2018 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for Micro-organizations combined by Question 78.1. Occupational category (variable derived from question 78)

The results of the 2018 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) are presented by key people management themes (i.e., employee engagement, leadership, workforce, workplace). Results are not shown when there is no historical comparison, or when there is an insufficient number of responses.

Micro-organizations are those that have fewer than 150 employees at the time of the survey. In order to protect the confidentiality of employees, demographic breakdowns of results are not provided for individual micro-organizations; results by demographics are provided only for all micro-organizations combined. Further, results for individual micro-organizations are provided only if the number of respondents to a question is sufficient to ensure the anonymity of respondents.

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. Positive answers and Negative answers are calculated by removing the "Don't know" and "Not applicable" responses from the total responses.

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Employee engagement

Question 5. 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
2018 Executive 58 36 2 3 1 0 0 94 4 59
2018 Scientific and Professional 39 43 8 6 4 0 0 82 10 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 46 37 9 7 2 0 0 83 8 460
2018 Other 48 35 8 6 1 1 0 84 8 200
2017 Executive 59 38 2 2 0 0 0 96 2 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 57 34 5 2 2 0 0 91 4 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 41 40 8 7 3 0 0 82 10 449
2017 Administrative Support 38 48 5 8 0 0 0 87 8 14
2017 Other 38 47 5 6 5 0 0 85 11 185
2014 Executive 59 34 6 0 1 0 0 93 1 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 53 31 7 6 3 0 0 83 9 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 37 39 11 9 3 0 0 76 13 604
2014 Administrative Support 42 26 3 23 6 0 0 68 29 31
2014 Other 48 37 8 5 2 0 0 85 7 202

Question 9. 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
2018 Executive 51 36 1 9 3 0 0 87 12 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 41 31 9 10 9 0 0 72 19 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 40 36 11 9 4 0 0 76 13 463
2018 Other 46 30 9 9 4 1 0 78 13 199
2017 Executive 57 25 7 4 7 0 0 81 12 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 50 34 6 6 4 0 0 84 10 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 35 33 13 10 7 1 0 69 18 450
2017 Administrative Support 48 36 0 8 8 0 0 84 16 14
2017 Other 38 34 11 9 7 0 0 72 17 185

Question 10. 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
2018 Executive 72 21 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 56 32 10 1 0 0 0 88 1 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 57 32 8 3 1 0 0 89 4 460
2018 Other 65 27 6 1 0 0 0 92 1 197
2017 Executive 80 16 2 2 0 0 0 96 2 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 70 28 2 0 0 0 0 98 0 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 53 35 9 2 2 0 0 88 3 449
2017 Administrative Support 84 16 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2017 Other 59 29 7 3 2 0 0 88 4 183
2014 Executive 85 13 3 0 0 0 0 97 0 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 71 21 7 1 0 0 0 92 1 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 65 24 7 2 2 0 0 89 4 604
2014 Administrative Support 68 13 13 3 0 0 3 83 3 31
2014 Other 67 25 5 1 1 0 0 93 2 202

Question 14. 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
2018 Executive 66 23 3 8 0 0 0 89 8 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 48 29 14 6 3 1 0 77 9 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 51 33 9 5 2 0 0 84 7 463
2018 Other 52 36 7 3 2 0 0 88 5 199
2017 Executive 60 32 4 2 2 0 0 92 4 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 60 29 6 4 1 0 0 89 5 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 43 38 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 449
2017 Administrative Support 62 16 13 8 0 0 0 79 8 14
2017 Other 47 35 9 5 3 0 0 82 8 182
2014 Executive 65 28 4 3 0 0 0 93 3 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 57 28 10 2 2 0 0 85 5 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 46 34 9 6 4 0 0 81 10 603
2014 Administrative Support 61 16 13 10 0 0 0 77 10 31
2014 Other 55 33 5 4 2 0 0 89 6 202

Question 43. 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
2018 Executive 65 14 4 11 6 0 0 79 16 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 42 22 11 11 14 0 0 64 25 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 45 34 11 7 3 0 0 79 10 465
2018 Other 53 20 18 6 3 0 0 73 9 199
2017 Executive 59 22 4 6 9 0 0 81 15 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 62 15 14 5 4 0 0 77 10 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 41 30 17 7 5 1 0 71 12 450
2017 Administrative Support 46 32 8 8 5 0 0 79 13 14
2017 Other 47 26 12 6 6 2 0 74 13 183
2014 Executive 59 25 6 6 3 1 0 86 9 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 50 23 12 9 4 1 0 74 13 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 37 30 16 10 6 1 0 68 16 604
2014 Administrative Support 48 26 10 6 10 0 0 74 16 31
2014 Other 51 28 10 5 6 1 1 80 11 200

Question 44. 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
2018 Executive 65 13 8 12 1 0 0 79 13 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 44 23 10 10 14 0 0 67 24 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 47 33 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 459
2018 Other 49 26 17 5 3 0 0 75 8 198
2017 Executive 58 25 4 5 7 0 0 83 13 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 58 22 10 6 4 0 0 80 10 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 42 31 16 7 4 0 0 74 10 450
2017 Administrative Support 46 40 0 0 13 0 0 87 13 14
2017 Other 46 31 9 10 4 0 0 77 14 184
2014 Executive 59 25 6 6 3 1 0 86 9 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 50 23 9 14 3 0 0 74 17 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 38 32 13 11 5 0 0 71 16 604
2014 Administrative Support 48 23 10 13 6 0 0 71 19 31
2014 Other 50 33 9 6 4 0 0 82 10 200

Question 45. 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
2018 Executive 56 20 6 4 12 0 2 77 17 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 38 20 14 8 15 4 0 61 25 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 41 24 17 9 8 1 0 66 17 465
2018 Other 43 23 13 14 4 1 2 67 19 198
2017 Executive 48 20 10 10 9 0 3 71 19 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 54 15 16 6 5 3 0 72 12 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 39 22 18 10 9 2 0 62 19 450
2017 Administrative Support 41 32 8 13 0 5 0 77 14 14
2017 Other 40 18 16 10 10 5 1 62 21 183
2014 Executive 56 17 4 10 4 7 1 80 15 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 42 20 17 12 7 2 0 64 19 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 36 19 17 14 12 2 0 56 26 604
2014 Administrative Support 48 16 6 16 13 0 0 65 29 31
2014 Other 47 21 11 6 6 2 7 75 13 201
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Leadership

Immediate supervisor

Question 23. 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
2018 Executive 54 26 9 10 1 0 0 80 11 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 54 19 6 10 6 5 0 77 17 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 53 28 7 6 3 2 0 83 10 465
2018 Other 50 24 7 6 4 3 7 82 11 196
2017 Executive 44 33 7 6 5 2 3 81 12 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 55 28 6 5 3 1 1 85 9 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 48 28 12 4 5 2 1 78 9 449
2017 Administrative Support 76 16 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 14
2017 Other 46 28 7 6 5 3 5 80 12 185
2014 Executive 54 28 10 3 3 0 3 84 6 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 62 24 5 5 2 1 1 87 8 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 49 30 10 5 4 1 1 81 9 604
2014 Administrative Support 61 26 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 31
2014 Other 51 20 11 6 4 2 9 78 10 199

