2014 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services

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

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 Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 30 44 12 9 5 0 0 74 14 181850
2014 Health Canada 30 44 11 10 6 0 0 74 15 6692
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 29 46 10 10 5 0 0 75 15 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 39 42 9 9 2 0 0 80 11 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 45 39 8 8 1 0 0 84 9 97
2011 Public Service 35 41 11 8 5 0 0 76 13 200583
2011 Health Canada 34 41 12 8 5 0 0 75 13 7391
2008 Public Service 35 42 11 8 4 0 0 77 12 168072
2008 Health Canada 37 40 11 8 4 0 0 77 12 6939

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 66 27 4 1 1 0 0 93 2 181841
2014 Health Canada 69 26 3 1 1 0 0 95 2 6690
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 68 28 3 1 1 0 0 95 2 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 74 23 1 1 1 1 0 97 2 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 76 21 1 1 1 0 0 97 2 97
2011 Public Service 65 28 4 1 1 0 0 94 2 200727
2011 Health Canada 70 25 3 1 1 0 0 95 2 7413

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 59 29 8 2 2 0 0 88 4 181719
2014 Health Canada 59 30 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 6689
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 58 31 8 3 1 0 0 88 4 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 68 26 3 3 0 0 0 94 3 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 71 23 5 1 0 0 0 94 1 97
2011 Public Service 58 31 7 2 1 0 0 89 4 200656
2011 Health Canada 58 31 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 7405

Question 19. Overall, I like my job.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 39 40 11 6 4 0 0 79 9 181673
2014 Health Canada 38 40 11 7 4 0 0 78 11 6691
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 37 41 11 7 3 0 0 79 10 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 50 36 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 54 33 8 4 1 0 0 87 5 97
2011 Public Service 41 41 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 200825
2011 Health Canada 41 40 9 6 3 0 0 81 9 7408
2008 Public Service 41 42 8 6 3 0 0 84 8 168963
2008 Health Canada 42 40 8 7 3 0 0 83 9 6978

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 28 35 17 11 8 1 0 63 19 180897
2014 Health Canada 26 37 18 10 8 1 0 64 18 6650
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 29 41 15 8 6 1 0 71 14 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 28 45 16 9 3 0 1 73 12 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 32 43 20 4 1 0 1 75 5 97
2011 Public Service 28 35 18 10 7 1 0 64 17 198741
2011 Health Canada 29 35 18 9 7 1 0 65 16 7336

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 27 36 17 12 7 0 0 64 20 180844
2014 Health Canada 26 38 16 12 7 0 0 65 18 6650
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 29 41 13 11 5 1 0 70 16 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 27 47 12 11 3 0 0 73 14 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 30 48 12 8 2 0 0 78 10 97
2011 Public Service 27 38 17 11 7 0 0 65 18 198568
2011 Health Canada 29 38 16 10 6 0 0 67 16 7333
2008 Public Service 28 40 14 11 6 0 0 68 18 164994
2008 Health Canada 30 39 14 10 6 0 0 70 16 6808

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 Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 28 26 19 13 10 4 1 57 24 180861
2014 Health Canada 26 26 19 14 11 4 0 54 26 6653
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 26 29 18 14 9 4 0 58 23 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 28 31 23 10 4 3 1 61 15 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 31 33 25 7 2 1 2 66 9 97
2011 Public Service 29 27 17 12 10 5 1 59 23 198679
2011 Health Canada 28 25 19 14 10 4 0 56 25 7332
2008 Public Service 27 29 17 13 9 5 1 60 23 164965
2008 Health Canada 28 27 17 13 9 5 1 58 23 6813
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Leadership

Immediate Supervisor

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 42 31 12 7 5 2 1 75 12 181447
2014 Health Canada 44 30 12 7 5 2 0 75 13 6672
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 45 32 11 5 4 1 1 79 10 914
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 45 33 13 5 3 0 0 79 8 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 52 30 14 3 2 0 0 82 5 97
2011 Public Service 40 32 13 8 5 2 1 74 13 199843
2011 Health Canada 42 30 12 8 6 2 1 74 14 7380
2008 Public Service 38 31 12 8 7 3 1 72 15 166751
2008 Health Canada 40 30 12 9 7 2 0 72 16 6885

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 40 34 11 9 6 1 0 75 15 181437
2014 Health Canada 42 33 10 9 6 1 0 75 15 6670
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 41 34 10 7 6 1 1 76 13 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 36 40 10 9 5 0 0 76 14 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 37 39 14 7 3 0 0 76 10 97
2011 Public Service 38 35 11 10 6 1 0 73 16 199709
2011 Health Canada 39 33 10 10 6 1 0 73 16 7373
2008 Public Service 36 34 11 10 8 1 0 71 18 166684
2008 Health Canada 37 33 10 10 8 1 0 71 19 6885

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 46 30 11 7 6 0 0 77 13 181293
2014 Health Canada 48 28 10 7 6 0 0 76 13 6666
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 50 27 10 7 5 1 0 78 12 913
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 49 27 12 10 2 1 0 77 12 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 47 27 15 7 4 0 0 74 11 97

Senior Management

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 24 32 17 10 8 8 0 62 20 181131
2014 Health Canada 23 32 18 10 6 10 0 62 18 6659
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 23 33 18 10 5 11 0 63 17 913
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 25 33 14 12 4 11 1 66 18 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 28 34 14 12 2 8 1 69 16 97
2011 Public Service 22 31 19 11 9 7 1 58 22 199170
2011 Health Canada 24 30 18 11 9 8 1 59 22 7341

