2017 Public Service Employee Survey Results for Transport Canada by Question 103.1. Occupational category (variable derived from question 103)

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

Note: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100. Results have been adjusted for non-response to better represent the target population. Therefore, percentages should not be used to determine the number of respondents within a response category.

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My Job

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 36 55 3 4 1 0 0 91 6 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 27 52 6 11 3 0 0 79 15 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 46 5 8 3 0 0 84 11 1314
2017 Technical 17 48 7 18 10 0 0 65 28 1167
2017 Administrative Support 45 39 6 8 1 0 0 84 10 289
2017 Operational 29 52 7 8 4 0 0 81 12 27
2017 Other 56 36 3 4 1 0 0 92 5 119
2014 Executive 39 48 8 4 2 0 0 87 5 127
2014 Scientific and Professional 29 51 7 10 3 0 0 80 13 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 46 41 3 7 2 0 0 87 10 1228
2014 Technical 15 47 10 18 10 0 0 62 28 1031
2014 Administrative Support 45 42 2 8 3 0 0 87 11 315
2014 Operational 33 52 0 15 0 0 0 85 15 21
2014 Other 46 42 3 6 2 0 0 89 8 64

Question 2. The material and tools provided for my work, including software and other automated tools, are available in the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 73 22 2 2 1 0 0 95 3 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 67 23 5 2 1 1 1 92 3 680
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 69 23 4 2 1 0 0 93 3 1310
2017 Technical 58 27 8 4 2 1 2 86 6 1165
2017 Administrative Support 72 19 4 2 1 1 0 92 4 288
2017 Operational 58 38 0 0 4 0 0 96 4 27
2017 Other 76 17 3 3 1 0 1 93 3 119
2014 Executive 74 20 4 1 1 1 0 94 2 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 67 21 8 3 1 0 1 89 3 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 73 21 3 2 1 0 1 94 3 1228
2014 Technical 59 27 6 3 1 1 1 89 5 1028
2014 Administrative Support 71 22 3 1 2 1 1 94 3 316
2014 Operational 56 29 5 5 5 0 0 85 10 21
2014 Other 81 15 0 3 0 0 0 97 3 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 65 19 6 8 1 0 1 85 10 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 67 18 4 7 3 0 0 86 10 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 60 22 6 8 3 0 1 83 10 1313
2017 Technical 64 19 7 4 3 0 3 85 8 1169
2017 Administrative Support 66 22 6 4 1 1 1 90 5 289
2017 Operational 75 22 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 27
2017 Other 68 18 5 6 2 0 2 87 8 119
2014 Executive 65 23 2 8 2 0 0 88 10 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 62 20 6 8 4 0 1 83 11 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 59 24 6 8 3 0 1 84 10 1228
2014 Technical 62 21 6 6 3 0 2 85 9 1031
2014 Administrative Support 63 22 6 5 2 0 2 87 7 316
2014 Operational 57 24 5 9 5 0 0 82 14 21
2014 Other 66 26 4 3 0 0 0 93 3 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 58 32 4 3 3 0 0 91 6 143
2017 Scientific and Professional 39 35 7 14 6 0 0 74 19 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 44 37 5 9 5 0 0 81 14 1312
2017 Technical 29 38 9 14 10 0 0 66 25 1169
2017 Administrative Support 44 38 5 10 3 0 0 82 13 288
2017 Operational 37 37 6 12 8 0 0 74 19 27
2017 Other 60 27 5 6 2 0 1 87 8 119
2014 Executive 60 28 6 5 1 0 0 88 5 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 39 36 8 11 6 0 0 75 17 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 47 34 6 8 5 0 0 82 12 1228
2014 Technical 30 37 9 13 11 0 0 68 24 1030
2014 Administrative Support 47 34 5 8 7 0 0 81 14 316
2014 Operational 48 29 4 10 10 0 0 77 19 21
2014 Other 58 27 7 1 7 0 0 85 8 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 37 43 12 4 3 0 1 81 7 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 22 36 13 20 9 1 0 59 29 682
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 38 11 15 9 0 0 64 25 1314
2017 Technical 12 29 13 23 23 0 0 41 46 1169
2017 Administrative Support 27 44 12 9 8 0 0 71 17 289
2017 Operational 41 26 4 12 18 0 0 67 29 27
2017 Other 37 37 12 7 7 0 0 74 14 119
2014 Executive 50 33 12 4 2 0 0 83 5 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 27 43 13 12 4 0 1 71 15 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 37 39 9 10 4 0 0 77 14 1227
2014 Technical 13 34 12 21 19 0 0 48 40 1031
2014 Administrative Support 32 39 11 10 7 0 1 72 17 316
2014 Operational 9 43 10 19 15 0 5 54 36 21
2014 Other 35 34 11 16 2 0 1 70 18 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 60 30 5 4 1 0 0 90 5 142
2017 Scientific and Professional 42 40 9 7 3 0 0 82 9 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 39 42 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 1313
2017 Technical 44 40 10 4 2 0 0 84 7 1166
2017 Administrative Support 30 41 13 9 6 0 0 71 15 289
2017 Operational 50 31 8 4 7 0 0 82 11 26
2017 Other 28 45 13 9 4 1 0 74 13 119
2014 Executive 54 38 4 2 2 0 0 92 4 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 39 44 9 6 2 0 0 84 7 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 40 40 10 6 4 0 0 80 10 1229
2014 Technical 44 39 8 5 3 0 0 84 8 1031
2014 Administrative Support 30 38 16 7 7 0 1 69 15 316
2014 Operational 62 23 10 0 5 0 0 85 5 21
2014 Other 39 41 7 11 1 0 0 80 12 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 69 26 3 1 1 0 0 94 2 141
2017 Scientific and Professional 49 38 6 5 2 0 0 87 7 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 38 7 5 3 0 0 85 8 1309
2017 Technical 51 36 6 5 2 0 0 86 8 1166
2017 Administrative Support 37 39 11 8 6 0 0 76 13 289
2017 Operational 63 15 7 4 11 0 0 78 15 27
2017 Other 38 40 11 6 3 0 2 80 9 119
2014 Executive 61 34 3 1 1 0 0 95 2 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 44 44 7 5 1 0 0 88 5 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 47 36 9 5 3 0 0 83 8 1228
2014 Technical 49 35 6 6 4 0 0 84 9 1031
2014 Administrative Support 34 35 12 10 9 0 0 70 19 316
2014 Operational 52 29 15 0 5 0 0 81 5 21
2014 Other 43 37 11 4 4 0 0 80 9 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 68 26 2 2 1 0 1 95 3 142
2017 Scientific and Professional 46 37 11 5 1 0 1 84 6 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 46 39 8 5 2 0 0 85 7 1309
2017 Technical 31 43 10 12 4 0 0 74 16 1166
2017 Administrative Support 43 38 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 288
2017 Operational 29 48 4 15 4 0 0 77 19 27
2017 Other 59 28 6 5 1 0 1 88 6 119
2014 Executive 66 29 4 1 1 0 0 95 2 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 44 39 9 6 2 0 0 83 7 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 48 39 8 3 2 0 0 88 4 1228
2014 Technical 34 42 10 9 5 0 0 76 14 1029
2014 Administrative Support 44 37 9 6 3 1 0 82 10 315
2014 Operational 38 47 5 5 5 0 0 85 10 21
2014 Other 57 33 7 2 0 0 1 91 2 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 34 32 18 9 7 0 0 66 16 142
2017 Scientific and Professional 47 33 9 7 4 0 0 80 11 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 48 33 8 7 4 0 0 81 11 1311
2017 Technical 42 35 10 7 5 0 0 77 12 1165
2017 Administrative Support 50 30 11 4 3 0 0 81 8 288
2017 Operational 38 33 15 4 11 0 0 71 15 27
2017 Other 60 24 7 2 2 2 4 89 3 119
2014 Executive 23 34 12 21 9 0 0 57 30 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 40 35 9 10 5 1 0 76 15 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 43 35 9 7 5 0 1 79 12 1227
2014 Technical 34 37 12 10 7 0 1 72 16 1030
2014 Administrative Support 46 29 11 5 6 1 2 77 11 314
2014 Operational 33 24 14 19 10 0 0 57 29 21
2014 Other 57 22 7 3 5 0 6 84 9 63

