2014 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for the Public Service by Question 90 and 91. Please indicate your occupational group and level. Occupational Group PL

The results of the 2014 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) are presented by key people management themes (i.e., employee engagement, leadership, workforce, workplace).

Notice of correction: Results broken down by questions 90 and 91 (occupational groups and levels) have been revised and updated on March 5, 2015.

Note: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100. Results have been adjusted for non-response to better represent the target population. Therefore, percentages should not be used to determine the number of respondents within a response category.

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Employee Engagement

Question 11. I get a sense of satisfaction from my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 37 58 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 16
2011 PL 36 43 13 2 7 0 0 78 9 65
2011 PL-02 0 78 14 0 8 0 0 78 8 13
2011 PL-03 47 28 6 8 12 0 0 75 19 15
2011 PL-06 49 35 11 0 5 0 0 84 5 18
2008 PL 34 40 13 10 4 0 0 74 14 202
2008 PL-02 18 56 8 11 7 0 0 74 18 55
2008 PL-03 38 41 8 9 4 0 0 80 12 24
2008 PL-06 46 27 17 6 3 0 0 73 10 30

Question 14. I am willing to put in the extra effort to get the job done.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 76 19 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 16
2011 PL 75 22 1 0 1 0 0 97 1 65
2011 PL-02 70 23 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 13
2011 PL-03 81 13 0 0 6 0 0 94 6 15
2011 PL-06 78 22 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18

Question 15. I am proud of the work that I do.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 76 24 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2011 PL 67 21 9 0 3 0 0 88 3 65
2011 PL-02 54 39 0 0 8 0 0 92 8 13
2011 PL-03 66 15 14 0 6 0 0 81 6 15
2011 PL-06 63 21 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 18

Question 19. Overall, I like my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 55 45 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2011 PL 49 36 4 4 6 0 0 85 10 65
2011 PL-02 24 69 0 0 8 0 0 92 8 13
2011 PL-03 54 26 0 8 12 0 0 81 19 15
2011 PL-06 54 30 11 0 5 0 0 84 5 18
2008 PL 40 41 10 7 2 0 0 81 9 202
2008 PL-02 28 52 6 11 4 0 0 80 14 55
2008 PL-03 48 36 8 8 0 0 0 84 8 24
2008 PL-06 43 37 14 7 0 0 0 79 7 30

Question 58. I would recommend my department or agency as a great place to work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 60 24 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 16
2011 PL 34 31 15 12 8 0 0 65 20 64
2011 PL-02 31 53 0 16 0 0 0 84 16 13
2011 PL-03 27 21 27 8 18 0 0 48 25 15
2011 PL-06 36 22 20 10 12 0 0 58 21 18

Question 59. I am satisfied with my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 45 39 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 16
2011 PL 33 40 12 11 4 0 0 73 15 64
2011 PL-02 22 61 0 16 0 0 0 84 16 13
2011 PL-03 27 35 21 6 12 0 0 62 18 15
2011 PL-06 41 37 0 16 5 0 0 79 21 18
2008 PL 34 36 13 13 4 0 0 70 17 203
2008 PL-02 28 44 13 9 5 0 0 72 15 55
2008 PL-03 38 30 16 8 7 0 0 68 16 24
2008 PL-06 43 30 17 10 0 0 0 73 10 30

Question 60. 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 Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 59 14 15 4 0 7 0 79 5 16
2011 PL 34 26 10 13 13 5 0 62 27 63
2011 PL-02 31 29 7 9 24 0 0 60 33 13
2011 PL-03 43 19 6 6 19 7 0 67 27 15
2011 PL-06 27 26 15 17 10 5 0 56 28 18
2008 PL 25 24 17 17 6 7 4 56 25 202
2008 PL-02 31 30 17 5 9 6 2 66 16 54
2008 PL-03 20 34 13 12 8 12 0 62 23 24
2008 PL-06 30 5 30 21 0 0 14 41 24 30
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Leadership

Immediate Supervisor

Question 31. I can count on my immediate supervisor to keep his or her promises.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 48 33 8 11 0 0 0 81 11 16
2011 PL 41 35 11 5 7 1 0 77 12 65
2011 PL-02 41 22 15 8 14 0 0 63 22 13
2011 PL-03 49 24 7 8 6 6 0 78 15 15
2011 PL-06 42 43 5 0 11 0 0 84 11 18
2008 PL 43 29 7 8 6 7 0 78 15 202
2008 PL-02 41 34 5 7 7 6 0 80 15 55
2008 PL-03 46 26 0 5 12 8 4 81 19 24
2008 PL-06 45 33 3 10 0 10 0 86 11 30

