2014 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for Policy and Strategic Direction

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 36 45 6 7 6 0 0 81 13 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 35 48 9 2 6 0 0 83 9 46
2011 Public Service 35 41 11 8 5 0 0 76 13 200583
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 35 44 9 7 5 0 0 79 12 363
2008 Public Service 35 42 11 8 4 0 0 77 12 168072
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 38 37 11 10 4 0 0 75 14 374

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 73 22 3 1 1 0 0 95 2 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 72 26 2 0 0 0 0 98 0 46
2011 Public Service 65 28 4 1 1 0 0 94 2 200727
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 73 23 2 1 1 0 0 95 2 363

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 61 28 6 4 2 0 0 88 6 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 57 39 2 0 2 0 0 96 2 46
2011 Public Service 58 31 7 2 1 0 0 89 4 200656
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 62 28 7 2 1 0 0 90 3 362

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 48 34 7 7 4 0 0 82 11 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 50 37 6 0 6 0 0 87 6 46
2011 Public Service 41 41 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 200825
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 43 43 7 4 3 0 0 86 7 363
2008 Public Service 41 42 8 6 3 0 0 84 8 168963
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 41 40 9 7 2 1 0 82 9 375

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 43 33 12 7 4 0 0 76 11 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 37 46 13 2 2 0 0 83 4 46
2011 Public Service 28 35 18 10 7 1 0 64 17 198741
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 42 30 12 8 6 1 0 72 15 363

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 45 32 12 7 4 0 0 77 11 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 39 46 11 0 4 0 0 85 4 46
2011 Public Service 27 38 17 11 7 0 0 65 18 198568
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 40 35 10 9 6 0 0 75 15 363
2008 Public Service 28 40 14 11 6 0 0 68 18 164994
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 39 35 10 10 5 1 0 74 15 373

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 35 23 13 14 10 4 1 61 25 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 24 26 15 15 11 6 2 55 28 46
2011 Public Service 29 27 17 12 10 5 1 59 23 198679
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 32 27 14 14 8 4 1 63 22 363
2008 Public Service 27 29 17 13 9 5 1 60 23 164965
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 27 13 14 9 5 1 62 25 373
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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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 56 28 6 4 3 2 1 86 7 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 53 30 9 0 6 2 0 85 7 46
2011 Public Service 40 32 13 8 5 2 1 74 13 199843
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 51 28 10 6 3 2 0 81 9 364
2008 Public Service 38 31 12 8 7 3 1 72 15 166751
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 47 28 10 8 5 1 1 77 14 374

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 58 30 3 5 4 0 0 88 8 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 46 39 2 7 6 0 0 85 13 46
2011 Public Service 38 35 11 10 6 1 0 73 16 199709
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 45 36 5 9 5 1 0 81 14 364
2008 Public Service 36 34 11 10 8 1 0 71 18 166684
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 45 29 9 11 5 1 1 75 17 375

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 60 24 7 6 4 0 0 84 9 255
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 57 21 9 13 0 0 0 78 13 46

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 35 37 9 11 4 4 0 74 16 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 26 41 6 17 4 5 0 70 23 46
2011 Public Service 22 31 19 11 9 7 1 58 22 199170
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 36 33 11 10 6 3 1 71 17 362

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 32 36 14 12 5 0 0 69 17 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 15 57 15 9 4 0 0 72 13 46
2011 Public Service 19 31 19 14 13 3 0 52 28 199021
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 34 13 13 8 1 0 65 21 363
2008 Public Service 21 33 18 14 12 3 0 55 27 165557
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 33 11 13 10 2 0 65 23 374

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 24 37 14 16 6 3 0 63 22 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 13 52 4 22 6 2 0 67 29 46
2011 Public Service 11 31 21 19 12 6 0 45 33 198979
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 19 36 17 17 9 2 1 57 26 364
2008 Public Service 11 31 20 20 13 6 0 44 35 165317
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 20 38 12 17 8 4 0 61 27 373

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 32 35 14 8 7 3 0 69 16 255
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 22 44 13 5 13 4 0 68 18 46
2011 Public Service 15 29 18 16 15 7 0 47 33 198990
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 32 32 14 10 8 3 0 67 19 363
2008 Public Service 14 29 18 16 15 8 0 47 33 165352
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 32 10 11 11 5 0 67 23 373

