2014 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for Operations

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 Privy Council Office 43 39 8 7 3 0 0 82 10 639
2014 Operations 52 34 6 7 0 0 0 86 7 76
2011 Public Service 35 41 11 8 5 0 0 76 13 200583
2011 Privy Council Office 45 37 9 5 3 0 0 82 9 691
2008 Public Service 35 42 11 8 4 0 0 77 12 168072
2008 Privy Council Office 41 40 9 6 4 0 0 81 10 502

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 Privy Council Office 78 19 2 0 0 0 0 97 1 639
2014 Operations 82 17 1 0 0 0 0 99 0 76
2011 Public Service 65 28 4 1 1 0 0 94 2 200727
2011 Privy Council Office 76 20 2 0 0 0 0 97 1 697

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 Privy Council Office 70 22 6 1 1 0 0 92 2 639
2014 Operations 75 19 5 1 0 0 0 94 1 76
2011 Public Service 58 31 7 2 1 0 0 89 4 200656
2011 Privy Council Office 65 25 7 2 1 0 0 90 3 697

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 Privy Council Office 51 35 7 4 4 0 0 86 7 638
2014 Operations 57 30 10 0 4 0 0 86 4 76
2011 Public Service 41 41 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 200825
2011 Privy Council Office 51 35 7 4 2 0 0 87 7 695
2008 Public Service 41 42 8 6 3 0 0 84 8 168963
2008 Privy Council Office 46 42 6 4 2 0 0 89 5 502

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 Privy Council Office 46 34 12 5 3 1 0 80 8 632
2014 Operations 54 32 6 3 4 0 0 86 7 76
2011 Public Service 28 35 18 10 7 1 0 64 17 198741
2011 Privy Council Office 43 32 15 5 4 1 0 75 10 692

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 Privy Council Office 49 31 11 5 3 0 0 81 8 631
2014 Operations 57 32 6 2 3 0 0 89 5 76
2011 Public Service 27 38 17 11 7 0 0 65 18 198568
2011 Privy Council Office 46 32 12 6 4 0 0 78 9 689
2008 Public Service 28 40 14 11 6 0 0 68 18 164994
2008 Privy Council Office 42 37 14 5 2 0 0 79 8 481

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 Privy Council Office 42 22 18 10 5 3 1 66 16 631
2014 Operations 43 18 22 6 4 6 1 66 11 76
2011 Public Service 29 27 17 12 10 5 1 59 23 198679
2011 Privy Council Office 40 23 16 10 7 4 1 66 18 689
2008 Public Service 27 29 17 13 9 5 1 60 23 164965
2008 Privy Council Office 30 28 16 12 6 6 2 63 20 481
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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 Privy Council Office 53 26 10 4 3 3 1 82 8 636
2014 Operations 51 28 6 1 6 6 2 85 8 76
2011 Public Service 40 32 13 8 5 2 1 74 13 199843
2011 Privy Council Office 49 27 10 6 5 2 1 78 11 695
2008 Public Service 38 31 12 8 7 3 1 72 15 166751
2008 Privy Council Office 45 29 8 8 5 3 1 77 14 490

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 Privy Council Office 46 33 8 9 4 0 0 79 13 636
2014 Operations 50 33 6 3 5 0 3 85 9 76
2011 Public Service 38 35 11 10 6 1 0 73 16 199709
2011 Privy Council Office 45 29 11 9 5 1 0 75 15 695
2008 Public Service 36 34 11 10 8 1 0 71 18 166684
2008 Privy Council Office 44 29 9 10 8 1 0 74 18 488

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 Privy Council Office 53 28 8 6 4 1 0 82 10 634
2014 Operations 52 27 9 2 6 1 3 82 9 75

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 Privy Council Office 41 35 10 5 3 6 0 81 9 634
2014 Operations 43 35 14 1 3 5 0 81 4 76
2011 Public Service 22 31 19 11 9 7 1 58 22 199170
2011 Privy Council Office 36 30 14 6 6 7 0 72 13 694

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 Privy Council Office 43 34 12 5 4 2 0 79 9 634
2014 Operations 51 30 18 1 0 0 0 81 1 76
2011 Public Service 19 31 19 14 13 3 0 52 28 199021
2011 Privy Council Office 36 33 15 6 7 3 0 71 13 694
2008 Public Service 21 33 18 14 12 3 0 55 27 165557
2008 Privy Council Office 36 35 13 8 7 1 0 72 15 483