Question 32. My immediate supervisor keeps me informed about the issues affecting my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 48 26 20 7 0 0 0 74 7 16
2011 PL 41 36 7 9 6 0 0 77 16 65
2011 PL-02 48 7 22 15 8 0 0 56 23 13
2011 PL-03 49 24 6 15 6 0 0 73 21 15
2011 PL-06 37 51 0 0 12 0 0 88 12 18
2008 PL 41 32 11 10 6 1 0 73 16 202
2008 PL-02 33 38 11 11 7 0 0 71 18 55
2008 PL-03 38 45 4 5 5 0 4 86 10 24
2008 PL-06 58 17 11 10 3 0 0 75 14 30

Question 36. I am satisfied with the quality of supervision I receive.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 55 31 5 7 3 0 0 85 10 16

Senior Management

Question 39. Senior managers in my department or agency lead by example in ethical behaviour.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 18 53 22 0 7 0 0 71 7 16
2011 PL 23 34 21 7 10 4 0 59 19 65
2011 PL-02 15 41 16 7 8 14 0 65 17 13
2011 PL-03 14 38 21 13 14 0 0 52 27 15
2011 PL-06 29 28 22 5 10 5 0 61 16 18

Question 40. I have confidence in the senior management of my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 11 49 15 21 4 0 0 60 26 16
2011 PL 20 38 20 14 9 0 0 58 23 65
2011 PL-02 0 55 30 7 8 0 0 55 15 13
2011 PL-03 0 39 21 28 12 0 0 39 40 15
2011 PL-06 36 31 16 6 10 0 0 67 16 18
2008 PL 23 41 16 7 10 3 0 66 17 203
2008 PL-02 17 49 11 11 9 2 0 68 21 55
2008 PL-03 22 33 13 5 23 5 0 57 29 24
2008 PL-06 32 35 20 3 6 3 0 70 10 30

Question 41. Senior management in my department or agency makes effective and timely decisions.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 11 34 29 21 4 0 0 45 26 16
2011 PL 16 27 24 17 14 1 0 44 31 65
2011 PL-02 15 30 39 9 8 0 0 45 16 13
2011 PL-03 6 14 20 28 26 6 0 21 57 15
2011 PL-06 21 32 26 5 16 0 0 52 22 18
2008 PL 10 31 25 12 11 11 0 46 26 202
2008 PL-02 3 35 29 12 12 8 0 42 26 55
2008 PL-03 4 38 17 4 20 17 0 51 29 24
2008 PL-06 9 38 28 16 6 3 0 48 23 30

Question 42. I believe that senior management will try to resolve concerns raised in this survey.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 7 30 29 15 12 7 0 40 28 16
2011 PL 15 39 23 12 9 2 0 55 21 65
2011 PL-02 8 54 16 22 0 0 0 61 22 13
2011 PL-03 6 25 35 7 19 7 0 34 29 15
2011 PL-06 20 53 11 6 10 0 0 73 16 18
2008 PL 17 35 15 15 10 8 1 56 27 203
2008 PL-02 10 42 16 15 9 7 0 56 26 55
2008 PL-03 4 34 8 14 28 13 0 44 48 24
2008 PL-06 26 30 17 14 6 3 4 61 21 30

Question 43. Essential information flows effectively from senior management to staff.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 15 41 12 14 18 0 0 56 32 16
2011 PL 13 35 9 27 16 0 0 48 43 65
2011 PL-02 8 31 15 22 24 0 0 38 47 13
2011 PL-03 6 12 0 48 34 0 0 18 82 15
2011 PL-06 10 54 5 26 5 0 0 64 31 18
2008 PL 14 37 18 17 11 4 0 53 28 203
2008 PL-02 2 37 20 22 17 2 0 40 39 55
2008 PL-03 16 35 12 17 9 12 0 58 29 24
2008 PL-06 20 27 28 23 2 0 0 47 25 30

Question 44. I have access to senior management in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 22 40 23 11 4 0 0 62 15 16
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Workforce

Performance Management

Question 12. I receive meaningful recognition for work well done.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 22 36 28 10 4 0 0 58 14 16
2011 PL 23 40 17 14 6 0 0 63 20 65
2011 PL-02 32 31 14 15 8 0 0 63 23 13
2011 PL-03 26 27 22 13 12 0 0 53 25 15
2011 PL-06 10 54 21 10 5 0 0 64 16 18

Question 28. In my work unit, unsatisfactory employee performance is managed effectively.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 23 5 40 25 7 0 0 28 32 16

Question 30. I receive useful feedback from my immediate supervisor on my job performance.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 45 36 12 7 0 0 0 81 7 16
2011 PL 30 48 11 5 6 0 0 79 11 65
2011 PL-02 47 24 15 0 14 0 0 71 14 13
2011 PL-03 26 53 8 7 6 0 0 79 14 15
2011 PL-06 19 58 11 6 5 0 0 78 12 18
2008 PL 35 31 17 9 5 2 1 68 15 203
2008 PL-02 28 37 17 11 5 2 0 66 16 55
2008 PL-03 37 26 16 8 8 0 4 66 17 24
2008 PL-06 41 27 26 3 0 3 0 70 4 30

Question 34. My immediate supervisor assesses my work against identified goals and objectives.  

