2017 Public Service Employee Survey Results for Veterans Affairs Canada by Question 102. What is your current employee status?

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

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

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My Job

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 30 50 5 12 4 0 0 80 16 1716
2017 Term 49 45 2 4 0 0 0 94 4 159
2017 Casual 72 22 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 17
2017 Student 72 22 2 3 0 0 0 94 3 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 31 44 5 13 7 0 0 75 20 1512
2014 Term 43 44 2 9 3 0 0 87 12 54
2014 Casual 59 26 0 15 0 0 0 85 15 57
2014 Student 60 36 2 2 0 0 0 96 2 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 37 45 4 11 4 0 0 82 14 2733
2011 Term 46 42 5 5 1 0 0 88 7 150
2011 Casual 60 36 0 3 1 0 0 96 4 73
2011 Student 65 33 2 0 0 0 0 98 0 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 55 38 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 41 45 4 8 2 0 0 86 10 3051
2008 Seasonal 53 47 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2008 Term 46 44 2 6 2 0 0 90 8 198
2008 Casual 50 42 6 2 0 0 0 93 2 56
2008 Student 68 29 2 2 0 0 0 96 2 52

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 74 19 3 3 1 0 1 94 3 1706
2017 Term 85 11 1 1 1 1 1 97 2 159
2017 Casual 84 16 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 17
2017 Student 93 7 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 74 20 3 3 1 0 0 94 4 1513
2014 Term 75 20 2 2 1 0 0 95 3 54
2014 Casual 89 7 2 2 0 0 0 96 2 57
2014 Student 91 9 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 73 19 3 2 1 1 2 94 3 2728
2011 Term 71 21 2 3 0 0 2 95 3 150
2011 Casual 77 14 0 0 1 1 6 99 1 72
2011 Student 79 17 2 0 0 0 2 98 0 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 70 23 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 75 18 2 2 1 0 2 95 3 3047
2008 Seasonal 61 31 0 0 0 0 8 100 0 13
2008 Term 79 14 1 0 3 0 2 95 4 197
2008 Casual 78 12 0 2 0 0 8 98 2 56
2008 Student 80 18 2 0 0 0 0 98 0 53

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 70 18 4 5 2 0 1 89 7 1714
2017 Term 79 12 5 1 1 0 1 92 2 159
2017 Casual 89 6 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 17
2017 Student 87 12 2 0 0 0 0 98 0 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 66 20 5 5 2 0 1 87 8 1510
2014 Term 72 17 4 1 2 0 3 92 3 54
2014 Casual 78 9 2 10 1 0 0 87 11 57
2014 Student 71 11 2 11 0 0 5 86 12 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 66 18 4 5 2 0 4 88 8 2724
2011 Term 62 23 4 3 2 0 6 90 6 149
2011 Casual 57 15 3 3 1 0 22 91 5 73
2011 Student 64 21 2 2 0 2 9 95 2 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 62 0 8 14 16 0 0 62 30 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 70 16 3 5 2 0 3 89 8 3043
2008 Seasonal 39 25 0 9 0 0 27 88 12 12
2008 Term 75 10 2 4 1 0 7 91 6 198
2008 Casual 70 18 0 0 2 0 11 98 2 56
2008 Student 78 7 3 7 0 0 6 89 7 53

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 38 35 6 13 9 0 0 73 21 1714
2017 Term 53 32 4 8 3 0 0 85 11 159
2017 Casual 49 45 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 17
2017 Student 68 27 2 2 2 0 0 95 3 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 32 6 13 7 1 0 73 21 1510
2014 Term 43 34 7 3 13 0 0 77 16 54
2014 Casual 64 23 5 8 0 0 0 87 8 57
2014 Student 69 25 2 4 0 0 0 93 4 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 42 37 7 9 5 0 0 79 14 2718
2011 Term 39 44 7 8 1 0 1 84 10 150
2011 Casual 53 33 10 1 1 0 1 87 3 73
2011 Student 62 29 4 2 2 0 0 91 4 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 39 38 8 8 0 0 8 83 8 13

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 18 42 11 19 10 0 0 60 29 1711
2017 Term 26 40 9 15 9 0 0 66 25 159
2017 Casual 34 26 17 22 0 0 0 60 22 17
2017 Student 40 37 6 14 3 0 0 77 17 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 17 36 11 21 15 0 0 53 36 1513
2014 Term 27 33 20 12 7 0 0 60 19 54
2014 Casual 9 65 2 23 1 0 0 74 24 57
2014 Student 43 25 22 7 2 0 0 69 9 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 39 14 14 8 0 1 64 22 2733
2011 Term 33 35 11 15 5 0 1 69 21 150
2011 Casual 33 43 13 8 1 0 3 78 9 73
2011 Student 33 34 13 12 4 0 4 70 17 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 61 31 0 0 8 0 0 92 8 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 25 44 11 13 6 0 1 69 19 3044
2008 Seasonal 45 22 17 8 8 0 0 67 17 13
2008 Term 33 38 10 13 5 0 1 72 18 196
2008 Casual 36 36 10 8 9 0 2 73 18 56
2008 Student 57 26 14 0 2 0 0 84 2 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 41 8 8 3 0 0 81 11 1713
2017 Term 43 33 14 6 3 0 0 76 10 159
2017 Casual 51 22 12 0 16 0 0 73 16 17
2017 Student 21 38 16 12 9 0 3 61 22 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 36 10 8 5 0 0 76 14 1513
2014 Term 41 43 10 6 0 0 0 84 6 54
2014 Casual 43 31 17 5 4 0 0 75 8 57
2014 Student 31 41 16 11 0 0 0 73 11 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 42 36 9 7 4 0 0 79 11 2724
2011 Term 48 32 14 5 1 0 0 80 6 149
2011 Casual 50 26 19 4 1 0 0 76 6 72
2011 Student 29 24 32 10 2 0 2 55 13 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 92 8 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 41 39 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 3048
2008 Seasonal 37 38 17 0 0 0 8 82 0 13
2008 Term 43 34 10 9 5 0 0 76 14 198
2008 Casual 25 51 17 2 2 0 3 79 4 56
2008 Student 27 42 23 3 5 0 0 69 8 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 47 37 5 7 3 0 0 84 11 1713
2017 Term 49 35 8 6 3 0 0 83 9 159
2017 Casual 73 12 6 0 0 9 0 93 0 17
2017 Student 38 33 14 11 3 0 2 71 14 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 45 36 7 7 5 0 0 81 12 1511
2014 Term 52 37 6 3 2 0 0 89 5 54
2014 Casual 55 30 4 6 4 0 0 86 11 57
2014 Student 48 31 15 5 0 0 0 79 5 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 47 37 6 6 4 0 0 84 10 2732
2011 Term 47 35 11 4 3 0 0 82 7 150
2011 Casual 48 21 19 7 3 0 1 71 10 73
2011 Student 32 36 21 8 2 0 0 68 10 47
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 92 8 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 47 39 6 5 3 0 0 86 8 3052
2008 Seasonal 37 30 17 8 0 8 0 73 9 13
2008 Term 43 35 8 7 8 0 0 77 15 198
2008 Casual 36 43 11 7 2 0 1 80 9 56
2008 Student 36 43 12 4 6 0 0 79 9 53

