The Human Resources Strategic Assessment Program (HRSAP), Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), conducts both Web-based and paper-and-pencil surveys to support the personnel information needs of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD[P&R]). These surveys assess the attitudes and opinions of the entire Department of Defense (DoD) community on a wide range of personnel issues. A Web-based survey program with postal and e-mail notification, known as the Status of Forces Surveys (SOFS), provides data on active duty and Reserve component members, and DoD civilian employees.
The target population for all civilian SOFS consists of DoD-appropriated-fund civilian employees (including Senior Executive Service [SES]) to include employees of the Department of the Army, Department of the Navy (including employees working at Marine Corps locations), Department of the Air Force, and civilian employees working at DoD Agencies and Activities who have either full-time, part-time, or intermittent work schedules, and who had at least 6 months tenure at the time the questionnaire is first fielded.
Survey results are tabulated by component, pay plan/grade, NSPS status, occupational groups, supervisor/manager, education, schedule/location, bargaining unit, disability, veteran/preference, type of appointment, retirement plan/eligibility, age, length of service, gender, and race/ethnicity.
Results presented here for all DOD employees are broadly representative of Department of the Navy workforce attitudes and perceptions. Data more specific to Department of the Navy employees can be obtained elsewhere on this website by reviewing employee survey results provided from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM results are available specifically for the Department of the Navy civilian workforce.