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 52 36 12 0 0 0 0 88 0 16
2011 PL 40 33 10 5 6 4 2 77 12 65
2011 PL-02 33 16 29 7 8 8 0 52 16 13
2011 PL-03 42 24 6 8 14 0 7 71 23 15
2011 PL-06 29 54 0 6 5 6 0 88 12 18
2008 PL 34 30 12 6 2 13 3 76 9 203
2008 PL-02 34 37 14 2 2 10 2 80 4 55
2008 PL-03 30 21 12 13 0 16 8 67 17 24
2008 PL-06 43 21 17 4 0 13 3 76 4 30

Staffing

Question 26. In my work unit, I believe that we hire people who can do the job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 30 34 29 7 0 0 0 64 7 16
2011 PL 36 39 13 8 3 0 0 75 11 65
2011 PL-02 24 30 32 14 0 0 0 54 14 13
2011 PL-03 41 34 13 6 6 0 0 75 12 15
2011 PL-06 57 33 0 5 5 0 0 90 10 18
2008 PL 36 34 11 10 3 4 2 75 14 203
2008 PL-02 39 38 11 7 4 2 0 79 10 55
2008 PL-03 26 46 9 12 0 4 4 78 13 24
2008 PL-06 39 24 15 14 0 3 4 69 15 30

Question 27. In my work unit, the process of selecting a person for a position is done fairly.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 30 20 19 28 3 0 0 50 31 16
2011 PL 31 37 18 6 6 3 0 70 11 65
2011 PL-02 24 16 39 14 0 7 0 42 15 13
2011 PL-03 27 40 15 6 6 6 0 72 13 15
2011 PL-06 41 44 10 0 5 0 0 85 5 18
2008 PL 33 22 11 9 5 18 2 69 17 203
2008 PL-02 29 31 16 5 5 13 0 69 12 55
2008 PL-03 42 4 9 21 0 21 4 60 27 24
2008 PL-06 55 24 4 0 0 13 4 95 0 30

Job Fit and Development

Question 5. I get the training I need to do my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 31 29 33 7 0 0 0 60 7 16
2011 PL 24 41 18 10 6 0 0 66 16 65
2011 PL-02 0 62 23 15 0 0 0 62 15 13
2011 PL-03 27 33 21 6 14 0 0 60 19 15
2011 PL-06 26 43 16 10 5 0 0 69 15 18
2008 PL 27 41 16 9 5 1 1 69 15 202
2008 PL-02 20 56 13 5 5 0 0 76 10 55
2008 PL-03 21 50 12 5 8 5 0 74 13 24
2008 PL-06 29 44 18 10 0 0 0 72 10 30

Question 6. My job is a good fit with my interests.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 43 34 23 0 0 0 0 77 0 16
2011 PL 45 28 12 9 6 0 0 73 15 65
2011 PL-02 0 63 23 7 8 0 0 63 14 13
2011 PL-03 56 17 0 15 12 0 0 73 27 15
2011 PL-06 54 26 10 5 5 0 0 79 10 18
2008 PL 39 38 11 9 3 0 0 77 12 202
2008 PL-02 40 36 8 11 5 0 0 76 16 55
2008 PL-03 42 38 12 8 0 0 0 80 8 24
2008 PL-06 46 30 21 0 3 0 0 76 3 30

Question 7. My job is a good fit with my skills.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 58 24 18 0 0 0 0 82 0 16
2011 PL 38 37 11 8 6 0 0 76 14 65
2011 PL-02 8 61 16 0 15 0 0 69 15 13
2011 PL-03 35 39 0 21 6 0 0 73 27 15
2011 PL-06 39 35 21 0 5 0 0 74 5 18
2008 PL 30 48 10 9 3 0 0 78 12 202
2008 PL-02 22 52 8 15 4 0 0 74 18 55
2008 PL-03 37 54 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 24
2008 PL-06 36 42 19 0 3 0 0 77 3 30

