2017 Public Service Employee Survey Results for Transport 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
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Strongly disagree
(%)
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 43 42 6 7 2 0 0 85 9 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 50 5 11 6 0 0 79 16 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 48 6 14 5 0 0 74 20 1235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 45 5 11 6 0 0 78 16 718
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 36 46 8 8 2 0 0 82 10 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 45 6 12 3 0 0 79 15 1293
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 48 6 10 6 0 0 78 17 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 43 6 12 6 0 0 76 18 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 42 44 3 8 3 0 0 86 12 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 42 5 9 4 0 0 83 13 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 43 5 11 5 0 0 79 17 1050
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 41 5 9 3 0 0 83 12 979
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 39 48 6 6 2 0 0 87 7 524
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 45 3 11 3 0 0 83 13 1309
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 46 4 9 4 0 0 82 14 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 38 5 9 4 0 0 82 13 968

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
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Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 75 17 4 2 1 0 1 93 3 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 65 24 5 4 1 1 1 90 5 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 62 27 5 2 2 1 1 91 4 1228
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 65 24 6 3 1 0 1 90 5 715
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 77 18 3 1 0 1 1 96 1 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 67 23 5 3 1 0 1 91 4 1294
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 68 23 5 3 1 1 1 91 3 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 65 24 5 2 1 1 1 92 3 807
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 78 16 3 2 1 1 0 94 3 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 70 20 4 3 1 1 0 92 4 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 70 20 4 2 1 1 1 92 4 1049
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 69 21 4 3 2 0 1 91 5 980
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 75 17 4 2 1 1 0 93 3 524
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 69 21 3 3 1 0 1 92 5 1308
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 69 22 4 3 1 0 1 91 4 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 69 21 4 4 1 0 1 92 4 966

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 71 16 4 5 2 0 1 89 7 562
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 64 19 6 7 3 0 1 84 10 1323
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 61 22 6 6 3 0 1 85 9 1232
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 62 20 6 6 3 0 2 85 9 719
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 69 19 4 4 2 0 2 90 6 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 63 21 6 6 3 0 1 84 10 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 59 25 6 6 3 0 2 85 9 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 59 22 6 9 2 0 2 83 11 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 69 18 6 4 3 0 1 87 7 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 61 21 6 7 4 0 1 83 11 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 63 20 6 6 3 0 1 85 10 1050
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 60 22 5 7 3 0 2 84 11 980
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 65 20 5 6 4 0 1 85 10 524
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 61 22 5 7 3 0 1 84 11 1307
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 63 20 6 6 3 0 1 84 10 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 61 20 6 8 3 0 2 83 11 965

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 51 33 5 8 3 0 0 84 11 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 37 7 14 6 0 0 74 20 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 37 7 11 9 0 0 73 20 1232
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 36 6 10 6 0 0 78 16 719
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 34 8 7 5 0 0 81 11 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 35 7 9 6 0 0 77 15 1294
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 35 6 12 8 0 0 75 19 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 36 7 10 8 0 0 75 18 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 48 35 7 8 3 0 0 82 11 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 37 8 9 4 0 0 80 13 1517
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 37 9 8 6 0 0 77 14 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 33 8 7 6 0 0 79 13 975

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
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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 28 38 12 14 8 0 0 67 21 562
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 19 36 11 19 15 0 0 55 34 1324
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 20 33 13 19 15 0 0 53 34 1233
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 36 11 15 11 0 1 63 26 718
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 32 38 12 13 3 1 1 71 16 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 26 39 12 13 9 0 0 66 23 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 39 10 13 11 0 0 66 23 1030
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 35 11 15 8 0 1 65 24 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 32 37 10 13 7 0 1 70 20 536
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 39 11 11 8 0 1 70 19 1522
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 36 12 12 9 0 0 66 22 1050
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 40 11 10 6 0 1 72 16 981
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 36 36 11 11 4 0 1 74 15 522
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 41 11 11 6 0 0 72 17 1307
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 43 11 11 6 0 0 71 17 803
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 37 35 12 10 6 0 1 73 16 967

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 42 40 11 5 2 0 0 82 7 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 41 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 41 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 1234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 40 8 5 2 0 0 85 7 717
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 52 34 8 4 1 0 0 87 5 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 41 11 7 4 0 0 78 11 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 41 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 43 41 8 4 3 0 0 85 7 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 34 13 8 4 0 0 75 12 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 40 9 6 4 0 0 80 11 1522
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 37 10 6 5 0 0 80 10 1050
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 48 34 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 980
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 39 38 12 8 3 0 0 77 11 524
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 40 10 7 3 0 0 80 10 1310
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 43 11 6 3 0 0 81 9 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 37 10 6 2 0 0 82 8 964

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 50 35 7 5 2 0 1 86 7 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 46 37 8 6 3 0 0 83 9 1320
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 38 7 5 3 0 0 86 8 1232
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 36 5 5 3 0 0 87 8 714
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 52 35 6 3 2 0 0 88 6 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 38 8 7 3 0 0 82 10 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 37 8 5 4 0 0 82 9 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 35 7 4 3 0 0 86 7 807
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 45 37 7 7 5 0 0 81 12 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 39 6 5 3 0 0 86 8 1523
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 49 36 7 5 3 0 0 85 8 1050
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 52 35 6 4 3 0 0 87 7 979
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 37 6 7 4 0 0 83 11 524
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 45 42 6 5 2 0 0 86 8 1310
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 42 6 3 2 0 0 88 6 803
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 38 6 3 2 0 0 89 5 967

