Summer is in Sight
For those who are parents, you know the school year is rapidly coming to a close and teachers are trying to squeeze as much into the month of May as possible. It feels much the same here at AMCOM.
This month we host AMCOM 101 Aviation May 3-4, our next quarterly town hall May 30, and you’ll start seeing the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey emails around May 15. All the while we honor our Asian American Pacific-Islander brothers and sisters this month. Finally, we pause to reflect as a nation on May 29 for Memorial Day.
During the month of May, we honor Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent for their military and civilian service. These individuals have historically served in the Army with valor and distinction and continue to be critical members of the Army team. The month of May marks the anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants arriving in America on May 7, 1843 as well as the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869 by predominantly Chinese workers.
The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) opens mid-May. Approximately 20% of all Army employees are civilians and Army civilians are crucial to supporting Army Readiness. What you do matters, and what you think matters. Each year, the Office of Personnel Management seeks the opinion of the federal workforce. The FEVS is a critical tool in measuring work-life balance, employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention. It also helps senior leaders gain valuable insight to identify challenges and areas for improvement. You should receive email notifications for the survey starting around May 15. Please take time to share your thoughts and recommendations. Once again, thank you for what you do to support our warfighters!
Summer is in sight! Be all You Can Be!
Maj. Gen. Tom O’Connor Jr.,
AMCOM Commanding General