The results for the 2016 VCFA Engagement, Inclusion & Diversity (EID) survey are now ready for distribution. Over the past few weeks, the FP&M EID team has been collating the results with the help of the UW Survey Center and now these results are making their way to your department director and EID team so that they can be shared with all employees in a series of staff meetings that will take place over the next few months.
The results of the 2016 survey show that FP&M has continued to improve since both the 2012 and 2014 surveys. At the divisional level, the Environment of Work Unit, Supervisors in Work Unit, and Overall Satisfaction areas show marked improvement since the 2014 survey. However, the Tools and Opportunities and Work Unit sections show less improvement and the Relationship with Co-workers section slipped slightly from its 2014 levels.
In addition to scores for each question and survey section, the UW Survey Center also calculates composite scores for both Engagement and Diversity and Inclusion.
The composite score for employee Engagement showed substantial improvement. The engaged score jumped from 36.3 percent in 2014 to 54.5 percent in 2016 and 90 percent of FP&M employees indicated that they are either engaged or somewhat engaged in their work.
The high score for Diversity and Inclusion fell from 47.5 percent to 43.2 percent between 2014 and 2016, while the medium score increased from 40.3 percent to 44.4 percent. The low score remained nearly the same, shifting from 12.2 to 12.4 percent.
All of these areas present opportunities for continued improvement, either by continuing successful existing initiatives or by focusing new initiatives on areas of concern.
The FP&M EID team will use these results, as well as input from the FP&M Leadership Team, to update the divisional EID plan by July 1. These updates will specifically address both areas of strength and concern, with a goal of continuing to build positive momentum.
For more information about the FP&M EID initiative and to see the division-level FP&M 2016 survey results, visit eid.fpm.wisc.edu.