2017 Public Service Employee Survey Results for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada by Question 103.1. Occupational category (variable derived from question 103)

The results of the 2017 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) are presented according to the numerical order of questions, grouped by section theme as they appeared in the questionnaire. Results are not shown when there is no historical comparison, or when there is an insufficient number of responses.

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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My Job

Question 1. I have the materials and equipment I need to do my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 36 49 4 7 3 0 0 86 10 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 32 51 4 10 2 0 0 84 12 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 43 43 4 7 2 0 0 87 9 1819
2017 Technical 21 47 8 17 7 0 0 68 24 321
2017 Administrative Support 43 37 7 6 6 0 0 81 12 233
2017 Other 63 28 0 8 1 0 0 92 8 106
2014 Executive 41 47 3 9 1 0 0 87 10 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 29 50 8 11 3 0 0 79 13 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 43 4 9 3 0 0 84 12 1898
2014 Technical 25 41 12 16 5 0 0 67 21 334
2014 Administrative Support 44 42 8 5 1 0 0 86 6 234
2014 Operational 9 35 37 9 9 0 0 44 19 11
2014 Other 43 36 5 10 6 0 0 78 16 56

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 Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 74 19 3 3 1 1 0 94 3 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 68 23 3 3 1 1 1 93 4 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 68 22 4 3 1 1 1 91 4 1814
2017 Technical 63 24 6 2 3 0 1 88 6 320
2017 Administrative Support 62 27 4 3 3 0 0 90 6 232
2017 Other 84 10 1 3 1 1 0 95 4 106
2014 Executive 73 21 4 1 1 1 0 94 2 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 69 21 5 1 1 1 1 92 3 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 66 22 6 3 1 1 1 90 4 1897
2014 Technical 60 25 8 4 1 1 1 87 5 334
2014 Administrative Support 63 29 4 2 2 0 0 92 3 235
2014 Operational 37 28 25 0 0 0 9 72 0 11
2014 Other 76 13 2 2 6 0 2 90 8 56

Question 3. When I prepare written materials, including email, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 71 21 2 5 1 0 0 91 7 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 61 23 5 7 4 0 0 84 11 825
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 60 22 6 8 3 0 1 82 11 1814
2017 Technical 61 23 6 7 1 0 1 85 9 321
2017 Administrative Support 57 27 7 6 3 0 0 84 9 231
2017 Other 72 19 4 5 1 0 0 91 6 106
2014 Executive 64 25 5 4 2 0 0 89 6 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 59 22 6 7 4 0 1 82 11 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 54 25 7 9 4 0 1 80 13 1899
2014 Technical 57 23 10 6 2 0 2 82 8 334
2014 Administrative Support 49 32 9 9 1 0 0 81 10 235
2014 Operational 63 19 19 0 0 0 0 81 0 11
2014 Other 64 21 3 6 4 0 2 87 10 56

Question 4. My physical environment (e.g., office, workspace) is suitable for my job requirements.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 58 28 5 7 1 0 0 86 8 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 42 34 8 9 6 0 1 76 16 825
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 33 6 9 5 0 0 80 14 1818
2017 Technical 40 36 9 9 5 0 0 76 14 321
2017 Administrative Support 46 29 8 6 10 0 0 75 16 232
2017 Other 63 29 6 2 1 0 0 91 3 106
2014 Executive 68 22 2 6 2 0 0 90 8 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 44 35 8 9 4 0 0 79 12 752
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 49 33 6 8 4 0 0 83 12 1896
2014 Technical 39 36 9 9 6 0 0 75 16 334
2014 Administrative Support 38 39 8 9 6 0 0 77 15 234
2014 Operational 54 19 9 9 9 0 0 72 19 11
2014 Other 59 22 3 12 4 0 0 81 16 56

Question 5. I get the training I need to do my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 48 36 10 5 1 0 1 84 6 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 29 40 13 13 5 1 0 69 18 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 34 38 11 11 5 0 0 73 16 1818
2017 Technical 26 36 17 13 7 1 0 62 21 321
2017 Administrative Support 40 33 7 9 10 0 1 73 19 233
2017 Other 38 43 7 6 6 0 1 82 11 106
2014 Executive 59 28 6 8 0 0 0 86 8 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 30 42 11 11 4 0 1 73 16 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 35 40 10 9 5 0 1 75 14 1897
2014 Technical 27 38 15 12 7 0 0 65 19 334
2014 Administrative Support 32 37 15 11 5 0 0 69 16 235
2014 Operational 37 7 28 9 19 0 0 44 28 11
2014 Other 28 28 16 20 4 0 4 58 25 56

Question 6. My job is a good fit with my interests.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 62 29 5 3 1 0 0 91 4 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 40 42 11 4 3 0 0 82 7 825
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 39 40 12 7 3 0 0 79 9 1816
2017 Technical 33 43 14 5 5 0 0 75 10 320
2017 Administrative Support 27 33 18 10 11 0 0 60 22 233
2017 Other 24 43 15 9 8 0 0 68 17 106
2014 Executive 56 36 4 4 1 0 0 91 5 157
2014 Scientific and Professional 40 41 10 5 2 0 0 82 8 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 37 39 13 8 4 0 0 75 12 1898
2014 Technical 33 45 12 8 2 1 0 78 10 334
2014 Administrative Support 21 39 21 10 9 0 0 60 19 235
2014 Operational 47 28 7 9 0 9 0 82 10 11
2014 Other 27 37 17 13 6 0 0 64 19 56

Question 7. My job is a good fit with my skills.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 71 25 1 2 1 0 0 96 3 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 47 39 7 4 3 0 0 87 7 822
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 46 37 8 6 2 0 0 84 8 1814
2017 Technical 37 41 13 4 5 0 0 78 9 320
2017 Administrative Support 30 34 12 11 12 0 0 65 23 233
2017 Other 29 52 11 5 4 0 0 81 8 106
2014 Executive 64 28 6 2 1 0 0 92 3 157
2014 Scientific and Professional 47 39 7 5 2 0 0 86 7 752
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 43 37 10 6 4 0 0 80 10 1896
2014 Technical 37 44 8 7 2 0 0 82 9 334
2014 Administrative Support 26 38 14 12 9 0 0 64 21 235
2014 Operational 56 19 16 0 0 9 0 82 0 11
2014 Other 35 36 9 15 5 0 0 71 20 55

Question 8. I have the information, training and equipment I need to ensure my health and safety at work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 66 24 5 3 0 1 0 92 3 147
2017 Scientific and Professional 52 33 7 5 2 1 1 86 7 822
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 51 34 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 1809
2017 Technical 43 43 7 5 2 1 0 86 6 320
2017 Administrative Support 44 34 9 4 8 0 0 79 12 233
2017 Other 70 22 5 2 1 0 0 93 3 106
2014 Executive 64 28 6 2 0 0 1 92 2 156
2014 Scientific and Professional 51 34 10 3 1 0 1 86 4 752
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 50 36 8 4 2 1 1 86 6 1898
2014 Technical 45 39 11 5 2 0 0 83 6 334
2014 Administrative Support 36 41 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 235
2014 Operational 72 9 19 0 0 0 0 81 0 11
2014 Other 60 17 10 4 8 0 2 79 11 56

Question 9. I have support at work to balance my work and personal life.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 38 38 10 9 5 0 0 76 15 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 49 32 8 7 3 1 0 82 10 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 49 31 9 6 5 0 0 80 12 1816
2017 Technical 37 35 13 9 6 1 0 72 15 320
2017 Administrative Support 42 28 15 5 9 1 1 71 14 233
2017 Other 69 19 8 3 1 0 1 89 4 106
2014 Executive 45 33 5 10 5 0 2 80 15 157
2014 Scientific and Professional 46 34 9 6 4 0 0 80 11 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 44 33 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 1898
2014 Technical 37 36 13 8 5 1 0 74 13 334
2014 Administrative Support 33 33 14 11 8 0 1 67 19 235
2014 Operational 35 56 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2014 Other 57 23 7 6 8 0 0 80 13 56

