2017 Public Service Employee Survey Results for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada by Question 105. In total, how many years have you been working in the federal public service?

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
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Somewhat agree
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Neither agree nor disagree
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Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
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Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 39 3 7 1 0 0 89 8 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 44 5 9 3 0 0 83 12 1135
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 50 5 9 3 0 0 84 12 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 40 5 7 4 0 0 84 12 647
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 34 49 6 10 2 0 0 83 12 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 45 6 9 3 0 0 82 12 1343
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 45 6 11 2 0 0 80 13 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 43 6 10 4 0 0 80 14 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 43 5 8 1 0 0 86 9 452
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 44 5 8 2 0 0 85 10 1493
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 46 5 9 3 0 0 83 12 921
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 39 4 7 3 0 0 86 10 1009
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 41 4 9 2 0 0 85 11 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 46 5 8 2 0 0 85 10 1280
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 42 5 8 2 0 0 85 10 723
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 47 39 5 8 2 0 0 85 10 1026

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
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Somewhat agree
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Neither agree nor disagree
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Somewhat disagree
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Strongly disagree
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Don't know
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Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 81 13 2 2 1 1 0 95 3 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 69 21 4 3 2 1 1 91 5 1130
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 65 25 4 4 1 0 1 91 5 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 64 25 5 4 2 1 0 90 6 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 78 14 3 3 1 1 0 93 4 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 70 20 5 2 1 0 1 92 4 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 63 24 6 3 1 1 1 89 5 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 60 27 7 3 2 1 1 88 4 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 78 15 2 2 1 1 1 95 3 452
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 72 20 3 3 1 1 0 93 4 1492
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 65 22 5 4 2 0 1 88 6 921
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 69 21 5 3 1 0 1 91 4 1006
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 69 20 5 4 1 1 0 90 5 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 67 23 4 3 2 0 0 90 6 1279
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 67 23 4 4 1 1 1 91 5 722
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 70 21 5 2 1 0 1 92 4 1026

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
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Somewhat agree
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Neither agree nor disagree
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Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 68 19 5 5 3 0 1 87 8 466
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 64 21 5 7 3 0 0 85 10 1135
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 57 25 7 8 3 0 1 82 11 1263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 58 24 6 8 4 0 0 82 12 647
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 67 19 5 4 3 1 1 88 7 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 59 23 7 6 3 0 1 83 10 1343
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 53 25 8 9 4 0 1 79 13 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 52 28 7 9 3 0 1 81 12 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 71 16 4 6 3 0 0 87 9 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 59 20 5 11 4 0 1 80 15 1492
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 57 21 6 10 5 0 1 78 16 921
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 58 21 7 9 3 0 1 80 12 1008
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 58 19 9 11 3 0 1 78 14 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 58 19 7 10 5 0 0 78 15 1282
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 53 25 6 10 5 0 1 79 15 723
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 60 22 5 9 4 0 1 82 12 1026

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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Somewhat agree
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Neither agree nor disagree
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Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 56 31 6 5 2 0 0 87 7 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 33 8 9 6 0 0 77 15 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 44 33 7 10 5 0 0 77 16 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 32 6 8 7 0 0 78 15 647
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 32 7 7 3 0 0 83 10 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 49 32 7 8 4 0 0 82 12 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 34 7 9 4 0 0 80 13 1141
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 35 7 8 5 0 0 80 14 830
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 37 6 6 2 0 0 86 8 450
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 36 8 6 4 0 0 82 10 1485
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 36 8 8 4 0 0 80 12 916
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 47 35 8 6 3 0 0 83 9 1004

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 34 40 11 10 4 0 1 75 14 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 38 13 11 7 0 0 70 17 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 40 11 11 5 0 0 73 17 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 37 35 11 10 6 0 1 73 16 647
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 37 34 11 12 4 1 2 72 16 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 40 11 9 5 0 0 75 14 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 38 12 12 5 0 1 71 17 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 40 12 10 4 0 1 74 14 832
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 35 40 13 7 3 0 2 77 10 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 42 12 9 4 0 1 75 13 1488
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 42 14 11 5 0 1 69 16 921
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 40 13 7 3 0 2 77 10 1010
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 36 40 9 11 3 0 1 76 14 471
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 43 13 9 4 0 1 74 13 1279
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 43 14 10 4 0 1 72 14 723
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 44 12 9 3 0 2 75 12 1026

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
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Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 32 40 16 8 4 0 0 72 12 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 39 13 6 5 0 0 76 11 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 41 10 7 3 0 0 80 10 1264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 38 11 5 4 0 0 80 8 647
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 34 42 13 5 5 1 1 76 11 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 41 12 8 4 0 0 76 12 1343
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 40 12 7 4 0 0 77 11 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 39 13 6 3 0 0 78 10 831
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 39 35 14 7 4 0 1 74 12 452
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 41 36 13 6 4 0 0 77 10 1487
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 37 11 7 4 0 0 78 11 920
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 43 37 11 5 4 0 0 80 9 1006
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 36 40 13 7 4 1 0 77 11 471
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 40 13 7 4 0 0 76 11 1282
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 43 10 8 4 0 0 77 13 723
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 42 11 7 3 0 0 79 10 1023

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 35 44 10 8 2 0 0 80 10 467
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 38 9 5 4 0 0 81 10 1132
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 38 7 5 2 0 0 85 7 1263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 33 8 5 4 0 0 84 8 647
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 38 36 7 13 5 0 1 75 18 168
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 40 9 7 4 0 0 80 10 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 36 9 6 3 0 0 82 10 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 38 10 5 3 0 0 83 7 830
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 42 38 7 7 5 0 1 81 12 452
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 39 9 6 3 0 0 83 8 1491
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 37 8 6 3 0 0 83 9 919
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 47 38 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 1007
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 38 42 8 7 4 0 0 81 11 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 40 8 5 4 0 0 84 9 1282
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 38 8 6 3 0 0 83 9 723
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 44 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 1026