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 Privy Council Office 34 37 14 9 3 4 0 73 12 634
2014 Operations 43 37 9 8 0 3 0 83 8 76
2011 Public Service 11 31 21 19 12 6 0 45 33 198979
2011 Privy Council Office 25 41 16 7 5 5 0 70 13 695
2008 Public Service 11 31 20 20 13 6 0 44 35 165317
2008 Privy Council Office 26 38 16 10 6 5 0 67 16 483

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 Privy Council Office 30 30 17 10 8 4 0 63 19 635
2014 Operations 32 23 16 15 6 6 2 59 23 76
2011 Public Service 15 29 18 16 15 7 0 47 33 198990
2011 Privy Council Office 25 35 13 11 9 7 0 64 22 694
2008 Public Service 14 29 18 16 15 8 0 47 33 165352
2008 Privy Council Office 23 30 16 14 9 7 0 57 25 483

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 Privy Council Office 25 40 15 13 5 2 0 66 19 633
2014 Operations 34 39 16 5 1 3 2 76 6 75
2011 Public Service 13 33 18 20 14 3 0 48 34 198810
2011 Privy Council Office 23 38 14 15 7 2 0 63 23 693
2008 Public Service 14 36 16 20 12 2 0 51 33 165141
2008 Privy Council Office 22 43 13 11 10 1 0 65 22 481

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 Privy Council Office 40 32 14 6 5 2 2 75 11 634
2014 Operations 55 26 8 1 4 3 3 86 5 75
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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 Privy Council Office 34 37 14 9 6 0 0 71 16 639
2014 Operations 31 42 12 10 5 0 0 73 15 76
2011 Public Service 21 37 16 14 11 0 0 59 25 200784
2011 Privy Council Office 30 40 13 11 6 0 0 70 17 697

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 Privy Council Office 18 25 17 12 7 16 6 55 24 635
2014 Operations 18 19 21 11 3 21 8 51 19 76

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 Privy Council Office 43 36 9 8 3 1 0 80 11 636
2014 Operations 39 37 11 5 5 1 3 79 10 76
2011 Public Service 33 37 13 10 7 1 0 70 17 199910
2011 Privy Council Office 41 34 11 9 5 0 0 75 14 695
2008 Public Service 31 36 13 11 9 1 1 67 20 166756
2008 Privy Council Office 33 37 11 11 8 0 1 70 19 489

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 Privy Council Office 44 31 13 3 3 4 2 81 6 634
2014 Operations 36 27 19 2 5 9 2 71 8 75
2011 Public Service 39 32 13 6 5 4 1 75 11 199531
2011 Privy Council Office 45 28 13 5 4 4 2 77 10 695
2008 Public Service 36 31 13 7 6 6 1 73 13 166386
2008 Privy Council Office 40 26 13 10 4 5 1 71 16 489

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 Privy Council Office 42 34 6 7 2 3 6 83 10 159
2014 Operations 50 11 0 6 0 6 28 91 9 18

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 Privy Council Office 45 37 8 7 2 1 1 83 9 636
2014 Operations 57 35 2 4 0 0 2 94 4 76
2011 Public Service 26 37 13 14 8 2 1 65 22 199928
2011 Privy Council Office 47 32 8 6 5 2 0 81 11 697
2008 Public Service 26 37 12 14 8 2 1 65 22 166238
2008 Privy Council Office 43 34 9 7 5 1 1 79 12 489

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 Privy Council Office 37 29 13 6 5 8 1 73 13 636
2014 Operations 35 27 15 7 1 12 3 73 10 76
2011 Public Service 26 27 15 13 11 6 1 58 26 199730
2011 Privy Council Office 41 26 9 9 6 7 1 73 17 696
2008 Public Service 27 28 14 13 11 7 1 59 25 166166
2008 Privy Council Office 37 27 13 9 7 6 1 69 17 487

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 Privy Council Office 33 42 11 9 4 0 1 76 13 639
2014 Operations 26 39 17 13 4 0 0 66 17 76
2011 Public Service 27 41 12 12 6 0 1 69 19 200240
2011 Privy Council Office 31 42 12 9 3 1 2 75 12 694
2008 Public Service 25 42 13 13 7 0 1 68 20 168332
2008 Privy Council Office 35 37 13 8 5 0 1 74 13 497

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 Privy Council Office 47 34 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 638
2014 Operations 52 29 15 2 1 0 0 81 4 76
2011 Public Service 42 36 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 200728
2011 Privy Council Office 52 30 8 5 4 0 0 82 9 697
2008 Public Service 38 41 11 7 4 0 0 79 10 169105
2008 Privy Council Office 46 38 8 6 3 0 0 84 8 503