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 9 2 4 7 14 0 64 31 58 142
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 27 12 11 10 3 5 63 23 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 31 27 12 11 9 2 10 65 22 1312
2017 Technical 37 30 10 12 10 1 1 68 22 1166
2017 Administrative Support 25 21 12 10 9 5 16 59 25 288
2017 Operational 75 15 4 6 0 0 0 90 6 27
2017 Other 30 8 13 8 5 4 31 60 20 119
2014 Executive 2 2 6 3 18 0 69 13 69 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 30 24 12 13 14 2 5 57 30 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 36 24 11 10 9 2 9 67 20 1229
2014 Technical 42 32 9 8 7 1 1 76 15 1031
2014 Administrative Support 29 19 16 8 10 3 16 59 21 316
2014 Operational 42 34 5 5 10 0 5 80 15 21
2014 Other 31 15 10 5 7 4 27 68 17 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 53 40 4 3 0 0 0 93 3 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 34 46 9 7 4 0 0 80 11 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 33 44 11 6 6 0 0 77 12 1313
2017 Technical 28 45 11 9 7 0 0 73 16 1168
2017 Administrative Support 33 41 13 8 6 0 0 74 13 289
2017 Operational 36 46 12 0 7 0 0 82 7 26
2017 Other 36 43 14 4 4 0 0 79 7 119
2014 Executive 45 43 5 5 2 0 0 88 6 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 28 48 13 10 2 0 0 75 12 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 35 45 10 6 5 0 0 79 11 1228
2014 Technical 26 40 12 11 10 0 0 67 21 1030
2014 Administrative Support 37 34 13 8 7 0 0 71 15 316
2014 Operational 43 28 10 15 5 0 0 71 19 21
2014 Other 39 45 6 8 2 0 0 84 10 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 39 40 8 10 4 0 0 78 14 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 27 43 14 10 5 1 0 70 16 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 29 38 13 11 7 1 0 68 18 1313
2017 Technical 20 38 20 12 10 0 0 58 22 1169
2017 Administrative Support 31 32 15 12 9 0 0 64 22 289
2017 Operational 28 30 15 18 8 0 0 58 26 26
2017 Other 49 34 10 5 1 0 1 84 7 118
2014 Executive 25 44 14 10 7 0 0 69 17 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 24 39 16 12 8 0 0 64 20 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 31 37 14 11 7 0 0 68 18 1228
2014 Technical 16 35 19 15 15 1 0 51 30 1031
2014 Administrative Support 33 29 15 11 11 1 0 62 22 316
2014 Operational 23 24 14 15 24 0 0 48 39 21
2014 Other 47 35 9 6 2 1 0 83 8 64

Question 13. I have clear work objectives.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 40 45 6 8 1 0 0 85 9 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 27 42 13 12 7 0 0 69 18 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 29 41 14 11 5 0 0 70 16 1312
2017 Technical 21 41 17 14 7 0 0 62 21 1165
2017 Administrative Support 31 44 13 8 3 0 0 75 12 289
2017 Operational 39 38 0 7 16 0 0 78 22 26
2017 Other 46 31 13 9 2 0 0 77 10 119

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 60 34 3 1 1 0 0 94 2 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 42 40 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 40 40 10 6 3 1 0 81 9 1312
2017 Technical 27 42 15 9 6 1 0 70 16 1164
2017 Administrative Support 38 43 9 6 4 0 0 81 10 288
2017 Operational 46 35 11 0 8 0 0 81 8 26
2017 Other 49 36 6 7 2 0 0 85 9 119
2014 Executive 64 31 2 2 1 0 0 95 2 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 40 42 11 4 2 0 0 82 7 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 45 39 10 3 3 0 0 84 6 1228
2014 Technical 26 40 16 11 6 1 0 67 17 1031
2014 Administrative Support 40 40 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 316
2014 Operational 48 28 10 10 5 0 0 76 15 21
2014 Other 50 42 5 3 0 0 0 92 3 64

Question 15. Overall, I feel valued at work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 48 37 6 8 1 0 0 85 10 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 39 13 9 5 0 0 73 14 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 31 39 13 10 7 0 0 70 17 1311
2017 Technical 23 37 17 12 11 0 0 60 23 1165
2017 Administrative Support 31 37 13 8 11 0 0 68 19 288
2017 Operational 39 22 16 7 16 0 0 62 22 26
2017 Other 43 37 15 5 0 0 0 80 5 119

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 66 29 4 0 1 0 1 95 1 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 49 37 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 52 34 9 3 2 0 0 86 5 1309
2017 Technical 49 34 11 4 3 0 0 83 6 1165
2017 Administrative Support 48 34 11 4 2 0 0 82 7 289
2017 Operational 83 11 4 3 0 0 0 93 3 27
2017 Other 47 39 9 4 1 0 1 86 4 119
2014 Executive 80 15 4 2 0 0 0 95 2 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 52 36 9 2 1 0 0 88 3 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 64 27 7 2 2 0 0 90 3 1228
2014 Technical 56 27 9 4 3 0 0 83 7 1030
2014 Administrative Support 62 28 7 1 2 0 0 90 3 316
2014 Operational 85 10 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 21
2014 Other 61 28 7 3 0 0 0 90 3 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 53 38 3 3 1 0 0 92 5 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 47 11 7 3 1 0 79 11 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 33 43 11 8 5 0 0 76 13 1308
2017 Technical 21 43 14 12 9 0 0 64 21 1160
2017 Administrative Support 29 34 16 14 5 1 1 64 20 289
2017 Operational 26 49 10 11 4 0 0 75 15 27
2017 Other 31 42 14 4 4 3 2 76 9 119
2014 Executive 51 39 5 4 1 0 0 90 5 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 25 47 11 11 5 0 0 73 16 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 31 44 10 10 5 0 0 75 15 1229
2014 Technical 17 41 13 16 11 0 0 59 28 1031
2014 Administrative Support 25 37 13 10 13 0 1 63 24 316
2014 Operational 28 43 10 5 15 0 0 71 19 21
2014 Other 39 41 14 3 3 0 0 80 6 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 51 35 9 4 1 0 0 85 6 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 34 36 16 10 4 0 0 70 14 682
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 39 36 12 8 4 0 0 75 12 1309
2017 Technical 23 35 19 13 11 0 0 58 23 1163
2017 Administrative Support 35 32 16 10 5 0 1 69 15 287
2017 Operational 45 27 10 15 4 0 0 71 19 27
2017 Other 41 33 15 7 2 0 2 76 8 118
2014 Executive 49 30 11 6 5 0 0 78 11 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 28 41 14 11 6 0 0 69 16 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 38 36 14 7 5 0 0 75 11 1229
2014 Technical 21 32 17 14 15 0 0 54 29 1030
2014 Administrative Support 33 33 17 8 9 0 1 66 17 316
2014 Operational 28 43 15 5 10 0 0 71 15 21
2014 Other 51 33 8 3 3 0 1 85 6 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 48 29 12 8 3 0 0 77 11 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 32 39 14 10 4 0 1 72 14 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 35 38 13 9 4 0 0 74 14 1307
2017 Technical 21 38 18 13 9 0 0 60 23 1164
2017 Administrative Support 36 37 14 7 5 0 0 74 12 289
2017 Operational 38 26 14 12 11 0 0 64 23 27
2017 Other 49 34 9 5 1 1 1 85 6 119
2014 Executive 43 40 11 3 2 0 0 83 6 127
2014 Scientific and Professional 28 44 13 9 4 0 1 73 14 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 38 38 11 8 4 0 0 77 12 1228
2014 Technical 21 33 18 15 12 1 0 55 27 1031
2014 Administrative Support 36 37 13 8 5 0 1 74 12 316
2014 Operational 23 24 28 15 10 0 0 48 24 21
2014 Other 45 42 7 3 1 0 1 89 5 64