Question 24. 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
2018 Executive 52 32 9 3 4 0 0 84 7 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 51 23 8 10 7 1 0 75 17 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 49 32 8 5 4 1 0 83 9 465
2018 Other 47 24 11 7 3 1 6 77 11 196
2017 Executive 45 35 6 4 5 0 4 84 10 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 57 26 5 6 4 0 1 84 10 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 45 34 10 4 5 1 0 80 9 448
2017 Administrative Support 56 36 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 14
2017 Other 41 33 7 7 6 1 5 79 13 185
2014 Executive 54 28 7 6 3 0 3 84 9 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 52 29 12 5 2 0 0 81 7 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 46 32 10 8 4 0 0 79 12 604
2014 Administrative Support 61 23 10 0 6 0 0 84 6 31
2014 Other 42 29 9 6 5 0 7 77 13 201

Question 26. 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
2018 Executive 58 27 9 4 1 0 0 85 6 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 49 23 10 8 9 0 0 73 17 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 53 29 8 5 5 1 0 82 10 464
2018 Other 52 23 11 4 4 1 5 80 9 196
2017 Executive 50 33 5 4 5 0 2 85 10 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 56 25 8 5 5 0 1 82 10 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 54 25 10 7 4 0 0 79 11 449
2017 Administrative Support 73 18 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 13
2017 Other 49 28 5 7 6 0 5 81 14 184
2014 Executive 54 25 11 4 4 0 1 80 9 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 59 24 11 3 3 0 0 83 7 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 54 27 8 6 4 0 0 82 10 602
2014 Administrative Support 68 19 3 3 6 0 0 87 10 31
2014 Other 55 18 8 6 4 0 8 79 12 201

Senior management

Question 29. 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
2018 Executive 45 31 8 5 7 0 4 79 13 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 40 29 7 8 12 4 1 72 21 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 36 35 15 7 5 2 0 73 12 464
2018 Other 36 26 15 14 5 3 1 65 19 198
2017 Executive 52 27 6 6 8 0 2 80 14 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 51 22 14 4 6 3 0 76 10 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 31 35 15 8 8 3 0 68 17 450
2017 Administrative Support 32 47 0 0 13 8 0 85 15 14
2017 Other 38 30 10 13 5 3 0 72 18 185
2014 Executive 55 32 6 3 3 0 1 89 6 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 49 27 10 5 6 3 0 79 11 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 33 34 13 10 7 3 0 70 17 603
2014 Administrative Support 33 27 10 17 10 3 0 62 28 30
2014 Other 44 31 7 6 8 3 1 78 15 201

Question 30. 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
2018 Executive 49 25 12 6 4 0 4 77 11 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 35 28 8 15 12 1 1 65 27 132
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 37 35 13 7 6 1 0 73 14 462
2018 Other 34 26 13 16 8 1 1 61 25 199
2017 Executive 50 30 7 6 5 0 2 81 12 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 50 24 12 9 5 0 0 74 14 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 31 33 15 11 7 2 0 66 19 449
2017 Administrative Support 46 32 0 0 13 8 0 85 15 14
2017 Other 40 22 15 13 8 2 0 64 22 184
2014 Executive 52 28 7 7 4 0 1 81 11 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 47 26 13 7 6 0 1 73 13 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 32 33 15 12 8 1 0 65 20 602
2014 Administrative Support 29 39 6 10 13 3 0 70 23 31
2014 Other 46 28 9 7 9 2 1 76 15 200

Question 31. 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
2018 Executive 44 26 9 12 4 0 4 73 17 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 26 34 5 18 13 4 1 62 33 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 26 35 20 10 6 3 0 62 17 464
2018 Other 24 23 16 19 13 3 1 49 34 198
2017 Executive 43 35 4 10 7 0 2 79 17 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 38 29 14 7 8 4 0 70 15 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 34 15 14 9 3 0 61 23 449
2017 Administrative Support 32 31 24 0 13 0 0 62 13 14
2017 Other 29 23 17 14 11 6 0 56 26 184
2014 Executive 44 37 10 4 4 0 1 81 9 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 40 26 14 12 3 3 1 70 16 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 24 34 16 14 8 4 0 60 23 603
2014 Administrative Support 26 26 13 16 10 10 0 57 29 31
2014 Other 33 30 15 9 8 3 1 66 18 201

Question 32. 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
2018 Executive 37 43 6 5 6 0 2 82 11 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 24 32 11 15 14 2 1 58 30 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 25 36 16 13 8 2 0 62 22 463
2018 Other 24 28 16 23 7 2 1 53 30 198
2017 Executive 48 29 6 10 5 0 2 79 15 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 32 32 13 12 9 2 0 65 21 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 24 37 12 15 10 2 0 62 26 449
2017 Administrative Support 24 30 16 8 13 0 9 59 24 14
2017 Other 28 33 13 18 6 2 0 62 25 185
2014 Executive 54 32 4 6 3 0 1 87 9 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 33 29 13 18 7 0 0 62 25 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 23 34 15 16 11 1 0 58 27 604
2014 Administrative Support 32 23 10 13 13 6 3 61 29 31
2014 Other 35 28 13 11 7 2 2 66 19 201
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Workforce

Performance management

Question 6. 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
2018 Executive 44 33 13 6 4 0 0 77 10 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 37 36 11 6 7 2 1 75 14 132
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 37 35 14 9 5 0 0 73 14 463
2018 Other 40 28 11 9 9 1 1 69 19 198
2017 Executive 46 38 3 7 5 0 0 84 12 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 37 46 5 10 2 0 0 83 12 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 33 34 15 9 9 0 0 67 18 450
2017 Administrative Support 49 33 9 0 9 0 0 82 9 13
2017 Other 31 38 13 9 8 0 0 70 17 185
2014 Executive 45 35 10 6 4 0 0 80 10 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 44 32 8 11 4 0 1 77 15 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 32 35 11 15 7 0 0 67 22 604
2014 Administrative Support 35 39 13 6 6 0 0 74 13 31
2014 Other 35 29 9 10 10 1 5 69 22 202

Question 7. 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
2018 Executive 41 44 6 4 5 0 0 85 8 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 32 35 14 7 12 0 0 67 19 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 36 44 9 8 2 0 0 80 10 463
2018 Other 36 39 12 7 6 0 0 75 13 200
2017 Executive 49 42 2 5 2 0 0 91 7 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 39 37 9 6 8 1 0 76 15 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 41 9 11 5 0 0 74 17 450
2017 Administrative Support 60 24 8 8 0 0 0 84 8 14
2017 Other 38 37 11 9 5 0 0 75 14 185

Question 19. 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
2018 Executive 28 35 10 13 9 0 5 66 23 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 15 19 15 13 12 20 5 46 33 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 17 22 20 12 7 17 4 50 25 462
2018 Other 17 22 20 15 9 15 2 47 28 199
2017 Executive 30 46 2 12 8 0 2 78 20 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 22 15 18 8 6 24 7 53 21 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 15 26 16 13 8 18 3 52 27 449
2017 Administrative Support 15 20 32 0 8 19 5 47 11 14
2017 Other 15 27 18 13 11 13 3 50 29 184
2014 Executive 39 39 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 17 27 13 12 12 12 6 55 29 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 15 20 16 15 12 16 5 45 35 604
2014 Administrative Support 19 26 6 13 13 19 3 58 33 31
2014 Other 18 22 12 14 11 17 8 52 33 200

Question 22. 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
2018 Executive 43 41 6 7 3 0 0 84 10 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 47 26 13 8 6 0 1 73 13 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 48 33 8 7 3 1 0 82 10 463
2018 Other 45 26 9 6 5 1 7 78 13 196
2017 Executive 50 27 8 8 5 0 2 79 13 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 44 34 6 12 2 0 1 80 14 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 43 32 11 8 5 1 0 76 13 449
2017 Administrative Support 48 36 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 14
2017 Other 41 34 7 7 6 0 5 79 14 185
2014 Executive 41 37 8 8 1 0 4 81 10 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 51 33 9 4 2 0 0 84 7 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 44 33 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 604
2014 Administrative Support 61 16 13 0 6 0 3 80 7 31
2014 Other 37 32 10 7 7 1 8 75 15 200

