2014 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM)

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 35 45 10 7 3 0 0 80 10 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 34 41 12 7 6 0 0 75 14 95
2011 Public Service 35 41 11 8 5 0 0 76 13 200583
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 34 42 11 10 3 0 0 76 14 373
2008 Public Service 35 42 11 8 4 0 0 77 12 168072
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 33 46 9 8 3 0 0 79 12 296

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 75 22 2 1 0 0 0 97 1 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 73 23 1 1 1 1 0 97 2 95
2011 Public Service 65 28 4 1 1 0 0 94 2 200727
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 74 22 2 1 1 0 0 97 1 373

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 66 26 6 2 0 0 0 92 2 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 67 24 4 3 1 0 0 92 4 95
2011 Public Service 58 31 7 2 1 0 0 89 4 200656
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 61 30 6 2 1 0 0 91 2 371

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 43 41 7 6 3 1 0 84 8 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 45 35 8 7 4 0 0 80 12 95
2011 Public Service 41 41 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 200825
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 40 40 11 7 2 0 0 80 9 372
2008 Public Service 41 42 8 6 3 0 0 84 8 168963
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 40 45 8 5 2 0 0 85 7 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 46 33 13 3 4 1 0 80 7 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 43 33 13 2 6 3 0 78 9 95
2011 Public Service 28 35 18 10 7 1 0 64 17 198741
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 43 34 13 5 4 1 0 78 9 369

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 43 37 11 6 3 0 0 80 8 342
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 41 36 11 7 3 1 0 78 11 94
2011 Public Service 27 38 17 11 7 0 0 65 18 198568
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 40 39 11 4 5 1 0 80 9 368
2008 Public Service 28 40 14 11 6 0 0 68 18 164994
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 35 42 12 6 4 1 0 77 10 295

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 38 30 16 7 5 4 0 71 13 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 37 33 15 5 6 4 0 73 12 95
2011 Public Service 29 27 17 12 10 5 1 59 23 198679
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 41 24 13 11 8 3 0 67 19 368
2008 Public Service 27 29 17 13 9 5 1 60 23 164965
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 32 27 15 14 6 5 0 63 21 296
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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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 50 29 11 5 3 2 0 81 8 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 41 36 9 7 6 1 0 77 14 95
2011 Public Service 40 32 13 8 5 2 1 74 13 199843
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 51 26 11 5 5 2 1 79 10 372
2008 Public Service 38 31 12 8 7 3 1 72 15 166751
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 49 28 8 5 5 4 1 81 11 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 48 33 9 5 4 0 0 81 10 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 39 38 6 7 10 0 0 77 17 95
2011 Public Service 38 35 11 10 6 1 0 73 16 199709
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 46 31 8 8 7 1 0 77 15 370
2008 Public Service 36 34 11 10 8 1 0 71 18 166684
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 46 29 8 11 5 1 0 75 17 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 54 27 9 6 4 1 0 82 9 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 55 24 6 9 5 1 0 80 14 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 29 39 14 8 3 7 0 73 11 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 29 29 14 14 7 7 0 63 23 95
2011 Public Service 22 31 19 11 9 7 1 58 22 199170
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 22 34 19 11 7 7 0 60 19 370

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 26 40 16 10 6 3 0 67 17 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 23 33 19 13 7 4 0 59 21 95
2011 Public Service 19 31 19 14 13 3 0 52 28 199021
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 25 35 15 13 10 1 1 60 24 368
2008 Public Service 21 33 18 14 12 3 0 55 27 165557
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 22 38 18 11 7 3 0 62 20 296

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 17 38 22 13 5 3 0 58 19 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 16 36 23 14 5 6 0 55 20 95
2011 Public Service 11 31 21 19 12 6 0 45 33 198979
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 14 45 18 14 6 3 0 60 22 369
2008 Public Service 11 31 20 20 13 6 0 44 35 165317
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 9 37 15 24 8 6 0 50 33 297

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 22 34 19 12 6 6 0 60 19 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 16 33 16 18 8 8 0 54 29 95
2011 Public Service 15 29 18 16 15 7 0 47 33 198990
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 22 36 15 14 10 3 0 60 25 368
2008 Public Service 14 29 18 16 15 8 0 47 33 165352
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 16 31 19 16 9 8 0 52 28 297