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 21 31 19 15 12 3 0 53 27 181126
2014 Health Canada 20 32 21 14 10 3 0 54 25 6649
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 19 33 22 14 9 5 0 54 23 912
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 16 34 22 14 8 4 1 53 24 191
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 18 37 21 14 8 2 1 57 22 96
2011 Public Service 19 31 19 14 13 3 0 52 28 199021
2011 Health Canada 20 33 19 14 11 3 0 54 26 7335
2008 Public Service 21 33 18 14 12 3 0 55 27 165557
2008 Health Canada 24 35 17 12 10 3 0 60 22 6834

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 14 28 21 18 13 5 0 45 33 181064
2014 Health Canada 13 28 22 19 11 6 0 44 32 6656
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 11 30 24 17 10 8 0 45 30 913
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 9 27 26 20 9 8 1 39 32 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 9 28 27 20 8 7 1 40 30 97
2011 Public Service 11 31 21 19 12 6 0 45 33 198979
2011 Health Canada 12 33 21 18 10 6 0 48 30 7333
2008 Public Service 11 31 20 20 13 6 0 44 35 165317
2008 Health Canada 12 34 19 17 11 7 0 49 30 6819

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 17 26 19 15 16 7 0 46 34 181094
2014 Health Canada 17 26 20 16 14 7 0 46 32 6653
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 15 30 20 17 11 8 0 48 30 912
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 13 34 18 20 9 6 1 50 31 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 14 36 20 19 5 5 1 53 26 97
2011 Public Service 15 29 18 16 15 7 0 47 33 198990
2011 Health Canada 15 29 18 16 13 8 0 48 32 7337
2008 Public Service 14 29 18 16 15 8 0 47 33 165352
2008 Health Canada 16 30 18 14 12 10 0 51 29 6819

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 14 31 18 19 14 3 0 47 34 181026
2014 Health Canada 14 30 19 20 13 3 0 46 34 6652
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 13 32 19 20 12 4 0 47 33 912
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 12 39 21 16 8 4 1 53 25 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 16 38 21 17 3 4 1 57 21 97
2011 Public Service 13 33 18 20 14 3 0 48 34 198810
2011 Health Canada 13 32 18 22 13 3 0 46 36 7321
2008 Public Service 14 36 16 20 12 2 0 51 33 165141
2008 Health Canada 14 35 15 21 12 3 0 50 34 6816

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 24 32 17 13 10 4 1 58 24 180926
2014 Health Canada 21 30 19 14 11 4 1 54 26 6652
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 19 31 17 15 12 4 2 53 29 913
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 17 35 16 17 10 4 2 55 29 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 21 38 17 11 6 5 1 63 19 97
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Workforce

Performance Management

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 21 35 17 15 11 0 0 57 26 181788
2014 Health Canada 23 36 16 14 10 0 0 59 25 6693
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 26 37 15 13 9 0 0 63 22 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 21 42 15 13 8 0 0 64 21 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 25 42 16 12 6 0 0 66 18 97
2011 Public Service 21 37 16 14 11 0 0 59 25 200784
2011 Health Canada 24 38 15 14 9 0 0 62 23 7410

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 11 22 19 18 15 13 2 38 40 181465
2014 Health Canada 12 22 18 18 14 14 2 40 38 6670
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 10 24 18 17 12 17 3 42 36 914
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 8 24 20 20 10 15 3 39 37 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 7 27 16 22 10 15 3 41 39 97

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 36 36 12 9 6 1 0 72 15 181472
2014 Health Canada 40 34 11 9 5 1 0 75 14 6675
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 41 35 11 8 4 1 1 77 12 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 43 37 9 8 3 0 0 79 11 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 43 33 10 8 5 0 0 77 13 97
2011 Public Service 33 37 13 10 7 1 0 70 17 199910
2011 Health Canada 36 35 11 10 7 0 0 72 17 7371
2008 Public Service 31 36 13 11 9 1 1 67 20 166756
2008 Health Canada 33 35 12 11 8 1 1 69 19 6890

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 41 34 12 5 4 4 1 79 9 181344
2014 Health Canada 45 33 10 4 3 4 1 82 8 6670
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 45 34 10 4 2 4 1 82 7 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 47 36 8 4 2 2 1 86 6 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 49 31 9 6 2 2 1 83 8 97
2011 Public Service 39 32 13 6 5 4 1 75 11 199531
2011 Health Canada 40 30 13 6 5 4 1 74 12 7359
2008 Public Service 36 31 13 7 6 6 1 73 13 166386
2008 Health Canada 34 30 14 7 6 6 2 70 15 6870

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 Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 25 36 15 10 6 3 5 66 18 40406
2014 Health Canada 26 36 13 10 7 3 5 67 19 1605
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 21 36 14 9 11 3 7 63 22 211
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 18 31 13 13 6 4 15 61 23 48
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 21 34 14 10 3 7 11 66 17 29

Staffing

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 25 39 13 14 7 2 1 66 21 181522
2014 Health Canada 30 38 12 12 5 1 1 70 18 6670
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 32 38 11 12 4 2 1 73 16 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 29 43 11 12 3 1 2 74 15 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 33 43 8 11 3 2 1 77 14 97
2011 Public Service 26 37 13 14 8 2 1 65 22 199928
2011 Health Canada 32 37 11 12 6 2 1 70 18 7391
2008 Public Service 26 37 12 14 8 2 1 65 22 166238
2008 Health Canada 33 37 11 11 6 2 1 71 18 6867

