2015 Climate Survey results consistent with past years’ findings

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  • By Kat Bailey
  • Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

Results for the Air Force’s Total Force Climate Survey conducted March 13 - April 27, 2015, show that more than 80 percent of Airmen completing the survey are satisfied, in general.

The survey was an opportunity for active duty, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and civilian Airmen to give senior Air Force leaders an honest view of the culture and climate that operates in the Air Force on a daily basis. More than 132,000 respondents communicated their concerns during the 2015 survey compared to 163,000 Total Force Airmen in 2012, the last time the Air Force conducted the TFCS.

Overall, around 23 percent of the Total Force responded to the survey with the majority of responses coming from active duty and civilian Airmen, followed by Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.

The survey focused on eight core factors including Air Force senior leadership support, unit senior leader support, immediate supervisor support, satisfaction, resources, recognition, unit performance and unit alliance.

The core factors retained many of the same questions from the 2012 survey, however, some questions were updated and refined to capture more actionable data. In addition, all responses to every question were included in the data used to calculate results, including the “not applicable” and “don’t know” responses.

Survey results from the 2015 Total Force Climate Survey, as well as the 2008, 2010 and 2012 results, are available on the Air Force Portal. Click the Air Force Survey Office quick link on the right side under the Air Force Information heading and once at the Survey Office page, mouse over the Total Force Climate Survey link on the left side and select the 2015 survey.

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