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 AB

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 AB 39 42 7 9 3 0 0 81 12 69
2014 AB-04 38 31 15 15 0 0 0 69 15 13
2014 AB-05 50 25 8 8 8 0 0 75 17 12
2011 AB 50 42 3 6 0 0 0 92 6 36

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 AB 67 30 1 0 1 0 0 97 1 69
2014 AB-04 62 38 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2014 AB-05 75 17 0 0 8 0 0 92 8 12
2011 AB 69 31 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 36

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 AB 64 30 4 1 0 0 0 94 1 69
2014 AB-04 62 31 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2014 AB-05 67 25 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12
2011 AB 86 14 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 36

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 AB 46 38 7 6 3 0 0 84 9 69
2014 AB-04 62 31 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2014 AB-05 50 33 0 8 8 0 0 83 17 12
2011 AB 61 33 3 0 0 3 0 97 0 36

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 AB 32 26 20 12 10 0 0 58 22 69
2014 AB-04 31 31 8 8 23 0 0 62 31 13
2014 AB-05 33 17 33 8 8 0 0 50 17 12
2011 AB 31 33 25 8 3 0 0 64 11 36

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 AB 35 30 16 14 4 0 0 65 19 69
2014 AB-04 38 31 15 8 8 0 0 69 15 13
2014 AB-05 25 33 17 25 0 0 0 58 25 12
2011 AB 31 42 17 8 3 0 0 72 11 36

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 AB 41 25 14 9 7 3 1 68 17 69
2014 AB-04 38 23 31 0 8 0 0 62 8 13
2014 AB-05 33 25 17 0 17 8 0 64 18 12
2011 AB 36 28 19 6 8 3 0 66 14 36
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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 AB 48 20 17 10 4 0 0 68 14 69
2014 AB-04 38 31 15 0 15 0 0 69 15 13
2014 AB-05 58 0 0 33 8 0 0 58 42 12
2011 AB 50 31 8 8 3 0 0 81 11 36

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 AB 39 33 14 7 6 0 0 72 13 69
2014 AB-04 23 46 15 0 15 0 0 69 15 13
2014 AB-05 42 8 8 33 8 0 0 50 42 12
2011 AB 39 42 8 11 0 0 0 81 11 36

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 AB 58 14 13 7 7 0 0 72 14 69
2014 AB-04 38 38 8 0 15 0 0 77 15 13
2014 AB-05 58 0 8 17 17 0 0 58 33 12

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 AB 29 33 4 14 17 1 0 63 32 69
2014 AB-04 23 31 8 15 23 0 0 54 38 13
2014 AB-05 25 42 17 8 8 0 0 67 17 12
2011 AB 31 33 14 8 11 3 0 66 20 36

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 AB 35 28 10 12 16 0 0 62 28 69
2014 AB-04 31 31 15 0 23 0 0 62 23 13
2014 AB-05 42 33 17 0 8 0 0 75 8 12
2011 AB 28 39 3 14 14 3 0 69 29 36

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 AB 20 30 19 14 16 0 0 51 30 69
2014 AB-04 15 23 15 23 23 0 0 38 46 13
2014 AB-05 33 25 33 0 8 0 0 58 8 12
2011 AB 11 44 17 11 8 8 0 61 21 36

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 AB 32 29 10 10 16 3 0 63 27 69
2014 AB-04 31 31 8 8 15 8 0 67 25 13
2014 AB-05 42 25 8 8 17 0 0 67 25 12
2011 AB 28 25 25 14 6 3 0 54 20 36

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 AB 23 35 12 17 12 1 0 59 29 69
2014 AB-04 15 31 15 15 23 0 0 46 38 13
2014 AB-05 25 33 25 0 8 8 0 64 9 12
2011 AB 11 44 14 19 8 3 0 57 29 36

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 AB 43 32 16 4 3 0 1 76 7 69
2014 AB-04 15 46 23 15 0 0 0 62 15 13
2014 AB-05 50 25 8 0 8 0 8 82 9 12
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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 AB 28 29 10 13 19 1 0 57 32 69
2014 AB-04 15 46 8 8 23 0 0 62 31 13
2014 AB-05 42 17 17 8 17 0 0 58 25 12
2011 AB 33 36 14 8 8 0 0 69 17 36

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 AB 10 22 9 13 22 21 3 42 46 68
2014 AB-04 0 38 0 0 31 23 8 56 44 13
2014 AB-05 9 9 0 9 45 27 0 25 75 11

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 AB 36 30 14 12 7 0 0 67 19 69
2014 AB-04 23 38 15 15 8 0 0 62 23 13
2014 AB-05 50 8 0 17 25 0 0 58 42 12
2011 AB 33 47 6 11 3 0 0 81 14 36

