7%
45.5%

57.1%
47.1%
62.5%
41.4%
42.0%
54.5%

14.3%
5.9%
25.0%
13.8%
14.5%
0.0%

19.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
15.9%
0.0%

4.8%
0.0%
0.0%
3.4%
5.8%
0.0%

288

24.7%

41.7%

15.6%

12.5%

5.6%

11

54.5%

36.4%

9.1%

0.0%

0.0%

14
37
49
12
118
22

35.7%
18.9%
24.5%
66.7%
22.0%
9.1%

42.9%
48.6%
36.7%
8.3%
49.2%
63.6%

21.4%
18.9%
20.4%
0.0%
17.8%
22.7%

0.0%
13.5%
18.4%
8.3%
7.6%
4.5%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
16.7%
3.4%
0.0%

Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

43
30
124
20
4721

11.6%
26.7%
40.3%
30.0%
21.2%

39.5%
36.7%
42.7%
30.0%
43.8%

23.3%
16.7%
11.3%
20.0%
16.7%

16.3%
6.7%
4.8%
10.0%
11.6%

9.3%
13.3%
0.8%
10.0%
6.7%

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Q43 To what extent is your salary increase linked to your performance rating?
To a Very
To a
To a
To a
Total # of
Great
Great
Moderate
Limited
Respondents
Extent
Extent
Extent
Extent
Not at All

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education

10
206
205

0.0%
16.5%
21.0%

10.0%
20.4%
25.4%

50.0%
11.2%
17.6%

10.0%
15.5%
10.7%

30.0%
36.4%
25.4%

242
50

18.6%
20.0%

18.6%
22.0%

11.2%
10.0%

11.2%
10.0%

40.5%
38.0%

Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice

261
224
279

18.8%
28.1%
18.6%

22.2%
24.6%
20.8%

15.3%
10.3%
15.8%

12.3%
8.9%
11.1%

31.4%
28.1%
33.7%

54
347

29.6%
25.1%

18.5%
25.9%

9.3%
12.1%

13.0%
13.0%

29.6%
23.9%

Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation

101
80
103
130
145
175
296
139
188
159

23.8%
32.5%
21.4%
13.1%
26.2%
17.1%
22.6%
25.2%
23.4%
29.6%

15.8%
16.3%
15.5%
12.3%
20.7%
18.3%
23.6%
22.3%
17.0%
22.0%

14.9%
10.0%
14.6%
10.8%
13.8%
13.7%
12.2%
10.1%
5.9%
15.1%

14.9%
8.8%
20.4%
17.7%
13.8%
16.0%
11.5%
12.2%
15.4%
11.9%

30.7%
32.5%
28.2%
46.2%
25.5%
34.9%
30.1%
30.2%
38.3%
21.4%

19
13
9
22
60
11

26.3%
23.1%
0.0%
4.5%
16.7%
36.4%

21.1%
30.8%
33.3%
18.2%
23.3%
9.1%

0.0%
7.7%
11.1%
13.6%
15.0%
18.2%

26.3%
0.0%
33.3%
18.2%
20.0%
27.3%

26.3%
38.5%
22.2%
45.5%
25.0%
9.1%

258

22.1%

17.1%

11.2%

18.6%

31.0%

10

40.0%

0.0%

10.0%

10.0%

40.0%

13
34
42

15.4%
29.4%
21.4%

7.7%
26.5%
9.5%

0.0%
5.9%
9.5%

7.7%
29.4%
7.1%

69.2%
8.8%
52.4%

National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

12
111
21
40
27
108
18
4300

8.3%
35.1%
9.5%
17.5%
37.0%
34.3%
33.3%
22.6%

25.0%
26.1%
9.5%
25.0%
25.9%
34.3%
16.7%
21.0%

0.0%
15.3%
28.6%
15.0%
7.4%
8.3%
11.1%
12.6%

8.3%
9.0%
33.3%
2.5%
3.7%
5.6%
16.7%
13.1%

58.3%
14.4%
19.0%
40.0%
25.9%
17.6%
22.2%
30.7%

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Q44 To what extent is your performance award linked to your performance
rating?
To a Very
To a
To a
To a
Total # of
Great
Great
Moderate
Limited
Respondents
Extent
Extent
Extent
Extent
Not at All

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force

10
213
210

10.0%
22.1%
27.6%

40.0%
31.5%
34.8%

50.0%
16.4%
19.0%

0.0%
16.9%
10.0%

0.0%
13.1%
8.6%

242
52
261
222
286

29.3%
34.6%
26.8%
45.5%
30.1%

29.3%
40.4%
29.1%
28.8%
26.6%

13.2%
3.8%
17.2%
8.1%
17.5%

11.2%
11.5%
10.7%
8.1%
10.8%

16.9%
9.6%
16.1%
9.5%
15.0%

57
356
102
86
106

42.1%
36.0%
31.4%
53.5%
37.7%

26.3%
32.3%
29.4%
15.1%
31.1%

8.8%
9.0%
11.8%
10.5%
12.3%

7.0%
6.5%
12.7%
4.7%
12.3%

15.8%
16.3%
14.7%
16.3%
6.6%

Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget

131
152
177
302
141
196
164

22.9%
34.2%
31.1%
36.8%
31.9%
36.2%
37.2%

34.4%
30.9%
35.0%
27.2%
36.2%
29.1%
29.3%

19.1%
17.1%
13.6%
13.2%
9.9%
12.8%
14.6%

18.3%
9.2%
10.7%
12.3%
9.9%
13.3%
7.3%

5.3%
8.6%
9.6%
10.6%
12.1%
8.7%
11.6%

19
16
9
24
64
10

36.8%
43.8%
11.1%
16.7%
32.8%
70.0%

36.8%
37.5%
22.2%
41.7%
32.8%
10.0%

0.0%
6.3%
11.1%
16.7%
12.5%
0.0%

21.1%
6.3%
22.2%
8.3%
12.5%
10.0%

5.3%
6.3%
33.3%
16.7%
9.4%
10.0%

269

34.6%

26.0%

12.6%

11.5%

15.2%

10

50.0%

30.0%

20.0%

0.0%

0.0%

13
36
46
12
114
19

46.2%
58.3%
32.6%
25.0%
54.4%
10.5%

7.7%
19.4%
21.7%
41.7%
30.7%
52.6%

15.4%
11.1%
17.4%
0.0%
7.9%
21.1%

7.7%
8.3%
15.2%
0.0%
6.1%
5.3%

23.1%
2.8%
13.0%
33.3%
0.9%
10.5%

Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

41
27
112
19
4403

24.4%
44.4%
46.4%
31.6%
34.2%

29.3%
33.3%
26.8%
31.6%
30.0%

12.2%
18.5%
10.7%
10.5%
13.4%

7.3%
3.7%
4.5%
10.5%
10.3%

26.8%
0.0%
11.6%
15.8%
12.2%

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Q45 I understand how my most recent salary increase was determined.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy

11
231
236

0.0%
13.9%
17.4%

18.2%
36.8%
33.1%

27.3%
24.7%
28.8%

36.4%
16.0%
11.0%

18.2%
8.7%
9.7%

256
57
277

14.8%
17.5%
18.4%

43.4%
31.6%
33.6%

25.8%
24.6%
20.6%

11.3%
15.8%
13.7%

4.7%
10.5%
13.7%

Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor

246
330

24.0%
14.8%

31.7%
26.7%

25.6%
24.2%

10.6%
16.7%

8.1%
17.6%

61
404
108

13.1%
14.4%
7.4%

18.0%
28.7%
34.3%

34.4%
24.5%
25.0%

18.0%
21.0%
19.4%

16.4%
11.4%
13.9%

Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board

97
118
145
167
182
327
153
210
182

17.5%
16.1%
13.1%
17.4%
26.9%
19.3%
19.0%
15.7%
13.7%

29.9%
28.8%
33.1%
24.6%
44.5%
36.7%
34.0%
31.4%
31.3%

23.7%
33.9%
31.7%
27.5%
17.0%
19.6%
22.9%
24.3%
25.3%

14.4%
13.6%
12.4%
15.6%
4.9%
14.7%
15.0%
14.8%
20.9%

14.4%
7.6%
9.7%
15.0%
6.6%
9.8%
9.2%
13.8%
8.8%

21
17
11
30
71
12

14.3%
35.3%
27.3%
16.7%
16.9%
50.0%

28.6%
17.6%
27.3%
33.3%
25.4%
33.3%

33.3%
35.3%
27.3%
23.3%
25.4%
8.3%

14.3%
11.8%
9.1%
16.7%
16.9%
8.3%

9.5%
0.0%
9.1%
10.0%
15.5%
0.0%

292

15.4%

27.4%

26.4%

21.6%

9.2%

12

33.3%

33.3%

16.7%

0.0%

16.7%

16
37
51
12

31.3%
16.2%
27.5%
16.7%

18.8%
35.1%
23.5%
33.3%

31.3%
29.7%
21.6%
25.0%

6.3%
18.9%
13.7%
16.7%

12.5%
0.0%
13.7%
8.3%

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

120
23
46
30
124
21
4826

35.8%
17.4%
15.2%
36.7%
24.2%
28.6%
18.0%

37.5%
21.7%
34.8%
6.7%
37.1%
23.8%
32.3%

16.7%
30.4%
34.8%
36.7%
26.6%
28.6%
24.8%

8.3%
21.7%
8.7%
13.3%
7.3%
4.8%
14.7%

1.7%
8.7%
6.5%
6.7%
4.8%
14.3%
10.2%

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Q46 I understand how my most recent performance award was determined.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy

11
233
236

9.1%
11.6%
13.6%

36.4%
38.2%
39.8%

27.3%
22.7%
25.8%

18.2%
20.2%
14.4%

9.1%
7.3%
6.4%

256
58
277
246
331

14.5%
22.4%
17.0%
24.8%
14.8%

50.4%
36.2%
38.6%
36.6%
30.5%

16.0%
25.9%
19.9%
17.9%
24.2%

14.8%
12.1%
13.4%
14.6%
16.3%

4.3%
3.4%
11.2%
6.1%
14.2%

61
404
108
97
118
146
167
182

16.4%
15.3%
5.6%
17.5%
18.6%
11.0%
20.4%
25.3%

21.3%
33.7%
31.5%
21.6%
40.7%
47.9%
34.7%
48.9%

24.6%
21.3%
25.0%
28.9%
22.0%
21.9%
18.0%
15.4%

24.6%
19.3%
25.9%
17.5%
12.7%
12.3%
13.2%
4.9%

13.1%
10.4%
12.0%
14.4%
5.9%
6.8%
13.8%
5.5%

Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission

327
155
211
183

17.7%
20.0%
14.7%
12.0%

37.3%
38.7%
42.7%
33.9%

16.8%
18.7%
14.2%
20.8%

18.0%
14.8%
18.0%
24.0%

10.1%
7.7%
10.4%
9.3%

21

9.5%

42.9%

23.8%

14.3%

9.5%

Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration

18
11
30
70
12

27.8%
27.3%
13.3%
20.0%
50.0%

44.4%
27.3%
23.3%
34.3%
16.7%

11.1%
27.3%
33.3%
25.7%
16.7%

16.7%
9.1%
20.0%
15.7%
8.3%

0.0%
9.1%
10.0%
4.3%
8.3%

291

19.9%

34.4%

17.9%

17.9%

10.0%

12

33.3%

41.7%

8.3%

0.0%

16.7%

16
37
51
12
120
23
46
30
124

43.8%
27.0%
15.7%
41.7%
37.5%
4.3%
13.0%
33.3%
22.6%

31.3%
48.6%
29.4%
25.0%
44.2%
30.4%
43.5%
26.7%
28.2%

18.8%
10.8%
21.6%
16.7%
9.2%
34.8%
26.1%
26.7%
33.9%

0.0%
13.5%
25.5%
8.3%
7.5%
21.7%
8.7%
13.3%
10.5%

6.3%
0.0%
7.8%
8.3%
1.7%
8.7%
8.7%
0.0%
4.8%

21
4834

23.8%
17.8%

14.3%
37.2%

33.3%
20.7%

14.3%
15.7%

14.3%
8.6%

U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

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Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q47 I am held accountable for achieving results.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

11
235
233

45.5%
42.6%
47.6%

45.5%
51.1%
43.3%

0.0%
4.7%
5.6%

9.1%
1.3%
2.1%

0.0%
0.4%
1.3%

257
57
279
245
330

37.4%
50.9%
43.0%
53.1%
47.9%

49.8%
42.1%
46.2%
38.8%
43.3%

9.3%
5.3%
6.5%
4.9%
5.5%

2.7%
1.8%
2.2%
1.6%
2.1%

0.8%
0.0%
2.2%
1.6%
1.2%

59
401
107
95
119
145
165
180
326
153
211
183

32.2%
45.6%
41.1%
49.5%
47.9%
39.3%
50.3%
53.9%
61.3%
60.8%
57.3%
43.2%

50.8%
45.4%
50.5%
37.9%
44.5%
53.1%
38.8%
40.6%
33.7%
31.4%
36.5%
47.0%

11.9%
5.2%
5.6%
9.5%
5.9%
6.9%
6.7%
3.9%
3.7%
6.5%
4.3%
8.7%

0.0%
2.5%
0.9%
2.1%
1.7%
0.7%
3.0%
1.1%
0.9%
0.7%
0.9%
0.0%

5.1%
1.2%
1.9%
1.1%
0.0%
0.0%
1.2%
0.6%
0.3%
0.7%
0.9%
1.1%

21
17
11
29
71
12

28.6%
47.1%
54.5%
51.7%
52.1%
91.7%

57.1%
47.1%
36.4%
37.9%
40.8%
8.3%

9.5%
5.9%
9.1%
0.0%
7.0%
0.0%

4.8%
0.0%
0.0%
10.3%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

289

56.1%

36.7%

4.8%

2.1%

0.3%

11

54.5%

45.5%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

16
37
52
12
119
23
47
30
125
21
4817

37.5%
48.6%
40.4%
50.0%
47.1%
17.4%
40.4%
60.0%
57.6%
47.6%
48.8%

56.3%
48.6%
51.9%
41.7%
42.0%
82.6%
42.6%
30.0%
35.2%
42.9%
42.8%

6.3%
0.0%
1.9%
0.0%
9.2%
0.0%
10.6%
3.3%
4.0%
4.8%
5.7%

0.0%
2.7%
3.8%
0.0%
1.7%
0.0%
2.1%
0.0%
1.6%
4.8%
1.7%

0.0%
0.0%
1.9%
8.3%
0.0%
0.0%
4.3%
6.7%
1.6%
0.0%
1.0%

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Agency

Q48 Did you participate in the development of your
performance plan?
Total # of
Respondents
Yes
No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
235
236

90.9%
88.9%
91.9%

9.1%
11.1%
8.1%

255
58
279
249
331
60
409
107
98
119
147
166
182
329
156
210
183
21
18
11
30
71
12
292
12
16
37
52
12
120
23
46
30
125
21

