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 VM

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 VM 28 46 12 8 6 0 0 74 14 469
2014 VM-01 24 44 16 10 6 0 0 68 16 158
2014 VM-02 32 44 14 6 4 0 0 76 10 131
2014 VM-03 30 45 8 12 5 0 0 75 17 103
2014 VM-04 22 53 4 8 12 0 0 75 21 49
2014 VM-05 44 45 6 0 6 0 0 89 6 18
2011 VM 34 42 11 10 3 0 0 76 13 455
2011 VM-01 37 35 14 10 4 1 0 72 14 126
2011 VM-02 31 44 10 12 3 0 0 75 15 129
2011 VM-03 37 39 10 11 2 0 0 77 13 120
2011 VM-04 24 60 8 4 4 0 0 84 8 50
2011 VM-05 43 43 9 4 0 0 0 87 4 23
2008 VM 31 47 10 6 6 0 0 78 11 327
2008 VM-01 33 41 11 7 7 0 0 74 15 94
2008 VM-02 36 50 10 2 2 0 0 87 4 104
2008 VM-03 30 48 8 4 9 0 0 79 13 70
2008 VM-04 13 57 13 12 5 0 0 70 17 40
2008 VM-05 34 41 16 0 8 0 0 75 8 12

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 VM 70 26 3 1 0 0 0 96 1 469
2014 VM-01 70 23 5 1 1 0 0 93 2 158
2014 VM-02 72 26 2 1 0 0 0 98 1 131
2014 VM-03 71 26 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 103
2014 VM-04 57 39 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 49
2014 VM-05 77 23 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2011 VM 66 29 4 1 0 0 0 95 2 452
2011 VM-01 65 23 10 2 0 0 1 89 2 125
2011 VM-02 66 28 2 2 1 0 0 95 3 127
2011 VM-03 64 35 0 0 1 0 0 99 1 120
2011 VM-04 72 26 2 0 0 0 0 98 0 50
2011 VM-05 70 26 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 23

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 VM 58 32 7 3 1 0 0 90 4 469
2014 VM-01 53 34 7 3 3 0 0 87 6 158
2014 VM-02 53 37 7 3 0 0 0 90 3 131
2014 VM-03 63 26 9 2 0 0 0 89 2 103
2014 VM-04 60 32 4 4 0 0 0 92 4 49
2014 VM-05 67 33 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2011 VM 57 31 8 3 2 0 0 88 5 455
2011 VM-01 57 28 9 4 2 0 0 85 6 125
2011 VM-02 53 33 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 129
2011 VM-03 55 32 9 3 0 0 0 88 3 120
2011 VM-04 60 36 2 0 2 0 0 96 2 51
2011 VM-05 78 17 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 23

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 VM 36 45 11 6 3 0 0 81 9 469
2014 VM-01 37 42 14 3 4 0 0 79 7 158
2014 VM-02 36 49 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 131
2014 VM-03 35 43 11 8 3 0 0 78 11 103
2014 VM-04 33 36 8 13 10 0 0 69 23 49
2014 VM-05 33 56 6 6 0 0 0 89 6 18
2011 VM 40 41 11 8 1 0 0 80 9 455
2011 VM-01 44 33 10 12 2 0 0 76 14 126
2011 VM-02 35 47 8 8 2 1 0 83 9 129
2011 VM-03 42 39 14 4 1 0 0 81 5 120
2011 VM-04 34 48 12 6 0 0 0 82 6 50
2011 VM-05 52 35 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 23
2008 VM 37 43 10 7 3 0 0 80 10 331
2008 VM-01 40 39 11 7 2 0 0 79 9 97
2008 VM-02 40 46 8 4 2 0 0 87 6 104
2008 VM-03 40 40 3 10 7 0 0 80 17 71
2008 VM-04 26 47 17 7 2 0 0 73 10 40
2008 VM-05 26 33 25 16 0 0 0 59 16 12

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 VM 22 35 19 15 9 0 0 57 24 469
2014 VM-01 32 30 16 13 8 0 0 63 21 158
2014 VM-02 27 38 18 10 7 1 0 65 17 131
2014 VM-03 11 41 18 23 8 0 0 52 30 103
2014 VM-04 10 24 23 23 20 0 0 34 43 49
2014 VM-05 6 44 23 17 11 0 0 50 28 18
2011 VM 23 37 22 11 6 0 0 60 17 456
2011 VM-01 27 33 18 11 10 1 0 61 21 126
2011 VM-02 23 43 21 7 6 0 1 66 13 129
2011 VM-03 20 41 23 11 4 1 0 61 15 120
2011 VM-04 21 25 30 16 8 0 0 46 24 51
2011 VM-05 22 30 35 13 0 0 0 52 13 23

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 VM 21 36 18 16 9 0 0 57 25 468
2014 VM-01 31 30 20 9 10 1 0 61 19 157
2014 VM-02 24 42 15 12 7 0 0 66 19 131
2014 VM-03 12 42 17 23 7 0 0 54 29 103
2014 VM-04 12 26 10 35 16 0 0 38 52 49
2014 VM-05 11 33 28 11 17 0 0 44 28 18
2011 VM 21 38 20 13 7 0 0 59 20 456
2011 VM-01 25 35 17 14 9 0 0 60 23 126
2011 VM-02 22 41 17 12 7 0 1 63 19 129
2011 VM-03 18 41 27 8 6 0 0 59 14 120
2011 VM-04 17 31 23 20 8 2 0 49 28 51
2011 VM-05 13 48 22 9 9 0 0 61 17 23
2008 VM 19 42 12 16 11 0 0 61 27 331
2008 VM-01 23 48 9 13 6 0 0 71 20 97
2008 VM-02 25 45 15 10 5 0 0 70 14 104
2008 VM-03 20 45 10 15 10 0 0 65 25 71
2008 VM-04 0 18 20 32 30 0 0 18 62 40
2008 VM-05 8 26 0 41 25 0 0 34 66 12

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 VM 25 26 20 11 11 5 1 55 24 469
2014 VM-01 32 22 20 9 11 6 1 57 22 158
2014 VM-02 28 31 15 7 12 5 2 64 20 131
2014 VM-03 19 21 27 13 12 8 0 44 26 103
2014 VM-04 14 25 19 22 12 2 6 42 38 49
2014 VM-05 11 45 17 11 11 6 0 59 23 18
2011 VM 27 24 20 13 9 7 1 55 23 456
2011 VM-01 28 21 21 13 12 6 0 52 26 126
2011 VM-02 28 29 15 12 9 6 2 62 22 129
2011 VM-03 25 25 24 9 7 9 0 56 18 120
2011 VM-04 21 19 18 28 8 6 0 43 38 51
2011 VM-05 35 22 26 13 0 4 0 59 14 23
2008 VM 23 29 17 14 10 7 1 56 25 331
2008 VM-01 26 36 11 10 9 7 0 67 21 97
2008 VM-02 27 32 17 10 5 9 1 65 16 104
2008 VM-03 27 24 20 11 13 6 0 54 25 71
2008 VM-04 5 18 25 30 15 5 2 25 48 40
2008 VM-05 8 16 26 25 16 8 0 27 45 12
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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 VM 37 33 13 8 7 1 1 72 15 468
2014 VM-01 38 37 9 6 8 2 0 76 15 157
2014 VM-02 32 35 17 10 5 1 1 68 15 131
2014 VM-03 41 29 18 7 3 1 1 72 10 103
2014 VM-04 37 27 12 10 12 0 2 65 23 49
2014 VM-05 50 17 17 0 6 11 0 75 6 18
2011 VM 37 33 13 9 5 2 0 72 15 455
2011 VM-01 37 32 13 9 7 2 0 70 16 126
2011 VM-02 33 31 19 10 6 2 0 64 17 128
2011 VM-03 45 35 7 8 2 2 0 82 10 120
2011 VM-04 31 39 14 8 8 0 0 70 16 51
2011 VM-05 30 35 9 4 4 13 4 79 11 23
2008 VM 35 31 11 12 8 3 0 68 20 332
2008 VM-01 37 31 12 9 9 2 0 69 19 98
2008 VM-02 38 32 12 12 6 0 0 70 18 104
2008 VM-03 43 32 8 7 8 1 0 76 16 71
2008 VM-04 17 36 15 20 7 5 0 56 29 40
2008 VM-05 16 16 8 25 8 26 0 44 44 12

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 VM 39 32 12 10 6 0 0 71 16 469
2014 VM-01 39 31 9 11 8 1 0 71 19 158
2014 VM-02 35 36 14 8 6 0 1 71 15 131
2014 VM-03 41 31 13 14 1 0 0 72 15 103
2014 VM-04 35 33 12 8 12 0 0 67 20 49
2014 VM-05 66 11 17 0 6 0 0 77 6 18
2011 VM 32 38 11 11 7 1 1 71 18 455
2011 VM-01 33 29 13 15 9 1 0 63 24 126
2011 VM-02 29 40 12 10 6 2 2 71 17 128
2011 VM-03 39 41 7 8 3 0 1 81 12 120
2011 VM-04 25 43 12 14 6 0 0 69 20 51
2011 VM-05 26 43 9 4 17 0 0 70 22 23
2008 VM 34 35 10 10 11 1 1 69 21 332
2008 VM-01 34 40 5 7 12 1 1 75 20 98
2008 VM-02 37 34 13 7 10 0 0 70 16 104
2008 VM-03 44 30 7 10 10 0 0 73 19 71
2008 VM-04 18 35 18 17 10 2 0 54 28 40
2008 VM-05 8 33 10 25 16 0 8 45 45 12