Question 10. I feel I can claim overtime compensation (in money or in leave) for the overtime hours that I work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 4 5 6 7 11 1 66 28 54 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 21 18 11 17 19 3 11 45 42 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 34 25 11 9 9 2 10 67 20 1816
2017 Technical 26 24 15 17 13 1 4 53 31 319
2017 Administrative Support 24 15 18 7 12 4 21 51 25 232
2017 Other 18 14 11 10 4 4 40 57 24 106
2014 Executive 10 4 5 5 16 0 61 34 53 157
2014 Scientific and Professional 16 17 12 14 22 2 17 41 45 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 29 23 12 11 12 3 10 60 27 1898
2014 Technical 27 27 13 14 13 2 4 57 29 334
2014 Administrative Support 20 18 19 6 11 2 24 52 22 235
2014 Operational 44 19 19 0 19 0 0 63 19 11
2014 Other 25 20 5 8 8 3 31 68 24 55

Question 11. I get a sense of satisfaction from my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 56 34 4 5 1 0 0 91 5 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 29 47 11 8 5 0 0 76 13 825
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 33 42 12 9 4 0 0 76 13 1818
2017 Technical 25 43 16 10 6 0 0 68 16 321
2017 Administrative Support 23 42 17 6 11 0 0 65 17 230
2017 Other 27 49 12 7 5 0 0 76 12 106
2014 Executive 50 40 3 4 3 0 0 91 6 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 24 48 13 9 5 0 0 73 14 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 30 43 12 9 6 0 0 73 15 1898
2014 Technical 25 44 16 11 4 0 0 69 15 334
2014 Administrative Support 22 46 15 9 8 0 0 68 17 235
2014 Operational 44 28 9 9 9 0 0 72 19 11
2014 Other 18 45 20 5 11 0 0 63 17 56

Question 12. I receive meaningful recognition for work well done.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 35 38 8 13 3 0 2 75 16 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 26 37 17 13 8 0 0 62 21 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 30 37 15 10 7 0 0 67 18 1818
2017 Technical 19 33 21 17 11 0 0 52 27 319
2017 Administrative Support 27 36 16 12 9 0 0 63 21 231
2017 Other 47 38 8 4 2 0 1 86 6 105
2014 Executive 42 37 10 6 4 0 1 80 10 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 19 37 17 19 8 0 0 56 27 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 25 37 16 12 8 0 0 63 20 1895
2014 Technical 21 32 25 12 10 1 0 53 21 333
2014 Administrative Support 23 33 18 13 12 0 0 57 25 235
2014 Operational 19 19 25 28 9 0 0 37 38 11
2014 Other 28 33 7 22 9 0 0 61 31 56

Question 13. I have clear work objectives.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 45 40 7 6 3 0 0 85 9 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 36 39 10 10 5 0 0 75 16 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 31 43 13 9 4 0 0 74 13 1818
2017 Technical 26 42 18 9 5 0 0 68 14 319
2017 Administrative Support 37 36 13 7 6 0 0 74 13 231
2017 Other 34 37 14 13 3 0 0 71 16 106

Question 14. I know how my work contributes to the achievement of my department’s or agency’s goals.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 64 30 3 3 1 0 0 93 3 147
2017 Scientific and Professional 44 38 8 7 3 0 0 82 9 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 40 42 10 5 3 1 0 82 7 1816
2017 Technical 34 42 10 9 5 1 0 76 14 319
2017 Administrative Support 46 33 12 4 4 0 0 80 8 229
2017 Other 40 41 11 7 0 0 1 82 7 105
2014 Executive 69 28 2 1 0 0 0 97 1 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 35 45 11 5 3 1 0 81 8 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 38 43 10 5 3 1 0 81 8 1898
2014 Technical 34 42 14 6 4 1 0 76 10 334
2014 Administrative Support 35 42 14 4 3 1 0 78 8 235
2014 Operational 56 9 35 0 0 0 0 65 0 11
2014 Other 30 41 15 10 2 2 0 72 12 56

Question 15. Overall, I feel valued at work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 50 29 9 7 5 0 0 78 13 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 29 38 12 12 9 0 0 67 21 825
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 33 37 14 9 7 0 0 70 16 1815
2017 Technical 20 37 19 15 8 0 0 58 23 321
2017 Administrative Support 29 35 15 10 10 0 0 64 21 231
2017 Other 40 38 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 106

Question 16. I am proud of the work that I do.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 73 21 4 1 1 0 0 95 1 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 43 39 10 5 3 0 0 82 8 821
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 49 36 10 4 1 0 0 85 5 1812
2017 Technical 42 38 14 3 2 0 0 81 6 319
2017 Administrative Support 45 33 14 3 4 0 0 78 8 231
2017 Other 42 35 17 5 1 0 0 77 6 106
2014 Executive 71 23 5 1 0 0 0 94 1 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 48 36 10 5 2 0 0 84 6 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 55 31 9 3 2 0 0 87 4 1897
2014 Technical 54 32 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 333
2014 Administrative Support 56 29 12 0 2 0 0 86 3 232
2014 Operational 81 9 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2014 Other 39 44 12 4 2 0 0 82 6 56

Question 17. I have opportunities to provide input into decisions that affect my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 57 30 5 4 4 0 0 87 8 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 25 38 14 15 7 0 0 63 23 821
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 33 39 13 10 5 0 0 73 15 1810
2017 Technical 18 40 19 11 10 1 2 59 21 318
2017 Administrative Support 28 35 18 9 11 0 0 62 20 232
2017 Other 45 27 12 8 3 2 2 76 12 105
2014 Executive 54 37 5 3 1 0 0 91 4 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 16 42 17 15 9 0 0 59 24 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 26 42 12 12 7 0 0 68 20 1899
2014 Technical 19 42 17 13 9 1 0 61 22 334
2014 Administrative Support 20 38 17 12 10 1 0 60 22 235
2014 Operational 9 37 35 19 0 0 0 46 19 11
2014 Other 22 34 18 19 6 0 2 56 26 56

Question 18. I am encouraged to be innovative or to take initiative in my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 47 38 7 5 2 1 0 86 7 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 26 32 19 14 9 0 0 58 23 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 37 36 12 9 6 0 0 73 15 1811
2017 Technical 21 35 21 11 12 0 0 56 23 319
2017 Administrative Support 32 33 19 7 9 0 0 65 16 230
2017 Other 45 31 14 6 3 0 0 77 9 105
2014 Executive 49 37 6 5 3 0 0 86 8 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 20 35 20 16 8 0 0 56 24 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 31 36 14 12 7 0 0 67 19 1897
2014 Technical 25 36 13 13 12 1 0 62 25 334
2014 Administrative Support 23 37 19 11 9 1 0 61 20 235
2014 Operational 19 53 28 0 0 0 0 72 0 11
2014 Other 24 40 17 12 7 0 0 64 19 56

Question 19. I have support at work to provide a high level of service.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 46 35 9 7 2 1 1 82 9 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 29 39 16 10 6 0 1 68 16 822
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 36 37 13 8 5 0 0 74 13 1812
2017 Technical 25 38 17 13 7 0 0 63 20 319
2017 Administrative Support 35 37 15 5 7 0 0 72 12 232
2017 Other 49 34 10 4 2 0 1 84 6 106
2014 Executive 42 43 6 6 3 0 0 85 9 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 21 39 21 11 5 1 1 62 17 753
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 32 39 14 9 5 0 0 72 14 1898
2014 Technical 27 40 14 12 6 1 0 68 18 334
2014 Administrative Support 26 43 18 7 5 1 0 70 12 235
2014 Operational 28 35 19 19 0 0 0 62 19 11
2014 Other 25 41 9 17 4 2 2 69 22 56

Question 20. Overall, I like my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 59 29 5 6 1 0 0 88 7 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 37 41 12 7 3 0 0 78 10 822
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 40 40 11 7 3 0 0 80 9 1814
2017 Technical 31 40 16 8 4 0 0 72 12 319
2017 Administrative Support 34 41 9 6 9 0 0 76 15 232
2017 Other 44 40 10 2 3 1 0 85 5 106
2014 Executive 56 35 5 4 1 0 0 91 4 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 33 44 11 8 3 0 0 78 11 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 39 39 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 1899
2014 Technical 33 45 13 6 4 0 0 78 9 334
2014 Administrative Support 34 39 16 5 5 1 0 74 10 234
2014 Operational 44 46 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2014 Other 28 47 14 8 3 0 0 75 11 56

