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2015 Total-Force Climate Survey slated for March

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Schriever Air Force Base Airmen will have an opportunity to express their opinions to Air Force and their leadership during the 2015 Total Force Climate Survey, slated for March 13 through April 27.

"The climate survey is a Chief of Staff of the Air Force-directed biennial survey of Air Force active duty, Reserve, Guard, appropriated and non-appropriated civilians," said Lt. Col. Bart Hughes, 50th Space Wing lead for the survey. "This enables Air Force personnel to provide actionable feedback to the Secretary of the Air Force and CSAF and commanders at all levels to improve units."

Brenda Gainey, the acting Air Force Survey Office chief, said the survey is designed to assess the opinions and perceptions of Air Force personnel on a wide range of issues including job satisfaction, available resources and unit performance.

"As with past surveys, unit leaders will have access to their units' results to enable them to improve their organization and their organization's ability to accomplish the mission," Gainey said. "Every Airman's input is very important to the process. Leaders need honest feedback from the Air Force's most valuable resource - Airmen."

Since 1999, the Total Force Climate Survey has evolved with the goal of reducing how long it takes to complete the survey while optimizing the amount of information collected. The survey includes the opportunity to comment on how to improve the unit, and the recognition and resources sections have been expanded.

The survey office will send individual email invitations in stages beginning March 13. Aggregated reports by Personnel Accounting Symbol Code will be available to commanders whose units have at least 10 respondents. For units with fewer than 10 participants, responses will be included in the parent unit's report. Results are expected to be available after June, and leaders will be encouraged to brief results to their organization within 30 days.

"The Air Force, as well Schriever leadership, value everyone's feedback and will use the results of the survey," Hughes said. "This is your chance to let the leadership know what we are doing right and in what areas we can make improvements." 

For more information about the survey and to view the results of the previous survey, go to the Air Force Portal at https://www.my.af.mil, 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 Air Force personnel programs, go to myPers. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one at www.retirees.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120510-068.pdf.

(The 50th Space Wing Public Affairs office contributed to the story) 
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