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
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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 53 33 7 5 1 0 0 87 6 559
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 39 9 9 3 0 0 79 11 1320
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 42 10 7 3 0 0 80 10 1233
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 39 8 6 2 0 0 84 8 714
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 38 8 2 0 0 1 89 3 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 38 8 7 3 0 0 82 10 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 43 8 5 3 0 0 84 8 1029
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 38 11 6 3 0 0 81 9 807

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 60 27 7 2 2 0 2 89 4 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 49 31 8 7 4 0 0 80 12 1319
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 35 10 8 6 0 0 76 14 1231
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 40 37 12 6 5 1 0 77 11 717
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 57 28 7 4 1 1 2 88 4 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 34 11 7 5 0 1 77 13 1294
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 36 10 11 6 0 1 73 17 1030
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 36 11 10 7 1 1 71 17 806
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 30 9 6 2 1 1 83 8 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 41 35 10 8 5 0 0 77 13 1523
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 36 11 9 8 0 1 71 17 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 37 36 9 11 6 0 0 73 17 980

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 38 20 12 6 4 4 15 72 13 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 25 12 12 8 2 7 65 22 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 27 10 12 11 1 8 63 26 1234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 27 9 12 11 0 12 63 26 715
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 47 19 12 6 2 3 11 77 9 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 25 11 9 9 2 7 68 20 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 27 11 9 12 2 7 65 23 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 24 10 9 9 1 13 67 22 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 34 22 12 10 8 2 12 66 21 537
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 28 10 11 11 1 7 65 25 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 26 9 12 14 1 8 61 29 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 26 8 12 11 1 12 65 26 978
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 23 10 9 6 4 8 72 17 522
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 29 9 11 10 1 4 68 23 1309
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 25 7 14 11 1 6 66 26 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 37 25 6 12 10 1 9 69 24 964

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
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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 42 40 11 4 3 0 0 82 7 559
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 45 12 7 5 0 0 75 12 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 45 10 8 7 0 0 75 15 1234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 44 8 7 6 0 0 79 12 718
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 42 43 10 3 1 1 0 86 4 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 44 12 9 5 0 0 73 15 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 43 11 10 7 0 0 72 17 1030
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 41 11 7 7 0 0 75 14 807
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 35 40 14 6 5 0 0 74 11 537
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 41 11 9 8 0 0 72 17 1523
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 39 12 9 9 0 0 70 18 1050
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 37 9 9 6 0 0 75 16 978
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 34 43 14 7 4 0 0 76 10 521
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 40 11 9 5 0 0 74 15 1302
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 42 11 7 7 0 0 75 15 798
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 40 38 8 8 5 0 0 78 14 963

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 43 36 13 5 2 1 1 80 7 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 26 39 16 10 8 0 0 66 18 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 37 17 13 10 1 0 60 22 1235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 40 14 13 8 0 0 65 21 719
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 37 11 5 1 2 0 83 6 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 36 16 11 9 0 1 63 20 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 19 37 16 15 12 0 0 56 27 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 33 17 13 12 0 0 58 26 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 31 41 16 7 5 0 0 72 12 537
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 35 18 12 10 0 0 59 23 1522
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 31 18 17 16 0 0 49 33 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 23 34 16 13 14 0 0 57 27 979

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 38 38 11 9 3 0 0 76 12 559
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 26 43 14 12 6 0 0 68 18 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 41 16 12 7 0 0 65 19 1234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 40 14 11 6 0 0 69 17 716

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 47 39 7 5 2 0 0 86 7 559
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 41 12 7 4 0 0 78 11 1319
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 40 12 8 4 1 0 76 12 1234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 39 10 7 4 0 0 78 11 719
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 41 10 4 1 0 0 85 5 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 40 13 6 3 0 0 79 9 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 40 11 8 4 1 0 77 12 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 38 12 5 4 0 0 78 10 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 40 41 11 5 3 1 0 81 7 537
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 40 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 1523
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 39 11 8 7 0 0 74 15 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 39 10 7 5 1 0 78 12 978
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 41 9 4 2 0 0 85 7 523
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 41 10 6 4 0 0 80 10 1309
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 34 12 7 5 1 0 76 12 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 36 9 6 4 1 0 81 10 965

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 45 37 11 5 2 0 0 82 7 559
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 39 14 10 7 0 0 68 17 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 25 38 16 11 10 0 0 63 21 1235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 37 13 12 9 1 0 66 21 715

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 56 31 9 3 1 0 0 87 4 559
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 35 12 4 2 0 0 83 6 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 36 8 4 2 0 0 85 6 1230
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 56 33 6 3 2 0 0 89 5 719
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 68 25 6 1 0 0 0 93 1 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 56 30 10 2 2 0 0 86 4 1294
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 58 29 7 4 2 0 0 87 6 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 65 25 7 2 2 0 0 90 4 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 54 34 8 3 1 0 0 89 3 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 53 33 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 57 29 8 4 2 0 0 86 7 1052
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 63 27 6 3 2 0 0 90 4 976

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 36 41 12 5 3 1 1 79 9 558
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 42 12 11 5 0 0 72 16 1318
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 44 12 10 8 0 0 70 17 1230
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 42 12 8 6 0 0 74 14 717
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 36 42 12 5 2 1 1 80 8 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 25 44 11 11 7 0 0 70 19 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 41 13 14 8 0 0 65 23 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 27 41 10 13 8 0 0 69 21 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 31 43 11 8 5 1 0 76 13 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 40 12 10 7 0 0 70 18 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 38 11 12 9 0 0 67 22 1050
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 36 12 12 9 0 0 68 20 976