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 42 36 7 11 4 0 0 78 15 1713
2017 Term 50 35 8 5 1 0 1 86 6 157
2017 Casual 71 11 12 6 0 0 0 82 6 17
2017 Student 69 25 5 2 0 0 0 94 2 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 39 38 7 10 6 0 0 77 15 1513
2014 Term 49 32 9 9 1 0 0 81 10 54
2014 Casual 69 19 6 6 0 0 0 88 6 56
2014 Student 55 34 9 2 0 0 0 89 2 28

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 39 34 8 10 9 0 0 73 19 1715
2017 Term 61 26 3 7 1 1 0 88 8 159
2017 Casual 56 33 6 0 0 0 6 94 0 17
2017 Student 60 21 12 5 0 0 2 83 5 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 34 31 11 13 10 0 0 65 24 1512
2014 Term 44 29 16 7 3 0 0 73 10 54
2014 Casual 58 16 6 17 1 0 1 75 19 57
2014 Student 55 28 9 0 0 5 5 90 0 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 37 35 11 9 7 1 1 73 16 2728
2011 Term 41 31 16 8 1 1 2 74 10 150
2011 Casual 49 28 10 4 1 1 7 84 5 73
2011 Student 48 36 10 0 2 0 4 87 2 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 39 23 14 0 23 0 0 62 23 13

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 30 21 11 12 16 1 8 56 31 1716
2017 Term 35 15 16 9 7 6 13 61 20 158
2017 Casual 34 6 0 12 17 6 27 58 42 17
2017 Student 24 18 15 6 5 3 29 62 16 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 33 23 9 10 16 1 8 62 28 1513
2014 Term 24 30 26 9 5 5 1 58 14 54
2014 Casual 20 27 19 2 3 1 28 66 8 57
2014 Student 29 19 18 0 5 0 29 68 6 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 35 23 9 12 14 1 7 63 27 2728
2011 Term 41 29 7 5 4 6 9 81 10 148
2011 Casual 48 21 8 2 3 1 16 84 6 72
2011 Student 47 12 14 2 2 6 16 76 5 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 16 0 0 0 22 0 62 41 59 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 37 25 8 11 11 1 7 68 24 3048
2008 Seasonal 47 31 8 5 0 0 8 85 6 13
2008 Term 49 21 5 6 6 2 11 80 14 197
2008 Casual 29 28 6 7 4 3 22 77 14 56
2008 Student 37 18 10 3 2 6 23 79 7 53

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 35 44 8 8 4 0 0 80 12 1715
2017 Term 47 38 5 6 3 0 0 85 10 159
2017 Casual 62 17 6 6 9 0 0 78 16 17
2017 Student 29 36 19 7 9 0 0 64 16 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 29 40 11 11 8 0 0 70 19 1513
2014 Term 35 53 11 1 0 0 0 88 1 54
2014 Casual 49 43 5 3 0 0 0 92 3 57
2014 Student 20 55 16 7 2 0 0 75 10 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 38 38 10 9 5 0 0 76 14 2721
2011 Term 46 36 11 3 3 1 0 83 6 150
2011 Casual 57 26 11 1 3 1 0 84 4 73
2011 Student 34 37 23 4 2 0 0 71 6 47
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 77 8 8 0 8 0 0 84 8 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 42 41 8 6 3 0 0 83 9 3026
2008 Seasonal 37 30 33 0 0 0 0 67 0 13
2008 Term 45 32 11 9 3 0 0 77 11 198
2008 Casual 36 55 5 0 3 1 0 92 3 56
2008 Student 37 42 16 3 2 0 0 80 5 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 34 16 14 12 0 0 58 26 1714
2017 Term 30 37 16 10 8 1 0 67 18 158
2017 Casual 62 17 6 16 0 0 0 79 16 17
2017 Student 38 36 11 11 3 2 0 75 14 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 20 31 18 15 15 0 0 51 31 1513
2014 Term 17 43 31 9 0 0 0 60 9 54
2014 Casual 26 51 17 5 1 0 0 77 7 57
2014 Student 34 57 2 7 0 0 0 91 7 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 19 36 18 15 11 0 0 56 26 2732
2011 Term 30 32 21 6 8 1 1 64 15 150
2011 Casual 36 33 23 4 1 3 0 70 6 73
2011 Student 39 42 15 4 0 0 0 81 4 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 31 23 16 14 16 0 0 55 30 13

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 28 41 13 12 6 0 0 69 18 1713
2017 Term 42 37 9 10 2 0 0 80 12 159
2017 Casual 45 33 6 0 16 0 0 78 16 17
2017 Student 35 38 15 9 3 0 0 73 12 66

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 41 41 9 5 4 0 0 83 8 1714
2017 Term 54 36 5 4 2 0 0 90 6 158
2017 Casual 56 29 0 0 9 6 0 90 10 17
2017 Student 48 40 11 2 0 0 0 88 2 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 34 35 15 9 6 1 0 70 15 1513
2014 Term 39 48 11 0 1 0 0 87 1 53
2014 Casual 55 38 5 1 1 0 0 93 2 57
2014 Student 48 45 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 34 43 12 6 4 1 0 78 10 2732
2011 Term 51 27 13 6 2 0 1 79 8 149
2011 Casual 50 34 14 0 1 1 0 84 1 72
2011 Student 48 34 12 2 2 2 0 83 4 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 86 8 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 48 38 8 4 2 0 0 87 6 3042
2008 Seasonal 45 47 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2008 Term 52 35 8 3 1 1 0 88 4 198
2008 Casual 49 35 9 4 2 1 0 85 6 56
2008 Student 53 32 14 2 0 0 0 85 2 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 37 13 13 11 0 0 63 24 1714
2017 Term 33 41 15 6 5 1 0 74 11 159
2017 Casual 51 28 6 9 6 0 0 79 16 17
2017 Student 53 25 12 9 0 0 0 78 9 66

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 56 33 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 1713
2017 Term 62 27 9 1 1 0 0 89 2 159
2017 Casual 45 33 6 6 9 0 0 78 16 17
2017 Student 46 36 12 6 0 0 0 81 6 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 59 26 8 4 3 0 0 86 7 1513
2014 Term 73 23 3 0 1 0 0 96 1 54
2014 Casual 80 14 5 1 0 0 0 94 1 57
2014 Student 50 36 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 61 29 6 2 1 0 0 90 4 2725
2011 Term 70 27 3 1 0 0 0 96 1 150
2011 Casual 69 24 3 3 1 0 0 93 4 73
2011 Student 47 40 11 0 2 0 0 87 2 47
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 84 16 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 25 37 12 15 11 0 0 62 26 1713
2017 Term 35 32 16 10 6 0 1 67 17 158
2017 Casual 45 17 27 0 6 6 0 65 7 17
2017 Student 29 35 13 14 8 0 2 64 22 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 20 35 11 16 18 0 0 55 34 1511
2014 Term 26 46 18 7 3 0 0 72 10 54
2014 Casual 18 48 12 5 4 0 13 77 10 57
2014 Student 27 57 7 7 0 0 2 86 8 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 39 13 13 9 0 0 65 22 2721
2011 Term 27 34 21 6 6 1 5 65 12 147
2011 Casual 28 22 31 8 1 0 9 56 11 73
2011 Student 35 29 26 9 2 0 0 64 11 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 47 16 22 8 8 0 0 62 16 13

