2019 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for the Public Service by Question 93. What is your current employee status?

The results of the 2019 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.

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 7. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 36 39 12 8 5 0 0 75 13 150007
2019 Seasonal 43 36 11 7 3 0 0 79 10 816
2019 Term 43 37 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 20074
2019 Casual 52 32 9 5 2 0 0 83 7 3485
2019 Student 42 37 11 6 3 0 0 79 9 6060
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 75 15 4 4 1 1 0 91 5 163
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 33 42 12 8 5 0 0 75 14 134425
2018 Seasonal 39 39 10 6 5 0 0 79 11 845
2018 Term 38 41 12 6 3 0 0 79 9 18253
2018 Casual 47 38 8 5 3 0 0 85 7 2758
2018 Student 36 42 12 7 3 0 0 78 10 3446
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 74 24 1 1 1 0 0 98 1 152
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 32 44 11 8 5 0 0 76 13 146185
2017 Seasonal 41 41 9 6 3 0 0 82 10 869
2017 Term 38 42 10 6 3 0 0 80 9 18952
2017 Casual 47 38 8 5 2 0 0 85 7 3030
2017 Student 40 42 10 5 2 0 0 82 8 4112
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 75 21 1 3 1 0 0 96 4 157
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 29 45 12 9 6 0 0 73 15 158797
2014 Seasonal 40 43 8 6 3 0 0 83 9 988
2014 Term 35 43 12 6 3 0 0 79 10 14929
2014 Casual 44 39 9 5 2 0 0 84 7 2697
2014 Student 36 44 12 6 2 0 0 79 9 2535
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 75 18 2 2 3 0 0 93 5 251
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 34 41 12 8 5 0 0 75 13 176925
2011 Seasonal 48 34 8 6 4 0 0 82 10 1064
2011 Term 39 39 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 14060
2011 Casual 48 34 9 5 3 0 0 83 8 1877
2011 Student 37 42 12 6 2 0 0 80 8 2326
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 73 20 2 2 1 0 0 94 4 241
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 35 42 11 8 5 0 0 77 13 146697
2008 Seasonal 35 40 14 8 2 1 0 76 10 365
2008 Term 38 41 12 6 3 0 0 79 9 12405
2008 Casual 43 37 11 6 3 0 0 81 8 1492
2008 Student 30 45 13 8 3 0 0 75 12 1832
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 79 14 3 4 0 0 0 93 4 172

Question 11. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 30 36 14 11 9 0 0 66 20 149626
2019 Seasonal 33 33 14 11 8 0 0 66 19 814
2019 Term 37 36 14 8 5 0 0 73 13 20048
2019 Casual 50 32 11 5 2 0 0 82 7 3486
2019 Student 47 34 11 6 3 0 0 81 9 6061
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 46 34 6 5 7 1 0 82 12 165
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 37 14 12 9 0 0 64 21 134694
2018 Seasonal 25 40 14 11 10 1 0 65 21 846
2018 Term 34 38 15 8 5 0 0 72 13 18279
2018 Casual 46 35 10 5 2 0 0 82 7 2765
2018 Student 43 39 9 6 2 0 0 82 8 3458
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 54 26 6 6 8 0 0 80 14 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 37 15 12 11 0 0 63 23 146024
2017 Seasonal 26 34 17 15 8 1 0 60 23 869
2017 Term 34 38 14 8 6 0 0 72 14 18922
2017 Casual 45 35 11 5 3 0 0 81 8 3022
2017 Student 47 37 9 5 2 0 0 84 7 4110
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 49 27 6 9 8 0 2 77 17 157