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 12 6 3 1 1 79 9 556
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 36 16 10 6 0 0 68 16 1318
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 34 16 12 7 0 0 65 19 1229
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 37 16 7 7 0 0 70 14 719
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 42 37 12 5 2 1 1 81 7 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 35 15 10 8 0 0 67 18 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 35 16 12 9 0 0 64 21 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 34 15 9 10 0 0 65 20 808

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 39 10 5 2 0 1 84 6 559
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 40 14 10 6 0 0 70 15 1320
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 36 17 13 7 0 0 64 20 1231
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 35 16 12 6 0 0 66 18 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 42 7 4 1 1 0 87 6 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 37 15 9 6 0 0 70 15 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 37 15 12 7 1 0 66 19 1030
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 37 14 12 8 0 0 66 20 807
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 42 10 4 1 0 1 85 5 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 38 12 9 5 1 0 74 14 1521
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 40 14 9 8 0 0 69 17 1052
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 35 13 11 6 0 0 70 17 975

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 54 32 9 4 1 0 0 86 5 559
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 40 13 6 4 0 0 78 9 1319
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 41 12 6 5 0 0 77 11 1230
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 39 8 6 4 0 0 82 10 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 57 35 7 1 1 0 0 92 1 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 38 13 6 3 0 0 77 9 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 42 11 7 4 0 0 77 11 1030
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 38 11 6 3 0 0 80 8 807
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 38 8 4 3 0 0 84 7 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 41 9 7 4 0 0 80 11 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 38 10 8 5 0 0 77 12 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 43 38 8 7 4 0 0 80 11 979
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 45 41 7 4 3 0 0 86 6 523
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 41 41 8 6 4 0 0 82 10 1309
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 41 10 5 4 0 0 81 9 803
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 38 7 5 3 0 0 84 9 965

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
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Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 37 9 2 1 1 1 88 3 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 40 17 6 4 0 1 72 10 1323
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 36 20 9 6 1 0 64 16 1235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 27 36 20 11 6 0 1 63 17 718
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 40 10 3 2 1 1 84 6 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 38 18 7 4 1 0 70 11 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 34 21 12 8 0 1 59 20 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 31 21 12 10 0 1 56 22 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 45 34 12 6 3 0 0 79 8 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 37 17 9 5 0 0 68 15 1522
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 32 22 13 9 0 1 56 22 1052
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 21 34 24 12 9 0 0 55 22 979
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 44 15 5 3 0 0 77 8 524
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 36 23 11 6 0 0 60 17 1309
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 17 35 24 14 10 0 0 52 24 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 17 32 25 15 11 0 0 49 26 967

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 5 13 29 25 19 3 6 48 20 559
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 24 39 17 8 1 2 25 34 1319
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 28 37 16 5 1 2 21 41 1227
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 30 37 11 6 1 2 18 44 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 6 16 31 23 15 5 4 42 24 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 24 36 19 7 1 2 26 36 1291
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 30 37 14 5 0 2 18 44 1027
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 31 36 13 4 1 1 17 46 806
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 7 20 34 22 13 1 3 36 29 537
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 28 34 17 7 1 2 24 41 1521
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 31 32 12 5 0 2 17 50 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 32 34 13 4 0 2 18 47 978
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 5 23 32 23 11 2 4 37 30 522
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 30 36 17 5 1 2 22 41 1308
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 31 38 12 4 1 1 16 45 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 32 36 13 5 0 1 18 45 964

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 10 18 25 28 8 7 62 17 554
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 9 17 33 21 14 3 3 37 28 1314
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 21 31 22 8 3 3 32 35 1226
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 25 33 18 9 1 2 28 38 711
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 2 9 21 25 29 8 5 63 12 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 16 28 26 14 3 3 42 28 1290
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 23 30 21 8 2 3 31 37 1025
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 23 33 17 9 2 2 28 38 801
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 7 14 21 27 21 4 6 53 23 535
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 14 18 24 25 15 1 4 42 33 1523
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 22 20 23 21 10 1 3 32 44 1050
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 17 19 31 20 10 1 3 31 37 972
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 13 23 26 24 5 5 56 19 522
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 21 26 26 13 2 2 41 33 1305
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 14 25 27 21 10 2 2 32 41 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 20 31 21 11 1 3 33 34 962

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 18 27 22 14 5 5 41 30 557
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 25 30 16 7 1 3 25 44 1320
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 27 33 14 5 1 3 20 46 1230
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 16 31 32 11 7 1 2 19 48 711
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 12 20 27 21 13 5 3 37 34 284
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 25 32 15 6 2 3 22 45 1288
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 21 30 31 10 4 1 3 15 53 1027
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 31 26 11 4 1 2 16 57 804
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 13 23 28 18 12 2 5 32 38 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 19 24 30 15 7 1 3 23 45 1519
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 22 27 29 12 7 0 3 20 51 1049
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 21 27 29 15 5 1 3 21 49 978
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 11 19 31 18 13 3 4 34 33 521
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 15 25 33 17 7 1 2 24 41 1307
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 24 33 17 7 1 2 25 41 801
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 28 32 15 7 0 3 23 44 962

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 2 5 17 34 33 3 6 74 8 555
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 16 33 28 13 1 2 42 24 1312
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 19 37 25 6 1 2 32 30 1221
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 23 34 20 9 0 2 29 36 708
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 1 8 22 31 29 6 4 66 10 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 16 32 30 11 1 2 42 25 1282
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 22 37 21 7 1 2 29 33 1027
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 16 23 33 19 5 1 2 25 40 801
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 5 12 23 31 23 1 5 57 18 536
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 9 15 32 27 14 1 2 42 24 1520
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 23 33 21 8 0 2 30 37 1048
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 22 38 21 6 0 2 28 34 975
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 3 9 24 33 26 2 3 62 13 521
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 7 18 34 28 11 1 2 40 26 1306
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 20 39 22 8 0 1 30 31 795
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 24 36 21 7 0 2 28 35 963