Question 53. My department or agency does a good job of supporting employee career development.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 34 23 33 7 3 0 0 57 11 16
2011 PL 24 30 14 16 16 0 0 54 32 65
2011 PL-02 7 55 8 8 23 0 0 61 31 13
2011 PL-03 20 11 29 28 12 0 0 31 40 15
2011 PL-06 41 27 0 11 21 0 0 68 32 18
2008 PL 31 33 16 8 7 4 0 67 16 202
2008 PL-02 25 36 21 11 5 2 0 62 17 55
2008 PL-03 12 34 17 12 16 5 4 51 31 24
2008 PL-06 47 29 11 6 3 3 0 78 10 30

Question 54. I believe I have opportunities for promotion within my department or agency, given my education, skills and experience.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 33 36 11 20 0 0 0 69 20 16
2011 PL 17 34 23 14 12 0 0 51 25 65
2011 PL-02 8 22 31 24 15 0 0 30 39 13
2011 PL-03 6 45 29 13 6 0 0 52 19 15
2011 PL-06 37 32 10 5 15 0 0 70 20 18
2008 PL 31 33 10 10 8 5 2 69 20 202
2008 PL-02 29 34 15 11 5 2 4 67 17 55
2008 PL-03 29 34 9 4 20 5 0 65 25 24
2008 PL-06 43 22 11 17 7 0 0 65 24 30

Empowerment

Question 16. I have opportunities to provide input into decisions that affect my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 29 40 19 12 0 0 0 69 12 16
2011 PL 35 34 14 10 7 0 0 69 17 65
2011 PL-02 32 31 22 8 8 0 0 63 15 13
2011 PL-03 41 19 13 15 12 0 0 60 27 15
2011 PL-06 36 42 11 6 5 0 0 78 12 18

Question 17. I am encouraged to be innovative or to take initiative in my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 47 28 16 9 0 0 0 75 9 16

Question 18. I have support at work to provide a high level of service.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 29 38 10 23 0 0 0 67 23 16
2011 PL 29 39 22 6 5 0 0 68 11 65
2011 PL-02 16 40 37 0 8 0 0 56 8 13
2011 PL-03 35 31 28 0 6 0 0 66 6 15
2011 PL-06 29 42 17 6 5 0 0 71 12 18

Work-life Balance and Workload

Question 9. I have support at work to balance my work and personal life.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 59 24 5 13 0 0 0 83 13 16
2011 PL 42 30 12 12 3 0 1 73 16 65
2011 PL-02 31 39 7 22 0 0 0 71 22 13
2011 PL-03 41 26 8 19 0 0 6 72 20 15
2011 PL-06 48 25 11 6 10 0 0 73 16 18

Question 10. I feel I can claim overtime compensation (in money or in leave) for the overtime hours that I work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 57 7 12 5 11 0 7 70 17 16
2011 PL 15 24 17 14 11 0 19 49 31 65
2011 PL-02 0 23 16 31 8 0 22 30 49 13
2011 PL-03 15 26 32 7 13 0 6 44 22 15
2011 PL-06 22 0 11 16 16 0 36 34 50 18
2008 PL 29 21 12 13 11 3 11 59 28 200
2008 PL-02 32 25 12 14 14 0 4 58 29 55
2008 PL-03 38 21 8 12 17 4 0 62 30 24
2008 PL-06 10 7 6 24 16 0 37 28 63 30

Question 20. I can complete my assigned workload during my regular working hours.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 32 37 31 0 0 0 0 69 0 16
2011 PL 28 36 28 5 3 0 0 64 8 64
2011 PL-02 45 24 24 7 0 0 0 69 7 13
2011 PL-03 34 25 33 0 7 0 0 59 7 15
2011 PL-06 10 47 31 11 0 0 0 57 11 18
2008 PL 27 39 16 12 5 1 0 66 17 202
2008 PL-02 29 29 12 24 4 0 2 59 28 55
2008 PL-03 20 50 15 9 5 0 0 71 14 24
2008 PL-06 10 26 38 13 13 0 0 36 26 30

Question 35. Subject to operational requirements, my immediate supervisor supports the use of flexible work arrangements (e.g., flexible hours, compressed workweeks, telework).

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 32 11 17 26 0 0 15 50 30 16
2011 PL 42 26 11 3 10 3 6 74 14 65
2011 PL-02 31 39 22 0 8 0 0 70 8 13
2011 PL-03 41 34 8 6 0 6 6 84 7 15
2011 PL-06 49 16 5 5 10 0 15 76 18 18

Mobility and Retention

Question 61. Do you intend to leave your current position in the next two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Not Sure
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 13 76 11 15
2011 PL 46 30 24 63
2011 PL-02 55 7 38 13
2011 PL-03 54 33 13 15
2011 PL-06 64 11 25 18

Question 62. Please indicate your reason for leaving.
(Question asked only to employees who answered "Yes" to question 61)

