2017 Public Service Employee Survey Results for Office of the Chief Electoral Officer by Question 103.1. Occupational category (variable derived from question 103)

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

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

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My Job

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 41 49 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 46 44 5 3 2 0 0 90 5 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 52 40 3 4 0 0 0 93 4 241
2017 Administrative Support 59 37 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 22
2017 Other 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 43 57 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 25 51 9 12 3 0 0 76 15 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 37 50 3 7 3 0 0 87 10 242
2014 Administrative Support 32 58 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 19
2014 Other 44 17 22 17 0 0 0 61 17 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 71 19 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 66 25 3 6 0 0 1 91 6 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 67 26 4 3 0 0 0 93 3 241
2017 Administrative Support 82 14 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 22
2017 Other 93 7 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 57 36 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 52 26 7 12 2 0 1 79 14 112
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 64 27 3 4 1 1 0 92 5 242
2014 Administrative Support 74 21 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 19
2014 Other 44 39 11 6 0 0 0 83 6 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 76 14 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 53 21 11 10 6 0 0 73 16 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 57 22 9 8 3 0 1 80 11 240
2017 Administrative Support 64 27 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 22
2017 Other 72 14 7 0 0 0 7 92 0 14
2014 Executive 64 14 7 14 0 0 0 79 14 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 53 29 5 10 2 0 1 83 12 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 48 32 8 10 1 0 0 81 11 242
2014 Administrative Support 47 37 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 19
2014 Other 44 28 28 0 0 0 0 72 0 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 81 14 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 48 40 5 6 1 0 0 88 7 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 51 33 5 9 3 0 0 84 11 241
2017 Administrative Support 50 32 0 13 5 0 0 82 18 22
2017 Other 72 28 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 64 29 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 36 34 9 12 9 0 0 70 21 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 34 5 11 9 0 0 75 20 242
2014 Administrative Support 37 42 5 16 0 0 0 79 16 19
2014 Other 67 6 6 17 6 0 0 72 22 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 66 24 0 0 0 0 10 100 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 43 48 7 1 1 0 0 91 2 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 41 39 12 7 1 0 1 80 8 241
2017 Administrative Support 48 34 10 9 0 0 0 81 9 21
2017 Other 79 21 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 71 29 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 36 46 10 7 1 0 0 82 8 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 35 40 11 7 5 1 0 77 12 242
2014 Administrative Support 47 26 16 11 0 0 0 74 11 19
2014 Other 33 33 22 6 6 0 0 67 11 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 74 26 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 32 46 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 42 40 10 6 2 0 0 82 8 241
2017 Administrative Support 32 31 14 14 9 0 0 63 23 22
2017 Other 28 50 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 14
2014 Executive 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 25 42 15 16 3 0 0 67 18 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 31 49 9 7 4 0 0 80 11 242
2014 Administrative Support 44 39 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 18
2014 Other 39 39 11 6 6 0 0 78 11 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 74 26 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 38 36 14 11 1 0 0 74 12 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 37 8 5 3 0 0 84 8 241
2017 Administrative Support 37 31 14 9 9 0 0 68 18 22
2017 Other 36 57 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Executive 71 29 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 27 39 12 17 5 0 0 66 22 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 42 38 10 5 4 0 0 81 9 241
2014 Administrative Support 68 26 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 19
2014 Other 44 33 6 17 0 0 0 78 17 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 68 32 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 19
2017 Scientific and Professional 49 41 6 3 1 0 0 90 4 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 51 37 7 4 1 0 0 89 5 241
2017 Administrative Support 55 36 5 0 5 0 0 91 5 22
2017 Other 64 14 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 14
2014 Executive 79 21 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 42 45 10 2 0 1 1 88 2 112
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 43 42 9 4 1 0 1 85 5 242
2014 Administrative Support 53 42 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2014 Other 61 17 0 17 0 6 0 82 18 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 36 40 19 5 0 0 0 76 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 42 37 13 5 2 0 1 80 7 100
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 44 34 9 9 3 0 0 79 12 241
2017 Administrative Support 46 27 14 9 0 5 0 76 10 22
2017 Other 79 14 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Executive 29 57 0 14 0 0 0 86 14 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 38 35 17 5 2 1 3 75 7 112
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 30 40 14 8 5 2 2 73 13 242
2014 Administrative Support 47 37 11 0 5 0 0 84 5 19
2014 Other 61 33 0 0 0 0 6 100 0 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 15 0 4 5 4 0 71 54 33 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 44 26 6 8 3 1 12 81 12 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 50 26 8 4 4 2 6 83 9 240
2017 Administrative Support 55 18 18 0 5 5 0 76 5 22
2017 Other 28 7 14 0 0 0 50 71 0 14
2014 Executive 0 0 7 7 0 0 86 0 50 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 45 31 6 2 2 4 9 88 5 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 29 10 9 3 1 7 76 13 242
2014 Administrative Support 58 37 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2014 Other 28 6 28 17 0 0 22 43 21 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 64 31 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 28 48 11 7 6 0 0 76 13 100
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 40 42 11 4 2 0 0 82 7 241
2017 Administrative Support 23 41 27 5 5 0 0 63 9 22
2017 Other 50 36 8 7 0 0 0 85 7 14
2014 Executive 50 36 7 7 0 0 0 86 7 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 27 44 16 9 4 0 0 71 13 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 27 48 11 9 4 0 0 75 13 241
2014 Administrative Support 47 42 5 5 0 0 0 89 5 19
2014 Other 39 44 6 6 6 0 0 83 11 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 29 45 10 15 0 0 0 74 15 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 44 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 37 15 11 4 0 0 70 16 241
2017 Administrative Support 37 23 18 14 5 5 0 62 19 22
2017 Other 57 36 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 14
2014 Executive 36 50 7 7 0 0 0 86 7 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 25 40 18 14 4 0 0 65 17 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 23 38 18 11 9 0 0 61 20 242
2014 Administrative Support 47 32 11 5 5 0 0 79 11 19
2014 Other 67 17 11 6 0 0 0 83 6 18

Question 13. I have clear work objectives.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 40 45 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 24 42 18 9 6 0 1 67 15 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 31 41 12 11 4 0 0 73 15 240
2017 Administrative Support 34 43 9 14 0 0 0 77 14 21
2017 Other 43 29 0 28 0 0 0 72 28 14