93.3%
98.3%
88.9%
92.4%
89.1%
83.3%
75.6%
86.0%
93.9%
99.2%
95.9%
93.4%
99.5%
95.4%
86.5%
62.4%
98.9%
71.4%
66.7%
81.8%
76.7%
95.8%
100.0%
98.6%
75.0%
62.5%
62.2%
98.1%
91.7%
83.3%
87.0%
95.7%
86.7%
93.6%
95.2%

6.7%
1.7%
11.1%
7.6%
10.9%
16.7%
24.4%
14.0%
6.1%
0.8%
4.1%
6.6%
0.5%
4.6%
13.5%
37.6%
1.1%
28.6%
33.3%
18.2%
23.3%
4.2%
0.0%
1.4%
25.0%
37.5%
37.8%
1.9%
8.3%
16.7%
13.0%
4.3%
13.3%
6.4%
4.8%

SES wide

4851

89.4%

10.6%

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Agency

Q49a Have you received a copy of...Your agency's Executive
Performance Management System Plan?
No, and I am
Total # of
No, but I am
not familiar
Respondents
Yes
familiar with it
with it

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
233
234

54.5%
57.5%
44.0%

9.1%
22.7%
23.1%

36.4%
19.7%
32.9%

256
58
279
247
331

59.4%
50.0%
47.7%
57.5%
52.3%

24.2%
25.9%
23.3%
24.3%
17.5%

16.4%
24.1%
29.0%
18.2%
30.2%

59
406
108
97
119
147
164
182
326
155
210
181

42.4%
43.3%
49.1%
55.7%
65.5%
57.1%
52.4%
79.1%
47.2%
38.1%
73.8%
60.8%

18.6%
21.4%
23.1%
16.5%
17.6%
21.8%
19.5%
14.3%
23.6%
21.9%
15.2%
17.1%

39.0%
35.2%
27.8%
27.8%
16.8%
21.1%
28.0%
6.6%
29.1%
40.0%
11.0%
22.1%

21
18
11
30
69
12

47.6%
33.3%
72.7%
50.0%
50.7%
91.7%

23.8%
27.8%
18.2%
13.3%
24.6%
0.0%

28.6%
38.9%
9.1%
36.7%
24.6%
8.3%

290

51.7%

28.6%

19.7%

12

41.7%

16.7%

41.7%

16
37
53
12
118
23
47
30
125
21

37.5%
64.9%
30.2%
75.0%
44.1%
52.2%
70.2%
46.7%
72.8%
47.6%

31.3%
21.6%
30.2%
25.0%
24.6%
26.1%
12.8%
20.0%
12.8%
38.1%

31.3%
13.5%
39.6%
0.0%
31.4%
21.7%
17.0%
33.3%
14.4%
14.3%

SES wide

4830

54.1%

21.2%

24.7%

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q49b Have you received a copy of...Your agency's Executive
Compensation Pay Policy?

Yes

No, but I am
familiar with it

No, and I am
not familiar
with it

11
235
234

27.3%
35.7%
30.3%

36.4%
26.0%
20.9%

36.4%
38.3%
48.7%

257
58
278
247
332

44.7%
36.2%
29.9%
32.8%
18.1%

24.9%
22.4%
28.1%
27.5%
23.2%

30.4%
41.4%
42.1%
39.7%
58.7%

60
405
109
98
119
146
166
182
326
155
210
181

23.3%
20.2%
28.4%
41.8%
49.6%
50.0%
33.1%
67.6%
19.9%
29.0%
41.9%
48.1%

25.0%
27.7%
24.8%
28.6%
26.1%
22.6%
22.3%
16.5%
29.1%
27.7%
29.0%
17.1%

51.7%
52.1%
46.8%
29.6%
24.4%
27.4%
44.6%
15.9%
50.9%
43.2%
29.0%
34.8%

21
18
11
30
70
12

23.8%
33.3%
63.6%
40.0%
20.0%
41.7%

33.3%
22.2%
9.1%
6.7%
32.9%
8.3%

42.9%
44.4%
27.3%
53.3%
47.1%
50.0%

291

32.6%

30.2%

37.1%

12

33.3%

25.0%

41.7%

16
36
53
12
119
23
47
29
124
21

25.0%
33.3%
20.8%
75.0%
41.2%
39.1%
55.3%
13.8%
68.5%
28.6%

25.0%
30.6%
26.4%
8.3%
32.8%
21.7%
10.6%
24.1%
16.1%
33.3%

50.0%
36.1%
52.8%
16.7%
26.1%
39.1%
34.0%
62.1%
15.3%
38.1%

4835

34.7%

25.1%

40.1%

Total # of
Respondents

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q50 Did you receive a briefing or training on your
agency's performance management system?
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
232
236

18.2%
72.0%
58.9%

81.8%
28.0%
41.1%

257
57
278
248
332

81.7%
84.2%
75.5%
66.1%
64.8%

18.3%
15.8%
24.5%
33.9%
35.2%

59
407
108
98
118
147
165
181
325
155
211
182

57.6%
45.2%
71.3%
73.5%
78.8%
81.6%
66.1%
85.6%
52.3%
58.1%
83.9%
56.0%

42.4%
54.8%
28.7%
26.5%
21.2%
18.4%
33.9%
14.4%
47.7%
41.9%
16.1%
44.0%

21
18
11
30
71
12

52.4%
38.9%
63.6%
50.0%
57.7%
75.0%

47.6%
61.1%
36.4%
50.0%
42.3%
25.0%

290

71.4%

28.6%

12

41.7%

58.3%

16
37
51
12
120
23
47
30
125
21

62.5%
78.4%
70.6%
83.3%
70.8%
52.2%
59.6%
53.3%
79.2%
57.1%

37.5%
21.6%
29.4%
16.7%
29.2%
47.8%
40.4%
46.7%
20.8%
42.9%

SES wide

4834

66.9%

33.1%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q51 Were you given a summary of your agency's
SES overall performance ratings, performance
awards and pay adjustments?
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
232
235

63.6%
34.9%
48.9%

36.4%
65.1%
51.1%

256
57
280
246
329

65.2%
63.2%
66.8%
37.0%
21.9%

34.8%
36.8%
33.2%
63.0%
78.1%

60
406
109
98
119
146
166
181
328
153
211
184

68.3%
22.7%
36.7%
52.0%
79.8%
68.5%
38.6%
66.9%
31.7%
24.2%
58.8%
78.8%

31.7%
77.3%
63.3%
48.0%
20.2%
31.5%
61.4%
33.1%
68.3%
75.8%
41.2%
21.2%

21
18
11
29
71
12

52.4%
44.4%
18.2%
34.5%
26.8%
41.7%

47.6%
55.6%
81.8%
65.5%
73.2%
58.3%

290

38.6%

61.4%

12

33.3%

66.7%

16
37
51
12
120
23
47
30
125
21

43.8%
54.1%
58.8%
75.0%
83.3%
43.5%
61.7%
16.7%
69.6%
57.1%

56.3%
45.9%
41.2%
25.0%
16.7%
56.5%
38.3%
83.3%
30.4%
42.9%

SES wide

4833

47.2%

52.8%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q52 My agency deals effectively with executives who perform poorly.

Agree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

0.0%
1.0%
4.9%

0.0%
21.8%
22.3%

36.4%
32.7%
31.1%

27.3%
32.7%
29.6%

36.4%
11.9%
12.1%

213
50
244

3.3%
2.0%
2.5%

29.1%
24.0%
22.1%

31.5%
36.0%
30.7%

24.4%
26.0%
25.4%

11.7%
12.0%
19.3%

207
287

4.3%
4.5%

26.1%
19.9%

31.4%
35.9%

22.7%
28.2%

15.5%
11.5%

52
364
95
79
96
122
151
148
284
142
189
164

3.8%
4.1%
0.0%
1.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.7%
2.0%
4.2%
9.9%
2.1%
1.2%

9.6%
24.7%
27.4%
8.9%
34.4%
22.1%
23.2%
30.4%
25.7%
28.2%
28.6%
7.3%

32.7%
30.8%
31.6%
40.5%
35.4%
40.2%
29.1%
29.1%
31.3%
31.0%
29.1%
36.6%

26.9%
27.7%
27.4%
32.9%
20.8%
22.1%
29.1%
30.4%
25.0%
20.4%
30.7%
36.0%

26.9%
12.6%
13.7%
16.5%
9.4%
15.6%
17.9%
8.1%
13.7%
10.6%
9.5%
18.9%

20
14
9
20
62
12

0.0%
0.0%
11.1%
5.0%
6.5%
0.0%

15.0%
14.3%
33.3%
25.0%
32.3%
50.0%

40.0%
21.4%
22.2%
20.0%
29.0%
33.3%

35.0%
64.3%
11.1%
45.0%
27.4%
16.7%

10.0%
0.0%
22.2%
5.0%
4.8%
0.0%

249

2.8%

25.7%

31.3%

25.7%

14.5%

10

0.0%

60.0%

40.0%

0.0%

0.0%

15
31
45
11
106
20
43
27
109

0.0%
0.0%
2.2%
9.1%
3.8%
0.0%
4.7%
0.0%
4.6%

13.3%
9.7%
13.3%
36.4%
34.9%
40.0%
37.2%
22.2%
36.7%

46.7%
35.5%
22.2%
18.2%
28.3%
25.0%
23.3%
33.3%
30.3%

26.7%
48.4%
37.8%
36.4%
24.5%
30.0%
18.6%
29.6%
18.3%

13.3%
6.5%
24.4%
0.0%
8.5%
5.0%
16.3%
14.8%
10.1%

21

0.0%

14.3%

9.5%

52.4%

23.8%

4204

3.2%

24.5%

31.7%

27.3%

13.2%

Total # of
Respondents

Strongly
Agree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

11
202
206

SES wide

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Page 101

Q53 Were you evaluated as a member of the SES on
your most recent performance rating?
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
230
235

90.9%
92.2%
91.1%

9.1%
7.8%
8.9%

254
57
279
245
329

93.7%
87.7%
91.4%
91.4%
88.8%

6.3%
12.3%
8.6%
8.6%
11.2%

60
406
107
98
118
146
166
182
329
154
210
184

90.0%
86.9%
80.4%
85.7%
87.3%
89.7%
90.4%
97.3%
90.6%
86.4%
88.6%
95.1%

10.0%
13.1%
19.6%
14.3%
12.7%
10.3%
9.6%
2.7%
9.4%
13.6%
11.4%
4.9%

21
18
11
30
69
12

90.5%
77.8%
81.8%
93.3%
85.5%
83.3%

9.5%
22.2%
18.2%
6.7%
14.5%
16.7%

287

96.9%

3.1%

12

91.7%

8.3%

16
37
52
12
118
22
47
30
125
21

87.5%
89.2%
86.5%
83.3%
97.5%
95.5%
89.4%
86.7%
92.8%
81.0%

12.5%
10.8%
13.5%
16.7%
2.5%
4.5%
10.6%
13.3%
7.2%
19.0%

SES wide

4822

90.5%

9.5%

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Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q54 When did you last receive a formal performance evaluation?
Over one
N/A or I have held this
year ago
position for less than a
year and am not yet due
Within
More than
but less
Total # of
for a formal
the past
two years
than two
Respondents
year
years
ago
performance evaluation
11
90.9%
0.0%
0.0%
9.1%
232
96.1%
1.3%
1.7%
0.9%
236
90.3%
1.3%
0.4%
8.1%
257
57
280

91.1%
86.0%
93.9%

3.1%
5.3%
2.1%

1.2%
0.0%
0.0%

4.7%
8.8%
3.9%

247
332

93.5%
88.6%

2.4%
4.8%

0.4%
0.6%

3.6%
6.0%

61
409
108
98
119
147
166
182
327
155
211
184

85.2%
91.2%
87.0%
89.8%
89.9%
91.2%
92.8%
95.6%
95.4%
87.7%
91.9%
97.8%

8.2%
2.2%
2.8%
2.0%
4.2%
2.7%
2.4%
2.2%
1.5%
3.9%
4.3%
0.0%

1.6%
1.0%
3.7%
2.0%
0.0%
0.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.3%
0.6%
0.5%
1.1%

4.9%
5.6%
6.5%
6.1%
5.9%
5.4%
4.8%
2.2%
2.8%
7.7%
3.3%
1.1%

21
18
11
29
70
12

90.5%
72.2%
81.8%
100.0%
90.0%
91.7%

0.0%
5.6%
9.1%
0.0%
1.4%
0.0%

0.0%
5.6%
0.0%
0.0%
1.4%
8.3%

9.5%
16.7%
9.1%
0.0%
7.1%
0.0%

289

94.8%

2.4%

0.7%

2.1%

12

91.7%

0.0%

0.0%

8.3%

16
37
52
12
120
23
46
30
125

81.3%
94.6%
82.7%
91.7%
98.3%
60.9%
87.0%
93.3%
94.4%

6.3%
2.7%
9.6%
0.0%
0.0%
30.4%
8.7%
3.3%
2.4%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
8.7%
0.0%
3.3%
0.0%

12.5%
2.7%
7.7%
8.3%
1.7%
0.0%
4.3%
0.0%
3.2%

21
4845

71.4%
91.8%

14.3%
2.9%

0.0%
0.8%

14.3%
4.4%

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Q55 Was your rating changed?
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD
Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
228
225

9.1%
7.9%
8.9%

90.9%
92.1%
91.1%

253
56
273
238
325
60
401
103
97
117
145
164
181
323
151
211
178
21
18
10
30
67
12
284
12
16
37
49
11
119
22
45
30
124
19

13.8%
10.7%
7.7%
5.5%
12.0%
40.0%
3.2%
3.9%
11.3%
50.4%
31.0%
5.5%
14.4%
7.4%
2.6%
9.5%
6.2%
23.8%
0.0%
0.0%
6.7%
11.9%
0.0%
7.0%
0.0%
6.3%
10.8%
4.1%
9.1%
4.2%
9.1%
24.4%
6.7%
3.2%
21.1%

86.2%
89.3%
92.3%
94.5%
88.0%
60.0%
96.8%
96.1%
88.7%
49.6%
69.0%
94.5%
85.6%
92.6%
97.4%
90.5%
93.8%
76.2%
100.0%
100.0%
93.3%
88.1%
100.0%
93.0%
100.0%
93.8%
89.2%
95.9%
90.9%
95.8%
90.9%
75.6%
93.3%
96.8%
78.9%

SES wide

4747

10.1%

89.9%

Agency

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(Note: This question was only seen by those who
answered “yes” on question #55. All others skipped this
question.)