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 59 31 5 4 0 0 0 91 4 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 52 33 7 5 3 1 0 85 8 1128
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 35 8 5 3 0 1 84 8 1261
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 36 7 3 2 1 0 88 6 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 53 29 11 3 2 1 0 84 5 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 51 34 8 5 2 1 1 85 6 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 36 8 5 2 1 0 85 7 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 48 37 9 3 2 0 1 86 5 829

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 59 27 8 3 1 1 1 87 4 466
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 30 9 7 6 1 0 78 13 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 44 33 10 7 6 0 0 78 13 1264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 47 31 10 7 5 0 1 78 13 647
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 55 31 8 2 3 0 1 86 5 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 46 32 9 8 4 1 0 79 12 1343
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 33 11 8 7 0 0 73 15 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 37 11 7 5 0 1 77 12 832
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 53 32 9 4 1 1 0 86 5 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 34 8 6 3 0 1 83 9 1488
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 37 11 7 4 0 1 77 12 924
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 37 11 6 3 0 1 79 10 1009

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 25 19 14 9 5 5 23 61 20 467
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 21 13 11 12 2 12 59 27 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 22 11 12 14 2 13 57 30 1263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 21 12 10 13 2 17 57 29 647
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 29 19 9 7 7 12 18 67 20 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 26 20 12 12 14 3 14 54 31 1343
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 22 11 12 17 2 13 53 34 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 23 21 13 12 14 1 15 53 31 831
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 25 21 15 10 9 3 17 57 24 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 19 12 11 15 2 12 56 30 1492
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 20 12 13 17 2 12 51 35 923
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 23 10 11 15 1 14 56 31 1009
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 34 20 10 9 8 5 15 67 20 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 23 10 11 12 2 8 63 26 1282
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 22 10 11 15 1 9 60 29 722
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 27 23 9 11 17 1 12 58 32 1026

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 32 47 10 8 2 0 0 79 10 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 42 13 9 6 0 0 72 15 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 43 12 8 4 0 0 75 12 1265
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 42 11 9 4 0 0 76 13 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 27 51 11 7 4 0 0 78 11 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 44 13 10 6 0 0 71 16 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 44 11 9 6 0 0 73 15 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 44 14 8 5 0 0 73 13 832
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 30 41 14 9 5 0 0 72 14 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 41 15 8 5 0 0 71 13 1488
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 41 14 8 6 0 0 72 13 923
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 40 12 7 5 0 0 76 13 1008
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 34 44 10 7 4 0 0 79 11 470
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 44 13 9 5 0 0 73 14 1275
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 43 12 10 5 0 0 73 16 719
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 41 11 8 6 0 0 75 14 1023

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 40 10 6 2 0 1 82 8 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 35 15 11 9 0 0 65 20 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 37 18 13 9 0 0 61 21 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 38 15 14 8 0 0 63 22 642
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 32 35 15 13 3 2 0 68 17 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 26 35 17 14 8 0 0 61 22 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 20 38 17 15 10 1 0 59 24 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 35 19 13 8 0 0 60 21 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 29 40 17 10 4 1 0 69 14 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 39 16 13 8 0 0 63 21 1492
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 19 38 18 14 10 0 1 57 24 922
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 21 41 17 12 9 1 0 62 21 1006

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 40 15 9 2 0 1 74 11 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 41 12 11 5 0 0 72 16 1133
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 41 13 9 5 0 0 74 13 1265
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 42 11 10 5 0 0 75 14 644

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 45 39 9 5 1 0 1 84 6 467
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 38 10 7 2 0 0 81 9 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 40 10 5 3 0 0 82 8 1262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 40 40 10 5 3 1 0 81 9 641
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 40 10 6 2 1 0 81 9 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 43 11 6 3 1 0 80 8 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 42 11 5 4 1 0 80 9 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 42 10 5 3 1 0 82 8 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 40 43 9 7 1 0 0 83 8 452
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 42 12 6 2 0 0 80 8 1488
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 34 45 11 6 3 1 0 79 9 924
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 40 12 5 3 1 0 80 8 1008
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 47 34 11 4 3 1 0 82 7 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 42 10 6 3 0 0 80 10 1281
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 38 12 5 4 1 0 78 10 723
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 40 12 5 3 1 0 79 9 1025

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 39 41 13 5 2 0 0 80 8 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 35 14 11 8 0 0 67 19 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 38 14 10 9 0 0 67 19 1264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 33 15 13 8 0 0 64 21 644

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 47 34 15 4 1 0 0 80 5 467
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 45 38 10 4 2 0 0 83 6 1129
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 47 37 10 4 2 0 0 84 6 1262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 53 32 9 3 2 0 0 85 5 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 60 27 7 3 2 1 0 88 5 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 50 35 10 3 2 0 0 85 5 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 54 31 10 3 2 0 0 85 5 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 59 29 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 830
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 40 10 3 0 0 0 86 4 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 51 37 9 2 1 0 0 88 4 1491
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 54 32 8 3 2 0 0 87 5 922
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 58 30 8 3 1 0 0 88 4 1011

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 37 36 15 8 2 1 1 74 11 464
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 39 13 10 7 0 1 70 17 1129
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 38 13 12 7 0 0 68 19 1262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 36 15 11 6 0 0 68 17 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 24 42 15 11 6 1 1 67 18 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 41 16 12 7 0 0 65 19 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 42 12 14 8 1 0 66 22 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 41 13 12 9 0 0 66 21 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 30 42 14 9 3 0 1 73 13 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 40 15 10 5 0 0 69 15 1490
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 36 15 12 8 0 0 66 20 922
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 40 12 9 7 0 0 72 16 1010