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 VM 41 31 12 9 7 0 0 72 16 468
2014 VM-01 35 34 15 6 9 1 0 69 16 158
2014 VM-02 38 33 13 12 5 0 0 71 16 131
2014 VM-03 46 32 7 12 2 1 0 79 14 102
2014 VM-04 45 27 8 8 12 0 0 72 20 49
2014 VM-05 55 22 11 6 6 0 0 77 12 18

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 VM 22 27 22 10 11 8 0 54 23 468
2014 VM-01 25 26 23 8 13 6 0 54 22 158
2014 VM-02 27 33 12 9 7 12 0 68 18 130
2014 VM-03 21 29 22 15 8 6 0 52 24 103
2014 VM-04 10 20 29 11 17 12 0 35 32 49
2014 VM-05 22 11 39 17 6 6 0 35 23 18
2011 VM 19 30 18 12 11 10 0 55 25 456
2011 VM-01 20 30 18 10 15 6 1 53 27 126
2011 VM-02 21 31 16 12 9 10 1 58 23 129
2011 VM-03 18 33 20 10 7 11 0 57 20 120
2011 VM-04 18 25 8 18 12 19 0 53 38 51
2011 VM-05 17 22 22 9 17 13 0 45 30 23

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 VM 18 23 20 22 15 1 0 42 38 469
2014 VM-01 23 22 20 16 17 3 0 45 34 158
2014 VM-02 24 31 23 13 9 1 0 54 22 131
2014 VM-03 12 21 20 33 15 0 0 33 48 103
2014 VM-04 8 20 16 24 31 0 0 28 55 49
2014 VM-05 11 22 17 34 17 0 0 33 50 18
2011 VM 16 28 20 16 18 2 0 45 34 456
2011 VM-01 21 29 15 13 20 2 0 51 34 126
2011 VM-02 16 34 19 14 15 2 1 52 29 129
2011 VM-03 15 24 26 16 15 4 0 40 32 120
2011 VM-04 4 23 25 24 22 2 0 28 47 51
2011 VM-05 13 30 9 17 30 0 0 43 48 23
2008 VM 13 21 17 24 22 3 0 35 48 332
2008 VM-01 21 27 11 26 12 3 0 49 39 98
2008 VM-02 14 26 23 22 12 2 0 41 35 104
2008 VM-03 10 14 19 24 28 4 0 25 54 71
2008 VM-04 0 5 18 30 47 0 0 5 77 40
2008 VM-05 0 16 8 10 58 8 0 18 73 12

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 VM 12 23 21 23 17 3 0 37 41 469
2014 VM-01 16 27 18 19 15 4 1 46 36 158
2014 VM-02 14 27 28 21 8 2 0 42 30 131
2014 VM-03 9 17 22 22 26 3 0 28 49 103
2014 VM-04 4 16 16 25 35 4 0 21 62 49
2014 VM-05 11 22 11 39 11 6 0 35 53 18
2011 VM 9 23 24 25 15 5 0 33 42 455
2011 VM-01 14 22 27 18 14 5 0 38 34 125
2011 VM-02 9 29 21 27 12 3 0 39 40 129
2011 VM-03 7 19 26 28 13 6 0 28 44 120
2011 VM-04 2 19 23 32 18 6 0 22 53 51
2011 VM-05 0 26 13 22 30 9 0 29 57 23
2008 VM 8 18 17 29 24 3 1 27 55 332
2008 VM-01 18 21 17 26 13 3 1 41 40 98
2008 VM-02 4 21 26 31 14 4 0 26 47 104
2008 VM-03 7 16 13 27 31 5 1 25 62 71
2008 VM-04 0 5 11 35 50 0 0 5 84 40
2008 VM-05 0 16 0 26 58 0 0 16 84 12

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 VM 16 28 21 14 14 7 0 47 30 469
2014 VM-01 23 24 19 11 16 8 0 51 29 158
2014 VM-02 18 42 21 8 8 3 0 62 17 131
2014 VM-03 12 21 23 21 14 9 0 37 38 103
2014 VM-04 6 15 24 20 25 10 0 23 50 49
2014 VM-05 6 33 33 17 6 6 0 41 24 18
2011 VM 13 27 21 15 15 9 0 44 33 456
2011 VM-01 18 24 21 12 17 10 0 46 32 126
2011 VM-02 14 33 22 13 9 9 0 51 24 129
2011 VM-03 7 30 22 20 13 8 0 40 36 120
2011 VM-04 8 17 24 14 26 11 0 28 45 51
2011 VM-05 22 26 9 13 26 4 0 50 41 23
2008 VM 9 20 20 19 23 8 0 32 46 332
2008 VM-01 16 19 16 19 18 10 0 40 42 98
2008 VM-02 9 29 25 17 12 9 0 41 32 104
2008 VM-03 7 18 20 20 28 7 0 27 52 71
2008 VM-04 2 5 15 25 47 5 0 8 76 40
2008 VM-05 0 8 16 26 33 16 0 10 70 12

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 VM 17 30 18 20 14 2 0 47 35 468
2014 VM-01 23 34 15 14 13 1 0 58 27 158
2014 VM-02 21 35 21 15 6 2 0 56 22 131
2014 VM-03 10 25 19 24 20 3 0 36 45 102
2014 VM-04 4 21 16 34 25 0 0 25 59 49
2014 VM-05 11 17 28 17 28 0 0 28 44 18
2011 VM 13 28 20 22 13 2 0 43 36 456
2011 VM-01 21 30 17 17 10 4 0 54 28 126
2011 VM-02 12 37 19 22 9 2 0 51 31 129
2011 VM-03 11 18 27 28 14 2 0 30 43 120
2011 VM-04 6 25 22 22 23 2 0 32 46 51
2011 VM-05 4 35 13 26 22 0 0 39 48 23
2008 VM 12 30 13 25 18 1 1 43 44 332
2008 VM-01 19 32 13 20 12 2 1 53 34 98
2008 VM-02 13 34 13 29 9 2 0 48 38 104
2008 VM-03 10 35 10 21 23 0 1 46 44 71
2008 VM-04 0 13 15 35 37 0 0 13 73 40
2008 VM-05 0 16 8 25 51 0 0 16 75 12

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 VM 19 27 18 15 17 4 1 48 33 469
2014 VM-01 22 25 16 8 21 6 1 51 32 158
2014 VM-02 22 34 17 14 10 3 0 58 25 131
2014 VM-03 15 27 20 17 18 2 2 44 36 103
2014 VM-04 8 18 22 31 19 2 0 27 50 49
2014 VM-05 28 34 6 17 17 0 0 61 33 18
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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 VM 17 33 21 16 14 0 0 50 30 469
2014 VM-01 17 30 19 16 16 1 0 48 33 158
2014 VM-02 16 32 26 13 13 0 0 48 26 131
2014 VM-03 21 38 18 13 10 0 0 60 23 103
2014 VM-04 14 20 21 24 20 0 0 35 45 49
2014 VM-05 17 50 11 11 11 0 0 67 22 18
2011 VM 14 35 21 15 13 1 1 50 29 453
2011 VM-01 16 34 18 13 18 1 0 51 31 125
2011 VM-02 15 31 23 18 12 0 2 47 30 128
2011 VM-03 14 42 21 12 10 2 1 57 22 120
2011 VM-04 10 37 18 18 16 0 0 48 35 50
2011 VM-05 17 26 26 13 17 0 0 43 30 23

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 VM 12 27 18 19 14 7 3 44 36 469
2014 VM-01 15 26 20 16 13 7 3 45 32 158
2014 VM-02 13 34 14 21 12 4 2 50 35 131
2014 VM-03 10 21 21 20 12 11 4 37 38 103
2014 VM-04 10 18 15 22 16 10 8 35 47 49
2014 VM-05 6 50 11 11 11 6 6 63 25 18

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 VM 31 38 14 9 8 0 0 69 17 469
2014 VM-01 31 38 15 7 8 1 1 70 15 158
2014 VM-02 26 41 13 11 8 0 1 68 19 131
2014 VM-03 34 35 16 11 5 0 0 69 16 103
2014 VM-04 37 31 14 4 14 0 0 67 18 49
2014 VM-05 44 22 11 11 12 0 0 66 23 18
2011 VM 30 36 14 12 6 0 0 67 18 455
2011 VM-01 31 32 17 14 6 0 0 63 21 126
2011 VM-02 27 38 16 9 10 0 0 65 19 128
2011 VM-03 35 38 9 11 4 2 1 75 16 120
2011 VM-04 29 39 16 10 6 0 0 68 16 51
2011 VM-05 30 35 17 13 0 0 4 68 14 23
2008 VM 26 38 14 11 9 0 1 66 21 332
2008 VM-01 33 30 15 13 9 0 0 62 22 98
2008 VM-02 32 43 9 9 8 0 0 75 16 104
2008 VM-03 20 41 13 13 10 0 4 64 23 71
2008 VM-04 12 48 20 10 8 2 0 62 18 40
2008 VM-05 16 16 18 8 33 0 8 36 45 12