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 24 28 16 13 10 7 1 57 26 181494
2014 Health Canada 28 28 15 12 8 7 1 61 22 6670
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 30 29 14 12 6 8 2 65 19 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 32 33 13 8 4 9 2 73 13 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 41 28 10 7 4 10 1 77 11 97
2011 Public Service 26 27 15 13 11 6 1 58 26 199730
2011 Health Canada 33 26 13 11 9 7 1 64 22 7372
2008 Public Service 27 28 14 13 11 7 1 59 25 166166
2008 Health Canada 34 28 12 11 8 7 1 67 20 6863

Job Fit and Development

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 24 39 12 16 9 0 0 63 25 181873
2014 Health Canada 22 39 13 17 8 0 0 61 25 6698
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 29 43 12 12 3 0 0 72 15 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 29 39 14 13 4 0 0 68 18 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 36 35 14 10 5 0 0 71 15 97
2011 Public Service 27 41 12 12 6 0 1 69 19 200240
2011 Health Canada 27 40 12 13 6 0 1 68 19 7398
2008 Public Service 25 42 13 13 7 0 1 68 20 168332
2008 Health Canada 29 42 12 11 5 0 1 72 16 6951

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 39 39 11 7 4 0 0 78 11 181902
2014 Health Canada 40 38 10 8 4 0 0 78 12 6699
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 39 40 9 8 4 0 0 79 12 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 52 33 6 7 2 0 0 84 9 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 66 24 3 7 1 0 0 89 8 97
2011 Public Service 42 36 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 200728
2011 Health Canada 43 35 10 7 4 0 0 79 11 7405
2008 Public Service 38 41 11 7 4 0 0 79 10 169105
2008 Health Canada 39 41 9 7 4 0 0 80 11 6984

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 44 38 8 6 3 0 0 82 10 181804
2014 Health Canada 45 36 8 7 4 0 0 81 11 6695
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 42 40 8 6 4 0 0 82 10 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 55 34 6 4 2 0 0 88 6 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 67 24 6 2 0 0 0 91 2 97
2011 Public Service 45 39 7 5 3 0 0 84 8 200298
2011 Health Canada 46 38 7 6 3 0 0 84 9 7396
2008 Public Service 43 42 7 5 3 0 0 85 8 168403
2008 Health Canada 45 40 7 5 3 0 0 85 8 6953

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 19 31 17 16 13 3 1 52 30 180900
2014 Health Canada 17 29 18 19 14 2 0 47 34 6653
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 20 34 16 17 10 3 0 56 27 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 17 34 19 18 10 2 0 52 29 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 19 37 21 11 8 3 0 58 20 97
2011 Public Service 21 33 17 15 12 2 0 55 27 200253
2011 Health Canada 21 33 16 15 11 2 1 56 28 7402
2008 Public Service 19 35 17 15 11 2 0 56 27 168004
2008 Health Canada 24 37 15 13 8 2 0 63 21 6938

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 16 25 15 18 22 2 2 42 42 180943
2014 Health Canada 13 22 15 20 25 3 2 37 47 6651
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 13 26 12 20 24 3 2 41 46 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 14 26 12 20 22 2 3 42 45 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 16 28 8 24 16 2 5 48 43 97
2011 Public Service 15 27 15 18 21 2 2 44 40 200219
2011 Health Canada 14 27 16 18 21 2 2 43 41 7398
2008 Public Service 17 32 14 16 17 2 2 51 35 167751
2008 Health Canada 18 32 14 16 15 2 2 53 33 6920

Empowerment

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 21 40 14 14 10 0 0 62 25 181784
2014 Health Canada 22 43 13 14 8 0 0 65 22 6696
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 23 45 11 14 7 0 0 68 21 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 25 49 10 12 5 0 0 73 17 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 31 46 14 6 4 0 0 77 9 97
2011 Public Service 28 39 13 12 8 0 0 68 20 200493
2011 Health Canada 32 41 11 10 6 0 0 73 16 7396

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 27 36 16 12 9 0 0 63 21 181760
2014 Health Canada 29 36 15 12 7 0 0 66 19 6695
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 30 37 13 13 6 0 0 67 19 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 37 31 12 17 4 0 0 67 21 191
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 45 29 10 12 4 0 0 74 16 96

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 28 38 16 11 7 0 0 66 18 181718
2014 Health Canada 28 39 15 11 7 0 0 67 18 6690
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 30 40 15 10 5 1 0 71 15 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 31 42 13 9 5 1 0 73 14 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 39 37 14 5 4 1 0 77 9 97
2011 Public Service 34 40 13 8 4 1 0 75 12 199885
2011 Health Canada 35 40 12 7 4 1 1 77 11 7373

Work-life Balance and Workload

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 36 34 12 10 7 0 1 71 16 181787
2014 Health Canada 38 35 11 9 6 0 0 74 16 6694
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 43 33 10 8 5 0 1 77 13 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 42 37 14 2 5 0 0 79 7 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 40 39 15 3 3 0 0 80 6 97
2011 Public Service 38 36 11 9 6 0 1 75 14 200742
2011 Health Canada 42 34 9 8 5 0 0 77 13 7409

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 30 24 11 11 13 2 10 61 27 181828
2014 Health Canada 23 23 12 12 16 3 11 53 33 6698
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 22 22 13 11 14 3 15 54 31 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 23 25 11 14 15 2 11 55 33 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 19 18 11 10 21 3 18 47 38 97
2011 Public Service 31 24 10 11 13 2 10 62 27 200707
2011 Health Canada 26 22 11 13 15 2 11 55 32 7405
2008 Public Service 34 24 9 11 12 2 9 65 25 168919
2008 Health Canada 29 24 10 13 13 3 8 59 29 6979