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 5 9 21 24 25 9 8 58 17 553
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 15 26 28 17 10 2 3 28 43 1314
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 22 24 30 14 5 1 3 20 48 1226
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 22 30 28 12 5 1 2 18 53 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 9 10 23 19 24 10 6 51 22 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 25 29 17 8 1 3 26 44 1291
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 29 26 11 6 1 3 18 55 1028
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 28 27 12 4 1 2 16 55 803
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 13 15 24 21 18 2 5 43 31 537
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 18 22 28 17 10 1 3 28 42 1525
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 27 27 12 6 0 2 18 54 1048
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 26 29 11 5 0 3 17 54 974
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 7 12 22 26 22 5 5 54 22 522
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 15 23 30 19 9 1 3 29 40 1308
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 28 29 13 6 1 2 19 52 799
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 22 27 31 12 5 0 2 18 50 960

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 4 11 16 18 27 14 10 59 20 557
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 18 26 24 14 3 4 41 32 1315
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 19 29 21 12 2 4 36 33 1230
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 25 27 21 9 2 3 32 40 713
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 10 16 20 26 15 8 60 19 284
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 9 14 27 28 15 3 4 46 25 1291
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 16 30 24 13 1 5 39 29 1028
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 20 29 25 10 2 5 37 32 805
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 11 21 25 26 5 8 58 17 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 14 25 26 19 2 6 49 24 1522
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 15 31 25 13 1 5 41 26 1049
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 10 16 30 26 13 1 5 41 27 977
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 8 11 23 20 23 7 8 51 23 523
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 20 26 22 14 2 4 39 33 1307
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 21 28 22 12 1 4 36 34 800
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 10 19 30 24 11 1 4 37 31 963

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 8 15 27 20 17 7 6 43 26 556
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 24 30 15 7 2 3 24 44 1318
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 19 29 31 12 5 2 3 17 50 1226
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 19 26 36 9 6 1 3 15 47 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 11 17 27 16 15 9 5 36 33 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 25 31 15 6 2 3 23 45 1294
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 22 27 32 11 4 1 2 16 51 1029
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 31 27 10 3 1 3 14 58 804
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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 71 16 4 2 2 1 5 91 4 562
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 70 16 5 4 3 0 2 87 7 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 68 18 6 3 2 0 3 88 6 1235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 67 18 6 3 3 0 4 88 6 718
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 75 13 3 4 2 1 2 91 6 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 70 15 5 4 3 0 3 87 7 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 68 17 5 4 2 0 3 89 6 1030
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 69 15 5 4 2 1 4 88 6 806
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 71 13 7 3 2 1 4 88 5 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 67 16 5 5 4 1 2 86 9 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 66 16 7 4 2 0 5 86 7 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 67 17 6 3 3 1 4 87 6 978
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 66 13 5 5 4 0 6 85 10 524
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 65 14 5 5 4 1 5 85 10 1309
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 64 16 7 3 3 1 7 86 6 800
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 63 15 5 4 5 0 8 85 9 966

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 35 27 11 5 3 10 9 77 9 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 30 15 9 8 4 4 64 19 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 34 15 11 10 4 3 62 22 1232
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 37 17 9 9 2 3 64 18 715
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 42 27 8 5 2 8 8 83 8 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 29 15 8 8 4 4 66 18 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 33 15 10 10 3 2 64 21 1030
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 31 15 10 10 2 3 63 21 808

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 26 6 5 2 1 1 86 7 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 45 29 9 8 8 1 0 75 16 1320
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 31 9 10 8 1 0 73 18 1233
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 34 9 8 8 0 0 76 15 717
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 61 25 6 4 2 2 0 87 6 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 28 10 8 8 1 0 74 16 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 32 7 9 8 1 0 76 17 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 28 10 8 9 1 1 73 17 808

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 51 30 9 5 2 2 2 84 7 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 37 12 11 7 1 0 70 18 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 35 14 11 9 1 0 66 20 1234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 39 13 10 7 1 0 70 17 715
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 35 5 6 2 2 1 86 9 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 37 12 12 5 2 1 70 18 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 41 11 11 6 1 1 71 18 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 38 12 13 6 1 1 68 19 806
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 38 34 11 8 5 2 1 75 14 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 37 12 12 6 2 1 69 19 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 38 12 11 9 1 0 67 20 1052
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 35 11 13 8 1 0 68 21 979
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 34 9 7 3 4 1 81 10 522
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 28 37 12 14 7 1 1 66 21 1311
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 38 11 11 9 2 1 68 21 801
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 36 9 12 7 1 1 71 19 966

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 24 10 3 2 16 4 81 6 558
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 30 14 10 8 8 1 65 19 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 28 14 11 10 8 1 62 23 1231
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 31 15 12 9 6 1 61 22 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 25 10 3 4 13 1 80 8 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 29 16 8 9 7 1 64 19 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 30 13 11 9 7 1 64 22 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 27 17 13 8 4 1 61 22 806
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 35 26 12 8 5 13 1 71 15 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 29 13 11 9 6 1 65 22 1523
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 25 16 12 12 6 1 57 26 1052
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 24 14 9 12 4 1 63 23 976
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 40 26 9 7 4 13 1 77 12 523
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 28 12 12 11 6 1 62 25 1311
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 28 14 11 13 4 1 61 25 801
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 37 23 11 12 12 4 1 63 25 965