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 25 41 14 12 7 2 0 67 19 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 11 48 17 16 6 2 0 60 23 46
2011 Public Service 13 33 18 20 14 3 0 48 34 198810
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 21 39 14 15 10 1 0 61 25 364
2008 Public Service 14 36 16 20 12 2 0 51 33 165141
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 21 41 12 16 9 1 0 63 25 373

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 51 30 7 7 3 1 0 82 10 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 50 37 4 7 2 0 0 87 9 46
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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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 39 34 13 9 5 0 0 73 14 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 31 37 17 7 9 0 0 68 15 46
2011 Public Service 21 37 16 14 11 0 0 59 25 200784
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 40 10 13 6 0 0 71 19 364

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 22 29 14 10 5 15 5 63 20 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 22 34 4 15 7 9 9 68 27 46

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 54 33 7 3 3 0 0 87 6 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 55 30 9 0 6 0 0 85 6 46
2011 Public Service 33 37 13 10 7 1 0 70 17 199910
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 47 33 10 6 5 0 0 80 11 362
2008 Public Service 31 36 13 11 9 1 1 67 20 166756
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 38 32 12 9 8 0 1 71 17 375

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 55 29 7 5 2 2 0 86 7 255
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 48 33 7 9 2 2 0 82 11 46
2011 Public Service 39 32 13 6 5 4 1 75 11 199531
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 54 29 7 3 4 2 1 85 7 362
2008 Public Service 36 31 13 7 6 6 1 73 13 166386
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 41 31 9 6 6 6 2 78 12 373

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 48 27 4 7 3 1 10 84 11 71
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 38 31 0 13 0 0 18 84 16 16

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 51 32 7 6 2 0 2 85 8 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 50 37 7 2 0 0 4 91 2 46
2011 Public Service 26 37 13 14 8 2 1 65 22 199928
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 50 30 8 6 3 1 1 82 10 363
2008 Public Service 26 37 12 14 8 2 1 65 22 166238
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 46 34 7 9 4 1 0 80 13 375

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 45 28 10 5 5 6 2 79 10 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 45 26 4 11 6 2 4 77 18 46
2011 Public Service 26 27 15 13 11 6 1 58 26 199730
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 47 22 13 5 7 4 2 73 13 364
2008 Public Service 27 28 14 13 11 7 1 59 25 166166
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 39 28 10 8 7 7 1 73 16 374

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 44 9 10 5 0 0 75 16 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 24 52 13 9 2 0 0 76 11 46
2011 Public Service 27 41 12 12 6 0 1 69 19 200240
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 33 46 8 8 3 0 1 80 11 364
2008 Public Service 25 42 13 13 7 0 1 68 20 168332
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 34 43 11 6 4 1 1 79 10 376

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 42 40 10 5 4 0 0 81 9 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 37 57 2 0 4 0 0 94 4 46
2011 Public Service 42 36 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 200728
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 46 36 9 4 4 0 0 83 8 363
2008 Public Service 38 41 11 7 4 0 0 79 10 169105
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 38 40 10 8 3 0 0 79 11 377

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 47 37 7 5 5 0 0 84 9 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 43 44 4 4 4 0 0 87 9 46
2011 Public Service 45 39 7 5 3 0 0 84 8 200298
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 50 36 7 4 3 0 0 86 7 364
2008 Public Service 43 42 7 5 3 0 0 85 8 168403
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 46 36 7 7 3 0 0 83 10 376

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 29 36 16 11 6 1 0 66 17 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 13 44 19 18 6 0 0 56 24 46
2011 Public Service 21 33 17 15 12 2 0 55 27 200253
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 35 33 11 12 7 1 1 70 19 363
2008 Public Service 19 35 17 15 11 2 0 56 27 168004
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 35 10 11 11 2 1 68 22 376

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 19 23 12 21 20 2 2 44 43 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 11 18 20 28 17 4 2 30 49 46
2011 Public Service 15 27 15 18 21 2 2 44 40 200219
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 14 23 15 20 25 0 3 39 46 364
2008 Public Service 17 32 14 16 17 2 2 51 35 167751
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 13 26 12 18 28 2 2 40 47 376

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 30 43 10 12 5 0 0 73 17 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 31 46 13 9 2 0 0 76 11 46
2011 Public Service 28 39 13 12 8 0 0 68 20 200493
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 38 39 9 8 7 0 0 77 14 364