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

Survey year Organization Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 35 34 18 7 5 0 1 70 12 181779
2014 Health Canada 33 36 18 7 5 0 1 70 12 6691
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 33 37 15 8 5 0 1 71 13 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 31 34 15 10 8 0 2 66 18 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 26 37 16 8 11 0 2 64 19 97
2011 Public Service 33 34 18 8 5 0 1 69 13 200574
2011 Health Canada 34 35 18 7 5 0 0 70 12 7403
2008 Public Service 28 35 20 10 6 0 1 64 16 168835
2008 Health Canada 27 34 21 10 6 0 0 62 17 6969

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 Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 47 23 9 5 6 3 6 78 13 181389
2014 Health Canada 49 23 8 6 7 3 4 78 13 6672
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 54 21 8 4 4 5 3 82 9 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 63 23 6 3 1 2 2 90 4 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 60 25 6 2 1 3 4 90 3 97
2011 Public Service 44 26 9 7 8 2 4 75 15 200634
2011 Health Canada 46 26 9 7 7 2 3 75 15 7408

Mobility and Retention

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Not Sure
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 26 40 34 180859
2014 Health Canada 30 35 36 6654
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 29 32 38 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 19 43 38 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 16 48 36 97
2011 Public Service 27 42 31 198979
2011 Health Canada 33 34 34 7339

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

Survey year Organization To retire
(%)
To pursue another position within my department or agency
(%)
To pursue a position in another department or agency
(%)
To pursue a position outside the federal public service
(%)
Other
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 18 32 30 10 11 47681
2014 Health Canada 11 30 39 9 11 1984
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 6 39 38 6 12 267
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 11 30 37 11 12 36
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 19 35 6 20 20 14
2011 Public Service 19 32 31 8 10 53795
2011 Health Canada 12 32 39 8 10 2436
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Organizational Goals

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 38 40 12 6 4 1 0 79 10 181765
2014 Health Canada 38 41 11 5 3 1 0 80 9 6690
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 40 42 10 6 2 0 0 82 8 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 43 41 9 5 1 0 0 84 6 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 43 44 8 4 1 0 0 88 5 97
2011 Public Service 37 42 11 6 3 1 0 80 9 200734
2011 Health Canada 39 41 10 6 3 1 0 81 9 7406
2008 Public Service 42 39 10 5 3 1 0 82 8 168871
2008 Health Canada 43 39 9 5 3 0 0 82 8 6976

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 24 40 18 10 6 2 0 65 16 181189
2014 Health Canada 23 42 19 9 5 2 0 66 14 6658
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 21 43 20 9 4 3 0 66 14 912
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 20 49 17 11 2 1 0 69 13 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 25 43 19 10 1 2 0 70 11 97
2011 Public Service 24 42 17 10 6 2 0 67 16 199395
2011 Health Canada 24 43 17 10 5 1 0 68 15 7353

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 21 36 21 8 5 9 0 62 15 181045
2014 Health Canada 19 37 21 8 4 10 0 63 14 6651
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 19 40 20 7 3 11 0 65 12 912
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 18 47 16 6 1 12 0 74 8 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 21 52 11 4 1 12 0 82 5 97
2011 Public Service 21 38 19 9 4 8 0 65 14 199244
2011 Health Canada 21 39 19 8 4 8 0 66 13 7346

Organizational Performance

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

Survey year Organization Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 12 28 36 16 7 1 2 23 40 181277
2014 Health Canada 11 28 38 16 6 1 2 22 39 6660
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 10 26 39 17 5 1 3 23 37 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 7 26 39 22 6 0 1 28 33 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 4 29 36 23 7 0 2 30 33 97
2011 Public Service 12 27 34 16 7 1 2 24 40 199952
2011 Health Canada 11 26 36 17 6 1 2 25 38 7394
2008 Public Service 12 29 35 16 6 1 2 23 41 168383
2008 Health Canada 11 27 37 16 6 1 2 22 40 6958

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

Survey year Organization Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 13 22 29 20 11 2 3 32 37 181116
2014 Health Canada 13 22 31 21 9 3 2 32 36 6653
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 9 18 30 25 12 3 3 39 28 913
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 8 15 33 31 10 1 2 43 23 191
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 6 16 27 34 14 0 3 49 23 96
2011 Public Service 12 20 28 21 12 2 3 35 34 199740
2011 Health Canada 11 19 29 23 12 3 4 37 32 7369
2008 Public Service 12 22 29 21 11 2 3 34 35 168088
2008 Health Canada 13 20 30 21 11 2 2 34 35 6948

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

Survey year Organization Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 21 25 27 14 7 2 3 23 48 181132
2014 Health Canada 27 28 25 11 5 2 2 17 57 6653
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 30 31 24 7 3 2 2 11 64 912
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 34 31 28 4 2 0 0 6 65 191
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 31 29 32 5 2 0 1 7 61 96
2011 Public Service 18 24 28 15 8 2 4 25 45 199696
2011 Health Canada 20 26 29 14 6 1 3 21 48 7377
2008 Public Service 17 24 30 17 8 2 3 25 43 168077
2008 Health Canada 19 25 30 14 7 2 3 22 46 6939