Question 12. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 52 33 10 3 2 0 0 85 6 148942
2019 Seasonal 59 28 9 2 3 0 0 87 5 811
2019 Term 55 31 10 3 2 0 0 86 4 19955
2019 Casual 61 27 8 3 1 0 0 88 4 3476
2019 Student 51 32 12 4 1 0 0 83 5 6048
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 79 18 2 1 0 1 0 97 1 162
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 50 35 9 4 2 0 0 85 6 133973
2018 Seasonal 57 33 7 2 2 0 0 89 4 846
2018 Term 53 33 10 3 1 0 0 86 4 18186
2018 Casual 57 31 8 3 1 0 0 88 4 2747
2018 Student 45 38 13 4 1 0 0 83 5 3436
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 85 13 1 1 0 0 0 98 1 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 51 35 9 3 2 0 0 86 5 145857
2017 Seasonal 57 33 6 2 1 0 0 91 3 862
2017 Term 56 32 9 2 1 0 0 88 4 18908
2017 Casual 60 29 8 2 1 0 0 89 3 3017
2017 Student 51 35 10 3 1 0 0 86 4 4102
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 89 10 1 0 0 0 0 99 0 157
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 58 29 8 3 2 0 0 88 4 158691
2014 Seasonal 67 25 5 2 1 0 0 92 3 989
2014 Term 64 26 7 2 1 0 0 90 3 14923
2014 Casual 67 25 5 1 1 0 0 93 2 2690
2014 Student 56 32 9 2 1 0 0 88 3 2533
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 87 8 1 3 1 0 0 95 3 251
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 57 31 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 177133
2011 Seasonal 66 24 5 2 1 0 0 91 3 1067
2011 Term 61 29 7 2 1 0 0 90 3 14072
2011 Casual 64 27 6 2 1 0 0 91 3 1874
2011 Student 55 34 8 2 1 0 0 89 3 2328
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 81 16 2 0 0 1 0 98 0 242

Question 16. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 41 39 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 149987
2019 Seasonal 50 35 9 5 2 0 0 84 7 818
2019 Term 51 34 9 4 2 0 0 85 6 20080
2019 Casual 60 28 7 3 1 0 0 89 5 3484
2019 Student 52 34 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 6069
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 73 20 2 4 1 0 0 93 5 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 38 40 12 6 3 0 0 79 10 134835
2018 Seasonal 52 34 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 850
2018 Term 47 36 10 5 2 0 0 83 7 18312
2018 Casual 56 33 7 3 2 0 0 89 5 2766
2018 Student 45 38 10 4 2 0 0 83 6 3450
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 73 20 3 2 1 0 0 93 4 155
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 38 40 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 145621
2017 Seasonal 50 34 9 4 2 0 0 84 6 861
2017 Term 48 36 9 4 2 0 0 84 7 18882
2017 Casual 57 32 6 3 2 0 0 89 5 3002
2017 Student 52 34 7 4 2 0 0 87 5 4101
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 72 23 4 1 0 0 0 95 1 157
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 38 40 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 158697
2014 Seasonal 53 35 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 988
2014 Term 47 37 10 4 2 0 0 84 7 14918
2014 Casual 56 32 7 3 2 0 0 89 4 2691
2014 Student 48 38 9 3 2 0 0 86 5 2533
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 74 19 2 2 2 0 0 94 4 249
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 42 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 177140
2011 Seasonal 54 34 5 4 2 0 0 88 6 1067
2011 Term 47 37 8 5 2 0 0 84 7 14076
2011 Casual 57 32 7 3 2 0 0 89 5 1877
2011 Student 48 39 8 3 1 0 0 88 4 2333
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 71 22 3 2 0 0 0 94 3 242
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 41 42 8 6 3 0 0 83 9 147487
2008 Seasonal 42 38 12 6 1 1 0 81 7 367
2008 Term 46 40 8 4 2 0 0 86 7 12458
2008 Casual 50 37 8 3 1 0 0 88 4 1496
2008 Student 39 46 8 5 2 0 0 85 7 1840
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 78 17 3 1 1 0 0 95 2 175