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 34 14 7 2 0 0 77 9 464
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 34 14 10 8 0 0 68 18 1129
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 36 15 11 8 0 0 66 19 1263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 35 17 8 8 0 0 67 16 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 32 36 15 9 7 1 0 68 16 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 36 15 12 7 0 0 65 20 1341
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 35 15 14 8 0 0 63 22 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 36 15 13 8 0 0 64 21 833

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 40 10 4 2 0 1 85 5 467
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 37 13 9 6 0 1 72 15 1130
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 38 16 9 6 0 0 69 15 1262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 34 17 10 6 0 1 67 16 646
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 37 37 13 9 1 1 2 76 11 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 28 41 15 10 4 1 1 70 14 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 39 17 11 6 0 0 67 16 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 40 15 9 6 1 0 70 15 830
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 38 11 5 1 1 0 82 6 450
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 43 13 6 3 1 1 78 9 1488
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 40 14 7 4 1 1 74 12 921
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 41 14 7 3 0 1 76 10 1011

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 41 9 4 2 0 0 85 6 467
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 40 12 7 3 0 0 78 10 1130
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 39 12 7 4 0 0 77 11 1264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 40 38 12 7 3 0 0 78 10 646
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 42 38 11 5 3 1 0 81 8 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 42 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 39 13 7 4 0 0 76 11 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 42 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 40 42 12 4 1 0 0 82 6 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 44 10 6 3 0 0 81 8 1491
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 43 10 6 3 0 0 81 10 921
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 43 10 5 3 0 0 82 8 1010
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 42 7 5 2 0 0 85 7 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 42 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 1281
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 46 8 8 3 0 0 81 11 723
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 40 42 9 7 3 0 0 81 10 1025

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
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Often
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Sometimes
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Rarely
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Never/ Almost never
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Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 59 30 7 2 1 0 0 90 3 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 35 15 7 2 0 1 75 10 1135
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 34 19 9 3 0 1 68 13 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 36 17 8 5 0 1 69 13 646
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 48 36 10 2 2 0 2 86 4 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 41 35 16 5 2 0 0 77 7 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 37 19 7 3 0 1 70 11 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 39 18 7 4 0 1 71 11 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 47 37 12 2 1 0 0 85 3 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 38 16 5 3 0 0 76 8 1490
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 38 20 7 4 0 1 69 11 919
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 37 18 8 6 0 1 68 14 1010
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 36 41 15 4 2 1 0 78 7 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 39 19 8 5 0 0 68 13 1283
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 39 20 10 5 0 0 65 14 723
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 23 37 23 11 6 0 0 60 17 1027

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 13 34 23 18 3 5 44 19 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 9 23 34 21 10 1 3 32 33 1129
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 23 38 16 8 1 2 25 35 1260
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 23 37 17 7 0 4 25 36 641
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 14 27 31 15 3 5 51 20 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 7 23 37 20 9 1 2 30 32 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 28 41 14 5 1 2 20 38 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 9 28 39 16 6 0 2 22 38 832
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 18 31 29 15 1 3 45 23 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 24 32 21 9 1 3 31 36 1491
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 28 36 18 5 1 2 24 40 918
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 10 29 38 16 5 1 2 21 40 1009
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 6 19 29 26 15 3 3 43 26 471
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 27 34 19 7 1 2 27 38 1280
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 28 37 18 4 0 1 22 39 721
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 34 35 15 4 0 1 19 45 1026

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 7 18 27 30 8 7 66 12 467
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 9 16 23 27 20 3 4 49 26 1126
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 8 15 28 26 16 3 4 46 24 1258
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 17 27 27 14 2 6 44 27 641
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 3 17 36 30 5 5 73 7 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 5 14 24 31 19 3 4 54 20 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 6 19 29 28 14 2 3 43 26 1141
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 7 18 32 26 11 2 3 39 27 831
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 8 19 34 26 4 5 66 13 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 7 14 26 29 18 3 3 50 22 1488
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 17 30 26 11 3 4 39 29 917
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 18 33 24 11 3 4 37 28 1009
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 11 25 27 24 6 3 56 17 469
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 9 18 27 27 14 2 3 43 29 1277
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 22 31 24 9 1 2 35 33 720
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 10 26 29 24 8 2 2 33 37 1026

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 9 17 30 16 16 5 7 37 30 467
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 16 23 28 18 11 1 3 30 40 1128
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 24 28 16 9 2 4 27 44 1259
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 18 26 29 15 7 1 4 23 46 642
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 13 19 25 19 17 2 5 39 35 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 18 24 28 16 9 2 3 26 44 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 22 25 27 13 8 2 3 22 50 1138
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 23 30 27 12 5 1 2 17 54 831
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 14 17 30 18 14 2 5 35 33 450
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 24 26 17 11 2 3 29 43 1489
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 20 25 28 16 6 2 3 23 48 919
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 22 25 27 14 7 2 3 22 49 1009
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 11 20 30 15 14 5 4 33 34 471
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 25 28 18 8 2 3 27 43 1277
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 26 34 15 7 0 2 23 43 721
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 21 30 29 11 5 1 2 17 53 1024