Agency

Q56 At what point in the process was your
rating changed?
As a result of
Total # of
As a result of
a higher level
Respondents the PRB review
review

Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and DoD Field
Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

14
12

21.4%
66.7%

78.6%
33.3%

26
3
11
8
30
18
10
2
9
57
34
8
17
16
3
14
4
4
2
6
12
1
2
1
9
1
3

34.6%
66.7%
63.6%
62.5%
33.3%
27.8%
50.0%
0.0%
55.6%
73.7%
79.4%
37.5%
82.4%
43.8%
33.3%
57.1%
0.0%
50.0%
0.0%
33.3%
33.3%
100.0%
0.0%
100.0%
55.6%
0.0%
33.3%

65.4%
33.3%
36.4%
37.5%
66.7%
72.2%
50.0%
100.0%
44.4%
26.3%
20.6%
62.5%
17.6%
56.3%
66.7%
42.9%
100.0%
50.0%
100.0%
66.7%
66.7%
0.0%
100.0%
0.0%
44.4%
100.0%
66.7%

SES wide

340

52.1%

47.9%

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Agency

Q57 My rating was based on an objective record of my performance.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

11
231
236

27.3%
22.5%
21.6%

45.5%
41.1%
41.1%

27.3%
18.6%
21.6%

0.0%
13.4%
11.0%

0.0%
4.3%
4.7%

256
56
278

18.0%
30.4%
19.8%

43.4%
37.5%
43.5%

18.0%
17.9%
16.5%

16.8%
8.9%
13.7%

3.9%
5.4%
6.5%

241
329

36.9%
22.5%

35.7%
41.0%

11.6%
19.1%

9.1%
12.5%

6.6%
4.9%

61
407
106
96
118
147
166
182
326
152
211
183

16.4%
31.9%
17.0%
39.6%
15.3%
16.3%
28.3%
22.5%
24.5%
34.9%
22.3%
16.9%

23.0%
43.7%
39.6%
35.4%
41.5%
44.2%
39.2%
52.2%
43.6%
40.1%
38.9%
35.0%

19.7%
13.8%
22.6%
10.4%
18.6%
21.1%
15.7%
14.8%
13.8%
14.5%
16.1%
20.2%

19.7%
7.1%
11.3%
6.3%
17.8%
15.0%
10.8%
6.0%
13.5%
5.9%
15.2%
19.1%

21.3%
3.4%
9.4%
8.3%
6.8%
3.4%
6.0%
4.4%
4.6%
4.6%
7.6%
8.7%

21
18
11
29
69
12

19.0%
44.4%
45.5%
34.5%
23.2%
66.7%

42.9%
33.3%
27.3%
48.3%
44.9%
25.0%

19.0%
22.2%
27.3%
10.3%
21.7%
8.3%

14.3%
0.0%
0.0%
3.4%
7.2%
0.0%

4.8%
0.0%
0.0%
3.4%
2.9%
0.0%

287

27.9%

36.2%

16.4%

15.0%

4.5%

12

58.3%

33.3%

8.3%

0.0%

0.0%

16
37
50
12
120
23
46
30
124

31.3%
29.7%
22.0%
58.3%
25.8%
13.0%
21.7%
46.7%
43.5%

50.0%
54.1%
42.0%
8.3%
45.0%
60.9%
32.6%
23.3%
38.7%

18.8%
13.5%
18.0%
8.3%
20.0%
21.7%
19.6%
6.7%
11.3%

0.0%
0.0%
18.0%
8.3%
6.7%
4.3%
8.7%
16.7%
5.6%

0.0%
2.7%
0.0%
16.7%
2.5%
0.0%
17.4%
6.7%
0.8%

20

25.0%

35.0%

25.0%

5.0%

10.0%

SES wide

4812

25.8%

40.9%

16.6%

11.5%

5.2%

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Agency

Q58 Pay distinctions are meaningfully different among executives.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

9
189
188

0.0%
3.2%
6.9%

0.0%
23.3%
22.9%

44.4%
24.9%
23.4%

33.3%
28.0%
31.9%

22.2%
20.6%
14.9%

213
42
244

5.2%
2.4%
2.5%

26.3%
42.9%
24.2%

21.1%
16.7%
19.7%

28.2%
26.2%
31.1%

19.2%
11.9%
22.5%

189
249

6.3%
10.4%

26.5%
19.7%

24.3%
24.9%

27.5%
27.7%

15.3%
17.3%

54
323
83
82
107
133
141
162
266
117
191
156

7.4%
8.0%
3.6%
2.4%
6.5%
5.3%
6.4%
5.6%
5.3%
3.4%
6.3%
3.8%

9.3%
26.9%
9.6%
19.5%
38.3%
20.3%
19.1%
18.5%
19.9%
25.6%
18.8%
26.9%

24.1%
27.6%
34.9%
25.6%
23.4%
28.6%
30.5%
27.2%
20.7%
23.9%
19.4%
26.9%

31.5%
25.1%
32.5%
34.1%
21.5%
27.1%
27.7%
30.2%
25.2%
25.6%
29.8%
31.4%

27.8%
12.4%
19.3%
18.3%
10.3%
18.8%
16.3%
18.5%
28.9%
21.4%
25.7%
10.9%

19
12
9
20
48
11

5.3%
8.3%
0.0%
5.0%
8.3%
0.0%

21.1%
16.7%
33.3%
20.0%
16.7%
18.2%

26.3%
25.0%
22.2%
20.0%
35.4%
54.5%

31.6%
41.7%
22.2%
40.0%
18.8%
27.3%

15.8%
8.3%
22.2%
15.0%
20.8%
0.0%

237

4.6%

24.5%

25.7%

29.1%

16.0%

9

0.0%

22.2%

55.6%

22.2%

0.0%

14
33
40
10
115
22
35
26
95

14.3%
0.0%
2.5%
20.0%
8.7%
0.0%
2.9%
11.5%
9.5%

35.7%
21.2%
10.0%
10.0%
36.5%
18.2%
22.9%
26.9%
29.5%

14.3%
27.3%
17.5%
30.0%
20.9%
27.3%
28.6%
34.6%
24.2%

21.4%
36.4%
30.0%
40.0%
26.1%
50.0%
22.9%
15.4%
27.4%

14.3%
15.2%
40.0%
0.0%
7.8%
4.5%
22.9%
11.5%
9.5%

17

5.9%

29.4%

11.8%

41.2%

11.8%

SES wide

3980

5.7%

23.5%

24.7%

28.3%

17.7%

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Agency

Q59 Performance awards are meaningfully different among executives.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

9
185
188

0.0%
4.3%
9.0%

11.1%
30.8%
34.6%

55.6%
27.0%
26.6%

22.2%
25.9%
20.7%

11.1%
11.9%
9.0%

204
42
239

5.4%
7.1%
6.3%

38.2%
50.0%
32.2%

19.6%
16.7%
24.3%

24.5%
16.7%
20.5%

12.3%
9.5%
16.7%

180
237

8.9%
12.7%

35.0%
25.7%

26.7%
25.7%

17.8%
22.4%

11.7%
13.5%

52
313
82
82
105
131
142
160
260
115
186
154

7.7%
13.4%
6.1%
7.3%
8.6%
6.1%
9.9%
8.8%
8.8%
6.1%
8.1%
9.1%

21.2%
32.3%
25.6%
31.7%
43.8%
32.8%
27.5%
36.3%
35.0%
36.5%
28.5%
37.7%

15.4%
24.6%
26.8%
20.7%
23.8%
24.4%
34.5%
29.4%
21.2%
27.0%
23.7%
24.7%

26.9%
18.2%
24.4%
25.6%
17.1%
22.1%
14.8%
15.0%
17.3%
20.0%
23.1%
18.8%

28.8%
11.5%
17.1%
14.6%
6.7%
14.5%
13.4%
10.6%
17.7%
10.4%
16.7%
9.7%

18
10
9
18
48
11

11.1%
10.0%
0.0%
5.6%
8.3%
9.1%

38.9%
50.0%
44.4%
50.0%
27.1%
18.2%

11.1%
30.0%
11.1%
27.8%
31.3%
36.4%

27.8%
10.0%
33.3%
16.7%
12.5%
36.4%

11.1%
0.0%
11.1%
0.0%
20.8%
0.0%

242

7.4%

34.7%

24.8%

21.9%

11.2%

8

0.0%

50.0%

50.0%

0.0%

0.0%

14
33
36
9
113
21
37
26
95

14.3%
0.0%
8.3%
22.2%
16.8%
4.8%
5.4%
19.2%
11.6%

42.9%
33.3%
22.2%
44.4%
42.5%
52.4%
32.4%
38.5%
40.0%

7.1%
24.2%
27.8%
11.1%
21.2%
23.8%
32.4%
19.2%
21.1%

35.7%
33.3%
22.2%
11.1%
13.3%
14.3%
13.5%
11.5%
20.0%

0.0%
9.1%
19.4%
11.1%
6.2%
4.8%
16.2%
11.5%
7.4%

15

6.7%

46.7%

13.3%

20.0%

13.3%

SES wide

3898

8.7%

33.9%

24.9%

20.0%

12.6%

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Agency

Q60 Pay for the SES should be based on performance.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

11
233
234

54.5%
48.5%
50.4%

45.5%
41.6%
44.9%

0.0%
7.7%
4.3%

0.0%
2.1%
0.4%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

257
56
279

42.8%
50.0%
57.0%

49.8%
41.1%
38.7%

5.8%
7.1%
2.9%

1.2%
0.0%
1.1%

0.4%
1.8%
0.4%

247
331

47.4%
47.1%

43.7%
44.4%

8.1%
5.7%

0.8%
1.2%

0.0%
1.5%

60
408
109
97
119
147
165
181
325
155
211
184

53.3%
45.8%
45.0%
38.1%
55.5%
54.4%
51.5%
59.7%
51.1%
48.4%
40.3%
34.8%

38.3%
43.9%
41.3%
46.4%
42.0%
40.8%
41.2%
35.4%
42.2%
43.2%
46.9%
55.4%

8.3%
8.3%
9.2%
10.3%
1.7%
3.4%
7.3%
4.4%
4.9%
7.7%
11.8%
8.7%

0.0%
1.5%
2.8%
5.2%
0.0%
1.4%
0.0%
0.6%
0.9%
0.0%
0.5%
1.1%

0.0%
0.5%
1.8%
0.0%
0.8%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.9%
0.6%
0.5%
0.0%

21
18
11
30
71
12

61.9%
50.0%
45.5%
36.7%
49.3%
41.7%

28.6%
44.4%
54.5%
60.0%
43.7%
50.0%

4.8%
5.6%
0.0%
3.3%
7.0%
8.3%

4.8%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

288

57.3%

35.1%

6.6%

1.0%

0.0%

12

66.7%

33.3%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

16
37
52
12
120
23
47
30
125

31.3%
45.9%
38.5%
66.7%
45.0%
39.1%
51.1%
63.3%
48.8%

37.5%
40.5%
51.9%
25.0%
46.7%
43.5%
38.3%
26.7%
48.8%

25.0%
8.1%
9.6%
8.3%
7.5%
8.7%
8.5%
6.7%
1.6%

6.3%
2.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%
8.7%
0.0%
3.3%
0.8%

0.0%
2.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.1%
0.0%
0.0%

21

42.9%

52.4%

0.0%

4.8%

0.0%

SES wide

4837

48.7%

43.3%

6.5%

1.1%

0.4%

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Agency

Q61 In my agency, SES pay for performance promotes better individual
performance.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

11
205
208

0.0%
9.3%
12.5%

45.5%
36.6%
39.4%

45.5%
26.3%
27.4%

0.0%
18.5%
13.9%

9.1%
9.3%
6.7%

234
44
255

5.6%
9.1%
5.9%

35.9%
38.6%
43.1%

27.8%
29.5%
23.9%

19.7%
15.9%
17.6%

11.1%
6.8%
9.4%

206
282

11.7%
10.3%

43.2%
30.5%

26.2%
34.4%

12.6%
16.3%

6.3%
8.5%

57
341
95
84
112
134
152
171
291
132
193
167

7.0%
12.3%
8.4%
7.1%
12.5%
2.2%
10.5%
12.9%
12.4%
16.7%
9.3%
5.4%

19.3%
35.8%
27.4%
38.1%
42.9%
37.3%
31.6%
42.7%
33.3%
35.6%
30.1%
30.5%

36.8%
27.3%
33.7%
23.8%
28.6%
31.3%
34.9%
22.2%
26.1%
26.5%
29.0%
26.9%

24.6%
14.4%
16.8%
21.4%
12.5%
20.9%
14.5%
14.6%
18.6%
14.4%
21.2%
29.3%

12.3%
10.3%
13.7%
9.5%
3.6%
8.2%
8.6%
7.6%
9.6%
6.8%
10.4%
7.8%

18
14
8
23
63
12

5.6%
14.3%
12.5%
8.7%
12.7%
16.7%

38.9%
35.7%
37.5%
39.1%
46.0%
33.3%

27.8%
50.0%
37.5%
21.7%
19.0%
25.0%

5.6%
0.0%
0.0%
26.1%
12.7%
16.7%

22.2%
0.0%
12.5%
4.3%
9.5%
8.3%

258

10.1%

35.7%

27.1%

19.8%

7.4%

11

18.2%

36.4%

18.2%

18.2%

9.1%

14
33
44
10
109
22
42
24
114

7.1%
3.0%
6.8%
20.0%
10.1%
0.0%
2.4%
20.8%
13.2%

21.4%
51.5%
31.8%
40.0%
40.4%
22.7%
26.2%
12.5%
41.2%

57.1%
12.1%
38.6%
40.0%
29.4%
36.4%
47.6%
37.5%
31.6%

7.1%
21.2%
18.2%
0.0%
18.3%
36.4%
11.9%
16.7%
11.4%

7.1%
12.1%
4.5%
0.0%
1.8%
4.5%
11.9%
12.5%
2.6%

15

13.3%

33.3%

26.7%

13.3%

13.3%

SES wide

4281

9.8%

36.1%

28.5%

17.2%

8.4%

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Agency

Q62 In my agency, SES pay for performance promotes better organizational
performance.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