Question 51. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 35 32 16 9 7 1 0 68 16 149757
2019 Seasonal 42 32 13 8 4 1 0 75 12 816
2019 Term 51 29 11 5 3 0 0 80 8 20014
2019 Casual 61 24 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 3474
2019 Student 63 24 7 3 2 0 0 88 5 6046
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 59 21 9 5 4 1 0 81 10 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 32 32 18 10 8 1 0 65 18 134592
2018 Seasonal 35 32 17 9 7 1 0 67 16 839
2018 Term 48 30 13 5 3 0 0 79 9 18261
2018 Casual 58 26 9 4 2 1 0 85 6 2756
2018 Student 60 26 9 3 2 1 0 86 4 3436
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 61 19 9 6 5 1 0 80 11 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 30 33 18 10 8 1 0 63 19 145987
2017 Seasonal 34 34 16 10 5 1 0 69 15 866
2017 Term 47 31 12 5 3 1 0 79 9 18902
2017 Casual 56 28 9 4 2 0 1 85 6 3021
2017 Student 63 25 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 4108
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 49 26 12 8 5 1 1 76 13 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 25 35 18 12 9 1 0 61 21 158814
2014 Seasonal 33 37 15 9 5 0 0 71 14 986
2014 Term 41 35 13 7 4 1 0 77 10 14936
2014 Casual 50 31 10 5 2 1 0 82 7 2693
2014 Student 57 29 9 4 1 1 0 86 5 2533
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 56 29 5 4 5 1 1 86 9 250
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 36 19 10 7 1 0 63 18 176972
2011 Seasonal 32 32 16 11 7 1 1 66 18 1061
2011 Term 38 35 15 8 5 1 0 73 12 14068
2011 Casual 45 33 12 6 3 1 0 79 8 1868
2011 Student 51 32 11 4 2 1 0 83 6 2324
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 52 25 12 8 2 1 0 78 10 242

Question 52. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 33 34 15 10 7 0 0 68 16 149206
2019 Seasonal 39 32 13 11 5 0 0 71 16 811
2019 Term 49 31 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 19933
2019 Casual 60 26 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 3465
2019 Student 62 26 7 3 2 0 0 88 5 6029
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 57 24 9 5 4 1 0 81 10 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 30 35 17 11 7 0 0 65 18 134098
2018 Seasonal 29 35 18 10 8 1 0 64 18 837
2018 Term 46 33 12 6 3 0 0 79 9 18177
2018 Casual 58 28 8 4 1 0 0 87 5 2741
2018 Student 58 29 8 3 1 0 0 88 5 3426
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 55 27 6 5 6 0 1 83 10 154
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 29 36 16 11 8 0 0 65 19 146043
2017 Seasonal 29 35 15 14 6 0 0 65 20 864
2017 Term 45 34 12 6 3 0 0 79 9 18919
2017 Casual 55 30 9 4 1 0 0 85 6 3022
2017 Student 62 27 6 3 1 0 0 89 4 4103
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 49 31 9 6 4 0 1 80 10 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 25 37 17 13 8 0 0 62 21 158772
2014 Seasonal 27 37 18 11 7 0 0 64 18 986
2014 Term 39 37 13 8 3 0 0 76 11 14934
2014 Casual 50 32 10 6 1 1 0 82 7 2690
2014 Student 55 30 8 5 2 0 0 85 6 2532
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 56 30 4 4 6 0 0 86 11 249
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 38 17 11 7 0 0 64 19 176824
2011 Seasonal 27 33 15 13 9 1 1 62 23 1062
2011 Term 36 37 14 8 5 0 0 73 13 14053
2011 Casual 46 34 11 6 3 0 0 81 9 1864
2011 Student 49 33 10 5 2 1 0 83 6 2321
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 47 34 9 6 2 0 0 82 9 242
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 40 15 12 7 0 0 67 18 147425
2008 Seasonal 23 37 16 16 6 2 1 62 22 366
2008 Term 37 40 12 7 3 0 0 77 10 12442
2008 Casual 43 35 12 6 3 1 0 79 9 1492
2008 Student 44 36 10 7 2 0 0 81 9 1838
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 56 28 5 7 2 1 1 86 9 175