Question 20. Overall, I like my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 55 31 9 4 1 0 0 86 5 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 39 42 10 5 4 0 0 81 9 680
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 40 38 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 1309
2017 Technical 37 41 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 1163
2017 Administrative Support 42 38 9 6 6 0 0 80 12 289
2017 Operational 56 22 19 0 3 0 0 78 3 27
2017 Other 49 31 13 7 1 0 0 79 7 119
2014 Executive 51 39 8 1 2 0 0 90 2 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 35 46 12 6 2 0 0 81 7 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 43 39 10 6 3 0 0 82 8 1229
2014 Technical 37 38 14 7 5 0 0 75 12 1030
2014 Administrative Support 43 32 15 4 5 1 1 76 9 315
2014 Operational 48 38 5 5 5 0 0 85 10 21
2014 Other 46 40 8 6 0 0 0 86 6 63

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 4 28 21 23 23 0 1 33 46 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 40 16 6 4 1 0 74 10 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 34 37 17 7 4 0 1 72 11 1313
2017 Technical 28 36 22 9 5 0 0 65 14 1169
2017 Administrative Support 42 40 10 5 2 1 1 83 7 288
2017 Operational 31 44 25 0 0 0 0 75 0 27
2017 Other 52 44 3 1 0 0 1 96 1 119
2014 Executive 4 19 22 21 32 0 2 23 54 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 28 40 16 9 5 0 1 69 14 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 33 35 19 8 4 0 0 69 12 1229
2014 Technical 20 36 23 12 8 1 1 57 20 1031
2014 Administrative Support 42 35 13 5 3 1 2 78 8 315
2014 Operational 28 43 10 10 10 0 0 71 19 21
2014 Other 51 37 6 0 7 0 0 88 7 64

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 9 19 52 15 4 0 1 20 28 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 23 40 17 8 2 2 27 32 679
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 11 27 36 16 6 1 3 23 39 1308
2017 Technical 11 27 37 14 7 1 2 22 40 1166
2017 Administrative Support 8 17 32 21 14 3 5 38 28 285
2017 Operational 8 19 32 18 19 0 4 39 28 27
2017 Other 6 12 28 29 17 0 8 50 20 119
2014 Executive 14 20 49 15 2 0 1 17 34 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 9 26 37 19 7 1 1 26 36 560
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 10 27 38 16 6 1 2 22 39 1226
2014 Technical 15 30 34 13 5 1 1 18 47 1028
2014 Administrative Support 8 22 32 21 10 2 4 33 33 315
2014 Operational 33 24 24 0 5 0 14 6 66 21
2014 Other 3 19 23 25 22 4 3 51 24 64

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 4 19 41 26 8 1 1 35 23 143
2017 Scientific and Professional 6 16 31 24 15 5 3 42 24 680
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 10 19 31 21 12 4 4 36 31 1305
2017 Technical 12 24 29 20 10 2 2 31 38 1159
2017 Administrative Support 13 15 27 19 18 3 6 40 31 281
2017 Operational 12 18 14 34 15 4 4 53 32 27
2017 Other 5 7 15 20 37 5 10 67 15 119
2014 Executive 5 15 40 28 12 0 0 40 20 127
2014 Scientific and Professional 8 17 27 30 13 2 2 45 26 561
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 17 30 25 14 3 4 43 26 1223
2014 Technical 18 26 31 14 8 2 2 23 45 1024
2014 Administrative Support 9 15 27 22 15 4 7 42 28 313
2014 Operational 19 23 19 15 10 10 4 28 49 21
2014 Other 3 7 24 22 33 4 7 62 11 64

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 8 27 42 17 5 1 0 22 35 143
2017 Scientific and Professional 14 24 34 17 7 3 1 24 40 682
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 28 30 13 7 1 4 21 47 1305
2017 Technical 19 27 30 15 6 1 2 22 47 1167
2017 Administrative Support 13 17 27 20 13 4 6 37 33 285
2017 Operational 11 30 22 30 8 0 0 37 41 27
2017 Other 9 15 25 21 17 5 8 43 28 119
2014 Executive 23 34 31 10 2 1 0 12 57 127
2014 Scientific and Professional 18 30 30 13 6 1 2 20 50 562
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 18 28 32 12 6 1 3 18 48 1222
2014 Technical 24 29 28 13 4 2 1 17 54 1023
2014 Administrative Support 13 20 28 19 9 4 7 32 37 316
2014 Operational 24 38 24 5 9 0 0 14 62 21
2014 Other 21 12 19 21 10 9 8 38 39 64

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 Executive 9 35 42 11 2 1 0 13 44 143
2017 Scientific and Professional 9 20 33 24 10 2 1 36 30 678
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 11 20 34 22 9 1 3 33 32 1298
2017 Technical 7 13 32 32 13 1 2 47 20 1159
2017 Administrative Support 4 7 26 29 25 2 6 59 13 283
2017 Operational 0 18 30 29 23 0 0 52 18 27
2017 Other 3 2 10 32 41 3 9 83 6 119
2014 Executive 18 34 40 7 1 0 0 8 52 127
2014 Scientific and Professional 12 24 32 24 5 1 1 30 37 561
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 11 20 36 21 9 1 2 31 32 1220
2014 Technical 9 16 33 29 9 2 1 39 26 1022
2014 Administrative Support 5 12 23 34 16 2 7 56 19 314
2014 Operational 15 25 14 15 20 5 5 39 45 20
2014 Other 5 3 18 29 35 4 5 71 9 64

Question 22e. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... having to do the same or more work, but with fewer resources.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 16 22 42 14 4 0 1 18 39 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 20 30 18 9 5 3 31 37 678
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 18 28 26 15 8 1 4 24 49 1304
2017 Technical 20 24 29 16 8 1 2 25 46 1165
2017 Administrative Support 16 16 25 16 18 4 7 37 35 282
2017 Operational 15 39 15 15 15 0 0 30 55 27
2017 Other 4 5 18 26 28 7 12 66 11 119
2014 Executive 17 29 38 12 3 0 2 15 47 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 17 27 28 15 8 2 3 24 46 562
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 18 27 28 15 8 1 4 24 47 1224
2014 Technical 29 27 23 13 5 3 1 18 58 1026
2014 Administrative Support 12 18 33 18 11 2 6 32 33 315
2014 Operational 34 23 24 5 10 0 4 15 60 21
2014 Other 9 5 15 24 31 6 10 66 16 64

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 Executive 6 25 34 27 7 0 1 34 32 142
2017 Scientific and Professional 10 19 26 21 14 4 4 39 32 681
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 13 23 27 19 10 3 5 31 39 1305
2017 Technical 8 14 25 26 19 3 3 49 24 1164
2017 Administrative Support 18 15 19 16 19 6 7 39 39 286
2017 Operational 11 23 12 36 15 0 4 53 35 27
2017 Other 6 6 15 16 23 20 15 60 17 119
2014 Executive 4 19 40 26 10 0 1 36 23 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 7 13 30 29 14 2 6 46 22 560
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 9 16 29 25 13 3 5 41 27 1225
2014 Technical 11 16 26 25 14 4 3 42 30 1027
2014 Administrative Support 12 17 22 23 14 4 8 42 33 315
2014 Operational 10 18 10 15 28 5 15 53 35 21
2014 Other 6 10 10 18 34 9 13 67 21 64