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 Privy Council Office 55 30 7 5 3 0 0 86 7 639
2014 Operations 62 30 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 76
2011 Public Service 45 39 7 5 3 0 0 84 8 200298
2011 Privy Council Office 53 32 7 4 4 0 0 85 8 696
2008 Public Service 43 42 7 5 3 0 0 85 8 168403
2008 Privy Council Office 48 40 6 4 2 0 0 88 6 498

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 Privy Council Office 31 35 11 10 8 4 1 70 19 630
2014 Operations 35 28 12 12 6 5 2 68 19 76
2011 Public Service 21 33 17 15 12 2 0 55 27 200253
2011 Privy Council Office 27 36 15 11 8 3 0 65 19 695
2008 Public Service 19 35 17 15 11 2 0 56 27 168004
2008 Privy Council Office 30 37 15 11 6 1 1 68 17 496

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 Privy Council Office 18 21 15 18 20 4 5 43 41 633
2014 Operations 21 22 12 13 22 6 4 48 39 76
2011 Public Service 15 27 15 18 21 2 2 44 40 200219
2011 Privy Council Office 15 27 15 16 22 3 2 44 40 695
2008 Public Service 17 32 14 16 17 2 2 51 35 167751
2008 Privy Council Office 16 29 17 18 16 2 3 47 35 495

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 Privy Council Office 35 42 11 7 4 0 0 77 11 639
2014 Operations 41 38 10 8 3 0 0 79 11 76
2011 Public Service 28 39 13 12 8 0 0 68 20 200493
2011 Privy Council Office 38 38 12 8 4 0 1 77 12 695

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 Privy Council Office 37 41 10 6 5 0 0 78 11 638
2014 Operations 43 42 5 7 3 0 0 85 10 76

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 Privy Council Office 42 41 10 4 2 0 0 83 7 639
2014 Operations 54 30 10 0 5 1 0 85 5 76
2011 Public Service 34 40 13 8 4 1 0 75 12 199885
2011 Privy Council Office 47 37 9 4 2 0 1 85 6 694

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 Privy Council Office 37 34 13 10 5 0 1 72 15 639
2014 Operations 35 33 16 10 5 0 1 69 15 76
2011 Public Service 38 36 11 9 6 0 1 75 14 200742
2011 Privy Council Office 39 33 11 10 5 1 1 74 15 696

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 Privy Council Office 31 20 9 11 13 2 14 61 29 638
2014 Operations 21 19 6 15 25 0 14 47 46 76
2011 Public Service 31 24 10 11 13 2 10 62 27 200707
2011 Privy Council Office 35 20 7 10 14 1 13 63 28 693
2008 Public Service 34 24 9 11 12 2 9 65 25 168919
2008 Privy Council Office 32 18 5 10 21 1 13 58 36 499

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 Privy Council Office 27 36 18 10 7 0 1 64 17 639
2014 Operations 22 42 19 8 8 0 1 64 17 76
2011 Public Service 33 34 18 8 5 0 1 69 13 200574
2011 Privy Council Office 32 33 18 9 6 0 1 66 15 694
2008 Public Service 28 35 20 10 6 0 1 64 16 168835
2008 Privy Council Office 23 31 21 14 10 0 1 54 25 501

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 Privy Council Office 40 19 12 7 6 5 12 71 15 636
2014 Operations 35 9 16 7 10 9 15 57 22 76
2011 Public Service 44 26 9 7 8 2 4 75 15 200634
2011 Privy Council Office 34 24 12 8 11 4 9 66 21 694

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 Privy Council Office 43 26 31 632
2014 Operations 56 16 28 76
2011 Public Service 27 42 31 198979
2011 Privy Council Office 39 29 32 694

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 Privy Council Office 11 17 57 6 9 273
2014 Operations 7 9 75 2 7 42
2011 Public Service 19 32 31 8 10 53795
2011 Privy Council Office 8 15 63 5 9 275
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Workplace

Organizational Goals

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

Survey year 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 Privy Council Office 55 32 8 3 2 0 0 87 5 638
2014 Operations 68 23 6 2 0 0 0 92 2 76
2011 Public Service 37 42 11 6 3 1 0 80 9 200734
2011 Privy Council Office 51 33 10 4 2 0 0 84 6 696
2008 Public Service 42 39 10 5 3 1 0 82 8 168871
2008 Privy Council Office 53 35 6 5 2 0 0 88 6 502