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 19 19 12 8 5 31 5 59 22 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 14 19 19 15 13 16 3 41 35 1323
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 23 17 17 15 14 2 40 39 1233
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 28 19 17 13 9 2 45 33 715
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 16 20 17 8 6 28 5 55 20 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 20 19 16 16 15 3 39 38 1294
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 23 21 18 16 10 2 38 38 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 23 19 16 16 10 3 40 37 805

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 26 5 5 2 0 0 89 6 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 37 8 8 3 0 0 81 11 1320
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 38 8 8 5 0 0 78 13 1233
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 44 8 6 3 0 0 83 9 715
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 60 29 5 4 1 1 0 90 5 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 37 9 6 4 0 0 82 10 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 42 8 7 4 0 0 81 11 1029
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 40 8 9 3 0 0 80 12 805
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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 54 26 9 5 2 2 2 83 8 562
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 35 10 8 5 1 0 77 13 1323
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 36 12 9 5 1 1 74 14 1233
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 34 12 9 5 0 0 74 14 719
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 57 27 7 3 1 3 1 88 4 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 34 11 8 6 0 0 75 14 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 37 12 8 7 1 0 73 15 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 30 13 10 7 1 1 69 18 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 39 38 11 9 3 0 0 77 12 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 34 12 10 7 0 0 70 18 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 36 14 11 9 0 0 67 20 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 33 16 11 8 0 0 65 19 980
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 38 35 11 8 6 1 0 75 14 522
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 35 13 13 9 0 0 64 23 1309
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 35 14 13 12 1 0 60 25 803
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 35 14 11 10 0 1 65 21 964

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 62 24 7 2 1 3 1 90 3 562
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 31 11 5 4 2 0 80 9 1323
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 32 11 6 5 2 1 77 12 1232
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 29 13 7 6 1 0 75 13 717
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 66 24 5 1 1 3 1 92 3 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 29 10 6 6 2 0 78 12 1294
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 32 13 6 6 2 0 75 12 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 28 12 8 6 2 1 73 14 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 47 32 9 7 3 2 0 80 10 537
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 41 31 12 8 7 1 0 73 15 1523
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 33 13 9 8 2 0 69 17 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 27 15 10 7 2 1 68 17 980
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 45 30 11 6 5 3 0 78 11 522
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 31 12 9 8 2 0 71 16 1309
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 29 13 10 11 2 1 65 21 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 31 12 11 8 2 1 68 19 963

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 60 25 7 4 2 1 1 87 6 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 45 33 9 7 5 0 0 79 12 1324
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 35 10 8 5 1 0 75 14 1235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 30 11 10 6 0 0 73 16 719
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 61 28 4 3 1 2 1 92 4 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 32 11 8 5 1 0 76 13 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 35 10 10 7 1 0 73 17 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 30 11 10 7 1 0 72 18 807
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 35 10 8 4 0 0 79 12 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 35 9 10 8 0 0 73 18 1522
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 33 14 11 10 0 0 66 20 1050
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 32 12 10 10 1 0 67 20 979
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 33 10 7 6 0 0 76 14 523
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 34 10 12 9 1 0 68 21 1310
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 33 10 13 13 0 1 64 26 803
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 34 10 11 10 1 1 68 22 963

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 2 1 1 0 2 97 2 562
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 78 12 3 1 2 0 2 93 3 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 78 12 4 2 1 0 3 93 3 1233
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 75 15 4 1 1 0 3 93 2 713
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 83 10 3 1 1 1 2 95 2 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 79 12 3 2 2 0 3 93 4 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 75 14 4 2 1 0 3 92 4 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 75 13 5 2 1 0 4 92 3 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 80 10 3 2 2 1 3 93 3 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 77 12 4 2 2 1 3 92 4 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 74 13 4 2 2 0 5 92 4 1048
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 74 14 4 2 1 0 4 92 4 979
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 77 10 1 3 4 1 5 91 7 523
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 76 9 3 3 3 0 6 91 6 1305
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 76 8 4 2 3 0 6 90 5 803
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 73 9 4 3 3 0 9 91 6 963

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 60 17 4 3 3 5 8 89 6 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 54 24 7 4 5 3 3 83 9 1320
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 49 28 7 5 6 3 3 82 11 1233
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 48 26 10 5 5 2 4 79 10 717
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 58 20 6 3 2 5 6 88 5 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 24 9 6 6 3 4 77 13 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 44 27 10 6 7 3 4 76 13 1030
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 25 9 7 7 2 5 75 15 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 27 9 7 7 3 3 75 15 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 28 9 9 9 2 3 72 18 1525
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 29 9 8 10 2 4 70 20 1052
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 27 10 8 9 2 5 71 19 977

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 68 21 5 3 1 1 1 90 4 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 57 26 7 4 5 1 0 84 9 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 54 27 9 6 4 1 0 81 10 1234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 53 27 10 5 5 0 0 80 10 718

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 22 5 1 2 2 0 92 3 562
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 59 23 9 4 4 1 0 83 7 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 53 24 11 4 5 2 0 79 9 1233
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 27 11 5 5 1 0 80 9 718

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 65 23 8 3 2 0 0 88 5 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 53 26 8 7 5 1 0 80 12 1319
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 49 27 12 7 6 0 0 76 12 1232
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 49 27 12 6 7 0 0 76 13 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 64 23 7 3 2 1 0 88 5 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 49 28 11 6 6 0 0 77 12 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 28 12 7 6 1 0 75 13 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 47 26 12 8 6 0 0 74 14 808
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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 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 16 36 16 10 7 7 8 61 20 232
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 22 37 14 9 6 5 6 67 17 397
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 27 36 16 10 4 1 6 68 15 273
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 18 38 24 10 0 0 10 63 11 10
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 28 35 15 6 7 5 4 69 15 197
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 36 15 9 7 1 6 67 17 336
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 33 14 8 5 2 5 70 14 307

