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2024 Employee Engagement Survey Available March 25

Watch for an email on March 25 with a link to the online UNC System Employee Engagement Survey, and give your feedback on key measures of job satisfaction.

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All full-time, permanent faculty and staff will have the opportunity to participate in the UNC System Employee Engagement Survey between March 25 and April 8. The biennial online survey, which was first administered in 2018, documents employee satisfaction in 10 subject areas, including employee well-being, job satisfaction, communication, professional development and supervisor effectiveness. 

The survey is being sent to all permanent full-time (75% time or more) faculty and staff employed as of Jan. 31, 2024.

Watch for an email March 25 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.

In the 2020 survey, the response rate was 57%. In 2022, as NC State was still emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the response rate was 45%. University leaders hope 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. We are aiming for at least a 50% response rate.

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 cannot 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.