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 74 21 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 39 42 12 6 1 0 0 81 7 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 50 38 7 3 2 0 0 89 4 241
2017 Administrative Support 37 41 9 14 0 0 0 77 14 22
2017 Other 50 36 0 7 7 0 0 86 14 14
2014 Executive 86 14 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 36 46 11 4 3 1 0 82 7 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 42 42 10 3 2 0 0 84 6 242
2014 Administrative Support 53 42 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2014 Other 56 28 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 18

Question 15. Overall, I feel valued at work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 54 36 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 29 47 15 5 4 0 0 76 9 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 34 16 8 4 0 0 73 12 241
2017 Administrative Support 27 31 14 27 0 0 0 59 27 22
2017 Other 72 14 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 14

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 69 31 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 45 40 13 2 0 0 0 85 2 100
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 58 32 8 1 1 0 0 90 2 241
2017 Administrative Support 46 41 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 22
2017 Other 57 36 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 14
2014 Executive 71 21 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 51 32 11 4 3 0 0 83 6 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 62 28 5 4 1 0 0 90 5 241
2014 Administrative Support 79 21 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 19
2014 Other 67 33 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 59 31 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 38 16 10 2 0 1 72 12 100
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 35 44 12 5 3 0 1 79 9 241
2017 Administrative Support 23 45 14 5 14 0 0 68 18 22
2017 Other 50 28 22 0 0 0 0 78 0 14
2014 Executive 64 29 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 23 47 12 10 7 0 0 70 17 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 26 44 14 10 6 0 0 70 16 242
2014 Administrative Support 16 47 21 16 0 0 0 63 16 19
2014 Other 33 50 6 11 0 0 0 83 11 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 57 38 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 19
2017 Scientific and Professional 37 41 10 9 2 0 1 79 11 99
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 42 35 11 8 4 0 1 77 12 241
2017 Administrative Support 27 41 14 9 9 0 0 68 18 22
2017 Other 57 36 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 14
2014 Executive 57 21 14 7 0 0 0 79 7 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 26 39 15 15 4 0 1 65 19 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 33 39 12 8 8 0 0 73 15 242
2014 Administrative Support 37 42 5 16 0 0 0 79 16 19
2014 Other 50 28 11 11 0 0 0 78 11 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 45 40 15 0 0 0 0 85 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 38 34 20 5 2 1 0 73 7 100
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 37 40 14 6 2 0 0 78 8 241
2017 Administrative Support 41 41 14 0 5 0 0 82 5 22
2017 Other 64 29 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Executive 43 36 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 28 43 17 6 4 1 0 72 11 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 27 47 11 10 6 0 0 73 15 242
2014 Administrative Support 47 42 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 19
2014 Other 44 39 6 11 0 0 0 83 11 18

Question 20. Overall, I like my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 69 31 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 35 45 13 4 3 0 0 80 7 100
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 45 39 7 4 4 0 0 85 8 241
2017 Administrative Support 41 36 18 0 5 0 0 77 5 22
2017 Other 57 29 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 14
2014 Executive 50 36 0 7 7 0 0 86 14 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 31 44 19 3 2 1 0 75 5 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 36 42 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 242
2014 Administrative Support 58 37 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2014 Other 44 39 6 6 6 0 0 83 11 18

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 15 31 20 25 9 0 0 46 34 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 45 38 13 3 1 0 0 83 4 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 43 37 11 6 2 0 1 81 8 241
2017 Administrative Support 64 27 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 22
2017 Other 79 14 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Executive 14 14 43 14 14 0 0 29 29 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 33 48 11 5 1 1 0 82 6 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 38 35 16 7 4 0 0 74 11 242
2014 Administrative Support 26 47 26 0 0 0 0 74 0 19
2014 Other 83 17 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 5 10 50 21 9 0 5 32 16 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 4 21 38 22 10 0 5 34 26 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 6 25 44 15 8 0 3 23 32 240
2017 Administrative Support 5 14 50 5 23 0 5 29 19 22
2017 Other 0 14 22 36 21 0 7 61 15 14
2014 Executive 7 21 43 21 7 0 0 29 29 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 6 23 44 17 7 2 1 25 30 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 11 30 39 13 5 1 2 19 41 241
2014 Administrative Support 0 32 26 37 5 0 0 42 32 19
2014 Other 6 28 22 17 22 0 6 41 35 18

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 10 10 35 35 10 0 0 45 21 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 8 14 27 29 15 2 6 47 24 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 7 19 27 27 12 4 4 43 28 239
2017 Administrative Support 9 9 41 9 18 5 9 31 21 22
2017 Other 7 7 22 0 43 0 21 54 18 14
2014 Executive 0 36 14 29 14 0 7 46 38 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 7 20 27 29 9 5 2 41 29 112
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 11 24 32 16 11 4 3 29 37 241
2014 Administrative Support 11 17 17 28 22 6 0 53 29 18
2014 Other 0 17 17 22 28 0 17 60 20 18

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 5 21 44 20 10 0 0 30 26 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 4 23 33 22 13 2 4 37 28 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 8 19 42 20 9 1 3 29 28 240
2017 Administrative Support 9 14 45 5 23 0 5 29 24 22
2017 Other 14 0 29 7 43 0 7 54 15 14
2014 Executive 7 14 43 7 21 0 7 31 23 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 11 20 32 19 11 4 4 32 33 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 15 27 29 18 7 2 3 26 43 241
2014 Administrative Support 0 26 42 21 11 0 0 32 26 19
2014 Other 22 28 17 17 6 6 6 25 56 18

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 0 55 35 10 0 0 45 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 4 12 27 39 15 0 4 56 17 100
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 4 18 33 29 13 0 4 43 23 237
2017 Administrative Support 9 5 4 23 46 9 5 80 16 22
2017 Other 0 7 7 21 57 7 0 85 8 14
2014 Executive 0 21 50 14 14 0 0 29 21 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 2 12 36 34 13 3 1 49 14 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 22 33 24 11 2 1 36 30 241
2014 Administrative Support 0 16 16 42 21 5 0 67 17 19
2014 Other 0 0 24 29 29 6 12 71 0 17

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 20 44 21 5 0 10 29 22 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 13 30 28 13 3 7 45 22 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 10 20 30 21 14 0 5 37 31 239
2017 Administrative Support 0 13 23 14 41 0 9 60 14 22
2017 Other 0 7 7 21 50 0 14 83 8 14
2014 Executive 0 21 43 21 7 0 7 31 23 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 9 19 33 25 11 2 1 36 29 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 16 28 29 12 8 2 6 21 47 241
2014 Administrative Support 5 32 16 16 26 5 0 44 39 19
2014 Other 0 6 0 33 50 0 11 94 6 18