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 Privy Council Office 38 40 13 5 2 2 0 80 7 633
2014 Operations 47 34 14 2 0 2 0 83 2 76
2011 Public Service 24 42 17 10 6 2 0 67 16 199395
2011 Privy Council Office 38 39 13 6 3 1 0 78 9 695

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 Privy Council Office 35 36 16 4 2 8 0 77 6 634
2014 Operations 38 30 20 2 0 10 0 75 3 76
2011 Public Service 21 38 19 9 4 8 0 65 14 199244
2011 Privy Council Office 31 36 19 5 2 7 0 72 7 694

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 Privy Council Office 6 24 38 19 9 2 3 29 31 638
2014 Operations 6 21 45 15 10 2 1 26 28 76
2011 Public Service 12 27 34 16 7 1 2 24 40 199952
2011 Privy Council Office 10 23 35 19 9 1 3 29 35 694
2008 Public Service 12 29 35 16 6 1 2 23 41 168383
2008 Privy Council Office 12 25 34 19 6 0 3 26 39 500

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 Privy Council Office 5 12 25 32 19 2 4 55 18 636
2014 Operations 4 9 21 34 28 1 2 65 14 75
2011 Public Service 12 20 28 21 12 2 3 35 34 199740
2011 Privy Council Office 4 12 25 32 22 2 4 57 17 695
2008 Public Service 12 22 29 21 11 2 3 34 35 168088
2008 Privy Council Office 5 15 30 29 16 1 4 47 22 497

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 Privy Council Office 10 16 30 25 14 2 3 41 27 637
2014 Operations 4 10 29 35 21 1 0 56 14 76
2011 Public Service 18 24 28 15 8 2 4 25 45 199696
2011 Privy Council Office 9 16 29 24 17 2 3 44 26 693
2008 Public Service 17 24 30 17 8 2 3 25 43 168077
2008 Privy Council Office 11 20 31 22 12 1 3 36 32 499

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 Privy Council Office 7 19 40 22 11 1 2 33 26 636
2014 Operations 13 16 46 14 10 1 0 24 29 76
2011 Public Service 9 17 32 25 12 1 4 38 28 199449
2011 Privy Council Office 7 20 36 21 12 1 3 34 28 692
2008 Public Service 9 18 33 25 11 1 3 38 28 168000
2008 Privy Council Office 10 22 37 20 8 1 2 29 33 497

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 Privy Council Office 13 22 27 18 13 2 4 33 38 636
2014 Operations 10 14 25 24 20 4 3 47 26 75
2011 Public Service 18 24 28 16 9 1 3 27 44 199874
2011 Privy Council Office 11 19 27 22 15 2 4 39 32 690
2008 Public Service 16 24 28 18 10 1 3 29 42 168023
2008 Privy Council Office 10 17 30 24 13 0 5 39 29 497

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 Privy Council Office 5 14 27 29 18 2 5 50 21 637
2014 Operations 7 10 37 21 16 4 4 41 19 76
2011 Public Service 11 18 27 23 14 3 5 40 31 199570
2011 Privy Council Office 7 15 24 27 18 2 6 49 24 689
2008 Public Service 14 22 27 20 11 2 4 33 38 168198
2008 Privy Council Office 13 19 30 20 12 2 4 34 34 496

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 Privy Council Office 5 16 34 23 15 3 4 41 23 638
2014 Operations 1 22 24 33 14 1 4 50 25 76

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 Privy Council Office 68 27 3 2 0 0 0 94 3 638
2014 Operations 67 26 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 76
2011 Public Service 61 33 4 2 1 0 0 94 3 200094
2011 Privy Council Office 70 25 3 1 1 0 0 95 2 694

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 Privy Council Office 48 29 8 7 6 1 0 78 13 637
2014 Operations 46 32 6 6 6 2 1 81 13 76

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 Privy Council Office 53 34 5 5 2 0 0 88 7 635
2014 Operations 65 25 5 4 1 0 0 90 5 76

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 Privy Council Office 43 32 13 4 2 5 1 81 6 632
2014 Operations 42 24 19 5 1 9 0 73 7 76

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 Privy Council Office 48 34 10 3 2 2 0 84 5 632
2014 Operations 43 36 11 2 3 5 0 83 5 76
2011 Public Service 31 39 16 7 5 3 0 72 12 198890
2011 Privy Council Office 42 32 14 6 3 3 0 76 9 693