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 16 41 16 18 7 2 0 59 25 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 14 33 22 19 8 3 0 49 28 95
2011 Public Service 13 33 18 20 14 3 0 48 34 198810
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 13 38 14 20 13 2 0 52 33 366
2008 Public Service 14 36 16 20 12 2 0 51 33 165141
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 11 36 13 28 12 1 0 47 41 295

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 32 34 15 11 5 2 1 68 17 341
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 33 33 11 12 9 1 1 68 21 93
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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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 33 37 12 14 4 0 0 71 18 342
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 30 41 10 14 5 0 0 70 19 94
2011 Public Service 21 37 16 14 11 0 0 59 25 200784
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 34 39 11 9 7 0 0 73 16 372

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 14 25 18 15 8 17 3 49 29 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 12 26 24 12 8 14 4 46 24 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 46 36 9 5 4 0 0 82 9 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 45 37 4 7 6 0 0 82 14 95
2011 Public Service 33 37 13 10 7 1 0 70 17 199910
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 40 39 9 8 4 1 0 79 12 371
2008 Public Service 31 36 13 11 9 1 1 67 20 166756
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 40 33 10 10 7 1 0 74 17 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 48 36 8 4 2 1 1 86 6 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 49 35 7 5 2 0 1 85 8 95
2011 Public Service 39 32 13 6 5 4 1 75 11 199531
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 48 31 7 6 4 3 0 82 10 369
2008 Public Service 36 31 13 7 6 6 1 73 13 166386
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 51 31 5 7 2 3 1 85 10 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 33 41 12 2 2 2 8 82 5 94
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 38 37 4 4 0 4 13 90 5 24

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 40 41 9 8 1 1 1 82 9 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 40 39 8 9 2 1 0 80 12 95
2011 Public Service 26 37 13 14 8 2 1 65 22 199928
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 41 34 10 8 3 2 2 78 12 371
2008 Public Service 26 37 12 14 8 2 1 65 22 166238
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 41 37 8 7 3 2 2 81 11 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 33 27 14 10 7 8 1 65 19 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 36 22 19 9 7 6 0 62 18 95
2011 Public Service 26 27 15 13 11 6 1 58 26 199730
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 38 26 12 9 7 6 2 70 17 370
2008 Public Service 27 28 14 13 11 7 1 59 25 166166
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 39 29 8 9 5 7 2 75 16 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 34 42 12 10 2 0 0 76 12 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 37 51 4 7 1 0 0 87 8 95
2011 Public Service 27 41 12 12 6 0 1 69 19 200240
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 37 41 9 7 5 0 1 79 13 372
2008 Public Service 25 42 13 13 7 0 1 68 20 168332
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 30 42 8 13 4 1 1 74 18 299

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 40 42 10 6 3 0 0 82 9 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 49 35 8 6 2 0 0 83 8 95
2011 Public Service 42 36 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 200728
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 44 33 12 7 4 0 0 77 11 373
2008 Public Service 38 41 11 7 4 0 0 79 10 169105
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 34 44 11 8 3 0 0 78 12 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 49 37 8 5 1 0 0 86 6 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 58 31 8 1 2 0 0 89 3 95
2011 Public Service 45 39 7 5 3 0 0 84 8 200298
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 47 35 9 7 2 0 0 82 9 373
2008 Public Service 43 42 7 5 3 0 0 85 8 168403
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 48 37 6 6 2 0 0 86 8 299

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 27 39 13 11 7 2 0 68 18 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 25 51 8 7 5 3 0 78 13 95
2011 Public Service 21 33 17 15 12 2 0 55 27 200253
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 34 33 17 9 7 1 0 67 16 373
2008 Public Service 19 35 17 15 11 2 0 56 27 168004
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 28 37 15 11 7 1 1 67 18 297

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 13 26 17 22 15 3 3 42 40 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 10 26 15 20 22 4 2 39 45 95
2011 Public Service 15 27 15 18 21 2 2 44 40 200219
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 16 29 16 17 18 2 2 47 36 372
2008 Public Service 17 32 14 16 17 2 2 51 35 167751
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 15 32 16 18 14 3 1 50 34 297