Question 21. I can complete my assigned workload during my regular working hours.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 9 29 26 23 12 0 2 39 35 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 34 38 19 7 2 0 0 72 9 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 39 35 15 7 3 0 1 75 10 1818
2017 Technical 34 36 19 6 3 1 1 72 9 321
2017 Administrative Support 56 29 8 4 1 0 1 86 5 233
2017 Other 70 23 3 2 1 1 0 94 3 106
2014 Executive 14 30 23 21 10 0 2 45 31 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 35 37 18 7 2 0 0 72 9 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 39 37 16 5 3 0 0 76 8 1898
2014 Technical 29 41 20 6 4 0 0 70 10 334
2014 Administrative Support 53 31 11 3 2 0 0 84 5 235
2014 Operational 16 65 9 9 0 0 0 81 9 11
2014 Other 50 35 11 2 0 0 2 87 2 56

Question 22a. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... constantly changing priorities.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 11 18 41 26 3 0 1 29 29 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 8 20 39 19 10 1 2 31 30 822
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 9 24 36 17 9 1 3 28 35 1807
2017 Technical 9 24 37 20 7 1 4 28 34 319
2017 Administrative Support 13 14 24 26 14 1 7 44 30 232
2017 Other 3 8 39 20 25 1 5 48 11 105
2014 Executive 5 25 39 25 6 0 1 31 30 157
2014 Scientific and Professional 8 22 41 18 9 1 1 28 30 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 8 27 38 18 7 1 2 25 36 1897
2014 Technical 10 27 36 18 6 1 2 25 39 334
2014 Administrative Support 10 21 39 16 7 1 6 25 33 235
2014 Operational 9 28 62 0 0 0 0 0 38 11
2014 Other 6 15 33 25 17 2 3 44 22 56

Question 22b. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... lack of stability in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 2 11 34 34 14 1 4 51 13 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 12 22 32 22 3 2 57 19 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 8 16 26 24 17 3 5 45 27 1801
2017 Technical 9 21 28 24 12 3 3 38 32 319
2017 Administrative Support 11 9 18 26 25 3 8 57 23 231
2017 Other 2 2 14 24 39 10 9 79 4 106
2014 Executive 1 12 23 44 18 1 1 64 13 157
2014 Scientific and Professional 5 14 23 32 20 2 3 55 21 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 6 16 29 28 15 3 4 45 23 1893
2014 Technical 9 18 26 29 13 3 2 44 29 334
2014 Administrative Support 9 18 28 23 11 3 8 38 30 234
2014 Operational 0 28 53 19 0 0 0 19 28 11
2014 Other 2 15 14 33 29 3 3 66 18 56

Question 22c. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... too many approval stages.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 9 27 35 20 9 0 1 29 36 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 14 19 28 21 12 2 3 35 35 822
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 18 25 30 14 8 2 4 23 45 1805
2017 Technical 16 29 26 20 5 1 3 26 47 319
2017 Administrative Support 13 15 21 21 18 3 9 45 31 231
2017 Other 8 12 29 8 24 6 13 39 24 106
2014 Executive 16 23 30 19 13 0 0 31 39 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 16 22 27 21 10 2 2 33 39 751
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 22 27 28 12 7 2 3 19 51 1895
2014 Technical 28 26 24 12 7 1 1 20 55 333
2014 Administrative Support 11 26 31 13 8 4 6 24 42 234
2014 Operational 0 35 46 19 0 0 0 19 35 11
2014 Other 11 18 19 26 17 4 5 47 32 56

Question 22d. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... unreasonable deadlines.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
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Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 9 28 35 22 5 0 1 27 38 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 19 30 25 12 1 1 37 32 819
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 8 15 34 27 13 1 3 42 24 1800
2017 Technical 3 10 33 30 19 2 3 51 14 318
2017 Administrative Support 8 4 19 32 28 3 7 66 13 231
2017 Other 2 1 8 35 48 1 5 89 3 105
2014 Executive 11 28 38 13 10 0 0 23 39 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 10 19 34 23 12 1 1 36 30 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 17 37 26 10 1 2 38 24 1891
2014 Technical 6 15 32 30 14 2 2 45 21 333
2014 Administrative Support 5 13 28 26 16 4 9 48 20 232
2014 Operational 0 28 9 53 9 0 0 62 28 11
2014 Other 6 4 25 25 35 2 3 63 10 56

Question 22e. 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 Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 13 27 37 17 5 0 2 22 41 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 19 30 20 13 1 2 35 34 822
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 14 22 28 17 12 1 4 31 39 1807
2017 Technical 19 26 30 11 11 2 2 23 46 320
2017 Administrative Support 11 12 16 25 24 2 9 55 26 231
2017 Other 3 4 8 25 47 2 12 83 8 105
2014 Executive 16 28 33 16 8 0 0 24 43 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 15 23 31 18 10 2 2 29 39 751
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 14 23 32 17 10 1 4 27 39 1895
2014 Technical 20 29 26 15 8 2 1 23 50 334
2014 Administrative Support 13 20 24 20 15 1 6 39 35 234
2014 Other 4 10 21 20 28 7 10 58 17 56

Question 22f. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... high staff turnover.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
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Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 5 13 37 37 5 1 2 43 19 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 11 19 28 29 3 4 61 18 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 13 19 27 21 14 3 5 37 34 1807
2017 Technical 14 19 23 19 17 5 3 39 37 318
2017 Administrative Support 14 13 19 20 18 6 9 45 33 231
2017 Other 1 3 15 22 34 12 13 75 5 106
2014 Executive 2 10 28 43 16 0 1 60 12 157
2014 Scientific and Professional 4 7 19 32 29 3 7 67 12 751
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 6 13 27 30 17 2 5 51 20 1895
2014 Technical 10 17 24 27 16 2 4 46 29 333
2014 Administrative Support 10 19 23 19 19 4 6 42 33 232
2014 Operational 0 9 0 62 19 0 9 90 10 11
2014 Other 6 4 7 25 43 3 12 81 11 56

Question 22g. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... overly complicated or unnecessary business processes.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 12 26 36 19 4 2 1 24 39 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 11 16 33 22 13 2 2 37 29 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 13 20 36 16 9 3 3 27 35 1805
2017 Technical 16 25 32 11 9 4 2 22 44 318
2017 Administrative Support 11 13 21 21 19 4 10 47 29 231
2017 Other 7 7 20 19 30 9 9 59 16 106
2014 Executive 16 28 32 15 8 1 0 23 45 157
2014 Scientific and Professional 13 21 32 16 12 4 2 30 36 752
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 15 23 33 16 8 2 3 25 40 1896
2014 Technical 25 28 23 13 8 1 2 22 54 334
2014 Administrative Support 11 18 30 16 13 6 6 33 33 234
2014 Operational 28 9 19 28 0 7 9 33 45 11
2014 Other 12 11 11 36 15 9 6 60 27 56
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My Work Unit

Question 23. During meetings in my work unit, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 76 15 5 2 1 0 1 93 3 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 66 19 6 6 3 0 1 85 9 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 66 19 6 5 3 0 1 86 8 1818
2017 Technical 66 16 9 5 2 1 2 85 6 320
2017 Administrative Support 62 25 3 5 3 0 1 88 9 233
2017 Other 79 13 2 3 1 1 1 94 4 106
2014 Executive 77 18 1 2 1 0 1 96 3 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 66 17 7 5 3 1 1 85 8 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 65 21 6 5 2 0 1 87 7 1897
2014 Technical 64 20 9 2 1 0 3 87 3 334
2014 Administrative Support 57 24 10 4 3 1 1 83 7 234
2014 Operational 81 19 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2014 Other 77 9 2 2 6 0 5 90 9 56