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 3 6 17 35 34 3 4 73 9 467
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 13 31 28 17 1 2 46 22 1124
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 18 34 24 11 1 2 37 28 1260
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 16 35 23 9 1 3 34 30 636
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 7 15 35 31 5 4 72 12 167
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 5 15 34 27 15 2 2 44 21 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 19 39 23 8 1 1 32 29 1140
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 9 21 35 25 7 1 2 33 31 829
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 9 26 35 23 0 4 60 13 450
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 15 33 27 14 1 3 42 23 1485
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 19 34 26 9 1 2 36 28 919
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 10 19 38 24 8 1 2 32 29 1006
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 13 24 30 23 3 3 57 18 469
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 9 18 33 27 10 1 2 38 27 1275
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 8 21 36 25 8 0 2 33 30 720
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 24 37 21 5 0 1 26 36 1025

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 3 8 17 23 33 4 11 66 14 465
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 15 19 28 20 15 1 3 36 35 1129
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 26 28 17 10 1 3 28 43 1262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 17 24 33 14 8 1 4 23 43 641
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 2 9 22 26 25 8 7 60 13 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 21 31 17 13 2 4 32 36 1339
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 17 25 30 17 8 1 2 26 43 1140
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 18 28 31 15 6 0 3 21 48 829
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 5 15 26 27 21 0 5 51 22 450
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 21 32 20 11 1 4 32 35 1489
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 17 26 31 16 7 1 3 24 45 919
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 18 29 29 14 6 1 3 21 49 1009
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 5 10 25 24 25 4 7 55 17 469
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 22 27 23 12 1 3 36 36 1277
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 26 32 17 7 1 1 25 43 719
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 19 31 32 12 5 0 2 17 51 1022

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 5 8 22 20 27 10 9 58 15 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 16 22 22 20 3 4 45 31 1131
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 17 25 24 17 2 4 44 29 1258
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 18 26 26 10 1 5 38 33 643
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 4 9 28 33 11 10 77 11 168
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 5 11 22 30 24 3 5 58 17 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 6 12 24 32 19 2 5 55 19 1139
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 16 29 28 13 2 5 44 25 830
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 2 8 22 28 28 5 7 64 11 447
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 5 13 24 27 21 3 6 53 20 1485
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 7 16 27 26 15 3 7 45 25 917
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 7 15 30 26 14 1 6 43 24 1006
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 7 15 19 23 22 8 6 53 26 471
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 18 22 25 16 2 5 45 32 1279
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 20 30 24 11 1 3 36 33 719
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 20 28 24 12 1 4 38 33 1025

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 7 11 28 21 20 8 5 47 21 465
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 20 29 21 12 2 3 35 34 1131
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 14 19 36 15 10 2 3 27 35 1259
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 25 36 15 5 2 4 22 40 643
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 14 12 23 27 16 4 5 47 28 167
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 20 33 16 12 3 3 30 35 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 23 32 15 8 3 3 25 41 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 19 29 30 13 5 1 3 19 49 832
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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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 74 15 2 6 2 1 1 91 7 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 68 19 6 4 2 0 1 88 7 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 64 21 6 5 3 0 1 86 8 1267
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 62 21 8 5 2 0 1 84 7 644
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 76 13 4 2 2 1 1 92 4 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 67 20 5 4 2 0 1 88 6 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 63 20 7 5 3 1 1 85 8 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 62 22 7 4 2 0 3 86 7 832
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 69 17 7 3 3 0 1 87 6 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 62 20 6 7 4 0 1 83 11 1486
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 61 20 5 6 5 0 2 83 12 919
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 61 19 7 6 3 0 3 83 9 1012
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 54 18 8 10 5 0 4 76 15 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 58 19 7 7 6 0 3 79 14 1278
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 57 21 7 5 5 0 4 81 11 723
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 60 21 6 5 4 0 4 85 9 1027

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 36 28 8 5 4 8 12 79 10 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 29 13 8 7 5 6 67 18 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 33 15 10 7 5 3 65 19 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 33 16 9 7 4 4 66 17 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 39 21 10 4 3 16 7 78 9 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 31 15 8 5 6 4 69 15 1341
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 32 16 7 7 5 3 67 15 1141
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 34 16 8 6 4 3 67 16 831

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 59 24 6 7 2 2 0 84 10 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 28 9 8 7 1 0 76 15 1133
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 32 8 8 6 1 0 78 14 1264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 43 32 10 8 6 1 0 76 15 644
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 56 27 5 7 4 2 0 84 11 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 45 30 9 8 6 1 0 77 14 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 31 8 11 6 1 0 75 17 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 31 10 9 6 1 0 76 14 833

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 53 29 9 5 1 3 0 84 6 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 36 11 10 5 2 0 73 16 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 34 39 12 6 6 2 1 75 13 1267
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 37 13 9 5 1 1 72 15 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 30 7 5 3 3 2 84 9 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 37 11 10 4 2 1 74 15 1341
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 42 13 9 3 1 2 74 13 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 42 13 9 4 1 1 74 14 832
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 35 7 9 3 3 1 81 12 452
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 38 11 10 5 2 1 73 15 1493
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 35 13 12 6 2 1 68 18 924
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 37 12 10 5 2 1 72 15 1010
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 34 10 8 3 3 1 79 11 473
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 39 11 11 6 3 1 71 18 1279
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 41 12 10 5 2 2 72 16 721
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 40 13 10 5 2 2 71 16 1025

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 25 7 3 2 19 2 83 7 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 29 12 10 9 10 1 66 20 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 30 16 9 9 8 1 63 20 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 29 14 11 9 6 1 64 21 646
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 18 9 4 3 20 1 81 8 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 28 12 10 8 10 1 65 21 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 30 15 11 8 7 2 63 21 1141
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 29 14 10 8 6 1 65 20 832
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 42 26 11 6 4 11 1 77 11 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 26 14 10 8 8 1 65 20 1492
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 25 16 11 10 7 2 59 23 921
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 27 14 11 9 6 2 63 22 1009
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 24 10 5 5 14 1 77 11 473
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 30 14 11 9 8 1 62 22 1279
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 29 14 10 9 6 1 64 20 723
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 32 12 12 9 5 1 65 22 1025