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 VM 34 41 9 6 5 3 0 78 12 469
2014 VM-01 34 38 8 8 9 2 1 74 18 158
2014 VM-02 31 49 8 5 3 3 1 83 9 131
2014 VM-03 37 39 11 6 1 7 0 81 7 103
2014 VM-04 37 35 12 6 6 4 0 75 13 49
2014 VM-05 33 56 6 0 6 0 0 89 6 18
2011 VM 36 33 16 8 4 3 0 72 12 455
2011 VM-01 38 24 18 8 7 5 0 65 16 126
2011 VM-02 33 38 13 8 5 3 0 73 13 128
2011 VM-03 43 32 13 7 2 2 2 77 9 120
2011 VM-04 25 43 18 8 4 2 0 70 12 51
2011 VM-05 35 35 22 9 0 0 0 70 9 23
2008 VM 35 31 13 5 7 5 3 73 12 332
2008 VM-01 39 26 13 7 7 6 2 70 16 98
2008 VM-02 36 40 12 1 3 4 3 82 4 104
2008 VM-03 41 27 10 5 10 3 4 73 16 71
2008 VM-04 22 28 27 10 7 5 0 53 19 40
2008 VM-05 18 25 0 0 16 25 16 72 28 12

Question 38. I receive the support I need from senior management to address unsatisfactory performance issues in my work unit. (Question asked only to supervisors)

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 VM 17 36 15 13 7 4 7 60 23 183
2014 VM-02 17 37 19 11 6 3 7 61 18 123
2014 VM-03 25 37 6 13 12 7 0 66 27 16
2014 VM-04 17 42 6 17 6 0 12 67 26 17
2014 VM-05 25 19 12 19 12 6 6 50 36 16

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 VM 27 38 15 12 6 1 1 66 18 469
2014 VM-01 29 35 16 13 5 1 1 65 18 158
2014 VM-02 23 43 15 12 6 0 1 67 18 131
2014 VM-03 29 39 10 13 7 2 1 70 20 103
2014 VM-04 34 27 16 8 10 0 4 64 20 49
2014 VM-05 33 50 6 11 0 0 0 83 11 18
2011 VM 25 37 14 14 8 1 2 63 22 456
2011 VM-01 21 33 16 11 13 2 4 58 25 126
2011 VM-02 16 43 13 19 6 1 2 60 26 129
2011 VM-03 35 31 17 12 5 1 0 67 17 120
2011 VM-04 23 49 8 11 8 0 0 73 19 51
2011 VM-05 39 30 13 13 0 4 0 73 14 23
2008 VM 26 40 13 11 7 1 2 68 19 332
2008 VM-01 33 38 9 6 10 1 3 73 17 98
2008 VM-02 21 36 20 15 4 1 3 59 20 104
2008 VM-03 34 44 10 6 7 0 0 77 13 71
2008 VM-04 10 45 16 20 10 0 0 55 29 40
2008 VM-05 33 49 0 8 0 0 10 91 9 12

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 VM 19 31 15 14 13 6 2 55 29 469
2014 VM-01 22 23 15 12 18 9 2 50 33 158
2014 VM-02 18 35 17 15 8 5 2 58 24 131
2014 VM-03 17 38 12 14 14 5 1 59 29 103
2014 VM-04 16 31 16 13 15 4 4 52 31 49
2014 VM-05 28 50 17 0 0 6 0 82 0 18
2011 VM 22 29 16 14 10 7 2 56 27 456
2011 VM-01 17 24 13 20 13 9 4 47 38 126
2011 VM-02 16 29 19 16 12 6 2 48 31 129
2011 VM-03 30 29 20 8 6 7 0 64 15 120
2011 VM-04 19 37 10 16 12 4 2 60 30 51
2011 VM-05 43 39 9 4 0 4 0 86 5 23
2008 VM 29 29 11 10 11 8 3 65 23 332
2008 VM-01 27 31 8 9 14 9 2 64 26 98
2008 VM-02 29 28 15 11 7 9 2 63 19 104
2008 VM-03 32 31 7 7 10 7 6 73 19 71
2008 VM-04 23 25 18 15 17 2 0 49 33 40
2008 VM-05 49 33 0 0 0 8 10 100 0 12

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 VM 12 39 11 22 15 0 0 52 37 469
2014 VM-01 16 37 11 24 13 0 0 53 37 158
2014 VM-02 14 48 12 18 8 1 0 62 26 131
2014 VM-03 7 42 8 22 21 0 0 49 44 103
2014 VM-04 10 22 16 23 29 0 0 32 52 49
2014 VM-05 11 34 6 28 22 0 0 45 50 18
2011 VM 16 33 13 23 15 0 0 49 38 454
2011 VM-01 25 22 14 22 18 0 0 46 40 125
2011 VM-02 15 43 12 19 12 0 0 58 30 128
2011 VM-03 13 37 13 24 13 0 0 50 38 120
2011 VM-04 6 31 17 24 20 0 2 39 44 51
2011 VM-05 9 35 13 26 17 0 0 43 43 23
2008 VM 17 40 15 17 12 0 0 56 29 332
2008 VM-01 17 45 15 12 10 0 0 62 22 98
2008 VM-02 21 50 12 15 2 0 0 71 17 104
2008 VM-03 16 29 17 17 21 0 0 45 38 71
2008 VM-04 5 36 12 25 22 0 0 41 47 40
2008 VM-05 18 0 16 49 16 0 0 18 66 12

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 VM 40 39 10 8 3 0 0 79 11 469
2014 VM-01 37 34 16 8 5 0 0 71 13 158
2014 VM-02 36 45 11 8 1 0 0 81 8 131
2014 VM-03 41 40 7 9 3 0 0 81 12 103
2014 VM-04 47 40 0 11 2 0 0 87 13 49
2014 VM-05 55 39 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 18
2011 VM 43 39 9 7 2 0 0 82 9 455
2011 VM-01 41 36 7 11 4 1 0 77 15 125
2011 VM-02 36 42 12 7 3 0 1 78 10 129
2011 VM-03 47 41 8 3 0 0 0 89 3 120
2011 VM-04 49 36 8 6 2 0 0 85 8 51
2011 VM-05 61 30 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 23
2008 VM 31 46 12 8 3 0 0 77 11 332
2008 VM-01 30 46 11 6 7 0 0 76 13 98
2008 VM-02 30 49 12 10 0 0 0 79 10 104
2008 VM-03 34 42 11 8 4 0 0 76 13 71
2008 VM-04 35 45 15 2 2 0 0 80 5 40
2008 VM-05 16 59 8 16 0 0 0 75 16 12

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 VM 44 39 6 7 4 0 0 83 11 469
2014 VM-01 41 33 9 9 7 1 0 74 17 158
2014 VM-02 42 42 6 7 3 0 0 84 10 131
2014 VM-03 45 46 3 4 2 0 0 91 6 103
2014 VM-04 57 26 2 10 4 0 0 83 15 49
2014 VM-05 44 56 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2011 VM 43 43 7 5 2 0 0 86 7 453
2011 VM-01 41 38 8 11 2 0 0 79 13 125
2011 VM-02 36 44 10 5 5 0 0 80 10 128
2011 VM-03 43 50 4 2 0 1 0 94 2 120
2011 VM-04 53 42 4 2 0 0 0 94 2 51
2011 VM-05 65 30 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 23
2008 VM 37 46 7 5 4 0 0 83 10 332
2008 VM-01 35 42 10 5 8 0 0 77 13 98
2008 VM-02 37 47 10 5 1 0 1 84 6 104
2008 VM-03 36 52 1 7 4 0 0 87 11 71
2008 VM-04 50 45 0 3 2 0 0 95 5 40
2008 VM-05 34 49 0 8 8 0 0 84 16 12

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 VM 12 30 17 21 19 1 0 43 40 467
2014 VM-01 18 27 15 19 20 1 0 45 40 158
2014 VM-02 10 44 24 12 9 1 0 54 22 130
2014 VM-03 11 31 11 27 20 1 0 42 47 102
2014 VM-04 6 12 18 31 31 2 0 18 63 49
2014 VM-05 6 33 6 34 22 0 0 39 56 18
2011 VM 13 29 17 22 18 1 0 43 40 454
2011 VM-01 19 28 14 19 19 0 0 47 38 125
2011 VM-02 12 34 19 22 12 1 0 46 35 128
2011 VM-03 11 29 19 25 16 1 0 40 41 120
2011 VM-04 4 30 17 16 31 2 0 35 48 51
2011 VM-05 17 17 4 26 35 0 0 35 61 23
2008 VM 12 28 21 20 18 1 0 41 38 332
2008 VM-01 16 34 27 10 12 1 0 51 23 98
2008 VM-02 11 37 20 20 11 1 0 48 31 104
2008 VM-03 13 20 13 31 24 0 0 33 55 71
2008 VM-04 5 16 22 20 37 0 0 21 57 40
2008 VM-05 0 8 25 25 33 10 0 9 64 12

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 VM 17 30 14 16 20 2 2 49 37 469
2014 VM-01 20 27 15 17 20 2 0 48 37 158
2014 VM-02 22 32 14 13 14 1 4 57 29 131
2014 VM-03 14 35 10 15 22 3 1 51 39 103
2014 VM-04 4 24 21 23 24 2 2 30 49 49
2014 VM-05 11 39 17 6 22 6 0 53 29 18
2011 VM 17 32 15 14 19 1 2 51 35 454
2011 VM-01 18 30 13 15 22 1 1 49 38 125
2011 VM-02 16 32 17 11 21 2 1 50 33 128
2011 VM-03 17 32 15 17 14 0 4 52 32 120
2011 VM-04 13 40 11 15 20 0 0 53 35 51
2011 VM-05 22 39 9 4 22 0 4 64 27 23
2008 VM 16 39 15 13 13 2 2 58 27 332
2008 VM-01 18 39 21 9 7 2 3 60 17 98
2008 VM-02 19 49 8 12 10 1 1 70 23 104
2008 VM-03 16 28 20 17 17 1 1 45 34 71
2008 VM-04 8 35 10 14 22 7 2 48 41 40
2008 VM-05 8 51 0 16 16 0 8 64 36 12