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 10 24 30 36 0 0 0 36 35 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 9 19 26 21 14 5 7 39 32 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 14 24 23 20 10 4 5 33 42 240
2017 Administrative Support 18 36 9 5 23 5 5 30 60 22
2017 Other 7 14 7 14 29 14 14 60 30 14
2014 Executive 0 14 50 29 7 0 0 36 14 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 10 18 22 32 12 6 1 47 30 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 9 20 29 23 9 6 4 36 32 241
2014 Administrative Support 11 37 37 11 5 0 0 16 47 19
2014 Other 6 11 11 22 39 6 6 69 19 18

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

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 5 20 49 26 0 0 0 26 25 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 5 20 36 22 10 3 4 34 27 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 7 18 40 22 8 3 2 32 26 240
2017 Administrative Support 9 18 41 0 23 0 9 25 30 22
2017 Other 7 0 21 14 36 7 14 64 9 14
2014 Executive 7 7 71 7 7 0 0 14 14 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 8 13 38 19 15 6 1 36 23 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 15 22 31 16 10 2 3 27 39 241
2014 Administrative Support 0 33 28 22 17 0 0 39 33 18
2014 Other 17 22 28 11 11 0 11 25 44 18
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My Work Unit

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 81 14 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 62 23 8 5 3 0 0 84 8 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 61 21 6 8 3 0 1 83 11 240
2017 Administrative Support 73 18 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 22
2017 Other 86 7 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Executive 79 14 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 57 25 7 8 1 0 2 83 10 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 60 22 5 9 3 0 0 83 12 242
2014 Administrative Support 68 26 0 0 0 0 5 100 0 19
2014 Other 67 22 6 0 6 0 0 89 6 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 30 54 10 0 0 0 5 89 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 34 25 15 2 7 7 10 71 11 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 29 33 14 11 4 6 4 69 16 241
2017 Administrative Support 41 36 9 9 0 5 0 81 10 22
2017 Other 50 14 7 0 0 15 14 90 0 14
2014 Executive 43 50 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 28 32 12 10 4 7 7 69 17 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 29 32 13 11 8 4 5 66 20 241
2014 Administrative Support 42 21 5 16 0 11 5 75 19 19
2014 Other 50 17 11 11 6 0 6 71 18 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 60 40 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 52 32 4 5 5 1 1 86 10 100
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 52 29 10 7 2 0 0 81 9 241
2017 Administrative Support 46 36 5 14 0 0 0 82 14 22
2017 Other 86 7 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Executive 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 47 29 8 9 5 1 1 78 14 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 39 33 11 10 6 0 0 73 16 242
2014 Administrative Support 47 32 5 11 5 0 0 79 16 19
2014 Other 56 33 6 0 6 0 0 89 6 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 46 45 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 39 35 12 6 7 0 1 75 13 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 34 41 12 9 3 0 0 76 12 240
2017 Administrative Support 37 32 27 5 0 0 0 69 5 22
2017 Other 71 7 7 0 0 8 7 92 0 14
2014 Executive 29 71 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 30 41 15 11 4 0 0 71 14 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 27 44 12 12 4 1 0 72 16 242
2014 Administrative Support 26 37 16 11 11 0 0 63 21 19
2014 Other 50 28 11 6 6 0 0 78 11 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 60 29 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 30 34 13 9 7 7 1 69 17 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 34 37 10 11 4 4 0 74 16 241
2017 Administrative Support 32 36 14 5 5 9 0 75 10 22
2017 Other 50 14 7 0 0 22 7 90 0 14
2014 Executive 43 36 14 7 0 0 0 79 7 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 30 31 17 13 5 4 0 64 19 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 28 31 15 11 9 6 1 63 21 242
2014 Administrative Support 26 32 16 5 11 11 0 65 18 19
2014 Other 44 39 0 0 6 6 6 94 6 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 25 44 21 5 0 5 0 73 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 22 12 13 8 23 10 52 31 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 15 23 18 17 8 15 4 47 31 240
2017 Administrative Support 23 22 18 5 0 32 0 66 7 22
2017 Other 50 14 7 0 0 29 0 90 0 14
2014 Executive 14 43 29 7 0 7 0 62 8 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 18 16 18 18 7 20 3 44 32 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 12 26 17 17 15 11 3 43 36 242
2014 Administrative Support 5 16 26 0 16 37 0 33 25 19
2014 Other 22 11 17 22 11 17 0 40 40 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 51 45 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 55 35 4 3 2 0 1 91 5 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 52 36 7 5 0 0 0 87 6 240
2017 Administrative Support 50 41 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 22
2017 Other 78 22 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 57 36 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 44 38 13 2 2 0 0 83 4 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 43 39 9 5 3 0 0 83 8 242
2014 Administrative Support 50 39 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 18
2014 Other 56 22 11 11 0 0 0 78 11 18
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My Immediate Supervisor