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 AB 45 32 10 1 6 4 1 82 8 69
2014 AB-04 31 38 15 0 15 0 0 69 15 13
2014 AB-05 42 17 8 8 17 8 0 64 27 12
2011 AB 58 36 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 36

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 AB 30 40 10 15 5 0 0 70 20 20

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 AB 32 36 9 10 10 1 1 70 21 69
2014 AB-04 38 38 0 0 15 8 0 83 17 13
2014 AB-05 50 25 0 8 17 0 0 75 25 12
2011 AB 42 31 3 14 8 3 0 74 23 36

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 AB 38 25 12 13 7 4 1 66 22 69
2014 AB-04 31 31 8 0 15 15 0 73 18 13
2014 AB-05 25 25 25 8 8 0 8 55 18 12
2011 AB 53 19 6 8 8 6 0 76 18 36

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 AB 45 29 9 12 4 0 1 75 16 69
2014 AB-04 31 46 8 15 0 0 0 77 15 13
2014 AB-05 42 33 8 17 0 0 0 75 17 12
2011 AB 50 42 3 6 0 0 0 92 6 36

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 AB 52 30 9 7 1 0 0 83 9 69
2014 AB-04 54 23 8 15 0 0 0 77 15 13
2014 AB-05 50 33 0 8 8 0 0 83 17 12
2011 AB 56 33 6 3 0 3 0 91 3 36

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 AB 57 35 1 7 0 0 0 91 7 69
2014 AB-04 46 46 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2014 AB-05 58 25 0 17 0 0 0 83 17 12
2011 AB 61 39 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 36

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 AB 41 25 9 12 10 3 0 68 23 68
2014 AB-04 54 23 8 8 8 0 0 77 15 13
2014 AB-05 33 25 17 17 8 0 0 58 25 12
2011 AB 44 25 14 14 3 0 0 69 17 36

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 AB 22 22 19 14 16 1 6 47 33 69
2014 AB-04 0 38 31 0 31 0 0 38 31 13
2014 AB-05 25 17 25 17 8 0 8 45 27 12
2011 AB 17 36 14 17 17 0 0 53 33 36

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 AB 36 39 9 13 3 0 0 75 16 69
2014 AB-04 31 38 15 8 8 0 0 69 15 13
2014 AB-05 25 50 0 25 0 0 0 75 25 12
2011 AB 56 28 11 3 3 0 0 83 6 36

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 AB 33 41 10 10 6 0 0 74 16 69
2014 AB-04 15 62 15 0 8 0 0 77 8 13
2014 AB-05 33 42 0 25 0 0 0 75 25 12

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 AB 32 30 12 19 7 0 0 62 26 69
2014 AB-04 31 38 8 8 15 0 0 69 23 13
2014 AB-05 33 33 0 33 0 0 0 67 33 12
2011 AB 31 47 17 6 0 0 0 78 6 36

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 AB 39 36 10 7 7 0 0 75 14 69
2014 AB-04 38 31 8 0 23 0 0 69 23 13
2014 AB-05 50 17 17 17 0 0 0 67 17 12
2011 AB 33 39 14 11 3 0 0 72 14 36

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 AB 20 22 7 14 6 3 28 60 29 69
2014 AB-04 15 31 8 8 8 0 31 67 22 13
2014 AB-05 33 33 0 17 8 0 8 73 27 12
2011 AB 25 3 22 11 14 0 25 37 33 36

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 AB 30 35 12 16 6 0 1 66 22 69
2014 AB-04 23 31 8 23 15 0 0 54 38 13
2014 AB-05 33 33 17 17 0 0 0 67 17 12
2011 AB 31 36 22 8 3 0 0 67 11 36

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 AB 65 20 9 1 3 0 1 87 4 69
2014 AB-04 69 15 15 0 0 0 0 85 0 13
2014 AB-05 33 17 25 8 8 0 8 55 18 12
2011 AB 69 22 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 36

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 AB 17 54 29 69
2014 AB-04 8 62 31 13
2014 AB-05 25 58 17 12
2011 AB 8 64 28 36

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 AB 58 0 8 25 8 12
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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 AB 55 38 3 1 1 1 0 94 3 69
2014 AB-04 54 38 0 0 0 8 0 100 0 13
2014 AB-05 50 25 17 0 8 0 0 75 8 12
2011 AB 56 33 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 36

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 AB 33 38 10 12 6 1 0 72 18 69
2014 AB-04 31 54 8 8 0 0 0 85 8 13
2014 AB-05 25 67 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 12
2011 AB 33 42 11 8 6 0 0 75 14 36

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 AB 36 30 12 16 3 3 0 69 19 69
2014 AB-04 46 15 23 0 8 8 0 67 8 13
2014 AB-05 33 50 0 17 0 0 0 83 17 12
2011 AB 33 39 19 3 3 3 0 74 6 36