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 38 38 10 9 6 0 0 76 14 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 26 52 13 7 2 0 0 78 9 46

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 43 32 11 9 5 0 0 75 14 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 32 50 9 7 2 0 0 82 9 46
2011 Public Service 34 40 13 8 4 1 0 75 12 199885
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 46 35 8 7 3 1 0 81 10 362

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 44 37 8 8 3 0 0 81 12 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 44 39 9 4 2 0 2 85 7 46
2011 Public Service 38 36 11 9 6 0 1 75 14 200742
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 50 33 7 7 3 0 0 84 10 362

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 30 23 10 15 13 0 8 58 31 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 22 29 9 26 7 0 9 55 36 46
2011 Public Service 31 24 10 11 13 2 10 62 27 200707
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 26 26 10 12 14 2 10 59 30 362
2008 Public Service 34 24 9 11 12 2 9 65 25 168919
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 25 23 11 14 18 2 7 52 36 376

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 35 38 17 7 2 0 1 74 9 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 30 48 11 6 2 0 2 80 9 46
2011 Public Service 33 34 18 8 5 0 1 69 13 200574
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 34 39 16 7 4 0 0 73 10 364
2008 Public Service 28 35 20 10 6 0 1 64 16 168835
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 32 23 7 6 0 0 63 13 376

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 52 22 7 5 7 2 5 80 13 255
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 43 20 13 9 4 2 8 71 15 46
2011 Public Service 44 26 9 7 8 2 4 75 15 200634
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 48 27 7 5 5 2 6 81 11 363

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 36 33 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 46 22 33 46
2011 Public Service 27 42 31 198979
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 36 31 34 363

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 17 14 35 17 17 80
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 14 14 53 14 5 21
2011 Public Service 19 32 31 8 10 53795
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 20 11 38 20 11 129
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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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 51 38 7 3 2 0 0 89 5 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 57 33 6 0 4 0 0 89 4 46
2011 Public Service 37 42 11 6 3 1 0 80 9 200734
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 42 41 9 5 2 1 0 84 7 363
2008 Public Service 42 39 10 5 3 1 0 82 8 168871
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 45 37 8 7 3 0 0 82 10 376

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 44 37 9 5 4 0 0 82 9 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 46 43 9 0 2 0 0 89 2 46
2011 Public Service 24 42 17 10 6 2 0 67 16 199395
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 42 13 7 5 0 0 74 13 362

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 41 41 9 3 2 4 0 85 6 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 50 43 2 0 2 2 0 95 2 46
2011 Public Service 21 38 19 9 4 8 0 65 14 199244
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 37 39 11 8 2 3 1 79 10 363

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 12 21 41 16 8 0 2 24 34 255
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 4 24 41 15 11 0 4 27 30 46
2011 Public Service 12 27 34 16 7 1 2 24 40 199952
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 14 22 39 15 9 0 2 24 36 362
2008 Public Service 12 29 35 16 6 1 2 23 41 168383
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 10 24 37 20 6 1 2 27 35 375

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 7 13 29 30 16 2 3 48 21 253
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 6 11 35 22 17 4 4 43 19 46
2011 Public Service 12 20 28 21 12 2 3 35 34 199740
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 7 15 28 27 19 1 2 48 23 363
2008 Public Service 12 22 29 21 11 2 3 34 35 168088
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 6 14 27 33 15 2 3 50 22 376

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 22 20 30 17 7 1 3 25 44 255
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 13 20 41 17 4 0 4 23 34 46
2011 Public Service 18 24 28 15 8 2 4 25 45 199696
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 20 24 30 14 9 1 2 24 45 362
2008 Public Service 17 24 30 17 8 2 3 25 43 168077
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 23 23 26 17 7 1 4 25 47 376

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 8 20 41 18 10 1 1 29 29 254
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 9 24 46 15 5 0 2 20 33 46
2011 Public Service 9 17 32 25 12 1 4 38 28 199449
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 10 14 38 25 12 0 2 37 24 362
2008 Public Service 9 18 33 25 11 1 3 38 28 168000
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 6 17 38 26 11 1 1 37 24 374

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 21 30 29 12 5 1 2 17 52 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 13 30 39 9 7 0 2 16 44 46
2011 Public Service 18 24 28 16 9 1 3 27 44 199874
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 14 21 30 18 14 0 2 33 36 362
2008 Public Service 16 24 28 18 10 1 3 29 42 168023
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 9 18 31 24 12 3 2 38 29 373