Question 28. 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
2018 Executive 45 16 17 10 0 0 12 69 11 56
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 37 28 18 2 5 2 9 72 7 112
2018 Other 34 30 10 8 6 0 13 73 16 50
2017 Executive 56 27 2 2 6 0 8 90 8 48
2017 Scientific and Professional 36 25 14 4 3 0 18 75 8 25
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 32 12 10 6 0 7 69 18 116
2017 Other 36 37 11 6 0 4 6 81 7 46
2014 Executive 44 41 3 4 3 1 3 89 8 68
2014 Scientific and Professional 20 55 15 5 0 5 0 79 5 20
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 38 30 11 5 2 3 10 79 9 130
2014 Other 29 25 7 8 5 3 22 73 18 59

Job fit and development

Question 1. 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
2018 Executive 46 42 5 4 1 0 2 89 6 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 30 46 6 11 5 0 2 77 17 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 39 40 10 6 3 0 1 80 10 465
2018 Other 35 42 7 10 4 0 3 78 15 200
2017 Executive 62 23 5 2 7 0 0 85 9 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 37 36 13 7 7 0 1 73 13 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 39 37 6 10 7 0 1 77 17 449
2017 Administrative Support 42 31 16 0 0 5 5 82 0 14
2017 Other 39 36 12 7 4 1 0 75 12 185
2014 Executive 62 25 6 3 1 0 3 90 4 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 44 29 15 9 2 0 1 73 12 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 42 33 9 10 6 0 0 74 17 604
2014 Administrative Support 65 26 3 6 0 0 0 90 6 31
2014 Other 46 29 7 10 3 0 4 78 14 202

Question 2. 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
2018 Executive 80 17 1 2 0 0 0 97 2 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 56 34 6 5 0 0 0 90 5 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 48 40 6 3 3 0 0 87 6 464
2018 Other 59 29 7 3 2 0 0 88 5 199
2017 Executive 64 32 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 72 21 3 4 0 0 0 93 4 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 48 34 10 5 2 0 0 82 8 449
2017 Administrative Support 54 24 13 0 8 0 0 79 8 14
2017 Other 49 35 5 6 4 0 0 85 10 185
2014 Executive 69 31 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 56 32 7 3 2 0 0 88 5 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 45 33 12 6 3 0 0 78 10 604
2014 Administrative Support 48 23 6 16 6 0 0 71 23 31
2014 Other 55 31 5 5 2 0 0 87 8 202

Question 3. 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
2018 Executive 77 23 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 57 33 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 52 35 7 3 3 0 0 87 6 457
2018 Other 59 31 5 2 2 0 0 90 5 199
2017 Executive 79 21 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 68 26 2 3 0 0 0 95 3 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 50 36 6 5 3 0 0 86 8 450
2017 Administrative Support 50 26 23 0 0 0 0 77 0 13
2017 Other 54 35 4 4 4 0 0 89 7 185
2014 Executive 79 21 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 60 31 4 6 0 0 0 90 6 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 53 32 7 5 3 0 0 85 8 603
2014 Administrative Support 55 16 10 16 3 0 0 71 19 31
2014 Other 60 29 4 4 2 0 0 90 6 202

Question 37. 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
2018 Executive 46 36 4 9 5 0 0 82 14 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 26 29 16 18 7 3 1 57 26 132
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 33 34 13 9 7 3 0 70 17 459
2018 Other 34 25 16 15 7 3 0 61 23 199
2017 Executive 62 24 3 0 7 4 0 89 7 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 36 34 9 11 3 6 0 75 15 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 33 32 13 11 7 4 1 68 19 449
2017 Administrative Support 42 13 16 7 8 13 0 64 17 14
2017 Other 36 32 12 9 7 4 0 70 18 184
2014 Executive 61 21 11 6 1 0 0 82 7 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 42 26 11 11 7 3 0 71 18 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 33 31 13 12 8 3 0 66 20 602
2014 Administrative Support 32 35 3 10 13 3 3 72 24 31
2014 Other 40 27 10 9 6 8 2 73 16 200

Question 38. 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
2018 Executive 26 26 14 6 11 2 16 63 20 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 19 22 16 10 27 4 2 44 39 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 16 23 15 18 22 2 5 42 42 462
2018 Other 20 23 13 15 14 6 9 50 34 198
2017 Executive 30 24 6 9 14 4 14 64 28 48
2017 Scientific and Professional 20 21 16 19 10 6 8 47 34 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 20 12 19 24 3 6 39 48 449
2017 Administrative Support 29 7 8 16 19 21 0 45 45 14
2017 Other 21 22 10 14 19 7 9 50 38 183
2014 Executive 28 18 11 6 10 0 27 63 21 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 15 20 16 17 26 1 7 38 46 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 13 18 14 20 27 2 5 34 52 604
2014 Administrative Support 13 29 10 10 32 3 3 45 45 31
2014 Other 23 19 11 10 13 3 20 55 30 201

Empowerment

Question 11. 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
2018 Executive 65 28 2 4 1 0 0 93 6 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 40 37 7 10 6 0 0 77 17 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 40 38 9 7 5 0 0 78 12 462
2018 Other 45 34 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 198
2017 Executive 65 26 6 0 3 0 0 91 3 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 49 36 4 3 8 0 0 86 11 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 36 8 13 5 0 0 74 18 449
2017 Administrative Support 34 28 30 0 8 0 0 62 8 14
2017 Other 41 39 7 9 4 0 1 80 13 183
2014 Executive 70 20 1 6 3 0 0 90 8 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 36 39 7 12 5 0 1 75 18 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 31 39 11 10 8 0 0 71 18 604
2014 Administrative Support 26 42 16 6 3 0 6 72 10 31
2014 Other 41 38 6 9 4 0 1 80 14 202

Question 12. 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
2018 Executive 56 32 8 2 3 0 0 88 4 59
2018 Scientific and Professional 40 36 11 10 3 0 0 76 13 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 42 33 14 8 4 0 0 75 11 459
2018 Other 43 33 15 3 5 0 0 77 8 199
2017 Executive 60 31 0 4 5 0 0 91 9 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 53 31 5 7 4 0 0 84 11 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 35 11 10 6 0 0 74 16 448
2017 Administrative Support 32 36 24 0 8 0 0 68 8 14
2017 Other 42 37 9 6 5 0 0 79 12 182
2014 Executive 70 17 7 3 3 0 0 87 6 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 49 28 12 7 4 0 0 77 11 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 36 36 11 10 6 0 0 73 16 604
2014 Administrative Support 45 39 10 0 6 0 0 84 6 31
2014 Other 39 36 10 7 4 0 4 78 11 201

Question 13. 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
2018 Executive 54 28 13 3 1 0 0 82 5 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 45 24 11 12 7 0 1 70 19 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 41 35 13 7 3 1 0 76 11 459
2018 Other 41 37 15 3 3 0 1 79 6 198
2017 Executive 55 29 4 4 7 0 0 84 11 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 47 29 11 6 6 1 0 77 13 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 41 35 13 6 6 0 0 75 11 449
2017 Administrative Support 46 30 16 0 8 0 0 76 8 14
2017 Other 42 35 11 8 4 0 0 78 11 183
2014 Executive 70 17 6 6 1 0 0 87 7 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 49 28 9 10 3 0 1 78 13 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 37 38 10 9 5 0 0 76 15 604
2014 Administrative Support 48 32 13 0 3 0 3 83 3 31
2014 Other 44 32 7 8 4 0 3 79 13 202