11
209
207

0.0%
10.5%
10.6%

54.5%
31.6%
33.3%

27.3%
28.7%
29.5%

9.1%
22.0%
16.4%

9.1%
7.2%
10.1%

235
44
255

6.8%
6.8%
5.9%

27.7%
34.1%
37.6%

28.9%
27.3%
26.3%

23.8%
27.3%
20.4%

12.8%
4.5%
9.8%

206
283

12.6%
11.3%

37.4%
29.7%

26.7%
32.2%

14.6%
17.0%

8.7%
9.9%

57
340
97
85
113
135
151
169
293
134
197
166

10.5%
13.5%
6.2%
5.9%
9.7%
2.2%
9.9%
9.5%
11.9%
12.7%
12.7%
3.0%

12.3%
33.2%
27.8%
25.9%
37.2%
30.4%
29.8%
34.3%
33.1%
38.8%
37.6%
23.5%

36.8%
27.6%
30.9%
29.4%
31.0%
35.6%
31.8%
27.8%
25.6%
26.1%
19.8%
33.1%

28.1%
15.6%
22.7%
25.9%
16.8%
21.5%
18.5%
20.7%
20.8%
14.9%
21.8%
30.1%

12.3%
10.0%
12.4%
12.9%
5.3%
10.4%
9.9%
7.7%
8.5%
7.5%
8.1%
10.2%

18
15
7
22
63
12

11.1%
13.3%
14.3%
9.1%
11.1%
25.0%

38.9%
40.0%
14.3%
40.9%
34.9%
41.7%

22.2%
40.0%
57.1%
22.7%
20.6%
33.3%

11.1%
6.7%
14.3%
18.2%
23.8%
0.0%

16.7%
0.0%
0.0%
9.1%
9.5%
0.0%

262

10.3%

31.7%

28.2%

22.1%

7.6%

11

0.0%

45.5%

36.4%

9.1%

9.1%

14
33
43
10
109
21
43
24
116

14.3%
6.1%
4.7%
10.0%
12.8%
0.0%
2.3%
16.7%
10.3%

28.6%
48.5%
25.6%
60.0%
38.5%
28.6%
30.2%
16.7%
40.5%

21.4%
12.1%
46.5%
30.0%
27.5%
42.9%
37.2%
33.3%
32.8%

21.4%
27.3%
20.9%
0.0%
19.3%
23.8%
18.6%
20.8%
11.2%

14.3%
6.1%
2.3%
0.0%
1.8%
4.8%
11.6%
12.5%
5.2%

15

13.3%

33.3%

20.0%

20.0%

13.3%

SES wide

4299

9.7%

32.8%

28.9%

19.7%

8.9%

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Agency

Q63 How satisfied are you with the recognition you receive for doing a good job?
Neither
Total # of
Very
Very
Satisfied nor
Respondents Satisfied Satisfied
Dissatisfied
Dissatisfied
Dissatisfied

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

11
232
232

9.1%
12.1%
17.7%

36.4%
34.5%
36.2%

45.5%
25.4%
16.4%

9.1%
23.3%
23.3%

0.0%
4.7%
6.5%

257
56
278

14.0%
25.0%
12.2%

33.9%
33.9%
38.1%

23.3%
23.2%
21.2%

21.0%
12.5%
16.9%

7.8%
5.4%
11.5%

245
330

20.8%
16.7%

41.2%
40.6%

14.3%
20.0%

16.7%
15.5%

6.9%
7.3%

60
407
109
98
118
147
166
180
328
154
211
183

10.0%
20.9%
16.5%
22.4%
17.8%
12.9%
16.3%
15.6%
18.6%
20.8%
12.8%
14.8%

25.0%
40.0%
32.1%
27.6%
42.4%
38.8%
40.4%
40.6%
36.6%
46.1%
34.6%
37.2%

13.3%
18.4%
24.8%
21.4%
20.3%
24.5%
15.7%
20.6%
21.6%
16.9%
21.3%
16.9%

30.0%
14.0%
16.5%
18.4%
13.6%
19.0%
15.1%
15.6%
14.9%
11.7%
19.4%
24.6%

21.7%
6.6%
10.1%
10.2%
5.9%
4.8%
12.7%
7.8%
8.2%
4.5%
11.8%
6.6%

21
18
11
30
70
12

9.5%
33.3%
9.1%
36.7%
15.7%
58.3%

42.9%
50.0%
36.4%
40.0%
41.4%
25.0%

28.6%
5.6%
27.3%
3.3%
27.1%
0.0%

4.8%
11.1%
18.2%
13.3%
11.4%
8.3%

14.3%
0.0%
9.1%
6.7%
4.3%
8.3%

287

16.7%

41.1%

17.4%

19.2%

5.6%

12

25.0%

41.7%

25.0%

8.3%

0.0%

15
36
51
12
119
22
46
30
125

20.0%
8.3%
17.6%
41.7%
26.9%
9.1%
19.6%
30.0%
26.4%

53.3%
63.9%
35.3%
25.0%
42.0%
50.0%
32.6%
20.0%
43.2%

13.3%
13.9%
27.5%
8.3%
18.5%
13.6%
17.4%
16.7%
16.0%

6.7%
13.9%
17.6%
16.7%
10.1%
18.2%
21.7%
26.7%
12.8%

6.7%
0.0%
2.0%
8.3%
2.5%
9.1%
8.7%
6.7%
1.6%

21

9.5%

38.1%

23.8%

19.0%

9.5%

SES wide

4821

17.7%

38.4%

19.6%

17.0%

7.3%

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Q64 How satisfied are you with your pay?

Satisfied

Neither
Satisfied nor
Dissatisfied

Dissatisfied

Very
Dissatisfied

0.0%
7.7%
10.7%

36.4%
38.6%
27.8%

18.2%
20.6%
20.1%

36.4%
25.8%
29.1%

9.1%
7.3%
12.4%

257
56
278

7.0%
12.5%
8.3%

36.6%
50.0%
33.1%

20.6%
14.3%
19.4%

25.7%
16.1%
28.1%

10.1%
7.1%
11.2%

245
332

8.6%
15.7%

49.4%
43.1%

15.9%
15.1%

19.2%
19.6%

6.9%
6.6%

61
406
109
97
119
147
166
180
328
154
209
184

14.8%
15.3%
10.1%
16.5%
11.8%
6.1%
10.8%
7.2%
9.1%
13.0%
5.7%
16.3%

41.0%
39.9%
44.0%
38.1%
41.2%
37.4%
39.8%
30.6%
42.1%
41.6%
30.1%
45.7%

16.4%
18.7%
14.7%
13.4%
16.8%
15.6%
17.5%
21.1%
14.9%
20.8%
14.4%
12.0%

13.1%
20.2%
22.0%
26.8%
22.7%
25.9%
25.9%
28.3%
23.5%
18.2%
30.1%
20.7%

14.8%
5.9%
9.2%
5.2%
7.6%
15.0%
6.0%
12.8%
10.4%
6.5%
19.6%
5.4%

21
18
11
30
70
12

9.5%
22.2%
0.0%
10.0%
7.1%
25.0%

38.1%
38.9%
54.5%
30.0%
44.3%
33.3%

23.8%
16.7%
9.1%
26.7%
14.3%
16.7%

23.8%
22.2%
36.4%
30.0%
24.3%
8.3%

4.8%
0.0%
0.0%
3.3%
10.0%
16.7%

288

11.5%

38.9%

21.2%

20.8%

7.6%

12

16.7%

50.0%

0.0%

8.3%

25.0%

16
37
52
12
119
23
46
30
125

18.8%
8.1%
17.3%
0.0%
9.2%
17.4%
17.4%
23.3%
23.2%

43.8%
56.8%
36.5%
41.7%
45.4%
30.4%
52.2%
43.3%
48.0%

18.8%
10.8%
21.2%
16.7%
19.3%
21.7%
8.7%
10.0%
12.8%

12.5%
21.6%
23.1%
33.3%
17.6%
30.4%
10.9%
16.7%
12.8%

6.3%
2.7%
1.9%
8.3%
8.4%
0.0%
10.9%
6.7%
3.2%

21

28.6%

38.1%

9.5%

14.3%

9.5%

4831

11.3%

39.8%

17.4%

22.7%

8.7%

Total # of
Respondents

Very
Satisfied

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

11
233
234

SES wide

Agency

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Q65 Job changes (i.e.; formal changes in position and not just shifting
responsibilities) improve senior executives’ performance.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

11
233
234

27.3%
15.0%
12.8%

36.4%
37.3%
33.3%

27.3%
33.5%
36.8%

9.1%
12.4%
13.7%

0.0%
1.7%
3.4%

256
56
277

14.1%
14.3%
14.4%

38.3%
32.1%
46.2%

35.5%
32.1%
28.9%

9.4%
19.6%
9.0%

2.7%
1.8%
1.4%

246
329

12.6%
23.4%

35.8%
38.9%

36.6%
28.3%

12.6%
7.3%

2.4%
2.1%

59
405
108
98
118
147
166
180
328
154
208
184

32.2%
20.2%
6.5%
18.4%
22.9%
14.3%
15.7%
18.9%
18.3%
15.6%
13.5%
21.2%

20.3%
35.8%
33.3%
34.7%
52.5%
49.7%
33.1%
38.3%
44.5%
35.1%
32.2%
40.8%

32.2%
31.4%
36.1%
35.7%
17.8%
21.1%
33.7%
30.0%
30.2%
34.4%
32.2%
27.2%

11.9%
10.9%
19.4%
9.2%
5.1%
11.6%
15.1%
11.7%
6.1%
13.0%
14.4%
8.7%

3.4%
1.7%
4.6%
2.0%
1.7%
3.4%
2.4%
1.1%
0.9%
1.9%
7.7%
2.2%

21
18
11
30
70
12

9.5%
16.7%
18.2%
10.0%
18.6%
8.3%

23.8%
33.3%
18.2%
13.3%
45.7%
33.3%

52.4%
33.3%
54.5%
60.0%
21.4%
41.7%

14.3%
16.7%
9.1%
16.7%
14.3%
16.7%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

287

18.5%

42.2%

27.5%

9.4%

2.4%

12

8.3%

25.0%

41.7%

16.7%

8.3%

16
37
52
12
119
23
46
30
125

0.0%
8.1%
7.7%
8.3%
31.9%
8.7%
17.4%
26.7%
24.8%

25.0%
21.6%
46.2%
41.7%
47.9%
43.5%
34.8%
26.7%
38.4%

56.3%
29.7%
38.5%
33.3%
16.8%
39.1%
37.0%
36.7%
25.6%

12.5%
32.4%
7.7%
8.3%
1.7%
4.3%
10.9%
6.7%
10.4%

6.3%
8.1%
0.0%
8.3%
1.7%
4.3%
0.0%
3.3%
0.8%

21

28.6%

52.4%

14.3%

4.8%

0.0%

SES wide

4821

17.2%

38.6%

31.2%

10.7%

2.3%

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Q66 Senior executives should be able to perform successfully in a wide range of
career positions.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

11
233
234

36.4%
27.0%
25.6%

45.5%
50.6%
44.9%

9.1%
11.2%
16.7%

9.1%
10.7%
10.3%

0.0%
0.4%
2.6%

257
56
278

31.5%
33.9%
29.9%

48.2%
42.9%
51.4%

15.6%
12.5%
10.8%

3.9%
10.7%
7.9%

0.8%
0.0%
0.0%

246
331

33.7%
43.2%

41.9%
44.7%

14.6%
6.3%

8.5%
5.4%

1.2%
0.3%

60
406
108
98
119
146
166
180
328
154
210
184

43.3%
31.5%
16.7%
32.7%
42.0%
26.0%
32.5%
25.0%
32.0%
27.9%
27.1%
34.2%

33.3%
44.6%
52.8%
50.0%
44.5%
48.6%
44.6%
49.4%
53.4%
53.2%
41.0%
48.4%

16.7%
12.6%
13.0%
10.2%
9.2%
13.7%
10.8%
18.3%
6.4%
10.4%
16.7%
12.5%

3.3%
11.1%
13.0%
5.1%
3.4%
10.3%
10.8%
7.2%
7.6%
7.8%
11.9%
4.9%

3.3%
0.2%
4.6%
2.0%
0.8%
1.4%
1.2%
0.0%
0.6%
0.6%
3.3%
0.0%

21
18
11
30
70
12

28.6%
16.7%
0.0%
16.7%
31.4%
8.3%

38.1%
61.1%
36.4%
50.0%
51.4%
58.3%

28.6%
16.7%
18.2%
16.7%
12.9%
25.0%

4.8%
5.6%
45.5%
13.3%
4.3%
8.3%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.3%
0.0%
0.0%

288

34.7%

46.2%

9.7%

8.7%

0.7%

12

33.3%

50.0%

8.3%

8.3%

0.0%

16
37
52
12
119
23
46
30
125

18.8%
16.2%
23.1%
41.7%
38.7%
21.7%
30.4%
46.7%
41.6%

56.3%
43.2%
50.0%
50.0%
50.4%
56.5%
41.3%
26.7%
45.6%

0.0%
18.9%
23.1%
0.0%
5.0%
8.7%
17.4%
16.7%
10.4%

18.8%
21.6%
3.8%
8.3%
4.2%
8.7%
10.9%
6.7%
1.6%

6.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.7%
4.3%
0.0%
3.3%
0.8%

21

42.9%

38.1%

9.5%

9.5%

0.0%

SES wide

4830

31.4%

47.3%

12.2%

8.2%

1.0%

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Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications
Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q68 The five executive core qualifications (Leading People, Leading Change,
Results Driven, Building Coalitions, Business Acumen) represent the critical
skills needed by SES to succeed in performing their roles as Federal leaders.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree
11
18.2%
54.5%
27.3%
0.0%
0.0%
229
24.5%
54.6%
12.7%
4.8%
3.5%
230
15.2%
50.4%
22.2%
7.8%
4.3%
251
56
274

11.6%
14.3%
12.0%

60.6%
53.6%
55.8%

15.9%
21.4%
19.0%

9.6%
7.1%
9.1%

2.4%
3.6%
4.0%

240
328

18.3%
24.1%

54.6%
57.0%

19.2%
11.9%

6.7%
5.5%

1.3%
1.5%

59
383
106
95
118
146
164
177
325
153
208
184

25.4%
15.4%
7.5%
10.5%
19.5%
16.4%
19.5%
20.9%
15.1%
17.6%
18.3%
14.7%

47.5%
53.0%
56.6%
63.2%
67.8%
67.1%
53.7%
60.5%
62.5%
50.3%
64.9%
60.3%

20.3%
18.0%
18.9%
16.8%
11.9%
8.9%
18.3%
14.1%
12.9%
21.6%
9.1%
12.5%

5.1%
8.9%
11.3%
7.4%
0.0%
7.5%
7.3%
4.0%
7.4%
8.5%
6.3%
10.3%

1.7%
4.7%
5.7%
2.1%
0.8%
0.0%
1.2%
0.6%
2.2%
2.0%
1.4%
2.2%

20

10.0%

50.0%

20.0%

20.0%

0.0%

18
11
25
68
12

11.1%
18.2%
8.0%
26.5%
0.0%

61.1%
27.3%
56.0%
58.8%
66.7%

11.1%
18.2%
20.0%
7.4%
16.7%

16.7%
18.2%
4.0%
4.4%
16.7%

0.0%
18.2%
12.0%
2.9%
0.0%

285

18.6%

61.1%

11.6%

8.4%

0.4%

11

27.3%

63.6%

9.1%

0.0%

0.0%

16
35
51
12
119
23
45
30
123

12.5%
11.4%
13.7%
25.0%
21.8%
8.7%
22.2%
26.7%
19.5%

56.3%
40.0%
56.9%
25.0%
62.2%
60.9%
53.3%
50.0%
60.2%

6.3%
22.9%
19.6%
8.3%
10.9%
21.7%
17.8%
16.7%
12.2%

18.8%
22.9%
9.8%
33.3%
4.2%
8.7%
4.4%
6.7%
6.5%

6.3%
2.9%
0.0%
8.3%
0.8%
0.0%
2.2%
0.0%
1.6%

21
4743

23.8%
17.2%

52.4%
57.6%

19.0%
15.3%

4.8%
7.5%

0.0%
2.3%

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Q69 As a job seeker, I would prefer to use a resume to apply for SES jobs instead
of submitting executive core qualifications (ECQs) statements.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