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 AB 9 19 43 13 10 1 4 25 29 69
2014 AB-04 8 23 38 15 15 0 0 31 31 13
2014 AB-05 8 17 33 25 17 0 0 42 25 12
2011 AB 19 22 39 14 6 0 0 19 42 36

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 AB 9 15 25 25 21 1 4 48 25 68
2014 AB-04 17 25 25 17 8 8 0 27 45 12
2014 AB-05 8 17 25 8 42 0 0 50 25 12
2011 AB 11 3 26 20 31 0 9 56 16 35

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 AB 16 26 28 13 12 3 3 26 45 69
2014 AB-04 23 23 31 15 8 0 0 23 46 13
2014 AB-05 8 33 17 33 8 0 0 42 42 12
2011 AB 11 19 31 17 19 0 3 37 31 36

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 AB 6 16 30 30 13 1 3 45 23 69
2014 AB-04 8 8 46 23 15 0 0 38 15 13
2014 AB-05 8 17 25 42 8 0 0 50 25 12
2011 AB 0 17 39 28 14 3 0 43 17 36

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 AB 16 26 26 17 9 3 3 28 45 69
2014 AB-04 23 31 23 8 15 0 0 23 54 13
2014 AB-05 17 17 17 42 0 8 0 45 36 12
2011 AB 6 36 36 17 6 0 0 22 42 36

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 AB 3 13 26 19 28 4 6 52 18 68
2014 AB-04 8 8 15 31 31 0 8 67 17 13
2014 AB-05 0 8 25 17 42 8 0 64 9 12
2011 AB 0 3 33 33 25 0 6 62 3 36

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 AB 19 18 26 22 10 1 3 34 38 68
2014 AB-04 15 23 15 31 15 0 0 46 38 13
2014 AB-05 17 8 33 33 8 0 0 42 25 12

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 AB 51 38 7 4 0 0 0 88 4 69
2014 AB-04 46 46 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2014 AB-05 50 25 8 17 0 0 0 75 17 12
2011 AB 42 44 8 3 3 0 0 86 6 36

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 AB 39 23 14 14 7 0 1 63 22 69
2014 AB-04 31 31 15 15 8 0 0 62 23 13
2014 AB-05 33 17 17 17 17 0 0 50 33 12

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 AB 30 41 12 13 4 0 0 71 17 69
2014 AB-04 23 38 0 31 8 0 0 62 38 13
2014 AB-05 42 17 8 17 17 0 0 58 33 12

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 AB 46 28 12 12 3 0 0 74 14 69
2014 AB-04 38 31 15 8 8 0 0 69 15 13
2014 AB-05 42 50 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12

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 AB 38 30 16 12 3 1 0 69 15 69
2014 AB-04 38 38 8 8 8 0 0 77 15 13
2014 AB-05 25 50 8 17 0 0 0 75 17 12
2011 AB 39 47 3 6 3 3 0 89 9 36

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 AB 43 39 7 7 3 0 0 83 10 69
2014 AB-04 38 31 15 8 8 0 0 69 15 13
2014 AB-05 25 67 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 12
2011 AB 50 33 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 36

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 AB 26 26 14 12 17 4 0 55 30 69
2014 AB-04 15 31 8 8 31 8 0 50 42 13
2014 AB-05 25 25 8 8 33 0 0 50 42 12

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 AB 36 42 13 7 0 1 0 79 7 69
2014 AB-04 23 54 15 0 0 8 0 83 0 13
2014 AB-05 42 50 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12
2011 AB 42 39 14 3 0 3 0 83 3 36

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 AB 42 33 14 4 4 0 1 76 9 69
2014 AB-04 23 54 8 0 15 0 0 77 15 13
2014 AB-05 17 50 25 0 0 0 8 73 0 12
2011 AB 42 25 14 3 11 6 0 71 15 36

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 AB 33 42 16 4 0 3 1 79 5 69
2014 AB-04 15 38 38 0 0 8 0 58 0 13
2014 AB-05 33 42 17 0 0 0 8 82 0 12
2011 AB 25 47 17 11 0 0 0 72 11 36

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 AB 28 26 12 12 19 3 1 56 32 69
2014 AB-04 15 31 8 8 31 8 0 50 42 13
2014 AB-05 8 33 25 8 17 0 8 45 27 12
2011 AB 28 14 25 11 17 6 0 44 29 36

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 AB 41 39 4 10 6 0 0 80 16 69
2014 AB-04 38 38 0 23 0 0 0 77 23 13
2014 AB-05 42 50 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12
2011 AB 47 33 3 11 6 0 0 81 17 36

