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Message from UNC Health & UNC School of Medicine

Dear Colleagues,

This week across UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine we are launching our annual Workforce Engagement Survey, which you may have heard people refer to as the “WES.” The survey opens June 8 and will run until June 29. I hope that you will find time for this brief, but important, opportunity to share your thoughts and feedback on what’s working and what can be improved across UNC Health and the SOM.

Over this last year we have been challenged in so many ways, adapting to care for patients with COVID-19, emerging as center for COVID research, learning and working together in new and different ways, and having difficult conversations about the impacts of racism. At this moment, we are focused on the future, considering what it will take to serve our state in the changing world of healthcare, while also looking at ways to improve and enhance our workplace culture. Your participation and the information you share through the WES can help guide those plans.

You will receive an invitation to participate via email from Press Ganey on June 8. Your responses to the survey are completely confidential. Your honest feedback is so important to helping us understand how we can best support you.

Thank you for all you do each day to help us meet our mission to the people of North Carolina.



Wesley Burks
CEO, UNC Health
Dean, UNC School of Medicine

More information

workforce engagement survey dates for 2021 information in this post text "press ganey assures you of confidentiality. Your individual responses will never be revealed. Responses and comments are submitted directly to Press Ganey and will be combined with other responses before being shared. No individual is ever identified in any way.

WES begins June 8th!

WES Champion Kickoff presentation May 2021

Team mates will receive an e-mail from Press Ganey with a link to access the survey during the morning of June 8, 2021.

If someone doesn’t receive the link or aren’t able to find their link, they should contact Press Ganey’s  help desk:

The survey will be open from June 8 until June 29 at 11:59 pm.

2021 is the first year that SOM permanent employees will be participating in WES.

Who is participating in SOM:

    • All SOM Faculty excluding active physicians and APP’s – must have a primary faculty appointment in the SOM.
    • All SOM Permanent EHRA Non-Faculty greater than .5 FTE
    • All SOM Permanent SHRA greater than .5 FTE
    • All SOM appointed Postdoc Fellows
    • Active employees as of April 5, 2021 are included.

Our participation goal is 90%.

All responses are confidential and go directly to Press Ganey.

The survey provides mostly general questions that are applicable regardless of your role at the University or UNC Health, like “I like the work I do” or “This organization treats employees with respect”. In aggregate, this allows our colleagues to voice how we are doing as an organization.

Our Team

“Our values of One Great Team, Carolina Care, Leading the Way and It Starts With Me” guide us in creating an environment where all co-workers feel valued, included and important to our mission.

Links to Videos from UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine:

  • “One-Year Later”—this video shows our journey and how important co-workers are to our mission and North Carolinians
  • Dancing– this video helps us to come together with some fun and connection to our Great team.

2021 WES FAQ

This takes on average 15 minutes to complete. At first the questions seem targeted to healthcare but there are general questions for School of Medicine employees.

2021 Workforce Engagement Survey FAQ

This organization: The term “this organization” generally refers to decisions, communication and support that occurs above the departmental level.  When asked about this organization, consider the primary network hospital and/or practice that you work for:

  • UNC School of Medicine

The person I report to: the person who signs off on my performance evaluation.

Work unit: consider the group of team members you work with on a regular basis, usually reporting to one manager.

Team Member: consider all the people who work for your affiliate organization within UNC Health.

Senior Management: consider associate vice president, associate chair for administration (ACA), executive director and above.

A key terms hyperlink can also be found in the upper right hand corner of each survey page.

Workforce Engagement Survey (WES) Subject of Next Touchpoint 20 

Friday, June 18, 2021 at 12:00 – 12:20pm

The School of Medicine will be participating in the WES Survey for the first time this year. Learn more about the WES, why it is important that everyone participate and share their thoughts on what is working and what can be improved, and how the confidential information will be used to help us understand how we can best support you.