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Survey of Federal Government Employees, November 1991-February 1992 [United States] (ICPSR 9983)

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The Survey of Federal Employees is the Office of Personnel Management's first major survey of the work force since 1983. The questionnaire was designed to provide policy-makers with information that was not available from existing sources. Questions covered various personnel areas such as employee characteristics, employees' satisfaction with their jobs, supervisors, and organizations, performance management, training, work schedule arrangements, leave benefits, and dependent care responsibilities and the ways employees fulfill these responsibilities.

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Study Description


U.S. Office of Personnel Management. SURVEY OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, NOVEMBER 1991-FEBRUARY 1992 [UNITED STATES]. Rockville, MD: Research Applications, Inc. [producer], 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09983.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   federal government, government employees, job performance, job training, work attitudes

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1991-11--1992-02

Date of Collection:  

  • 1991-11--1992-02

Universe:   All federal white-collar employees in the group of federal agencies participating in the survey.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This data collection contains four samples: a main sample and three subsamples. No documentation is provided for these subsamples. The SPSS Control Cards and questionnaire document the main sample, which includes 31,645 of the total 42,194 cases. The SPSS Control Cards contain a statement designed to subset the main sample from the total.


Sample:   A primary random sample of 56,767 federal employees was stratified by department and by pay category. Since samples were not proportional to department or to pay category population size, survey responses were weighted to represent accurate group proportions within the overall federal white-collar population.

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