Question 53. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 33 25 18 11 9 3 0 61 21 150018
2019 Seasonal 39 24 19 9 7 3 1 65 16 816
2019 Term 39 23 18 9 7 4 1 64 17 20070
2019 Casual 48 21 14 6 5 4 3 74 12 3485
2019 Student 42 20 17 9 5 6 2 66 15 6065
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 47 18 15 5 6 2 7 71 13 164
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 30 26 19 12 10 3 0 58 23 134840
2018 Seasonal 31 29 17 10 9 4 1 63 19 838
2018 Term 37 24 18 10 7 3 1 63 18 18292
2018 Casual 46 22 14 8 4 4 3 73 12 2764
2018 Student 38 22 18 9 6 6 1 65 16 3445
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 49 15 13 4 5 3 10 74 10 155
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 29 26 18 12 10 4 1 58 23 146013
2017 Seasonal 32 25 19 10 8 4 2 60 19 866
2017 Term 37 24 17 10 7 5 1 64 17 18926
2017 Casual 45 21 14 6 4 5 4 73 11 3019
2017 Student 42 21 15 9 4 7 2 69 15 4113
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 44 21 9 5 8 1 13 75 15 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 26 19 13 11 4 1 56 25 158784
2014 Seasonal 34 26 17 11 6 5 1 64 18 985
2014 Term 33 25 18 11 8 5 1 62 19 14938
2014 Casual 40 22 16 7 5 5 5 69 14 2693
2014 Student 36 20 17 12 5 8 3 63 18 2532
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 57 13 8 4 5 2 10 80 10 249
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 29 27 17 12 10 4 1 58 23 176921
2011 Seasonal 32 25 17 10 9 5 2 62 20 1066
2011 Term 34 24 17 11 9 5 1 61 21 14059
2011 Casual 41 23 14 8 5 5 4 70 14 1870
2011 Student 37 22 17 10 6 6 2 65 17 2324
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 43 24 10 7 3 3 9 77 12 242
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 29 17 13 9 5 1 59 23 147400
2008 Seasonal 26 25 17 13 11 5 2 55 26 366
2008 Term 29 27 17 12 8 6 1 61 21 12440
2008 Casual 36 23 17 9 6 7 3 65 17 1493
2008 Student 31 23 17 13 8 6 2 59 23 1838
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 37 18 11 8 1 3 22 73 13 173
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Leadership

Immediate supervisor

Question 24. My immediate supervisor encourages me to work collaboratively with others outside of 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 45 27 15 5 4 1 3 76 8 149996
2019 Seasonal 35 27 21 7 5 1 4 66 13 820
2019 Term 40 23 18 5 3 2 8 71 9 20075
2019 Casual 45 21 15 4 2 2 10 76 8 3485
2019 Student 43 24 15 6 2 1 8 74 10 6063
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 46 19 9 2 2 2 20 83 5 165

Question 26. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 47 28 12 6 5 2 1 76 11 149777
2019 Seasonal 51 25 10 8 5 1 1 78 12 821
2019 Term 57 25 9 4 2 2 1 84 6 20050
2019 Casual 63 21 8 3 2 2 2 87 5 3480
2019 Student 64 23 6 3 2 1 1 89 5 6059
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 53 19 8 3 3 3 12 83 7 165
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 43 30 12 7 5 2 0 75 13 134281
2018 Seasonal 44 29 12 8 6 1 0 74 15 840
2018 Term 53 28 9 4 3 2 1 83 7 18242
2018 Casual 58 26 7 3 2 3 1 87 5 2752
2018 Student 63 24 6 4 2 1 1 89 5 3451
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 41 24 6 8 3 4 15 80 14 155
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 42 31 12 7 5 2 1 75 13 146190
2017 Seasonal 42 33 12 6 5 1 1 76 12 867
2017 Term 54 28 9 4 2 2 1 84 7 18957
2017 Casual 58 26 7 3 1 3 1 88 5 3028
2017 Student 63 24 5 3 2 1 1 89 5 4113
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 39 21 8 3 9 2 18 76 14 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 41 31 13 7 5 2 1 74 13 158803
2014 Seasonal 43 31 12 9 4 1 1 75 13 986
2014 Term 52 29 9 4 3 2 1 83 7 14931
2014 Casual 59 26 7 3 2 2 2 88 5 2694
2014 Student 62 25 6 4 1 1 1 89 5 2537
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 51 16 8 4 5 1 17 80 10 248
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 39 32 13 8 6 2 1 73 14 177028
2011 Seasonal 40 30 12 8 8 2 1 72 16 1066
2011 Term 49 29 11 5 3 3 1 80 8 14070
2011 Casual 55 27 8 3 2 3 1 86 5 1878
2011 Student 60 26 7 4 1 2 1 88 6 2328
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 47 24 10 7 3 1 8 78 11 244
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 37 31 13 9 7 3 1 71 16 147495
2008 Seasonal 38 30 15 11 4 1 1 70 15 365
2008 Term 46 30 11 6 4 3 1 79 10 12448
2008 Casual 50 30 9 5 3 3 1 83 8 1496
2008 Student 53 29 6 6 3 2 1 85 9 1839
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 42 20 9 6 5 3 14 75 13 175