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

Survey year Organization Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 9 17 33 25 12 1 3 38 27 180699
2014 Health Canada 10 20 35 23 8 1 2 33 31 6649
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 12 20 32 25 9 1 2 35 33 914
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 7 18 34 30 10 0 1 41 26 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 6 14 31 36 12 0 2 49 20 97
2011 Public Service 9 17 32 25 12 1 4 38 28 199449
2011 Health Canada 9 18 34 24 10 1 3 36 29 7373
2008 Public Service 9 18 33 25 11 1 3 38 28 168000
2008 Health Canada 10 19 34 24 10 1 2 35 30 6940

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 Organization Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 21 25 27 15 9 1 3 24 48 181145
2014 Health Canada 23 26 27 14 6 1 2 21 51 6659
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 17 23 31 17 7 2 3 25 43 911
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 17 22 33 19 7 0 2 26 40 190
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 12 21 35 23 7 1 1 30 33 95
2011 Public Service 18 24 28 16 9 1 3 27 44 199874
2011 Health Canada 16 23 30 18 9 1 3 28 41 7377
2008 Public Service 16 24 28 18 10 1 3 29 42 168023
2008 Health Canada 15 23 29 19 10 2 3 30 39 6945

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

Survey year Organization Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 11 18 27 24 13 3 5 40 31 181040
2014 Health Canada 12 17 28 25 12 2 4 39 31 6655
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 8 13 30 28 14 3 5 45 22 912
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 8 12 28 29 18 1 4 49 21 190
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 5 9 23 39 20 1 3 61 15 95
2011 Public Service 11 18 27 23 14 3 5 40 31 199570
2011 Health Canada 12 18 28 23 12 2 5 38 32 7374
2008 Public Service 14 22 27 20 11 2 4 33 38 168198
2008 Health Canada 16 23 28 18 9 3 4 28 41 6953

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

Survey year Organization Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 18 24 31 14 8 2 3 23 44 181146
2014 Health Canada 21 26 30 13 6 2 3 20 49 6660
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 20 27 31 10 5 3 3 16 51 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 26 31 31 5 4 1 2 9 59 191
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 27 29 33 4 4 1 2 8 58 96

Respectful Workplace

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 60 33 4 2 1 0 0 94 3 181603
2014 Health Canada 62 32 4 2 1 0 0 94 3 6679
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 64 31 4 1 0 0 0 95 2 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 64 29 4 3 0 0 0 93 3 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 64 27 5 4 0 0 0 91 4 97
2011 Public Service 61 33 4 2 1 0 0 94 3 200094
2011 Health Canada 63 30 4 2 1 0 0 93 3 7388

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 41 30 10 10 7 1 0 73 18 181550
2014 Health Canada 42 30 9 11 8 1 0 72 19 6677
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 44 30 10 10 6 2 0 74 16 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 40 32 13 12 3 0 0 72 16 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 44 27 13 10 5 1 0 72 15 97

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 39 40 9 8 3 0 0 80 11 181417
2014 Health Canada 42 38 8 8 4 0 0 80 11 6672
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 44 38 8 6 3 1 0 83 9 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 40 39 12 7 2 0 0 79 9 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 42 37 13 6 2 0 0 79 8 97

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 40 35 14 4 3 4 1 79 7 180799
2014 Health Canada 44 35 12 3 2 4 0 83 5 6648
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 47 36 9 2 1 5 0 87 3 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 47 38 11 0 0 4 0 88 0 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 55 32 10 1 0 2 0 89 1 97

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 38 37 13 6 3 3 0 78 9 180874
2014 Health Canada 40 38 12 5 3 2 0 80 8 6651
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 43 39 10 4 1 3 0 84 5 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 43 37 13 5 0 3 1 82 5 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 44 39 12 3 0 2 0 85 3 97
2011 Public Service 31 39 16 7 5 3 0 72 12 198890
2011 Health Canada 35 39 13 7 4 2 0 75 11 7329

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 42 37 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 180763
2014 Health Canada 45 37 9 5 3 0 0 82 8 6650
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 46 36 10 5 2 0 0 83 7 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 45 36 12 6 1 0 0 81 7 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 51 35 9 3 2 0 0 86 6 97
2011 Public Service 37 39 12 7 5 0 0 76 12 198622
2011 Health Canada 40 37 12 6 4 1 0 78 11 7329
2008 Public Service 33 40 12 8 5 0 0 74 13 165113
2008 Health Canada 38 38 12 7 4 1 0 77 12 6816

Ethical Workplace

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 28 32 15 10 8 4 3 64 20 181579
2014 Health Canada 28 31 14 11 9 4 3 64 21 6678
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 29 33 13 10 7 4 4 68 18 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 27 37 12 11 8 2 2 68 20 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 30 31 12 11 8 4 5 67 21 97

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 38 41 11 4 2 3 1 82 6 180996
2014 Health Canada 39 40 11 4 2 4 1 83 6 6653
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 40 42 8 4 1 4 0 86 6 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 42 40 11 3 1 4 0 85 4 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 52 32 11 1 0 4 0 87 1 97
2011 Public Service 35 40 13 5 2 3 1 78 8 199266
2011 Health Canada 38 39 12 5 2 4 0 80 7 7348

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 Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 36 37 11 7 4 3 1 77 12 181015
2014 Health Canada 33 38 12 8 4 4 1 75 13 6657
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 31 39 11 9 4 5 1 75 13 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 29 43 12 7 5 4 1 75 12 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 31 36 14 10 7 2 1 68 17 97
2011 Public Service 35 36 12 8 5 4 1 74 14 199168
2011 Health Canada 32 34 12 10 6 5 1 70 18 7344
2008 Public Service 31 36 12 10 7 4 1 70 17 165770
2008 Health Canada 30 34 12 11 7 5 1 69 19 6839