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 45 39 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 35 39 10 9 7 0 0 74 16 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 42 7 9 4 0 0 80 13 241
2017 Administrative Support 37 50 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 22
2017 Other 64 22 7 7 0 0 0 86 7 14
2014 Executive 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 38 34 12 13 2 0 1 73 15 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 32 36 13 10 7 1 1 70 18 242
2014 Administrative Support 47 47 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2014 Other 56 17 6 17 0 0 6 76 18 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 65 24 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 41 46 4 4 2 1 2 90 6 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 45 35 13 5 1 0 0 80 6 241
2017 Administrative Support 41 50 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 22
2017 Other 86 14 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 64 29 0 0 0 7 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 40 39 10 4 4 2 1 82 8 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 39 35 9 7 5 3 0 78 13 242
2014 Administrative Support 47 37 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 19
2014 Other 56 22 11 6 0 0 6 82 6 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 55 34 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 45 40 4 7 4 0 0 85 11 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 43 39 6 9 3 0 0 81 12 240
2017 Administrative Support 37 45 14 5 0 0 0 82 5 22
2017 Other 71 14 8 0 0 7 0 92 0 14
2014 Executive 57 36 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 39 42 8 7 4 1 0 82 11 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 40 32 12 8 7 1 0 73 15 242
2014 Administrative Support 47 32 16 5 0 0 0 79 5 19
2014 Other 56 6 17 17 6 0 0 61 22 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 81 14 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 86 11 3 0 0 0 0 97 0 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 80 15 2 1 1 0 0 96 2 241
2017 Administrative Support 82 9 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 22
2017 Other 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 79 14 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 76 20 0 1 1 0 2 98 2 112
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 73 16 2 5 2 0 0 90 7 241
2014 Administrative Support 68 21 5 5 0 0 0 89 5 19
2014 Other 89 11 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 41 29 5 0 0 5 20 93 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 49 29 8 3 1 7 3 87 4 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 22 11 5 5 2 8 76 12 239
2017 Administrative Support 63 18 0 14 0 0 5 86 14 22
2017 Other 78 15 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 14
2014 Executive 29 36 0 0 0 7 29 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 50 25 7 2 3 5 9 87 5 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 27 12 8 4 4 5 74 13 242
2014 Administrative Support 53 32 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 19
2014 Other 78 22 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 55 29 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 60 25 5 4 5 1 1 86 9 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 55 29 7 6 3 0 0 84 9 241
2017 Administrative Support 54 41 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 22
2017 Other 84 8 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 50 45 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 59 29 3 6 3 1 0 88 9 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 55 29 10 3 3 0 0 84 6 241
2017 Administrative Support 59 18 23 0 0 0 0 77 0 22
2017 Other 86 14 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 60 29 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 55 28 6 7 5 0 0 82 12 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 48 30 13 6 4 0 0 77 10 239
2017 Administrative Support 52 34 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 21
2017 Other 86 14 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 48 33 10 8 2 0 0 81 10 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 39 34 12 6 9 0 0 73 15 241
2014 Administrative Support 37 47 11 0 5 0 0 84 5 19
2014 Other 67 17 0 11 6 0 0 83 17 18
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Senior Management

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 23 40 18 12 0 0 6 68 13 17
2017 Scientific and Professional 21 38 12 9 0 8 12 74 11 34
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 34 18 9 3 3 11 65 14 89
2014 Executive 31 46 15 0 0 0 8 83 0 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 22 24 20 6 3 12 12 61 12 34
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 27 33 15 9 8 2 7 66 18 89

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 28 46 10 15 0 0 0 74 15 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 28 33 16 4 7 11 1 70 12 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 33 37 13 10 3 3 0 73 14 241
2017 Administrative Support 41 27 23 9 0 0 0 68 9 22
2017 Other 86 7 0 0 7 0 0 93 7 14
2014 Executive 29 50 0 21 0 0 0 79 21 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 30 35 15 8 5 7 0 70 14 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 23 39 15 12 8 3 0 64 21 240
2014 Administrative Support 26 37 21 11 0 5 0 67 11 19
2014 Other 39 39 11 0 6 6 0 82 6 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 24 45 26 5 0 0 0 69 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 24 47 15 7 5 2 1 73 12 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 27 41 17 10 4 2 0 69 14 241
2017 Administrative Support 32 36 18 14 0 0 0 68 14 22
2017 Other 79 14 0 0 7 0 0 93 7 14
2014 Executive 43 36 7 14 0 0 0 79 14 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 25 42 15 7 6 4 0 71 14 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 18 43 18 11 8 1 0 62 19 241
2014 Administrative Support 32 53 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 19
2014 Other 39 33 11 0 11 6 0 76 12 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 20 50 10 10 10 0 0 69 21 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 9 45 18 10 9 9 0 60 21 100
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 17 39 20 13 7 4 0 59 21 241
2017 Administrative Support 32 27 18 18 0 5 0 62 19 22
2017 Other 43 28 15 7 0 7 0 76 8 14
2014 Executive 36 36 14 14 0 0 0 71 14 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 17 37 22 9 9 7 0 58 19 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 11 38 21 18 9 3 0 50 28 241
2014 Administrative Support 21 32 26 5 5 11 0 59 12 19
2014 Other 39 22 28 6 0 6 0 65 6 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 30 54 5 5 5 0 0 85 10 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 28 20 22 6 10 13 1 55 18 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 22 31 20 12 9 6 1 57 22 241
2017 Administrative Support 23 45 14 14 0 5 0 71 14 22
2017 Other 57 28 0 0 0 14 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 57 21 0 21 0 0 0 79 21 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 20 28 23 15 8 6 0 51 24 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 11 34 21 13 15 6 0 48 30 241
2014 Administrative Support 37 32 11 16 0 5 0 72 17 19
2014 Other 28 22 17 22 0 11 0 56 25 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 20 65 0 10 5 0 0 85 15 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 15 37 18 21 4 6 0 55 26 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 20 36 17 17 8 2 0 57 25 240
2017 Administrative Support 32 41 9 14 0 5 0 76 14 22
2017 Other 43 43 7 0 0 0 8 92 0 14
2014 Executive 36 50 7 0 7 0 0 86 7 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 19 27 26 18 5 4 0 49 24 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 13 36 16 22 11 2 0 49 34 240
2014 Administrative Support 21 42 21 16 0 0 0 63 16 19
2014 Other 28 44 6 17 0 6 0 76 18 18
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My Organization (Department or Agency)

