EVPA Climate Survey


What is the purpose of this survey?

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration is currently developing an EVPA-wide biennial climate survey in partnership with the MSU Office for Survey Research. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive picture (departmental and unit) of employee perceptions of their work environment and our organization’s needs to provide high-value enterprise services focused on delivering outstanding service, providing an excellent experience, and engaging in continuous improvement to maximize value to the university.  

Intended outcomes of survey: 

  • Identify themes that frame the employee experience and climate of the units that report to the EVPA 
  • Identify and prioritize critical business needs and improve areas of the business 
  • Determine and implement programs and initiatives 
  • Develop strategic plans, action plans, and implementation; report progress and measure impact 
  • Continuous improvement of employee and customer experience, responsible stewardship of resources 
  • Investment in career development opportunities 


How we will use data collected: 

The survey data will be used to make positive changes in our units, build upon strengths, and benchmark progress. The results will be used to inform action planning efforts with employee input and participation that guide decisions on programs, policies, and resources. 

  • To identify and address common themes and patterns across units 
  • To identify areas where centrally coordinated and supported programs and initiatives will be most effective  
  • To streamline initiatives and efforts 
  • To inform targeted actions and guide decision making to address employee concerns toward positive and impactful positive change 
  • To conduct meaningful feedback sessions