Survey year Demographic 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 PL 0 42 45 10 3 28
2011 PL-06 0 32 60 8 0 11
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Workplace

Organizational Goals

Question 13. I know how my work contributes to the achievement of my department’s or agency’s goals.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 34 62 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 16
2011 PL 57 24 12 7 0 0 0 80 7 65
2011 PL-02 47 30 23 0 0 0 0 77 0 13
2011 PL-03 58 22 6 13 0 0 0 81 13 15
2011 PL-06 63 11 16 10 0 0 0 74 10 18
2008 PL 42 38 9 3 7 1 0 81 10 202
2008 PL-02 29 46 15 4 7 0 0 75 10 55
2008 PL-03 46 42 5 0 8 0 0 88 8 24
2008 PL-06 54 28 10 0 3 4 0 86 3 30

Question 45. My department or agency does a good job of communicating its vision, mission and goals.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 11 49 34 7 0 0 0 60 7 16
2011 PL 29 52 9 6 4 0 0 81 10 65
2011 PL-02 39 39 14 8 0 0 0 78 8 13
2011 PL-03 21 47 7 19 6 0 0 68 25 15
2011 PL-06 30 60 0 0 10 0 0 90 10 18

Question 46. My department or agency reviews and evaluates the progress towards meeting its goals and objectives.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 15 45 29 11 0 0 0 60 11 16
2011 PL 21 47 19 9 3 1 0 69 12 65
2011 PL-02 24 38 38 0 0 0 0 62 0 13
2011 PL-03 7 26 35 20 6 6 0 35 28 15
2011 PL-06 25 60 0 10 5 0 0 85 15 18

Organizational Performance

Question 21a. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... constantly changing priorities.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
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(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
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(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 17 29 39 14 0 0 0 14 47 16
2011 PL 14 30 36 12 2 3 3 15 47 65
2011 PL-02 25 30 23 14 0 0 7 16 59 13
2011 PL-03 7 42 25 7 0 13 6 9 60 15
2011 PL-06 10 21 36 26 6 0 0 33 32 18
2008 PL 11 30 41 10 4 3 1 15 42 200
2008 PL-02 10 42 41 5 2 0 0 7 52 54
2008 PL-03 17 19 38 17 0 5 4 19 39 24
2008 PL-06 14 27 40 19 0 0 0 19 41 30

Question 21b. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... lack of stability in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
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(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
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(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 14 14 43 21 7 0 0 29 28 16
2011 PL 11 25 35 20 4 1 3 25 38 65
2011 PL-02 33 8 29 8 22 0 0 30 41 13
2011 PL-03 7 33 20 27 0 6 6 31 46 15
2011 PL-06 5 25 40 30 0 0 0 30 30 18
2008 PL 12 27 32 17 8 4 1 26 41 201
2008 PL-02 13 39 34 10 2 2 0 12 53 55
2008 PL-03 11 22 29 17 5 13 4 26 40 24
2008 PL-06 10 27 36 25 3 0 0 27 37 30

Question 21c. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... too many approval stages.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
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(%)
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(%)
Rarely
(%)
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(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 7 42 27 25 0 0 0 25 48 15
2011 PL 30 33 27 6 0 1 3 6 65 65
2011 PL-02 32 38 23 8 0 0 0 8 70 13
2011 PL-03 54 21 7 6 0 6 6 7 85 15
2011 PL-06 21 36 31 5 0 0 6 5 61 18
2008 PL 24 32 23 10 5 3 2 15 60 201
2008 PL-02 26 36 24 10 3 0 0 14 63 55
2008 PL-03 25 28 17 17 5 9 0 23 58 24
2008 PL-06 24 25 28 10 5 4 4 17 54 30

Question 21d. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... unreasonable deadlines.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
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(%)
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(%)
Rarely
(%)
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(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 0 27 40 33 0 0 0 33 27 16
2011 PL 15 19 40 18 3 5 1 22 36 65
2011 PL-02 16 22 38 8 16 0 0 23 39 13
2011 PL-03 6 18 30 28 0 13 6 35 29 15
2011 PL-06 21 26 31 16 0 6 0 17 50 18
2008 PL 12 21 33 26 6 1 1 33 34 201
2008 PL-02 16 18 36 29 2 0 0 31 34 55
2008 PL-03 4 26 25 33 13 0 0 46 30 24
2008 PL-06 17 33 36 7 7 0 0 14 50 30