Question 27. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 44 31 11 8 5 1 0 76 13 149417
2019 Seasonal 46 29 10 8 5 1 0 76 14 820
2019 Term 54 28 9 5 3 1 1 83 8 19999
2019 Casual 58 25 7 4 3 1 1 86 7 3479
2019 Student 58 25 7 5 2 1 1 85 7 6035
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 50 20 10 3 3 2 12 81 7 163
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 33 11 9 6 1 0 74 15 134018
2018 Seasonal 38 33 11 10 7 0 0 72 18 842
2018 Term 51 30 10 6 3 1 1 82 9 18231
2018 Casual 54 27 9 5 2 1 1 83 8 2743
2018 Student 56 28 7 5 2 1 1 85 7 3436
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 39 23 7 6 7 2 15 75 16 155
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 34 10 9 6 1 0 74 15 146146
2017 Seasonal 40 34 9 9 7 0 0 75 16 867
2017 Term 51 31 8 5 3 1 0 83 8 18938
2017 Casual 55 27 8 5 3 1 1 84 7 3026
2017 Student 60 26 6 5 2 1 1 87 7 4111
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 38 24 4 6 9 1 18 77 18 157
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 38 34 11 9 6 1 0 73 15 158795
2014 Seasonal 38 36 11 9 5 0 0 75 14 986
2014 Term 50 32 9 5 3 1 0 82 9 14931
2014 Casual 54 29 8 4 2 1 1 85 6 2693
2014 Student 56 27 8 5 2 1 1 85 7 2536
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 46 23 6 4 5 0 15 81 11 249
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 37 35 11 10 6 1 0 72 17 176915
2011 Seasonal 37 34 9 10 8 1 0 72 18 1064
2011 Term 46 33 9 7 4 1 0 79 11 14060
2011 Casual 51 31 9 6 3 1 0 82 8 1878
2011 Student 54 30 7 6 2 1 1 85 8 2329
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 44 25 9 10 3 0 8 75 15 243
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 35 35 11 11 8 1 0 70 19 147439
2008 Seasonal 36 33 13 11 6 0 1 70 17 366
2008 Term 43 33 10 8 5 1 0 77 12 12446
2008 Casual 46 32 9 6 3 1 1 80 10 1494
2008 Student 48 29 10 7 4 1 1 79 11 1836
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 43 25 7 6 5 2 13 80 13 175

Question 31. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 49 28 10 7 5 0 0 78 12 150066
2019 Seasonal 52 26 10 7 5 0 0 78 12 819
2019 Term 59 26 8 5 3 0 0 85 7 20088
2019 Casual 66 22 7 3 2 0 0 88 5 3488
2019 Student 64 24 6 4 2 0 0 88 6 6068
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 54 23 7 3 3 1 11 86 6 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 45 29 12 8 7 0 0 74 14 134410
2018 Seasonal 43 28 12 8 8 1 0 72 16 841
2018 Term 54 27 10 5 3 0 0 82 9 18252
2018 Casual 60 25 8 4 3 0 1 85 7 2746
2018 Student 62 24 6 5 2 0 0 87 7 3448
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 44 21 5 10 5 1 14 76 17 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 47 28 11 7 6 0 0 76 13 145924
2017 Seasonal 47 29 8 8 7 0 0 77 15 863
2017 Term 57 26 9 5 3 0 0 83 8 18917
2017 Casual 65 22 6 3 2 0 1 88 6 3021
2017 Student 69 20 6 3 2 0 0 89 6 4103
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 41 18 10 5 8 1 18 72 16 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 45 30 11 7 6 0 0 75 13 158725
2014 Seasonal 43 33 10 8 4 0 0 77 12 988
2014 Term 55 29 8 5 3 0 0 84 8 14923
2014 Casual 63 24 8 3 2 1 1 87 5 2696
2014 Student 65 23 6 5 1 0 0 88 6 2534
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 49 16 9 4 5 0 17 78 11 248