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 Privy Council Office 60 28 7 3 2 1 0 88 5 632
2014 Operations 61 27 5 5 3 0 0 87 8 76
2011 Public Service 37 39 12 7 5 0 0 76 12 198622
2011 Privy Council Office 52 33 9 3 3 0 0 86 5 692
2008 Public Service 33 40 12 8 5 0 0 74 13 165113
2008 Privy Council Office 43 39 9 5 4 0 0 82 9 483

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 Privy Council Office 35 29 14 6 5 6 5 71 13 636
2014 Operations 38 20 11 7 4 12 7 72 14 76

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 Privy Council Office 51 32 7 3 1 4 1 88 4 634
2014 Operations 67 29 1 0 0 3 0 99 0 76
2011 Public Service 35 40 13 5 2 3 1 78 8 199266
2011 Privy Council Office 49 32 11 3 1 4 1 85 3 696

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 Privy Council Office 44 34 7 7 3 2 2 81 11 634
2014 Operations 47 34 7 4 4 3 2 84 8 76
2011 Public Service 35 36 12 8 5 4 1 74 14 199168
2011 Privy Council Office 40 30 10 8 6 5 1 75 15 695
2008 Public Service 31 36 12 10 7 4 1 70 17 165770
2008 Privy Council Office 30 34 13 10 7 5 1 68 18 487

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 Privy Council Office 28 32 20 8 5 6 1 65 14 633
2014 Operations 35 32 18 5 5 4 2 70 10 76
2011 Public Service 19 35 21 12 7 5 1 57 20 199149
2011 Privy Council Office 28 30 19 10 5 7 2 63 16 695

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 Privy Council Office 15 20 18 14 12 14 7 44 33 634
2014 Operations 10 16 18 14 14 16 13 36 39 76
2011 Public Service 15 23 18 16 15 11 3 44 35 199244
2011 Privy Council Office 17 20 18 12 14 14 6 46 32 696

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 Privy Council Office 36 46 6 11 2 0 0 81 13 639
2014 Operations 31 56 3 8 2 0 0 87 10 76
2011 Public Service 36 46 4 10 4 0 0 82 14 200936
2011 Privy Council Office 47 41 4 6 1 0 0 89 7 697
2008 Public Service 36 46 4 9 4 0 0 82 13 169250
2008 Privy Council Office 46 41 4 7 2 0 0 87 10 504

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 Privy Council Office 55 31 5 6 3 0 0 86 8 637
2014 Operations 60 34 1 5 0 0 0 94 5 76
2011 Public Service 39 37 8 10 6 0 0 77 15 199738
2011 Privy Council Office 56 29 5 8 2 0 0 85 10 693

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 Privy Council Office 51 37 6 5 1 0 0 88 5 638
2014 Operations 54 35 6 4 0 0 1 90 4 76

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 Privy Council Office 70 22 4 3 1 0 0 93 4 639
2014 Operations 74 14 6 6 0 0 0 88 6 76
2011 Public Service 71 20 4 3 1 1 1 92 4 200894
2011 Privy Council Office 74 18 4 3 1 0 0 92 4 694
2008 Public Service 71 20 3 3 1 0 1 92 4 169051
2008 Privy Council Office 71 21 5 2 1 0 0 92 3 502

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 Privy Council Office 62 23 4 6 3 0 0 86 10 639
2014 Operations 61 25 2 4 7 0 1 87 11 76
2011 Public Service 66 18 5 6 3 0 2 86 9 200811
2011 Privy Council Office 64 22 3 8 3 0 0 86 11 697
2008 Public Service 67 18 5 6 3 0 1 86 9 169106
2008 Privy Council Office 61 20 5 11 3 0 0 81 14 502

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 Privy Council Office 75 16 3 3 2 0 1 92 5 635
2014 Operations 78 16 1 5 0 0 0 94 5 76
2011 Public Service 68 15 5 4 3 0 4 87 7 200015
2011 Privy Council Office 69 18 6 4 1 0 1 89 5 695
2008 Public Service 66 14 5 4 4 1 7 86 9 167148
2008 Privy Council Office 64 20 6 6 3 0 2 86 9 488

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 Privy Council Office 83 12 2 2 2 0 0 95 3 634
2014 Operations 81 9 2 5 0 1 1 92 5 75
2011 Public Service 77 12 4 2 2 0 3 92 4 199764
2011 Privy Council Office 79 14 3 2 1 0 1 94 3 696
2008 Public Service 78 8 3 2 3 0 6 92 5 166455
2008 Privy Council Office 82 11 3 2 2 0 0 93 4 488

