2016 Merit Principles Survey Data

The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) has the statutory responsibility to assess the health of Federal merit systems and the authority to conduct special studies of the Federal civil service (see 5 U.S.C. 1204(a)(3) and 5 U.S.C. 1204(e)(3)). MSPB administers a periodic Merit Principles Survey (MPS) to help carry out those studies. Those studies, including summaries and analyses of data from the MPS, are officially submitted to the President and Congress and shared with Federal policymakers and agencies.

Data received from the 2016 MPS and related documents are available below.