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 5 12 28 31 15 2 7 51 19 255
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 4 18 33 30 9 0 6 41 24 46
2011 Public Service 11 18 27 23 14 3 5 40 31 199570
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 6 14 25 30 20 0 4 52 22 361
2008 Public Service 14 22 27 20 11 2 4 33 38 168198
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 8 16 32 25 12 4 4 40 26 376

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 16 23 35 14 8 1 3 22 41 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 13 24 37 11 9 2 4 21 40 46

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 71 27 2 0 0 0 0 98 0 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 76 24 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 46
2011 Public Service 61 33 4 2 1 0 0 94 3 200094
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 70 25 3 1 0 0 0 96 1 364

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 59 19 6 9 6 1 0 80 15 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 44 29 4 11 6 4 2 77 18 46

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 60 31 4 2 2 0 0 91 5 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 46 43 4 2 2 0 2 91 4 46

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 51 32 10 2 1 4 0 86 3 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 43 41 9 0 4 2 0 86 5 46

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 46 38 8 4 2 2 0 86 6 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 37 50 9 0 2 2 0 89 2 46
2011 Public Service 31 39 16 7 5 3 0 72 12 198890
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 40 35 13 6 4 1 0 76 10 362

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 59 29 8 3 1 0 0 88 4 255
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 54 37 4 4 0 0 0 91 4 46
2011 Public Service 37 39 12 7 5 0 0 76 12 198622
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 50 33 9 3 4 0 0 83 7 363
2008 Public Service 33 40 12 8 5 0 0 74 13 165113
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 47 36 6 8 3 0 0 83 11 373

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 41 31 10 7 3 5 2 78 12 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 32 37 9 11 2 4 4 76 14 46

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 58 31 6 2 1 1 0 90 4 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 54 39 2 0 2 2 0 95 2 46
2011 Public Service 35 40 13 5 2 3 1 78 8 199266
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 48 40 6 3 2 1 0 89 4 362

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 58 27 6 4 2 2 1 87 6 254
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 59 32 2 2 2 0 2 93 5 46
2011 Public Service 35 36 12 8 5 4 1 74 14 199168
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 52 28 9 6 3 1 1 81 10 362
2008 Public Service 31 36 12 10 7 4 1 70 17 165770
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 35 32 9 10 10 3 1 70 21 374

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 60 29 7 2 1 2 0 91 3 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 63 28 4 0 2 2 0 93 2 46
2011 Public Service 19 35 21 12 7 5 1 57 20 199149
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 57 31 6 3 1 1 0 90 4 362

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 25 24 16 14 12 9 2 54 29 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 20 26 22 15 4 4 9 52 22 46
2011 Public Service 15 23 18 16 15 11 3 44 35 199244
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 22 20 18 12 14 11 3 48 30 361

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 48 41 2 6 3 0 0 89 9 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 43 43 2 11 0 0 0 87 11 46
2011 Public Service 36 46 4 10 4 0 0 82 14 200936
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 53 38 2 5 2 0 0 91 6 364
2008 Public Service 36 46 4 9 4 0 0 82 13 169250
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 50 36 4 7 3 0 0 86 10 376

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 65 27 3 2 3 0 0 91 5 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 59 33 4 2 2 0 0 92 4 46
2011 Public Service 39 37 8 10 6 0 0 77 15 199738
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 58 30 3 6 3 0 0 89 9 363

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 56 35 5 3 1 0 0 91 4 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 48 37 6 7 2 0 0 85 9 46

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 78 14 3 0 0 2 3 96 1 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 76 22 0 0 0 0 2 100 0 46
2011 Public Service 71 20 4 3 1 1 1 92 4 200894
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 80 13 3 1 1 0 1 94 3 363
2008 Public Service 71 20 3 3 1 0 1 92 4 169051
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 79 14 2 0 2 1 2 96 2 375

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 77 11 4 2 2 0 4 92 4 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 69 19 5 4 0 0 2 91 4 46
2011 Public Service 66 18 5 6 3 0 2 86 9 200811
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 81 11 3 2 2 0 1 93 4 363
2008 Public Service 67 18 5 6 3 0 1 86 9 169106
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 78 12 3 2 2 0 2 93 4 376

