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2022 Employee Engagement Survey Available March 28

Watch for an email on March 28 with a link to the online UNC System Employee Engagement Survey and give your feedback on key measures of job satisfaction.

The new Wellness and Recreation Center opened to faculty, staff and students on Monday, October 26, 2020. Photo by Becky Kirkland.
NC State's new Wellness and Recreation Center, which opened Oct. 26, gives faculty and staff more opportunities to participate in health and fitness programs.

All permanent, full-time faculty and staff will have the opportunity to participate in the UNC System Employee Engagement Survey between March 28 and April 11. The biennial online survey — the third since 2018 — documents employee satisfaction in 11 subject areas, including professional development, communication, senior leadership, employee well-being and institutional pride.

This year’s survey is shorter, with the number of belief statements pared down from 63 to 32. The 2022 survey has more questions about diversity and inclusion and, for the first time, asks employees to rate their institution’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey is being sent to all permanent, full-time (75% time or more) faculty and staff employed as of Jan. 31, 2022.

Watch for an email March 28 with a survey link and instructions from ModernThink, an independent research and consulting firm that is administering the survey on behalf of the UNC 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 and 2020 surveys, 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 up to 30 minutes to complete the survey during regular working hours. Employees will not be required to use break time or leave time to take the survey. The survey will be available in English, Spanish and French.

If you have general questions about the survey initiative, contact Tim Danielson, associate vice chancellor for human resources, at For technical issues, contact Nancy Whelchel, assistant vice provost for institutional survey research and analysis, at For more information, visit the survey website.