Gallup Engagement Survey Gallup Engagement Survey


The UCSF Staff Engagement Survey is a short, annual survey that provides an opportunity for staff to identify UCSF's strengths and improvement areas as a workplace, towards improving our own work lives, those of our colleagues and UCSF overall. The survey is our way to measure how we're doing, but Employee Engagement happens all year long.

2023 Engagement Timeline

Engagement timeline calendar for 2023

2023 Staff Engagement Survey Timeline

Survey Measures

Gallup’s internationally-renowned research has identified 12 specifically-worded measures about engagement that indicate a high-performing work environment, known as the “Q12.”

Q12 Hierarchy

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

Engagement Survey Additional Measures: Accountability, Belonging & Inclusion, Intent to Stay, Recommend

We also ask staff to respond to one open-ended question:
“What can UCSF do to make this an even better place to work?”

Survey Distribution FAQs

Gallup Access

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(also available via MyAccess)

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


Submit an Engagement Survey Request ​​​​​
For delegate/manager survey reporting and action planning requests

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

For general issues with the Gallup Access portal


2022 Staff Engagement Survey

This July 2022 town hall's key takeaways included:

2021 Staff Engagement Survey

2020 Pulse Survey
 Addressing COVID, Racial Injustice, and Financial Health

2020 Pulse Survey 

2020 was a year of extraordinary challenges. This is why Chancellor Sam Hawgood and Mark Laret, President and CEO of UCSF Health, sought to take a staff “pulse” survey to get feedback on how UCSF was addressing the unprecedented converging public health crises of COVID-19, a national reckoning on racism, in addition to the financial fallout of the pandemic. 

Read about key findings and follow-up actions of the 2020 Pulse Survey here.​​​​​