Question 21e. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... having to do the same or more work, but with fewer resources.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
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(%)
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(%)
Rarely
(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 0 45 29 19 7 0 0 26 45 16
2011 PL 11 32 31 11 5 3 7 17 48 65
2011 PL-02 9 25 29 14 7 7 8 26 40 13
2011 PL-03 13 21 21 21 6 6 12 33 41 15
2011 PL-06 12 37 35 5 0 0 11 6 55 18
2008 PL 12 19 32 19 7 5 5 30 35 202
2008 PL-02 18 17 38 9 5 6 7 16 40 55
2008 PL-03 7 9 33 30 8 9 5 43 18 24
2008 PL-06 14 47 26 9 4 0 0 13 61 30

Question 21f. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... high staff turnover.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
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(%)
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(%)
Rarely
(%)
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(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 0 7 35 37 21 0 0 58 7 16
2011 PL 8 22 23 34 5 6 3 43 32 64
2011 PL-02 7 18 45 15 8 8 0 24 27 13
2011 PL-03 0 13 21 48 0 13 6 59 16 15
2011 PL-06 17 26 15 31 0 6 5 35 48 18
2008 PL 14 29 26 11 8 6 6 21 49 201
2008 PL-02 21 41 25 5 3 5 0 8 65 55
2008 PL-03 4 30 21 29 4 8 5 37 39 24
2008 PL-06 16 43 21 6 6 0 7 13 64 30

Question 21g. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... overly complicated or unnecessary business processes.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
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(%)
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 14 15 67 5 0 0 0 5 29 16

Respectful Workplace

Question 22. I have positive working relationships with my co-workers.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 70 30 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2011 PL 76 20 3 2 0 0 0 95 2 65
2011 PL-02 71 22 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2011 PL-03 64 22 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 15
2011 PL-06 79 21 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18

Question 25. In my work unit, every individual is accepted as an equal member of the team.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
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(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 45 28 17 10 0 0 0 73 10 16

Question 29. In my work unit, individuals behave in a respectful manner.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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Strongly disagree
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(%)
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(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 33 41 19 7 0 0 0 74 7 16

Question 55. My department or agency implements activities and practices that support a diverse workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 41 36 19 0 4 0 0 77 4 16

Question 56. I think that my department or agency respects individual differences (e.g., culture, work styles, ideas).

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
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(%)
Strongly disagree
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(%)
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(%)
Negative answers
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Total responses
2014 PL 41 30 30 0 0 0 0 70 0 16
2011 PL 34 39 18 5 5 0 0 73 9 65
2011 PL-02 15 54 24 0 8 0 0 69 8 13
2011 PL-03 27 39 21 8 6 0 0 65 14 15
2011 PL-06 46 37 5 6 5 0 0 83 12 18

Question 57. Overall, my department or agency treats me with respect.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 41 44 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 16
2011 PL 40 34 13 5 8 0 0 74 13 64
2011 PL-02 46 24 14 0 16 0 0 69 16 13
2011 PL-03 14 34 35 11 6 0 0 48 18 15
2011 PL-06 36 49 0 5 11 0 0 85 15 18
2008 PL 38 45 8 3 4 2 0 85 7 202
2008 PL-02 28 55 10 4 4 0 0 83 8 55
2008 PL-03 34 46 7 5 4 4 0 83 9 24
2008 PL-06 40 33 13 10 3 0 0 73 14 30

Ethical Workplace

Question 24. I am satisfied with how interpersonal issues are resolved in my work unit.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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Somewhat disagree
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Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
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Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 37 39 7 17 0 0 0 75 17 16

Question 47. Employees in my department or agency carry out their duties in the public's interest.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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Strongly disagree
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Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 26 43 24 0 0 0 7 74 0 16
2011 PL 36 47 14 0 1 1 0 84 2 65
2011 PL-02 47 30 23 0 0 0 0 77 0 13
2011 PL-03 7 53 28 0 6 6 0 64 7 15
2011 PL-06 47 42 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 18

Question 48. If I am faced with an ethical dilemma or a conflict between values in the workplace, I know where I can go for help in resolving the situation.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 45 25 17 7 0 7 0 75 7 16
2011 PL 41 37 10 8 1 3 0 79 10 65
2011 PL-02 46 31 14 9 0 0 0 77 9 13
2011 PL-03 19 40 6 28 6 0 0 60 34 15
2011 PL-06 57 32 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 18
2008 PL 37 38 8 6 5 4 2 80 12 203
2008 PL-02 22 60 7 7 2 2 0 84 9 55
2008 PL-03 34 37 9 5 7 8 0 77 13 24
2008 PL-06 68 25 4 3 0 0 0 93 3 30

Question 49. Discussions about values and ethics occur in my workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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Somewhat disagree
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Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 15 32 33 5 7 7 0 51 14 16
2011 PL 23 33 23 14 3 3 0 58 18 64
2011 PL-02 16 15 46 8 8 7 0 34 17 13
2011 PL-03 21 44 22 14 0 0 0 64 14 14
2011 PL-06 25 26 16 23 5 5 0 54 29 18