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 17 19 13 9 4 32 6 58 21 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 14 19 18 15 11 20 3 44 33 1130
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 24 19 14 11 16 3 46 30 1262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 26 23 14 9 11 4 47 27 646
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 15 16 13 7 7 35 6 54 23 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 20 18 16 12 18 3 42 35 1339
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 23 21 17 11 13 2 42 33 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 27 23 14 10 11 2 45 28 833

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 62 30 4 2 1 1 0 93 3 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 34 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 1132
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 38 8 7 3 1 0 82 10 1264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 35 9 7 3 0 0 81 10 643
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 64 28 3 3 1 1 0 93 4 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 37 8 5 2 0 0 85 7 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 42 8 6 2 0 0 83 8 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 42 8 6 2 0 0 83 9 832
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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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 48 32 9 6 3 1 1 82 9 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 35 12 7 4 0 0 77 11 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 37 11 7 4 0 0 78 11 1265
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 33 14 7 6 0 1 73 13 646
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 40 7 9 1 2 1 83 10 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 36 10 6 5 0 0 79 11 1343
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 39 12 8 5 1 0 75 13 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 37 39 12 7 5 0 0 76 12 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 34 9 10 3 0 1 78 12 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 38 12 9 4 0 0 75 13 1488
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 38 12 9 8 0 0 71 17 922
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 37 13 7 5 0 0 74 13 1012
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 39 34 13 8 4 1 1 75 12 471
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 36 13 11 6 1 1 69 18 1280
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 36 14 11 10 1 0 65 21 722
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 37 14 12 9 0 0 66 21 1028

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 63 24 7 2 2 1 2 90 3 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 50 29 10 5 4 1 1 80 9 1133
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 30 10 6 4 2 0 80 10 1263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 31 11 6 5 1 1 77 11 646
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 59 24 7 2 2 4 2 89 4 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 50 30 10 5 4 1 0 81 9 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 31 12 6 4 2 1 78 10 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 43 33 13 5 4 2 1 78 9 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 54 28 7 6 2 2 0 84 9 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 45 33 11 6 4 1 1 79 10 1486
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 31 12 7 6 3 0 74 13 924
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 32 12 8 3 2 0 76 11 1010
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 48 30 9 5 3 4 1 81 9 473
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 33 12 7 6 3 1 73 14 1279
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 33 13 8 7 2 0 71 16 720
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 34 13 8 6 2 1 72 15 1028

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 59 27 6 4 2 1 1 88 7 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 31 10 7 4 1 0 78 12 1130
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 32 10 7 4 1 0 78 11 1263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 34 9 6 6 1 0 78 12 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 55 26 7 5 3 3 1 84 8 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 33 9 6 4 0 0 81 11 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 36 8 8 5 0 0 78 13 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 36 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 832
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 29 8 8 3 1 1 81 11 452
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 34 11 8 4 0 0 77 12 1486
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 35 11 10 7 1 0 71 18 922
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 37 10 7 5 1 0 77 13 1010
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 31 12 7 4 1 0 77 11 473
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 35 11 10 8 1 0 71 18 1279
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 35 13 10 8 1 0 69 19 721
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 37 11 11 7 0 0 71 18 1026

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 84 10 1 2 1 0 1 96 3 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 79 15 3 1 1 0 1 95 2 1132
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 76 15 4 2 1 0 1 92 4 1264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 74 17 4 2 1 0 1 92 4 644
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 88 8 1 1 1 1 1 97 2 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 80 13 2 1 1 0 2 95 3 1343
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 77 14 4 2 2 1 1 93 4 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 74 16 5 1 1 0 3 93 2 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 82 10 4 2 1 0 1 94 2 452
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 76 14 3 3 2 0 1 91 5 1484
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 75 15 4 2 3 0 1 91 5 922
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 73 15 5 3 2 0 2 91 5 1011
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 79 10 3 3 3 0 2 91 6 473
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 76 11 4 3 2 0 3 91 5 1280
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 77 12 3 3 3 1 3 91 6 722
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 78 11 3 3 2 0 3 92 5 1025

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 53 20 5 5 1 8 8 87 7 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 53 22 8 5 5 3 4 80 11 1127
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 50 26 7 6 5 3 3 81 11 1261
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 47 27 7 5 5 3 6 82 11 646
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 59 20 4 3 3 6 5 89 7 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 55 23 6 4 4 4 4 84 9 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 49 25 7 5 6 3 4 80 12 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 49 27 9 4 6 2 3 81 10 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 52 24 9 6 2 4 4 82 8 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 51 25 8 6 5 2 3 80 11 1490
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 27 9 7 7 2 3 76 14 920
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 47 28 9 5 5 2 4 80 11 1008

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 64 22 5 4 2 1 2 89 6 465
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 57 26 7 5 4 1 0 84 9 1127
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 56 27 7 5 4 1 0 84 9 1265
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 53 26 9 5 6 1 1 80 11 645

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 68 21 5 2 1 1 1 91 4 467
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 60 23 7 5 4 1 0 84 9 1130
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 57 24 9 3 5 2 0 83 8 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 53 26 9 5 5 1 0 80 10 646

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 64 23 5 4 3 1 1 88 7 467
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 53 27 9 5 5 0 0 81 10 1127
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 53 27 10 5 5 0 0 80 11 1265
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 52 26 11 5 5 0 0 78 10 646
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 61 26 4 5 4 0 0 86 10 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 54 28 8 5 4 0 0 83 9 1341
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 31 10 6 5 0 0 80 11 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 48 32 10 6 4 0 0 80 10 833
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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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 23 30 24 6 6 6 6 60 13 17
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 33 14 7 4 3 8 71 13 184
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 37 12 11 3 4 7 71 16 419
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 35 14 7 5 2 6 71 13 243
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 36 11 9 6 5 6 71 17 181
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 35 15 7 5 4 7 71 13 375
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 34 14 7 4 2 5 74 12 276