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 27 44 14 10 4 0 0 71 14 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 27 42 10 15 5 0 0 70 20 95
2011 Public Service 28 39 13 12 8 0 0 68 20 200493
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 35 41 10 10 5 0 0 76 15 371

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 38 37 15 7 3 0 0 75 10 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 34 45 8 8 4 0 0 79 13 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 40 36 14 6 3 0 0 77 9 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 40 34 13 9 3 0 1 74 13 95
2011 Public Service 34 40 13 8 4 1 0 75 12 199885
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 40 38 10 8 3 1 0 79 11 371

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 49 31 10 6 3 0 1 81 9 342
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 54 27 6 7 5 0 0 81 13 94
2011 Public Service 38 36 11 9 6 0 1 75 14 200742
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 43 34 8 9 5 0 0 78 14 373

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 31 22 11 11 9 4 12 64 24 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 34 23 12 9 8 3 11 66 21 95
2011 Public Service 31 24 10 11 13 2 10 62 27 200707
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 20 21 10 13 18 1 17 50 38 373
2008 Public Service 34 24 9 11 12 2 9 65 25 168919
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 31 24 7 10 8 2 19 69 22 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 32 36 17 9 5 0 1 69 14 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 32 34 23 6 5 0 0 65 11 95
2011 Public Service 33 34 18 8 5 0 1 69 13 200574
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 37 32 20 7 5 0 0 69 12 372
2008 Public Service 28 35 20 10 6 0 1 64 16 168835
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 31 32 20 13 4 0 0 63 17 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 61 19 8 3 2 3 3 85 6 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 66 20 8 3 1 1 1 88 4 95
2011 Public Service 44 26 9 7 8 2 4 75 15 200634
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 50 25 4 9 7 2 2 79 17 372

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 28 38 33 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 27 41 32 95
2011 Public Service 27 42 31 198979
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 28 41 31 369

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 8 33 42 11 6 97
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 11 23 54 11 0 26
2011 Public Service 19 32 31 8 10 53795
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 4 28 48 11 10 104
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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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 47 38 9 5 2 0 0 85 7 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 41 42 6 6 4 0 0 83 10 95
2011 Public Service 37 42 11 6 3 1 0 80 9 200734
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 43 43 7 5 2 0 0 87 6 372
2008 Public Service 42 39 10 5 3 1 0 82 8 168871
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 51 38 5 4 2 0 0 89 6 297

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 29 44 14 10 3 0 0 73 13 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 25 42 18 12 3 0 0 67 15 95
2011 Public Service 24 42 17 10 6 2 0 67 16 199395
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 33 46 11 5 4 0 0 79 10 369

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 31 40 14 8 2 4 0 75 11 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 31 37 16 13 2 2 0 69 15 95
2011 Public Service 21 38 19 9 4 8 0 65 14 199244
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 34 44 13 4 3 3 0 80 7 370

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 8 29 37 17 8 0 2 25 37 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 6 39 35 13 6 0 1 19 46 95
2011 Public Service 12 27 34 16 7 1 2 24 40 199952
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 11 23 37 20 6 0 3 27 35 372
2008 Public Service 12 29 35 16 6 1 2 23 41 168383
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 9 25 40 15 7 0 3 23 36 299

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 10 23 30 23 11 1 3 35 33 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 6 29 30 22 12 0 1 35 35 94
2011 Public Service 12 20 28 21 12 2 3 35 34 199740
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 9 18 29 26 13 0 4 41 28 372
2008 Public Service 12 22 29 21 11 2 3 34 35 168088
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 9 20 32 21 13 2 3 36 30 297

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 9 24 37 18 7 1 4 26 35 342
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 9 25 31 28 6 1 1 35 34 94
2011 Public Service 18 24 28 15 8 2 4 25 45 199696
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 14 22 36 16 9 1 3 26 37 371
2008 Public Service 17 24 30 17 8 2 3 25 43 168077
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 14 25 31 19 6 1 4 27 41 296

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 7 17 34 30 11 0 1 42 24 340
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 6 17 37 29 11 0 0 40 24 93
2011 Public Service 9 17 32 25 12 1 4 38 28 199449
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 5 14 36 29 12 1 2 43 20 366
2008 Public Service 9 18 33 25 11 1 3 38 28 168000
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 8 20 33 26 10 1 3 37 28 297