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 VM 16 43 13 16 11 0 0 60 27 469
2014 VM-01 14 39 17 16 12 1 1 54 29 158
2014 VM-02 16 48 14 14 8 0 0 64 21 131
2014 VM-03 17 43 10 20 10 0 1 60 30 103
2014 VM-04 12 47 6 14 20 0 0 59 34 49
2014 VM-05 33 45 0 6 17 0 0 78 22 18
2011 VM 23 41 14 13 9 0 0 64 22 455
2011 VM-01 19 36 15 16 14 0 0 55 30 125
2011 VM-02 22 36 16 15 11 0 1 58 26 129
2011 VM-03 24 49 11 10 6 1 0 73 16 120
2011 VM-04 26 47 11 12 4 0 0 73 16 51
2011 VM-05 39 39 9 9 4 0 0 78 13 23

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 VM 24 38 16 11 10 0 0 63 21 469
2014 VM-01 23 34 17 13 13 1 1 57 26 158
2014 VM-02 23 36 23 11 7 0 0 59 18 131
2014 VM-03 26 48 11 8 8 0 0 73 16 103
2014 VM-04 22 33 13 16 16 0 0 55 32 49
2014 VM-05 33 45 6 6 11 0 0 78 17 18

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 VM 25 38 16 13 8 0 0 62 21 469
2014 VM-01 27 37 16 11 8 0 0 65 20 158
2014 VM-02 24 41 14 15 6 0 0 65 21 131
2014 VM-03 26 43 15 14 2 0 0 69 16 103
2014 VM-04 18 20 23 14 25 0 0 38 39 49
2014 VM-05 28 28 17 17 11 0 0 56 28 18
2011 VM 29 38 15 13 5 0 0 67 18 452
2011 VM-01 32 30 18 14 6 1 0 62 20 125
2011 VM-02 28 33 17 14 6 0 1 62 21 127
2011 VM-03 28 48 15 7 2 0 0 75 10 120
2011 VM-04 25 44 13 16 2 0 0 69 18 51
2011 VM-05 23 41 0 23 9 5 0 67 33 22

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 VM 30 33 12 12 12 1 0 63 24 467
2014 VM-01 30 32 11 9 17 1 0 63 26 157
2014 VM-02 28 30 16 14 12 0 0 58 26 130
2014 VM-03 30 39 11 16 5 0 0 68 21 103
2014 VM-04 24 31 16 14 12 2 0 56 27 49
2014 VM-05 39 45 0 6 11 0 0 83 17 18
2011 VM 31 35 11 11 12 0 0 66 23 456
2011 VM-01 29 34 10 13 14 0 0 64 27 126
2011 VM-02 26 32 9 16 17 0 0 58 33 129
2011 VM-03 35 37 14 8 4 1 0 73 13 120
2011 VM-04 39 38 6 10 8 0 0 77 17 51
2011 VM-05 30 39 22 0 9 0 0 70 9 23

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 VM 28 25 7 18 20 1 2 54 39 469
2014 VM-01 39 28 4 15 12 1 0 68 28 158
2014 VM-02 37 25 7 15 17 0 0 62 31 131
2014 VM-03 17 17 11 28 22 0 5 35 53 103
2014 VM-04 6 25 4 16 41 4 4 33 63 49
2014 VM-05 6 28 6 34 17 0 11 37 57 18
2011 VM 32 29 6 12 19 0 2 62 32 455
2011 VM-01 48 23 4 11 13 1 0 72 24 126
2011 VM-02 40 30 5 9 17 0 0 70 26 129
2011 VM-03 17 35 8 14 21 0 4 54 37 120
2011 VM-04 16 20 6 20 30 0 8 39 55 50
2011 VM-05 13 43 9 4 26 0 4 59 32 23
2008 VM 34 24 4 16 20 0 2 59 37 331
2008 VM-01 47 28 3 8 12 0 1 76 21 97
2008 VM-02 39 31 4 11 14 0 1 71 25 104
2008 VM-03 23 18 1 24 30 0 4 43 56 71
2008 VM-04 16 12 10 28 34 0 0 28 62 40
2008 VM-05 8 8 16 34 33 0 0 16 67 12

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 VM 24 40 18 10 8 0 0 64 18 469
2014 VM-01 32 46 10 8 4 0 1 78 11 158
2014 VM-02 21 39 25 8 7 0 0 60 15 131
2014 VM-03 23 39 22 12 5 0 0 62 17 103
2014 VM-04 14 28 19 15 23 0 2 43 38 49
2014 VM-05 11 39 17 17 17 0 0 50 34 18
2011 VM 22 35 20 11 11 0 0 58 22 456
2011 VM-01 33 37 17 10 2 0 0 70 13 126
2011 VM-02 22 36 19 8 15 0 0 57 23 129
2011 VM-03 17 37 23 13 11 0 0 53 23 120
2011 VM-04 20 25 18 20 16 2 0 46 36 51
2011 VM-05 9 39 17 13 17 0 4 50 32 23
2008 VM 21 33 22 13 10 0 1 55 23 332
2008 VM-01 35 37 17 4 5 1 1 73 9 98
2008 VM-02 20 36 22 14 8 0 0 56 22 104
2008 VM-03 14 36 19 18 13 0 0 50 31 71
2008 VM-04 10 18 40 13 19 0 0 28 32 40
2008 VM-05 0 25 8 33 25 0 10 27 64 12

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 VM 34 23 9 10 9 4 10 67 23 468
2014 VM-01 23 20 11 12 12 6 16 54 31 158
2014 VM-02 25 19 12 15 11 4 15 54 32 131
2014 VM-03 53 30 2 6 4 3 2 88 10 103
2014 VM-04 47 28 8 8 6 0 2 77 15 49
2014 VM-05 50 23 11 0 6 11 0 81 6 18
2011 VM 29 28 10 10 13 3 7 63 25 454
2011 VM-01 24 22 12 7 22 3 10 53 33 124
2011 VM-02 19 23 12 15 17 4 11 48 37 129
2011 VM-03 39 31 9 10 6 2 3 73 17 120
2011 VM-04 41 39 8 4 4 4 0 83 8 51
2011 VM-05 39 39 0 9 9 0 4 82 18 23

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 VM 15 49 35 469
2014 VM-01 15 54 31 158
2014 VM-02 12 56 32 131
2014 VM-03 15 43 42 103
2014 VM-04 29 36 35 49
2014 VM-05 28 22 50 18
2011 VM 15 54 31 456
2011 VM-01 15 53 32 126
2011 VM-02 13 55 32 129
2011 VM-03 15 57 28 120
2011 VM-04 20 46 35 51
2011 VM-05 13 65 22 23

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
2014 VM 22 41 5 19 12 73
2014 VM-01 13 46 8 29 4 24
2014 VM-02 20 53 7 7 13 15
2014 VM-03 27 33 0 13 27 15
2014 VM-04 29 29 7 22 13 14
2011 VM 33 31 12 13 10 67
2011 VM-01 26 42 11 21 0 19
2011 VM-02 53 24 0 12 12 17
2011 VM-03 22 33 17 11 17 18
2011 VM-04 31 20 20 10 20 10
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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 VM 41 41 9 5 3 1 0 82 9 468
2014 VM-01 43 38 10 6 2 1 0 82 8 157
2014 VM-02 47 35 11 3 4 1 0 82 7 131
2014 VM-03 35 46 8 7 4 0 0 81 11 103
2014 VM-04 41 35 12 6 4 2 0 77 11 49
2014 VM-05 28 61 0 6 6 0 0 89 11 18
2011 VM 39 39 12 6 3 0 0 78 10 453
2011 VM-01 44 29 18 6 3 1 0 73 9 125
2011 VM-02 40 40 12 3 5 0 0 80 8 128
2011 VM-03 34 42 10 11 1 1 1 78 12 120
2011 VM-04 37 42 8 6 7 0 0 79 13 50
2011 VM-05 39 48 9 4 0 0 0 87 4 23
2008 VM 37 42 9 7 5 0 0 79 12 331
2008 VM-01 39 43 10 3 3 1 0 83 6 97
2008 VM-02 46 40 8 5 1 0 0 87 6 104
2008 VM-03 30 38 10 14 8 0 0 68 22 71
2008 VM-04 20 48 7 13 12 0 0 68 25 40
2008 VM-05 51 41 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 12

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 VM 25 40 17 12 5 0 0 65 18 469
2014 VM-01 32 39 13 10 6 0 0 71 16 158
2014 VM-02 31 47 15 5 2 0 0 78 8 131
2014 VM-03 16 37 24 20 4 0 0 53 24 103
2014 VM-04 10 39 16 24 10 0 0 49 34 49
2014 VM-05 22 44 17 12 6 0 0 66 17 18
2011 VM 28 40 17 9 4 1 0 69 13 452
2011 VM-01 37 33 17 9 3 1 0 71 12 123
2011 VM-02 30 41 17 7 4 1 1 71 11 128
2011 VM-03 23 43 19 11 2 1 1 67 13 120
2011 VM-04 21 44 10 14 11 0 0 65 26 51
2011 VM-05 22 48 22 9 0 0 0 70 9 23