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 28 34 15 13 11 0 0 62 23 1714
2017 Term 39 31 17 8 4 1 0 71 13 159
2017 Casual 51 22 21 0 6 0 0 73 6 17
2017 Student 29 49 9 6 5 0 2 79 11 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 31 15 14 15 0 0 55 30 1514
2014 Term 26 42 20 8 2 2 0 69 10 54
2014 Casual 26 43 24 2 4 0 1 70 6 57
2014 Student 38 45 11 5 0 0 0 84 5 28

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 28 37 13 12 10 0 0 65 22 1714
2017 Term 44 35 11 7 3 0 0 79 10 159
2017 Casual 51 22 21 6 0 0 0 73 6 17
2017 Student 46 35 11 6 0 0 2 83 6 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 25 30 15 16 13 0 0 55 29 1511
2014 Term 35 47 10 8 0 0 0 82 8 54
2014 Casual 33 47 19 1 0 0 0 80 1 57
2014 Student 47 46 4 2 0 0 0 93 2 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 31 40 12 11 6 0 0 71 17 2721
2011 Term 46 32 14 7 1 0 0 78 8 150
2011 Casual 38 46 13 1 1 0 0 84 3 73
2011 Student 54 36 6 0 0 2 2 94 0 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 55 22 16 0 8 0 0 77 8 13

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 39 40 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 1714
2017 Term 58 30 8 2 2 0 0 89 4 159
2017 Casual 56 22 6 0 16 0 0 78 16 17
2017 Student 40 40 5 15 0 0 0 81 15 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 38 35 11 10 5 0 0 74 15 1509
2014 Term 51 48 0 1 0 0 0 99 1 54
2014 Casual 58 39 1 0 2 0 0 97 2 56
2014 Student 61 31 7 1 0 0 0 93 1 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 42 39 8 7 4 0 0 82 10 2734
2011 Term 55 33 7 2 2 1 0 89 4 150
2011 Casual 62 28 7 1 1 0 0 90 3 73
2011 Student 48 38 11 4 0 0 0 85 4 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 84 16 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 48 39 7 4 2 0 0 87 6 3053
2008 Seasonal 53 30 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 13
2008 Term 52 32 10 4 2 0 0 84 6 198
2008 Casual 51 42 5 2 0 0 0 93 2 56
2008 Student 53 35 9 3 0 0 0 88 3 53

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 23 30 19 14 12 0 1 54 27 1712
2017 Term 42 35 11 9 1 1 1 78 11 159
2017 Casual 72 12 11 0 0 0 6 89 0 17
2017 Student 63 35 2 0 0 0 0 98 0 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 23 25 22 11 16 0 1 49 28 1513
2014 Term 32 48 9 3 7 0 2 81 10 54
2014 Casual 39 31 23 4 0 0 3 72 4 57
2014 Student 42 45 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 29 28 21 11 10 0 1 57 22 2725
2011 Term 45 35 14 3 1 0 1 81 5 150
2011 Casual 66 32 2 0 0 0 0 98 0 72
2011 Student 61 27 12 0 0 0 0 88 0 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 31 23 16 14 8 0 8 59 24 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 31 22 11 8 0 1 58 19 3051
2008 Seasonal 67 33 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2008 Term 44 34 14 5 2 0 1 79 7 198
2008 Casual 50 30 15 4 0 0 2 81 4 56
2008 Student 49 34 11 0 2 0 3 86 2 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 18 29 34 13 5 0 2 19 47 1709
2017 Term 9 20 30 19 15 1 6 37 31 158
2017 Casual 18 18 23 12 11 10 7 28 44 16
2017 Student 3 11 36 21 25 0 5 48 15 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 22 32 32 10 3 0 1 13 55 1513
2014 Term 11 18 34 20 6 9 1 29 33 54
2014 Casual 7 12 31 29 14 6 0 47 20 57
2014 Student 7 21 22 25 20 0 5 48 29 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 20 31 29 11 6 1 2 18 52 2716
2011 Term 10 20 26 20 17 2 5 39 33 147
2011 Casual 7 22 23 29 11 0 7 44 31 70
2011 Student 4 6 38 19 25 0 9 47 11 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 8 8 30 23 16 0 16 46 18 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 12 30 35 15 6 1 2 21 43 3033
2008 Seasonal 0 9 24 18 27 0 22 58 12 12
2008 Term 7 24 28 23 14 1 4 39 32 192
2008 Casual 3 21 38 21 16 0 0 38 24 56
2008 Student 6 16 37 25 11 0 5 38 23 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 13 23 32 18 10 2 2 29 37 1708
2017 Term 8 15 27 19 23 3 5 46 25 156
2017 Casual 13 13 12 26 12 17 7 49 35 15
2017 Student 0 11 22 28 33 0 6 64 12 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 28 29 12 4 1 1 16 54 1508
2014 Term 8 29 36 13 11 0 3 25 38 53
2014 Casual 8 12 30 9 31 9 1 45 22 56
2014 Student 7 7 22 41 18 0 5 62 15 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 17 23 28 17 9 3 3 27 43 2712
2011 Term 12 17 25 16 18 7 5 38 33 145
2011 Casual 7 8 23 24 20 6 13 53 19 71
2011 Student 6 2 23 23 35 4 6 65 9 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 23 8 14 16 23 8 8 46 37 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 9 19 31 24 12 2 3 38 29 3023
2008 Seasonal 8 0 8 22 25 17 20 74 13 13
2008 Term 11 13 23 19 19 6 10 45 28 191
2008 Casual 11 12 31 22 15 9 1 41 25 55
2008 Student 0 9 23 22 33 3 9 63 11 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 17 25 32 15 7 1 3 24 43 1708
2017 Term 8 13 31 15 22 2 9 42 24 156
2017 Casual 24 26 38 6 0 0 7 7 53 15
2017 Student 6 15 33 19 18 3 6 40 24 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 28 23 27 12 5 2 3 18 54 1508
2014 Term 12 23 29 11 9 10 7 23 41 54
2014 Casual 8 28 18 10 34 1 1 45 37 57
2014 Student 11 14 25 19 27 0 5 48 26 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 21 24 28 13 7 2 4 21 49 2714
2011 Term 16 24 19 14 12 6 10 31 46 146
2011 Casual 10 14 22 20 10 13 12 39 31 71
2011 Student 4 15 23 23 29 2 4 56 20 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 16 0 30 23 16 0 16 46 18 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 16 26 29 16 7 2 4 25 44 3027
2008 Seasonal 9 9 45 6 0 9 22 8 26 12
2008 Term 13 18 26 17 14 5 7 35 36 192
2008 Casual 4 18 28 17 12 19 2 36 28 55
2008 Student 5 8 22 28 15 8 14 55 17 52

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 13 21 33 21 9 1 2 31 35 1699
2017 Term 4 6 20 31 29 2 7 67 11 157
2017 Casual 6 0 35 24 12 10 12 47 8 16
2017 Student 3 3 25 15 46 0 8 66 7 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 19 31 18 6 1 2 24 44 1500
2014 Term 6 10 42 17 13 0 12 34 19 54
2014 Casual 4 4 28 26 32 0 6 62 9 57
2014 Student 9 7 12 41 27 0 5 71 16 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 16 20 32 19 8 1 3 28 38 2703
2011 Term 7 13 27 21 21 2 9 47 23 147
2011 Casual 3 6 26 23 20 10 12 56 11 69
2011 Student 2 4 6 34 43 4 6 86 7 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 23 22 0 23 23 0 8 51 49 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 9 18 35 24 10 1 3 35 29 3023
2008 Seasonal 9 0 36 33 0 0 22 42 12 12
2008 Term 8 11 25 25 19 3 9 51 21 190
2008 Casual 6 9 22 32 17 9 5 57 18 55
2008 Student 0 2 19 31 41 0 6 77 2 52