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 11 23 33 20 11 0 2 32 35 341
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 13 21 34 17 13 0 1 31 35 93
2011 Public Service 18 24 28 16 9 1 3 27 44 199874
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 15 26 27 22 7 0 3 30 42 372
2008 Public Service 16 24 28 18 10 1 3 29 42 168023
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 16 24 27 18 11 1 3 31 42 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 7 12 30 28 16 1 6 47 21 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 3 12 27 36 17 1 4 56 16 94
2011 Public Service 11 18 27 23 14 3 5 40 31 199570
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 10 20 27 24 13 1 5 38 33 372
2008 Public Service 14 22 27 20 11 2 4 33 38 168198
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 20 29 20 18 6 1 5 26 52 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 6 17 41 21 9 2 4 32 25 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 4 20 40 21 12 1 1 34 25 94

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 67 29 2 1 1 0 0 97 2 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 64 31 1 1 3 0 0 95 4 95
2011 Public Service 61 33 4 2 1 0 0 94 3 200094
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 63 32 3 2 1 0 0 95 2 372

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 49 30 8 6 5 1 0 80 11 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 49 30 5 5 11 0 0 79 16 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 52 37 4 6 1 0 0 89 7 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 48 39 3 5 4 0 0 87 10 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 47 30 14 3 0 6 0 82 4 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 47 32 13 3 0 5 0 83 3 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 48 35 11 2 1 3 0 85 4 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 46 32 10 2 2 7 0 85 5 95
2011 Public Service 31 39 16 7 5 3 0 72 12 198890
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 41 40 9 6 2 2 0 82 8 367

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 55 35 7 2 1 0 0 90 3 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 54 33 8 3 2 0 0 86 5 95
2011 Public Service 37 39 12 7 5 0 0 76 12 198622
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 47 40 6 5 2 0 0 87 7 368
2008 Public Service 33 40 12 8 5 0 0 74 13 165113
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 46 39 9 3 3 0 0 85 6 296

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 35 28 14 10 6 4 3 68 17 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 30 35 18 8 5 4 0 67 14 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 45 38 8 4 1 3 0 87 5 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 37 35 12 7 2 7 0 77 10 95
2011 Public Service 35 40 13 5 2 3 1 78 8 199266
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 47 34 11 3 2 3 1 84 5 370

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 36 35 14 8 3 3 0 73 12 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 40 33 7 12 4 4 0 76 17 95
2011 Public Service 35 36 12 8 5 4 1 74 14 199168
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 41 33 10 8 4 3 1 77 13 367
2008 Public Service 31 36 12 10 7 4 1 70 17 165770
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 27 39 10 11 7 5 2 70 19 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 23 33 21 10 4 7 1 61 16 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 15 35 21 12 6 8 2 55 21 95
2011 Public Service 19 35 21 12 7 5 1 57 20 199149
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 23 39 20 9 5 4 1 65 14 367

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 15 19 14 16 16 15 4 43 39 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 18 13 14 17 17 17 5 39 43 95
2011 Public Service 15 23 18 16 15 11 3 44 35 199244
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 13 22 18 14 16 11 5 42 37 370

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 43 45 3 8 1 0 0 88 9 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 38 50 2 9 1 0 0 88 10 95
2011 Public Service 36 46 4 10 4 0 0 82 14 200936
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 45 45 4 4 2 0 0 90 6 373
2008 Public Service 36 46 4 9 4 0 0 82 13 169250
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 44 46 3 5 2 0 0 90 7 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 56 30 5 5 3 0 0 87 8 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 58 26 4 7 4 0 0 84 12 95
2011 Public Service 39 37 8 10 6 0 0 77 15 199738
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 46 35 6 9 3 0 0 81 13 371

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 58 34 6 1 1 1 0 92 2 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 61 29 7 1 1 0 0 91 2 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 74 19 3 2 2 0 1 94 3 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 68 22 3 2 3 0 1 92 5 95
2011 Public Service 71 20 4 3 1 1 1 92 4 200894
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 74 20 2 2 1 1 0 95 3 373
2008 Public Service 71 20 3 3 1 0 1 92 4 169051
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 70 19 4 4 2 0 0 90 6 296