Question 46. My department or agency reviews and evaluates the progress towards meeting its 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 VM 17 32 21 11 7 13 0 56 20 469
2014 VM-01 22 33 20 9 6 11 0 61 17 158
2014 VM-02 24 41 20 6 2 8 0 69 9 131
2014 VM-03 9 25 23 17 7 18 0 43 29 103
2014 VM-04 10 27 14 16 17 16 0 44 39 49
2014 VM-05 17 17 28 0 17 22 0 43 21 18
2011 VM 19 31 21 12 5 11 0 57 19 452
2011 VM-01 27 31 20 6 5 11 0 65 13 124
2011 VM-02 20 34 19 12 5 7 1 59 19 128
2011 VM-03 15 25 26 18 3 12 1 46 24 119
2011 VM-04 11 28 21 12 8 20 0 49 24 51
2011 VM-05 13 52 17 9 4 4 0 68 14 23

Organizational Performance

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 11 33 33 15 5 0 2 21 45 469
2014 VM-01 9 27 28 23 7 1 4 32 38 158
2014 VM-02 7 31 41 13 8 0 1 21 38 131
2014 VM-03 17 38 31 11 3 0 0 14 55 103
2014 VM-04 19 37 30 11 0 0 2 12 57 49
2014 VM-05 11 50 39 0 0 0 0 0 61 18
2011 VM 9 30 40 12 6 1 2 19 41 454
2011 VM-01 5 24 44 14 9 2 2 24 30 125
2011 VM-02 11 33 33 12 8 1 2 21 45 128
2011 VM-03 9 33 40 11 5 1 2 16 43 120
2011 VM-04 11 34 43 11 0 0 0 11 45 51
2011 VM-05 22 26 39 13 0 0 0 13 48 23
2008 VM 10 34 35 13 5 2 3 18 46 332
2008 VM-01 3 26 38 18 8 3 4 29 31 98
2008 VM-02 7 35 39 13 2 1 4 15 43 104
2008 VM-03 14 36 30 13 6 0 1 19 51 71
2008 VM-04 20 45 33 0 0 2 0 0 66 40
2008 VM-05 25 49 16 0 10 0 0 10 74 12

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
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 17 30 27 14 8 2 1 23 50 467
2014 VM-01 12 25 26 17 11 6 3 31 41 157
2014 VM-02 13 28 30 20 8 1 1 28 41 131
2014 VM-03 24 38 27 5 6 0 0 11 62 103
2014 VM-04 30 36 17 14 2 0 2 16 67 48
2014 VM-05 33 45 17 6 0 0 0 6 78 18
2011 VM 9 26 29 21 10 3 2 33 37 453
2011 VM-01 4 26 26 18 16 6 3 38 33 125
2011 VM-02 10 24 30 20 12 2 2 33 36 128
2011 VM-03 13 23 32 24 5 2 2 30 37 119
2011 VM-04 10 30 29 23 6 2 0 30 40 51
2011 VM-05 13 39 22 26 0 0 0 26 52 23
2008 VM 18 25 27 18 8 1 2 27 45 332
2008 VM-01 12 11 28 27 15 4 3 45 25 98
2008 VM-02 9 27 33 25 5 0 2 30 36 104
2008 VM-03 24 28 29 8 7 0 3 16 54 71
2008 VM-04 40 42 8 7 0 0 2 8 84 40
2008 VM-05 41 41 18 0 0 0 0 0 82 12

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 22 25 30 11 7 3 2 18 50 465
2014 VM-01 10 23 33 13 8 7 5 24 38 154
2014 VM-02 10 28 37 12 8 2 2 21 40 131
2014 VM-03 36 27 25 8 4 0 0 12 63 103
2014 VM-04 44 25 18 4 8 0 2 12 70 49
2014 VM-05 61 17 17 6 0 0 0 6 78 18
2011 VM 19 31 24 12 8 4 2 21 53 453
2011 VM-01 9 27 22 15 14 7 5 34 41 125
2011 VM-02 12 35 26 10 9 5 3 21 51 128
2011 VM-03 26 30 26 12 4 2 1 16 57 119
2011 VM-04 33 30 23 8 6 0 0 14 63 51
2011 VM-05 48 26 13 13 0 0 0 13 74 23
2008 VM 17 24 37 13 5 1 3 19 42 330
2008 VM-01 7 16 42 16 12 0 5 30 25 97
2008 VM-02 8 17 49 18 2 3 3 22 27 103
2008 VM-03 20 35 28 10 4 1 1 15 56 71
2008 VM-04 44 33 20 3 0 0 0 3 77 40
2008 VM-05 41 51 8 0 0 0 0 0 92 12

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 10 18 36 22 11 1 2 35 28 468
2014 VM-01 3 15 34 24 17 4 4 44 19 157
2014 VM-02 6 17 38 27 11 1 1 38 23 131
2014 VM-03 14 20 39 17 10 0 0 27 34 103
2014 VM-04 21 25 33 17 4 0 0 21 46 49
2014 VM-05 39 22 33 0 6 0 0 6 61 18
2011 VM 9 23 34 20 10 1 3 31 33 453
2011 VM-01 5 16 27 26 18 2 6 48 23 125
2011 VM-02 6 22 38 18 11 2 4 30 29 129
2011 VM-03 8 28 39 19 3 2 1 23 37 118
2011 VM-04 20 21 37 14 8 0 0 22 41 51
2011 VM-05 26 39 17 17 0 0 0 17 65 23
2008 VM 10 22 32 23 8 1 3 32 34 332
2008 VM-01 5 10 31 30 16 2 6 50 17 98
2008 VM-02 3 25 42 22 5 1 2 28 29 104
2008 VM-03 11 28 29 25 4 0 1 30 40 71
2008 VM-04 29 33 25 11 0 0 2 11 63 40
2008 VM-05 41 25 16 8 0 0 10 9 73 12

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
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 28 26 26 11 6 0 1 18 55 467
2014 VM-01 19 19 30 21 8 1 3 30 39 156
2014 VM-02 23 37 23 8 9 1 0 17 60 131
2014 VM-03 33 28 28 6 5 0 1 11 61 103
2014 VM-04 52 20 18 6 2 0 2 8 73 49
2014 VM-05 61 17 17 6 0 0 0 6 78 18
2011 VM 28 29 24 11 6 0 2 17 58 453
2011 VM-01 19 22 28 14 14 1 3 28 42 125
2011 VM-02 30 28 23 14 4 0 1 18 58 128
2011 VM-03 29 36 25 7 2 1 1 8 66 119
2011 VM-04 33 38 16 10 2 0 2 12 72 51
2011 VM-05 48 22 22 9 0 0 0 9 70 23
2008 VM 27 28 27 10 4 2 3 14 58 330
2008 VM-01 13 24 27 18 8 4 6 29 41 97
2008 VM-02 31 28 29 8 1 1 2 9 61 103
2008 VM-03 28 28 29 7 3 1 3 11 59 71
2008 VM-04 45 33 17 2 0 2 0 3 80 40
2008 VM-05 41 33 26 0 0 0 0 0 74 12

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 14 19 30 18 14 1 3 34 35 466
2014 VM-01 9 15 31 17 19 4 5 39 26 156
2014 VM-02 16 23 25 21 14 1 1 35 40 131
2014 VM-03 13 18 39 16 12 0 2 29 32 103
2014 VM-04 18 21 27 20 8 0 6 30 42 49
2014 VM-05 11 33 34 17 6 0 0 22 44 18
2011 VM 13 23 27 21 10 3 3 33 38 451
2011 VM-01 10 22 22 24 13 7 2 41 35 123
2011 VM-02 12 25 26 20 11 2 3 33 40 128
2011 VM-03 14 24 32 18 7 2 3 27 40 119
2011 VM-04 18 17 25 30 6 0 4 37 36 51
2011 VM-05 17 22 35 17 4 0 4 23 41 23
2008 VM 13 24 25 23 8 2 5 33 40 332
2008 VM-01 7 17 24 30 13 4 4 47 27 98
2008 VM-02 16 23 23 25 8 1 5 35 41 104
2008 VM-03 11 29 26 18 8 1 6 28 44 71
2008 VM-04 27 27 28 15 0 0 2 16 56 40
2008 VM-05 16 41 33 0 0 0 10 0 64 12

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
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 19 23 31 13 8 2 3 23 44 468
2014 VM-01 8 20 36 18 10 4 5 30 31 157
2014 VM-02 14 22 33 15 11 2 2 27 38 131
2014 VM-03 31 27 23 10 9 0 1 19 58 103
2014 VM-04 34 19 32 8 2 0 6 10 56 49
2014 VM-05 34 44 17 0 6 0 0 6 78 18

Respectful Workplace

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

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 VM 63 32 2 2 0 0 0 95 3 469
2014 VM-01 63 32 3 1 1 0 0 95 3 158
2014 VM-02 60 38 0 2 0 0 0 98 2 131
2014 VM-03 69 23 5 3 0 0 0 92 3 103
2014 VM-04 60 36 2 2 0 0 0 96 2 49
2014 VM-05 72 23 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 18
2011 VM 58 35 3 3 0 0 0 93 3 454
2011 VM-01 53 35 6 5 1 0 0 88 6 126
2011 VM-02 55 39 3 2 1 0 0 94 3 127
2011 VM-03 63 32 2 3 0 0 1 96 3 120
2011 VM-04 54 40 4 2 0 0 0 94 2 51
2011 VM-05 83 17 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 23

