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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.

2021 MPS Related Documents

2021 MPS Data Files and Formats

2016 MPS Data and Related Documents