Question 39. 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
2018 Executive 59 31 5 3 3 0 0 89 6 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 30 40 18 5 6 1 0 71 11 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 32 41 16 6 4 1 0 74 10 462
2018 Other 33 40 14 8 4 1 0 74 12 199
2017 Executive 51 36 3 4 3 0 2 89 7 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 40 37 9 11 2 2 0 78 13 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 28 39 18 9 4 3 0 69 13 448
2017 Administrative Support 46 0 38 8 0 8 0 50 9 14
2017 Other 34 37 12 8 6 1 2 73 15 183

Work-life balance and workload

Question 4. 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
2018 Executive 52 34 4 4 6 0 0 86 10 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 53 25 9 8 5 0 0 78 14 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 61 27 5 4 3 0 0 88 6 464
2018 Other 51 29 9 6 4 0 1 81 10 200
2017 Executive 64 24 6 5 2 0 0 88 7 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 59 26 6 5 3 0 0 85 9 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 54 29 7 6 4 0 0 84 10 450
2017 Administrative Support 64 15 16 0 0 0 5 83 0 14
2017 Other 49 35 3 9 4 0 0 84 13 185
2014 Executive 51 29 9 4 7 0 0 80 11 70
2014 Scientific and Professional 55 29 7 6 2 0 0 84 8 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 51 29 8 6 5 0 0 81 11 604
2014 Administrative Support 55 29 6 6 0 0 3 87 7 31
2014 Other 47 28 8 7 6 0 4 78 13 202

Question 15. 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
2018 Executive 33 29 16 13 10 0 0 62 23 59
2018 Scientific and Professional 39 29 15 10 7 0 0 68 17 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 44 32 15 7 3 0 0 76 9 466
2018 Other 33 32 19 10 5 0 1 66 15 200
2017 Executive 25 38 16 13 6 0 2 65 19 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 29 45 15 7 5 0 0 74 12 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 43 31 14 8 1 0 2 77 9 450
2017 Administrative Support 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2017 Other 27 37 17 7 6 0 5 68 14 185
2014 Executive 25 35 18 11 10 0 0 61 21 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 36 41 12 7 3 0 1 78 10 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 34 14 6 3 0 1 76 9 604
2014 Administrative Support 71 23 0 3 3 0 0 94 6 31
2014 Other 38 28 14 9 5 0 5 69 16 202

Mobility and retention

Question 46. Do you intend to leave your current position in the next two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Not Sure
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 42 30 28 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 29 33 38 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 26 35 38 465
2018 Other 24 40 36 199
2017 Executive 28 47 25 48
2017 Scientific and Professional 21 47 33 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 28 35 37 449
2017 Administrative Support 27 44 30 14
2017 Other 33 36 31 185
2014 Executive 32 39 28 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 32 33 35 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 33 32 35 604
2014 Administrative Support 32 26 42 31
2014 Other 25 47 27 201

Question 47. 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
2018 Scientific and Professional 8 12 72 4 2 2 43
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 10 11 63 4 4 9 124
2018 Other 4 16 31 7 32 9 48
2017 Executive 17 6 59 7 0 12 14
2017 Scientific and Professional 4 12 67 0 13 4 25
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 14 11 56 6 6 7 130
2017 Other 15 11 33 5 33 3 60
2014 Executive 39 4 48 9 9999 0 23
2014 Scientific and Professional 15 8 49 10 9999 18 39
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 14 10 61 5 9999 11 198
2014 Administrative Support 0 10 70 0 9999 20 10
2014 Other 25 14 39 14 9999 8 51
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Organizational goals

Question 8. 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
2018 Executive 73 23 3 0 1 0 0 96 1 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 57 32 8 3 1 0 0 88 3 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 60 33 4 2 1 0 0 93 3 463
2018 Other 63 29 4 1 1 1 0 94 2 199
2017 Executive 66 34 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 66 27 2 4 2 0 0 93 5 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 50 35 6 4 4 0 0 86 8 448
2017 Administrative Support 62 21 8 0 8 0 0 84 8 14
2017 Other 52 37 5 3 3 0 0 89 6 185
2014 Executive 80 11 4 4 0 0 0 92 4 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 60 28 7 3 2 0 0 88 5 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 53 34 6 4 3 0 0 87 7 603
2014 Administrative Support 55 35 3 3 3 0 0 90 6 31
2014 Other 61 33 2 0 1 1 0 95 2 202

Question 33. 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
2018 Executive 41 39 8 10 1 0 0 81 11 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 27 45 8 11 9 0 0 72 20 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 33 43 13 8 3 0 0 76 11 460
2018 Other 35 39 12 12 2 1 0 74 13 199
2017 Executive 37 42 8 8 5 0 0 79 13 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 40 34 16 9 2 0 0 74 11 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 34 40 12 9 5 1 0 74 14 450
2017 Administrative Support 40 36 8 8 8 0 0 76 16 14
2017 Other 42 39 6 7 6 1 0 81 12 185
2014 Executive 49 39 10 1 0 0 0 89 1 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 40 39 16 4 2 0 0 79 6 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 35 40 12 8 5 0 0 75 13 604
2014 Administrative Support 48 29 6 3 6 6 0 83 10 31
2014 Other 50 32 8 5 4 0 0 83 10 201

Organizational performance

Question 16a. 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
2018 Executive 8 18 30 24 17 0 4 42 27 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 12 16 35 21 16 0 0 38 27 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 7 19 30 26 16 1 2 42 27 465
2018 Other 11 26 27 20 14 1 1 35 37 199
2017 Executive 2 21 41 18 16 0 2 35 23 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 9 12 33 31 13 0 2 45 21 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 6 20 38 18 13 1 4 32 28 448
2017 Administrative Support 8 0 23 57 12 0 0 69 8 14
2017 Other 13 17 39 18 10 2 3 28 31 185
2014 Executive 1 20 31 25 18 0 4 46 22 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 3 12 31 37 15 1 2 53 15 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 10 24 31 19 14 0 2 34 35 603
2014 Administrative Support 3 16 29 29 16 0 6 48 21 31
2014 Other 6 17 35 17 16 1 6 36 25 201

Question 16b. 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
2018 Executive 10 14 26 26 21 0 3 49 25 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 17 13 29 18 20 1 1 39 31 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 8 15 26 27 20 2 2 49 24 463
2018 Other 7 16 28 25 20 1 2 47 24 196
2017 Executive 3 22 25 25 24 0 0 49 26 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 19 26 18 24 3 4 45 28 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 7 16 26 23 20 2 5 46 26 448
2017 Administrative Support 0 0 24 16 52 8 0 74 0 14
2017 Other 7 10 24 26 25 4 4 55 19 183
2014 Executive 6 13 24 27 27 0 4 56 19 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 4 16 25 24 29 1 2 54 20 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 9 15 25 26 22 2 2 49 24 603
2014 Administrative Support 6 6 10 35 29 3 10 74 15 31
2014 Other 5 13 20 23 31 3 7 59 19 200