Question 24. I am satisfied with how interpersonal issues are resolved in my work unit.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 44 39 6 3 2 3 3 88 6 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 29 11 9 5 9 6 71 16 825
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 28 31 16 10 7 4 4 64 19 1816
2017 Technical 21 37 16 8 8 5 5 64 18 321
2017 Administrative Support 29 32 14 7 12 3 3 65 20 233
2017 Other 47 20 3 2 1 8 21 93 3 106
2014 Executive 52 32 6 5 2 2 2 87 7 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 30 33 14 6 3 8 5 72 11 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 29 31 15 8 7 6 4 67 17 1893
2014 Technical 29 36 17 6 5 6 2 70 12 334
2014 Administrative Support 23 28 27 12 8 1 1 52 21 234
2014 Operational 16 56 28 0 0 0 0 72 0 11
2014 Other 45 19 11 6 4 9 6 75 12 56

Question 25. In my work unit, every individual is accepted as an equal member of the team.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 64 25 3 4 3 1 1 91 7 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 50 29 7 8 4 1 0 80 13 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 45 31 8 8 6 1 0 77 15 1813
2017 Technical 38 32 13 9 7 1 0 70 17 321
2017 Administrative Support 44 25 10 8 12 0 0 69 20 232
2017 Other 71 21 3 3 1 2 0 93 3 105
2014 Executive 63 27 4 6 0 0 0 90 6 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 46 31 9 8 5 1 0 78 13 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 45 31 8 10 6 1 0 76 16 1897
2014 Technical 42 32 12 8 5 0 0 74 13 334
2014 Administrative Support 33 32 15 10 8 2 0 67 18 235
2014 Operational 28 53 19 0 0 0 0 81 0 11
2014 Other 54 17 4 15 6 2 2 74 22 56

Question 26. In my work unit, I believe that we hire people who can do the job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 56 33 4 5 1 1 1 90 6 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 42 36 10 6 3 1 1 80 9 825
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 33 40 11 9 5 2 0 74 14 1818
2017 Technical 25 38 14 11 8 3 0 66 20 320
2017 Administrative Support 34 30 17 8 10 1 0 64 19 232
2017 Other 64 18 7 7 1 4 0 85 7 106
2014 Executive 51 42 4 4 0 0 0 92 4 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 38 41 9 6 2 3 2 82 9 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 32 39 12 10 4 1 1 73 14 1897
2014 Technical 28 40 13 10 7 2 1 69 17 333
2014 Administrative Support 21 37 17 15 8 1 1 59 23 235
2014 Operational 28 44 18 9 0 0 0 73 9 11
2014 Other 43 19 14 11 4 5 5 68 16 56

Question 27. In my work unit, the process of selecting a person for a position is done fairly.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 68 19 6 3 1 1 1 89 5 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 28 33 12 8 7 12 1 69 17 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 29 30 14 9 8 8 1 66 19 1817
2017 Technical 23 25 13 14 13 10 1 54 31 321
2017 Administrative Support 29 26 18 7 11 8 1 60 20 233
2017 Other 43 18 4 2 3 27 4 89 6 106
2014 Executive 63 26 6 1 1 1 1 91 3 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 29 29 11 11 7 10 2 67 21 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 30 28 14 10 8 8 1 64 20 1896
2014 Technical 28 29 13 13 8 8 1 63 23 333
2014 Administrative Support 19 29 19 12 14 6 2 52 27 234
2014 Operational 0 54 28 9 9 0 0 54 19 11
2014 Other 25 25 10 3 6 29 2 72 13 56

Question 28. In my work unit, unsatisfactory employee performance is managed effectively.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 26 47 12 7 3 2 2 76 11 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 20 18 12 8 26 4 46 28 821
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 14 22 20 16 10 16 3 44 32 1814
2017 Technical 10 22 22 15 14 15 2 39 34 319
2017 Administrative Support 17 22 22 12 14 13 2 45 30 232
2017 Other 18 18 7 4 3 40 11 72 12 106
2014 Executive 21 47 15 10 6 1 1 69 16 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 12 22 20 13 8 21 4 45 29 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 13 21 20 17 12 14 3 41 35 1894
2014 Technical 11 22 21 17 11 16 2 40 35 333
2014 Administrative Support 8 20 27 17 14 13 2 33 36 235
2014 Operational 0 37 37 9 9 7 0 40 20 11
2014 Other 21 9 12 9 10 40 0 50 30 56

Question 29. In my work unit, individuals behave in a respectful manner.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 65 27 2 5 0 1 0 93 5 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 56 32 6 4 1 0 0 89 6 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 44 37 9 7 3 1 0 81 10 1813
2017 Technical 38 42 10 7 3 1 0 80 10 319
2017 Administrative Support 39 35 10 6 9 0 0 75 16 233
2017 Other 74 24 2 1 0 0 0 98 1 106
2014 Executive 60 35 2 2 1 0 0 95 3 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 49 37 6 5 2 0 0 87 6 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 45 39 8 6 2 0 0 84 8 1896
2014 Technical 43 42 8 4 2 0 0 85 7 332
2014 Administrative Support 25 43 16 8 8 0 0 68 16 235
2014 Operational 9 63 28 0 0 0 0 72 0 11
2014 Other 66 20 7 2 5 0 0 86 7 56
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My Immediate Supervisor

Question 30. I receive useful feedback from my immediate supervisor on my job performance.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 43 30 11 7 6 1 3 75 13 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 44 36 9 7 3 0 0 81 11 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 41 35 12 6 5 0 1 77 11 1816
2017 Technical 34 40 16 6 3 1 0 75 9 321
2017 Administrative Support 43 28 16 6 6 0 1 71 12 233
2017 Other 51 31 8 7 4 0 0 81 10 106
2014 Executive 37 41 8 10 4 0 1 78 14 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 39 39 10 7 5 1 0 79 11 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 40 36 12 7 5 1 0 77 11 1899
2014 Technical 39 41 11 6 3 1 0 80 9 334
2014 Administrative Support 37 37 13 8 4 1 0 75 12 235
2014 Operational 19 54 28 0 0 0 0 72 0 11
2014 Other 37 37 5 16 4 0 0 75 20 56

Question 31. I can count on my immediate supervisor to keep his or her promises.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 59 21 9 4 3 1 3 83 7 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 55 28 7 5 3 2 0 85 8 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 48 30 11 5 4 2 1 80 9 1817
2017 Technical 45 30 16 5 4 1 1 76 8 320
2017 Administrative Support 43 29 13 7 6 1 0 74 13 233
2017 Other 68 23 4 2 2 0 1 92 4 106
2014 Executive 56 25 8 6 3 2 1 84 8 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 50 30 9 5 4 2 0 82 9 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 46 30 12 5 4 2 0 78 9 1899
2014 Technical 46 35 9 4 4 1 1 83 8 334
2014 Administrative Support 39 34 12 7 5 2 1 75 13 234
2014 Operational 28 54 19 0 0 0 0 81 0 11
2014 Other 57 33 2 5 2 0 2 92 7 56

Question 32. My immediate supervisor keeps me informed about the issues affecting my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 55 29 4 3 6 1 1 86 10 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 50 30 9 7 4 0 0 81 11 822
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 31 9 8 4 1 0 79 11 1813
2017 Technical 42 35 11 5 5 1 0 79 10 320
2017 Administrative Support 43 32 12 6 6 1 0 76 12 232
2017 Other 57 29 5 5 3 1 1 87 8 106
2014 Executive 56 31 6 6 2 0 0 87 8 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 46 32 10 6 5 1 0 79 11 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 45 34 9 7 5 0 0 79 11 1898
2014 Technical 42 36 8 8 4 2 1 80 12 334
2014 Administrative Support 36 38 10 9 6 0 0 75 15 234
2014 Operational 19 53 9 9 9 0 0 72 19 11
2014 Other 56 28 5 2 10 0 0 84 11 56

Question 33. When I communicate with my immediate supervisor, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 81 8 5 4 0 1 1 91 4 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 78 14 4 2 1 0 1 93 3 821
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 78 15 3 2 1 0 1 94 3 1815
2017 Technical 75 15 6 2 0 1 2 92 2 320
2017 Administrative Support 76 19 2 1 2 0 0 95 3 233
2017 Other 85 11 1 2 0 1 0 97 2 106
2014 Executive 86 10 3 1 0 0 1 97 1 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 79 14 3 1 1 1 1 94 3 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 78 14 3 1 2 0 2 94 3 1898
2014 Technical 76 13 6 0 1 1 4 92 2 333
2014 Administrative Support 74 20 2 2 1 0 1 94 3 235
2014 Operational 84 16 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2014 Other 89 7 2 0 2 0 0 96 2 56

Question 34. Subject to operational requirements, my immediate supervisor supports the use of flexible work arrangements (e.g., flexible hours, compressed workweeks, telework).