11
228
231

27.3%
19.7%
39.4%

36.4%
33.8%
28.6%

27.3%
20.2%
17.7%

9.1%
20.2%
10.8%

0.0%
6.1%
3.5%

253
54
274

29.2%
31.5%
28.8%

40.3%
31.5%
35.4%

15.4%
14.8%
19.3%

11.9%
18.5%
13.5%

3.2%
3.7%
2.9%

243
328

35.8%
27.1%

32.1%
36.3%

17.7%
13.4%

12.8%
15.9%

1.6%
7.3%

59
383
108
97
119
143
164
178
319
153
207
182

35.6%
32.9%
38.0%
28.9%
16.0%
17.5%
20.1%
20.8%
35.7%
34.0%
34.3%
25.8%

28.8%
33.9%
34.3%
39.2%
39.5%
34.3%
37.8%
33.7%
30.4%
30.1%
30.9%
35.7%

13.6%
20.1%
16.7%
17.5%
18.5%
16.1%
23.8%
23.0%
16.9%
17.6%
17.4%
17.6%

18.6%
11.2%
9.3%
10.3%
20.2%
23.1%
12.8%
18.5%
12.9%
13.1%
13.5%
17.6%

3.4%
1.8%
1.9%
4.1%
5.9%
9.1%
5.5%
3.9%
4.1%
5.2%
3.9%
3.3%

20
18
11
28
68
11

20.0%
33.3%
45.5%
42.9%
27.9%
45.5%

45.0%
50.0%
27.3%
39.3%
29.4%
36.4%

15.0%
5.6%
9.1%
10.7%
19.1%
9.1%

20.0%
11.1%
9.1%
7.1%
20.6%
9.1%

0.0%
0.0%
9.1%
0.0%
2.9%
0.0%

283

26.1%

39.2%

23.0%

9.9%

1.8%

11

36.4%

9.1%

18.2%

36.4%

0.0%

16
36
50
11
113
22
46
30
123

37.5%
30.6%
30.0%
63.6%
25.7%
22.7%
37.0%
40.0%
24.4%

25.0%
38.9%
28.0%
18.2%
35.4%
27.3%
39.1%
26.7%
33.3%

25.0%
13.9%
22.0%
0.0%
23.9%
18.2%
8.7%
16.7%
24.4%

12.5%
16.7%
18.0%
9.1%
13.3%
22.7%
8.7%
10.0%
14.6%

0.0%
0.0%
2.0%
9.1%
1.8%
9.1%
6.5%
6.7%
3.3%

21

28.6%

33.3%

4.8%

19.0%

14.3%

SES wide

4731

29.3%

34.4%

18.3%

14.2%

3.8%

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Q70 I would prefer reviewing resumes for SES vacancies rather than executive
core qualifications (ECQs) statements.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

11
227
229

27.3%
15.4%
35.8%

36.4%
31.7%
31.9%

18.2%
15.0%
11.8%

18.2%
28.2%
15.7%

0.0%
9.7%
4.8%

247
51
271

29.6%
31.4%
26.2%

40.5%
29.4%
34.3%

12.6%
9.8%
15.1%

15.4%
27.5%
19.9%

2.0%
2.0%
4.4%

235
324

33.2%
24.1%

30.2%
30.6%

16.2%
11.7%

17.9%
21.0%

2.6%
12.7%

56
365
103
89
114
136
163
171
307
150
205
180

37.5%
30.4%
35.9%
28.1%
14.0%
16.2%
18.4%
17.5%
30.6%
32.0%
25.9%
22.2%

25.0%
31.2%
28.2%
32.6%
37.7%
30.9%
38.0%
30.4%
36.5%
28.7%
35.6%
32.2%

10.7%
23.3%
15.5%
19.1%
17.5%
16.2%
16.6%
18.7%
12.1%
16.0%
11.7%
15.6%

25.0%
12.6%
18.4%
18.0%
25.4%
27.9%
17.8%
28.7%
17.3%
17.3%
19.0%
20.6%

1.8%
2.5%
1.9%
2.2%
5.3%
8.8%
9.2%
4.7%
3.6%
6.0%
7.8%
9.4%

21
17
11
28
67
12

14.3%
17.6%
36.4%
46.4%
26.9%
33.3%

38.1%
64.7%
36.4%
25.0%
22.4%
16.7%

14.3%
5.9%
9.1%
14.3%
17.9%
25.0%

28.6%
11.8%
9.1%
14.3%
26.9%
8.3%

4.8%
0.0%
9.1%
0.0%
6.0%
16.7%

275

22.9%

39.6%

17.5%

17.8%

2.2%

11

18.2%

27.3%

9.1%

36.4%

9.1%

16
34
47
12
109
23
46
29
120

43.8%
26.5%
27.7%
50.0%
22.9%
21.7%
28.3%
34.5%
22.5%

12.5%
32.4%
29.8%
25.0%
34.9%
21.7%
30.4%
31.0%
34.2%

18.8%
20.6%
14.9%
8.3%
21.1%
13.0%
10.9%
10.3%
16.7%

25.0%
17.6%
21.3%
8.3%
17.4%
30.4%
19.6%
17.2%
22.5%

0.0%
2.9%
6.4%
8.3%
3.7%
13.0%
10.9%
6.9%
4.2%

21

28.6%

19.0%

19.0%

23.8%

9.5%

SES wide

4610

26.4%

33.2%

15.5%

19.5%

5.4%

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Agency

Q71 My position could be filled using just executive core qualifications without
requiring additional technical qualifications.
Neither
Total # of
Strongly
Agree nor
Strongly
Respondents
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Disagree
Disagree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies,
and DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human
Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International
Development

11
231
231

0.0%
2.6%
5.6%

18.2%
20.8%
11.3%

18.2%
8.7%
5.2%

63.6%
42.9%
39.4%

0.0%
25.1%
38.5%

254
54
274

7.1%
3.7%
1.8%

21.3%
18.5%
7.3%

5.1%
7.4%
9.1%

40.2%
48.1%
40.5%

26.4%
22.2%
41.2%

239
329

8.4%
4.6%

14.2%
14.0%

11.7%
8.2%

36.0%
38.3%

29.7%
35.0%

60
379
107
95
119
147
164
180
318
152
207
181

10.0%
9.8%
4.7%
6.3%
2.5%
5.4%
9.1%
6.1%
7.5%
5.9%
5.8%
7.7%

25.0%
17.9%
16.8%
9.5%
17.6%
15.0%
20.1%
9.4%
17.3%
21.1%
22.7%
18.8%

11.7%
15.6%
3.7%
8.4%
10.9%
3.4%
7.3%
2.8%
9.1%
10.5%
10.6%
7.7%

35.0%
34.8%
39.3%
42.1%
37.8%
44.2%
36.0%
43.3%
45.3%
37.5%
34.8%
37.6%

18.3%
21.9%
35.5%
33.7%
31.1%
32.0%
27.4%
38.3%
20.8%
25.0%
26.1%
28.2%

20
17
11
26
69
12

10.0%
11.8%
0.0%
0.0%
11.6%
8.3%

10.0%
23.5%
9.1%
26.9%
11.6%
25.0%

20.0%
11.8%
0.0%
3.8%
11.6%
0.0%

25.0%
17.6%
27.3%
42.3%
46.4%
50.0%

35.0%
35.3%
63.6%
26.9%
18.8%
16.7%

284

3.2%

10.9%

6.7%

43.3%

35.9%

11

0.0%

18.2%

9.1%

63.6%

9.1%

15
36
51
12
117
23
46
29
124

6.7%
8.3%
2.0%
16.7%
3.4%
4.3%
8.7%
6.9%
9.7%

0.0%
22.2%
7.8%
8.3%
15.4%
17.4%
13.0%
27.6%
20.2%

20.0%
11.1%
7.8%
0.0%
8.5%
13.0%
8.7%
6.9%
11.3%

40.0%
27.8%
31.4%
33.3%
47.0%
39.1%
45.7%
41.4%
43.5%

33.3%
30.6%
51.0%
41.7%
25.6%
26.1%
23.9%
17.2%
15.3%

20

5.0%

20.0%

5.0%

35.0%

35.0%

SES wide

4736

6.0%

16.0%

8.7%

39.8%

29.5%

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Q72 I have served on an Office of Personnel Management
convened Qualifications Review Board (QRB).
Total # of
Respondents

Yes

No

I dont know
what the QRB is

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
232
233

45.5%
41.8%
27.9%

45.5%
57.3%
69.1%

9.1%
0.9%
3.0%

257
56
278
245
331

26.8%
41.1%
25.2%
24.1%
27.8%

71.6%
57.1%
72.7%
71.8%
70.7%

1.6%
1.8%
2.2%
4.1%
1.5%

60
403
109
98
119
147
165
180
327
154
209
184

35.0%
15.9%
19.3%
39.8%
29.4%
20.4%
28.5%
16.1%
22.9%
22.7%
40.2%
33.7%

65.0%
76.2%
78.0%
54.1%
69.7%
77.6%
70.3%
82.8%
75.2%
75.3%
59.8%
65.2%

0.0%
7.9%
2.8%
6.1%
0.8%
2.0%
1.2%
1.1%
1.8%
1.9%
0.0%
1.1%

21
18
11
29
71
12

38.1%
33.3%
27.3%
37.9%
22.5%
41.7%

57.1%
61.1%
72.7%
55.2%
77.5%
58.3%

4.8%
5.6%
0.0%
6.9%
0.0%
0.0%

287

24.0%

73.9%

2.1%

11

63.6%

36.4%

0.0%

16
37
51
12
119
23
46
30
124
21

43.8%
27.0%
51.0%
50.0%
20.2%
21.7%
52.2%
33.3%
14.5%
42.9%

56.3%
73.0%
49.0%
50.0%
78.2%
78.3%
47.8%
66.7%
83.9%
47.6%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.6%
9.5%

SES wide

4819

27.3%

70.4%

2.4%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Q73 Are you willing to serve, on a regular basis, on an OPM convened
Qualifications Review Boards?
Yes, but I
cant commit
Total # of
Yes, for 3 Yes, for 6 Yes, for 9
to a specific
Respondents
months
months
months
timeframe
No
11
18.2%
18.2%
9.1%
45.5%
9.1%
231
18.2%
9.1%
6.1%
48.1%
18.6%
233
10.3%
11.2%
8.2%
47.6%
22.7%
254
56
277
245
330

13.8%
16.1%
13.4%
13.9%
13.3%

7.5%
8.9%
6.1%
11.4%
8.5%

5.9%
7.1%
3.2%
10.2%
7.3%

49.2%
46.4%
49.8%
38.8%
46.7%

23.6%
21.4%
27.4%
25.7%
24.2%

60
404
109
98
119
146
166
180
326
154
208
182

15.0%
11.4%
12.8%
15.3%
14.3%
11.6%
11.4%
12.2%
12.9%
15.6%
11.1%
17.0%

6.7%
9.7%
8.3%
2.0%
5.0%
12.3%
13.3%
6.1%
7.4%
6.5%
5.3%
8.8%

8.3%
6.4%
9.2%
3.1%
5.9%
7.5%
11.4%
6.7%
6.7%
5.8%
4.3%
7.7%

51.7%
42.8%
45.0%
56.1%
58.8%
56.2%
48.2%
57.8%
40.8%
51.9%
52.4%
44.5%

18.3%
29.7%
24.8%
23.5%
16.0%
12.3%
15.7%
17.2%
32.2%
20.1%
26.9%
22.0%

21
18
11
30
69
12

33.3%
11.1%
18.2%
20.0%
14.5%
16.7%

14.3%
11.1%
18.2%
10.0%
7.2%
0.0%

4.8%
11.1%
18.2%
6.7%
10.1%
16.7%

42.9%
44.4%
27.3%
36.7%
49.3%
58.3%

4.8%
22.2%
18.2%
26.7%
18.8%
8.3%

288

12.2%

6.9%

5.2%

52.4%

23.3%

11

0.0%

0.0%

9.1%

72.7%

18.2%

16
37
51
12
119
23
46
30
124
21
4810

12.5%
5.4%
13.7%
8.3%
11.8%
8.7%
23.9%
13.3%
10.5%
28.6%
13.4%

6.3%
10.8%
15.7%
8.3%
8.4%
4.3%
4.3%
3.3%
12.1%
4.8%
8.4%

0.0%
5.4%
11.8%
16.7%
4.2%
0.0%
10.9%
10.0%
7.3%
0.0%
6.8%

37.5%
45.9%
39.2%
58.3%
47.1%
52.2%
43.5%
46.7%
43.5%
52.4%
47.8%

43.8%
32.4%
19.6%
8.3%
28.6%
34.8%
17.4%
26.7%
26.6%
14.3%
23.6%

Page 121

Q74 The OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) certification process helps
ensure that the person selected for an SES position is a good leader.