Question 16c. 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
2018 Executive 8 9 26 24 32 0 2 57 17 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 12 16 27 23 20 1 1 44 28 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 7 11 25 30 25 1 1 56 18 462
2018 Other 14 15 30 23 15 1 2 39 30 196
2017 Executive 5 11 14 28 39 0 3 69 17 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 10 8 25 29 24 2 3 56 19 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 9 13 25 25 22 1 5 50 23 448
2017 Administrative Support 0 8 20 41 31 0 0 72 8 14
2017 Other 14 17 27 19 15 4 4 37 33 185
2014 Executive 1 6 17 34 38 0 4 75 7 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 5 6 33 27 26 1 2 55 11 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 9 13 27 26 22 0 3 49 23 603
2014 Administrative Support 6 10 26 16 29 3 10 52 19 31
2014 Other 9 16 23 18 23 2 8 46 28 201

Question 16d. 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
2018 Executive 7 15 25 32 20 0 2 53 22 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 11 13 20 29 26 1 0 56 24 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 3 8 27 33 27 1 1 61 12 461
2018 Other 7 14 27 30 18 1 2 50 22 197
2017 Executive 3 12 32 35 18 0 0 53 15 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 13 29 31 21 0 0 52 19 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 4 11 28 30 22 1 4 55 15 447
2017 Administrative Support 0 0 15 38 48 0 0 85 0 14
2017 Other 7 13 28 23 22 3 3 48 21 185
2014 Executive 1 18 24 30 24 0 3 55 20 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 3 10 25 39 21 0 2 61 13 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 3 12 28 32 22 0 2 56 16 600
2014 Administrative Support 0 3 13 39 39 0 6 83 3 31
2014 Other 5 13 24 26 23 1 7 53 21 201

Question 16e. 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
2018 Executive 8 16 37 21 16 0 2 38 25 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 15 21 22 17 19 1 5 39 38 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 7 14 26 27 22 1 2 51 22 463
2018 Other 12 23 27 17 17 2 2 35 36 197
2017 Executive 7 23 29 23 17 0 0 40 31 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 10 11 34 19 21 1 4 42 23 115
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 10 18 26 21 18 2 5 42 30 449
2017 Administrative Support 0 8 13 31 40 0 8 77 9 14
2017 Other 15 20 24 19 15 3 4 37 38 185
2014 Executive 17 20 31 11 18 0 3 30 38 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 14 16 21 20 24 2 3 46 32 120
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 12 19 27 18 20 1 3 40 32 603
2014 Administrative Support 3 6 6 32 42 3 6 82 11 31
2014 Other 11 22 22 16 18 2 8 38 37 201

Question 16f. 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
2018 Executive 8 11 34 23 18 0 4 43 21 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 17 15 25 16 24 1 3 42 33 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 9 15 24 24 22 3 3 49 25 464
2018 Other 2 12 26 31 22 4 2 56 16 194
2017 Executive 5 19 22 26 24 0 4 52 25 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 6 17 27 20 26 2 3 48 23 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 9 15 26 23 20 3 5 46 25 449
2017 Administrative Support 0 0 21 30 41 0 8 77 0 14
2017 Other 4 9 30 27 20 4 5 53 14 184
2014 Executive 0 11 27 34 25 0 3 61 12 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 4 7 25 29 27 4 4 61 12 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 6 15 23 28 23 1 4 54 22 602
2014 Administrative Support 3 7 17 30 30 3 10 69 12 30
2014 Other 4 11 23 22 28 4 10 57 17 200

Question 16g. 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
2018 Executive 7 12 24 28 28 0 2 57 19 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 13 13 26 23 21 3 1 46 27 132
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 5 12 27 31 22 1 2 54 18 463
2018 Other 9 16 32 24 15 2 2 40 26 196
2017 Executive 3 5 33 34 23 0 2 58 9 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 8 8 23 32 25 3 1 60 16 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 6 12 30 24 21 2 5 48 19 448
2017 Administrative Support 8 0 23 36 20 5 8 64 9 14
2017 Other 12 15 29 21 16 4 4 40 29 185
2014 Executive 0 11 34 27 25 0 3 54 12 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 5 13 31 22 26 1 2 50 19 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 8 15 29 24 20 2 3 46 24 600
2014 Administrative Support 3 10 27 20 30 3 7 56 15 30
2014 Other 12 12 25 23 20 2 6 47 26 199

Respectful workplace

Question 18. 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
2018 Executive 59 25 8 4 5 0 0 83 9 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 45 29 7 16 4 0 0 73 19 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 51 28 6 8 5 1 1 81 13 461
2018 Other 45 29 12 10 4 0 0 74 14 199
2017 Executive 61 27 2 4 5 0 0 88 10 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 55 32 4 6 3 0 0 87 9 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 48 26 9 9 8 0 0 75 16 450
2017 Administrative Support 40 28 24 8 0 0 0 68 8 14
2017 Other 53 22 9 8 6 2 0 76 15 184
2014 Executive 65 28 1 4 1 0 0 93 6 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 59 19 7 8 5 0 2 79 13 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 43 29 10 10 7 0 0 72 18 604
2014 Administrative Support 52 32 10 6 0 0 0 84 6 31
2014 Other 50 23 8 8 6 0 4 77 15 201

Question 20. 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
2018 Executive 46 36 5 9 4 0 0 82 13 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 49 30 7 12 2 0 0 79 14 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 54 33 5 5 2 0 0 88 8 458
2018 Other 46 37 7 7 3 0 0 83 9 198
2017 Executive 60 29 3 2 5 0 0 89 8 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 62 28 2 7 1 0 0 90 8 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 51 35 6 5 4 0 0 86 8 449
2017 Administrative Support 40 60 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2017 Other 50 30 6 11 2 0 0 81 13 185
2014 Executive 69 27 0 4 0 0 0 96 4 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 61 25 7 4 2 0 1 87 7 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 44 36 8 7 4 0 0 81 11 604
2014 Administrative Support 61 19 10 6 3 0 0 81 10 31
2014 Other 48 33 6 6 3 0 2 84 10 201

Question 21. The people I work with value my ideas and opinions.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 58 33 8 0 1 0 0 91 1 59
2018 Scientific and Professional 46 40 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 48 36 9 3 2 0 1 85 6 462
2018 Other 48 33 10 5 2 2 0 83 7 200

Question 40. My department or agency implements activities and practicesthat support a diverse workplace.

A diverse workplace includes everyone, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, religion, age, language, culture, background, interests, views or other dimensions.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 60 30 8 2 0 0 0 90 2 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 38 37 11 8 3 4 0 77 12 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 49 30 12 3 3 2 0 81 7 463
2018 Other 47 30 15 3 1 3 0 80 5 197
2017 Executive 50 40 7 2 0 0 2 92 2 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 47 29 12 5 3 4 0 80 8 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 43 33 14 5 1 3 1 79 7 450
2017 Administrative Support 41 30 8 16 0 5 0 74 17 14
2017 Other 53 26 10 3 4 3 0 82 7 183
2014 Executive 62 28 4 3 1 1 0 91 4 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 50 24 13 4 2 4 2 79 7 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 43 34 11 4 2 4 1 82 7 604
2014 Administrative Support 55 29 10 0 3 3 0 87 3 31
2014 Other 54 24 8 5 2 4 2 84 7 201

Question 41. 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
2018 Executive 67 26 6 0 2 0 0 93 2 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 43 35 7 9 3 2 0 80 13 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 53 32 7 5 3 1 0 85 7 464
2018 Other 49 33 8 6 2 1 1 84 8 198
2017 Executive 64 27 5 0 3 0 0 91 3 48
2017 Scientific and Professional 48 38 6 4 3 1 0 87 7 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 36 8 5 2 1 0 84 7 450
2017 Administrative Support 46 16 24 8 0 5 0 66 9 14
2017 Other 51 34 9 3 3 1 0 85 6 183
2014 Executive 70 23 3 1 1 1 0 94 3 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 51 31 7 6 2 1 1 84 8 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 44 36 11 5 3 1 0 81 9 604
2014 Administrative Support 55 26 13 3 3 0 0 81 6 31
2014 Other 52 27 9 6 2 3 2 82 8 200