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

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 VM 47 34 7 6 7 0 0 81 13 469
2014 VM-01 45 32 6 6 10 0 0 77 16 158
2014 VM-02 54 30 9 4 2 0 0 85 6 131
2014 VM-03 45 37 2 11 6 0 0 82 16 103
2014 VM-04 37 43 6 0 14 0 0 80 14 49
2014 VM-05 61 28 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 18

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

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 VM 38 43 9 6 3 0 0 81 10 468
2014 VM-01 41 39 11 4 5 0 0 80 10 157
2014 VM-02 36 52 5 6 2 0 0 88 8 131
2014 VM-03 39 39 11 9 2 0 0 79 11 103
2014 VM-04 35 43 8 8 6 0 0 78 14 49
2014 VM-05 50 45 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 18

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

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 VM 44 35 11 2 4 3 1 83 6 469
2014 VM-01 42 32 11 4 8 1 1 75 13 158
2014 VM-02 52 34 9 1 2 1 2 87 3 131
2014 VM-03 39 41 12 2 1 4 1 85 3 103
2014 VM-04 36 40 12 2 0 10 0 84 2 49
2014 VM-05 50 34 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 18

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

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 VM 37 43 9 6 3 2 0 81 9 469
2014 VM-01 39 37 10 7 5 1 0 78 12 158
2014 VM-02 40 43 11 4 2 1 0 84 5 131
2014 VM-03 35 47 7 7 1 3 0 85 8 103
2014 VM-04 37 39 10 4 6 4 0 79 10 49
2014 VM-05 39 45 0 11 0 6 0 88 12 18
2011 VM 31 38 16 8 5 2 0 71 13 456
2011 VM-01 34 27 17 13 6 3 0 63 20 126
2011 VM-02 29 45 13 6 5 1 1 75 12 129
2011 VM-03 29 42 18 7 3 2 0 72 10 120
2011 VM-04 25 43 21 4 4 2 0 70 9 51
2011 VM-05 39 35 22 0 0 4 0 77 0 23

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

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 VM 41 33 12 8 6 1 0 74 13 469
2014 VM-01 43 34 10 4 9 0 0 77 13 158
2014 VM-02 47 32 12 7 2 0 0 79 9 131
2014 VM-03 39 32 11 12 5 1 0 72 17 103
2014 VM-04 30 29 12 16 8 4 0 61 26 49
2014 VM-05 50 28 11 6 6 0 0 78 11 18
2011 VM 32 37 17 8 6 0 0 69 15 455
2011 VM-01 34 31 15 11 8 0 0 66 19 125
2011 VM-02 34 37 17 5 7 0 1 71 12 129
2011 VM-03 28 44 16 7 6 0 0 72 12 120
2011 VM-04 29 31 26 12 2 0 0 60 14 51
2011 VM-05 30 43 9 9 9 0 0 74 17 23
2008 VM 29 35 15 10 10 1 0 64 21 332
2008 VM-01 41 29 14 8 7 1 0 70 15 98
2008 VM-02 34 39 17 4 5 1 0 74 9 104
2008 VM-03 24 39 13 11 13 0 0 63 24 71
2008 VM-04 5 30 13 25 27 0 0 36 52 40
2008 VM-05 18 25 16 33 8 0 0 42 41 12

Ethical Workplace

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

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 VM 29 35 12 11 9 2 3 67 21 469
2014 VM-01 31 34 9 11 12 1 2 67 24 158
2014 VM-02 28 45 12 7 6 0 2 74 13 131
2014 VM-03 33 25 18 15 6 3 0 60 21 103
2014 VM-04 17 28 13 16 12 2 12 53 32 49
2014 VM-05 39 39 0 11 0 6 6 88 12 18

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

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 VM 44 42 8 4 1 1 0 86 5 469
2014 VM-01 44 42 9 4 1 0 0 86 5 158
2014 VM-02 44 40 8 5 2 1 0 85 7 131
2014 VM-03 41 44 10 2 0 4 0 88 2 103
2014 VM-04 35 51 6 2 6 0 0 85 8 49
2014 VM-05 61 34 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 18
2011 VM 42 38 9 6 2 1 0 82 9 452
2011 VM-01 44 39 8 10 0 0 0 82 10 124
2011 VM-02 46 35 10 5 2 1 0 82 8 128
2011 VM-03 37 39 11 5 4 2 1 79 10 119
2011 VM-04 42 36 6 8 4 4 0 81 12 51
2011 VM-05 39 52 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 23

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
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 40 40 10 5 3 1 0 82 8 469
2014 VM-01 44 34 13 6 2 1 0 79 8 158
2014 VM-02 38 50 6 3 2 1 0 89 5 131
2014 VM-03 44 35 12 6 3 0 0 79 9 103
2014 VM-04 27 45 14 3 8 2 0 73 12 49
2014 VM-05 39 45 0 6 6 6 0 88 12 18
2011 VM 37 33 14 8 6 2 0 72 15 452
2011 VM-01 34 36 15 8 2 5 0 74 11 123
2011 VM-02 37 34 14 8 5 2 0 72 13 128
2011 VM-03 40 32 10 9 6 3 1 74 16 120
2011 VM-04 37 25 18 10 10 0 0 62 20 51
2011 VM-05 35 26 13 9 17 0 0 61 26 23
2008 VM 25 35 13 14 10 3 1 62 25 331
2008 VM-01 24 33 13 15 8 4 2 61 25 98
2008 VM-02 32 48 9 7 4 1 0 80 11 103
2008 VM-03 28 24 16 14 11 6 1 56 27 71
2008 VM-04 2 30 13 22 27 5 0 35 52 40
2008 VM-05 16 25 26 16 8 0 8 45 27 12

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

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 VM 25 44 13 12 4 1 1 70 16 469
2014 VM-01 19 41 17 14 6 1 1 62 21 158
2014 VM-02 37 48 8 5 0 1 1 87 5 131
2014 VM-03 21 42 16 17 3 0 1 64 20 103
2014 VM-04 20 41 10 12 12 4 0 64 26 49
2014 VM-05 33 50 6 6 6 0 0 83 11 18
2011 VM 20 43 16 13 6 2 1 65 19 456
2011 VM-01 18 39 17 18 6 2 0 58 25 126
2011 VM-02 28 53 9 5 5 0 2 82 9 129
2011 VM-03 17 36 24 12 6 4 2 56 19 120
2011 VM-04 14 39 11 22 8 4 2 56 31 51
2011 VM-05 17 52 9 13 9 0 0 70 22 23

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
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 21 24 17 18 14 5 0 48 34 469
2014 VM-01 20 26 14 19 17 4 1 48 38 158
2014 VM-02 29 27 17 15 8 4 1 59 24 131
2014 VM-03 15 23 20 23 12 7 0 41 37 103
2014 VM-04 10 17 21 18 26 8 0 29 48 49
2014 VM-05 50 6 17 6 12 11 0 62 19 18
2011 VM 21 31 15 12 14 6 1 56 28 456
2011 VM-01 19 31 17 9 21 4 0 52 31 126
2011 VM-02 21 40 12 13 10 3 2 64 24 129
2011 VM-03 24 27 13 15 8 10 2 59 27 120
2011 VM-04 13 26 19 14 18 8 2 43 35 51
2011 VM-05 22 30 22 0 13 13 0 60 15 23

Physical Environment and Equipment

Question 1. I have the materials and equipment 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 VM 22 51 7 15 6 0 0 72 21 469
2014 VM-01 25 46 11 11 6 0 0 72 17 158
2014 VM-02 25 51 2 18 4 0 0 76 22 131
2014 VM-03 18 59 6 14 4 0 0 77 18 103
2014 VM-04 18 42 4 17 19 0 0 60 35 49
2014 VM-05 6 67 6 17 6 0 0 72 22 18
2011 VM 22 48 6 18 6 0 0 70 24 455
2011 VM-01 31 42 9 14 5 0 0 73 18 125
2011 VM-02 22 48 5 17 9 0 0 70 26 129
2011 VM-03 19 57 1 19 4 0 0 76 23 120
2011 VM-04 15 44 10 21 10 0 0 59 31 51
2011 VM-05 4 52 9 30 4 0 0 57 35 23
2008 VM 22 51 6 13 8 0 0 73 21 332
2008 VM-01 27 48 6 16 3 0 0 74 19 98
2008 VM-02 27 53 8 6 7 0 0 80 12 104
2008 VM-03 17 53 4 15 10 0 0 70 25 71
2008 VM-04 15 47 3 15 20 0 0 62 35 40
2008 VM-05 10 49 8 16 16 0 0 59 33 12

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

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 VM 38 34 6 13 9 0 0 72 22 469
2014 VM-01 35 32 7 14 12 0 0 67 26 158
2014 VM-02 43 31 10 9 7 0 0 74 16 131
2014 VM-03 47 31 3 12 6 0 1 79 18 103
2014 VM-04 27 40 2 23 8 0 0 67 31 49
2014 VM-05 33 39 0 22 6 0 0 72 28 18
2011 VM 32 42 7 12 7 0 0 74 19 453
2011 VM-01 29 44 8 12 8 0 0 72 20 126
2011 VM-02 26 44 9 13 7 0 1 71 21 127
2011 VM-03 41 40 7 8 4 0 0 81 12 120
2011 VM-04 33 40 4 18 4 2 0 74 22 51
2011 VM-05 23 45 5 9 18 0 0 68 27 22