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 26 26 13 8 1 2 21 52 1709
2017 Term 5 16 22 19 26 3 8 51 24 156
2017 Casual 0 12 30 25 19 0 13 51 14 15
2017 Student 5 8 16 14 40 8 9 65 15 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 37 26 24 8 4 1 1 12 63 1512
2014 Term 11 34 26 16 7 2 4 25 48 54
2014 Casual 6 14 22 14 37 2 5 55 21 57
2014 Student 7 5 21 29 25 5 9 63 13 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 29 26 24 11 7 1 2 18 57 2712
2011 Term 14 19 20 16 19 3 9 40 38 146
2011 Casual 8 7 25 26 18 3 14 53 18 73
2011 Student 4 4 24 24 36 0 9 65 9 47
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 8 8 16 38 23 0 8 66 17 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 17 25 30 17 8 1 3 26 44 3031
2008 Seasonal 0 9 42 36 0 0 13 42 10 12
2008 Term 9 16 27 16 20 2 9 41 29 192
2008 Casual 2 13 20 31 16 6 11 57 18 55
2008 Student 2 4 17 38 23 3 13 73 7 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 13 21 30 21 10 3 3 32 36 1707
2017 Term 8 16 22 22 21 3 9 48 27 157
2017 Casual 6 32 7 12 6 23 13 29 60 15
2017 Student 5 18 14 11 30 13 9 53 29 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 16 19 29 22 9 1 4 33 37 1509
2014 Term 11 20 29 21 8 7 5 33 35 54
2014 Casual 15 12 24 7 24 12 6 38 32 56
2014 Student 20 5 13 28 21 9 5 56 28 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 12 20 28 23 12 2 4 37 33 2697
2011 Term 17 19 19 17 14 8 7 36 42 147
2011 Casual 9 18 31 8 14 11 9 27 34 71
2011 Student 10 17 13 17 35 4 4 56 30 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 8 16 14 16 23 0 23 51 31 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 11 22 28 21 12 2 3 35 36 3020
2008 Seasonal 9 18 15 18 9 18 13 39 39 12
2008 Term 12 23 19 19 15 5 8 38 40 193
2008 Casual 3 23 30 13 8 17 7 27 34 55
2008 Student 7 4 21 23 26 6 12 60 14 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 20 28 33 12 6 1 1 17 49 1707
2017 Term 10 13 35 20 12 5 5 35 25 157
2017 Casual 17 33 31 13 0 0 7 14 53 15
2017 Student 5 15 31 23 21 0 5 46 21 64
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 27 31 12 4 1 2 16 52 1505
2014 Term 10 23 42 11 6 2 5 19 36 54
2014 Casual 8 30 9 10 35 1 7 49 41 56
2014 Student 7 18 23 28 14 2 9 46 28 28
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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 Indeterminate (permanent) 74 12 5 3 2 0 3 89 5 1713
2017 Term 77 8 3 3 3 1 6 91 6 159
2017 Casual 89 11 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 17
2017 Student 85 9 1 2 0 2 2 97 2 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 72 15 5 3 2 0 3 89 5 1514
2014 Term 74 18 5 2 0 0 2 94 2 54
2014 Casual 68 17 3 5 0 1 6 92 5 57
2014 Student 63 9 7 7 9 0 5 76 16 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 72 15 4 3 2 0 3 90 6 2725
2011 Term 68 18 3 4 1 3 4 91 5 150
2011 Casual 71 7 3 1 5 2 10 89 8 73
2011 Student 66 13 8 0 2 0 11 89 2 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 62 0 8 22 8 0 0 62 30 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 72 13 4 3 3 0 5 89 6 3049
2008 Seasonal 44 31 8 0 0 8 8 90 0 13
2008 Term 75 12 5 2 3 0 4 90 5 197
2008 Casual 62 18 5 2 4 1 8 88 6 56
2008 Student 70 11 7 3 2 3 4 87 5 52

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 31 16 11 12 5 2 58 25 1713
2017 Term 38 26 12 7 7 5 5 71 16 159
2017 Casual 44 12 15 0 6 6 17 73 8 17
2017 Student 43 14 12 6 3 14 7 73 12 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 28 18 11 11 4 2 57 24 1511
2014 Term 26 31 18 9 3 12 0 65 14 54
2014 Casual 23 24 21 3 0 3 27 67 4 57
2014 Student 39 28 13 0 9 4 7 75 10 28

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 39 30 9 11 10 0 0 70 21 1715
2017 Term 49 24 10 7 8 1 0 74 15 159
2017 Casual 57 0 26 6 6 0 6 60 12 17
2017 Student 57 29 0 9 3 2 0 87 13 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 37 32 10 10 11 1 0 69 21 1513
2014 Term 40 37 13 9 1 0 0 77 10 53
2014 Casual 54 18 3 11 1 13 0 83 14 57
2014 Student 46 31 7 16 0 0 0 77 16 28

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 35 13 15 8 1 0 62 24 1713
2017 Term 37 38 7 10 6 1 1 77 16 159
2017 Casual 61 6 0 16 6 0 12 75 25 17
2017 Student 49 23 7 13 3 5 0 76 17 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 23 40 14 13 8 2 1 65 21 1513
2014 Term 28 47 11 9 3 2 0 77 13 54
2014 Casual 28 40 7 7 1 13 4 82 10 57
2014 Student 40 28 9 18 5 0 0 69 22 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 37 14 14 7 2 1 65 21 2735
2011 Term 30 33 12 12 9 3 2 67 21 149
2011 Casual 32 37 21 3 4 1 1 71 7 73
2011 Student 31 36 17 12 4 0 0 67 16 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 47 31 6 8 8 0 0 78 16 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 39 12 14 6 2 1 67 20 3054
2008 Seasonal 37 22 17 25 0 0 0 59 25 13
2008 Term 30 31 17 15 5 2 1 63 20 198
2008 Casual 24 49 10 4 5 7 2 80 10 55
2008 Student 44 27 16 8 2 3 0 73 10 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 22 29 16 14 9 9 0 56 26 1715
2017 Term 18 26 20 11 4 20 0 56 19 158
2017 Casual 33 23 15 6 0 11 12 73 8 17
2017 Student 43 12 6 9 4 24 2 74 18 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 22 27 19 11 10 8 3 55 24 1512
2014 Term 19 30 20 9 4 17 0 59 17 54
2014 Casual 28 37 11 3 3 17 3 80 6 57
2014 Student 43 9 7 11 9 18 3 65 26 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 28 17 13 9 6 1 58 23 2724
2011 Term 28 24 13 13 13 8 2 57 28 147
2011 Casual 32 30 10 10 6 9 4 71 18 73
2011 Student 29 27 15 11 8 8 2 62 21 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 31 23 14 8 8 8 8 65 18 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 29 29 15 12 8 6 1 62 22 3048
2008 Seasonal 37 22 0 17 17 8 0 64 36 13
2008 Term 24 26 16 11 9 10 3 58 24 198
2008 Casual 23 27 17 6 8 16 2 61 18 55
2008 Student 40 18 9 14 0 18 2 72 17 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 8 19 17 22 16 17 2 33 47 1712
2017 Term 11 16 17 16 8 28 4 40 36 158
2017 Casual 22 12 32 6 0 17 12 47 9 17
2017 Student 27 8 11 10 12 30 2 51 33 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 10 20 18 19 18 13 2 35 43 1514
2014 Term 11 19 17 23 8 23 0 39 40 54
2014 Casual 7 13 17 8 7 45 3 40 29 57
2014 Student 32 9 2 23 14 16 5 51 46 28