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 49 26 10 4 2 9 1 83 6 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 26 37 15 9 5 8 0 69 15 1323
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 20 35 19 11 9 6 0 59 21 1235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 21 36 20 10 8 5 0 60 19 718
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 32 8 4 1 12 0 85 6 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 26 37 15 7 6 8 0 68 15 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 21 37 17 9 10 6 0 62 20 1030
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 22 33 18 12 9 6 0 58 23 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 34 31 16 7 4 7 1 71 12 537
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 33 18 10 10 6 0 60 21 1521
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 20 28 20 12 15 5 0 51 28 1052
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 29 19 10 11 6 1 57 23 979

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 43 30 11 6 3 6 1 79 9 562
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 35 19 12 8 3 0 59 22 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 33 21 16 11 2 0 50 28 1233
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 16 36 20 16 12 1 0 52 28 720
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 32 10 7 2 5 0 79 10 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 33 21 11 9 3 0 57 21 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 35 18 15 13 2 0 54 28 1029
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 18 31 20 15 15 1 0 50 31 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 32 35 15 8 6 4 0 70 15 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 21 31 17 14 15 2 0 53 29 1523
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 17 28 18 14 22 2 0 46 36 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 20 28 17 16 17 1 0 49 34 978
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 38 12 7 6 4 1 74 14 522
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 22 33 17 13 14 2 0 56 27 1310
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 19 28 16 15 21 1 0 48 36 803
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 21 29 15 14 18 2 1 52 33 966

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 33 30 14 7 4 11 1 72 13 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 16 30 23 16 10 6 0 49 27 1319
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 30 22 18 14 5 0 43 34 1233
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 33 22 19 12 3 0 46 32 718
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 30 30 16 7 3 13 0 70 12 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 32 21 15 10 6 0 52 26 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 31 21 18 14 5 0 44 34 1029
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 30 21 20 15 3 0 43 35 806
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 20 30 19 14 8 9 0 55 24 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 14 31 18 16 15 5 0 48 33 1525
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 27 18 19 21 4 0 39 42 1049
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 31 19 20 15 3 0 44 36 981
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 20 35 16 12 5 11 0 62 20 522
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 31 19 19 15 4 0 44 35 1308
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 28 19 21 18 3 0 39 41 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 31 17 20 16 4 0 45 38 966

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 36 26 14 7 5 12 1 71 13 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 27 20 15 13 7 0 48 30 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 14 27 20 17 16 6 0 44 35 1234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 29 21 14 16 5 0 46 32 718
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 27 15 8 5 12 1 69 15 284
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 26 20 16 13 8 0 47 31 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 26 20 16 20 5 0 41 38 1029
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 15 27 20 16 18 5 0 43 36 806
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 21 28 18 13 10 11 0 55 25 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 16 28 18 14 17 7 0 48 33 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 23 19 14 23 7 0 39 40 1049
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 16 29 16 16 18 5 0 47 35 981
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 22 32 14 10 7 14 0 63 21 522
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 14 27 17 16 18 8 0 45 36 1308
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 27 17 15 22 6 0 42 40 800
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 30 15 16 19 6 0 47 37 967

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 34 29 17 8 4 8 1 68 13 562
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 32 22 17 12 4 0 47 30 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 30 20 20 14 3 0 43 36 1231
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 35 19 18 14 2 0 48 33 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 35 29 16 11 2 6 0 68 14 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 15 34 21 15 11 3 0 51 27 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 31 21 19 15 2 0 43 35 1027
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 34 17 17 17 2 0 48 35 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 20 34 18 16 7 5 0 57 24 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 33 18 17 16 2 0 47 34 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 28 16 22 21 1 0 41 43 1049
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 31 17 20 16 2 0 46 36 981
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 21 42 15 12 6 4 0 65 19 523
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 35 17 20 14 2 0 49 34 1309
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 32 16 21 18 1 0 44 40 801
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 15 34 14 19 16 2 0 50 36 967
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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 35 38 11 10 2 3 0 76 12 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 20 43 18 12 5 2 0 64 17 1320
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 20 39 21 12 5 1 0 60 18 1232
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 20 40 20 14 6 1 0 60 20 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 38 16 6 2 4 0 74 9 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 41 19 9 5 2 0 66 15 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 19 43 17 12 8 1 0 63 20 1030
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 20 39 19 13 8 2 0 60 21 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 24 44 15 10 5 2 0 70 15 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 22 41 16 11 8 2 0 64 19 1522
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 20 37 18 12 12 2 0 58 24 1049
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 39 16 12 8 2 0 64 20 981

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 51 38 5 3 0 3 1 92 3 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 45 12 4 2 2 0 82 6 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 42 12 5 2 3 0 80 7 1231
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 46 11 4 2 1 0 83 6 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 36 8 3 1 2 0 88 4 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 41 10 4 2 3 0 83 7 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 44 9 5 2 2 0 84 7 1029
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 40 10 3 2 2 1 83 6 806
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 39 8 4 1 3 1 86 5 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 38 11 6 3 3 1 79 9 1523
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 37 13 5 3 3 0 78 9 1050
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 40 37 11 6 2 3 0 80 9 981

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 42 32 10 6 3 5 2 80 10 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 40 12 7 4 3 1 75 12 1320
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 39 12 10 4 3 1 73 14 1225
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 39 12 7 4 2 0 76 12 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 47 31 8 4 2 6 2 85 7 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 38 11 7 5 3 1 76 12 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 34 40 12 7 4 2 1 76 11 1030
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 36 11 6 5 2 0 77 12 807
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 37 33 10 8 5 5 2 75 14 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 33 12 9 6 4 1 72 16 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 31 13 10 9 5 1 67 20 1050
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 32 10 9 6 4 1 73 16 981
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 39 35 9 7 5 4 1 77 13 523
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 34 13 11 7 4 1 68 19 1310
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 34 12 10 9 4 1 67 20 801
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 32 14 9 7 3 1 69 16 964