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 12 32 41 11 3 0 1 15 44 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 14 22 36 14 8 4 3 23 39 679
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 13 26 33 15 7 3 3 23 42 1309
2017 Technical 26 27 28 10 5 2 2 15 55 1165
2017 Administrative Support 11 16 27 20 16 4 7 40 30 282
2017 Operational 21 12 14 26 15 0 12 47 37 27
2017 Other 7 12 23 25 18 6 9 50 23 119
2014 Executive 18 34 39 8 2 0 0 9 52 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 16 27 34 15 4 1 3 20 45 562
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 13 26 36 14 6 2 3 21 41 1225
2014 Technical 34 29 22 8 4 2 1 12 65 1028
2014 Administrative Support 10 20 28 21 11 3 8 36 33 316
2014 Operational 10 38 29 5 9 5 5 15 53 21
2014 Other 12 9 25 19 22 7 5 47 24 64
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My Work Unit

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 71 21 2 3 1 0 1 94 4 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 67 19 5 4 3 1 2 88 7 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 69 17 6 4 2 0 1 87 7 1313
2017 Technical 68 15 6 3 3 0 5 88 6 1168
2017 Administrative Support 70 16 5 3 1 1 4 91 4 289
2017 Operational 81 15 0 0 0 0 4 100 0 27
2017 Other 71 15 4 3 1 1 5 92 4 119
2014 Executive 77 11 2 5 2 0 2 91 8 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 71 14 5 4 3 0 2 87 7 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 69 18 4 4 2 0 2 89 6 1226
2014 Technical 68 14 6 3 3 0 5 87 7 1031
2014 Administrative Support 69 16 5 3 1 0 5 90 4 316
2014 Operational 72 15 0 4 5 0 5 91 9 21
2014 Other 74 13 3 6 2 0 2 89 8 63

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 44 40 6 4 3 2 1 87 7 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 30 30 14 9 5 7 6 68 16 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 27 34 14 9 8 4 5 66 18 1312
2017 Technical 24 31 18 11 11 2 2 58 23 1166
2017 Administrative Support 27 32 15 9 8 4 5 65 19 289
2017 Operational 35 44 7 3 12 0 0 78 15 27
2017 Other 38 19 9 6 3 10 15 77 11 119
2014 Executive 45 37 5 5 2 2 4 88 7 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 33 30 13 8 5 5 5 70 15 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 32 29 15 8 8 4 3 66 17 1229
2014 Technical 26 32 15 11 12 3 2 61 24 1029
2014 Administrative Support 29 30 15 8 9 4 4 65 19 316
2014 Operational 14 19 28 15 19 0 5 35 36 21
2014 Other 54 20 1 6 6 3 9 85 14 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 70 22 1 2 4 1 0 92 6 143
2017 Scientific and Professional 45 31 9 8 6 1 0 78 14 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 46 31 9 7 6 1 0 78 13 1312
2017 Technical 39 32 10 10 9 1 0 71 19 1166
2017 Administrative Support 40 29 11 11 8 1 0 70 19 289
2017 Operational 53 22 3 3 15 4 0 78 19 27
2017 Other 68 15 6 6 2 0 3 86 8 119
2014 Executive 64 28 2 3 2 1 0 93 6 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 46 30 10 7 6 1 0 77 13 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 47 29 9 7 7 1 0 77 14 1229
2014 Technical 39 31 9 9 10 1 0 71 20 1031
2014 Administrative Support 44 29 8 8 10 1 0 74 18 316
2014 Operational 33 24 18 15 10 0 0 57 24 21
2014 Other 69 16 4 8 3 0 0 85 11 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 52 38 5 3 1 0 1 90 5 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 39 36 12 7 5 1 0 76 12 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 33 36 13 10 6 1 1 71 16 1311
2017 Technical 26 37 13 14 8 1 0 64 23 1166
2017 Administrative Support 35 31 15 8 8 1 0 68 17 289
2017 Operational 26 26 22 0 26 0 0 52 26 27
2017 Other 54 26 7 5 2 3 3 85 7 119
2014 Executive 54 34 6 4 1 1 1 89 5 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 34 41 11 8 4 2 1 76 13 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 32 39 11 11 5 2 1 73 16 1227
2014 Technical 25 38 12 15 8 2 1 65 23 1030
2014 Administrative Support 31 35 13 14 5 1 1 67 19 316
2014 Operational 19 33 10 29 10 0 0 52 39 21
2014 Other 56 31 1 4 5 1 0 89 10 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 68 26 3 1 1 1 0 95 2 142
2017 Scientific and Professional 34 30 11 7 5 12 2 74 13 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 29 13 10 8 7 1 66 19 1310
2017 Technical 22 28 17 12 11 9 1 55 26 1165
2017 Administrative Support 25 27 17 10 13 8 1 57 25 287
2017 Operational 38 36 8 0 19 0 0 74 19 27
2017 Other 43 16 10 4 0 22 5 81 6 119
2014 Executive 70 21 2 4 1 2 1 94 5 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 32 30 16 8 6 9 1 68 15 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 36 27 13 9 8 6 1 68 18 1227
2014 Technical 22 30 17 13 12 6 1 56 26 1030
2014 Administrative Support 24 29 18 10 8 9 2 59 21 316
2014 Operational 14 33 15 15 15 10 0 52 32 21
2014 Other 49 21 6 2 3 17 1 86 6 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 23 52 7 8 6 3 1 78 15 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 12 21 17 14 10 23 4 45 32 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 15 22 18 15 11 16 3 45 32 1309
2017 Technical 9 19 21 19 18 13 1 33 43 1168
2017 Administrative Support 15 20 18 12 12 20 3 45 32 288
2017 Operational 19 26 25 11 15 4 0 47 27 27
2017 Other 22 22 12 4 3 30 6 69 12 119
2014 Executive 21 44 15 15 2 2 1 67 18 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 8 22 20 16 12 19 3 39 36 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 14 25 18 14 12 13 3 47 31 1227
2014 Technical 9 17 21 19 22 10 2 30 46 1029
2014 Administrative Support 11 20 23 13 14 16 4 38 34 316
2014 Operational 9 9 29 24 24 5 0 19 51 21
2014 Other 18 24 11 7 7 28 4 62 21 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 55 40 2 1 2 0 0 95 3 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 50 33 8 6 2 0 0 84 8 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 36 7 6 3 0 0 84 10 1310
2017 Technical 36 40 10 10 5 0 0 76 15 1164
2017 Administrative Support 40 39 8 9 3 0 0 80 12 289
2017 Operational 45 38 7 3 8 0 0 82 11 27
2017 Other 66 22 5 3 2 0 1 89 5 119
2014 Executive 62 30 5 2 0 0 0 92 2 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 47 37 8 6 2 0 0 85 8 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 44 40 7 5 3 0 0 84 9 1225
2014 Technical 35 42 9 9 5 1 0 78 13 1029
2014 Administrative Support 42 37 10 6 4 0 0 80 11 316
2014 Operational 23 29 23 15 10 0 0 53 24 21
2014 Other 66 20 6 6 2 0 0 87 7 64
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My Immediate Supervisor