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 41 37 9 9 5 0 0 78 13 1711
2017 Term 55 30 6 6 2 0 0 86 8 158
2017 Casual 46 22 6 15 6 0 6 72 22 17
2017 Student 62 27 3 3 0 3 2 94 3 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 36 40 8 11 4 0 0 77 15 1512
2014 Term 44 42 5 8 1 0 0 85 9 54
2014 Casual 70 19 5 3 0 0 3 92 3 57
2014 Student 59 13 16 7 5 0 0 72 11 28
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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 Indeterminate (permanent) 36 34 11 10 8 0 0 70 18 1715
2017 Term 41 33 13 4 7 1 1 75 11 159
2017 Casual 62 20 6 12 0 0 0 83 12 17
2017 Student 50 23 8 12 3 2 2 76 16 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 41 32 10 9 8 0 0 73 17 1514
2014 Term 43 31 13 3 2 9 0 81 5 54
2014 Casual 49 17 7 13 0 12 2 77 15 57
2014 Student 52 34 10 5 0 0 0 86 5 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 33 36 14 10 7 0 0 69 17 2732
2011 Term 38 32 20 3 5 1 2 72 8 150
2011 Casual 39 39 15 3 1 0 3 81 4 73
2011 Student 52 27 14 7 0 0 0 79 7 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 39 22 8 16 8 0 8 66 25 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 34 36 12 11 7 1 0 70 18 3053
2008 Seasonal 47 23 22 0 8 0 0 70 8 13
2008 Term 32 37 17 10 4 0 0 69 14 198
2008 Casual 27 45 14 9 2 2 2 74 12 55
2008 Student 32 42 11 10 6 0 0 74 16 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 44 29 11 8 6 2 0 74 14 1715
2017 Term 52 26 10 4 3 3 1 82 7 159
2017 Casual 56 27 6 6 0 0 6 88 6 17
2017 Student 67 19 8 5 2 0 0 86 6 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 46 26 11 7 7 2 1 74 14 1512
2014 Term 64 22 3 8 0 2 2 89 8 54
2014 Casual 74 17 5 2 0 0 2 93 2 57
2014 Student 63 25 7 0 0 0 5 92 0 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 33 13 8 5 2 0 74 13 2728
2011 Term 43 33 11 6 3 4 1 79 10 150
2011 Casual 46 36 10 1 3 3 1 86 4 72
2011 Student 66 21 9 2 0 2 0 89 2 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 39 30 16 0 8 0 8 75 8 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 41 31 12 8 5 2 0 74 14 3053
2008 Seasonal 45 25 17 5 8 0 0 70 14 13
2008 Term 37 39 10 5 3 4 1 81 8 198
2008 Casual 34 44 15 2 0 5 0 83 2 55
2008 Student 57 28 9 3 0 2 0 87 3 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 32 9 10 8 0 0 73 18 1712
2017 Term 47 35 7 5 5 1 0 82 10 159
2017 Casual 61 16 12 6 0 6 0 82 6 17
2017 Student 62 16 12 6 2 0 2 80 8 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 43 29 10 10 8 0 0 72 18 1514
2014 Term 58 24 12 2 2 2 0 84 3 54
2014 Casual 59 30 7 2 0 0 2 91 2 57
2014 Student 66 16 18 0 0 0 0 82 0 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 36 37 10 9 7 0 0 74 16 2724
2011 Term 40 41 10 5 3 1 1 82 8 149
2011 Casual 50 30 12 0 4 1 1 83 4 73
2011 Student 60 21 10 4 0 4 0 85 4 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 30 23 16 16 8 0 8 58 25 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 34 10 10 6 1 0 75 16 3053
2008 Seasonal 39 23 33 5 0 0 0 62 5 13
2008 Term 38 37 10 10 4 1 0 76 14 198
2008 Casual 42 40 14 2 2 0 0 82 4 55
2008 Student 49 31 10 5 4 0 0 80 9 52

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 82 9 4 1 2 0 2 93 3 1714
2017 Term 83 10 3 1 1 0 3 95 1 159
2017 Casual 94 0 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 17
2017 Student 94 3 3 0 0 0 0 97 0 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 81 9 4 2 2 0 3 93 4 1512
2014 Term 84 9 1 2 0 0 4 97 2 53
2014 Casual 90 6 2 1 0 0 0 96 1 57
2014 Student 80 5 2 5 9 0 0 84 14 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 79 12 3 2 2 0 3 93 4 2720
2011 Term 77 19 1 0 1 1 2 98 1 149
2011 Casual 81 12 3 3 1 0 0 93 4 73
2011 Student 88 8 0 0 2 0 2 98 2 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 55 8 16 0 14 0 8 68 15 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 81 8 3 2 2 0 4 93 4 3051
2008 Seasonal 86 8 0 0 0 6 0 100 0 13
2008 Term 85 8 3 1 3 0 1 93 4 198
2008 Casual 80 11 4 2 0 0 3 94 2 55
2008 Student 81 8 7 0 2 3 0 91 2 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 52 25 6 6 5 3 2 81 12 1710
2017 Term 65 15 5 4 3 5 4 87 7 159
2017 Casual 61 12 6 0 0 0 21 92 0 17
2017 Student 78 9 2 2 2 2 6 95 3 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 56 20 7 6 7 2 2 79 13 1514
2014 Term 44 29 0 6 12 3 5 80 20 54
2014 Casual 70 7 2 1 1 6 13 95 3 57
2014 Student 79 7 0 0 0 2 12 100 0 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 47 26 8 7 6 2 5 79 13 2724
2011 Term 48 24 9 5 3 3 8 81 9 149
2011 Casual 45 26 4 5 3 4 12 85 10 73
2011 Student 62 23 11 0 0 0 4 89 0 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 55 0 16 0 6 0 23 71 8 13

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 53 24 8 8 6 0 0 78 14 1711
2017 Term 64 20 6 5 3 1 1 85 9 159
2017 Casual 67 12 0 9 6 0 6 83 17 17
2017 Student 71 13 9 3 2 0 2 86 5 66

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 55 23 11 5 6 1 0 79 10 1713
2017 Term 66 23 6 2 3 1 0 90 5 159
2017 Casual 82 6 6 6 0 0 0 88 6 17
2017 Student 76 12 8 5 0 0 0 88 5 66