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 26 8 3 3 9 1 86 6 467
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 33 15 6 7 9 0 68 15 1133
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 25 33 18 9 8 7 0 62 19 1265
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 32 19 10 7 7 0 61 18 646
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 26 9 1 2 11 0 85 4 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 35 13 8 5 10 0 72 14 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 35 17 9 6 9 0 65 16 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 22 36 20 8 5 8 0 63 15 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 35 30 15 5 4 11 0 74 10 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 32 18 8 6 10 1 63 16 1495
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 29 23 11 9 9 1 52 23 922
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 19 31 22 11 7 9 1 56 20 1010

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 30 9 4 2 4 1 83 7 467
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 26 33 18 10 9 4 0 62 20 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 22 33 23 12 9 1 0 55 22 1264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 22 31 22 13 9 2 0 55 23 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 45 30 11 5 2 7 0 81 7 168
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 35 17 12 6 3 0 64 19 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 20 37 18 14 8 2 0 59 23 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 21 35 22 13 8 2 0 57 21 832
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 35 16 8 5 3 0 70 14 452
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 20 35 20 12 10 2 0 57 23 1485
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 30 23 15 13 3 0 47 29 918
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 32 23 15 13 4 0 47 29 1006
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 34 33 17 7 4 4 1 71 11 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 18 35 19 14 11 3 0 55 25 1280
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 35 17 17 12 2 0 52 30 722
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 34 21 17 13 1 0 49 30 1025

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 35 29 12 7 4 12 1 74 12 466
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 19 30 19 13 10 7 0 54 26 1131
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 31 23 17 10 4 0 48 28 1265
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 15 30 22 17 11 5 0 47 29 643
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 31 34 14 8 2 11 0 73 11 168
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 33 19 16 8 6 0 54 25 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 33 20 17 9 6 0 51 28 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 31 26 16 9 4 0 46 26 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 18 35 17 18 3 10 0 58 23 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 32 23 17 9 6 0 48 27 1489
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 30 23 19 11 6 0 43 32 925
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 9 31 23 19 10 7 0 44 32 1008
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 20 34 18 10 6 12 0 61 18 473
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 9 32 22 18 11 7 0 44 32 1280
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 7 31 25 20 11 6 0 40 34 720
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 7 31 22 22 12 5 0 40 37 1027

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 39 31 10 6 4 9 1 78 11 466
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 21 27 16 13 15 7 0 52 31 1132
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 30 20 14 13 5 0 50 29 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 18 31 20 14 13 4 0 51 28 644
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 29 15 7 5 11 0 70 14 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 21 31 16 13 11 7 0 57 26 1341
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 19 30 18 15 11 6 0 52 28 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 19 30 23 13 11 5 0 51 25 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 21 31 17 12 9 11 0 58 23 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 15 27 19 17 13 9 0 46 33 1490
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 24 22 18 16 9 0 39 37 924
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 29 21 17 14 9 0 44 34 1003
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 21 31 19 9 7 13 0 60 18 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 26 21 16 15 10 0 42 35 1282
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 28 20 17 16 9 0 41 37 721
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 10 30 20 17 16 7 0 43 35 1026

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 37 32 12 7 4 6 1 74 13 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 18 33 17 16 11 4 0 54 28 1132
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 34 19 16 12 2 0 51 29 1262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 16 33 19 17 12 3 0 51 30 642
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 31 33 15 12 1 7 0 69 14 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 36 19 16 10 3 0 55 26 1341
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 38 18 16 11 3 0 54 27 1141
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 41 19 14 8 3 0 56 24 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 23 36 13 17 8 4 0 61 25 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 34 20 19 11 3 0 49 31 1488
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 30 22 20 15 2 0 42 36 924
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 10 37 19 18 12 3 0 49 31 1007
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 25 38 14 11 6 5 0 67 19 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 35 17 22 12 3 0 47 35 1281
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 35 20 21 11 3 0 47 33 722
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 34 18 21 11 2 0 48 33 1025
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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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 41 8 4 1 2 1 87 5 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 28 41 15 10 4 2 0 71 14 1133
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 45 17 8 3 1 0 72 11 1265
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 43 17 8 5 1 0 69 14 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 39 18 6 2 3 0 74 8 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 26 45 16 8 3 2 0 72 11 1343
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 42 19 9 4 2 0 67 13 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 23 45 18 9 3 2 0 69 12 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 39 14 9 2 2 0 75 11 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 41 18 11 4 2 0 67 15 1487
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 43 19 13 6 1 0 61 20 922
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 23 40 18 11 5 2 0 65 17 1007

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 36 6 3 0 4 1 91 3 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 41 13 5 1 3 0 81 6 1132
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 43 13 4 2 3 0 81 6 1263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 37 44 11 2 2 3 0 84 4 643
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 54 30 10 1 1 5 0 88 2 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 45 11 4 1 4 0 83 5 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 40 11 4 2 5 0 82 6 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 41 13 4 1 4 0 80 6 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 36 11 2 2 6 0 84 4 450
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 40 13 4 2 5 0 80 7 1490
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 39 17 5 2 5 1 75 8 922
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 39 14 4 1 5 1 79 6 1008