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 50 34 5 6 5 1 0 84 11 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 38 35 11 9 5 1 1 74 15 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 44 32 10 8 4 1 1 77 13 1313
2017 Technical 37 37 12 8 6 1 0 74 14 1170
2017 Administrative Support 40 33 13 8 3 1 3 75 12 288
2017 Operational 46 32 8 0 14 0 0 78 14 27
2017 Other 57 25 8 7 1 0 3 84 9 119
2014 Executive 47 34 8 7 4 0 0 81 11 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 35 39 12 9 4 1 0 75 12 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 44 32 11 7 5 1 0 77 12 1229
2014 Technical 32 34 13 10 9 1 1 67 19 1031
2014 Administrative Support 44 30 12 8 5 1 0 75 13 316
2014 Operational 33 33 0 15 19 0 0 66 34 21
2014 Other 59 27 1 9 2 0 2 88 11 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 62 25 5 3 4 1 0 87 8 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 48 28 12 5 3 3 0 79 9 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 48 30 9 6 4 2 1 80 10 1311
2017 Technical 44 31 12 6 6 1 0 76 12 1168
2017 Administrative Support 43 31 14 4 3 3 1 78 8 289
2017 Operational 46 29 11 3 7 4 0 78 11 27
2017 Other 69 18 7 4 0 1 1 88 4 119
2014 Executive 56 30 8 2 4 2 0 86 6 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 45 29 11 8 4 2 1 76 13 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 49 27 11 5 6 2 0 78 11 1229
2014 Technical 40 31 12 8 6 2 1 73 15 1030
2014 Administrative Support 49 29 11 2 6 3 1 80 9 316
2014 Operational 28 33 10 5 24 0 0 61 29 21
2014 Other 62 30 4 1 2 0 0 92 3 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 65 24 2 5 3 0 0 90 8 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 44 34 8 8 5 1 1 78 13 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 45 33 9 8 4 0 0 79 12 1314
2017 Technical 41 32 12 7 7 1 0 74 14 1168
2017 Administrative Support 43 30 14 6 4 0 1 75 11 289
2017 Operational 53 33 0 10 4 0 0 86 14 27
2017 Other 58 24 6 6 1 2 3 87 7 119
2014 Executive 53 34 5 5 2 0 0 87 8 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 40 32 11 12 4 0 0 72 17 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 46 31 9 7 6 0 0 78 13 1228
2014 Technical 36 33 11 11 7 1 0 70 19 1031
2014 Administrative Support 48 30 11 4 6 1 1 79 10 316
2014 Operational 33 28 15 5 19 0 0 61 24 21
2014 Other 61 25 3 7 2 1 0 88 9 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 83 14 1 1 0 0 1 98 1 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 76 13 4 2 2 1 2 92 4 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 80 12 3 2 1 0 1 94 3 1310
2017 Technical 77 12 4 1 2 0 4 93 2 1166
2017 Administrative Support 78 14 3 0 2 0 2 94 2 289
2017 Operational 81 15 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 27
2017 Other 81 13 2 2 1 0 2 95 3 119
2014 Executive 85 9 1 2 2 0 1 95 4 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 80 11 4 1 2 0 2 93 3 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 78 13 3 2 1 0 2 93 3 1229
2014 Technical 72 13 5 1 2 0 6 91 3 1031
2014 Administrative Support 80 13 3 1 1 0 2 95 2 316
2014 Operational 72 15 5 4 5 0 0 86 9 21
2014 Other 79 14 1 1 1 0 2 95 3 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 41 28 8 8 2 1 13 80 11 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 52 24 6 5 5 5 3 83 11 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 53 25 6 4 5 3 3 84 9 1312
2017 Technical 52 25 9 5 6 2 2 80 11 1165
2017 Administrative Support 53 22 8 3 4 3 7 83 8 288
2017 Operational 40 26 14 0 11 0 8 72 12 26
2017 Other 63 16 4 1 2 0 14 91 3 119
2014 Executive 30 21 13 10 3 1 22 67 17 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 41 30 9 7 6 4 3 76 14 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 49 22 8 5 7 3 5 78 14 1229
2014 Technical 46 26 11 6 7 3 2 76 13 1030
2014 Administrative Support 53 25 8 3 5 1 4 82 9 316
2014 Operational 18 39 10 10 10 0 15 66 23 21
2014 Other 65 19 3 1 2 0 10 93 4 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 63 24 6 3 3 0 1 88 6 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 56 28 6 4 5 2 0 85 8 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 57 25 8 5 3 0 0 83 9 1312
2017 Technical 54 26 9 5 5 0 0 81 10 1166
2017 Administrative Support 57 27 7 5 3 1 1 85 8 289
2017 Operational 53 33 0 0 14 0 0 86 14 27
2017 Other 64 21 5 4 1 1 4 89 5 119

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 67 21 3 4 4 1 0 88 8 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 59 22 10 2 4 2 0 84 6 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 57 25 9 4 3 1 0 83 8 1313
2017 Technical 53 24 12 5 4 1 0 79 9 1165
2017 Administrative Support 54 26 11 1 5 3 1 83 6 289
2017 Operational 50 28 7 3 8 4 0 81 12 27
2017 Other 66 24 7 2 1 0 0 90 3 119

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 62 23 6 4 4 0 0 85 8 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 50 28 9 7 5 0 0 79 12 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 54 26 10 6 4 0 0 80 10 1311
2017 Technical 49 27 11 7 7 0 0 76 13 1162
2017 Administrative Support 52 25 12 4 6 1 0 78 10 288
2017 Operational 57 18 7 7 11 0 0 75 18 27
2017 Other 67 21 9 3 0 0 0 88 3 119
2014 Executive 59 27 8 3 3 0 0 85 6 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 43 32 12 7 4 1 0 76 11 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 53 25 10 6 5 1 0 79 11 1229
2014 Technical 44 28 12 9 7 0 0 72 16 1031
2014 Administrative Support 54 25 12 3 5 1 1 80 8 316
2014 Operational 38 24 9 10 19 0 0 62 29 21
2014 Other 66 24 4 6 0 0 0 89 6 64
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Senior Management

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 39 38 6 8 3 5 2 82 11 140
2017 Scientific and Professional 16 36 19 8 6 6 10 61 17 178
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 41 14 8 5 4 7 69 15 374
2017 Technical 17 32 19 14 10 5 4 53 26 186
2014 Executive 34 40 10 7 3 2 3 79 10 122
2014 Scientific and Professional 16 32 22 10 7 5 9 56 19 151
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 35 36 13 4 4 2 6 77 9 362
2014 Technical 24 32 14 14 11 2 3 59 26 186

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 46 40 6 4 3 1 0 87 7 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 26 34 17 8 4 11 0 67 14 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 38 16 9 5 6 0 68 15 1313
2017 Technical 19 33 19 12 11 6 0 55 24 1170
2017 Administrative Support 31 31 16 6 6 10 1 69 13 288
2017 Operational 30 44 12 0 11 4 0 76 12 27
2017 Other 61 19 6 3 1 9 0 88 5 119
2014 Executive 47 36 9 4 2 1 0 84 6 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 24 38 17 8 5 8 0 67 15 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 27 39 15 7 6 7 0 71 13 1229
2014 Technical 18 32 18 12 12 8 0 54 27 1031
2014 Administrative Support 27 36 18 7 5 7 1 68 13 315
2014 Operational 15 34 18 15 10 9 0 53 27 21
2014 Other 55 22 2 7 3 11 0 87 11 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 42 41 4 10 3 0 0 83 13 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 21 37 18 11 7 4 0 61 20 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 24 36 19 12 6 2 0 62 19 1311
2017 Technical 13 29 23 17 16 2 0 43 34 1170
2017 Administrative Support 28 32 17 9 9 4 0 64 19 289
2017 Operational 23 36 15 7 15 4 0 61 23 27
2017 Other 58 21 6 5 3 7 0 85 9 119
2014 Executive 46 31 14 6 2 0 0 77 9 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 20 37 20 12 9 2 0 58 21 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 26 37 17 10 6 3 0 65 17 1229
2014 Technical 12 28 20 19 20 2 0 40 39 1030
2014 Administrative Support 28 31 21 10 8 2 1 60 18 316
2014 Operational 19 24 23 10 15 9 0 48 27 21
2014 Other 56 25 6 6 3 4 0 84 9 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 28 46 12 8 4 2 0 76 12 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 14 32 21 14 9 10 0 52 25 682
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 18 34 20 16 7 5 0 55 24 1311
2017 Technical 8 24 25 21 19 4 0 33 41 1167
2017 Administrative Support 22 28 22 12 7 8 1 55 21 289
2017 Operational 28 33 20 3 16 0 0 61 19 26
2017 Other 43 28 6 6 2 15 0 83 10 119
2014 Executive 27 41 19 11 2 0 0 68 13 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 12 34 21 20 9 4 0 49 30 562
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 17 37 19 13 7 6 0 59 22 1229
2014 Technical 8 23 23 20 22 5 0 32 44 1030
2014 Administrative Support 23 29 21 13 7 6 1 55 22 315
2014 Operational 10 24 23 15 15 9 5 39 34 21
2014 Other 40 29 9 7 4 11 0 78 12 63

