Variance Report for Transportation Safety Board of Canada

The results of the 2011 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) are presented in numerical order, grouped by section headings as they appeared in the questionnaire.

Note: Variance tables display questions where there is a difference of 10% or greater between any of the response choices of the organization and those of the Public Service. Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100.

Survey Sections

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My Job World

Question 4. My job is a good fit with my interests.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 42 36 11 6 4 0 0 79 77 200728
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 62 32 4 1 0 0 0 94 88 183
Question 7. Overall, I like my job.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 41 41 9 6 3 0 0 82 78 200825
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 57 33 5 4 0 0 0 91 86 183
Question 8. I get a sense of satisfaction from my work.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 35 41 11 8 5 0 0 76 73 200583
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 51 37 5 6 2 0 0 88 82 183
Question 10. I know how my work contributes to the achievement of my department’s or agency’s goals.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 37 42 11 6 3 1 0 80 76 200734
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 48 38 9 3 2 0 0 86 82 183
Question 14. I am proud of the work that I do.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 58 31 7 2 1 0 0 89 85 200656
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 72 22 4 2 0 0 0 94 91 183
Question 15. I have opportunities to provide input into decisions that affect my work.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 28 39 13 12 8 0 0 68 67 200493
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 38 41 11 6 3 0 1 79 76 182
Question 18a. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of…constantly changing priorities
Survey Year Organization Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometime
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost Never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 12 27 34 16 7 1 2 24 45 199952
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 3 20 47 21 8 1 1 29 52 183
Question 18b. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of…lack of stability in my department or agency
Survey Year Organization Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometime
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost Never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 12 20 28 21 12 2 3 35 50 199740
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 3 7 29 34 21 1 4 59 67 181
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My Skills and Career

Question 19. My job is a good fit with my skills.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 45 39 7 5 3 0 0 84 80 200298
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 62 34 3 2 1 0 0 95 89 183
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My Work Unit

Question 29. My physical environment (office, workspace, etc.) is suitable for my job requirements.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 39 37 8 10 6 0 0 77 74 199738
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 51 31 9 6 3 0 0 82 80 182
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Communication with my Immediate Supervisor

Question 31. I can count on my immediate supervisor to keep his or her promises.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 40 32 13 8 5 2 1 74 74 199843
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 50 28 10 7 3 2 1 80 80 183
Question 34. My immediate supervisor assesses my work against identified goals and objectives.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 39 32 13 6 5 4 1 75 75 199531
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 49 32 10 2 2 2 2 85 82 182
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Staffing

Question 35. In my work unit, I believe that we hire people who can do the job.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 26 37 13 14 8 2 1 65 65 199928
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 44 37 9 7 2 0 1 82 79 183
Question 36. In my work unit, the process of selecting a person for a position is done fairly.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 26 27 15 13 11 6 1 58 62 199730
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 47 29 8 7 4 5 1 80 79 183
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My Organization (Department or Agency)

Question 37. My department or agency does a good job of communicating its vision, mission and goals.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 24 42 17 10 6 2 0 67 68 199395
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 46 36 7 6 3 1 0 84 80 183
Question 38. My department or agency reviews and evaluates the progress towards meeting its goals and objectives.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 21 38 19 9 4 8 0 65 67 199244
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 40 34 11 7 3 6 0 78 77 182
Question 39. Employees in my department or agency carry out their duties in the public’s interest.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 35 40 13 5 2 3 1 78 76 199266
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 58 29 6 3 2 2 0 89 86 183
Question 42. Senior managers in my organization lead by example in ethical behaviour.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 22 31 19 11 9 7 1 58 63 199170
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 36 30 14 8 4 8 1 72 73 183
Question 44. I have confidence in the senior management of my department or agency.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 19 31 19 14 13 3 0 52 58 199021
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 34 32 14 12 7 2 0 67 69 183
Question 46. I believe that senior management will try to resolve concerns raised in this survey.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 15 29 18 16 15 7 0 47 54 198990
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 27 32 18 9 7 6 0 63 67 183
Question 47. Essential information flows effectively from senior management to staff.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 13 33 18 20 14 3 0 48 53 198810
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 24 36 15 13 8 5 0 63 65 183
Question 49. Overall, my department or agency treats me with respect.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 37 39 12 7 5 0 0 76 74 198622
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 52 33 4 6 4 0 0 86 81 183
Question 51. I would recommend my department or agency as a great place to work.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 28 35 18 10 7 1 0 64 67 198741
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 49 29 14 5 2 2 0 79 80 183
Question 52. I am satisfied with my department or agency.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 27 38 17 11 7 0 0 65 67 198568
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 46 29 17 7 2 0 0 75 78 182
Question 53. I would prefer to remain with my department or agency, even if a comparable job was available elsewhere in the federal Public Service.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 29 27 17 12 10 5 1 59 64 198679
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 44 21 18 7 4 4 1 69 75 181
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Retention