Question 8. I have the information, training and equipment I need to ensure my health and safety at 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 VM 38 40 8 10 3 0 0 78 14 468
2014 VM-01 34 37 8 17 4 1 0 71 21 158
2014 VM-02 40 47 5 6 3 0 0 86 9 131
2014 VM-03 45 39 8 4 3 0 1 85 7 103
2014 VM-04 25 41 15 13 6 0 0 66 19 48
2014 VM-05 50 34 6 11 0 0 0 83 11 18

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
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 63 27 3 4 2 0 0 90 6 468
2014 VM-01 65 27 2 4 2 0 0 92 6 158
2014 VM-02 70 25 4 1 1 0 0 95 2 131
2014 VM-03 65 26 1 6 2 0 1 91 8 102
2014 VM-04 45 29 8 10 6 0 2 75 17 49
2014 VM-05 44 33 17 0 6 0 0 77 6 18
2011 VM 67 25 2 3 2 0 0 92 6 455
2011 VM-01 72 21 1 4 2 0 0 93 6 125
2011 VM-02 66 29 2 2 2 1 0 95 3 129
2011 VM-03 63 30 2 3 1 0 1 94 4 120
2011 VM-04 66 20 4 6 4 0 0 86 10 51
2011 VM-05 65 13 4 9 9 0 0 78 17 23
2008 VM 69 22 4 3 2 0 0 91 5 332
2008 VM-01 76 22 0 2 0 0 0 98 2 98
2008 VM-02 80 16 3 0 1 0 0 96 1 104
2008 VM-03 69 22 6 1 1 0 0 92 3 71
2008 VM-04 34 31 12 15 8 0 0 65 22 40
2008 VM-05 42 33 16 8 0 0 0 75 8 12

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
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 63 20 4 4 7 0 1 84 12 469
2014 VM-01 66 24 4 3 2 0 1 91 4 158
2014 VM-02 74 18 2 3 2 0 1 92 5 131
2014 VM-03 56 15 6 6 16 0 2 72 22 103
2014 VM-04 41 23 8 10 19 0 0 63 29 49
2014 VM-05 55 17 6 6 17 0 0 72 23 18
2011 VM 73 12 2 6 5 0 1 86 12 455
2011 VM-01 82 13 2 2 2 0 0 95 3 125
2011 VM-02 76 15 2 2 3 1 1 92 6 129
2011 VM-03 63 10 3 12 9 0 3 75 21 120
2011 VM-04 64 11 2 11 12 0 0 76 22 51
2011 VM-05 70 13 0 17 0 0 0 83 17 23
2008 VM 67 13 4 9 7 0 0 80 16 332
2008 VM-01 76 12 6 3 3 0 0 88 6 98
2008 VM-02 81 13 1 3 3 0 0 93 6 104
2008 VM-03 59 14 1 18 7 0 0 73 25 71
2008 VM-04 27 13 7 28 25 0 0 40 53 40
2008 VM-05 51 33 0 8 8 0 0 84 16 12

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

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 VM 74 12 3 3 6 0 3 88 9 469
2014 VM-01 82 11 1 0 3 0 4 97 3 158
2014 VM-02 79 11 4 1 2 0 4 93 2 131
2014 VM-03 67 11 2 7 12 0 2 79 19 103
2014 VM-04 53 12 6 10 19 0 0 66 29 49
2014 VM-05 55 22 6 6 12 0 0 77 17 18
2011 VM 71 13 4 4 4 0 3 88 8 454
2011 VM-01 75 16 2 1 2 1 3 95 2 126
2011 VM-02 75 13 5 2 0 1 5 93 2 127
2011 VM-03 66 12 5 7 7 0 4 81 14 120
2011 VM-04 60 12 4 12 12 0 0 72 24 51
2011 VM-05 74 17 0 4 4 0 0 91 9 23
2008 VM 67 14 3 5 7 0 5 85 12 330
2008 VM-01 80 9 2 0 4 0 5 94 4 98
2008 VM-02 79 10 1 3 1 1 6 95 4 104
2008 VM-03 57 19 4 8 9 0 3 78 18 69
2008 VM-04 33 20 8 13 25 0 2 53 38 40
2008 VM-05 41 25 8 8 8 0 10 73 18 12

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
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 80 11 2 1 3 0 3 93 4 469
2014 VM-01 81 13 2 1 2 0 2 95 3 158
2014 VM-02 82 11 1 1 2 0 4 97 2 131
2014 VM-03 78 8 4 1 5 0 4 90 6 103
2014 VM-04 70 14 6 0 8 0 2 86 8 49
2014 VM-05 77 6 0 6 12 0 0 83 17 18
2011 VM 80 12 1 1 2 0 3 95 3 455
2011 VM-01 82 13 2 0 2 1 2 97 2 126
2011 VM-02 83 10 1 0 1 1 5 98 1 128
2011 VM-03 81 10 1 1 3 0 4 95 4 120
2011 VM-04 64 20 2 8 7 0 0 84 14 51
2011 VM-05 87 9 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 23
2008 VM 80 8 3 3 4 0 3 90 7 331
2008 VM-01 82 8 2 3 1 0 3 94 4 97
2008 VM-02 86 4 2 1 3 0 4 94 4 104
2008 VM-03 83 4 4 3 3 0 3 90 5 71
2008 VM-04 57 15 5 10 13 0 0 72 23 40
2008 VM-05 67 16 8 0 8 0 0 84 8 12

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
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 60 17 5 7 5 1 5 82 12 469
2014 VM-01 65 20 5 1 1 2 6 92 3 158
2014 VM-02 68 16 2 5 2 2 6 91 7 131
2014 VM-03 49 14 9 13 10 1 5 67 24 103
2014 VM-04 49 10 12 18 10 0 0 59 29 49
2014 VM-05 50 22 0 6 23 0 0 72 28 18

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

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 VM 68 17 4 3 3 2 2 88 7 468
2014 VM-01 77 15 4 1 1 0 2 94 3 158
2014 VM-02 74 15 2 2 1 4 2 94 3 130
2014 VM-03 58 19 7 6 6 1 4 80 12 103
2014 VM-04 43 26 11 8 8 4 0 72 17 49
2014 VM-05 50 28 0 6 17 0 0 77 23 18
2011 VM 65 22 5 2 2 1 2 90 4 453
2011 VM-01 74 15 5 3 0 1 2 92 3 125
2011 VM-02 73 20 3 1 1 2 1 95 2 128
2011 VM-03 57 26 5 3 3 2 4 88 6 119
2011 VM-04 53 30 6 4 4 0 4 86 8 51
2011 VM-05 57 17 13 0 4 4 4 81 5 23
2008 VM 65 19 7 4 3 0 2 85 7 332
2008 VM-01 71 20 6 1 1 0 0 92 2 98
2008 VM-02 81 15 2 1 1 0 1 96 2 104
2008 VM-03 61 18 7 7 6 0 1 80 13 71
2008 VM-04 30 22 18 15 8 0 7 56 25 40
2008 VM-05 26 33 16 8 0 8 8 70 10 12

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 63. Having carefully read the definition of harassment, have you been the victim of harassment on the job in the past two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 18 82 467
2014 VM-01 19 81 157
2014 VM-02 18 82 130
2014 VM-03 17 83 103
2014 VM-04 18 82 49

Question 64a. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Co-workers
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 32 82
2014 VM-01 37 30
2014 VM-03 41 17

Question 64b. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals with authority over me
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 59 82
2014 VM-01 63 30
2014 VM-02 52 23
2014 VM-03 52 17

Question 64c. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals working for me
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 16 82
2014 VM-02 48 23
2014 VM-03 0 17

Question 64d. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM-02 0 23
2014 VM-03 0 17

Question 64e. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals from other departments or agencies
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM-01 0 30
2014 VM-02 0 23

Question 64f. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 17 82
2014 VM-01 20 30

Question 64g. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM-03 0 17

Question 65a. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Aggressive behaviour
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 32 82
2014 VM-01 37 30
2014 VM-02 43 23
2014 VM-03 30 17

Question 65b. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Excessive control
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 35 82
2014 VM-01 50 30
2014 VM-02 26 23
2014 VM-03 29 17

Question 65c. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Being excluded or being ignored
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 44 82
2014 VM-01 47 30
2014 VM-02 39 23
2014 VM-03 41 17

Question 65d. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Humiliation
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 37 82
2014 VM-01 57 30
2014 VM-02 30 23

Question 65e. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Interference with work or withholding resources
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 33 82
2014 VM-01 33 30
2014 VM-02 30 23

Question 65f. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Offensive remark
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 44 82
2014 VM-01 53 30
2014 VM-02 43 23
2014 VM-03 42 17

Question 65g. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced.  Personal attack
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 36 82
2014 VM-01 30 30
2014 VM-02 48 23
2014 VM-03 30 17

Question 65h. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Physical violence
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM-02 0 23
2014 VM-03 0 17

Question 65i. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Sexual comment or gesture
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 6 82
2014 VM-03 0 17

Question 65j. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Threat
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 12 82
2014 VM-01 20 30