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 24 34 20 10 6 5 1 62 18 180998
2014 Health Canada 20 32 20 13 8 6 1 56 22 6648
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 19 33 20 14 6 6 2 56 22 914
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 15 35 24 14 6 5 1 54 21 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 18 31 22 14 9 4 1 52 25 97
2011 Public Service 19 35 21 12 7 5 1 57 20 199149
2011 Health Canada 16 33 22 13 8 6 1 53 24 7343

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 16 24 18 16 15 9 2 45 35 180995
2014 Health Canada 13 20 19 17 19 11 2 38 41 6654
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 13 19 19 15 17 14 3 38 39 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 11 17 23 17 17 13 1 34 40 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 13 18 28 18 15 8 0 34 36 97
2011 Public Service 15 23 18 16 15 11 3 44 35 199244
2011 Health Canada 12 18 18 16 18 13 3 37 41 7348

Physical Environment and Equipment

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 32 47 5 11 5 0 0 78 16 181951
2014 Health Canada 29 49 5 12 5 0 0 78 17 6702
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 30 46 6 14 4 0 0 76 18 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 25 51 4 16 4 0 0 76 20 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 24 52 5 14 5 0 0 76 19 97
2011 Public Service 36 46 4 10 4 0 0 82 14 200936
2011 Health Canada 36 47 4 10 3 0 0 84 13 7409
2008 Public Service 36 46 4 9 4 0 0 82 13 169250
2008 Health Canada 40 45 3 9 3 0 0 85 11 6988

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 40 35 7 11 7 0 0 75 18 181828
2014 Health Canada 37 34 7 13 8 0 0 72 21 6694
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 42 33 6 12 6 0 0 75 19 914
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 32 36 5 19 8 0 0 68 26 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 37 41 4 10 8 0 0 78 18 97
2011 Public Service 39 37 8 10 6 0 0 77 15 199738
2011 Health Canada 42 36 8 8 5 0 0 78 14 7380

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 42 38 9 7 3 0 0 80 11 181746
2014 Health Canada 41 38 10 7 3 0 0 80 10 6696
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 46 37 8 7 2 0 0 84 8 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 42 40 7 8 3 0 0 82 11 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 48 37 8 5 2 0 0 85 7 97

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 Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 68 22 4 3 1 1 1 91 4 181921
2014 Health Canada 67 22 5 3 2 0 1 90 5 6700
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 67 22 4 3 2 1 1 90 5 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 65 21 4 5 5 0 1 86 10 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 74 16 2 7 1 0 1 90 8 97
2011 Public Service 71 20 4 3 1 1 1 92 4 200894
2011 Health Canada 71 19 4 3 1 1 1 92 4 7406
2008 Public Service 71 20 3 3 1 0 1 92 4 169051
2008 Health Canada 73 18 3 3 2 1 1 92 5 6976

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 64 20 5 6 3 0 1 85 9 181861
2014 Health Canada 65 19 5 6 4 0 1 85 10 6696
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 67 18 5 6 3 0 1 86 9 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 68 14 5 4 9 0 1 82 13 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 74 11 6 2 8 0 0 85 9 97
2011 Public Service 66 18 5 6 3 0 2 86 9 200811
2011 Health Canada 68 17 4 6 4 0 1 86 10 7405
2008 Public Service 67 18 5 6 3 0 1 86 9 169106
2008 Health Canada 68 16 4 7 4 0 1 85 11 6977

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 70 15 5 4 3 0 3 88 6 181584
2014 Health Canada 71 14 5 4 3 0 3 88 7 6678
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 71 15 4 4 3 0 2 89 7 914
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 72 12 3 3 7 0 3 87 10 191
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 77 9 3 2 6 0 3 89 8 96
2011 Public Service 68 15 5 4 3 0 4 87 7 200015
2011 Health Canada 69 14 6 5 3 0 3 86 9 7379
2008 Public Service 66 14 5 4 4 1 7 86 9 167148
2008 Health Canada 67 13 5 5 4 1 5 85 10 6895

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 77 12 4 2 2 0 3 93 4 181405
2014 Health Canada 78 12 4 2 2 0 2 92 4 6671
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 79 11 4 1 2 1 2 93 3 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 81 11 4 1 3 0 1 92 3 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 83 7 5 1 3 0 1 91 4 97
2011 Public Service 77 12 4 2 2 0 3 92 4 199764
2011 Health Canada 76 12 4 2 2 0 3 91 5 7376
2008 Public Service 78 8 3 2 3 0 6 92 5 166455
2008 Health Canada 78 8 3 3 3 1 4 91 6 6872

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 Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 59 20 8 4 2 2 5 85 7 180951
2014 Health Canada 59 20 9 4 3 1 4 84 7 6653
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 59 23 8 3 3 1 2 85 7 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 59 18 9 4 7 1 1 79 12 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 68 14 8 4 5 1 1 83 9 97

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 65 20 6 2 2 3 3 90 4 180921
2014 Health Canada 64 20 6 2 1 3 3 90 4 6649
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 68 22 4 2 1 2 2 93 3 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 66 21 4 4 1 2 1 91 5 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 70 19 3 3 1 3 1 93 4 97
2011 Public Service 67 19 6 2 1 2 3 90 4 200185
2011 Health Canada 64 18 7 3 1 2 4 88 4 7391
2008 Public Service 67 18 6 2 1 2 3 89 4 168297
2008 Health Canada 69 17 6 3 1 2 3 89 4 6945