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 23 31 19 10 3 10 3 63 15 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 34 21 9 6 5 1 62 16 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 34 20 11 6 4 1 61 18 1229
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 38 19 9 5 3 1 66 14 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 26 31 22 6 3 10 3 65 10 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 32 20 9 5 6 1 63 15 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 35 20 10 5 4 1 62 17 1029
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 35 20 10 6 3 1 63 16 807
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 14 34 24 12 7 7 2 53 21 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 16 33 24 13 7 5 1 53 22 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 29 24 12 12 5 1 48 26 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 20 29 21 12 11 4 2 53 25 979

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 29 24 14 6 4 16 6 69 12 559
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 25 20 12 10 13 3 50 26 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 14 24 19 16 14 9 3 44 34 1230
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 18 28 21 13 11 5 4 50 27 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 27 20 18 7 5 19 5 61 15 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 23 21 13 13 12 2 46 30 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 14 24 19 14 16 9 3 44 34 1030
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 17 26 17 14 14 8 4 49 32 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 20 23 20 10 8 17 2 53 22 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 22 19 14 15 14 3 43 35 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 22 19 16 18 10 3 40 39 1052
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 17 23 18 14 14 9 4 46 33 980

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 14 6 3 1 4 7 89 4 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 56 23 9 5 2 2 3 84 7 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 56 26 9 4 2 1 3 85 6 1231
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 54 25 10 5 1 1 4 83 6 717
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 63 18 5 2 1 5 6 91 4 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 58 20 9 4 2 1 5 83 7 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 56 24 9 5 2 1 4 84 7 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 57 22 9 4 2 2 5 83 7 808

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 70 17 4 2 0 4 3 93 2 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 60 23 6 4 2 3 3 88 6 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 59 23 7 3 2 3 3 87 6 1232
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 59 26 6 3 1 2 3 89 4 717
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 69 17 3 3 0 5 3 93 3 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 66 20 5 2 1 3 3 91 4 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 63 23 6 2 1 2 3 90 3 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 63 22 7 2 1 2 4 90 3 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 71 16 4 2 1 3 4 93 3 536
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 69 18 6 2 2 1 2 90 4 1522
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 66 20 7 2 1 1 2 89 3 1049
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 67 18 7 2 1 1 3 89 3 981
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 75 15 4 2 1 1 2 92 3 524
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 69 18 6 2 2 1 2 89 4 1309
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 68 18 6 3 1 1 2 89 4 803
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 69 18 6 2 2 1 2 90 4 965

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 31 12 6 3 9 2 76 11 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 19 32 18 16 13 3 0 52 30 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 29 18 19 14 3 0 47 34 1231
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 16 31 21 18 11 2 1 48 30 718
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 37 33 13 6 2 8 2 77 9 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 33 16 13 11 3 0 59 24 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 20 34 18 14 12 2 0 55 27 1030
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 23 32 17 13 13 2 0 57 26 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 29 31 18 10 7 5 1 63 18 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 35 14 15 12 1 0 59 27 1523
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 20 34 14 14 16 1 0 55 30 1048
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 32 14 13 15 1 0 58 28 981
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 36 13 7 4 6 1 74 12 523
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 35 17 12 9 1 0 60 22 1310
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 20 34 16 14 15 1 0 54 30 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 34 16 12 12 1 0 59 25 966

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 29 31 13 8 5 7 6 69 16 562
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 18 31 15 16 15 3 1 52 32 1320
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 26 17 18 20 2 1 43 40 1229
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 15 26 18 17 19 1 4 43 38 718
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 30 32 8 6 8 10 6 74 17 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 18 27 16 15 18 4 1 48 35 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 25 17 17 21 2 2 43 40 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 15 22 19 15 23 2 4 40 40 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 19 33 14 13 13 6 2 56 29 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 16 28 16 16 22 1 2 45 39 1522
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 23 17 18 26 1 2 37 45 1049
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 24 16 17 26 1 3 38 45 981
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 24 37 15 10 8 3 3 65 19 524
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 16 34 16 15 17 1 1 51 33 1311
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 25 16 17 28 1 1 37 46 801
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 10 26 14 20 25 1 4 38 47 964

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 33 38 14 6 2 6 1 76 9 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 20 37 21 11 6 4 0 60 18 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 17 36 23 12 9 3 0 55 21 1233
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 19 38 22 11 6 2 1 59 18 718

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 49 28 11 2 1 8 2 85 3 559
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 35 18 3 2 7 0 74 6 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 37 18 6 3 5 0 72 9 1231
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 39 15 3 3 5 1 78 7 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 55 25 12 3 1 4 1 84 4 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 33 15 3 2 7 1 78 6 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 37 15 4 3 5 1 77 7 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 35 16 4 2 4 0 77 7 807

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 54 32 8 2 0 3 0 90 3 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 43 13 4 1 3 0 81 6 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 44 15 5 3 2 0 75 9 1232
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 42 15 5 3 1 0 77 8 719
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 57 30 7 2 1 2 0 89 3 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 37 14 4 3 4 0 78 7 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 41 15 5 3 3 0 76 9 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 37 15 5 3 3 0 76 9 807
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 34 12 4 2 3 0 80 7 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 40 14 6 5 3 0 74 12 1525
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 40 17 7 7 3 0 68 14 1049
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 37 15 8 7 3 0 69 16 981

