Variance Report for Western Economic Diversification Canada

The results of the 2011 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) are presented in numerical order, grouped by section headings as they appeared in the questionnaire.

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.

Survey Sections

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My Job World

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 91 84 364
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 93 92 363
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 84 80 362
Question 9. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 21 37 16 14 11 0 0 59 61 200784
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 31 40 10 13 6 0 0 71 69 364
Question 15. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 28 39 13 12 8 0 0 68 67 200493
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 38 39 9 8 7 0 0 77 74 364
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My Skills and Career

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 70 70 363
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My Work Unit

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 65 70 363
Question 28. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 34 40 13 8 4 1 0 75 73 199885
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 46 35 8 7 3 1 0 81 79 362
Question 29. My physical environment (office, workspace, etc.) 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 39 37 8 10 6 0 0 77 74 199738
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 58 30 3 6 3 0 0 89 84 363
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Communication with my Immediate Supervisor

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 80 78 362
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 81 80 364
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 85 83 362
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Staffing

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 82 80 363
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 73 76 364
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My Organization (Department or Agency)

Question 38. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 21 38 19 9 4 8 0 65 67 199244
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 37 39 11 8 2 3 1 79 76 363
Question 39. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 35 40 13 5 2 3 1 78 76 199266
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 48 40 6 3 2 1 0 89 83 362
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 81 80 362
Question 41. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 19 35 21 12 7 5 1 57 62 199149
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 57 31 6 3 1 1 0 90 86 362
Question 42. Senior managers in my organization 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 22 31 19 11 9 7 1 58 63 199170
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 36 33 11 10 6 3 1 71 71 362
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 65 67 363
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 67 68 363
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 83 81 363
Question 50. My department or agency is committed to creating a diverse workforce.
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 32 37 17 4 2 8 0 75 75 198635
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 42 36 11 3 1 6 1 84 81 359
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 72 73 363
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 75 74 363
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Retention

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
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Harassment

Harassment is any improper conduct by an individual, that is directed at and offensive to another person or persons in the workplace, and that the individual knew or ought reasonably to have known would cause offence or harm. It comprises any objectionable act, comment or display that demeans, belittles, or causes personal humiliation or embarrassment, and any act of intimidation or threat. It includes harassment within the meaning of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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 61. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 31 36 16 7 4 6 0 72 72 198422
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 42 33 14 4 3 4 0 78 78 362
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Discrimination

Discrimination means to treat someone differently or unfairly because of a personal characteristic or distinction which, whether intentional or not, has an effect which imposes disadvantages not imposed upon others or which withholds or limits access to other members of society. There are eleven prohibited grounds under the Canadian Human Rights Act: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, mental or physical disability and pardoned conviction.

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
Question 69. 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
(%)
Average Score
(0-100)
Total responses
2011 Public Service of Canada 35 36 14 4 2 8 0 77 77 198306
2011 Western Economic Diversification Canada 47 32 12 3 1 5 0 83 82 363
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General Information

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
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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