About the Office
The Office of Human Resources (OHR) provides leadership for the strategic management of the SEC's human capital by administering programs, establishing policies, and ensuring compliance with federal regulations. It also serves as the agency's liaison to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and other federal government agencies, professional human resources organizations, educational institutions, and the private sector in matters relating to human capital management activities.
OHR develops, implements, and evaluates the SEC's programs and policies for the following areas:
- Recruitment, staffing, retention, and separations
- Position management and classification
- Compensation and benefits counseling and processing
- Leadership and employee development
- Performance management and awards
- Labor relations
- Disability program
- Work/life programs
- Employee records processing and maintenance
Employment records are classified as confidential and may only be released with a formal written request in accordance with 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974.
Federal Employment Verifications
If you are seeking a verification of employment for a federal employee, the SEC utilizes The Work Number (Code: 10732), which is an automated employment verification service that allows credentialed verifiers to access employment and salary information on current and former SEC employees. If a credentialed verifier is unable to use The Work Number (Code: 10732), and needs a more recent verification, please send the request and written consent or release form to askHR@sec.gov. Please allow 1-3 business days to ensure a timely resolution.
Unpaid Intern (Student Volunteer) Employment Verifications
If you are seeking a verification of employment for an Unpaid Intern (Student Volunteer), send the request and written consent or release form to Students@sec.gov. Please allow 2 weeks to ensure a timely resolution.
For OHR-related questions or assistance, please call the OHR Main Line at (202) 551-7500
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SEC Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
The 2021 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) was administered by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from the beginning of November, through the middle of December 2021. Unlike the rest of the Federal Government, the SEC included all previous FEVS items (not a portion of items) and was administered to all SEC Federal employees.
We are very pleased that our 2021 FEVS results are still among the agency’s highest from over the past 10 years. The SEC’s 2021 FEVS scores on the key indices are as follows:
- Employee Engagement Index: 80% positive
- Global Satisfaction Index: 78% positive
- Leader Effectiveness Index (OPM’s New IQ Index): 73% positive
- Overall FEVS average (average across all 71 core items): 76% positive
Overall, the SEC continues to make significant progress to promote a top-tier work environment for all employees. The SEC remains an employer of choice within the Federal Government, as demonstrated by ranking 5th among midsized agencies in the Partnership for Public Service’s “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings. These results would not be possible were it not for the efforts of hundreds of managers, frontline staff and union representatives that team up to improve employee satisfaction and engagement.
View the complete results of the 2021 FEVS.
Results from previous years:
Modified: Jan. 29, 2021