Agree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

0.0%
6.4%
7.1%

60.0%
48.0%
33.0%

30.0%
31.2%
39.6%

10.0%
10.4%
13.7%

0.0%
4.0%
6.6%

205
48
226
203
281

5.4%
2.1%
6.2%
4.9%
7.5%

36.6%
37.5%
33.2%
42.9%
42.0%

36.1%
33.3%
37.6%
29.6%
30.2%

18.5%
20.8%
14.6%
16.3%
14.2%

3.4%
6.3%
8.4%
6.4%
6.0%

54
274
80
71
106
117
145
145
266
117
184
161

11.1%
9.1%
6.3%
5.6%
12.3%
2.6%
9.0%
10.3%
7.9%
5.1%
3.8%
4.3%

33.3%
35.4%
33.8%
40.8%
45.3%
48.7%
29.7%
37.9%
36.1%
40.2%
37.5%
49.1%

38.9%
37.2%
37.5%
33.8%
25.5%
29.9%
44.8%
33.1%
33.8%
38.5%
37.0%
24.8%

11.1%
12.0%
13.8%
18.3%
17.0%
10.3%
13.1%
15.2%
13.5%
13.7%
17.9%
17.4%

5.6%
6.2%
8.8%
1.4%
0.0%
8.5%
3.4%
3.4%
8.6%
2.6%
3.8%
4.3%

17
12
10
18
59
11

0.0%
0.0%
10.0%
11.1%
10.2%
0.0%

52.9%
50.0%
40.0%
11.1%
44.1%
27.3%

29.4%
33.3%
20.0%
44.4%
20.3%
54.5%

11.8%
16.7%
20.0%
22.2%
18.6%
18.2%

5.9%
0.0%
10.0%
11.1%
6.8%
0.0%

224

6.3%

46.4%

29.9%

14.3%

3.1%

10

0.0%

60.0%

40.0%

0.0%

0.0%

14
29
44
12
84
20
41
24
91
16

7.1%
3.4%
6.8%
8.3%
3.6%
0.0%
12.2%
20.8%
7.7%
18.8%

21.4%
20.7%
50.0%
33.3%
41.7%
15.0%
48.8%
33.3%
34.1%
43.8%

42.9%
37.9%
27.3%
8.3%
33.3%
45.0%
14.6%
25.0%
38.5%
12.5%

21.4%
27.6%
9.1%
33.3%
14.3%
40.0%
19.5%
16.7%
15.4%
18.8%

7.1%
10.3%
6.8%
16.7%
7.1%
0.0%
4.9%
4.2%
4.4%
6.3%

3896

6.8%

39.3%

33.5%

15.0%

5.4%

Total # of
Respondents

Strongly
Agree

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

10
202
197

SES wide

Agency

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Q75 How many employees do you manage?
Total # of
Respondents

1 to 50

51 to 200

201 to
500

more than
500

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
232
232

27.3%
28.4%
31.9%

36.4%
26.3%
36.6%

9.1%
15.9%
15.1%

27.3%
29.3%
16.4%

256
55
277
243
330

45.3%
58.2%
56.3%
37.4%
27.3%

23.8%
30.9%
28.9%
30.0%
27.3%

9.4%
9.1%
7.9%
19.3%
19.7%

21.5%
1.8%
6.9%
13.2%
25.8%

59
405
109
98
119
147
166
179
325
153
209
183

42.4%
26.4%
34.9%
54.1%
20.2%
21.1%
39.8%
27.9%
27.4%
54.2%
19.1%
26.8%

30.5%
31.1%
40.4%
29.6%
34.5%
27.2%
20.5%
36.3%
27.7%
27.5%
14.8%
55.2%

15.3%
28.1%
13.8%
9.2%
21.8%
16.3%
16.3%
10.6%
16.0%
11.8%
10.5%
9.3%

11.9%
14.3%
11.0%
7.1%
23.5%
35.4%
23.5%
25.1%
28.9%
6.5%
55.5%
8.7%

21
17
11
30
71
12

23.8%
64.7%
100.0%
66.7%
22.5%
91.7%

66.7%
29.4%
0.0%
20.0%
47.9%
0.0%

0.0%
5.9%
0.0%
13.3%
18.3%
8.3%

9.5%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
11.3%
0.0%

289

45.0%

29.8%

11.8%

13.5%

11

18.2%

45.5%

9.1%

27.3%

16
37
51
12
119
23
46
30
125
21

87.5%
59.5%
88.2%
58.3%
37.8%
95.7%
52.2%
56.7%
19.2%
52.4%

12.5%
29.7%
11.8%
25.0%
48.7%
4.3%
34.8%
26.7%
26.4%
28.6%

0.0%
2.7%
0.0%
16.7%
10.1%
0.0%
4.3%
3.3%
21.6%
9.5%

0.0%
8.1%
0.0%
0.0%
3.4%
0.0%
8.7%
13.3%
32.8%
9.5%

SES wide

4812

37.0%

29.9%

14.4%

18.7%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q76 What is the total budget that you are responsible for in your agency?

Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development
SES wide

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Total # of
Respondents
11
232
232

Under $1
million
9.1%
5.2%
10.8%

$1 million
to $100
million
63.6%
47.0%
52.2%

$101 million
to $500
million
18.2%
20.7%
17.2%

Over
$500
million
9.1%
21.1%
11.2%

I am not
responsible
for a budget
0.0%
6.0%
8.6%

256
56
278
244
330

7.8%
16.1%
9.0%
9.0%
8.5%

35.2%
35.7%
39.6%
38.9%
51.2%

14.5%
10.7%
17.6%
14.8%
20.3%

28.1%
23.2%
24.5%
29.1%
13.9%

14.5%
14.3%
9.4%
8.2%
6.1%

60
403
108
97
119
147
166
179
325
153
209
184
21
18
11
30
71
12

18.3%
15.1%
17.6%
14.4%
8.4%
4.1%
9.0%
3.9%
13.5%
13.1%
5.7%
11.4%
42.9%
11.1%
72.7%
33.3%
2.8%
50.0%

26.7%
53.3%
53.7%
34.0%
26.9%
27.2%
49.4%
30.7%
49.2%
45.8%
28.2%
56.5%
33.3%
27.8%
27.3%
36.7%
47.9%
50.0%

10.0%
11.2%
15.7%
9.3%
14.3%
19.7%
25.3%
17.9%
13.5%
13.1%
36.4%
15.8%
19.0%
0.0%
0.0%
6.7%
16.9%
0.0%

23.3%
8.2%
9.3%
20.6%
45.4%
46.3%
11.4%
41.3%
12.6%
19.6%
27.3%
13.0%
0.0%
5.6%
0.0%
0.0%
26.8%
0.0%

21.7%
12.2%
3.7%
21.6%
5.0%
2.7%
4.8%
6.1%
11.1%
8.5%
2.4%
3.3%
4.8%
55.6%
0.0%
23.3%
5.6%
0.0%

289

9.7%

45.7%

20.1%

20.1%

4.5%

11

9.1%

54.5%

36.4%

0.0%

0.0%

16
37
52
12
119
23
46
30
125
21
4815

37.5%
32.4%
5.8%
16.7%
19.3%
39.1%
6.5%
26.7%
18.4%
28.6%
11.6%

37.5%
21.6%
42.3%
83.3%
65.5%
13.0%
52.2%
56.7%
44.8%
33.3%
44.3%

25.0%
10.8%
34.6%
0.0%
5.9%
0.0%
13.0%
6.7%
12.0%
0.0%
16.4%

0.0%
0.0%
9.6%
0.0%
1.7%
13.0%
13.0%
3.3%
18.4%
28.6%
19.0%

0.0%
35.1%
7.7%
0.0%
7.6%
34.8%
15.2%
6.7%
6.4%
9.5%
8.7%

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Q77a What is the percentage of your current work that you consider
to be...of a technical/professional nature?
Total # of
Respondent
s

Less
than
10%

10 to
25%

26 to
35%

36 to
45%

46 to
55%

Greater
than
55%

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
228
232

9.1%
9.6%
7.8%

27.3%
31.6%
38.4%

18.2%
23.7%
25.0%

18.2%
14.9%
11.6%

0.0%
7.9%
8.2%

27.3%
12.3%
9.1%

255
56
275
242
328

5.5%
14.3%
8.0%
12.8%
11.3%

32.9%
25.0%
31.3%
27.3%
25.6%

22.7%
26.8%
21.1%
23.6%
24.7%

14.5%
12.5%
14.2%
16.5%
18.0%

10.2%
8.9%
9.5%
9.5%
7.6%

14.1%
12.5%
16.0%
10.3%
12.8%

59
404
108
94
118
147
164
180
324
154
208
184

18.6%
10.6%
6.5%
11.7%
5.9%
4.8%
14.0%
5.0%
7.7%
12.3%
15.9%
15.8%

23.7%
25.2%
31.5%
21.3%
34.7%
33.3%
29.3%
31.1%
29.0%
22.1%
28.4%
33.2%

22.0%
20.0%
26.9%
30.9%
28.8%
23.1%
26.8%
27.8%
22.5%
33.1%
22.1%
20.7%

11.9%
13.1%
10.2%
16.0%
10.2%
17.0%
9.8%
17.2%
14.5%
12.3%
12.0%
12.0%

6.8%
9.4%
9.3%
4.3%
10.2%
10.2%
7.9%
6.7%
7.7%
5.2%
9.1%
7.1%

16.9%
21.5%
15.7%
16.0%
10.2%
11.6%
12.2%
12.2%
18.5%
14.9%
12.5%
11.4%

21
18
11
30
69
12

9.5%
0.0%
0.0%
6.7%
10.1%
0.0%

14.3%
22.2%
18.2%
13.3%
43.5%
25.0%

33.3%
11.1%
9.1%
16.7%
18.8%
25.0%

23.8%
11.1%
18.2%
23.3%
8.7%
16.7%

4.8%
5.6%
18.2%
16.7%
8.7%
8.3%

14.3%
50.0%
36.4%
23.3%
10.1%
25.0%

287

5.6%

31.0%

26.8%

15.7%

10.5%

10.5%

11

27.3%

36.4%

18.2%

9.1%

0.0%

9.1%

16
37
52
12
119
23
46
29
125
21

12.5%
2.7%
7.7%
0.0%
10.1%
13.0%
4.3%
13.8%
16.0%
23.8%

12.5%
13.5%
36.5%
8.3%
42.9%
34.8%
37.0%
24.1%
28.8%
23.8%

31.3%
8.1%
21.2%
25.0%
21.8%
34.8%
28.3%
27.6%
20.0%
4.8%

12.5%
13.5%
11.5%
25.0%
10.9%
8.7%
13.0%
13.8%
6.4%
9.5%

12.5%
21.6%
7.7%
16.7%
5.9%
4.3%
6.5%
6.9%
12.8%
23.8%

18.8%
40.5%
15.4%
25.0%
8.4%
4.3%
10.9%
13.8%
16.0%
14.3%

SES wide

4792

9.7%

29.6%

23.7%

13.8%

8.8%

14.4%

Agency

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q77b What is the percentage of your current work that you consider to be...of an
advisory nature (to top management)?
Less
Greater
Total # of
than
10 to
26 to
36 to
46 to
than
Respondents
10%
25%
35%
45%
55%
55%

Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

10
228
232

20.0%
8.3%
12.1%

40.0%
31.6%
30.6%

20.0%
27.2%
25.0%

10.0%
13.6%
17.7%

10.0%
10.1%
8.2%

0.0%
9.2%
6.5%

254
56
275
244
329

4.7%
12.5%
9.1%
6.1%
7.3%

26.4%
14.3%
27.3%
23.4%
23.1%

28.0%
26.8%
30.2%
31.1%
31.3%

17.3%
26.8%
15.3%
19.3%
14.6%

11.0%
10.7%
8.0%
14.3%
10.0%

12.6%
8.9%
10.2%
5.7%
13.7%

59
403
108
96
119
147
166
179
322
153
206
184

8.5%
14.1%
12.0%
5.2%
5.0%
8.8%
7.2%
8.4%
10.6%
6.5%
21.4%
4.9%

16.9%
25.8%
25.9%
19.8%
20.2%
29.9%
23.5%
30.7%
33.5%
20.3%
23.3%
28.3%

25.4%
25.1%
25.0%
29.2%
31.9%
34.0%
30.7%
29.6%
24.5%
35.9%
27.7%
31.0%

22.0%
15.6%
20.4%
22.9%
16.8%
12.9%
15.1%
15.1%
13.0%
14.4%
10.2%
19.6%

10.2%
7.7%
10.2%
8.3%
11.8%
6.8%
10.8%
6.1%
8.7%
10.5%
11.2%
9.2%

16.9%
11.7%
6.5%
14.6%
14.3%
7.5%
12.7%
10.1%
9.6%
12.4%
6.3%
7.1%

21
18
11
29
70
12

33.3%
0.0%
9.1%
0.0%
4.3%
0.0%

38.1%
27.8%
45.5%
31.0%
22.9%
50.0%

4.8%
27.8%
0.0%
24.1%
27.1%
16.7%

19.0%
5.6%
27.3%
24.1%
21.4%
0.0%

0.0%
5.6%
9.1%
0.0%
17.1%
8.3%

4.8%
33.3%
9.1%
20.7%
7.1%
25.0%

286

10.8%

28.0%

30.8%

12.2%

10.1%

8.0%

10

20.0%

20.0%

30.0%

20.0%

0.0%

10.0%

16
37
52
12
117
23
46
30
125
21

12.5%
24.3%
1.9%
8.3%
12.0%
4.3%
2.2%
6.7%
8.0%
0.0%

6.3%
32.4%
36.5%
41.7%
37.6%
4.3%
28.3%
30.0%
36.0%
23.8%

18.8%
10.8%
28.8%
33.3%
29.1%
21.7%
34.8%
26.7%
19.2%
28.6%

37.5%
10.8%
17.3%
8.3%
12.0%
34.8%
21.7%
13.3%
10.4%
23.8%

6.3%
8.1%
5.8%
0.0%
6.8%
17.4%
2.2%
10.0%
8.8%
9.5%

18.8%
13.5%
9.6%
8.3%
2.6%
17.4%
10.9%
13.3%
17.6%
14.3%

SES wide

4788

9.3%

27.1%

28.3%

15.8%

9.3%

10.2%

FY2011 SES Survey Results

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Q77c What is the percentage of your current work that you consider to be...of a
leadership/managerial nature?
Less
Greater
Total # of
than
10 to
26 to
36 to
46 to
than
Respondents
10%
25%
35%
45%
55%
55%

Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
231
232

0.0%
0.9%
0.9%

18.2%
8.7%
3.0%

9.1%
17.7%
18.1%

9.1%
19.5%
22.8%

27.3%
22.9%
18.5%

36.4%
30.3%
36.6%

255
55
278
244
330

3.1%
0.0%
2.2%
1.2%
1.2%

11.8%
9.1%
11.5%
10.2%
4.2%

19.2%
21.8%
22.7%
19.3%
16.1%

18.4%
23.6%
17.3%
20.5%
18.8%

21.6%
12.7%
18.7%
16.4%
17.3%

25.9%
32.7%
27.7%
32.4%
42.4%

59
405
109
96
119
147
165
179
324
154
207
184

8.5%
2.7%
2.8%
2.1%
3.4%
1.4%
2.4%
0.0%
1.9%
1.3%
1.0%
0.5%

8.5%
7.4%
6.4%
10.4%
5.0%
10.9%
3.6%
8.9%
10.8%
11.0%
5.3%
8.7%

13.6%
13.6%
21.1%
18.8%
16.0%
14.3%
18.2%
24.0%
17.9%
18.2%
11.6%
19.6%

8.5%
16.0%
19.3%
28.1%
22.7%
23.1%
21.8%
19.0%
17.3%
21.4%
13.0%
26.1%

22.0%
18.3%
13.8%
17.7%
15.1%
21.1%
18.8%
23.5%
22.8%
15.6%
15.5%
19.6%

39.0%
42.0%
36.7%
22.9%
37.8%
29.3%
35.2%
24.6%
29.3%
32.5%
53.6%
25.5%

21
18
11
30
71
12

0.0%
5.6%
0.0%
10.0%
0.0%
0.0%

9.5%
11.1%
18.2%
10.0%
5.6%
25.0%

14.3%
5.6%
18.2%
20.0%
16.9%
25.0%

19.0%
27.8%
36.4%
23.3%
21.1%
0.0%

19.0%
16.7%
9.1%
6.7%
21.1%
8.3%

38.1%
33.3%
18.2%
30.0%
35.2%
41.7%

289

1.4%

6.6%

16.6%

19.7%

22.5%

33.2%

11

9.1%

9.1%

9.1%

18.2%

27.3%

27.3%

16
37
52
12
119
23
46
30
125
21

0.0%
0.0%
3.8%
0.0%
0.8%
13.0%
2.2%
0.0%
0.8%
9.5%

6.3%
10.8%
5.8%
8.3%
5.9%
4.3%
4.3%
10.0%
10.4%
4.8%

12.5%
21.6%
23.1%
41.7%
10.1%
43.5%
19.6%
10.0%
12.8%
14.3%

25.0%
21.6%
28.8%
16.7%
21.0%
17.4%
21.7%
26.7%
8.0%
9.5%

18.8%
21.6%
11.5%
16.7%
31.1%
17.4%
13.0%
13.3%
19.2%
23.8%

37.5%
24.3%
26.9%
16.7%
31.1%
4.3%
39.1%
40.0%
48.8%
38.1%

SES wide

4810

1.8%

8.2%

17.6%

19.3%

19.2%

33.9%

FY2011 SES Survey Results

Page 127

Q78 How long have you been with the Federal Government (excluding military
service)?
Less
More
Total # of
than 1
1 to 3
4 to 5
6 to 10
11 to 20
than 20
Respondents
year
years
years
years
years
years