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 33 25 9 5 2 3 23 79 9 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 55 23 6 5 3 6 2 84 9 820
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 51 24 7 6 5 3 4 81 11 1810
2017 Technical 47 32 8 3 4 2 3 83 8 321
2017 Administrative Support 48 19 8 6 9 4 7 75 16 232
2017 Other 69 14 1 0 2 5 9 97 2 106
2014 Executive 38 23 11 6 4 2 17 74 12 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 57 23 6 4 4 3 2 84 9 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 52 23 7 4 6 4 4 82 11 1899
2014 Technical 55 28 4 5 6 2 0 85 11 334
2014 Administrative Support 40 31 10 5 6 3 6 78 11 235
2014 Operational 54 37 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2014 Other 70 10 4 3 2 6 5 90 6 56

Question 35. My immediate supervisor creates an environment where I feel free to discuss with him or her matters that affect my well-being at work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 58 25 5 6 3 1 2 86 9 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 59 25 6 4 4 2 0 85 8 822
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 57 26 7 5 4 1 0 84 9 1809
2017 Technical 52 30 9 4 5 1 0 83 8 321
2017 Administrative Support 53 25 9 5 8 0 0 78 13 232
2017 Other 70 17 4 5 2 0 2 89 7 106

Question 36. My immediate supervisor seems to care about me as a person.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 63 21 5 4 3 3 1 87 8 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 61 22 7 3 5 1 0 85 8 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 58 24 8 4 4 1 0 84 8 1813
2017 Technical 51 29 9 4 5 1 0 81 9 321
2017 Administrative Support 54 23 10 6 6 2 0 78 12 233
2017 Other 73 17 3 3 2 3 0 92 5 106

Question 37. I am satisfied with the quality of supervision I receive.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 55 26 8 5 4 1 1 83 9 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 55 26 8 5 5 0 0 82 10 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 54 26 9 5 5 0 0 81 10 1811
2017 Technical 49 29 11 5 5 1 0 79 10 320
2017 Administrative Support 50 29 10 4 6 0 0 79 11 233
2017 Other 70 19 4 5 3 0 0 89 7 106
2014 Executive 59 25 6 6 4 0 0 84 9 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 55 27 7 6 5 0 0 82 12 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 50 30 10 6 4 0 0 80 10 1899
2014 Technical 54 30 8 3 5 0 0 84 8 334
2014 Administrative Support 41 36 11 6 4 1 0 78 11 234
2014 Operational 63 37 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2014 Other 56 28 5 8 4 0 0 83 12 56
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Senior Management

Question 39. I receive the support I need from senior management to address unsatisfactory performance issues in my work unit. (for supervisors)

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 38 38 10 7 2 3 2 79 10 146
2017 Scientific and Professional 22 34 14 7 6 4 14 67 16 176
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 27 36 14 10 4 4 6 69 16 471
2017 Technical 32 38 14 8 6 0 2 71 15 48
2014 Executive 40 37 9 7 4 1 3 80 11 152
2014 Scientific and Professional 19 35 18 9 5 4 10 63 16 165
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 32 33 13 7 5 4 6 72 14 448
2014 Technical 29 44 15 7 2 2 0 75 10 41

Question 40. Senior managers in my department or agency lead by example in ethical behaviour.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 41 33 13 4 5 5 0 78 9 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 28 31 16 8 7 10 0 65 17 825
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 28 34 17 8 6 7 0 67 15 1814
2017 Technical 25 31 15 8 9 11 0 63 20 321
2017 Administrative Support 31 28 18 7 10 6 1 63 18 232
2017 Other 56 24 4 1 4 10 1 90 5 106
2014 Executive 46 43 6 2 3 1 0 89 5 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 24 30 19 8 5 14 1 63 15 753
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 26 36 15 8 5 9 0 69 15 1899
2014 Technical 31 34 15 7 6 6 0 70 14 334
2014 Administrative Support 19 35 19 11 5 10 0 61 18 234
2014 Operational 0 37 9 0 28 25 0 50 38 11
2014 Other 46 26 8 8 6 5 2 77 15 56

Question 41. I have confidence in the senior management of my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 45 33 9 9 3 1 0 79 11 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 25 33 19 13 9 2 0 59 22 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 25 34 21 9 8 2 0 61 18 1812
2017 Technical 20 30 19 15 13 4 0 51 29 321
2017 Administrative Support 33 24 18 8 12 4 1 60 21 233
2017 Other 54 29 7 2 4 3 1 86 6 106
2014 Executive 50 37 4 8 3 0 0 86 10 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 20 34 21 15 7 3 0 55 23 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 24 37 18 12 6 3 0 63 19 1898
2014 Technical 23 33 19 13 10 2 0 57 24 333
2014 Administrative Support 22 33 19 14 7 5 0 58 23 234
2014 Operational 19 16 19 28 9 9 0 38 41 11
2014 Other 48 23 10 6 9 5 0 75 15 56

Question 42. Senior management in my department or agency makes effective and timely decisions.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 30 43 11 11 3 2 0 74 14 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 16 32 20 15 10 6 0 51 27 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 18 31 21 15 8 6 0 53 24 1810
2017 Technical 13 26 21 19 16 6 0 42 36 321
2017 Administrative Support 27 23 20 10 12 8 1 55 23 233
2017 Other 38 20 11 4 5 19 3 74 12 105
2014 Executive 33 48 8 9 2 1 0 81 11 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 13 29 21 21 10 6 0 45 32 753
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 16 35 21 14 8 6 0 54 24 1898
2014 Technical 16 30 23 16 10 5 0 48 27 333
2014 Administrative Support 17 28 27 15 6 7 0 48 23 234
2014 Operational 0 9 28 37 9 16 0 11 56 11
2014 Other 32 31 10 15 4 8 0 68 21 56

Question 43. I believe that senior management will try to resolve concerns raised in this survey.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 33 41 11 7 4 4 0 77 12 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 18 31 14 17 14 6 0 52 33 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 29 19 12 12 6 0 54 25 1814
2017 Technical 15 23 21 16 18 7 0 42 36 320
2017 Administrative Support 30 23 19 6 14 7 1 58 22 231
2017 Other 45 30 5 7 5 6 2 81 13 105
2014 Executive 48 35 7 6 3 2 0 85 8 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 15 28 20 17 13 6 0 46 33 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 21 32 18 12 9 7 0 57 23 1899
2014 Technical 20 27 19 14 15 5 0 49 31 334
2014 Administrative Support 18 25 25 13 11 9 0 46 26 234
2014 Operational 9 19 35 28 0 9 0 31 31 11
2014 Other 27 30 15 2 13 12 0 65 18 56

Question 44. Essential information flows effectively from senior management to staff.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 24 48 9 13 4 2 0 73 17 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 15 33 20 17 12 3 0 50 30 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 19 34 18 16 9 3 0 55 26 1810
2017 Technical 17 30 19 15 16 4 0 49 32 320
2017 Administrative Support 27 29 15 10 13 5 1 59 25 232
2017 Other 43 25 9 6 7 8 2 76 14 106
2014 Executive 28 54 8 8 3 0 0 82 11 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 13 33 20 19 12 2 0 48 32 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 17 39 18 15 9 3 0 57 24 1897
2014 Technical 15 38 20 15 9 3 0 54 25 334
2014 Administrative Support 17 32 27 10 11 3 0 50 22 234
2014 Operational 19 28 19 16 9 9 0 51 28 11
2014 Other 29 28 17 13 12 2 0 58 25 56
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My Organization (Department or Agency)