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 38 30 10 9 4 7 2 75 14 466
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 35 13 9 6 4 1 70 16 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 37 13 10 6 3 1 70 16 1264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 39 14 8 4 4 1 72 13 644
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 31 11 6 2 5 3 79 9 168
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 37 13 8 3 3 1 75 12 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 39 11 7 5 4 1 76 13 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 39 14 7 4 4 0 73 12 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 36 32 13 10 3 4 2 72 15 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 33 15 10 5 5 1 68 17 1489
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 30 18 10 8 5 1 62 20 922
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 32 14 10 5 5 2 68 17 1007
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 30 33 15 10 5 5 2 67 17 473
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 31 15 14 9 5 2 59 25 1279
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 34 14 13 9 6 1 62 24 722
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 34 15 10 5 5 2 68 16 1026

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 24 27 19 10 5 12 3 60 17 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 20 33 20 13 7 6 1 57 21 1133
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 21 31 22 11 8 6 1 57 20 1263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 21 32 22 13 6 5 1 56 20 644
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 20 28 23 11 4 11 4 57 17 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 32 21 11 5 6 1 59 18 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 33 22 10 5 5 1 60 17 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 23 33 24 9 5 4 1 60 14 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 14 32 22 14 8 8 2 51 24 446
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 28 24 15 9 8 2 45 27 1491
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 27 25 15 12 7 2 42 30 920
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 31 26 13 9 8 2 47 24 1008

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 24 23 13 7 5 19 8 65 17 466
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 15 20 19 12 16 15 3 43 34 1133
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 20 20 14 16 11 4 41 36 1264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 20 20 15 16 9 6 40 36 646
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 23 21 11 8 7 24 6 63 21 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 14 21 19 14 16 14 3 42 35 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 21 17 18 15 13 3 40 39 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 24 22 15 14 7 4 42 33 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 18 21 18 11 7 21 5 53 23 452
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 20 19 15 14 17 4 41 36 1494
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 17 20 15 19 16 3 33 42 920
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 20 21 15 15 12 5 39 36 1009

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 65 17 4 4 1 4 4 89 6 466
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 57 25 8 4 2 2 2 86 6 1133
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 51 26 10 6 3 1 2 80 10 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 53 24 11 7 3 1 2 79 10 644
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 64 18 6 2 1 2 7 90 3 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 57 27 7 4 2 1 2 87 6 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 53 26 10 6 2 1 1 82 8 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 30 10 5 2 1 3 83 7 832

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 74 15 2 1 1 4 3 96 2 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 67 22 5 1 1 2 2 93 2 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 64 25 5 2 1 2 2 91 3 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 60 27 8 2 1 1 1 89 2 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 77 11 2 0 0 5 5 97 0 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 70 20 4 2 0 2 1 93 3 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 64 26 6 2 0 2 1 92 2 1141
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 61 28 6 1 0 1 2 92 2 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 70 17 5 2 1 3 2 92 3 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 66 20 7 2 1 2 2 90 3 1491
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 61 22 9 3 1 2 3 86 4 919
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 66 23 6 2 0 2 2 92 2 1009
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 65 20 5 2 1 3 3 90 4 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 61 22 8 3 1 3 3 88 4 1281
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 64 21 7 2 1 2 3 89 4 723
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 62 23 7 2 1 1 3 90 3 1028

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 37 33 12 6 3 7 1 77 10 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 33 15 11 9 2 0 64 21 1130
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 35 17 12 9 2 0 62 21 1262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 27 36 15 12 7 2 1 65 19 646
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 30 30 14 9 4 9 4 69 15 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 25 33 17 13 10 2 0 59 24 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 35 17 14 8 3 0 60 23 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 22 41 17 11 6 3 0 65 18 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 31 34 15 10 7 3 1 67 17 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 35 16 14 9 2 0 60 23 1491
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 22 33 18 15 12 1 0 55 27 922
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 37 15 11 9 2 0 64 20 1008
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 27 38 14 10 5 5 0 69 16 470
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 20 37 18 14 9 1 0 58 24 1280
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 39 18 14 9 1 0 58 24 722
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 20 37 20 13 9 1 0 58 22 1026

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 35 28 11 8 4 8 6 73 14 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 26 15 15 18 1 1 50 34 1132
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 26 15 18 19 2 1 46 39 1265
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 15 25 17 15 21 1 4 43 39 643
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 25 27 14 10 12 8 4 59 25 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 18 23 16 19 21 3 1 43 41 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 24 15 18 24 2 2 41 43 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 23 20 16 22 2 5 39 40 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 20 29 17 16 13 3 2 51 31 452
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 16 27 15 18 22 1 1 44 41 1489
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 24 17 18 27 1 1 36 46 917
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 23 18 17 25 2 4 36 44 1009
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 31 34 14 11 6 4 1 68 18 470
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 31 15 17 18 2 1 49 36 1282
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 27 18 17 22 1 1 42 40 722
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 9 24 16 23 23 1 3 35 48 1027

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 30 39 13 6 2 8 2 77 8 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 35 20 10 9 4 0 60 19 1130
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 19 36 22 12 7 4 0 57 20 1263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 21 33 24 12 6 3 1 56 19 644

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 31 8 2 1 5 1 88 3 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 34 15 4 3 4 1 78 7 1133
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 37 14 3 4 5 0 78 7 1265
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 36 16 4 2 2 0 77 6 643
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 56 25 8 4 0 8 0 88 4 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 46 33 11 3 1 5 0 83 5 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 35 13 3 2 5 0 81 5 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 36 14 2 2 4 1 81 4 833

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 56 35 3 2 1 3 0 94 3 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 40 12 5 3 2 0 79 8 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 42 13 4 3 3 0 80 7 1264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 41 14 6 3 2 0 77 9 644
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 57 28 7 5 1 3 0 87 6 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 38 10 4 2 2 0 84 6 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 39 11 5 2 3 0 81 7 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 37 39 14 4 2 3 0 79 6 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 32 11 3 2 3 0 84 5 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 37 15 5 3 5 0 76 9 1489
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 40 18 7 6 3 0 68 13 924
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 38 18 6 4 5 0 70 11 1008

