Letter to Airmen: RAND study

by Gen. Mark A. Welsh III
Chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force

WASHINGTON — Many of you have recently been invited to participate in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study.

This Web-based survey assesses your recent experiences with military workplace relations, professionalism and personal safety. It’s not “just another survey.”

This one is part of our newly designed, recurring set of surveys that will allow both the Air Force
and the Department of Defense to establish baselines and measure progress against issues that keep you or those around you from feeling like the critically important member of the team that you are.
We’ve worked hard to stagger these surveys so we periodically give each of you a chance to help us improve the Air Force without burying you in surveys over time.

This week marks the mid-way point for the survey, and I want to personally thank the 30,000 plus Airmen who have already completed it. The secretary and I appreciate getting your direct feedback on these issues.

If you have been invited to take the survey but have not completed it yet, I hope you recognize its importance and will find a few minutes to sit down privately and answer these questions about your experiences. It really doesn’t take long, and your input is critically important to making our Air Force a better place to live and work.

This survey can be completed using a government computer during duty hours or on a smartphone or home computer. The RAND Corporation, which is conducting the study, will protect the confidentiality of your survey responses. No one in the Air Force or in the DOD will ever be able to identify your individual survey responses.

By just taking a few minutes of your time to complete the survey, you will help us provide a stronger and healthier workplace for all Airmen.

No one else can give us your perspective; we need to hear it!

Thanks for your help with this, and thanks for the incredible things you do every day! Continue to take care of each other.