Question 45. My department or agency does a good job of communicating its vision, mission and goals.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 37 45 7 7 3 1 0 83 10 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 27 44 16 9 3 1 0 71 12 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 28 45 15 7 3 1 0 74 10 1815
2017 Technical 21 39 20 12 7 1 0 60 20 320
2017 Administrative Support 34 35 19 6 5 1 0 70 10 233
2017 Other 49 37 4 4 2 3 2 89 6 105
2014 Executive 38 45 13 3 1 0 0 84 4 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 21 43 20 11 3 1 0 65 14 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 26 44 17 8 3 2 0 71 12 1899
2014 Technical 24 42 18 10 3 2 0 68 13 334
2014 Administrative Support 26 43 21 6 3 2 0 70 8 235
2014 Operational 19 47 9 7 19 0 0 66 25 11
2014 Other 21 56 9 4 9 0 0 77 14 56

Question 46. Employees in my department or agency carry out their duties in the public's interest.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 59 35 3 1 1 2 0 95 2 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 41 42 9 4 2 2 0 85 6 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 36 42 13 4 1 4 0 81 5 1813
2017 Technical 37 44 11 6 1 2 0 82 8 320
2017 Administrative Support 33 40 16 3 3 5 1 77 7 232
2017 Other 52 32 8 3 0 4 1 88 3 105
2014 Executive 61 33 4 2 0 0 0 94 2 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 37 46 9 3 2 3 0 86 5 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 36 42 12 4 1 4 0 82 6 1897
2014 Technical 43 38 11 4 1 3 0 83 6 334
2014 Administrative Support 24 43 19 4 2 8 1 73 7 235
2014 Operational 28 28 19 0 0 16 9 75 0 11
2014 Other 44 31 13 2 6 3 2 78 9 56

Question 47. 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 Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 58 27 8 2 1 3 1 89 3 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 28 38 13 10 6 5 1 70 17 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 31 36 13 10 5 3 1 71 16 1813
2017 Technical 27 39 17 7 5 4 1 70 12 320
2017 Administrative Support 30 31 14 8 10 6 1 66 19 233
2017 Other 41 27 6 9 6 8 3 76 17 105
2014 Executive 62 33 2 3 1 0 0 94 4 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 31 39 12 9 4 5 1 73 14 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 35 38 12 8 4 3 1 75 12 1897
2014 Technical 32 38 17 5 3 4 1 73 9 334
2014 Administrative Support 25 39 19 7 5 4 1 68 12 234
2014 Operational 19 54 19 9 0 0 0 72 9 11
2014 Other 34 34 13 4 3 5 6 77 8 56

Question 48. Discussions about values and ethics occur in my workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 47 31 11 4 3 5 0 81 7 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 19 36 20 13 7 5 1 58 21 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 32 21 12 6 7 1 58 20 1813
2017 Technical 12 29 27 15 10 6 1 43 27 321
2017 Administrative Support 24 26 24 9 9 5 3 54 19 233
2017 Other 26 22 18 13 3 15 3 58 20 105
2014 Executive 52 35 6 4 2 1 1 88 6 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 23 34 22 10 5 5 1 61 16 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 22 32 22 11 5 6 2 58 18 1898
2014 Technical 19 33 28 10 5 5 0 55 16 334
2014 Administrative Support 15 32 28 8 6 9 3 53 16 235
2014 Operational 28 63 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2014 Other 22 25 20 13 5 11 3 55 21 56

Question 49. I feel I can initiate a formal recourse process (e.g., grievance, complaint, appeal) without fear of reprisal.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 19 21 17 9 6 5 22 56 21 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 23 15 15 17 15 2 43 39 825
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 15 20 21 13 15 12 4 42 33 1813
2017 Technical 15 26 20 11 13 14 1 48 28 321
2017 Administrative Support 20 16 19 13 17 10 4 42 35 231
2017 Other 31 22 7 3 5 19 13 78 11 105
2014 Executive 22 22 9 9 8 4 25 63 24 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 12 20 18 18 17 15 1 38 41 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 14 20 20 15 15 13 3 40 36 1898
2014 Technical 17 31 20 12 11 9 1 53 25 334
2014 Administrative Support 14 24 20 17 15 7 4 42 36 235
2014 Operational 19 28 19 0 25 9 0 51 28 11
2014 Other 23 15 19 6 11 20 5 51 23 56

Question 50. 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 Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 57 29 6 5 1 2 0 88 6 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 54 26 7 6 3 2 2 83 9 822
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 55 24 9 5 3 2 2 82 8 1815
2017 Technical 58 20 13 4 1 1 2 81 5 321
2017 Administrative Support 53 24 5 6 4 3 5 84 10 230
2017 Other 68 15 4 6 0 2 6 90 6 106
2014 Executive 60 28 7 4 1 0 0 88 5 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 55 26 9 5 2 2 1 84 7 752
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 54 28 8 5 2 1 2 84 8 1898
2014 Technical 56 23 10 2 2 1 5 84 5 334
2014 Administrative Support 51 31 10 4 1 1 3 85 5 235
2014 Operational 66 9 7 19 0 0 0 75 19 11
2014 Other 56 21 2 7 2 0 12 87 10 56

Question 51. The training offered by my department or agency is available in the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 73 17 3 1 0 3 2 95 1 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 67 23 4 1 1 2 2 93 3 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 64 24 5 2 1 2 2 91 3 1817
2017 Technical 63 24 8 2 0 1 1 90 2 321
2017 Administrative Support 62 25 8 1 1 3 0 89 3 231
2017 Other 76 13 0 1 1 4 5 98 2 105
2014 Executive 79 18 2 1 0 0 0 97 1 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 71 20 4 1 0 2 1 95 1 752
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 65 25 5 2 1 2 1 92 3 1898
2014 Technical 64 20 9 2 0 2 3 88 3 334
2014 Administrative Support 55 34 6 2 0 2 1 92 2 235
2014 Operational 65 19 9 0 0 7 0 90 0 11
2014 Other 71 17 4 0 0 0 8 96 0 56

Question 52. My department or agency does a good job of supporting employee career development.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 45 40 7 3 3 1 1 86 6 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 23 34 15 15 10 3 0 59 25 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 30 35 15 10 7 2 0 67 18 1810
2017 Technical 20 35 19 12 10 2 1 57 23 321
2017 Administrative Support 31 29 18 8 10 3 1 63 18 232
2017 Other 41 30 11 4 3 10 1 81 8 106
2014 Executive 43 41 8 6 1 1 0 85 7 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 19 32 19 16 11 2 0 52 28 752
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 26 35 16 13 8 3 0 63 21 1898
2014 Technical 19 41 18 11 9 3 0 62 20 334
2014 Administrative Support 22 34 20 9 11 3 1 59 20 235
2014 Operational 28 28 16 9 9 0 9 61 21 11
2014 Other 22 29 15 12 6 7 9 60 22 56

Question 53. I believe I have opportunities for promotion within my department or agency, given my education, skills and experience.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 42 28 8 5 9 3 5 76 15 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 19 24 15 20 19 2 1 44 40 822
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 20 28 15 16 17 2 2 50 34 1813
2017 Technical 20 30 14 15 19 1 1 51 35 321
2017 Administrative Support 22 19 17 14 19 4 4 44 37 232
2017 Other 31 28 9 8 3 8 13 75 14 106
2014 Executive 39 26 13 7 5 3 7 73 13 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 14 22 16 21 24 2 1 37 47 753
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 17 23 17 17 21 3 2 42 40 1899
2014 Technical 16 32 18 15 17 1 1 49 33 334
2014 Administrative Support 11 21 20 15 26 5 2 35 44 235
2014 Operational 19 9 0 9 54 0 9 30 70 11
2014 Other 17 24 17 15 12 10 5 49 32 56

Question 54. I feel I would be supported by my department or agency if I proposed a new idea.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 40 40 12 5 3 1 0 81 7 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 17 35 20 15 8 5 0 54 25 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 23 37 21 9 6 4 0 63 15 1812
2017 Technical 14 32 25 13 10 5 0 49 24 320
2017 Administrative Support 22 31 18 11 10 6 2 57 23 232
2017 Other 33 40 12 3 2 6 3 81 6 106

Question 55. My department or agency implements activities and practices that support a diverse workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 58 29 9 1 0 2 0 89 1 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 37 39 13 3 3 5 0 80 7 825
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 40 35 15 3 2 4 0 79 6 1815
2017 Technical 36 33 18 3 4 5 0 73 7 319
2017 Administrative Support 40 29 14 6 6 3 2 73 12 231
2017 Other 55 29 7 3 1 5 1 89 4 106
2014 Executive 57 35 5 2 0 1 0 93 2 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 41 36 13 2 1 6 0 83 4 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 46 33 12 2 2 5 0 83 4 1897
2014 Technical 42 36 12 2 2 5 1 82 5 333
2014 Administrative Support 32 39 16 6 2 4 1 75 8 235
2014 Operational 28 28 28 0 0 16 0 66 0 11
2014 Other 54 15 15 12 2 2 0 70 15 56

Question 56. I think that my department or agency respects individual differences (e.g., culture, work styles, ideas).