Question 55. Please indicate reason for leaving. (Mark one only).
Survey Year Organization To retire
(%)
To pursue another position within my department or agency
(%)
To pursue a position in another department or agency
(%)
To pursue a position outside the federal Public Service
(%)
Other
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 19 32 31 8 10 53795
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 59 5 28 3 5 35
Question 56. At the present time, I am actively searching for another position.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 22 26 20 9 14 1 7 25 41 116323
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 12 21 26 10 22 1 9 35 53 101
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Harassment

Harassment is any improper conduct by an individual, that is directed at and offensive to another person or persons in the workplace, and that the individual knew or ought reasonably to have known would cause offence or harm. It comprises any objectionable act, comment or display that demeans, belittles, or causes personal humiliation or embarrassment, and any act of intimidation or threat. It includes harassment within the meaning of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Question 59. After having read the definition of harassment, in the past two years, have you been the victim of harassment on the job?
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 71 17 12 198536
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 82 10 8 180
Question 60c. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals working for me
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 51 10 4 36 51119
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 40 13 3 43 30
Question 60d. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 42 4 4 50 51051
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 37 3 0 60 30
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Labour Management Relations

Question 62. I am familiar with the provisions of my collective agreement.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 25 51 10 6 2 1 4 81 75 198482
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 39 43 6 5 1 2 5 87 80 180
Question 63. The union-management consultation process has been effective in addressing issues in my workplace.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 10 26 23 10 6 18 6 48 58 198413
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 15 16 20 8 12 22 8 43 55 181
Question 64. My immediate supervisor understands and respects the provisions of my collective agreement.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 36 34 12 4 2 8 4 79 77 198530
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 51 27 8 3 1 5 5 87 84 182
Question 65. Senior managers respect the provisions of my collective agreement.
Survey Year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 27 33 15 6 4 10 4 71 72 198183
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 43 26 13 4 3 7 4 77 79 181
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Discrimination

Discrimination means to treat someone differently or unfairly because of a personal characteristic or distinction which, whether intentional or not, has an effect which imposes disadvantages not imposed upon others or which withholds or limits access to other members of society. There are eleven prohibited grounds under the Canadian Human Rights Act: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, mental or physical disability and pardoned conviction.

Question 67a. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Co-workers
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 42 40 14 4 25985
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 76 16 0 8 13
Question 67b. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals with authority over me
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 16 56 26 2 26911
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 8 45 47 0 13
Question 67d. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 40 4 3 52 25393
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 53 0 0 47 13
Question 67e. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals from other departments or agencies
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 55 13 4 29 25510
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 58 17 9 16 12
Question 67f. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 50 15 7 28 25485
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 77 0 0 23 13
Question 68a. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Race
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 53 21 11 15 22664
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 78 0 0 22 9
Question 68b. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. National or ethnic origin
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 51 23 12 15 22773
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 55 11 11 22 9
Question 68c. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Colour
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 61 13 8 18 22051
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 78 0 0 22 9
Question 68d. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Religion
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 68 8 4 20 21765
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 90 0 0 10 9
Question 68e. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Age
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 44 30 13 13 23226
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 68 10 22 0 9
Question 68f. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Sex
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 43 29 14 13 23197
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 38 44 9 9 11
Question 68g. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Sexual orientation
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 71 4 3 22 21675
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 90 0 0 10 9
Question 68h. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Marital status
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 66 11 5 18 21968
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 78 12 10 0 9
Question 68i. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Family status
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 59 18 7 17 22394
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 66 24 10 0 9
Question 68j. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Mental or physical disability
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 56 13 9 23 22463
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 68 12 10 9 9
Question 68k. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Pardoned conviction
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 63 1 1 36 21482
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 80 0 0 20 9
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General Information

Question 75a. Do you currently work according to any of the following alternate working arrangements? Compressed work week
Survey Year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 23 77 192278
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 44 56 177
Question 77. In your current job, how many supervisors have you had in the last three years? (If you have been in your current job for less than three years, please report the number of supervisors you have had since you started your current job.)
Survey Year Organization One
(%)
Two
(%)
Three or more
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 35 30 35 197914
2011 Transportation Safety Board of Canada 58 27 15 179
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