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 19 81 180560
2014 Health Canada 20 80 6640
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 17 83 914
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 16 84 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 13 87 97

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 50 32448
2014 Health Canada 48 1272
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 47 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 53 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 49 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 63 32448
2014 Health Canada 63 1272
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 62 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 51 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 44 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 7 32448
2014 Health Canada 8 1272
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 6 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 4 32448
2014 Health Canada 2 1272
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 0 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 0 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 0 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 5 32448
2014 Health Canada 4 1272
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 5 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 0 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 9 32448
2014 Health Canada 8 1272
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 3 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 0 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 0 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 4 32448
2014 Health Canada 3 1272
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 40 32479
2014 Health Canada 42 1274
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 38 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 34 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 50 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 40 32479
2014 Health Canada 44 1274
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 40 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 32 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 43 32479
2014 Health Canada 45 1274
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 43 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 38 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 35 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 40 32479
2014 Health Canada 38 1274
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 32 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 22 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 29 32479
2014 Health Canada 32 1274
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 29 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 29 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 57 32479
2014 Health Canada 54 1274
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 58 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 50 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 58 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 36 32479
2014 Health Canada 33 1274
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 40 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 31 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 2 32479
2014 Health Canada 2 1274
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 0 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 9 32479
2014 Health Canada 6 1274
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 9 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 13 32479
2014 Health Canada 13 1274
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 13 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 16 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 46 32479
2014 Health Canada 46 1274
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 44 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 47 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 50 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 29 32479
2014 Health Canada 27 1274
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 27 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 32 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 37 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 14 32479
2014 Health Canada 13 1274
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 11 156
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 0 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 51 32463
2014 Health Canada 56 1273
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 58 155
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 62 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 72 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 30 32463
2014 Health Canada 28 1273
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 26 155
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 21 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 10 32463
2014 Health Canada 10 1273
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 6 155
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 0 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 21 32463
2014 Health Canada 18 1273
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 17 155
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 0 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 12 32463
2014 Health Canada 11 1273
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 13 155
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 18 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 7 32463
2014 Health Canada 6 1273
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 5 155
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 0 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 16 32463
2014 Health Canada 13 1273
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 15 155
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 19 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 11 32463
2014 Health Canada 11 1273
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 8 155
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 0 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 25 32463
2014 Health Canada 25 1273
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 21 155
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 19 32
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 13 30161
2014 Health Canada 11 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 10 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 0 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 16 30161
2014 Health Canada 17 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 22 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 32 31
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 57 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 11 30161
2014 Health Canada 9 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 8 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 16 31
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

Question 67d. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The individual apologized.
(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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 8 30161
2014 Health Canada 8 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 10 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 10 30161
2014 Health Canada 12 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 10 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 16 31
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 10 30161
2014 Health Canada 10 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 9 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 19 31
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 11 30161
2014 Health Canada 11 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 13 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 8 30161
2014 Health Canada 9 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 13 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 11 30161
2014 Health Canada 10 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 11 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 16 31
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 25 30161
2014 Health Canada 27 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 30 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 32 31
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 9 30161
2014 Health Canada 10 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 14 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 45 30161
2014 Health Canada 48 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 47 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 42 31
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 42 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 2 30161
2014 Health Canada 2 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 0 31
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 0 14

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 54 30161
2014 Health Canada 52 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 48 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 39 31
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 13 30161
2014 Health Canada 12 1192
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 12 147
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 0 14

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 16 19 20 7 7 24 7 50 22 180780
2014 Health Canada 13 16 19 7 7 29 8 47 23 6651
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 12 15 19 5 6 33 10 47 19 916
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 9 13 23 7 3 36 9 39 18 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 9 10 20 8 2 39 12 38 21 97

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 26 30 19 7 6 11 1 64 14 180720
2014 Health Canada 22 28 20 7 5 16 2 61 15 6649
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 23 29 21 5 4 17 2 64 10 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 20 34 25 5 1 15 0 63 7 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 20 34 23 6 0 17 0 65 7 97
2011 Public Service 31 36 16 7 4 6 0 72 12 198422
2011 Health Canada 29 32 17 8 5 9 0 67 14 7327

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 8 92 180400
2014 Health Canada 8 92 6623
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 6 94 909
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 4 96 190
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 36 13828
2014 Health Canada 33 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 29 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 80 13828
2014 Health Canada 79 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 86 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 3 13828
2014 Health Canada 4 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 3 13828
2014 Health Canada 3 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 0 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

Question 75e. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals from other departments or agencies
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 7 13828
2014 Health Canada 7 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 8 13828
2014 Health Canada 8 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 8 13828
2014 Health Canada 8 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 9 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 20 13822
2014 Health Canada 25 483
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 14 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 17 13822
2014 Health Canada 16 483
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 16 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 12 13822
2014 Health Canada 16 483
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 12 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 5 13822
2014 Health Canada 6 483
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 9 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 23 13822
2014 Health Canada 26 483
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 26 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 24 13822
2014 Health Canada 17 483
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 20 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 3 13822
2014 Health Canada 2 483
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 7 13822
2014 Health Canada 7 483
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 16 13822
2014 Health Canada 16 483
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 16 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 16 13822
2014 Health Canada 17 483
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 15 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 1 13822
2014 Health Canada Insufficient data
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 0 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 30 13822
2014 Health Canada 30 483
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 33 56
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 29 13830
2014 Health Canada 26 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 20 55
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 16 13830
2014 Health Canada 14 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 13 55
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 6 13830
2014 Health Canada 7 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 19 13830
2014 Health Canada 16 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 19 55
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