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 49 25 9 9 8 0 0 74 17 1707
2017 Term 64 23 5 5 3 0 0 87 8 158
2017 Casual 67 6 20 6 0 0 0 73 6 17
2017 Student 69 20 9 2 0 0 0 89 2 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 50 24 11 8 8 0 0 74 16 1512
2014 Term 64 19 8 8 2 0 0 83 9 53
2014 Casual 78 11 7 1 0 1 1 91 1 57
2014 Student 86 12 2 0 0 0 0 98 0 28
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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 Indeterminate (permanent) 25 34 15 12 5 4 5 65 19 339
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 32 29 15 10 8 1 5 65 19 305

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 25 33 17 10 7 8 0 63 19 1714
2017 Term 48 25 10 4 3 11 1 82 7 159
2017 Casual 48 17 17 6 0 6 6 73 7 17
2017 Student 63 25 6 2 0 5 0 92 2 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 14 25 23 14 15 9 0 43 32 1514
2014 Term 37 33 17 9 2 2 0 71 11 54
2014 Casual 42 35 14 2 3 4 0 81 5 57
2014 Student 52 20 7 7 5 5 5 80 12 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 18 30 23 12 10 7 1 51 24 2728
2011 Term 26 37 17 7 3 9 1 69 12 149
2011 Casual 25 38 13 3 3 16 3 77 7 71
2011 Student 33 44 15 4 0 4 0 80 4 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 45 16 23 8 8 0 0 61 16 13

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 21 32 18 17 10 2 0 54 28 1713
2017 Term 41 36 8 7 5 3 1 79 12 159
2017 Casual 43 22 11 6 6 6 6 73 14 17
2017 Student 53 33 7 6 0 0 0 87 6 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 10 22 21 21 23 3 0 33 45 1513
2014 Term 28 35 19 12 5 0 0 64 17 54
2014 Casual 41 29 12 2 4 13 0 80 6 57
2014 Student 50 21 2 13 5 5 5 78 20 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 14 28 22 19 15 2 0 43 34 2716
2011 Term 32 27 23 9 5 3 1 62 14 150
2011 Casual 40 31 16 5 4 4 0 74 10 73
2011 Student 39 44 10 2 0 4 0 87 2 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 39 30 8 16 8 0 0 69 23 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 23 35 17 13 9 3 0 60 22 3044
2008 Seasonal 14 44 8 8 0 25 0 78 11 13
2008 Term 30 32 16 8 5 9 1 68 14 197
2008 Casual 24 33 17 8 4 11 4 67 14 55
2008 Student 50 32 8 5 0 2 3 86 5 52

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 13 27 19 22 14 6 0 42 38 1713
2017 Term 26 34 16 9 7 7 1 65 17 158
2017 Casual 43 6 28 6 6 6 6 55 14 17
2017 Student 39 29 14 7 3 6 2 74 11 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 6 18 21 24 27 4 0 26 52 1512
2014 Term 22 30 8 21 8 10 0 58 33 54
2014 Casual 37 23 13 7 5 14 0 70 14 57
2014 Student 46 13 11 16 5 5 5 65 23 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 8 27 22 22 14 6 0 37 39 2722
2011 Term 22 24 27 9 10 9 1 50 21 150
2011 Casual 19 32 21 4 4 19 1 64 10 72
2011 Student 29 32 17 4 0 17 0 74 5 47
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 17 42 17 0 17 0 8 64 18 12
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 12 34 19 19 10 6 0 49 31 3050
2008 Seasonal 14 36 25 0 0 17 8 67 0 13
2008 Term 20 33 20 10 6 11 0 59 18 198
2008 Casual 16 39 16 6 6 17 1 66 14 55
2008 Student 36 39 16 6 0 2 2 77 7 51

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 18 29 18 15 14 5 0 50 31 1712
2017 Term 37 30 14 6 6 6 0 72 13 159
2017 Casual 37 22 23 0 6 6 6 67 7 17
2017 Student 46 19 18 10 5 2 0 67 15 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 9 20 19 18 28 6 0 31 48 1513
2014 Term 25 23 18 12 7 14 0 57 23 54
2014 Casual 37 21 15 2 4 20 0 73 8 57
2014 Student 41 16 18 7 9 5 5 63 17 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 13 28 20 17 14 7 0 44 34 2724
2011 Term 25 33 14 11 9 7 1 62 22 150
2011 Casual 24 36 19 6 3 13 0 69 9 73
2011 Student 31 41 9 13 0 6 0 77 13 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 25 42 8 8 17 0 0 67 25 12
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 19 34 17 13 9 8 0 58 24 3050
2008 Seasonal 23 28 17 8 0 25 0 67 11 13
2008 Term 22 33 18 8 5 13 0 64 15 198
2008 Casual 18 37 15 7 5 18 0 68 14 55
2008 Student 50 28 14 5 0 2 2 80 5 52

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 13 30 16 22 16 3 0 45 39 1710
2017 Term 29 33 14 15 4 4 0 65 20 159
2017 Casual 37 33 6 0 12 6 6 80 13 17
2017 Student 43 30 15 9 0 3 0 75 9 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 7 21 17 25 28 2 0 28 54 1510
2014 Term 20 28 8 22 12 11 0 53 37 54
2014 Casual 26 36 10 6 6 15 0 73 15 57
2014 Student 36 16 16 11 11 5 5 58 25 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 10 30 17 23 17 3 0 41 41 2723
2011 Term 24 35 17 11 9 4 0 61 20 148
2011 Casual 20 44 19 5 1 8 1 72 7 73
2011 Student 31 42 13 8 0 6 0 77 9 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 33 33 25 8 0 0 0 67 8 12
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 16 39 14 20 9 3 0 56 29 3050
2008 Seasonal 20 38 25 8 0 8 0 64 9 13
2008 Term 25 36 15 12 5 7 0 66 18 197
2008 Casual 18 43 15 6 6 12 0 69 14 55
2008 Student 41 35 14 7 0 3 0 78 8 52
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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 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 42 15 10 4 1 0 70 15 1716
2017 Term 45 38 8 4 3 2 0 85 6 159
2017 Casual 39 38 6 12 6 0 0 77 17 17
2017 Student 52 37 11 1 0 0 0 88 1 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 13 31 21 20 13 2 0 45 34 1513
2014 Term 29 43 15 9 5 0 0 72 13 54
2014 Casual 37 21 22 2 2 16 0 69 5 57
2014 Student 32 39 13 7 0 0 10 78 7 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 22 42 17 11 6 1 0 65 17 2723
2011 Term 34 40 15 6 2 2 1 76 8 149
2011 Casual 28 41 16 6 0 6 3 76 6 73
2011 Student 25 55 14 4 0 0 2 81 4 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 23 39 0 38 0 0 0 62 38 13

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 42 41 9 4 2 1 0 85 6 1716
2017 Term 55 32 8 3 1 1 1 89 3 159
2017 Casual 68 20 6 6 0 0 0 88 6 17
2017 Student 59 28 7 3 0 2 2 89 3 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 41 39 11 5 2 2 0 82 7 1512
2014 Term 66 24 2 5 0 3 0 93 5 54
2014 Casual 68 17 15 1 0 0 0 84 1 57
2014 Student 41 29 18 2 5 1 5 74 7 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 35 41 13 5 2 3 1 79 7 2726
2011 Term 38 28 18 3 3 6 3 73 7 149
2011 Casual 27 45 10 3 1 10 4 84 5 72
2011 Student 31 46 13 0 0 6 4 86 0 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 45 31 16 0 8 0 0 77 8 13