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 21 69 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 29 49 11 8 4 0 0 78 12 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 35 42 12 8 3 1 0 77 11 240
2017 Administrative Support 41 50 0 5 0 5 0 95 5 22
2017 Other 36 64 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 43 50 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 29 47 10 10 2 2 0 78 12 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 26 49 12 8 3 1 0 77 11 242
2014 Administrative Support 32 53 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 19
2014 Other 39 44 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 48 46 4 1 1 0 0 94 2 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 44 42 9 3 0 1 0 87 3 240
2017 Administrative Support 38 57 0 0 0 5 0 100 0 21
2017 Other 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 79 21 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 39 38 14 4 2 3 0 80 5 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 38 42 10 4 2 3 0 83 6 242
2014 Administrative Support 37 37 16 11 0 0 0 74 11 19
2014 Other 33 50 6 6 0 6 0 88 6 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 46 34 10 10 0 0 0 79 10 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 27 22 8 3 4 4 64 12 99
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 27 36 14 12 6 3 2 66 19 241
2017 Administrative Support 32 46 13 0 0 9 0 86 0 22
2017 Other 43 28 14 0 0 14 0 83 0 14
2014 Executive 43 29 14 14 0 0 0 71 14 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 29 28 20 12 7 2 2 59 20 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 21 41 12 12 8 3 2 66 22 242
2014 Administrative Support 42 37 11 5 0 5 0 83 6 19
2014 Other 22 28 39 6 6 0 0 50 11 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 36 34 15 15 0 0 0 69 15 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 19 21 22 14 8 14 2 47 26 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 18 32 19 18 6 6 1 54 25 240
2017 Administrative Support 27 50 14 5 0 5 0 81 5 22
2017 Other 36 21 21 7 0 14 0 67 8 14
2014 Executive 29 43 21 7 0 0 0 71 7 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 14 28 21 18 8 10 0 47 29 112
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 10 36 20 15 9 11 0 51 27 241
2014 Administrative Support 21 11 26 26 0 16 0 38 31 19
2014 Other 28 22 22 11 0 11 6 60 13 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 15 34 5 10 0 10 26 76 16 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 28 17 12 10 16 5 51 28 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 15 23 20 13 12 12 5 46 31 241
2017 Administrative Support 18 27 18 9 9 14 5 55 22 22
2017 Other 36 28 0 0 0 36 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 29 21 14 7 0 7 21 70 10 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 14 19 20 16 11 17 2 41 34 112
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 18 19 19 20 12 3 30 47 240
2014 Administrative Support 26 21 21 26 0 5 0 50 28 19
2014 Other 22 33 17 6 6 11 6 67 13 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 65 26 4 5 0 0 0 91 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 53 29 11 5 1 1 1 83 6 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 55 29 6 7 2 1 0 85 9 239
2017 Administrative Support 55 23 9 0 5 5 5 86 5 22
2017 Other 50 36 0 7 0 0 7 92 8 14
2014 Executive 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 48 36 11 4 1 0 0 84 5 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 51 31 8 7 1 2 1 84 8 242
2014 Administrative Support 68 11 5 5 0 5 5 88 6 19
2014 Other 50 33 0 6 6 6 0 88 12 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 81 19 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 80 17 1 1 0 1 0 98 1 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 76 20 1 1 0 1 1 98 1 241
2017 Administrative Support 73 22 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 22
2017 Other 78 15 0 0 0 0 7 100 0 14
2014 Executive 71 14 7 0 0 7 0 92 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 71 22 1 2 0 3 1 97 2 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 75 20 2 1 0 1 1 97 1 242
2014 Administrative Support 74 16 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 19
2014 Other 78 11 6 0 0 0 6 94 0 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 56 29 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 36 41 8 9 4 2 1 79 13 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 40 37 11 6 3 4 0 80 9 240
2017 Administrative Support 50 27 5 5 5 9 0 85 10 22
2017 Other 57 28 0 0 0 14 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 50 29 7 14 0 0 0 79 14 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 39 35 10 11 2 3 2 77 13 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 38 33 8 7 9 3 2 75 16 242
2014 Administrative Support 63 21 5 0 11 0 0 84 11 19
2014 Other 44 33 22 0 0 0 0 78 0 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 40 19 10 5 5 5 15 74 13 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 20 26 13 22 17 3 0 47 40 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 23 32 14 14 11 3 3 58 27 241
2017 Administrative Support 27 22 9 18 23 0 0 50 41 22
2017 Other 28 14 0 22 0 0 36 66 34 14
2014 Executive 14 29 7 7 21 7 14 55 36 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 17 14 18 18 25 6 3 33 47 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 14 26 14 19 24 2 2 42 44 242
2014 Administrative Support 37 5 16 11 26 5 0 44 39 19
2014 Other 22 28 28 6 6 11 0 56 13 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 45 50 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 18 44 26 6 4 2 0 64 10 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 44 19 5 3 3 1 72 9 240
2017 Administrative Support 37 36 18 0 9 0 0 73 9 22
2017 Other 36 36 21 0 0 7 0 77 0 14

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 45 45 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 35 35 14 7 3 6 0 75 10 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 41 36 14 4 2 2 1 80 6 241
2017 Administrative Support 46 50 0 0 5 0 0 95 5 22
2017 Other 64 15 14 7 0 0 0 79 7 14
2014 Executive 57 43 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 33 40 11 5 4 7 0 79 9 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 38 34 14 6 3 5 0 76 9 242
2014 Administrative Support 63 26 5 0 0 5 0 94 0 19
2014 Other 61 33 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 36 54 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 35 42 17 2 2 3 0 79 4 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 44 40 12 3 0 1 0 84 3 239
2017 Administrative Support 32 54 5 0 0 9 0 95 0 22
2017 Other 79 21 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 43 57 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 28 45 18 4 4 2 1 74 7 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 34 38 13 7 3 5 0 75 11 242
2014 Administrative Support 58 37 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 19
2014 Other 61 28 6 0 0 6 0 94 0 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 60 35 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 48 37 12 2 1 0 0 85 3 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 52 38 7 2 2 0 0 90 4 240
2017 Administrative Support 46 50 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 22
2017 Other 93 7 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2014 Executive 57 36 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 35 49 8 5 2 0 1 85 7 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 43 40 9 4 4 0 0 83 8 242
2014 Administrative Support 58 37 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2014 Other 78 17 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 59 41 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 42 17 4 4 0 0 75 8 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 41 37 16 4 2 0 0 78 6 240
2017 Administrative Support 38 57 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 21
2017 Other 79 14 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Executive 50 29 7 14 0 0 0 79 14 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 25 46 16 8 4 1 0 71 13 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 24 42 16 11 5 1 0 67 17 241
2014 Administrative Support 53 32 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 19
2014 Other 61 28 6 6 0 0 0 89 6 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 59 36 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 34 45 13 4 4 0 0 79 8 100
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 41 41 9 6 4 0 0 81 9 240
2017 Administrative Support 46 45 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 22
2017 Other 72 21 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2014 Executive 57 29 7 7 0 0 0 86 7 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 25 48 15 8 4 1 0 74 11 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 26 42 12 14 4 1 0 69 19 240
2014 Administrative Support 47 42 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 19
2014 Other 61 28 0 11 0 0 0 89 11 18

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 59 21 10 5 0 5 0 84 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 30 23 27 13 6 2 0 54 19 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 37 22 19 10 6 5 0 63 17 240
2017 Administrative Support 41 32 18 5 0 5 0 76 5 22
2017 Other 28 29 7 14 0 14 7 73 18 14
2014 Executive 57 14 7 21 0 0 0 71 21 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 20 25 23 11 11 9 0 50 24 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 23 27 16 15 13 5 2 53 30 241
2014 Administrative Support 58 21 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 19
2014 Other 39 28 17 6 6 6 0 71 12 18
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Mobility and Retention