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 69 24 4 2 0 0 0 94 2 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 37 9 4 2 0 0 84 6 1319
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 42 11 6 4 0 0 78 11 1234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 37 44 9 6 5 0 0 81 10 718
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 73 21 4 1 0 0 0 95 1 285
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 49 34 9 4 3 1 0 84 7 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 40 9 6 5 0 0 80 10 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 38 11 5 5 0 0 79 9 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 58 29 8 3 1 0 0 87 4 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 40 10 5 5 0 0 80 10 1524
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 37 13 8 9 0 0 70 17 1049
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 35 12 8 8 0 0 72 16 978
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 38 6 2 2 1 0 89 5 523
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 41 11 6 5 0 0 77 12 1310
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 39 12 10 9 0 0 70 19 800
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 38 13 8 7 0 0 71 15 968

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 54 32 9 3 1 0 0 86 4 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 36 14 9 5 1 0 72 14 1318
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 33 19 11 8 0 0 62 20 1234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 32 18 8 9 0 0 65 17 718
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 57 31 8 2 1 0 0 88 4 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 35 15 9 5 1 0 72 14 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 38 16 10 8 0 0 66 18 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 33 18 10 9 1 0 63 19 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 33 13 4 4 1 0 78 9 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 33 17 9 7 0 0 67 17 1523
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 30 18 10 13 0 0 58 24 1050
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 30 17 10 10 0 0 62 20 976

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 53 34 8 3 1 0 0 87 4 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 38 14 10 5 1 0 71 15 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 36 17 12 8 0 0 63 19 1234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 35 16 11 7 0 0 66 18 719
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 55 31 10 4 1 0 0 86 4 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 37 15 9 5 1 0 71 14 1295
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 38 16 10 8 1 0 66 18 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 35 17 10 9 0 0 64 19 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 37 12 5 4 0 0 78 10 539
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 37 13 10 9 0 0 69 18 1525
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 31 16 12 13 0 0 58 26 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 31 14 12 10 0 0 63 22 975
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 37 9 5 3 0 0 84 8 523
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 39 12 10 6 0 0 71 17 1310
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 37 14 12 9 0 0 65 21 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 36 12 12 8 0 0 69 20 968

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 40 26 18 6 3 6 1 71 10 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 27 18 11 8 4 1 61 20 1320
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 31 19 10 10 3 0 59 21 1234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 29 18 8 7 3 2 66 16 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 42 30 13 6 2 4 2 77 9 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 27 18 11 8 4 1 62 20 1296
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 29 18 10 8 4 1 62 19 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 25 17 11 8 3 1 63 20 808
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 36 26 18 8 7 4 1 66 15 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 26 15 12 10 4 0 62 22 1525
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 25 18 12 10 5 1 57 23 1050
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 24 17 10 10 3 1 62 20 978
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 37 24 18 10 5 5 1 65 16 523
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 31 16 12 8 5 1 63 21 1309
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 28 19 9 9 5 2 60 20 802
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 27 14 11 7 2 3 65 19 966
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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 26 39 34 560
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 37 36 1322
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 39 35 1234
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 38 30 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 24 51 25 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 33 38 1294
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 37 35 1031
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 40 31 807
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 31 38 31 538
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 35 36 1525
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 25 40 35 1051
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 40 30 980

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 23 15 6 52 3 142
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 2 39 42 6 2 8 359
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 35 39 3 0 7 322
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 61 15 12 5 2 5 225
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 27 24 12 9999 38 70
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 2 44 35 10 9999 9 382
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 43 25 10 9999 6 292
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 53 17 14 9 9999 7 241
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 1 41 34 11 9999 14 168
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 3 34 38 11 9999 13 453
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 34 36 9 9999 8 268
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 58 16 13 8 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 6 94 561
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 19 81 1321
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 22 78 1231
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 18 82 716
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 8 92 286
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 18 82 1290
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 21 79 1029
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 20 80 807

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 71 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 53 245
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 44 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 47 126
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 52 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 47 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 156

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 32 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 57 245
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 60 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 61 126
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 61 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 62 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 68 156

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 7 245
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 126
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 6 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 156

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 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 0 245
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 0 126
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 0 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 0 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 0 156

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 4 245
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 3 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 6 126
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 4 214

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 13 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 245
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 6 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 126
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 4 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 8 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 156

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 4 263
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 2 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 5 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 4 156

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 38 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 247
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 44 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 125
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 38 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 44 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 40 157

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 22 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 247
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 125
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 32 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 157

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 33 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 247
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 125
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 27 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 157

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 50 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 247
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 125
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 157

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 19 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 247
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 27 125
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 28 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 157

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 60 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 60 247
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 59 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 125
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 72 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 55 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 54 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 157

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 24 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 247
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 125
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 157

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 37
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 2 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 0 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 0 157

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 14 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 247
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 6 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 7 125
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 7 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 6 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 4 157

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 247
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 125
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 14 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 14 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 157

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 29 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 247
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 49 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 125
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 40 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 157

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 25 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 26 247
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 125
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 157

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 15 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 247
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 15 125
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 157

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 48 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 56 246
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 55 264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 126
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 58 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 57 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 49 156

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 30 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 246
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 27 126
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 27 156

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 12 246
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 126
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 156

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 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 246
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 126
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 22 156

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 9 246
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 6 264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 7 126
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 156

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 6 246
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 7 126
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 156

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 13 246
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 126
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 18 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 156

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 13 246
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 126
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 22
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 156

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 36 37
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 246
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 264
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 21 126
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 21 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 214
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 156

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 23 34
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 233
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 235
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 117
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 15