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 34 36 12 10 6 2 1 71 16 1711
2017 Term 39 33 9 7 7 3 2 76 15 159
2017 Casual 51 26 6 0 6 11 0 87 7 17
2017 Student 49 20 11 8 6 5 2 74 15 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 33 37 15 6 6 2 1 72 13 1512
2014 Term 42 30 13 15 0 0 0 72 15 54
2014 Casual 47 29 11 9 1 2 1 78 11 57
2014 Student 47 21 13 2 9 2 5 73 12 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 34 36 12 9 5 3 1 73 14 2719
2011 Term 40 30 7 14 3 4 2 75 18 148
2011 Casual 40 30 11 6 3 11 0 78 10 72
2011 Student 33 29 15 14 2 4 2 67 17 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 45 23 0 8 23 0 0 69 31 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 34 37 12 9 4 4 1 74 14 3048
2008 Seasonal 23 39 14 17 0 8 0 67 18 13
2008 Term 37 29 11 8 5 7 3 73 14 198
2008 Casual 27 28 9 15 5 15 1 65 24 55
2008 Student 46 22 17 8 2 5 0 71 11 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 19 31 22 14 10 3 1 52 25 1712
2017 Term 23 21 31 11 9 4 1 46 21 158
2017 Casual 33 6 23 0 12 15 12 53 16 17
2017 Student 33 19 21 12 5 9 0 58 19 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 19 29 22 14 10 4 1 51 26 1513
2014 Term 24 19 27 13 0 17 0 52 15 54
2014 Casual 16 16 22 9 3 33 1 49 18 57
2014 Student 23 22 12 21 5 11 7 55 31 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 16 35 22 12 7 6 1 55 21 2719
2011 Term 17 24 25 17 5 8 4 46 25 149
2011 Casual 15 19 26 6 6 24 4 47 16 72
2011 Student 15 13 22 29 7 15 0 33 42 46
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 45 23 8 8 8 8 0 75 17 13

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 17 24 17 19 14 8 2 45 36 1715
2017 Term 20 19 22 12 14 12 2 45 30 158
2017 Casual 23 6 17 0 16 17 22 47 25 17
2017 Student 36 18 11 3 8 19 6 71 14 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 15 25 17 19 15 8 2 44 38 1512
2014 Term 21 25 14 16 5 15 4 57 26 54
2014 Casual 11 18 15 4 3 23 26 56 13 56
2014 Student 27 20 16 14 5 7 12 58 23 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 16 25 20 17 13 8 2 45 33 2727
2011 Term 16 25 20 13 7 13 6 51 24 149
2011 Casual 23 28 23 4 4 10 8 62 10 72
2011 Student 23 29 16 2 2 24 4 71 6 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 23 8 6 16 23 8 16 41 51 13

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 68 17 8 3 2 0 3 87 5 1716
2017 Term 75 7 7 4 1 1 6 87 6 158
2017 Casual 83 11 0 0 0 0 6 100 0 17
2017 Student 81 2 3 0 0 5 9 96 0 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 62 19 7 3 2 2 4 86 6 1514
2014 Term 74 16 5 4 0 0 2 91 4 54
2014 Casual 58 14 2 1 0 14 11 96 2 57
2014 Student 52 7 14 5 0 0 23 76 6 28

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 70 17 6 2 1 2 2 90 4 1714
2017 Term 72 12 5 2 2 2 5 90 4 159
2017 Casual 83 17 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 17
2017 Student 87 6 2 2 2 2 2 95 3 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 66 19 7 2 2 2 2 89 4 1513
2014 Term 61 20 1 3 1 11 2 93 5 54
2014 Casual 71 12 1 3 0 9 4 95 4 57
2014 Student 77 2 9 5 0 0 7 85 5 27
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 67 19 6 3 2 1 3 89 5 2726
2011 Term 61 27 3 4 1 2 3 92 5 149
2011 Casual 72 11 3 0 4 1 8 92 5 73
2011 Student 73 13 6 2 0 0 6 91 2 47
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 62 23 8 0 6 0 0 86 6 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 70 17 5 3 2 1 2 90 5 3048
2008 Seasonal 75 8 8 0 0 8 0 91 0 13
2008 Term 74 14 6 2 1 3 2 91 3 197
2008 Casual 73 17 1 3 0 0 5 95 4 56
2008 Student 84 12 0 0 0 0 4 100 0 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 17 29 17 19 14 3 0 48 35 1716
2017 Term 27 27 18 13 6 8 1 59 22 159
2017 Casual 40 31 23 0 0 0 6 75 0 17
2017 Student 45 35 3 8 0 6 3 88 9 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 11 24 20 22 20 3 0 37 43 1512
2014 Term 12 32 21 15 7 12 0 50 26 54
2014 Casual 27 18 13 4 5 17 18 69 12 57
2014 Student 29 16 19 13 5 5 14 55 22 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 17 31 18 17 14 2 1 50 32 2728
2011 Term 28 31 20 7 5 8 1 65 13 149
2011 Casual 23 25 26 5 4 6 10 58 11 73
2011 Student 29 35 23 4 0 6 2 70 5 47
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 31 30 8 8 16 0 8 66 25 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 21 36 17 15 9 2 1 59 24 3049
2008 Seasonal 14 30 8 23 0 25 0 59 30 13
2008 Term 22 39 17 10 6 4 1 64 18 198
2008 Casual 13 38 14 8 9 12 6 62 20 56
2008 Student 33 39 16 5 0 5 2 78 5 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 16 25 15 19 21 3 2 43 42 1713
2017 Term 21 26 20 10 15 6 2 51 27 158
2017 Casual 33 26 23 0 6 0 11 67 7 17
2017 Student 32 19 14 9 8 11 8 63 21 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 10 21 17 20 27 3 2 33 49 1514
2014 Term 18 19 23 16 10 14 0 42 31 53
2014 Casual 10 7 14 11 13 17 29 30 44 57
2014 Student 14 18 21 14 7 9 18 43 28 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 10 24 17 18 24 2 4 37 45 2734
2011 Term 18 15 21 15 15 5 9 39 36 149
2011 Casual 9 21 21 9 16 7 16 39 33 73
2011 Student 21 19 10 24 4 9 13 51 36 47
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 8 8 0 8 14 0 62 41 59 13
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 16 30 15 18 16 2 3 48 35 3050
2008 Seasonal 8 17 8 36 17 8 6 29 61 13
2008 Term 18 27 16 20 9 6 5 50 32 198
2008 Casual 8 19 17 13 12 10 20 39 37 56
2008 Student 25 32 15 10 4 5 9 66 16 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 17 33 21 16 10 4 0 52 26 1715
2017 Term 23 32 22 10 4 8 1 60 16 159
2017 Casual 22 48 17 6 0 6 0 75 7 17
2017 Student 28 33 12 9 8 11 0 68 19 66

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 36 36 16 5 4 3 0 74 9 1711
2017 Term 45 26 13 5 3 7 1 77 9 158
2017 Casual 44 9 23 0 6 12 6 65 7 17
2017 Student 53 29 8 2 0 5 5 90 2 65
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 34 35 19 4 3 5 0 73 7 1511
2014 Term 40 35 15 4 1 4 0 78 6 54
2014 Casual 58 14 12 3 1 10 1 82 5 57
2014 Student 44 31 11 2 0 7 5 85 2 28

