Annual survey draws thousands of responses

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  • By Wayne Crenshaw
  • 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Results from the CheckMATE survey show continued improvement in employee-supervisor engagement in the 402nd Maintenance Wing.

The anonymous 12-question survey by the independent polling group Gallup measures the level of engagement between employees and supervisors.

The groups use the results to find ways to improve their interaction with each other, said Phyllis Johnson, acting chief of the Workforce Effective Division in the Directorate of Personnel.

The survey has been successful enough that it has steadily expanded. It started with parts of the 402nd MXW, and later extended to the entire unit.

This year, for the first time, it was extended to organizations outside the 402nd MXW. Units participating in the latest survey, conducted in the fall, were the 542nd Combat Sustainment Wing, the 330th Aircraft Sustainment Wing, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Engineering Directorate, Plans and Programs Directorate, Contracting, Financial Management, Judge Advocate General and Equal Opportunity office.

The voluntary survey was conducted Oct. 26 through Nov. 6 and 6,500 people participated.

Gail Floyd-Sims, the base contact for Gallup, said the survey has been an effective tool in the four years it has been used here.
"Everyone who participates really gets a lot of good information," she said.

The survey was able to be expanded this year because additional funding was available. Johnson said the hope is not only for the survey to eventually be offered base wide, but across Air Force Materiel Command.