Question 77e. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I used an informal conflict resolution process.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 6 13830
2014 Health Canada 5 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

Question 77f. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I filed a grievance or formal complaint.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 7 13830
2014 Health Canada 6 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

Question 77g. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I resolved the matter informally on my own.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 9 13830
2014 Health Canada 8 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

Question 77h. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 9 13830
2014 Health Canada 6 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 48 13830
2014 Health Canada 54 482
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 58 55
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 6 12831
2014 Health Canada 5 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 11 12831
2014 Health Canada 11 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 10 51
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 4 12831
2014 Health Canada 3 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 3 12831
2014 Health Canada 2 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 0 51
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 3 12831
2014 Health Canada 2 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

Question 78f. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The individual left or changed jobs.
(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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 5 12831
2014 Health Canada 5 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

Question 78g. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I changed jobs.
(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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 7 12831
2014 Health Canada 7 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

Question 78h. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination 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 discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 9 12831
2014 Health Canada 12 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 14 51
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

Question 78i. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was too distraught.
(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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 10 12831
2014 Health Canada 8 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 23 12831
2014 Health Canada 24 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 30 51
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

Question 78k. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced?  I was advised against filing a complaint.
(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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 9 12831
2014 Health Canada 10 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 12 51
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 44 12831
2014 Health Canada 49 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 55 51
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 2 12831
2014 Health Canada 3 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch Insufficient data
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 65 12831
2014 Health Canada 64 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 58 51
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

Question 78o. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Other
(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 Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 13 12831
2014 Health Canada 11 447
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 12 51
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate Insufficient data
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 17 18 21 4 3 31 7 55 11 180669
2014 Health Canada 14 15 20 3 3 36 9 53 10 6639
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 12 14 18 2 2 40 12 54 9 914
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 11 14 20 1 0 41 12 55 2 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 14 13 19 1 0 43 10 58 2 97

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 28 30 18 4 3 15 2 70 9 180578
2014 Health Canada 26 28 19 3 2 19 2 68 7 6643
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 26 30 18 3 2 19 2 72 6 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 25 38 17 0 0 18 2 79 0 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 29 35 16 0 0 17 3 79 0 97
2011 Public Service 35 36 14 4 2 8 0 77 7 198306
2011 Health Canada 35 33 15 4 3 10 0 77 7 7308

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 15 85 180286
2014 Health Canada 17 83 6628
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 16 84 909
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 12 88 191
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 11 89 97

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 78 22 27355
2014 Health Canada 80 20 1133
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 83 17 145
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 91 9 21
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 100 0 10

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 Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 50 32 6 7 4 0 0 83 11 21409
2014 Health Canada 50 33 6 6 3 0 1 84 9 915
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 62 24 7 6 1 0 0 86 7 120
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 59 31 5 5 0 0 0 89 5 19
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 54 46 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 Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 26 50 10 5 2 2 5 81 8 180775
2014 Health Canada 26 51 11 6 1 2 4 81 8 6646
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 23 51 10 7 2 3 4 79 9 914
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 21 51 12 7 2 2 5 78 9 191
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 19 43 17 8 2 2 10 70 11 97
2011 Public Service 25 51 10 6 2 1 4 81 8 198482
2011 Health Canada 25 51 10 7 2 1 3 80 9 7325
2008 Public Service 25 49 10 7 3 2 5 79 10 165000
2008 Health Canada 24 47 10 8 4 2 4 76 13 6810

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 10 24 23 10 7 19 8 46 22 180722
2014 Health Canada 8 19 24 9 5 25 9 42 21 6648
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 7 16 24 8 4 31 10 38 21 915
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 6 17 25 10 3 30 9 36 23 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 3 13 23 10 3 31 17 31 25 97
2011 Public Service 10 26 23 10 6 18 6 48 22 198413
2011 Health Canada 8 20 24 8 5 26 8 42 21 7317

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 35 34 12 4 2 8 5 79 7 180760
2014 Health Canada 36 32 12 4 2 10 4 79 6 6649
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 35 32 13 3 1 13 4 81 4 914
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 35 30 14 3 1 12 5 79 4 192
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 31 30 15 1 0 15 10 80 1 97
2011 Public Service 36 34 12 4 2 8 4 79 8 198530
2011 Health Canada 37 31 12 4 2 10 3 78 7 7328
2008 Public Service 33 36 12 4 2 8 5 79 7 164878
2008 Health Canada 35 32 12 4 2 11 4 79 7 6808

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 27 32 15 6 4 11 5 70 12 180628
2014 Health Canada 27 32 15 5 3 14 4 72 10 6638
2014 Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch 27 31 15 4 2 17 4 73 8 913
2014 Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate 26 32 15 4 3 15 5 72 9 191
2014 Environmental Health Science and Research / Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection / Chemical Surveillance / Director General's Office / Science Policy Liaison and Coordination / Management Services 29 26 18 2 0 16 9 74 3 96
2011 Public Service 27 33 15 6 4 10 4 71 12 198183
2011 Health Canada 28 31 15 5 3 14 3 71 10 7311
2008 Public Service 29 34 13 8 5 7 5 71 14 165597
2008 Health Canada 32 30 14 7 3 10 4 72 12 6835