Senior management

Question 34. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 28 32 16 10 8 6 0 64 18 149735
2019 Seasonal 32 30 14 9 7 6 1 67 18 817
2019 Term 45 28 12 4 3 8 1 80 7 20099
2019 Casual 54 24 8 3 1 9 1 87 4 3489
2019 Student 57 23 6 2 1 10 1 90 4 6061
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 50 26 11 2 3 7 0 82 6 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 25 31 18 10 9 6 0 61 21 135167
2018 Seasonal 25 29 18 13 11 4 0 57 25 848
2018 Term 41 29 13 5 3 8 1 77 9 18332
2018 Casual 50 26 10 2 2 10 1 85 4 2766
2018 Student 53 26 7 3 1 10 1 87 5 3463
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 49 24 7 5 3 9 2 83 9 155
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 32 17 11 9 7 0 60 21 146230
2017 Seasonal 26 31 15 13 8 6 1 61 23 869
2017 Term 40 30 11 5 3 10 1 78 9 18942
2017 Casual 48 26 9 3 2 10 2 84 5 3030
2017 Student 56 24 6 2 1 10 1 90 3 4112
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 52 22 9 4 5 3 5 81 9 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 22 33 18 11 9 7 0 60 21 158728
2014 Seasonal 25 31 16 14 9 5 1 59 24 986
2014 Term 38 31 13 5 3 9 0 76 10 14915
2014 Casual 44 28 12 4 2 10 1 81 6 2691
2014 Student 50 26 6 4 2 11 1 87 6 2532
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 55 23 9 2 5 4 2 82 8 250
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 21 31 19 12 10 7 0 56 23 176964
2011 Seasonal 20 25 19 13 14 8 1 50 30 1066
2011 Term 32 31 16 7 5 9 1 69 13 14054
2011 Casual 37 31 14 5 4 8 1 74 10 1871
2011 Student 40 31 11 5 2 9 2 80 7 2326
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 42 27 15 6 6 3 2 72 12 243

Question 35. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 25 32 18 13 10 2 0 58 24 149457
2019 Seasonal 28 28 18 13 10 3 1 59 23 814
2019 Term 43 29 14 6 4 4 0 75 11 20045
2019 Casual 52 26 10 4 2 5 1 84 6 3477
2019 Student 56 24 8 3 1 7 1 87 5 6053
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 48 30 8 7 3 4 0 82 10 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 22 31 18 14 12 2 0 54 27 134843
2018 Seasonal 22 30 17 16 13 2 0 53 30 849
2018 Term 39 30 15 7 4 4 0 72 12 18280
2018 Casual 49 28 10 4 2 6 1 83 6 2758
2018 Student 52 28 9 4 2 6 1 85 6 3452
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 47 26 7 9 6 3 2 76 16 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 20 32 18 15 12 2 0 53 28 146180
2017 Seasonal 23 28 16 16 13 3 1 53 30 867
2017 Term 38 31 14 7 5 5 1 73 12 18943
2017 Casual 46 28 11 6 2 6 1 79 9 3029
2017 Student 53 27 8 4 2 6 1 86 5 4107
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 47 17 11 12 7 1 5 68 20 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 18 31 20 16 12 2 0 51 29 158734
2014 Seasonal 22 27 19 16 14 2 0 50 31 987
2014 Term 35 31 16 9 5 4 0 69 14 14912
2014 Casual 42 29 14 6 3 5 1 76 9 2692
2014 Student 48 27 10 4 3 7 1 81 9 2536
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 51 23 9 8 8 0 1 75 16 248
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 18 31 20 15 14 2 0 50 29 176836
2011 Seasonal 21 25 18 16 18 3 0 47 35 1066
2011 Term 30 32 17 10 7 4 0 64 18 14045
2011 Casual 39 31 13 6 5 4 1 74 12 1870
2011 Student 42 32 12 5 3 5 1 78 9 2325
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 40 25 15 10 7 2 2 67 17 243
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 19 33 18 14 13 2 0 53 28 147452
2008 Seasonal 18 26 17 20 14 4 1 47 36 366
2008 Term 30 34 17 9 6 4 1 67 15 12432
2008 Casual 36 32 15 6 5 5 2 72 12 1492
2008 Student 39 33 12 6 4 6 1 77 11 1838
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 43 25 12 9 3 2 6 74 13 175