Question 50. I feel I can initiate a formal recourse process (e.g., grievance, complaint, appeal) without fear of reprisal.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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Strongly disagree
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(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 18 33 37 5 7 0 0 50 13 16
2011 PL 13 34 17 7 12 9 7 56 24 65
2011 PL-02 9 37 16 0 16 7 15 60 20 13
2011 PL-03 14 11 21 12 21 15 6 31 42 15
2011 PL-06 21 16 22 15 5 15 5 47 25 18

Physical Environment and Equipment

Question 1. I have the materials and equipment I need to do my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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Somewhat disagree
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Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 53 41 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 16
2011 PL 37 45 0 14 3 0 0 83 17 65
2011 PL-02 38 47 0 14 0 0 0 86 14 13
2011 PL-03 46 24 0 22 7 0 0 70 30 15
2011 PL-06 49 36 0 10 5 0 0 85 15 18
2008 PL 35 44 3 14 4 0 0 79 18 202
2008 PL-02 29 51 2 16 2 0 0 80 18 55
2008 PL-03 24 56 0 19 0 0 0 81 19 24
2008 PL-06 39 38 3 20 0 0 0 77 20 30

Question 4. My physical environment (e.g., office, workspace) is suitable for my job requirements.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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Strongly disagree
(%)
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(%)
Not applicable
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Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 57 43 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2011 PL 33 43 8 7 8 0 1 76 16 65
2011 PL-02 24 39 15 8 14 0 0 63 22 13
2011 PL-03 21 53 13 6 0 0 6 79 7 15
2011 PL-06 52 28 0 5 15 0 0 80 20 18

Question 8. I have the information, training and equipment I need to ensure my health and safety at work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
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Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 57 32 5 7 0 0 0 89 7 16

Use of Official Languages

Question 2. The material and tools provided for my work, including software and other automated tools, are available in the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 79 7 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 16
2011 PL 68 22 3 3 3 2 0 91 6 65
2011 PL-02 77 7 9 7 0 0 0 84 7 13
2011 PL-03 60 28 6 0 6 0 0 88 6 15
2011 PL-06 67 17 0 5 5 6 0 89 11 18
2008 PL 66 19 4 6 2 1 2 87 9 202
2008 PL-02 66 19 2 11 0 0 2 87 11 55
2008 PL-03 50 28 4 9 0 5 4 85 10 24
2008 PL-06 69 21 0 0 7 0 3 93 7 30

Question 3. When I prepare written materials, including emails, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
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(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 88 12 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2011 PL 55 25 0 14 6 0 0 80 20 65
2011 PL-02 39 23 0 21 16 0 0 62 38 13
2011 PL-03 25 36 0 33 6 0 0 61 39 15
2011 PL-06 74 15 0 5 5 0 0 90 10 18
2008 PL 57 21 6 9 6 0 1 79 15 202
2008 PL-02 49 21 7 14 8 0 2 71 22 55
2008 PL-03 50 23 0 9 14 0 4 77 23 24
2008 PL-06 70 26 0 0 0 0 3 100 0 30

Question 23. During meetings in my work unit, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
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Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 89 11 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2011 PL 67 22 0 3 4 2 1 92 8 65
2011 PL-02 55 14 0 16 7 8 0 75 25 13
2011 PL-03 67 27 0 0 6 0 0 94 6 15
2011 PL-06 74 21 0 0 5 0 0 95 5 18
2008 PL 57 18 5 8 7 0 4 79 16 203
2008 PL-02 59 17 8 7 5 2 2 79 13 55
2008 PL-03 45 11 4 18 14 0 8 61 34 24
2008 PL-06 68 22 0 6 0 0 3 94 6 30

Question 33. When I communicate with my immediate supervisor, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 85 7 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 16
2011 PL 78 13 3 2 2 0 3 94 3 64
2011 PL-02 86 7 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2011 PL-03 74 13 7 0 6 0 0 87 6 15
2011 PL-06 74 16 5 0 0 0 5 94 0 18
2008 PL 69 12 5 4 5 0 4 85 9 201
2008 PL-02 69 16 2 2 6 0 6 90 8 55
2008 PL-03 57 8 13 5 9 0 8 71 15 24
2008 PL-06 78 11 8 0 0 0 3 92 0 30

Question 51. During meetings in my department or agency, the chairpersons create an environment where I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
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(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 78 11 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 16

Question 52. The training offered by my department or agency is available in the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
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(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 86 0 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 15
2011 PL 69 19 4 3 1 3 0 91 5 65
2011 PL-02 92 8 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2011 PL-03 52 22 12 7 6 0 0 74 14 15
2011 PL-06 62 22 5 5 0 6 0 89 5 18
2008 PL 61 21 8 2 1 3 4 89 3 202
2008 PL-02 62 24 12 0 0 0 2 87 0 55
2008 PL-03 57 22 8 5 0 0 9 86 5 24
2008 PL-06 63 26 4 0 0 3 3 95 0 30