Agency
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
232
233

9.1%
0.0%
2.6%

27.3%
3.9%
5.6%

9.1%
2.6%
3.4%

0.0%
9.1%
7.7%

18.2%
11.6%
24.0%

36.4%
72.8%
56.7%

253
56
277
244
330

1.2%
0.0%
1.8%
1.2%
0.3%

8.7%
5.4%
4.7%
5.3%
7.0%

5.1%
1.8%
5.8%
2.5%
3.6%

17.4%
5.4%
10.5%
11.5%
14.2%

16.2%
21.4%
21.3%
23.8%
18.8%

51.4%
66.1%
56.0%
55.7%
56.1%

60
407
108
97
119
147
166
180
325
154
209
184

1.7%
1.2%
0.9%
1.0%
1.7%
0.0%
1.8%
0.0%
1.2%
3.2%
1.0%
0.0%

6.7%
3.2%
4.6%
0.0%
10.9%
5.4%
4.2%
2.8%
4.6%
10.4%
1.9%
2.7%

1.7%
1.2%
1.9%
2.1%
7.6%
6.8%
1.8%
5.6%
1.8%
6.5%
1.0%
0.5%

5.0%
5.9%
10.2%
10.3%
17.6%
19.0%
7.8%
10.0%
6.8%
11.7%
3.8%
3.3%

21.7%
20.4%
19.4%
18.6%
10.1%
11.6%
13.3%
8.3%
14.2%
16.9%
17.2%
14.1%

63.3%
68.1%
63.0%
68.0%
52.1%
57.1%
71.1%
73.3%
71.4%
51.3%
75.1%
79.3%

21
18
11
30
69
12

0.0%
5.6%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
0.0%

0.0%
11.1%
9.1%
0.0%
1.4%
8.3%

4.8%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.4%
0.0%

9.5%
0.0%
0.0%
3.3%
13.0%
16.7%

4.8%
55.6%
0.0%
26.7%
21.7%
16.7%

81.0%
27.8%
90.9%
70.0%
59.4%
58.3%

288

0.7%

0.7%

4.5%

5.2%

20.5%

68.4%

11

0.0%

9.1%

0.0%

0.0%

36.4%

54.5%

16
37
52
12
119
23
46
30
125
21

0.0%
0.0%
3.8%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
7.7%
8.3%
0.0%
0.0%
10.9%
23.3%
2.4%
9.5%

12.5%
0.0%
1.9%
0.0%
0.0%
4.3%
6.5%
0.0%
0.0%
4.8%

6.3%
2.7%
7.7%
0.0%
2.5%
4.3%
6.5%
10.0%
4.8%
0.0%

18.8%
8.1%
21.2%
33.3%
16.8%
52.2%
23.9%
16.7%
17.6%
19.0%

62.5%
89.2%
57.7%
58.3%
80.7%
39.1%
52.2%
50.0%
75.2%
66.7%

SES wide

4814

1.0%

4.7%

3.1%

8.9%

17.9%

64.3%

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Q79 What is your age?
Total # of
Respondents

Under
30

30 to 39

40 to 49

50 to 59

60 or
older

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
230
233

0.0%
0.4%
0.0%

0.0%
1.3%
2.1%

27.3%
13.5%
24.9%

63.6%
54.8%
44.2%

9.1%
30.0%
28.8%

252
56
276
245
328

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.8%
0.0%
2.2%
3.3%
4.0%

17.9%
23.2%
23.6%
25.7%
34.1%

55.2%
42.9%
53.6%
42.0%
50.3%

26.2%
33.9%
20.7%
29.0%
11.6%

59
404
108
96
118
146
166
180
324
154
209
184

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
3.2%
0.9%
2.1%
0.0%
0.0%
1.2%
0.0%
2.8%
4.5%
0.0%
1.1%

23.7%
36.1%
13.0%
15.6%
14.4%
18.5%
17.5%
20.6%
25.9%
21.4%
18.2%
19.0%

42.4%
49.5%
49.1%
55.2%
61.9%
63.7%
58.4%
54.4%
57.4%
51.3%
51.2%
54.9%

33.9%
11.1%
37.0%
27.1%
23.7%
17.8%
22.9%
25.0%
13.9%
22.7%
30.6%
25.0%

21
18
11
30
70
12

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
5.6%
0.0%
0.0%
7.1%
0.0%

9.5%
22.2%
0.0%
16.7%
24.3%
33.3%

38.1%
50.0%
72.7%
60.0%
47.1%
33.3%

52.4%
22.2%
27.3%
23.3%
21.4%
33.3%

287

0.0%

0.3%

24.0%

56.1%

19.5%

11

0.0%

9.1%

27.3%

45.5%

18.2%

16
37
52
12
119
23
46
30
124
21

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

6.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%
13.0%
2.2%
3.3%
5.6%
0.0%

18.8%
2.7%
17.3%
25.0%
21.0%
47.8%
26.1%
20.0%
16.9%
19.0%

31.3%
43.2%
44.2%
75.0%
60.5%
34.8%
50.0%
50.0%
50.0%
66.7%

43.8%
54.1%
38.5%
0.0%
17.6%
4.3%
21.7%
26.7%
27.4%
14.3%

SES wide

4801

0.0%

2.0%

22.8%

52.4%

22.8%

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Q80 When do you plan to leave the Federal Government?
Total # of
Respondents

Less
than 1
year

1 to 3
years

4 to 5
years

6 to 10
years

11 to 20
years

More
than 20
years

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
OSD, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and
DoD Field Activities
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Army
Department of the Interior
Department of the Navy
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Trade Commission
General Services Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
National Archives and Records
Administration
National Foundation on the Arts and
Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Agency for International Development

11
230
231

0.0%
8.7%
8.7%

45.5%
32.6%
22.1%

18.2%
21.7%
19.5%

18.2%
26.1%
25.5%

18.2%
10.0%
22.5%

0.0%
0.9%
1.7%

250
56
277
244
328

6.4%
8.9%
7.6%
8.6%
8.5%

25.2%
32.1%
29.2%
29.1%
31.7%

22.8%
19.6%
19.5%
17.2%
15.2%

28.8%
25.0%
28.5%
24.6%
25.3%

13.6%
10.7%
14.1%
17.6%
17.1%

3.2%
3.6%
1.1%
2.9%
2.1%

58
403
107
96
119
147
164
180
322
153
209
184

6.9%
10.7%
10.3%
7.3%
8.4%
6.1%
4.9%
5.6%
9.3%
5.2%
10.0%
6.5%

37.9%
32.0%
34.6%
28.1%
19.3%
17.7%
29.3%
26.7%
36.6%
24.2%
28.2%
25.5%

17.2%
23.6%
16.8%
18.8%
21.8%
24.5%
22.0%
24.4%
17.1%
21.6%
21.5%
18.5%

19.0%
20.8%
26.2%
30.2%
31.1%
26.5%
26.8%
30.6%
23.0%
31.4%
24.9%
29.9%

17.2%
11.2%
9.3%
14.6%
16.0%
23.1%
15.2%
12.2%
12.4%
17.0%
13.9%
19.0%

1.7%
1.7%
2.8%
1.0%
3.4%
2.0%
1.8%
0.6%
1.6%
0.7%
1.4%
0.5%

21
18
11
30
70
12

9.5%
5.6%
9.1%
10.0%
1.4%
0.0%

23.8%
38.9%
9.1%
36.7%
15.7%
41.7%

23.8%
16.7%
36.4%
16.7%
30.0%
33.3%

33.3%
27.8%
45.5%
20.0%
31.4%
16.7%

4.8%
11.1%
0.0%
13.3%
15.7%
8.3%

4.8%
0.0%
0.0%
3.3%
5.7%
0.0%

284

7.4%

23.6%

18.7%

28.5%

20.4%

1.4%

11

0.0%

27.3%

18.2%

9.1%

36.4%

9.1%

16
37
51
12
117
23
44
29
125
21

0.0%
16.2%
7.8%
0.0%
3.4%
4.3%
4.5%
10.3%
10.4%
19.0%

37.5%
51.4%
19.6%
16.7%
24.8%
21.7%
29.5%
34.5%
31.2%
28.6%

37.5%
21.6%
25.5%
25.0%
21.4%
17.4%
20.5%
20.7%
17.6%
19.0%

12.5%
8.1%
29.4%
16.7%
29.9%
30.4%
22.7%
13.8%
16.8%
28.6%

6.3%
0.0%
15.7%
41.7%
18.8%
17.4%
20.5%
20.7%
17.6%
4.8%

6.3%
2.7%
2.0%
0.0%
1.7%
8.7%
2.3%
0.0%
6.4%
0.0%

SES wide

4782

7.9%

28.4%

20.3%

26.0%

15.5%

2.0%

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Appendix 3: Governmentwide Survey Results Comparison 2008 to 2011
Response
Category

2011
Percent

2008
Percent

Difference

Career

93.4%

94.9%

-1.5%

Non-Career

5.4%

4.7%

0.7%

Limited Term or
Limited Emergency

1.2%

0.4%

0.8%

Less than 1 year

7.5%

4.2%

3.3%

1 to 3 years

28.6%

30.9%

-2.3%

4 to 5 years

20.0%

17.8%

2.2%

6 to 10 years

23.4%

25.5%

-2.1%

11 to 20 years

16.2%

17.1%

-0.9%

More than 20 years

4.3%

4.5%

-0.2%

0

47.8%

50.7%

-2.9%

1-2

29.4%

32.5%

-3.1%

3-5

17.1%

14.7%

2.4%

6+

5.6%

2.2%

3.4%

0

77.3%

90.5%

-13.2%

1-2

17.3%

8.5%

8.8%

3-5

4.6%

0.9%

3.7%

6+

0.9%

0.1%

0.8%

0

76.6%

81.1%

-4.5%

1-2

16.2%

15.5%

0.7%

3-5

5.1%

3.1%

2.0%

6+

2.1%

0.3%

1.8%

Strongly Agree

36.0%

9.5%

26.5%

Agree

39.3%

22.3%

17.0%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

16.9%

30.7%

-13.8%

Disagree

5.8%

28.7%

-22.9%

Strongly Disagree

2.0%

8.9%

-6.9%

Strongly Agree

66.0%

74.9%

-8.9%

Agree

27.6%

22.0%

5.6%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

4.7%

2.5%

2.2%

Disagree

1.3%

0.5%

0.8%

Strongly Disagree

0.4%

0.2%

0.2%

Question Text 2011 (2008)

Q1(Q44). What type of appointment do you hold?

Q3(Q46). How long have you been a member of
the SES?

Q5a (Q37b). Since becoming a member of the SES,
how many times have you...Changed jobs within
your agency?

Q5b (Q37c). Since becoming a member of the SES,
how many times have you...Changed jobs to work
in a different organization or agency?

Q5c(Q37d). Since becoming a member of the SES,
how many times have you...Changed geographic
locations?

Q6(Q34). Career advancement depends on an
employee's willingness to change positions.

Q7(Q1). I am proud to be a member of the Federal
Government’s Senior Executive Service.

*

*

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Question Text 2011 (2008)

Q8(Q33). I am interested in more opportunities to
network with other SES members outside my
agency.

Q9(Q2). My work gives me a feeling of personal
accomplishment.

Q10(Q3). My talents are used well in the
workplace.

Q18(Q35). In my organization, there are sufficient
funds available for my job-related development to
maintain up-to-date skills.

Q19(Q36). My developmental needs are assessed.

Q23(Q30). How satisfied are you with the
developmental opportunities you receive?

*

Response
Category

2011
Percent

2008
Percent

Difference

Strongly Agree

31.9%

19.7%

12.2%

Agree

40.5%

41.2%

-0.7%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

21.7%

28.3%

-6.6%

Disagree

5.3%

9.3%

-4.0%

Strongly Disagree

0.6%

1.4%

-0.8%

Strongly Agree

61.4%

68.1%

-6.7%

Agree

32.0%

27.2%

4.8%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

3.7%

2.6%

1.1%

Disagree

2.2%

1.6%

0.6%

Strongly Disagree

0.7%

0.4%

0.3%

Strongly Agree

43.1%

48.2%

-5.1%

Agree

42.9%

39.1%

3.8%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

5.4%

4.9%

0.5%

Disagree

6.4%

5.9%

0.5%

Strongly Disagree

2.2%

1.8%

0.4%

Strongly Agree

14.2%

12.3%

1.9%

Agree

42.5%

37.9%

4.6%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

17.3%

22.3%

-5.0%

Disagree

20.1%

18.3%

1.8%

Strongly Disagree

5.9%

9.1%

-3.2%

Strongly Agree

9.7%

6.0%

3.7%

Agree

37.8%

27.9%

9.9%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

24.9%

28.1%

-3.2%

Disagree

21.2%

25.3%

-4.1%

Strongly Disagree

6.4%

9.6%

-3.2%

Very Satisfied

17.6%

19.2%

-1.6%

Satisfied

44.8%

35.9%

8.9%

Neither Satisfied nor
Dissatisfied

25.1%

26.8%

-1.7%

Dissatisfied

10.9%

12.6%

-1.7%

Very Dissatisfied

1.6%

5.5%

-3.9%

*

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Response
Category

Question Text 2011 (2008)

2011
Percent

2008
Percent

Difference

Q24a(Q38a). Since becoming a member of the SES,
have you...received a 360-type assessment

Yes

56.2%

41.4%

14.8%

No

43.8%

58.6%

-14.8%

Q24b(Q38b). Since becoming a member of the
SES, have you...been on a developmental
assignment lasting more than 30 days

Yes

17.5%

12.9%

4.6%

No

82.5%

87.1%

-4.6%

Q24c(Q38c). Since becoming a member of the SES,
have you...had a mentor advising you for
developmental purposes

Yes

29.3%

20.5%

8.8%

No

70.7%

79.5%

-8.8%

Q24d(Q38d). Since becoming a member of the
SES, have you...received formal executive
coaching?