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 Privy Council Office 61 25 5 4 3 0 2 88 7 633
2014 Operations 55 28 6 8 0 0 4 86 8 76

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 Privy Council Office 67 19 6 1 1 3 3 92 2 633
2014 Operations 59 17 10 0 1 11 2 87 1 76
2011 Public Service 67 19 6 2 1 2 3 90 4 200185
2011 Privy Council Office 68 20 5 1 0 3 3 94 1 694
2008 Public Service 67 18 6 2 1 2 3 89 4 168297
2008 Privy Council Office 71 17 6 2 0 2 2 92 2 497

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 Privy Council Office 13 87 628
2014 Operations 8 92 76

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 Privy Council Office 42 82
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 60 82
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 10 82
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 0 82
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 7 82
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 6 82
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 41 83
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 43 83
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 45 83
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 39 83
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 31 83
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 57 83
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 33 83
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 7 83
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 8 83
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 41 83
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 26 83
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 9 83
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 57 82
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 28 82
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 11 82
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 17 82
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 9 82
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 10 82
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 11 82
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 23 82
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 15 78
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 9 78
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 9 78
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 0 78
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 11 78
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 8 78
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 15 78
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 10 78
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 10 78
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 24 78
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 11 78
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 44 78
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 48 78
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 7 78
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 17 16 15 4 3 33 11 60 13 632
2014 Operations 19 6 11 5 3 40 16 57 17 76

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 Privy Council Office 28 30 14 4 3 17 4 74 9 632
2014 Operations 27 26 19 1 3 21 4 70 5 76
2011 Public Service 31 36 16 7 4 6 0 72 12 198422
2011 Privy Council Office 31 32 17 5 2 12 1 72 9 689

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 Privy Council Office 5 95 630
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 62 28
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 73 28
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 0 28
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 34 30
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 20 30
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 17 30
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 21 30
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 32 30
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 0 30
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 20 30
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 30 30
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 0 30
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 28 30
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 36 30
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 51 30
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 0 29
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 0 29
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 0 29
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 19 29
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 28 29
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 43 29
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 77 29
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office Insufficient data
2014 Operations 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 Privy Council Office 16 12 17 1 2 39 13 58 7 632
2014 Operations 14 11 10 0 3 48 14 67 7 76

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 Privy Council Office 32 25 16 1 2 19 5 75 4 632
2014 Operations 30 26 14 1 1 24 3 77 4 76
2011 Public Service 35 36 14 4 2 8 0 77 7 198306
2011 Privy Council Office 38 29 15 2 2 14 0 78 4 693

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 Privy Council Office 11 89 627
2014 Operations 7 93 76

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 Privy Council Office 80 20 67
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 72 23 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 53
2014 Operations Insufficient data

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 Privy Council Office 20 43 11 5 2 1 16 77 9 632
2014 Operations 7 48 12 11 0 1 20 70 14 76
2011 Public Service 25 51 10 6 2 1 4 81 8 198482
2011 Privy Council Office 21 44 10 7 3 2 13 76 12 690
2008 Public Service 25 49 10 7 3 2 5 79 10 165000
2008 Privy Council Office 20 38 10 12 4 2 15 69 19 482

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 Privy Council Office 6 16 20 7 5 27 19 41 22 632
2014 Operations 1 16 18 7 1 33 24 40 19 76
2011 Public Service 10 26 23 10 6 18 6 48 22 198413
2011 Privy Council Office 8 14 21 7 5 31 14 41 21 691

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 Privy Council Office 31 25 10 3 2 12 16 78 8 632
2014 Operations 18 20 15 5 2 18 21 64 12 76
2011 Public Service 36 34 12 4 2 8 4 79 8 198530
2011 Privy Council Office 31 23 12 4 2 15 13 75 8 690
2008 Public Service 33 36 12 4 2 8 5 79 7 164878
2008 Privy Council Office 24 26 13 6 3 13 15 69 13 482

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 Privy Council Office 28 23 13 4 2 14 16 73 9 631
2014 Operations 19 20 15 8 4 14 19 59 18 76
2011 Public Service 27 33 15 6 4 10 4 71 12 198183
2011 Privy Council Office 28 22 14 6 2 16 13 70 11 687
2008 Public Service 29 34 13 8 5 7 5 71 14 165597
2008 Privy Council Office 26 24 14 9 5 8 14 64 19 483