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Not Sure
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 10 59 31 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 27 36 38 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 31 37 32 241
2017 Administrative Support 23 41 37 22
2017 Other 43 7 50 14
2014 Executive 50 50 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 34 28 38 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 26 33 242
2014 Administrative Support 21 53 26 19
2014 Other 17 17 67 18

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 Scientific and Professional 7 22 55 0 7 7 27
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 9 19 49 4 11 8 75
2014 Scientific and Professional 5 18 55 8 9999 14 38
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 9 22 54 3 9999 12 100
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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 Scientific and Professional 11 89 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 84 241
2017 Other 0 100 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 11 89 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 17 83 240

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 39 39
2014 Scientific and Professional 45 13
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 55 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 81 10
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 69 39
2014 Scientific and Professional 55 13
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 64 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 10

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 Scientific and Professional 0 10
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 39
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 13
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 10
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 13

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 10

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 41 39
2014 Scientific and Professional 37 13
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 69 10
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 37 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 49 10
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 34 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 46 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 70 10
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 46 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 35 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 59 10
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 34 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 33 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 61 10
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 59 39
2014 Scientific and Professional 45 13
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 57 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 36 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 32 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 10
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 39
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 13

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 18 39
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 13
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 17 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 49 10
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 27 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 48 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 23 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 19 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 15 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 22 42

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 Scientific and Professional 71 10
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 74 39
2014 Scientific and Professional 45 13
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 54 42

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 Administration and Foreign Services 31 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 27 42

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 Administration and Foreign Services 12 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 15 42

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 Administration and Foreign Services 16 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 19 42

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 Administration and Foreign Services 0 39
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 13
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 12 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 10
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 17 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 18 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 32 42

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 25 39
2014 Scientific and Professional 36 13
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 19 37

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 28 39
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 13

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 19 39

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 23 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 31 37

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 16 37

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 49 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 54 37

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 39
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 13
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 37

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 49 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 63 37

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

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 39

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 81 19 11
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 89 11 39

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 25 39 5 15 0 15 0 76 18 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 6 13 12 5 2 51 11 50 19 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 18 13 21 7 3 27 12 50 15 241
2017 Administrative Support 18 27 14 9 0 27 5 66 13 22
2017 Other 36 7 7 0 0 29 21 86 0 14
2014 Executive 21 21 0 7 7 43 0 75 25 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 11 16 17 2 4 39 11 55 12 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 10 20 22 8 6 24 10 45 21 241
2014 Administrative Support 21 11 26 5 0 32 5 50 8 19
2014 Other 17 22 17 0 6 33 6 64 9 18

Question 70. My department or agency works hard to create a workplace that prevents harassment.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 30 44 5 15 0 5 0 78 16 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 16 32 20 8 2 21 2 62 13 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 24 31 17 7 3 14 4 67 12 240
2017 Administrative Support 27 41 14 5 0 14 0 79 5 22
2017 Other 57 14 14 0 0 7 7 83 0 14
2014 Executive 36 50 0 0 14 0 0 86 14 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 26 24 21 2 4 23 0 64 9 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 17 35 22 5 5 13 2 62 13 241
2014 Administrative Support 32 32 21 0 0 16 0 75 0 19
2014 Other 22 17 22 6 6 22 6 54 15 18
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Labour Management Relations and Collective Agreements

Question 71. I am familiar with the provisions of my collective agreement.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 15 28 0 0 0 0 56 100 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 19 47 14 9 4 3 4 71 14 100
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 45 12 9 3 0 3 74 13 241
2017 Administrative Support 18 27 27 14 5 5 5 50 20 22
2017 Other 14 21 14 8 0 14 28 62 13 14
2014 Executive 7 14 0 0 0 0 79 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 21 46 16 6 4 4 5 72 11 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 16 56 10 6 4 2 6 79 11 241
2014 Administrative Support 16 37 21 11 5 0 11 59 18 19
2014 Other 17 22 0 28 0 22 11 58 42 18

Question 72. The union-management consultation process has been effective in addressing issues in my workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 19 15 5 0 0 35 25 87 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 5 18 25 4 6 36 7 40 17 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 8 19 27 4 2 28 12 45 10 239
2017 Administrative Support 14 22 18 5 5 27 9 57 14 22
2017 Other 21 14 7 0 0 29 28 83 0 14
2014 Executive 7 21 0 0 0 29 43 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 4 19 27 7 2 32 10 39 15 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 5 20 24 8 4 29 10 40 20 240
2014 Administrative Support 11 26 26 0 0 26 11 58 0 19
2014 Other 6 0 6 11 0 50 28 25 50 18

Question 73. My immediate supervisor understands and respects the provisions of my collective agreement.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 26 9 0 0 0 5 61 100 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 39 31 14 1 1 10 5 82 2 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 40 31 10 3 1 11 4 84 4 241
2017 Administrative Support 46 22 14 0 0 14 5 83 0 22
2017 Other 21 21 7 0 0 22 28 86 0 14
2014 Executive 21 0 0 0 0 0 79 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 33 33 13 1 1 13 6 81 2 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 27 35 12 6 1 15 5 77 8 241
2014 Administrative Support 32 21 16 5 0 16 11 71 7 19
2014 Other 22 22 17 6 0 22 11 67 8 18

Question 74. Senior managers respect the provisions of my collective agreement.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 26 28 0 0 0 0 46 100 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 35 14 0 1 14 5 82 1 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 36 31 13 2 1 13 5 81 4 240
2017 Administrative Support 34 28 14 5 0 14 5 76 6 21
2017 Other 28 14 7 0 0 22 28 86 0 14
2014 Executive 29 14 0 0 0 0 57 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 25 33 18 2 1 15 6 74 3 112
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 23 35 13 4 2 17 5 75 8 241
2014 Administrative Support 24 12 29 0 0 24 12 55 0 17
2014 Other 22 22 17 6 0 22 11 67 8 18
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Discrimination

Discrimination means treating someone differently or unfairly because of a personal characteristic or distinction, which, whether intentional or not, has an effect that imposes disadvantages not imposed on others or that withholds or limits access that is given to others. There are 13 prohibited grounds of discrimination under 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 75. Having carefully read the definition of discrimination above, have you been the victim of discrimination on the job in the past two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 87 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 8 92 240
2017 Other 0 100 14
2014 Executive 0 100 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 11 89 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 9 91 240
2014 Other 0 100 18