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 AB 55 29 3 4 9 0 0 84 13 69
2014 AB-04 46 31 8 0 15 0 0 77 15 13
2014 AB-05 58 42 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12
2011 AB 39 33 14 8 6 0 0 72 14 36

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 AB 57 38 4 1 0 0 0 94 1 69
2014 AB-04 54 38 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2014 AB-05 58 42 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12

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 AB 83 14 1 0 0 0 1 99 0 69
2014 AB-04 62 38 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2014 AB-05 92 8 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12
2011 AB 78 14 3 0 0 0 6 97 0 36

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 AB 84 12 1 0 0 0 3 99 0 69
2014 AB-04 62 31 0 0 0 0 8 100 0 13
2014 AB-05 92 0 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12
2011 AB 75 8 6 3 3 0 6 88 6 36

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 AB 81 9 1 0 0 0 9 98 0 69
2014 AB-04 69 23 0 0 0 0 8 100 0 13
2014 AB-05 92 0 0 0 0 0 8 100 0 12
2011 AB 81 6 6 0 0 0 8 94 0 36

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 AB 84 4 1 1 0 0 9 97 2 69
2014 AB-04 69 23 0 0 0 0 8 100 0 13
2014 AB-05 92 0 0 0 0 0 8 100 0 12
2011 AB 75 8 8 0 0 0 8 91 0 36

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 AB 78 9 1 0 0 0 12 98 0 69
2014 AB-04 69 15 0 0 0 0 15 100 0 13
2014 AB-05 92 0 0 0 0 0 8 100 0 12

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 AB 81 6 3 0 0 1 9 97 0 69
2014 AB-04 69 15 0 0 0 0 15 100 0 13
2014 AB-05 92 0 0 0 0 0 8 100 0 12
2011 AB 72 14 8 0 0 0 6 91 0 36

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 AB 33 67 69
2014 AB-05 50 50 12

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 AB 77 22

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 AB 55 22

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 AB 0 22

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 AB 0 22

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 AB 55 22

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 AB 36 22

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 AB 50 22

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 AB 32 22

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 AB 32 22

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 AB 55 22

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 AB 27 22

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 AB 0 22

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 AB 0 22

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 AB 41 22

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 AB 23 22

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 AB 64 22

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 AB 36 22

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 AB 50 22

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 AB 0 22

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 AB 23 22

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 AB 29 21

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 AB 38 21

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 AB 0 21

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 AB 43 21

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 AB 0 21

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 AB 57 21

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 AB 24 16 18 13 9 21 0 50 28 68
2014 AB-04 23 8 15 8 23 23 0 40 40 13
2014 AB-05 8 25 33 17 0 17 0 40 20 12

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 AB 33 19 26 12 7 3 0 54 19 69
2014 AB-04 31 8 23 15 15 8 0 42 33 13
2014 AB-05 17 25 50 8 0 0 0 42 8 12
2011 AB 39 39 3 14 3 3 0 80 17 36

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 AB 12 88 69

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 AB 20 12 29 6 7 26 0 43 18 69
2014 AB-04 8 15 38 0 8 31 0 33 11 13
2014 AB-05 17 8 42 8 0 25 0 33 11 12

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 AB 32 28 23 7 4 6 0 63 12 69
2014 AB-04 38 15 38 0 8 0 0 54 8 13
2014 AB-05 8 42 42 0 0 8 0 55 0 12
2011 AB 36 33 11 17 0 3 0 71 17 36

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 AB 19 81 69

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 AB 85 15 13

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 AB 64 27 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11

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 AB 9 12 9 4 3 3 61 56 20 69
2014 AB-04 8 15 15 0 0 0 62 60 0 13
2014 AB-05 8 17 8 0 8 8 50 60 20 12
2011 AB 6 8 11 6 6 3 61 38 31 36

Question 71. The union-management consultation process has been effective in addressing issues 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 AB 1 3 6 1 6 3 80 25 42 69
2014 AB-04 0 8 0 0 0 8 85 100 0 13
2014 AB-05 0 0 8 0 17 8 67 0 67 12
2011 AB 0 3 8 0 3 6 81 20 20 36

Question 72. My immediate supervisor understands and respects 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 AB 14 6 7 1 0 10 61 70 5 69
2014 AB-04 0 15 8 0 0 15 62 67 0 13
2014 AB-05 17 8 0 8 0 17 50 75 25 12
2011 AB 6 8 11 0 0 6 69 56 0 36

Question 73. Senior managers respect 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 AB 10 6 9 4 3 9 59 50 23 69
2014 AB-04 0 15 8 0 0 15 62 67 0 13
2014 AB-05 17 0 17 0 8 8 50 40 20 12
2011 AB 6 3 11 3 0 6 72 38 13 36