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 60 20 5 10 5 0 0 80 15 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 57 22 4 10 6 0 1 80 16 95
2011 Public Service 66 18 5 6 3 0 2 86 9 200811
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 62 23 3 8 5 0 0 85 12 372
2008 Public Service 67 18 5 6 3 0 1 86 9 169106
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 57 21 7 8 6 0 0 79 14 294

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 71 16 4 4 5 0 0 87 9 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 65 20 3 2 7 1 1 87 10 95
2011 Public Service 68 15 5 4 3 0 4 87 7 200015
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 70 16 4 8 2 0 0 86 10 372
2008 Public Service 66 14 5 4 4 1 7 86 9 167148
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 66 14 4 8 6 0 1 81 15 297

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 81 11 3 3 1 0 0 92 5 344
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 79 13 2 4 1 0 1 93 5 95
2011 Public Service 77 12 4 2 2 0 3 92 4 199764
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 79 13 3 3 1 0 0 93 4 371
2008 Public Service 78 8 3 2 3 0 6 92 5 166455
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 78 11 2 5 3 0 1 90 8 298

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 61 21 8 7 3 0 0 82 10 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 54 26 8 5 5 0 1 81 11 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 75 18 3 2 0 1 0 94 3 342
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 76 19 2 2 0 1 0 96 2 95
2011 Public Service 67 19 6 2 1 2 3 90 4 200185
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 73 19 4 3 1 1 1 92 4 372
2008 Public Service 67 18 6 2 1 2 3 89 4 168297
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 68 22 4 1 1 1 3 93 3 299

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 16 84 341
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 17 83 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 55 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 57 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 57 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 56 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 37 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 31 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 33 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 32 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 32 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 31 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 24 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 67 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 57 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 22 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 19 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 28 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 31 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 26 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 11 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 50 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 44 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 20 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 33 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 13 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 32 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 44 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 11 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 15 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 11 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 11 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 9 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 11 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 32 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 38 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 11 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 40 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 38 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 54 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 51 16

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 11 54
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 14 17 18 8 4 33 7 50 21 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 12 20 19 6 3 31 8 53 16 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 27 34 19 5 2 12 1 70 8 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 25 40 16 7 3 7 1 71 11 95
2011 Public Service 31 36 16 7 4 6 0 72 12 198422
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 41 34 13 8 1 3 0 78 9 367

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 5 95 342
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 8 92 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 93 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 34 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 53 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 54 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 0 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 53 15
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Insufficient data
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 12 13 17 1 1 47 9 56 5 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 10 13 19 2 1 47 7 51 7 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 27 29 14 2 1 24 3 77 4 342
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 24 33 14 4 1 23 1 75 7 95
2011 Public Service 35 36 14 4 2 8 0 77 7 198306
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 40 35 13 2 1 9 0 82 4 366

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 13 87 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 14 86 95

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 79 21 47
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 85 15 13

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

Survey year 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 70 22 5 0 0 0 3 94 0 37
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 72 18 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11

Labour Management Relations and Collective Agreements

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

Survey year 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 8 18 11 3 2 3 55 62 12 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 7 23 11 2 0 6 50 71 5 95
2011 Public Service 25 51 10 6 2 1 4 81 8 198482
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 10 19 8 4 3 3 52 66 15 368
2008 Public Service 25 49 10 7 3 2 5 79 10 165000
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 10 26 6 6 3 5 43 71 18 296

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 2 4 9 1 0 11 73 38 4 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 0 4 7 0 0 11 78 36 0 95
2011 Public Service 10 26 23 10 6 18 6 48 22 198413
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 3 4 10 2 1 12 68 36 14 368

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 11 12 7 1 1 11 56 72 5 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 10 18 6 3 0 11 53 74 9 95
2011 Public Service 36 34 12 4 2 8 4 79 8 198530
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 13 10 9 1 2 9 57 66 9 367
2008 Public Service 33 36 12 4 2 8 5 79 7 164878
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 19 16 7 3 1 12 43 76 8 296

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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 11 12 8 1 1 11 56 69 6 343
2014 Resource Planning and Management Portfolio (RPM) 7 16 12 2 1 11 51 61 8 95
2011 Public Service 27 33 15 6 4 10 4 71 12 198183
2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 10 10 10 1 1 11 56 62 7 366
2008 Public Service 29 34 13 8 5 7 5 71 14 165597
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research 21 14 8 2 2 9 43 74 10 297