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Watch for Email With Link to Employee Survey

It's time for the 2020 UNC System Employee Engagement Survey, an online questionnaire that tracks key aspects of job satisfaction. All full-time, permanent faculty and staff will receive an email giving them access to the survey Feb. 4.

Mr. and Ms. Wuf cheer at a a basketball game.
Mr. and Ms. Wuf fire up the crowd before a basketball game at the PNC Arena. On the 2018 survey, 83% of employees said they were proud to part of NC State.

All full-time, permanent faculty and staff will have the opportunity to participate in the UNC System Employee Engagement Survey Feb. 4–18. The online survey — a follow-up to the initial survey in 2018 — includes 61 questions in 15 subject areas, from professional development and benefits to communication and fairness.

Watch for an email Feb. 4 with a survey link and instructions from ModernThink, an independent research and consulting firm that is administering the survey on behalf of the system. Each employee will receive a unique link that cannot be shared. If you do not receive the email, contact the ModernThink helpline at (888) 684-4658.

More than 50% of NC State’s faculty and staff responded to the 2018 survey, giving the university high marks for leadership, institutional pride, facilities and job satisfaction/support. University leaders hope even more faculty and staff members will choose to participate this time, giving them a better picture of the issues that motivate employees — as well as those that present challenges.

Participation is voluntary and confidential. Managers and supervisors have been instructed to give their employees at least 30 minutes to complete the survey during regular working hours. Employees will not be required to use lunch time, break time or leave time to take the survey. The survey is available in English and Spanish.

University Human Resources is setting up survey stations with laptops in select locations for staff members who do not have regular access to a computer.

If you have general questions about the survey initiative, contact Marie Williams, associate vice chancellor for human resources, at For technical issues, contact Nancy Whelchel, director for survey research, at For more information, visit the survey website.