Harassment

Harassment is normally a series of incidents, but it can be one severe incident that has a lasting impact on the individual.
Harassment is any improper conduct by an individual that is directed at and offensive to another individual in the workplace, including at any event or any location related to work, and that the individual knew or ought reasonably to have known would cause offence or harm. It comprises objectionable act(s), comment(s) or display(s) that demean, belittle, or cause personal humiliation or embarrassment, and any act of intimidation or threat. It also includes harassment within the meaning of the Canadian Human Rights Act (i.e., based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, and pardoned conviction or suspended record).

Question 68. I am satisfied with how matters related to harassment are resolved in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
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(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
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(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 22 19 36 11 7 5 0 43 19 16

Question 69. My department or agency works hard to create a workplace that prevents harassment.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 45 33 11 11 0 0 0 78 11 16
2011 PL 35 48 8 3 3 3 0 86 6 63
2011 PL-02 23 47 8 15 0 7 0 76 16 13
2011 PL-03 20 62 6 0 6 7 0 87 7 15
2011 PL-06 37 46 11 0 6 0 0 83 6 17

Discrimination

Discrimination means treating someone differently or unfairly because of a personal characteristic or distinction, which, whether intentional or not, has an effect that imposes disadvantages not imposed on others, or that withholds or limits access that is given to others. There are 11 prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, and pardoned conviction or suspended record.

Question 79. I am satisfied with how matters related to discrimination are resolved in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
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(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 37 13 40 0 3 7 0 54 3 16

Question 80. My department or agency works hard to create a workplace that prevents discrimination.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
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(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 48 4 25 0 3 19 0 65 4 16
2011 PL 35 43 11 3 2 6 0 83 5 62
2011 PL-02 24 31 22 8 0 15 0 65 9 13
2011 PL-03 27 52 7 6 0 7 0 85 7 15
2011 PL-06 37 57 0 0 6 0 0 94 6 17

Labour Management Relations and Collective Agreements

Question 70. I am familiar with the provisions of my collective agreement.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 41 54 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 16
2011 PL 24 40 8 6 2 0 20 81 10 65
2011 PL-02 8 39 16 0 8 0 29 66 11 13
2011 PL-03 34 27 0 13 0 0 26 82 18 15
2011 PL-06 20 43 11 0 0 0 27 85 0 18
2008 PL 13 34 8 11 4 4 26 68 21 203
2008 PL-02 11 29 9 13 6 2 30 59 27 55
2008 PL-03 12 60 9 4 0 0 14 84 5 24
2008 PL-06 22 30 11 0 0 0 38 83 0 30

Question 71. The union-management consultation process has been effective in addressing issues in my workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 15 49 21 15 0 0 0 64 15 16
2011 PL 6 25 23 4 9 15 17 47 20 64
2011 PL-02 0 18 24 0 9 17 32 35 17 12
2011 PL-03 0 11 27 7 0 35 19 25 16 15
2011 PL-06 10 37 21 0 5 12 15 65 7 18

Question 72. My immediate supervisor understands and respects the provisions of my collective agreement.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
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(%)
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(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
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(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 60 26 15 0 0 0 0 85 0 16
2011 PL 32 25 15 3 2 4 18 75 6 65
2011 PL-02 24 16 23 8 0 8 22 56 11 13
2011 PL-03 21 34 14 0 0 6 26 80 0 15
2011 PL-06 46 11 11 0 5 0 27 78 7 18
2008 PL 26 29 6 3 2 8 26 83 7 203
2008 PL-02 23 23 10 2 2 10 30 76 6 55
2008 PL-03 41 45 0 0 0 0 14 100 0 24
2008 PL-06 27 19 10 3 0 3 38 78 6 30

Question 73. Senior managers respect the provisions of my collective agreement.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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(%)
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(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
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(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 PL 38 41 11 3 7 0 0 78 11 16
2011 PL 28 24 19 0 6 8 15 68 7 64
2011 PL-02 9 38 24 0 0 8 22 66 0 13
2011 PL-03 15 26 21 0 0 13 25 66 0 15
2011 PL-06 51 6 11 0 5 11 17 78 7 18
2008 PL 26 25 11 3 3 12 20 74 9 203
2008 PL-02 21 28 12 4 4 13 18 72 10 55
2008 PL-03 24 29 4 5 12 13 13 72 22 24
2008 PL-06 35 18 14 0 0 3 30 79 0 30