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 41 39 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 143
2017 Scientific and Professional 16 30 19 15 10 9 1 51 27 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 20 31 19 14 11 6 0 54 26 1313
2017 Technical 9 23 21 17 22 7 0 34 42 1169
2017 Administrative Support 24 24 23 10 9 10 0 53 21 288
2017 Operational 27 15 25 14 15 4 0 44 30 27
2017 Other 46 27 6 6 5 11 0 81 12 118
2014 Executive 38 34 15 10 2 0 0 72 13 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 14 28 19 17 14 7 1 46 34 562
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 19 30 19 13 11 7 0 53 26 1227
2014 Technical 10 20 21 17 26 6 0 31 47 1030
2014 Administrative Support 20 28 20 14 10 9 1 53 26 316
2014 Operational 28 15 23 10 15 10 0 47 27 21
2014 Other 47 28 6 7 2 8 2 84 10 63

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 24 45 15 11 4 0 0 69 16 142
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 30 21 21 11 4 0 45 33 681
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 36 18 16 10 3 0 54 27 1312
2017 Technical 9 27 24 19 17 4 0 37 38 1167
2017 Administrative Support 22 31 21 11 8 7 0 57 20 289
2017 Operational 31 22 25 3 11 8 0 57 15 27
2017 Other 44 23 10 5 5 11 1 77 12 119
2014 Executive 26 48 12 11 3 0 0 74 14 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 12 35 20 18 13 2 0 48 32 561
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 19 37 18 15 9 3 0 57 25 1228
2014 Technical 9 25 23 19 20 3 0 35 41 1030
2014 Administrative Support 20 33 17 12 12 4 1 56 26 316
2014 Operational 19 14 24 19 15 5 5 36 38 21
2014 Other 39 32 8 6 3 12 0 81 10 64
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My Organization (Department or Agency)

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 34 44 12 9 1 0 0 78 10 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 21 45 17 11 4 2 0 67 15 682
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 25 44 17 9 3 2 0 70 12 1312
2017 Technical 13 36 23 18 8 2 0 50 27 1167
2017 Administrative Support 28 39 18 8 3 4 0 70 12 287
2017 Operational 27 37 14 15 4 4 0 66 19 27
2017 Other 43 34 9 11 2 1 0 77 13 118
2014 Executive 33 48 12 5 2 0 0 82 6 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 22 43 19 9 5 2 0 66 15 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 28 45 15 7 3 2 0 75 10 1228
2014 Technical 11 35 23 17 12 2 0 47 30 1031
2014 Administrative Support 29 37 20 6 5 2 1 68 11 316
2014 Operational 14 43 15 19 5 5 0 59 25 21
2014 Other 42 44 9 6 0 0 0 85 6 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 64 32 4 0 0 1 0 96 0 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 42 40 11 3 1 3 0 85 4 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 36 45 11 4 1 3 0 84 5 1313
2017 Technical 33 46 11 6 3 1 0 80 9 1166
2017 Administrative Support 36 42 12 4 1 5 0 81 6 287
2017 Operational 40 35 17 0 8 0 0 75 8 26
2017 Other 55 33 6 2 0 3 1 91 2 117
2014 Executive 60 37 2 0 1 0 0 97 1 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 43 41 8 3 2 3 0 87 5 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 40 42 10 3 1 4 0 85 4 1228
2014 Technical 36 41 11 7 3 2 1 78 11 1029
2014 Administrative Support 37 43 11 4 1 3 0 83 6 316
2014 Operational 28 53 9 0 10 0 0 82 10 21
2014 Other 56 30 6 3 0 3 1 90 3 64

Question 47. If I am faced with an ethical dilemma or a conflict between values in the workplace, I know where I can go for help in resolving the situation.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 55 38 3 3 1 0 0 93 4 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 32 40 11 7 4 4 1 76 12 680
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 37 38 10 8 4 2 1 77 12 1307
2017 Technical 29 40 15 9 5 2 0 71 14 1165
2017 Administrative Support 34 33 18 8 3 5 0 70 11 287
2017 Operational 38 43 7 4 0 8 0 88 4 27
2017 Other 41 30 5 9 5 5 4 79 15 118
2014 Executive 68 20 5 4 2 1 0 89 6 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 33 41 13 6 4 3 1 77 10 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 40 38 9 6 4 3 1 80 11 1228
2014 Technical 31 39 13 7 6 2 1 72 14 1030
2014 Administrative Support 38 34 9 8 5 5 1 77 13 316
2014 Operational 28 33 29 5 0 0 5 64 5 21
2014 Other 54 23 5 6 3 5 3 84 11 63

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 54 33 8 4 1 0 0 87 5 143
2017 Scientific and Professional 20 36 20 12 6 5 1 59 19 682
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 33 21 9 5 5 1 63 15 1311
2017 Technical 21 36 21 10 6 4 1 60 17 1167
2017 Administrative Support 22 32 22 10 6 7 1 59 17 286
2017 Operational 23 47 11 4 12 4 0 73 16 27
2017 Other 22 31 18 10 5 10 4 62 17 118
2014 Executive 58 31 9 2 1 0 0 88 3 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 24 35 22 9 5 4 1 62 15 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 30 33 17 9 4 5 1 68 14 1228
2014 Technical 19 35 23 11 6 4 1 57 18 1029
2014 Administrative Support 23 30 23 10 6 7 2 58 17 316
2014 Operational 0 29 33 10 19 9 0 32 32 21
2014 Other 21 33 21 7 3 12 3 64 12 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 24 21 12 6 6 7 24 65 17 143
2017 Scientific and Professional 14 21 18 14 13 17 4 44 33 682
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 22 22 14 11 11 4 45 29 1312
2017 Technical 18 31 18 13 11 7 1 54 26 1167
2017 Administrative Support 20 27 21 11 8 10 3 54 22 286
2017 Operational 38 36 8 10 8 0 0 75 18 27
2017 Other 28 21 13 6 5 14 12 67 15 118
2014 Executive 28 18 13 9 6 4 22 62 21 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 13 19 21 13 15 16 3 39 35 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 17 24 18 13 13 13 3 48 31 1228
2014 Technical 17 29 19 13 15 7 1 49 30 1031
2014 Administrative Support 18 23 23 11 13 10 2 47 27 316
2014 Operational 15 24 15 10 23 14 0 45 38 21
2014 Other 32 22 9 6 5 13 12 72 15 64