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 71 24 2 1 1 1 0 96 2 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 35 8 5 4 0 0 84 9 1132
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 39 9 5 4 1 0 82 9 1263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 40 39 10 6 3 0 0 80 10 644
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 69 25 4 2 0 0 0 94 2 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 51 34 9 3 2 1 0 86 5 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 38 9 5 2 1 0 84 7 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 43 36 12 5 2 0 0 80 8 830
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 57 32 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 451
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 37 11 4 2 1 0 82 7 1486
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 34 38 14 7 5 1 0 73 13 923
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 41 15 7 4 1 0 74 11 1000
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 52 36 7 3 1 0 0 88 5 473
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 42 13 6 5 1 0 77 10 1279
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 42 13 8 5 1 0 73 13 720
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 42 14 8 6 1 0 71 14 1024

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 62 22 9 3 2 1 0 85 5 466
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 33 16 7 6 1 0 71 13 1131
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 34 18 7 6 1 0 69 12 1259
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 34 17 8 7 0 0 68 15 644
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 53 30 10 3 2 2 0 85 5 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 38 14 6 4 1 0 75 11 1343
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 36 16 10 5 1 0 69 15 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 37 18 8 7 1 0 67 15 833
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 42 37 14 5 2 0 0 79 7 452
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 36 18 8 4 1 0 70 12 1484
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 33 23 9 7 2 0 60 17 921
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 36 22 10 7 1 0 62 16 1011

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 55 30 8 3 2 1 1 86 5 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 36 14 8 6 0 0 72 14 1133
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 36 17 8 5 0 0 71 12 1262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 35 16 10 6 0 0 68 16 644
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 54 30 11 4 1 1 0 84 5 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 39 14 8 4 0 0 75 12 1342
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 38 16 9 4 1 0 70 14 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 37 19 9 6 0 0 66 15 832
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 39 39 14 7 2 0 0 78 8 447
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 39 16 9 4 0 0 71 12 1489
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 25 38 19 11 6 1 0 64 17 922
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 41 17 11 6 1 0 65 17 1007
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 40 9 5 3 1 0 83 8 472
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 41 16 9 6 0 0 69 15 1281
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 40 16 12 6 1 0 66 18 723
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 27 39 16 12 6 0 0 66 18 1027

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 23 16 9 4 6 1 69 15 468
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 25 19 12 9 4 0 59 21 1132
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 27 20 10 9 3 0 60 20 1264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 25 20 10 8 3 2 60 19 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 40 18 15 10 5 11 1 66 16 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 25 20 12 8 4 0 58 21 1343
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 28 21 10 8 4 1 58 20 1142
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 27 17 12 7 3 1 62 20 832
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 34 24 20 9 7 5 1 62 17 449
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 24 19 12 10 3 1 58 22 1488
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 26 20 12 11 5 0 56 23 921
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 30 18 11 6 6 1 63 18 1007
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 26 16 10 7 7 1 65 19 471
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 27 19 14 10 5 0 54 26 1280
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 29 18 14 9 5 0 56 25 721
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 31 17 11 8 4 1 62 20 1028
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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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 30 31 40 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 35 36 1134
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 43 33 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 38 29 645
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 28 40 32 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 28 37 35 1343
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 41 36 1144
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 41 29 832
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 31 35 34 453
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 28 38 34 1490
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 43 31 923
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 42 29 1011

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 1 21 24 8 41 6 134
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 2 27 53 5 3 10 327
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 8 29 46 7 1 9 307
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 60 8 20 5 3 4 210
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 17 29 20 9999 30 50
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 2 29 48 8 9999 13 387
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 6 31 47 9 9999 6 268
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 62 11 14 7 9999 6 249
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 31 40 12 9999 17 143
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 3 28 49 10 9999 10 421
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 6 26 56 6 9999 6 237
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 62 12 15 5 9999 5 294
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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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 8 92 469
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 83 1133
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 19 81 1266
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 17 83 643
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 7 93 169
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 14 86 1337
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 82 1143
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 86 829

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 37 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 60 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 71 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 71 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 85 109
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 58 12
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 64 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 73 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 66 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 4 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 7 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 6 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 6 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 7 113

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 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 0 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 0 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 0 109
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 12
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 0 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 0 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 5 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 3 235
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 3 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 2 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 6 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 5 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 5 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 3 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 4 235
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 12
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 3 202

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 40 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 41 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 23 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 45 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 43 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 23 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 49 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 49 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 31 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 47 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 25 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 25 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 65 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 53 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 53 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 109
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 67 12
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 62 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 52 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 15 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 0 109
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 12

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 5 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 5 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 6 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 7 202

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 12 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 109
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 12
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 37 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 55 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 49 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 49 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 48 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 38 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 109
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 12
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 14 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 15 179
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 113

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 56 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 50 234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 53 109
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 66 12
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 50 180
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 54 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 113

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 25 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 22 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 180
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 113

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 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 180
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 113

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 16 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 14 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 23 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 16 180
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 19 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 113

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 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 18 109
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 12
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 9 180
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 113

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 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 4 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 6 234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 6 109
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 12
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 4 180
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 3 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 9 113

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 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 14 234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 9 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 15 180
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 16 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 15 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 180
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 113

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 40
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 194
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 109
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 180
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 202
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 19 113

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 14 39
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 187
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 221
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 102
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 172
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 196
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 16 103

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 25 39
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 187
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 17 221
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 102
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 16 172
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 196