Question 76a. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? ...Co-workers

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 46 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 45 11
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 36 20

Question 76b. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? ...Individuals with authority over me

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 54 13
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 89 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 82 11
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 84 20

Question 76c. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? ...Individuals working for me

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 13
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 11
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 20

Question 76d. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? ...Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 13
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 11
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 20

Question 76e. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? ...Individuals from other departments or agencies

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18

Question 76f. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? ...Members of the public (individuals or organizations)

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 11
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 20

Question 77c. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Colour

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 11

Question 77d. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Religion

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 13
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 11

Question 77f. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Sex

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 45 18

Question 77g. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Sexual orientation

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 13
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 11

Question 77h. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Gender identity and expression (including gender diverse identities or expressions such as transgender, two-spirit, or non-binary)

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 13
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18

Question 77i. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Marital status

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 11

Question 77k. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Genetic characteristics (including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test)

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 13

Question 77l. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Disability

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 11

Question 77m. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Pardoned conviction or suspended record

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 13
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21

Question 78a. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? ..I discussed the matter with my supervisor or a senior manager.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 18
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 28 21

Question 78b. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? ...I discussed the matter with the person(s) from whom I experienced the discrimination.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18

Question 78c. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? ...I contacted a human resources advisor in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 12

Question 78d. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? … I contacted my union representative.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12

Question 78e. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? … I used an informal conflict resolution process.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18

Question 78f. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? … I filed a grievance or formal complaint.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 12

Question 78g. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? … I resolved the matter informally on my own.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21

Question 78h. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? … Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 12

Question 78i. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? ...I took no action.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 92 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 56 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 67 12
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 63 21

Question 79a. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? … The issue was resolved.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 19

Question 79b. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? … I did not think the incident was serious enough.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 28 18
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 19

Question 79c. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? ...The behaviour stopped.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 19

Question 79d. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? … The individual apologized.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 19

Question 79e. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? … Management intervened.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 19

Question 79f. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? … The individual left or changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 12

Question 79h. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? … I did not know what to do, where to go or whom to ask.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12

Question 79i. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? … I was too distraught.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 12

Question 79j. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? … I had concerns about the formal complaint process (e.g., confidentiality, how long it would take).

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 18
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 31 19

Question 79k. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? … I was advised against filing a complaint.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12

Question 79l. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? ...I was afraid of reprisal (e.g., having limited career advancement, being labelled a troublemaker).

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 50 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 54 18
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 58 19

Question 79m. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? ...Someone threatened me.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 12

Question 79n. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? ...I did not believe it would make a difference.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 50 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 51 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 58 12
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 79 19

Question 79o. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? …The time limit to file a grievance or a formal complaint had passed.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 0 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18

Question 80. Did the discrimination you experienced occur while you were an employee of your current department or agency?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 92 8 12
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 100 0 18

Question 81. I am satisfied with how matters related to discrimination are resolved in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 15 40 5 0 0 40 0 91 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 10 20 3 3 48 10 39 14 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 15 15 17 3 2 34 14 58 10 240
2017 Administrative Support 18 22 14 0 0 41 5 75 0 22
2017 Other 50 7 7 0 0 28 7 89 0 14
2014 Executive 21 21 0 0 0 43 14 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 13 12 16 4 3 46 7 52 13 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 10 17 24 3 3 35 8 47 11 241
2014 Administrative Support 16 21 21 5 0 32 5 58 8 19
2014 Other 33 0 11 0 0 44 11 75 0 18

Question 82. My department or agency works hard to create a workplace that prevents discrimination.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 39 45 5 0 0 10 0 94 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 20 27 21 6 4 20 3 61 13 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 27 31 13 4 3 18 4 75 9 239
2017 Administrative Support 9 50 9 0 0 27 5 87 0 22
2017 Other 64 7 14 0 0 14 0 83 0 14
2014 Executive 36 57 0 0 0 7 0 100 0 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 21 27 16 6 4 25 0 65 14 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 19 32 23 2 2 19 3 65 6 240
2014 Administrative Support 32 26 11 5 0 21 5 79 7 19
2014 Other 44 11 6 0 0 28 11 91 0 18
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Stress and Well-Being

Question 83a. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Pay or other compensation-related issues

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 36 36 20 4 5 0 0 71 9 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 25 25 19 18 13 0 1 50 31 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 30 27 17 12 11 1 2 59 23 240
2017 Administrative Support 23 27 27 9 14 0 0 50 22 22
2017 Other 21 7 7 36 28 0 0 28 64 14

Question 83b. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Heavy workload

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a small extent
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 10 19 50 10 5 0 5 31 16 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 23 30 24 18 5 0 1 53 23 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 25 26 15 12 0 1 46 28 241
2017 Administrative Support 41 37 18 0 5 0 0 78 5 22
2017 Other 50 28 14 7 0 0 0 79 7 14

Question 83c. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Unreasonable deadlines

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 15 35 36 10 0 0 5 52 11 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 26 31 19 12 8 2 3 60 21 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 24 31 23 10 11 0 1 55 21 241
2017 Administrative Support 46 32 13 5 5 0 0 78 9 22
2017 Other 72 14 7 7 0 0 0 86 7 14

Question 83d. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Not enough employees to do the work

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Executive 0 21 49 15 10 0 5 22 27 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 24 32 17 18 7 1 2 57 25 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 29 21 15 13 1 1 51 28 241
2017 Administrative Support 43 14 24 9 10 0 0 58 19 21
2017 Other 72 14 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 14

Question 83e. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Overtime or long work hours

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a small extent
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 15 30 29 10 5 0 10 50 17 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 45 36 6 7 1 0 5 85 8 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 46 26 14 5 4 0 5 76 9 240
2017 Administrative Support 62 19 14 0 0 0 5 86 0 21
2017 Other 72 14 7 0 0 0 7 92 0 14

Question 83f. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Balancing work and personal life

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a small extent
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 10 44 26 15 0 0 5 57 16 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 29 34 21 11 4 0 1 63 15 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 29 18 10 6 0 0 67 16 241
2017 Administrative Support 41 32 18 9 0 0 0 73 9 22
2017 Other 57 7 28 7 0 0 0 64 7 14

Question 83g. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Lack of control or input in decision-making