Question 42. 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
2018 Executive 69 16 12 2 1 0 0 85 3 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 52 28 7 6 7 0 0 80 13 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 62 28 4 4 2 0 0 90 5 461
2018 Other 57 30 9 2 2 0 0 87 5 199
2017 Executive 70 21 4 2 3 0 0 91 5 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 64 25 5 3 3 0 0 89 6 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 51 35 7 4 2 0 0 87 6 450
2017 Administrative Support 52 40 0 0 8 0 0 92 8 14
2017 Other 56 30 6 4 3 0 0 87 7 183
2014 Executive 76 20 3 0 1 0 0 96 1 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 67 23 2 3 4 0 0 90 7 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 54 31 7 4 3 0 0 85 7 604
2014 Administrative Support 61 23 13 0 3 0 0 84 3 31
2014 Other 57 33 4 3 2 0 0 91 5 201

Ethical workplace

Question 17. 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
2018 Executive 38 28 9 12 7 0 5 70 21 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 24 27 14 16 8 7 4 57 27 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 28 28 18 9 4 8 4 64 15 463
2018 Other 26 27 19 9 7 8 4 60 18 198
2017 Executive 42 30 12 6 7 2 2 74 13 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 30 26 15 10 3 10 6 67 15 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 31 29 15 7 8 4 5 66 17 450
2017 Administrative Support 40 8 31 8 8 5 0 50 17 14
2017 Other 32 28 14 7 8 7 4 67 17 185
2014 Executive 56 31 3 4 3 0 3 90 7 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 32 34 5 11 8 2 7 73 21 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 29 26 16 12 9 4 3 60 23 604
2014 Administrative Support 39 29 6 6 3 10 6 81 12 31
2014 Other 35 28 10 5 8 5 7 72 16 201

Question 34. 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
2018 Executive 62 21 7 7 3 0 0 83 10 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 32 39 8 13 5 3 1 74 18 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 41 34 11 8 4 1 1 77 12 461
2018 Other 37 26 15 10 5 5 2 68 16 199
2017 Executive 55 39 3 3 0 0 0 93 3 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 50 23 10 8 4 4 1 77 12 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 40 32 13 8 4 2 1 74 12 449
2017 Administrative Support 33 30 24 8 5 0 0 62 13 14
2017 Other 41 30 9 12 3 4 0 75 16 185
2014 Executive 70 24 1 1 3 0 0 94 4 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 54 26 10 3 5 2 1 81 8 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 42 33 10 8 5 1 0 76 14 604
2014 Administrative Support 45 26 3 16 10 0 0 71 26 31
2014 Other 49 25 9 5 4 1 5 80 10 201

Question 35. My department or agency does a good job of promoting values and ethics in the 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
2018 Executive 52 25 7 11 4 0 0 77 15 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 34 32 7 13 10 4 0 68 24 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 38 35 15 8 4 1 0 74 11 460
2018 Other 34 29 24 7 3 3 0 64 10 199

Question 36. 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
2018 Executive 42 19 8 12 10 3 7 67 24 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 19 20 15 9 16 20 1 49 32 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 24 23 19 10 9 12 3 55 23 461
2018 Other 21 20 15 12 16 9 8 49 33 199
2017 Executive 43 18 14 8 5 2 10 69 15 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 24 15 14 9 10 24 3 54 27 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 22 19 12 13 11 4 49 29 449
2017 Administrative Support 27 13 16 0 8 35 0 63 12 14
2017 Other 25 17 13 15 15 9 6 49 35 185
2014 Executive 44 13 13 4 6 7 14 71 13 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 24 21 12 15 11 12 5 54 31 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 18 18 19 13 14 13 4 44 33 604
2014 Administrative Support 35 13 10 16 13 6 6 56 33 31
2014 Other 24 19 12 8 12 8 17 57 26 201

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 48. Having carefully read the definition of harassment, have you been the victim of harassment on the job in the past 12 months?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 15 85 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 21 79 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 11 89 462
2018 Other 14 86 199

Question 49a. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Co-workers

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 60 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 61 54
2018 Other 39 28

Question 49b. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals with authority over me

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 56 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 58 54
2018 Other 61 28

Question 49c. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals working for me

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 54

Question 49d. 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
2018 Executive 0 10
2018 Scientific and Professional 0 28
2018 Other 0 28

Question 49e. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals from other departments or agencies

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 0 10
2018 Scientific and Professional 0 28
2018 Other 0 28

Question 49f. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 0 10

Question 49g. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 0 10
2018 Scientific and Professional 0 28

Question 50a. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Aggressive behaviour

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 69 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 44 53
2018 Other 32 28

Question 50b. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Excessive control

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 52 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 36 53
2018 Other 50 28

Question 50c. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Being excluded or being ignored

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 45 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 50 53
2018 Other 44 28

Question 50d. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Humiliation

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 33 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 43 53
2018 Other 36 28

Question 50e. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Interference with work / withholding resources

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 50 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 42 53
2018 Other 28 28

Question 50f. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Offensive remark

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 56 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 54 53
2018 Other 57 28

Question 50g. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Personal attack

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 38 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 40 53
2018 Other 28 28

Question 50h. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Physical violence

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 0 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 53
2018 Other 0 28

Question 50i. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Sexual comment or gesture

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 0 10

Question 50j. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Threat

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 53

Question 50k. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Unfair treatment

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 41 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 45 53
2018 Other 25 28

Question 50l. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Yelling / shouting

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 28 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 14 53
2018 Other 32 28

Question 50m. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 0 10
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 11 53
2018 Other 17 28

Question 51a. 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
2018 Scientific and Professional 80 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 59 54
2018 Other 64 28

Question 51b. 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
2018 Scientific and Professional 20 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 38 54
2018 Other 21 28

Question 51c. 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
2018 Scientific and Professional 16 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 10 54
2018 Other 21 28

Question 51d. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I contacted my union representative.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 0 10
2018 Other 0 28

Question 51g. 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
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 16 54
2018 Other 0 28

Question 51h. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other 21 28

Question 51i. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I took no action.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 18 28
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 28 54
2018 Other 22 28

Question 52a. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The issue was resolved.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 13 53

Question 52b. 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
2018 Scientific and Professional 31 26
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 21 53
2018 Other 19 26

Question 52c. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The behaviour stopped.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 14 53
2018 Other 0 26

Question 52d. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The individual apologized.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 0 26
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 9 53

Question 52e. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Management intervened.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 23 26

Question 52f. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The individual left or changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 20 53

Question 52g. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Scientific and Professional 0 26
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 10 53

Question 52h. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not know what to do, where to go or whom to ask.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 9 53

Question 52i. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was too distraught.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 14 53

Question 52j. 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
2018 Scientific and Professional 36 26
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 29 53
2018 Other 23 26

Question 52k. 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
2018 Other 0 26

Question 52l. 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
2018 Scientific and Professional 48 26
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 43 53
2018 Other 39 26

Question 52m. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Someone threatened me.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 53
2018 Other 0 26

Question 52n. 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
2018 Scientific and Professional 39 26
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 56 53
2018 Other 57 26

Question 52o. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I intend to file a grievance or a formal complaint but I have not done so yet.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other 0 26