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 75 7 7 2 1 1 7 88 4 257
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 72 8 9 4 0 0 7 86 5 46
2011 Public Service 68 15 5 4 3 0 4 87 7 200015
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 72 13 7 1 2 1 5 89 4 364
2008 Public Service 66 14 5 4 4 1 7 86 9 167148
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 67 9 8 3 4 0 9 84 8 375

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 75 8 4 2 3 0 8 91 5 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 74 10 4 5 0 0 7 90 5 46
2011 Public Service 77 12 4 2 2 0 3 92 4 199764
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 77 8 5 1 1 0 6 91 3 362
2008 Public Service 78 8 3 2 3 0 6 92 5 166455
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 75 5 5 2 2 1 10 90 4 375

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 70 14 7 2 1 0 6 90 3 255
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 63 24 7 5 0 0 2 89 5 46

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 73 14 6 0 2 2 4 92 2 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 63 26 7 0 2 0 2 91 2 46
2011 Public Service 67 19 6 2 1 2 3 90 4 200185
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 72 14 7 2 1 1 3 90 3 364
2008 Public Service 67 18 6 2 1 2 3 89 4 168297
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 73 9 8 2 1 2 4 87 4 376

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 9 91 254
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 37 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 63 32448
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 79 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 7 32448
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 5 32448
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 9 32448
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 4 32448
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 40 32479
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 29 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 40 32479
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 59 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 43 32479
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 46 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 25 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 25 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 55 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 36 32479
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 34 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 9 32479
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 46 32479
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 58 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 29 32479
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 29 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 51 32463
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 38 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 30 32463
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 21 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 42 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 12 32463
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 7 32463
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 16 32463
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 25 32463
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 33 24
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 13 30161
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 21
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 10 30161
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 11 30161
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 33 21
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 9 30161
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 71 21
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 2 30161
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 21
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 54 30161
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 76 21
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 13 30161
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 24 14 15 5 3 32 6 62 13 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 22 11 15 6 4 33 9 56 18 46

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 41 27 15 6 2 9 0 74 9 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 34 27 20 4 4 11 0 69 10 46
2011 Public Service 31 36 16 7 4 6 0 72 12 198422
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 42 33 14 4 3 4 0 78 7 362

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 4 96 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 36 13828
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 80 10
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 10
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 10
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 10
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 10
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 10
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 10
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 10
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 10
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 0 10
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 70 10
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada Insufficient data
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 28 12 15 1 2 38 5 69 4 255
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 26 4 20 0 2 40 7 58 4 45

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 46 27 13 1 1 11 1 82 3 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 41 28 18 0 2 11 0 78 2 46
2011 Public Service 35 36 14 4 2 8 0 77 7 198306
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 47 32 12 3 1 5 0 83 4 363

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 12 88 255
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 15 85 46

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 80 20 31
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 50 32 6 7 4 0 0 83 11 21409
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 65 24 4 4 4 0 0 88 8 25
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction Insufficient data

Labour Management Relations and Collective Agreements

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

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Public Service 26 50 10 5 2 2 5 81 8 180775
2014 Western Economic Diversification Canada 37 44 7 4 1 1 7 87 5 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 35 39 8 9 0 0 9 81 10 46
2011 Public Service 25 51 10 6 2 1 4 81 8 198482
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 49 4 6 2 1 7 86 9 361
2008 Public Service 25 49 10 7 3 2 5 79 10 165000
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 30 43 8 6 4 1 8 80 11 373

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 18 18 16 8 3 30 7 57 18 255
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 19 20 17 4 2 31 6 62 10 46
2011 Public Service 10 26 23 10 6 18 6 48 22 198413
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 16 21 24 4 4 27 5 54 11 362

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 40 30 12 3 3 6 7 80 7 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 35 37 9 0 2 9 9 87 3 46
2011 Public Service 36 34 12 4 2 8 4 79 8 198530
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 39 31 11 3 2 7 6 81 6 362
2008 Public Service 33 36 12 4 2 8 5 79 7 164878
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 36 28 10 6 2 11 7 79 9 372

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada 33 31 12 5 3 10 6 76 10 256
2014 Policy and Strategic Direction 28 46 6 0 4 7 9 87 5 46
2011 Public Service 27 33 15 6 4 10 4 71 12 198183
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 30 31 17 6 2 9 6 71 9 361
2008 Public Service 29 34 13 8 5 7 5 71 14 165597
2008 Western Economic Diversification Canada 27 26 12 11 6 10 7 65 20 374