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.
Intern/Unpaid Employment Verifications
If you are seeking a verification of employment for an Intern/Unpaid employee, send the request and written consent or release form to Students@sec.gov. Please allow 1-5 business days 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 Office of Personnel Management administered the 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from the beginning of September, through the middle of October 2020. We are very pleased that our survey results in the past year were the most improved, and highest scores achieved, dating back to when the agency started tracking FEVS data in 2012. Our 2020 FEVS scores across our four key indices were as follows:
- Employee Engagement Index: 82% positive (6% increase over 2019);
- Global Satisfaction Index: 82% positive (7% increase over 2019);
- Leader Effectiveness Index (OPM’s New IQ Index): 75% positive (6% point increase over 2019); and
- Overall FEVS average: 78% positive (6% point increase over 2019).
The SEC’s scores on the FEVS indices remain significantly higher than the government-wide average, demonstrating once again that the SEC is an employer of choice within the federal government. 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. In 2020, 78.5% of all eligible SEC respondents took the survey, which was the SEC’s second highest response rate and 34% higher than the government-wide response rate (44.3%).
View the complete results of the 2020 FEVS.
Results from previous years:
Modified: Jan. 29, 2021