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 35 40 13 8 3 2 0 76 11 1715
2017 Term 55 31 6 4 3 1 0 87 7 158
2017 Casual 51 27 11 6 0 6 0 82 7 17
2017 Student 59 25 11 2 0 2 2 87 2 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 32 41 13 8 4 3 0 75 12 1514
2014 Term 49 31 15 3 0 2 0 82 3 54
2014 Casual 70 16 8 2 1 2 0 88 4 57
2014 Student 60 25 9 2 5 0 0 84 7 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 40 18 7 5 3 0 69 12 2719
2011 Term 34 42 14 5 2 3 0 79 7 150
2011 Casual 34 51 8 3 3 1 0 86 6 73
2011 Student 56 33 8 2 0 0 0 89 2 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 42 25 25 8 0 0 0 67 8 12

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 38 9 8 4 0 0 79 12 1711
2017 Term 66 22 5 5 2 0 0 88 7 159
2017 Casual 71 23 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 17
2017 Student 77 18 2 3 0 0 0 95 3 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 32 40 12 9 7 0 0 72 16 1511
2014 Term 66 28 3 3 0 0 0 94 3 54
2014 Casual 76 21 1 2 0 0 0 97 2 57
2014 Student 57 36 2 5 0 0 0 93 5 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 32 41 14 8 5 0 0 73 13 2713
2011 Term 52 29 13 3 2 1 0 81 5 148
2011 Casual 52 36 10 1 1 0 0 88 3 72
2011 Student 68 32 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 47
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 67 25 0 0 8 0 0 92 8 12
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 36 42 11 7 3 1 0 79 10 3048
2008 Seasonal 47 53 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2008 Term 42 40 11 5 1 1 0 82 7 196
2008 Casual 39 47 8 5 0 1 0 86 6 56
2008 Student 70 29 2 0 0 0 0 98 0 52

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 28 32 18 12 9 0 0 61 21 1714
2017 Term 54 28 10 4 4 0 0 82 9 158
2017 Casual 45 22 17 9 6 0 0 67 16 17
2017 Student 53 29 11 6 0 0 0 83 6 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 16 30 20 17 17 1 0 46 34 1514
2014 Term 40 41 9 6 4 0 0 81 10 54
2014 Casual 53 32 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 57
2014 Student 63 21 11 5 0 0 0 84 5 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 34 19 13 8 1 0 59 21 2721
2011 Term 38 35 15 7 4 1 0 74 11 150
2011 Casual 44 38 12 0 4 1 0 84 4 73
2011 Student 56 31 11 2 0 0 0 87 2 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 67 17 8 0 8 0 0 83 8 12

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 36 17 12 7 0 0 63 19 1716
2017 Term 50 33 7 8 3 0 0 82 11 159
2017 Casual 45 28 12 16 0 0 0 73 16 17
2017 Student 59 29 4 9 0 0 0 87 9 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 16 30 21 18 16 0 0 45 34 1514
2014 Term 37 48 11 3 1 0 0 85 4 54
2014 Casual 57 31 7 5 0 0 0 88 5 57
2014 Student 63 28 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 23 38 17 14 8 0 0 62 21 2717
2011 Term 33 37 18 8 3 0 0 70 11 150
2011 Casual 43 37 14 3 1 1 0 82 4 72
2011 Student 54 31 13 2 0 0 0 85 2 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 50 33 8 8 0 0 0 83 8 12
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 36 40 11 8 3 1 0 77 12 3052
2008 Seasonal 39 28 17 8 0 8 0 73 9 13
2008 Term 43 38 9 7 2 1 0 82 9 197
2008 Casual 32 44 17 6 2 0 0 76 7 56
2008 Student 61 26 11 0 2 0 0 87 2 53

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 29 25 17 14 10 4 0 56 25 1714
2017 Term 44 20 19 8 8 1 0 65 16 159
2017 Casual 39 11 23 0 16 6 6 56 17 17
2017 Student 38 15 17 10 12 5 3 58 24 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 22 23 20 15 14 5 0 48 31 1514
2014 Term 44 25 18 7 3 3 0 72 10 54
2014 Casual 34 13 27 6 5 0 15 56 13 57
2014 Student 43 16 16 14 0 7 5 66 16 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 28 25 16 14 11 5 1 57 27 2719
2011 Term 46 27 9 9 5 3 0 76 15 149
2011 Casual 48 22 15 3 1 11 0 78 5 73
2011 Student 38 17 29 6 2 4 4 60 9 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 50 25 8 8 0 0 8 82 9 12
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 34 29 15 10 7 5 1 66 18 3049
2008 Seasonal 39 23 22 8 8 0 0 62 17 13
2008 Term 33 28 21 9 4 4 1 65 14 197
2008 Casual 28 28 16 8 4 7 9 67 14 56
2008 Student 38 25 17 8 3 6 2 68 13 53
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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 Indeterminate (permanent) 22 41 37 1717
2017 Term 22 36 42 159
2017 Casual 49 16 34 17
2017 Student 61 11 29 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 23 40 37 1512
2014 Term 20 23 57 54
2014 Casual 35 30 35 57
2014 Student 48 20 31 28
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 22 47 31 2727
2011 Term 17 54 28 149
2011 Casual 19 55 26 72
2011 Student 27 42 31 48
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 8 77 16 13

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 23 34 30 7 0 6 389
2017 Term 4 15 11 3 61 6 35
2017 Student 0 3 3 5 90 0 40
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 27 25 12 9999 10 348
2014 Term 7 22 20 7 9999 43 12
2014 Casual 16 0 21 10 9999 53 26
2014 Student 1 5 9 28 9999 57 15
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 31 21 34 8 9999 6 609
2011 Term 13 16 19 20 9999 31 25
2011 Casual 13 7 7 0 9999 72 15
2011 Student 0 23 0 15 9999 63 13
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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 Indeterminate (permanent) 19 81 1713
2017 Term 16 84 159
2017 Student 11 89 66
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 19 81 1509
2014 Term 17 83 54

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 57 328
2017 Term 72 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 53 290

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 58 328
2017 Term 36 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 58 290

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 8 328
2017 Term 0 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 7 290

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 3 328
2017 Term 0 25

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 4 328
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 4 290

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 15 328
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 10 290

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 2 328
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 6 290

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 45 328
2017 Term 21 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 36 289

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 41 328
2017 Term 37 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 41 289

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 44 328
2017 Term 46 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 50 289

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 39 328
2017 Term 33 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 36 289

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 33 328
2017 Term 21 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 32 289

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 54 328
2017 Term 61 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 59 289

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 39 328
2017 Term 25 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 31 289

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Term 0 25

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 7 328
2017 Term 20 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 5 289

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 10 328
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 11 289

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 50 328
2017 Term 37 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 289

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 328
2017 Term 46 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 30 289

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 12 328
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 13 289

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 53 327
2017 Term 20 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 54 289

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 32 327
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 289

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 10 327
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 10 289

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 28 327
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 289

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 10 327
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 10 289

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 9 327
2017 Term 0 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 7 289

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 12 327
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 14 289

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 7 327
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 11 289

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 327
2017 Term 56 25
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 28 289

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 Indeterminate (permanent) 7 296
2017