Question 65k. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Unfair treatment
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 48 82
2014 VM-01 57 30
2014 VM-02 39 23
2014 VM-03 42 17

Question 65l. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Yelling or shouting
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 24 82
2014 VM-01 33 30
2014 VM-02 35 23

Question 65m. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 11 82

Question 66a. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I discussed the matter with my supervisor or a senior manager.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 51 82
2014 VM-01 57 30
2014 VM-02 48 23
2014 VM-03 36 17

Question 66b. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I discussed the matter with the person(s) from whom I experienced the harassment.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 25 82
2014 VM-02 48 23

Question 66c. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I contacted a human resources advisor in my department or agency.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 8 82

Question 66d. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I contacted my union representative.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 37 82
2014 VM-01 40 30
2014 VM-02 39 23
2014 VM-03 29 17

Question 66e. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I used an informal conflict resolution process.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 19 82
2014 VM-01 20 30
2014 VM-02 35 23
2014 VM-03 0 17

Question 66f. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I filed a grievance or formal complaint.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 12 82
2014 VM-01 17 30
2014 VM-03 0 17

Question 66g. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I resolved the matter informally on my own.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 11 82
2014 VM-03 0 17

Question 66h. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 12 82

Question 66i. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I took no action
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 18 82
2014 VM-01 17 30
2014 VM-03 41 17

Question 67a. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The issue was resolved.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 11 72

Question 67b. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not think the incident was serious enough.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 17 72

Question 67c. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The behaviour stopped.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 7 72

Question 67e. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Management intervened.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 7 72
2014 VM-03 0 17

Question 67f. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The individual left or changed jobs.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 13 72

Question 67g. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I changed jobs.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM-01 0 25
2014 VM-03 0 17

Question 67h. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not know what to do, where to go or whom to ask.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM-03 0 17

Question 67i. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was too distraught.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 13 72
2014 VM-01 24 25

Question 67j. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I had concerns about the formal complaint process (e.g., confidentiality, how long it would take).
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 16 72
2014 VM-01 24 25

Question 67k. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was advised against filing a complaint.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 7 72

Question 67l. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was afraid of reprisal ((e.g., having limited career advancement, being labelled a troublemaker).
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 39 72
2014 VM-01 44 25
2014 VM-03 47 17

Question 67m. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Someone threatened me.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM-02 0 19
2014 VM-03 0 17

Question 67n. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not believe it would make a difference.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 47 72
2014 VM-01 52 25
2014 VM-02 53 19
2014 VM-03 41 17

Question 67o. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 22 72
2014 VM-01 24 25
2014 VM-02 26 19

Question 68. I am satisfied with how matters related to harassment are resolved 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 VM 18 23 17 9 9 16 6 54 24 469
2014 VM-01 24 20 14 8 13 13 8 56 27 158
2014 VM-02 24 31 14 8 8 12 4 65 19 131
2014 VM-03 9 22 23 13 7 20 7 43 27 103
2014 VM-04 6 20 27 4 6 30 6 42 16 49
2014 VM-05 22 11 23 11 6 17 11 46 23 18

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

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 VM 29 33 17 8 6 6 1 67 15 469
2014 VM-01 34 28 13 7 10 7 1 67 19 158
2014 VM-02 38 35 14 5 5 1 1 74 11 131
2014 VM-03 17 39 24 9 3 8 0 61 13 103
2014 VM-04 18 41 17 6 8 10 0 66 15 49
2014 VM-05 44 22 12 11 0 11 0 75 12 18
2011 VM 29 41 15 6 5 4 0 73 11 455
2011 VM-01 33 41 16 4 5 2 0 75 9 126
2011 VM-02 33 44 11 5 5 2 0 78 11 128
2011 VM-03 23 39 19 8 4 8 0 67 13 120
2011 VM-04 21 45 11 10 6 6 0 71 17 51
2011 VM-05 39 43 13 0 0 4 0 86 0 23

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 74. Having carefully read the definition of discrimination, have you been the victim of discrimination on the job in the past two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 8 92 469
2014 VM-01 11 89 158
2014 VM-03 9 91 103

Question 75a. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Co-workers
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 25 36

Question 75b. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals with authority over me
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 75 36
2014 VM-01 78 18

Question 75c. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals working for me
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 0 36
2014 VM-01 0 18

Question 75d. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility
(e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees) (Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 0 36
2014 VM-01 0 18

Question 75f. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 14 36

Question 75g. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM-01 0 18

Question 76a. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Race
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 25 36
2014 VM-01 39 18

Question 76b. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. National or ethnic origin
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 33 36
2014 VM-01 50 18

Question 76c. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Colour
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 19 36
2014 VM-01 33 18

Question 76d. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Religion
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 14 36

Question 76e. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Age
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 19 36

Question 76f. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Sex
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 19 36

Question 76g. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Sexual orientation
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 0 36
2014 VM-01 0 18

Question 76k. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Pardoned conviction or suspended record
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 0 36
2014 VM-01 0 18

Question 76l. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 30 36

Question 77a. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I discussed the matter with my supervisor or a senior manager.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 39 36
2014 VM-01 39 18

Question 77b. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I discussed the matter with the person(s) from whom I experienced the discrimination.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 22 36
2014 VM-01 28 18

Question 77c. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I contacted a human resources advisor in my department or agency.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 0 36
2014 VM-01 0 18

Question 77d. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I contacted my union representative.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 33 36
2014 VM-01 33 18

Question 77i. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I took no action
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 42 36
2014 VM-01 44 18

Question 78a. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The issue was resolved.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 0 34
2014 VM-01 0 17

Question 78b. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not think the incident was serious enough.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM-01 0 17

Question 78c. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The behaviour stopped.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM-01 0 17

Question 78d. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The individual apologized.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 0 34
2014 VM-01 0 17

Question 78e. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Management intervened.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 0 34
2014 VM-01 0 17

Question 78j. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I had concerns about the formal complaint process (e.g., confidentiality, how long it would take).
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 20 34
2014 VM-01 29 17

Question 78l. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was afraid of reprisal ((e.g., having limited career advancement, being labelled a troublemaker).
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 50 34
2014 VM-01 41 17

Question 78m. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Someone threatened me.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 0 34
2014 VM-01 0 17

Question 78n. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not believe it would make a difference.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 68 34
2014 VM-01 59 17

Question 79. I am satisfied with how matters related to discrimination are resolved 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 VM 20 22 17 5 4 25 7 61 14 469
2014 VM-01 24 16 18 7 8 21 6 55 21 158
2014 VM-02 27 28 11 5 1 20 8 77 9 131
2014 VM-03 11 22 21 5 3 33 5 54 13 103
2014 VM-04 8 19 21 2 4 36 10 50 12 49
2014 VM-05 17 17 17 6 0 33 11 59 10 18

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

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 VM 33 34 16 5 3 9 1 73 9 469
2014 VM-01 35 31 13 5 7 9 0 73 13 158
2014 VM-02 41 40 10 4 2 3 1 84 6 131
2014 VM-03 24 30 23 8 2 13 0 62 11 103
2014 VM-04 16 39 21 4 2 18 0 67 8 49
2014 VM-05 39 39 6 0 0 11 6 93 0 18
2011 VM 34 44 13 3 2 5 0 81 5 456
2011 VM-01 30 44 17 2 3 3 0 77 6 126
2011 VM-02 40 43 10 3 1 3 0 86 4 129
2011 VM-03 32 46 12 3 1 5 0 83 4 120
2011 VM-04 33 41 6 2 6 12 0 85 9 51
2011 VM-05 35 30 22 0 4 9 0 71 5 23

Duty to Accommodate

The duty to accommodate refers to the employer’s obligation to eliminate disadvantages to employees, prospective employees or clients that result from a rule, practice or physical barrier that has or that may have an adverse impact on individuals or groups protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act or identified as a designated group under the Employment Equity Act. It applies to all grounds of discrimination covered by the Canadian Human Rights Act: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, and pardoned conviction or suspended record. Employers must provide accommodation up to the point of undue hardship, taking into account essential job requirements.

Question 81. Having carefully read the definition above, have you requested measures to accommodate your needs in the workplace in the last two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 16 84 468
2014 VM-01 19 81 157
2014 VM-02 11 89 131
2014 VM-03 13 87 103
2014 VM-04 23 77 49

Question 82. Were any measures taken to accommodate your needs?
(Question asked only to employees who requested measures to accommodate their needs (Q81))

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2014 VM 69 31 72
2014 VM-01 67 33 30
2014 VM-02 71 29 14
2014 VM-03 70 30 13
2014 VM-04 72 28 11

Question 83. I am satisfied with the measures that were taken to accommodate my needs.
(Question asked only to employees who requested measures to accommodate their needs (Q81) and indicated that measures were taken (Q82))

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 VM 46 32 14 6 2 0 0 78 8 49
2014 VM-01 30 35 20 10 5 0 0 65 15 20
2014 VM-02 59 41 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10

Labour Management Relations and Collective Agreements

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

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 VM 39 48 6 5 0 1 0 89 5 468
2014 VM-01 42 41 8 9 0 0 0 83 9 158
2014 VM-02 36 58 3 1 1 1 0 95 2 130
2014 VM-03 36 46 9 5 1 3 1 85 6 103
2014 VM-04 41 54 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 49
2014 VM-05 44 50 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 18
2011 VM 34 52 6 5 2 1 0 87