In September 2017, DHHS conducted an Employee Engagement Survey to understand the extent to which employees were engaged in the workplace.

The results were released in March 2018.

The survey assessed engagement across seven categories:

  • Your Job and the Work You Do;
  • Your Work Unit and Processes;
  • Your Division/Facility’s Work Area;
  • Your Job Growth Opportunities;
  • Supervision;
  • Leadership and DHHS Culture; and
  • Your Personal Viewpoint.

The survey was administered to the employees of all 40 divisions and facilities within DHHS. Overall, 12,229 employees completed the survey for a final DHHS participation rate of 76 percent.

The survey results will be used to understand what DHHS is doing well and what can be improved.

DHHS will hold focus groups to discuss the survey results at each division and facility throughout 2018, and will then develop action plans to make enhancements at DHHS based on the feedback.