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 51 33 11 3 1 2 0 86 3 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 35 44 11 5 2 2 0 81 8 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 39 40 12 4 2 2 0 81 7 1813
2017 Technical 29 43 15 5 4 4 0 74 10 321
2017 Administrative Support 43 33 11 4 6 2 0 78 11 233
2017 Other 66 28 0 4 1 2 0 95 5 106
2014 Executive 55 37 3 3 1 1 0 93 4 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 39 43 10 4 2 2 0 83 6 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 43 37 11 4 2 3 0 82 7 1898
2014 Technical 39 39 13 5 2 3 0 80 7 333
2014 Administrative Support 30 39 19 6 2 3 0 72 8 235
2014 Operational 28 28 26 9 0 9 0 61 10 11
2014 Other 52 27 8 7 6 0 0 79 13 56

Question 57. Overall, my department or agency treats me with respect.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 64 23 7 3 2 1 0 88 5 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 45 37 8 6 3 1 0 83 9 822
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 46 38 7 5 3 1 0 85 7 1811
2017 Technical 40 37 13 5 5 0 0 77 10 321
2017 Administrative Support 48 30 8 4 9 0 0 79 13 233
2017 Other 81 14 3 1 2 0 0 94 3 106
2014 Executive 67 23 6 2 2 0 0 90 4 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 47 37 10 3 2 1 0 85 5 753
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 49 36 9 4 2 0 0 85 6 1898
2014 Technical 46 34 11 7 2 0 0 81 8 334
2014 Administrative Support 35 41 15 4 3 1 0 77 7 234
2014 Operational 38 31 0 21 0 10 0 77 23 10
2014 Other 63 26 5 2 4 0 0 88 7 56

Question 58. I would recommend my department or agency as a great place to work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 58 27 7 3 3 2 0 86 6 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 37 35 16 6 5 0 0 73 11 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 34 15 7 5 1 0 72 12 1810
2017 Technical 28 32 24 8 8 1 0 60 16 320
2017 Administrative Support 41 24 17 6 11 0 0 67 17 229
2017 Other 73 13 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 106
2014 Executive 55 32 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 31 38 17 8 6 1 0 69 14 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 35 37 15 7 5 1 0 73 12 1899
2014 Technical 28 36 19 10 7 1 0 64 17 334
2014 Administrative Support 25 40 17 11 6 2 0 66 17 235
2014 Operational 44 37 0 9 9 0 0 81 19 11
2014 Other 49 33 9 8 2 0 0 82 9 56

Question 59. I am satisfied with my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 58 28 8 3 3 1 0 86 5 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 36 38 14 7 4 0 0 75 11 823
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 37 36 14 8 5 0 0 73 13 1811
2017 Technical 23 38 24 9 6 0 0 60 15 321
2017 Administrative Support 41 26 18 7 8 0 0 67 15 233
2017 Other 61 24 9 3 2 0 1 86 4 105
2014 Executive 51 34 10 4 1 0 0 85 5 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 29 38 18 9 5 1 0 68 14 753
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 35 38 14 8 4 1 0 74 12 1898
2014 Technical 28 36 17 12 6 1 0 65 18 334
2014 Administrative Support 25 42 19 7 6 0 0 67 14 235
2014 Operational 34 47 0 9 9 0 0 81 19 11
2014 Other 51 31 12 2 4 0 0 81 6 56

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 Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 47 23 16 6 3 5 1 74 10 149
2017 Scientific and Professional 32 26 19 11 8 4 1 60 20 825
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 33 26 18 11 8 3 0 61 20 1812
2017 Technical 24 27 22 12 9 5 1 54 22 321
2017 Administrative Support 36 20 20 8 11 3 2 59 20 231
2017 Other 41 23 11 14 4 6 2 69 19 106
2014 Executive 41 30 15 10 3 0 0 72 13 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 28 26 21 11 9 5 1 57 21 754
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 33 26 19 11 8 4 1 61 20 1898
2014 Technical 32 25 19 13 9 4 0 58 22 334
2014 Administrative Support 22 31 24 10 9 3 1 55 20 235
2014 Operational 18 51 0 0 21 10 0 77 23 10
2014 Other 27 22 15 20 6 9 2 55 29 56
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Mobility and Retention

Question 61. Do you intend to leave your current position in the next two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Not Sure
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 40 36 24 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 25 45 30 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 29 35 36 1817
2017 Technical 19 52 29 321
2017 Administrative Support 29 33 37 233
2017 Other 36 19 46 106
2014 Executive 38 33 29 158
2014 Scientific and Professional 23 45 31 755
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 28 37 35 1898
2014 Technical 20 46 33 334
2014 Administrative Support 27 34 39 235
2014 Operational 9 63 28 11
2014 Other 44 25 31 56

Question 62. Please indicate your reason for leaving.

Survey year Demographic 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
(%)
End of my term, casual or student employment
(%)
Other
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 24 22 40 5 2 7 59
2017 Scientific and Professional 12 23 49 7 3 7 206
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 25 43 5 3 9 528
2017 Technical 27 23 21 14 2 13 62
2017 Administrative Support 19 27 34 6 9 6 68
2017 Other 2 3 5 6 85 0 37
2014 Executive 29 18 43 8 9999 2 60
2014 Scientific and Professional 12 26 45 10 9999 8 179
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 18 26 39 8 9999 10 542
2014 Technical 37 21 21 18 9999 3 67
2014 Administrative Support 30 21 34 3 9999 12 62
2014 Other 0 13 17 16 9999 54 25
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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, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics [including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test], disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered).

Question 63. Having carefully read the definition of harassment above, have you been the victim of harassment on the job in the past two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 11 89 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 14 86 824
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 19 81 1816
2017 Technical 14 86 320
2017 Administrative Support 19 81 233
2017 Other 4 96 106
2014 Executive 8 92 157
2014 Scientific and Professional 14 86 753
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 15 85 1892
2014 Technical 11 89 334
2014 Administrative Support 22 78 235
2014 Operational 0 100 11
2014 Other 12 88 56

Question 64a. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Co-workers

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 37 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 34 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 344
2017 Technical 49 44
2017 Administrative Support 62 45
2014 Scientific and Professional 29 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 44 291
2014 Technical 54 35
2014 Administrative Support 62 52

Question 64b. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? ...Individuals with authority over me

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 62 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 78 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 74 344
2017 Technical 73 44
2017 Administrative Support 56 45
2014 Executive 62 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 71 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 69 291
2014 Technical 54 35
2014 Administrative Support 60 52

Question 64c. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? ...Individuals working for me

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 5 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 6 344
2017 Administrative Support 0 45
2014 Executive 38 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 7 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 291

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)

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 16
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 344
2017 Technical 0 44
2017 Administrative Support 0 45
2014 Executive 0 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 291
2014 Administrative Support 0 52

Question 64e. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? ...Individuals from other departments or agencies

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 6 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 3 344
2014 Scientific and Professional 5 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 2 291

Question 64f. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? ...Members of the public (individuals or organizations)

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 8 344
2017 Technical 15 44
2014 Executive 0 13
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 5 291
2014 Technical 17 35
2014 Administrative Support 0 52

Question 64g. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? ...Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 16
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 4 344
2014 Executive 0 13
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 3 291
2014 Technical 0 35
2014 Administrative Support 0 52