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a small extent
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 30 34 15 5 10 0 5 68 16 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 21 37 22 14 5 1 1 59 19 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 27 33 25 7 5 0 2 62 13 241
2017 Administrative Support 41 18 27 14 0 0 0 59 14 22
2017 Other 72 14 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 14

Question 83h. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Competing or constantly changing priorities

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 19 24 26 21 5 0 5 46 27 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 25 27 31 11 6 0 1 52 17 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 22 29 28 15 5 0 0 51 20 241
2017 Administrative Support 32 27 32 5 5 0 0 59 9 22
2017 Other 64 14 14 7 0 0 0 79 7 14

Question 83i. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Lack of clear expectations

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 20 45 26 0 5 0 5 68 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 25 28 24 13 10 0 1 53 23 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 29 30 21 15 5 0 0 59 20 239
2017 Administrative Support 27 36 23 5 9 0 0 63 14 22
2017 Other 72 7 14 7 0 0 0 79 7 14

Question 83j. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Information overload

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 20 20 45 4 5 0 5 43 10 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 34 29 26 5 3 1 2 65 8 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 36 34 18 8 3 0 0 70 12 240
2017 Administrative Support 41 31 14 5 0 9 0 80 5 22
2017 Other 72 7 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 14

Question 83k. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Physical work environment

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a small extent
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 90 0 5 0 0 0 5 95 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 54 23 10 5 4 0 5 80 9 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 64 23 6 3 2 0 1 88 5 241
2017 Administrative Support 68 9 23 0 0 0 0 77 0 22
2017 Other 78 22 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14

Question 83l. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Harassment or discrimination

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 81 9 0 5 0 0 5 95 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 67 16 4 3 5 3 3 88 8 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 72 12 7 4 2 0 3 87 6 238
2017 Administrative Support 68 14 0 9 5 5 0 86 14 22
2017 Other 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14

Question 83m. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Issue(s) with my co-worker(s)

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 36 54 5 0 0 0 5 95 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 49 31 8 4 7 0 2 81 11 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 52 29 11 4 2 0 2 83 6 240
2017 Administrative Support 50 37 9 0 5 0 0 86 5 22
2017 Other 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14

Question 83n. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Issue(s) with individual(s) with authority over me

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 74 10 5 0 5 0 5 89 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 59 19 11 4 5 0 2 80 9 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 55 23 10 4 5 0 3 81 8 241
2017 Administrative Support 63 18 5 5 9 0 0 82 14 22
2017 Other 93 7 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14

Question 83o. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Issue(s) with individual(s) working for me

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 30 39 21 0 0 0 10 77 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 57 12 8 2 1 1 20 86 4 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 57 16 5 2 2 1 17 89 5 239
2017 Administrative Support 50 9 5 5 0 0 32 87 7 22
2017 Other 93 0 0 0 0 0 7 100 0 14

Question 83p. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Issue(s) with other individual(s) (e.g., members of the public, individuals from other departments or agencies)

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 47 53 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 19
2017 Scientific and Professional 67 16 10 0 1 0 6 88 1 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 73 12 5 0 2 0 7 92 2 240
2017 Administrative Support 62 10 14 5 0 5 5 80 5 21
2017 Other 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14

Question 83q. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Lack of job security

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 81 9 0 0 0 0 10 100 0 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 43 17 12 11 12 1 5 63 24 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 53 21 11 4 7 0 3 76 12 241
2017 Administrative Support 41 14 18 5 18 0 5 57 24 22
2017 Other 36 36 7 22 0 0 0 71 22 14

Question 83r. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Personal issues

Survey year Demographic Not at all
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To a moderate extent
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To a large extent
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To a very large extent
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 63 26 0 0 0 5 5 100 0 19
2017 Scientific and Professional 46 34 8 9 1 0 3 82 10 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 59 24 11 3 2 0 2 85 4 240
2017 Administrative Support 41 27 14 9 5 5 0 71 14 22
2017 Other 71 21 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 14

Question 84. Overall, my level of work-related stress is

Survey year Demographic Very low
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Low
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Moderate
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High
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Very high
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Don't know
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Not applicable
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 10 25 44 15 5 0 0 36 21 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 8 36 39 12 6 0 0 44 18 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 13 37 33 12 5 0 0 50 17 241
2017 Administrative Support 18 22 50 9 0 0 0 41 9 22
2017 Other 36 50 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 14

Question 85. After my workday, I feel emotionally drained.

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
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Positive answers
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 10 5 41 34 10 0 0 44 15 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 5 15 41 23 17 0 0 39 20 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 5 18 35 28 13 0 0 42 23 239
2017 Administrative Support 0 19 43 28 10 0 0 38 19 21
2017 Other 0 21 21 29 28 0 0 57 21 14

Question 86. My department or agency does a good job of raising awareness of mental health in the workplace.

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
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 21 35 30 0 5 10 0 61 6 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 15 42 18 15 2 7 2 62 18 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 34 25 11 6 8 0 54 18 241
2017 Administrative Support 18 46 18 5 9 5 0 67 14 22
2017 Other 57 14 7 0 7 14 0 83 8 14

Question 87. I would describe my workplace as being psychologically healthy.

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
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2017 Executive 21 44 30 5 0 0 0 65 5 20
2017 Scientific and Professional 19 47 17 10 4 3 0 68 14 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 44 21 11 6 2 0 61 18 239
2017 Administrative Support 9 54 18 9 9 0 0 63 18 22
2017 Other 50 21 7 7 0 15 0 83 8 14
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Duty to Accommodate

The duty to accommodate refers to the employer’s obligation to eliminate disadvantages to employees, prospective employees or clients that result from a rule, practice or physical barrier that has or that may have an adverse impact on individuals or groups protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act or identified as a designated group under the Employment Equity Act. It applies to all grounds of discrimination covered by the Canadian Human Rights Act: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy and childbirth), 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. Employers must provide accommodation up to the point of undue hardship, taking into account essential job requirements.

Question 88. Having carefully read the definition above, have you requested measures to accommodate your needs in the workplace in the last two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Scientific and Professional 9 91 101
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 13 87 240
2014 Executive 0 100 14
2014 Scientific and Professional 6 94 113
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 16 84 238
2014 Administrative Support 28 72 18

Question 89. Were any measures taken to accommodate your needs?

Survey year Demographic Yes
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No
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Total responses
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 77 23 31
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 73 27 37

Question 90. I am satisfied with the measures that were taken to accommodate my needs.

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Somewhat disagree