It's not recommended to use Data Model POJOs as JSF backing beans. It doesn't work well. For details, search this forum for earlier discussions on this subject. There's been 2 or 3 of them already this year.
Incidentally, we'd prefer you not "bump". It won't get you answers any faster. We're all unpaid volunteers here, so we check in when we can, not 24x7. If you don't get an answer within 2-3 business days (some of us take the weekends/holidays off), it means that probably nobody else knows the answer either. It happens occasionally, alas.
Customer surveys are for companies who didn't pay proper attention to begin with.