Attached are the U.S. Agency International Development Annual Employee Survey (AES) results for our direct hire workforce from the 2022 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The 2022 results showed a decline in employees’ views of workforce engagement. The Employee Engagement Index decreased by 0.9 percentage points to 73.8%. The Performance Confidence Index fell by 1.2 percentage points to 86.1%. The Global Satisfaction Index decreased by 4 percentage points to 65%. Despite these declines, USAID had 64 “strength” items (of 88 core total items), with a positive response rate of 65% or higher. Of the remaining 24 opportunities for improvement, only one is considered as a challenge scoring more than a 35% negative score. That one item relates to workload issues.

The 2022 FEVS included new items. For the newly introduced Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility index, employees report a high positive perception of agency practices related to DEIA. The new questions on Innovation and to what extent leadership encourages and supports new ideas and innovative approaches show 65% of employees noting that their work unit incorporates new ideas into their work, 64% of employees reporting that their work unit consistently looks for new ways to improve how they do their work, 56% of employees stating that management encourages innovation, and 51% of employees mentioning that their work unit commits resources to develop new ideas (e.g., budget, staff, time, expert support).

Finally, the results show that employees continue to rate positively their experience with their organization senior leaders and supervisor’s support.