Question 52p. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 16 53
2018 Other 23 26

Question 53. 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
2018 Executive 41 22 13 13 4 7 0 68 18 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 17 10 11 6 15 30 12 46 36 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 22 15 17 4 6 28 8 58 16 462
2018 Other 20 13 23 6 5 27 6 50 16 200
2017 Executive 43 23 8 7 5 5 10 77 13 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 16 7 11 3 6 40 17 54 20 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 14 18 8 6 26 11 49 22 450
2017 Administrative Support 34 8 15 8 0 13 21 65 12 14
2017 Other 25 12 17 8 7 23 8 54 22 185
2014 Executive 45 17 6 7 1 14 10 81 11 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 20 17 7 8 7 31 10 62 27 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 15 13 19 9 6 28 9 45 25 604
2014 Administrative Support 29 10 16 6 6 26 6 57 19 31
2014 Other 26 14 9 5 5 28 14 67 17 199

Question 54. 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
2018 Executive 55 18 11 12 4 0 0 73 16 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 32 24 11 12 10 11 0 63 25 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 37 31 16 3 4 9 0 75 7 460
2018 Other 33 25 20 5 4 13 1 67 10 199
2017 Executive 58 18 10 7 7 0 0 76 14 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 35 19 20 7 3 15 1 64 12 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 25 19 6 6 11 1 65 13 450
2017 Administrative Support 41 21 16 0 8 5 8 72 9 14
2017 Other 38 23 14 7 5 13 1 70 14 185
2014 Executive 58 25 10 4 1 1 0 84 6 71
2014 Scientific and Professional 36 28 13 7 7 7 1 70 15 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 28 28 20 7 4 12 1 64 13 603
2014 Administrative Support 42 13 13 10 6 13 3 65 19 31
2014 Other 41 17 12 6 3 16 3 73 12 201

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 55. Having carefully read the definition of discrimination, have you been the victim of discrimination on the job in the past 12 months?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 9 91 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 7 93 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 4 96 466
2018 Other 6 94 198

Question 56a. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Co-workers

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 37 21
2018 Other 47 13

Question 56b. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals with authority over me

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other 55 13

Question 56c. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals working for me

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21

Question 56d. 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
2018 Other 0 13

Question 56f. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other 0 13

Question 56g. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21

Question 57a. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Race

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 49 21
2018 Other 47 13

Question 57b. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. National or ethnic origin

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other 55 13

Question 57c. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Colour

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 36 21

Question 57e. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Age

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 25 21

Question 57g. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Sexual orientation

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21
2018 Other 0 13

Question 57h. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Gender identity or expression (including gender diverse identities or expressions such as transgender, two-spirit, or non-binary)

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21

Question 57i. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Marital status

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21
2018 Other 0 13

Question 57j. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Family status

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other 0 13

Question 57k. 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
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21
2018 Other 0 13

Question 57m. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Pardoned conviction or suspended record

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21
2018 Other 0 13

Question 57n. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 26 21

Question 58a. 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
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 41 21

Question 58c. 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
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21
2018 Other 0 13

Question 58d. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I contacted my union representative.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other 0 13

Question 58e. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I used an informal conflict resolution process.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21
2018 Other 0 13

Question 58f. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I filed a grievance or formal complaint.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21
2018 Other 0 13

Question 58i. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I took no action.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 41 21
2018 Other 62 13

Question 59a. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The issue was resolved.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other 0 13

Question 59b. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not think the incident was serious enough.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 24 21

Question 59c. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The behaviour stopped.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other 0 13

Question 59d. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The individual apologized.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other 0 13

Question 59e. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Management intervened.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21

Question 59g. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other 0 13

Question 59h. Why did you not file a grievance or 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
2018 Other 0 13

Question 59i. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was too distraught.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other 0 13

Question 59j. Why did you not file a grievance or 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
2018 Other 0 13

Question 59k. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was advised against filing a complaint.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21
2018 Other 0 13

Question 59m. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Someone threatened me.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21
2018 Other 0 13

Question 59n. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not believe it would make a difference.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 51 21
2018 Other 61 13

Question 59o. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I intend to file a grievance or a formal complaint but I have not done so yet.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 21
2018 Other 0 13

Question 60. 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
2018 Executive 41 18 17 4 0 16 3 73 5 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 16 8 12 2 8 45 9 52 22 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 23 14 18 2 2 32 8 62 7 465
2018 Other 23 9 24 3 2 33 5 53 9 197
2017 Executive 45 14 8 2 3 8 21 83 7 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 14 7 13 0 3 49 15 57 7 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 18 14 16 3 3 35 11 60 11 450
2017 Administrative Support 21 15 16 8 0 19 21 59 14 14
2017 Other 20 13 17 3 2 32 13 59 10 185
2014 Executive 44 10 6 0 1 21 17 88 2 70
2014 Scientific and Professional 21 10 12 4 1 39 14 65 11 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 16 14 19 2 3 35 12 56 9 604
2014 Administrative Support 35 10 19 0 3 26 6 67 5 31
2014 Other 24 10 13 3 3 32 14 64 12 201

Question 61. 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
2018 Executive 59 19 12 5 0 4 0 82 6 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 31 25 14 5 6 17 1 69 14 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 39 29 15 3 3 11 1 77 6 465
2018 Other 36 24 17 4 3 15 1 72 8 197
2017 Executive 64 19 6 2 3 4 2 89 5 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 34 25 14 4 3 18 2 74 8 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 35 25 16 3 3 15 3 74 7 449
2017 Administrative Support 36 26 15 9 0 6 9 73 10 13
2017 Other 35 27 14 3 1 16 4 77 5 184
2014 Executive 69 19 7 0 1 4 0 91 1 70
2014 Scientific and Professional 40 30 12 4 1 12 1 80 6 121
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 31 27 18 3 3 16 2 71 7 603
2014 Administrative Support 45 13 23 0 3 16 0 69 4 31
2014 Other 41 19 12 4 3 19 4 76 8 200
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Workplace well-being

A psychologically healthy workplace

Question 25. 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
2018 Executive 62 28 3 1 5 0 0 90 7 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 57 26 6 5 6 2 0 83 11 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 61 24 6 4 3 1 0 86 7 464
2018 Other 63 16 6 4 5 1 6 85 9 196
2017 Executive 63 25 5 2 3 0 2 90 5 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 69 22 4 2 1 1 1 93 2 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 58 25 9 4 4 1 0 83 7 450
2017 Administrative Support 76 24 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2017 Other 55 26 5 4 5 0 5 86 9 184

Question 65. My department or agency does a good job of raising awareness of mental health in the 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
2018 Executive 46 40 6 4 4 0 0 86 8 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 31 31 17 14 4 2 0 64 19 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 41 36 12 6 2 4 0 79 8 465
2018 Other 44 37 10 6 0 3 0 84 6 199
2017 Executive 39 44 11 2 5 0 0 82 7 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 27 37 12 14 4 6 0 68 19 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 35 35 13 9 5 4 0 73 14 449
2017 Administrative Support 21 35 17 5 16 5 0 59 23 14
2017 Other 33 43 12 5 4 2 0 78 10 185

Question 66. I would describe my workplace as being psychologically healthy.

