UCSF Staff Engagement Survey

 Engagement Survey Gallup Engagement Survey


We partner with the trusted independent research organization Gallup Inc. to host a brief, annual, voluntary survey that provides an opportunity for us to identify our strengths and improvement areas as a workplace, towards improving our own work lives, those of our colleagues and UCSF overall.

UCSF is committed to this survey as an ongoing opportunity for all staff to help make positive changes in their workplace. UCSF's senior leaders believe in the value of the survey and take the results very seriously. With years of responses collected at UCSF, we have meaningful data to guide our work.

Engagement  Ambassadors Managers Events Strengths Action Planning

Survey Measures

Gallup’s internationally-renowned research has identified 12 questions about engagement that indicate a high-performing work environment, known as the “Q12.”  Particular wording is used, such as “I have a best friend at work,” because research shows that the specific language reveals qualities that differentiate teams on critical outcomes such as productivity, safety and retention.

Gallup's Q12: Employee Need - 12. Challenge Me, 11. Help me review my contributions, 10. Help me build mutual trust, 9. Help me feel proud, 8. Help me see my importance, 7. Hear me, 6. Help me grow, 5. Care about me, 4. Help me see my value, 3. Know me, 2. Keep me safe, efficient and less stressed, 1. Focus me

Additionally, our UCSF staff engagement survey asks data-driven items tailored toward key UCSF priorities:

Engagement Survey Additional Measures: Accountability, Belonging, Wellness, Recommend UCSF, Patient Safety

OPEN ENDED: “What can UCSF do to make this an even better place to work?”


Responses to all questions are confidential, combined with comments from at least five respondents by Gallup and reported to UCSF exactly as written.

Survey Distribution FAQs

Survey Results and Support

Gallup Access

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(also available via MyAccess)

Gallup Access is your staff engagement portal for:​​​​


Call Gallup support desk
(888) 486-9104 (24/7)

For general issues with the Gallup Access portal

Submit an L&OD Service Request ​​​​​
For delegate/manager survey reporting and action planning requests