Question 50. During meetings in my department or agency, the chairpersons create an environment where I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 62 31 2 3 1 0 1 94 4 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 55 25 8 6 2 2 2 83 9 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 56 26 9 5 2 1 2 84 7 1312
2017 Technical 56 20 11 4 1 1 6 82 6 1166
2017 Administrative Support 62 20 8 1 0 2 6 89 2 287
2017 Operational 82 10 4 0 0 4 0 96 0 27
2017 Other 66 14 5 1 1 4 10 92 2 119
2014 Executive 62 23 5 8 1 0 2 86 9 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 56 23 9 5 2 2 3 83 7 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 57 24 8 5 2 1 3 84 7 1229
2014 Technical 55 20 9 4 2 2 8 83 7 1031
2014 Administrative Support 65 17 9 3 2 1 4 86 5 316
2014 Operational 53 24 9 0 5 4 5 85 5 21
2014 Other 67 14 4 1 1 3 9 92 3 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 65 24 4 3 0 3 1 92 4 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 60 24 6 2 1 4 2 90 4 681
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 61 24 6 2 2 3 2 90 4 1311
2017 Technical 58 21 7 5 2 3 3 84 8 1169
2017 Administrative Support 66 21 6 1 2 2 3 91 3 289
2017 Operational 75 18 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 27
2017 Other 66 19 2 1 0 8 4 97 1 118
2014 Executive 69 19 5 2 1 3 2 92 2 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 65 21 6 1 0 4 2 92 2 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 68 21 4 1 1 2 2 93 2 1229
2014 Technical 58 22 7 4 2 3 4 86 6 1031
2014 Administrative Support 69 20 5 1 2 2 2 92 3 316
2014 Operational 67 18 10 0 0 0 5 90 0 21
2014 Other 70 10 0 6 0 9 5 93 7 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 37 33 13 13 4 1 0 71 16 143
2017 Scientific and Professional 19 30 18 18 10 4 0 52 29 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 23 33 17 14 10 3 0 58 25 1310
2017 Technical 11 29 21 19 17 4 0 41 37 1169
2017 Administrative Support 25 29 16 14 9 5 2 58 25 287
2017 Operational 23 38 10 7 19 4 0 63 27 27
2017 Other 49 23 10 2 4 10 2 82 7 119
2014 Executive 38 45 8 6 2 1 0 84 9 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 21 36 18 15 8 2 1 59 23 563
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 29 35 14 10 7 4 1 67 18 1229
2014 Technical 13 29 20 16 18 3 0 44 35 1030
2014 Administrative Support 29 30 17 11 10 2 1 61 22 316
2014 Operational 23 33 5 10 24 5 0 59 36 21
2014 Other 47 27 9 5 0 6 5 84 5 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 40 26 11 14 6 0 4 69 20 142
2017 Scientific and Professional 15 31 16 19 13 5 1 50 34 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 28 16 14 16 3 2 51 32 1310
2017 Technical 12 29 19 17 19 2 2 43 37 1170
2017 Administrative Support 20 23 14 19 19 2 5 45 40 284
2017 Operational 23 40 8 11 15 4 0 66 26 27
2017 Other 32 24 12 4 5 9 15 73 12 119
2014 Executive 40 27 14 9 7 1 2 69 17 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 15 28 17 17 17 4 2 46 36 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 21 26 15 16 17 3 1 50 35 1228
2014 Technical 12 25 19 13 23 3 3 40 39 1031
2014 Administrative Support 17 19 16 16 24 4 4 39 44 316
2014 Operational 23 33 0 15 24 0 5 59 41 21
2014 Other 31 34 10 2 5 6 13 80 8 63

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 42 43 8 6 1 1 0 85 7 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 20 39 22 11 4 5 0 62 15 682
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 23 41 19 9 5 3 1 66 15 1312
2017 Technical 13 34 26 14 11 2 0 48 26 1167
2017 Administrative Support 24 32 22 9 6 5 1 60 16 289
2017 Operational 27 37 17 3 8 8 0 69 12 27
2017 Other 34 32 12 8 2 10 3 75 11 119

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 48 37 8 3 1 2 0 87 5 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 32 34 16 4 2 11 1 74 7 681
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 36 14 3 2 5 1 79 5 1312
2017 Technical 29 37 22 4 4 5 1 69 8 1165
2017 Administrative Support 40 32 15 4 3 5 1 76 8 289
2017 Operational 38 27 23 0 0 8 4 74 0 26
2017 Other 49 26 13 3 2 7 1 82 5 119
2014 Executive 54 31 9 2 1 2 0 87 3 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 36 33 16 4 1 8 1 77 6 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 44 33 13 3 2 4 1 81 5 1229
2014 Technical 29 38 18 4 3 7 1 72 8 1030
2014 Administrative Support 44 30 15 3 3 4 1 78 7 316
2014 Operational 23 43 19 5 10 0 0 66 15 21
2014 Other 58 25 9 5 0 3 0 86 5 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 50 39 7 2 2 0 0 89 4 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 34 41 12 6 2 4 0 78 9 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 43 11 4 2 2 0 82 6 1309
2017 Technical 29 43 18 5 3 2 0 74 8 1168
2017 Administrative Support 39 39 14 3 2 2 0 80 6 289
2017 Operational 41 45 4 7 0 4 0 88 8 27
2017 Other 60 30 5 3 1 1 0 91 4 119
2014 Executive 54 31 12 1 2 1 0 86 2 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 35 39 15 4 2 4 1 77 7 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 42 37 12 4 2 3 0 81 7 1229
2014 Technical 29 40 17 6 4 4 0 72 10 1030
2014 Administrative Support 43 37 9 5 2 3 0 83 7 316
2014 Operational 28 39 10 14 10 0 0 67 23 21
2014 Other 59 32 6 2 2 0 0 91 4 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 60 34 1 3 1 0 0 94 5 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 43 42 9 3 3 0 0 85 6 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 39 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 1306
2017 Technical 37 39 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 1170
2017 Administrative Support 49 33 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 289
2017 Operational 48 29 8 7 8 0 0 77 15 27
2017 Other 70 21 5 3 0 1 0 92 3 119
2014 Executive 64 30 5 0 2 0 0 94 2 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 46 36 10 6 2 1 0 83 8 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 52 35 7 3 2 0 0 87 5 1229
2014 Technical 35 39 12 6 7 1 0 75 13 1030
2014 Administrative Support 51 33 8 5 3 1 0 84 8 316
2014 Operational 33 34 9 10 15 0 0 67 24 21
2014 Other 80 15 3 0 2 0 0 95 2 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 54 29 9 4 3 0 0 84 7 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 38 16 8 5 1 0 71 13 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 37 34 16 7 5 1 0 72 12 1310
2017 Technical 26 34 19 11 9 0 0 60 21 1167
2017 Administrative Support 42 30 11 9 7 1 0 73 16 287
2017 Operational 42 30 4 12 8 4 0 76 20 26
2017 Other 61 24 10 5 1 0 0 84 6 119
2014 Executive 52 34 9 4 2 0 0 86 5 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 30 42 15 8 4 0 0 73 12 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 42 34 13 5 5 0 0 77 10 1229
2014 Technical 21 33 18 15 12 1 0 55 27 1031
2014 Administrative Support 39 31 16 8 5 1 0 70 13 315
2014 Operational 23 39 23 5 10 0 0 62 15 21
2014 Other 54 35 7 3 2 0 0 89 5 64

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 53 33 8 5 1 0 0 85 6 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 32 41 14 9 4 0 0 73 13 682
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 37 35 15 8 4 0 0 73 12 1311
2017 Technical 22 37 18 13 9 0 0 60 22 1170
2017 Administrative Support 41 32 11 8 7 1 0 74 15 289
2017 Operational 38 32 7 11 8 4 0 73 20 27
2017 Other 56 28 8 5 2 1 0 85 6 118
2014 Executive 52 33 11 2 2 0 0 85 4 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 30 42 18 7 3 0 0 72 10 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 36 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 1229
2014 Technical 19 35 17 16 12 1 0 54 28 1030
2014 Administrative Support 40 32 16 7 4 1 0 72 11 316
2014 Operational 23 39 23 5 10 0 0 62 15 21
2014 Other 56 33 7 3 2 0 0 89 5 64