Question 65a. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Aggressive behaviour

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 44 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 42 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 41 344
2017 Technical 46 44
2017 Administrative Support 38 45
2014 Executive 46 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 38 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 37 291
2014 Technical 35 35
2014 Administrative Support 35 52

Question 65b. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Excessive control

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 44 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 46 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 45 344
2017 Technical 36 44
2017 Administrative Support 38 45
2014 Executive 38 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 40 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 291
2014 Technical 49 35
2014 Administrative Support 44 52

Question 65c. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Being excluded or being ignored

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 44 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 38 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 45 344
2017 Technical 48 44
2017 Administrative Support 38 45
2014 Executive 38 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 37 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 45 291
2014 Technical 43 35
2014 Administrative Support 46 52

Question 65d. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Humiliation

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 68 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 44 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 46 344
2017 Technical 45 44
2017 Administrative Support 36 45
2014 Executive 54 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 38 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 291
2014 Technical 40 35
2014 Administrative Support 42 52

Question 65e. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Interference with work or withholding resources

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 32 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 31 344
2017 Technical 38 44
2017 Administrative Support 18 45
2014 Scientific and Professional 26 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 30 291
2014 Technical 29 35
2014 Administrative Support 13 52

Question 65f. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Offensive remark

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 43 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 49 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 57 344
2017 Technical 50 44
2017 Administrative Support 53 45
2014 Executive 62 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 50 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 57 291
2014 Technical 57 35
2014 Administrative Support 56 52

Question 65g. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Personal attack

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 44 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 344
2017 Technical 32 44
2017 Administrative Support 29 45
2014 Executive 38 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 36 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 33 291
2014 Technical 34 35
2014 Administrative Support 31 52

Question 65h. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Physical violence

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Technical 0 44
2017 Administrative Support 0 45
2014 Executive 0 13
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 2 291
2014 Technical 0 35
2014 Administrative Support 0 52

Question 65i. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Sexual comment or gesture

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 9 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 7 344
2014 Scientific and Professional 6 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 6 291

Question 65j. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Threat

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 16 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 11 344
2017 Technical 16 44
2017 Administrative Support 15 45
2014 Scientific and Professional 16 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 10 291

Question 65k. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Unfair treatment

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 50 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 52 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 51 344
2017 Technical 56 44
2017 Administrative Support 44 45
2014 Executive 46 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 44 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 45 291
2014 Technical 43 35
2014 Administrative Support 48 52

Question 65l. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Yelling or shouting

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 44 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 29 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 25 344
2017 Technical 31 44
2017 Administrative Support 33 45
2014 Executive 38 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 23 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 26 291
2014 Technical 37 35
2014 Administrative Support 25 52

Question 65m. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 9 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 14 344
2017 Technical 23 44
2014 Scientific and Professional 16 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 16 291
2014 Administrative Support 23 52

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.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 37 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 46 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 56 344
2017 Technical 45 44
2017 Administrative Support 52 44
2014 Executive 38 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 52 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 54 291
2014 Technical 34 35
2014 Administrative Support 58 52

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.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 27 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 27 344
2017 Technical 22 44
2017 Administrative Support 16 44
2014 Executive 54 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 28 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 30 291
2014 Technical 26 35
2014 Administrative Support 13 52

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.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 14 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 8 344
2017 Administrative Support 18 44
2014 Executive 46 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 13 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 10 291

Question 66d. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? ...I contacted my union representative.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 16 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 344
2017 Technical 23 44
2017 Administrative Support 45 44
2014 Executive 0 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 18 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 18 291
2014 Technical 17 35
2014 Administrative Support 31 52

Question 66e. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? ...I used an informal conflict resolution process.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 11 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 13 344
2017 Administrative Support 14 44
2014 Executive 0 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 10 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 14 291

Question 66f. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? ...I filed a grievance or formal complaint.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 5 344
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 4 291
2014 Administrative Support 10 52

Question 66g. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? ...I resolved the matter informally on my own.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 11 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 12 344
2017 Technical 11 44
2014 Executive 0 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 11 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 15 291
2014 Administrative Support 13 52

Question 66h. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? ...Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 14 344
2014 Scientific and Professional 10 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 12 291
2014 Administrative Support 12 52

Question 66i. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? ...I took no action.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 56 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 22 344
2017 Technical 46 44
2017 Administrative Support 16 44
2014 Scientific and Professional 31 102
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 26 291
2014 Technical 46 35
2014 Administrative Support 11 52

Question 67a. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...The issue was resolved.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 10 109
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 12 328
2017 Administrative Support 24 42
2014 Executive 0 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 10 100
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 13 279
2014 Administrative Support 24 46

Question 67b. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I did not think the incident was serious enough.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 30 109
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 17 328
2017 Technical 12 42
2017 Administrative Support 12 42
2014 Scientific and Professional 21 100
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 13 279
2014 Administrative Support 13 46

Question 67c. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...The behaviour stopped.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 9 109
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 11 328
2017 Technical 17 42
2014 Executive 0 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 11 100
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 10 279
2014 Technical 17 34
2014 Administrative Support 11 46

Question 67d. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...The individual apologized.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 8 109
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 6 328
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 10 279
2014 Technical 18 34
2014 Administrative Support 11 46

Question 67e. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...Management intervened.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 6 109
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 12 328
2017 Administrative Support 14 42
2014 Executive 0 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 5 100
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 10 279

Question 67f. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...The individual left or changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 9 109
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 13 328
2017 Administrative Support 12 42
2014 Scientific and Professional 8 100
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 279
2014 Technical 0 34

Question 67g. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 20 109
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 17 328
2014 Scientific and Professional 12 100
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 13 279
2014 Technical 0 34

Question 67h. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I did not know what to do, where to go or whom to ask.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 20 109
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 10 328
2017 Technical 19 42
2017 Administrative Support 14 42
2014 Executive 0 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 10 100
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 11 279

Question 67i. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I was too distraught.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 109
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 11 328
2017 Technical 22 42
2017 Administrative Support 14 42
2014 Scientific and Professional 16 100
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 12 279
2014 Administrative Support 17 46

Question 67j. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I had concerns about the formal complaint process (e.g., confidentiality, how long it would take).

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 38 109
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 24 328
2017 Technical 37 42
2017 Administrative Support 14 42
2014 Scientific and Professional 22 100
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 28 279
2014 Technical 27 34
2014 Administrative Support 17 46

Question 67k. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I was advised against filing a complaint.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 12 109
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 9 328
2017 Technical 17 42
2017 Administrative Support 14 42
2014 Scientific and Professional 9 100
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 10 279

Question 67l. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I was afraid of reprisal (e.g., having limited career advancement, being labelled a troublemaker).

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 37 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 61 109
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 40 328
2017 Technical 62 42
2017 Administrative Support 38 42
2014 Executive 50 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 48 100
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 48 279
2014 Technical 47 34
2014 Administrative Support 32 46

Question 67m. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...Someone threatened me.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 16
2014 Executive 0 12
2014 Technical 0 34

Question 67n. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I did not believe it would make a difference.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 50 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 68 109
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 51 328
2017 Technical 61 42
2017 Administrative Support 43 42
2014 Executive 58 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 54 100
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 57 279
2014 Technical 56 34
2014 Administrative Support 41 46

Question 67o. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...The time limit to file a grievance or a formal complaint had passed.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 16
2017 Technical 0 42
2017 Administrative Support 0 42

Question 67p. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 328
2017 Administrative Support 12 42
2014 Scientific and Professional 11 100
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 12 279
2014 Administrative Support 13 46

Question 68. Did the harassment you experienced occur while you were an employee of your current department or agency?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 87 13 16
2017 Scientific and Professional 88 12 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 87 13 343
2017 Technical 98 2 44
2017 Administrative Support 89 11 45

Question 69. I am satisfied with how matters related to harassment are resolved in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 31 24 13 4 3 19 6 74 9 148
2017 Scientific and Professional 11 13 15 5 5 42 9 49 21 825
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 15 16 18 6 7 29 9 50 21 1819
2017 Technical 16 16 20 5 6 28 10 51 18