Variance Report for Western Economic Diversification Canada

The results of the 2011 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) are presented through the key components of the People Management Excellence Drivers Model. The Drivers Model depicts the essential features of sound people management.

Note: Variance tables display questions where there is a difference of 10% or greater between any of the response choices of the organization and those of the Public Service. Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100.

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Leadership

Competence

Question 44. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 19 31 19 14 13 3 0 52 58 199021
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 34 13 13 8 1 0 3.67 67 363

Values

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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 40 32 13 8 5 2 1 74 74 199843
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 51 28 10 6 3 2 0 4.20 80 364
Question 46. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 15 29 18 16 15 7 0 47 54 198990
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 32 32 14 10 8 3 0 3.72 68 363
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Workforce

Talented people attracted and recruited

Right talent in the right place at the right time

Question 35. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 26 37 13 14 8 2 1 65 65 199928
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 50 30 8 6 3 1 1 4.19 80 363

Value-based staffing

Question 36. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 26 27 15 13 11 6 1 58 62 199730
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 47 22 13 5 7 4 2 4.02 76 364

Well-managed employee potential

Employee development

Question 22. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 21 33 17 15 12 2 0 55 59 200253
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 35 33 11 12 7 1 1 3.80 70 363

Performance management

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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 33 37 13 10 7 1 0 70 70 199910
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 47 33 10 6 5 0 0 4.11 78 362
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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 39 32 13 6 5 4 1 75 75 199531
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 54 29 7 3 4 2 1 4.30 83 362
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Workplace

Well-managed work

Appropriate workload and stress

Question 75a. Do you currently work according to any of the following alternate working arrangements? Compressed work week
Survey Year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 23 77 192278
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 40 60 359

Fair, supportive and ethical environment

Physical conditions and resources

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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 36 46 4 10 4 0 0 82 75 200936
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 53 38 2 5 2 0 0 4.36 84 364

Positive working relationships and communications

Question 26. I am satisfied with the way in which informal complaints on workplace 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 19 27 18 11 10 10 6 54 60 199946
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 29 25 17 7 5 11 6 3.81 70 363

Ethical environment

Question 40. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 35 36 12 8 5 4 1 74 73 199168
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 52 28 9 6 3 1 1 4.21 80 362
Question 60d. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 42 4 4 50 51051
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 38 0 0 62 68
Question 67a. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Co-workers
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 42 40 14 4 25985
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 34 52 14 0 30
Question 67c. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals working for me
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 50 7 3 41 25309
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 61 3 0 36 30
Question 67d. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 40 4 3 52 25393
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 32 4 0 65 29
Question 67f. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 50 15 7 28 25485
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 45 29 4 23 30
Question 68a. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Race
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 53 21 11 15 22664
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 53 36 0 11 27
Question 68b. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. National or ethnic origin
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 51 23 12 15 22773
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 62 27 0 11 26
Question 68c. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Colour
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 61 13 8 18 22051
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 73 12 0 15 26
Question 68e. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Age
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 44 30 13 13 23226
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 49 11 10 29
Question 68f. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Sex
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 43 29 14 13 23197
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 40 45 8 6 29
Question 68j. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Mental or physical disability
Survey Year Organization Never
(%)
Once or twice
(%)
More than twice
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 56 13 9 23 22463
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 68 11 4 17 25
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Engaged Employees

Commitment to the organization

Question 51. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 28 35 18 10 7 1 0 64 67 198741
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 42 30 12 8 6 1 0 3.93 73 363

Satisfaction with the Organization

Question 52. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 27 38 17 11 7 0 0 65 67 198568
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 40 35 10 9 6 0 0 3.94 74 363
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Culture of Excellence

People-oriented

Question 3. When I prepare written materials, including electronic mail, 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 66 18 5 6 3 0 2 86 85 200811
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 81 11 3 2 2 0 1 4.69 92 363
Question 49. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 37 39 12 7 5 0 0 76 74 198622
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 50 33 9 3 4 0 0 4.22 81 363
Question 5. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 38 36 11 9 6 0 1 75 73 200742
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 50 33 7 7 3 0 0 4.21 80 362
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Sustained, Productive Public Service

Retention of employees

Question 54. Do you intend to leave your current position in the next two years?
Survey Year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Not sure
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 27 42 31 198979
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 36 31 34 363
Question 55. Please indicate reason for leaving. (Mark one only).
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
2011 Public Service of Canada 19 32 31 8 10 53795
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 20 11 38 20 11 129
Question 77. In your current job, how many supervisors have you had in the last three years? (If you have been in your current job for less than three years, please report the number of supervisors you have had since you started your current job.)
Survey Year Organization One
(%)
Two
(%)
Three or more
(%)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 35 30 35 197914
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 47 28 26 361
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