Question 60. I would prefer to remain with my department or agency, even if a comparable job was available elsewhere in the federal public service.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 47 24 12 9 4 3 1 74 14 143
2017 Scientific and Professional 28 29 20 9 8 5 1 60 19 682
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 34 30 16 10 7 3 0 66 18 1310
2017 Technical 26 29 22 10 9 3 1 58 19 1169
2017 Administrative Support 34 28 16 9 10 3 0 64 20 288
2017 Operational 52 18 11 7 8 4 0 73 16 27
2017 Other 39 19 24 9 3 3 3 62 13 119
2014 Executive 49 22 16 6 5 2 1 73 11 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 26 33 21 10 6 3 1 62 17 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 39 26 15 9 7 3 0 68 16 1229
2014 Technical 26 28 18 12 10 4 2 57 24 1031
2014 Administrative Support 35 24 17 10 7 5 1 63 18 316
2014 Operational 34 34 9 10 10 0 4 71 20 21
2014 Other 39 21 17 15 3 3 1 62 19 64
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Mobility and Retention

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Not Sure
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 41 35 24 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 33 36 684
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 33 35 1314
2017 Technical 16 51 34 1164
2017 Administrative Support 31 30 39 287
2017 Operational 15 48 37 27
2017 Other 47 22 31 119
2014 Executive 46 25 29 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 33 29 38 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 32 34 34 1227
2014 Technical 20 48 32 1030
2014 Administrative Support 28 36 36 315
2014 Operational 24 43 33 21
2014 Other 37 32 31 64

Question 62. Please indicate your reason for leaving.

Survey year Demographic To retire
(%)
To pursue another position within my department or agency
(%)
To pursue a position in another department or agency
(%)
To pursue a position outside the federal public service
(%)
End of my term, casual or student employment
(%)
Other
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 27 34 29 3 0 7 59
2017 Scientific and Professional 11 33 43 5 3 5 215
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 15 39 34 2 3 6 423
2017 Technical 40 16 21 12 1 10 183
2017 Administrative Support 13 32 33 1 13 7 90
2017 Other 2 4 2 3 86 3 55
2014 Executive 20 49 25 2 9999 3 59
2014 Scientific and Professional 8 42 29 10 9999 11 190
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 16 42 30 6 9999 7 394
2014 Technical 33 24 15 22 9999 6 204
2014 Administrative Support 19 25 35 2 9999 18 88
2014 Other 0 0 29 8 9999 63 24
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Harassment

Harassment is normally a series of incidents, but it can be one severe incident that has a lasting impact on the individual.

Harassment is any improper conduct by an individual that is directed at and offensive to another individual in the workplace, including at any event or any location related to work, and that the individual knew or ought reasonably to have known would cause offence or harm. It comprises objectionable act(s), comment(s) or display(s) that demean, belittle, or cause personal humiliation or embarrassment, and any act of intimidation or threat. It also includes harassment within the meaning of the Canadian Human Rights Act (i.e., based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics [including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test], disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered).

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 14 86 144
2017 Scientific and Professional 17 83 683
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 17 83 1309
2017 Technical 20 80 1167
2017 Administrative Support 17 83 288
2017 Operational 26 74 27
2017 Other 4 96 118
2014 Executive 9 91 128
2014 Scientific and Professional 14 86 564
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 17 83 1227
2014 Technical 22 78 1026
2014 Administrative Support 22 78 314
2014 Operational 42 58 21
2014 Other 11 89 64

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 44 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 49 224
2017 Technical 54 233
2017 Administrative Support 53 49
2014 Scientific and Professional 47 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 48 200
2014 Technical 42 230
2014 Administrative Support 60 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 50 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 60 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 59 224
2017 Technical 57 233
2017 Administrative Support 63 49
2014 Executive 75 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 68 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 59 200
2014 Technical 65 230
2014 Administrative Support 61 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 40 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 9 224
2017 Technical 7 233
2017 Administrative Support 0 49
2014 Scientific and Professional 7 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 11 200
2014 Technical 9 230

Question 64d. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? ...Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 20
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 224
2017 Administrative Support 0 49
2014 Executive 0 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 200
2014 Technical 0 230
2014 Administrative Support 0 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 3 224
2017 Technical 5 233
2014 Executive 0 12
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 3 200

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 4 224
2017 Technical 14 233
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 3 200
2014 Technical 9 230
2014 Administrative Support 10 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 20
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 4 224
2017 Technical 2 233
2014 Executive 0 12
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 4 200
2014 Technical 4 230

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 69 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 45 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 39 225
2017 Technical 44 233
2017 Administrative Support 39 49
2014 Scientific and Professional 40 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 42 201
2014 Technical 41 230
2014 Administrative Support 44 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 25 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 41 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 40 225
2017 Technical 37 233
2017 Administrative Support 53 49
2014 Scientific and Professional 35 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 201
2014 Technical 42 230
2014 Administrative Support 39 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 55 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 43 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 41 225
2017 Technical 45 233
2017 Administrative Support 45 49
2014 Executive 42 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 39 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 43 201
2014 Technical 45 230
2014 Administrative Support 43 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 41 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 39 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 29 225
2017 Technical 44 233
2017 Administrative Support 47 49
2014 Executive 42 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 34 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 201
2014 Technical 37 230
2014 Administrative Support 23 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 41 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 29 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 28 225
2017 Technical 31 233
2017 Administrative Support 35 49
2014 Scientific and Professional 32 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 25 201
2014 Technical 30 230
2014 Administrative Support 26 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 64 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 59 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 58 225
2017 Technical 55 233
2017 Administrative Support 55 49
2014 Executive 67 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 55 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 58 201
2014 Technical 52 230
2014 Administrative Support 43 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 54 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 37 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 30 225
2017 Technical 40 233
2017 Administrative Support 35 49
2014 Executive 58 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 35 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 36 201
2014 Technical 33 230
2014 Administrative Support 19 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 20
2014 Executive 0 12
2014 Technical 0 230

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 14 225
2017 Technical 3 233
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 201
2014 Technical 5 230

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 11 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 10 225
2017 Technical 14 233
2017 Administrative Support 14 49
2014 Scientific and Professional 13 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 8 201
2014 Technical 21 230
2014 Administrative Support 7 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 46 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 46 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 36 225
2017 Technical 50 233
2017 Administrative Support 55 49
2014 Executive 50 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 48 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 44 201
2014 Technical 50 230
2014 Administrative Support 55 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 30 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 27 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 23 225
2017 Technical 26 233
2017 Administrative Support 29 49
2014 Scientific and Professional 24 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 30 201
2014 Technical 25 230
2014 Administrative Support 30 70

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 8 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 12 225
2017 Technical 14 233
2017 Administrative Support 10 49
2014 Scientific and Professional 10 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 11 201
2014 Technical 15 230
2014 Administrative Support 19 70

Question 66a. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? … I discussed the matter with my supervisor or a senior manager.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 60 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 54 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 55 225
2017 Technical 53 235
2017 Administrative Support 53 49
2014 Executive 50 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 48 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 62 201
2014 Technical 53 229
2014 Administrative Support 50 70

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 Executive 40 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 28 225
2017 Technical 24 235
2017 Administrative Support 26 49
2014 Executive 58 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 25 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 30 201
2014 Technical 24 229
2014 Administrative Support 19 70

Question 66c. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? ...I contacted a human resources advisor in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 40 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 10 225
2017 Technical 13 235
2014 Scientific and Professional 10 80
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 14 201
2014 Technical 9 229

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 Scientific and Professional 12 112
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 18 225
2017 Technical 25 235
2017 Administrative Support 31 49
2014 Executive 0 12
2014 Scientific and Professional