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Study Report

Study Number: JA-006-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1991

Subject Area: Behavior and Attitudes of Bureaucreats

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of federal government employees, November 1991-February 1992.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Office of Personnel Management  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9983

Date Accessioned: 10/27/1993

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy (data collection instrument) plus SPSS control cards.

Abstract: 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.

SOURCE: questionnaires

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

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.

NOTE: 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.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + SPSS Control Cards + data collection instrument.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image with SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: November 1991-February 1992

DATE OF COLLECTION: November 1991-February 1992


United States Office of Personnel Management. Personnel Systems and Oversight Group. Office of Systems Innovation and Simplification. PERSONNEL RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS SPECIAL REPORT ON THE SURVEY OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (SOFE). Washington, DC: United States Office of Personnel Management, 1992.

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