Climate Survey is Opportunity to Share Opinions with Air Force Leaders

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- The Total Force Climate Survey, available from March 13 to April 27, offers active-duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilian Airmen a chance to express their opinions, perceptions and suggestions to help leaders improve their units.

The Air Force Survey Office (AFSO) here began emailing participation invitations to all Airmen, and will continue to send invitations through the end of March.

"This is a great opportunity for Airmen across the Air Force to provide feedback to their leaders," said Brenda Gainey, the acting chief of the AFSO. "By completing this survey, you can help your leaders target trouble areas within your organization. You are the best source of information about what is working and what needs improvement."

The survey is designed to assess Airmen's opinions and perceptions on a wide range of topics including resources, recognition, job satisfaction and unit performance. The survey also includes major command-specific questions, and a chance for Airmen to make improvement recommendations through written comments.

"The survey will only take about 20 minutes to complete - a small amount of time compared to the valuable feedback you can provide to your unit leaders," Gainey said. "They want to hear from you."

Once the data is gathered, results will be briefed to the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force, and will be released to unit leaders this summer.

Unit reports will only contain demographic information regarding service component and officer, enlisted or civilian. If fewer than seven members from a component or officer, enlisted or civilian status respond, the results will not be reported in the breakout at the unit level. All responses will roll up to the next unit level. No other demographic information is provided in unit reports. This protects the confidentiality of respondents.

"The Total Force Climate Survey gives us all a chance to highlight concerns that directly affect us and our unit mission,” Gainey said. “This is critical feedback that leaders at every level need to improve their organizations and the Air Force. Look for your personal invitation to the survey and take advantage of your chance to speak today to shape tomorrow."

For more information about the survey and to view the results of the previous survey, go to the Air Force Portal, enter "Air Force Survey Office" in the search window, select the survey office link and click on the "Total Force Climate Survey" link in the left hand column.

For more information about other personnel subjects go to myPers. 

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