Yes

36.2%

24.6%

11.6%

No

63.8%

75.4%

-11.6%

Q24e(Q38e). Since becoming a member of the SES,
have you...attended a residential executive
development program?

Yes

32.4%

30.3%

2.1%

No

67.6%

69.7%

-2.1%

Yes

1.3%

1.1%

0.2%

No

98.7%

98.9%

-0.2%

Strongly Agree

23.4%

18.9%

4.5%

Agree

46.4%

47.2%

-0.8%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

18.0%

19.7%

-1.7%

Disagree

9.0%

11.4%

-2.4%

Strongly Disagree

3.3%

2.8%

0.5%

Strongly Agree

11.1%

17.2%

-6.1%

Agree

27.4%

32.4%

-5.0%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

18.0%

19.8%

-1.8%

Disagree

26.1%

20.6%

5.5%

Strongly Disagree

17.5%

10.1%

7.4%

Strongly Agree

13.8%

11.1%

2.7%

Q24f(Q38f). Since becoming a member of the SES,
have you...taken a sabbatical?

Q27(Q39). My agency is able to attract high quality
senior executives.

Q29(Q40). SES pay and benefits are helpful in
attracting high quality senior executives.

Q31(Q41). The SES application process
discourages high quality candidates from
applying.

*

Agree

27.7%

24.9%

2.8%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

29.9%

33.7%

-3.8%

Disagree

24.5%

25.6%

-1.1%

Strongly Disagree

4.1%

4.7%

-0.6%

*

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Response
Category

2011
Percent

2008
Percent

Difference

Strongly Agree

22.6%

34.9%

-12.3%

Agree

54.0%

47.9%

6.1%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

10.3%

8.4%

1.9%

Disagree

9.6%

7.0%

2.6%

Strongly Disagree

3.5%

1.9%

1.6%

Strongly Agree

20.5%

29.2%

-8.7%

Agree

47.9%

42.5%

5.4%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

13.8%

12.4%

1.4%

Disagree

13.7%

11.7%

2.0%

Strongly Disagree

4.2%

4.2%

0.0%

Q35(Q6). I received a performance plan in the first
few months of the performance cycle.

Yes

82.3%

83.1%

-0.8%

No

17.7%

16.9%

0.8%

Q36(Q7). I had a discussion about progress on my
performance plan at mid-year in the performance
cycle.

Yes

79.3%

74.3%

5.0%

No

20.7%

25.7%

-5.0%

To a Very Great
Extent

27.6%

29.0%

-1.4%

To a Great Extent

40.6%

38.5%

2.1%

To a Moderate
Extent

19.4%

18.5%

0.9%

To a Limited Extent

8.9%

8.3%

0.6%

Question Text 2011 (2008)

Q33(Q4). I understand the SES performance
appraisal system being used in this organization.

Q34(Q5). My performance evaluation takes into
account the most important parts of my job.

Q37a(Q8a). To what extent is your performance
rating based on the following...The performance of
your organization

Q37b (Q8b). To what extent is your performance
rating based on the following...Your individual
performance

Q37c(Q8c). To what extent is your performance
rating based on the following...Customer
perspective

*

Not at All

3.5%

3.1%

0.4%

To a Very Great
Extent

38.1%

38.2%

-0.1%

To a Great Extent

38.9%

36.1%

2.8%

To a Moderate
Extent

13.8%

15.4%

-1.6%

To a Limited Extent

7.1%

7.3%

-0.2%

Not at All

2.1%

1.8%

0.3%

To a Very Great
Extent

12.2%

13.6%

-1.4%

To a Great Extent

30.1%

29.1%

1.0%

To a Moderate
Extent

27.2%

26.8%

0.4%

To a Limited Extent

19.8%

15.9%

3.9%

Not at All

10.7%

9.5%

1.2%

*

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Question Text 2011 (2008)

Q37d(Q8d). To what extent is your performance
rating based on the following...Employee
perspective

Q38(Q9). My last performance review helped me to
identify my strengths.

Q39(Q10). My last performance review helped me
to identify areas for improvement.

Q40(Q11). Discussions with my supervisor about
my performance are worthwhile.

Q41(Q12). Discussions with my supervisor about
my development are worthwhile.

Q42(Q13). My performance appraisal is a fair
reflection of my performance.

*

Response
Category

2011
Percent

2008
Percent

Difference

To a Very Great
Extent

6.8%

7.1%

-0.3%

To a Great Extent

21.1%

21.3%

-0.2%

To a Moderate Extent

30.4%

29.6%

0.8%

To a Limited Extent

25.9%

21.9%

4.0%

Not at All

15.8%

14.3%

1.5%

Strongly Agree

10.6%

17.8%

-7.2%

Agree

37.4%

34.2%

3.2%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

26.2%

24.3%

1.9%

Disagree

19.0%

16.6%

2.4%

Strongly Disagree

6.7%

7.1%

-0.4%

Strongly Agree

6.9%

12.0%

-5.1%

Agree

35.1%

31.4%

3.7%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

30.2%

29.5%

0.7%

Disagree

21.0%

19.3%

1.7%

Strongly Disagree

6.8%

7.8%

-1.0%

Strongly Agree

20.4%

25.8%

-5.4%

Agree

43.7%

37.2%

6.5%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

18.3%

16.3%

2.0%

Disagree

11.1%

9.9%

1.2%

Strongly Disagree

6.5%

6.8%

-0.3%

Strongly Agree

15.8%

19.5%

-3.7%

Agree

36.7%

30.6%

6.1%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

27.2%

23.7%

3.5%

Disagree

13.1%

10.9%

2.2%

Strongly Disagree

7.2%

7.4%

-0.2%

Strongly Agree

21.2%

30.3%

-9.1%

Agree

43.8%

37.5%

6.3%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

16.7%

13.0%

3.7%

Disagree

11.6%

10.4%

1.2%

Strongly Disagree

6.7%

7.9%

-1.2%

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Response
Category

2011
Percent

2008
Percent

Difference

To a Very Great
Extent

22.6%

38.0%

-15.4%

To a Great Extent

21.0%

26.4%

-5.4%

To a Moderate
Extent

12.6%

13.3%

-0.7%

To a Limited Extent

13.1%

8.7%

4.4%

Not at All

30.7%

6.3%

24.4%

To a Very Great
Extent

34.2%

45.1%

-10.9%

To a Great Extent

30.0%

26.4%

3.6%

To a Moderate
Extent

13.4%

10.4%

3.0%

To a Limited Extent

10.3%

5.3%

5.0%

Not at All

12.2%

5.5%

6.7%

Strongly Agree

18.0%

25.4%

-7.4%

Agree

32.3%

32.3%

0.0%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

24.8%

13.6%

11.2%

Disagree

14.7%

17.6%

-2.9%

Strongly Disagree

10.2%

11.0%

-0.8%

Strongly Agree

17.8%

23.7%

-5.9%

Agree

37.2%

31.8%

5.4%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

20.7%

15.0%

5.7%

Disagree

15.7%

17.6%

-1.9%

Strongly Disagree

8.6%

11.9%

-3.3%

Strongly Agree

48.8%

55.5%

-6.7%

Agree

42.8%

35.8%

7.0%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

5.7%

5.1%

0.6%

Disagree

1.7%

2.0%

-0.3%

Strongly Disagree

1.0%

1.1%

-0.1%

Yes

89.4%

88.7%

0.7%

No

10.6%

11.3%

-0.7%

Yes

54.1%

57.2%

-3.1%

21.2%

42.8%

-21.6%

24.7%

0.0%

24.7%

Question Text 2011 (2008)

Q43(Q14). To what extent is your salary increase
linked to your performance rating?

Q44(Q15). To what extent is your performance
award linked to your performance rating?

Q45(Q16). I understand how my most recent salary
increase was determined.

Q46(Q17). I understand how my most recent
performance award was determined.

Q47(Q18). I am held accountable for achieving
results.

Q48(Q19). Did you participate in the development
of your performance plan?

Q49a(Q20a). Have you received a copy of...Your
agency's Executive Performance Management
System Plan?

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No, but I am familiar
with it
No, and I am not
familiar with it

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Question Text 2011 (2008)

Response
Category
Yes

Q49b(Q20b). Have you received a copy of...Your
agency's Executive Compensation Pay Policy?

No, but I am familiar
with it
No, and I am not
familiar with it

2011
Percent

2008
Percent

Difference

34.7%

39.8%

-5.1%

25.1%

60.2%

-35.1%

40.1%

0.0%

40.1%

Q50(Q21). Did you receive a briefing or training on
your agency's performance management system?

Yes

66.9%

63.0%

3.9%

No

33.1%

37.0%

-3.9%

Q51(Q22). Were you given a summary of your
agency's SES overall performance ratings,
performance awards and pay adjustments?

Yes

47.2%

35.0%

12.2%

No

52.8%

65.0%

-12.2%

Strongly Agree

3.2%

4.2%

-1.0%

Agree

24.5%

22.0%

2.5%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

31.7%

25.7%

6.0%

Disagree

27.3%

20.7%

6.6%

Strongly Disagree

13.2%

9.9%

3.3%

Yes

90.5%

98.1%

-7.6%

No

9.5%

1.9%

7.6%

Strongly Agree

5.7%

5.8%

-0.1%

Agree

23.5%

20.0%

3.5%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

24.7%

20.4%

4.3%

Disagree

28.3%

16.8%

11.5%

Strongly Disagree

17.7%

11.4%

6.3%

Strongly Agree

8.7%

8.5%

0.2%

Q52(Q23). My agency deals effectively with
executives who perform poorly.

Q53(Q43). Were you evaluated as a member of the
SES on your most recent performance rating?

Q58(Q24). Pay distinctions are meaningfully
different among executives.

Q59(25). Performance awards are meaningfully
different among executives.

Q60(Q26). Pay for the SES should be based on
performance.

*

Agree

33.9%

23.9%

10.0%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

24.9%

18.6%

6.3%

Disagree

20.0%

11.4%

8.6%

Strongly Disagree

12.6%

9.2%

3.4%

Strongly Agree

48.7%

49.9%

-1.2%

Agree

43.3%

42.8%

0.5%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

6.5%

5.3%

1.2%

Disagree

1.1%

1.3%

-0.2%

Strongly Disagree

0.4%

0.7%

-0.3%

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Question Text 2011 (2008)

Q62(Q27). In my agency, SES pay for
performance promotes better organizational
performance.

Q63(Q28). How satisfied are you with the
recognition you receive for doing a good job?

Q64(Q29). How satisfied are you with your pay?

Q65(Q31). Job changes (i.e.; formal changes in
position and not just shifting responsibilities)
improve senior executives’ performance.

Q66(Q32). Senior executives should be able to
perform successfully in a wide range of career
positions.

Q77(42a)a. What is the percentage of your
current work that you consider to be...of a
technical/professional nature?

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Response
Category

2011
Percent

2008
Percent

Difference

Strongly Agree

9.7%

13.7%

-4.0%

Agree

32.8%

29.7%

3.1%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

28.9%

31.5%

-2.6%

Disagree

19.7%

17.3%

2.4%

Strongly Disagree

8.9%

7.8%

1.1%

Very Satisfied

17.7%

28.0%

-10.3%

Satisfied

38.4%

38.6%

-0.2%

Neither Satisfied nor
Dissatisfied

19.6%

13.2%

6.4%

Dissatisfied

17.0%

13.2%

3.8%

Very Dissatisfied

7.3%

7.1%

0.2%

Very Satisfied

11.3%

20.1%

-8.8%

Satisfied

39.8%

40.5%

-0.7%

Neither Satisfied nor
Dissatisfied

17.4%

14.7%

2.7%

Dissatisfied

22.7%

16.5%

6.2%

Very Dissatisfied

8.7%

8.1%

0.6%

Strongly Agree

17.2%

18.8%

-1.6%

Agree

38.6%

35.8%

2.8%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

31.2%

31.4%

-0.2%

Disagree

10.7%

11.5%

-0.8%

Strongly Disagree

2.3%

2.5%

-0.2%

Strongly Agree

31.4%

27.0%

4.4%

Agree

47.3%

49.7%

-2.4%

Neither Agree nor
Disagree

12.2%

13.2%

-1.0%

Disagree

8.2%

8.5%

-0.3%

Strongly Disagree

1.0%

1.5%

-0.5%

Less than 10%

9.7%

11.6%

-1.9%

10 to 25%

29.6%

31.6%

-2.0%

26 to 35%

23.7%

24.1%

-0.4%

36 to 45%

13.8%

12.6%

1.2%

46 to 55%

8.8%

8.6%

0.2%

Greater than 55%

14.4%

11.6%

2.8%

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Question Text 2011 (2008)

Q77b(Q42b). What is the percentage of your
current work that you consider to be...of an
advisory nature (to top management)?

Q77c(Q42c). What is the percentage of your
current work that you consider to be...of a
leadership/managerial nature?

Q78(Q45). How long have you been with the
Federal Government (excluding military service)?

Q79(Q47). What is your age?

Q80(Q48). When do you plan to leave the Federal
Government?

*

Response
Category

2011
Percent

2008
Percent

Difference

Less than 10%

9.3%

9.0%

0.3%

10 to 25%

27.1%

29.1%

-2.0%

26 to 35%

28.3%

27.8%

0.5%

36 to 45%

15.8%

15.6%

0.2%

46 to 55%

9.3%

10.4%

-1.1%

Greater than 55%

10.2%

8.0%

2.2%

Less than 10%

1.8%

1.5%

0.3%

10 to 25%

8.2%

6.9%

1.3%

26 to 35%

17.6%

16.5%

1.1%

36 to 45%

19.3%

18.0%

1.3%

46 to 55%

19.2%

20.9%

-1.7%

Greater than 55%

33.9%

36.2%

-2.3%

Less than 1 year

1.0%

0.0%

1.0%

1 to 3 years

4.7%

0.8%

3.9%

4 to 5 years

3.1%

0.9%

2.2%

6 to 10 years

8.9%

1.7%

7.2%

11 to 20 years

17.9%

12.7%

5.2%

More than 20 years

64.3%

83.9%

-19.6%

Under 30

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

30 to 39

2.0%

0.3%

1.7%

40 to 49

22.8%

21.2%

1.6%

50 to 59

52.4%

61.9%

-9.5%

60 or older

22.8%

16.7%

6.1%

Less than 1 year

7.9%

9.9%

-2.0%

1 to 3 years

28.4%

31.7%

-3.3%

4 to 5 years

20.3%

20.5%

-0.2%

6 to 10 years

26.0%

22.9%

3.1%

11 to 20 years

15.5%

13.1%

2.4%

More than 20 years

2.0%

1.8%

0.2%

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