A psychologically healthy workplace is one that promotes employees’ psychological well-being and actively works to prevent harm to employee psychological health due to negligent, reckless or intentional acts.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 41 35 1 15 5 3 0 77 21 61
2018 Scientific and Professional 27 31 8 16 16 3 0 60 32 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 34 35 15 8 4 4 0 72 12 466
2018 Other 35 27 18 14 4 2 0 63 19 199
2017 Executive 39 39 12 2 9 0 0 78 11 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 35 37 8 12 7 1 0 73 20 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 27 37 16 10 7 3 0 66 18 448
2017 Administrative Support 30 28 16 12 8 5 0 62 21 14
2017 Other 26 39 13 8 10 3 0 68 19 185

Work-related stress

Question 62a. 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
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 32 21 22 9 15 0 0 53 24 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 23 22 21 17 16 0 1 46 33 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 30 28 18 9 12 1 2 60 22 464
2018 Other 28 32 15 10 11 0 2 62 22 198
2017 Executive 39 25 16 4 13 0 3 66 17 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 29 15 15 10 0 1 60 25 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 30 26 16 12 12 1 3 59 25 447
2017 Administrative Support 25 53 0 8 8 5 0 83 17 14
2017 Other 31 22 19 12 12 1 2 55 25 185

Question 62b. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Heavy workload

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 15 34 23 13 16 0 0 48 29 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 17 32 22 18 11 0 0 49 29 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 23 32 23 14 6 0 1 56 21 463
2018 Other 18 26 29 14 12 0 1 45 26 198
2017 Executive 24 34 19 17 6 0 0 58 23 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 15 33 29 8 13 0 1 49 21 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 18 31 30 13 8 0 1 50 20 448
2017 Administrative Support 62 30 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 14
2017 Other 15 26 23 18 14 2 2 43 33 185

Question 62c. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Unreasonable deadlines

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 24 39 13 17 7 0 0 64 24 59
2018 Scientific and Professional 31 29 20 12 8 1 0 60 21 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 37 31 17 8 5 0 2 69 14 462
2018 Other 29 29 20 12 7 0 2 59 20 196
2017 Executive 31 45 9 11 3 0 0 76 14 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 26 36 18 5 13 0 2 63 18 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 31 31 23 8 4 0 3 64 12 449
2017 Administrative Support 69 15 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 14
2017 Other 29 25 23 14 6 1 2 56 21 184

Question 62d. 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
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 14 33 22 9 22 0 0 47 31 59
2018 Scientific and Professional 18 21 26 20 14 1 0 40 34 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 31 22 23 12 10 1 1 54 23 462
2018 Other 18 23 26 15 14 1 2 43 30 199
2017 Executive 20 23 23 18 16 0 0 43 34 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 17 24 27 15 13 1 2 42 29 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 25 24 22 15 11 1 2 50 26 446
2017 Administrative Support 87 0 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 14
2017 Other 21 20 21 21 13 2 2 43 35 185

Question 62e. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Overtime or long work hours

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 32 34 13 7 14 0 0 66 21 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 45 26 12 10 5 1 1 73 15 133
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 62 16 11 4 2 0 5 82 6 462
2018 Other 41 25 18 7 4 0 5 69 12 197
2017 Executive 38 28 10 17 4 0 2 68 21 48
2017 Scientific and Professional 34 31 13 6 7 1 7 71 15 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 55 20 10 4 3 0 8 82 7 448
2017 Administrative Support 93 0 0 0 0 0 7 100 0 14
2017 Other 40 21 17 8 6 1 8 66 15 183

Question 62f. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Balancing work and personal life

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 32 38 14 8 9 0 0 70 16 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 38 27 16 11 8 1 0 65 19 134
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 46 24 17 6 6 0 1 71 12 464
2018 Other 34 28 20 8 8 0 1 63 17 198
2017 Executive 45 32 13 6 4 0 0 77 10 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 38 14 10 7 0 0 69 17 116
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 29 20 10 3 0 0 67 13 446
2017 Administrative Support 49 36 8 7 0 0 0 85 7 14
2017 Other 37 23 23 9 8 0 0 60 17 184

Question 62g. 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
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate 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
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Negative answers
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Total responses
2018 Executive 49 28 14 8 1 0 0 77 9 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 28 31 22 7 10 1 1 61 17 131
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 37 34 14 7 5 1 1 73 12 462
2018 Other 34 31 20 7 5 0 2 67 12 198
2017 Executive 63 20 8 5 3 0 0 83 8 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 42 32 17 5 4 0 0 74 9 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 34 33 19 9 4 0 1 67 13 446
2017 Administrative Support 48 31 8 8 0 0 5 83 9 14
2017 Other 37 28 18 8 6 2 2 67 14 185

Question 62h. 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 moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 33 34 20 12 1 0 0 67 13 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 29 37 15 9 10 0 0 66 19 132
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 35 32 18 9 4 0 1 68 14 463
2018 Other 27 30 23 12 6 0 1 57 19 198
2017 Executive 40 36 12 8 4 0 0 77 11 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 32 33 21 8 5 0 0 66 13 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 29 33 22 10 5 0 1 63 15 447
2017 Administrative Support 62 16 8 8 0 0 5 83 9 14
2017 Other 35 19 21 13 10 1 1 55 24 185

Question 62i. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Lack of clear expectations

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 37 42 8 12 1 0 0 79 14 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 33 26 18 12 11 0 0 59 23 132
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 38 33 16 9 3 0 1 71 13 462
2018 Other 33 33 13 13 7 0 0 66 20 197
2017 Executive 47 29 14 5 5 0 0 76 9 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 35 19 6 5 1 2 70 11 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 35 32 17 9 7 0 1 67 16 445
2017 Administrative Support 54 32 0 8 0 0 5 91 9 14
2017 Other 39 20 18 11 10 1 0 60 21 185

Question 62j. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Information overload

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
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(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 45 31 17 2 6 0 0 76 7 59
2018 Scientific and Professional 43 37 8 7 5 0 1 80 12 132
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 42 33 13 8 3 0 1 76 10 458
2018 Other 33 41 17 7 1 1 0 74 9 196
2017 Executive 36 33 18 6 4 0 2 71 11 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 41 36 16 4 3 0 1 77 6 117
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 40 37 13 7 2 0 1 78 10 444
2017 Administrative Support 48 47 0 0 0 0 5 100 0 14
2017 Other 35 26 20 11 5 2 1 63 16 185

Question 62k. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Physical work environment

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 73 18 2 1 4 0 2 93 5 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 62 20 12 3 1 0 2 85 3 130
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 64 22 8 3 1 0 1 88 4 459
2018 Other 62 18 12 4 2 0 2 81 6 196
2017 Executive 81 10 4 3 2 0 0 91 5 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 64 22 10 2 1 0 1 87 3 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 67 19 6 5 2 0 1 87 7 449
2017 Administrative Support 77 23 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2017 Other 63 19 11 5 2 1 0 82 6 184

Question 62l. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Accessibility or accommodation issues

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 87 9 1 1 0 0 1 97 1 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 80 10 5 2 1 0 1 92 3 132
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 78 10 5 1 1 1 5 93 2 460
2018 Other 74 14 4 2 1 1 3 92 3 196

Question 62m. 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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(%)
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To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2018 Executive 75 6 9 5 5 0 0 81 10 60
2018 Scientific and Professional 68 14 7 4 6 0 1 83 11 132
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 76 9 5 3 3 1 4 89 6 462
2018 Other 69 13 8 4 3 0 2 85 7 197
2017 Executive 75 14 2 2 5 0 2 91 7 49
2017 Scientific and Professional 76 9 8 2 1 0 4 89 3 118
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 73 10 8 3 3 0 3 86 6 449
2017 Administrative Support 80 0 0 8 0 0 12 91 9 14
2017 Other 68 17 5 5 3 0 3