Question 36. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 17 30 21 16 11 4 0 49 29 149284
2019 Seasonal 20 29 20 14 11 5 1 52 27 816
2019 Term 32 28 17 9 5 8 1 66 15 20034
2019 Casual 42 27 12 6 2 10 1 77 9 3475
2019 Student 43 26 11 5 2 12 1 79 8 6045
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 42 27 14 10 2 5 0 73 13 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 15 28 21 18 13 4 0 45 32 134722
2018 Seasonal 17 27 19 19 15 3 0 45 35 843
2018 Term 28 29 18 10 6 8 0 63 17 18293
2018 Casual 37 29 13 7 3 11 1 75 11 2748
2018 Student 38 29 11 6 3 12 1 77 10 3449
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 34 29 12 11 7 6 2 67 20 155
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 14 29 21 18 14 5 0 45 33 146089
2017 Seasonal 16 26 20 17 14 5 1 45 34 867
2017 Term 28 30 16 10 6 9 1 64 18 18916
2017 Casual 36 26 14 7 3 12 1 72 12 3024
2017 Student 42 26 10 6 2 12 1 79 10 4099
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 34 23 12 14 8 4 6 63 24 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 12 28 21 19 14 5 0 42 35 158684
2014 Seasonal 13 28 19 21 14 3 1 43 37 984
2014 Term 25 30 18 12 7 8 0 60 20 14913
2014 Casual 32 28 16 9 3 10 1 68 14 2690
2014 Student 35 28 11 8 4 14 1 74 14 2530
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 42 28 11 10 7 1 1 71 17 250
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 10 31 21 19 13 5 0 43 34 176989
2011 Seasonal 14 24 18 20 18 6 0 41 41 1062
2011 Term 19 32 18 14 8 8 0 55 24 14057
2011 Casual 24 34 16 10 5 9 1 65 17 1874
2011 Student 27 31 14 10 5 12 1 67 17 2326
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 29 33 12 17 5 2 1 64 23 243
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 10 31 20 21 14 5 0 43 36 147426
2008 Seasonal 10 22 23 21 16 7 1 35 40 367
2008 Term 18 33 18 14 6 9 0 57 23 12422
2008 Casual 23 30 18 10 5 12 1 61 18 1495
2008 Student 25 30 16 9 5 12 2 64 17 1839
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 31 30 11 15 5 8 1 66 22 174

Question 37. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 16 31 19 18 13 2 0 49 32 149564
2019 Seasonal 20 29 17 16 14 3 0 51 31 816
2019 Term 31 32 16 11 6 4 0 66 17 20064
2019 Casual 40 31 13 7 3 6 1 76 11 3479
2019 Student 41 28 11 8 3 8 1 76 12 6056
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 32 34 11 14 6 4 0 68 20 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 14 30 19 20 15 2 0 45 36 135010
2018 Seasonal 15 28 17 19 18 2 0 44 38 847
2018 Term 28 31 17 12 7 4 0 62 20 18304
2018 Casual 36 31 13 9 3 7 1 73 13 2761
2018 Student 36 31 11 9 4 9 1 74 14 3457
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 35 28 13 8 9 5 2 68 19 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 14 31 18 19 15 3 0 47 35 146030
2017 Seasonal 15 31 16 17 16 3 1 49 34 866
2017 Term 28 33 15 11 7 6 0 65 19 18920
2017 Casual 36 29 13 9 4 8 1 72 14 3021
2017 Student 41 29 9 7 3 9 1 78 11 4106
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 29 34 11 12 7 3 4 67 21 157
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 13 31 19 20 16 3 0 45 36 158653
2014 Seasonal 14 29 18 21 14 3 0 45 37 985
2014 Term 26 33 17 13 7 4 0 61 21 14912
2014 Casual 31 32 15 10 5 7 1 69 16 2685
2014 Student 34 32 13 9 4 7 1 72 14 2533
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 39 26 12 11 9 1 2 67 20 250
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 12 33 18 20 14 2 0 46 35 176870
2011 Seasonal 16 27 17 19 17 4 0 45 37 1061
2011 Term 21 35 17 15 8 4 0 59 24 14048
2011 Casual 27 37 15 10 5 5 1 68 17 1874
2011 Student 29 36 12 11 4 7 1 71 16 2329
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 29 36 12 13 9 2 1 66 22 243
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 13 36 16 21 13 2 0 50 34 147437
2008 Seasonal 11 31 19 20 14 4 1 44 36 366
2008 Term 23 39 15 13 6 4 0 64 20 12436
2008 Casual 28 36 14 11 5 7 0 69 16 1491
2008 Student 33 35 15 8 4 6 1 72 12 1835
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 32 32 6 18 5 5 2 68 25 175
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Performance management

Question 8. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 36 15 13 9 0 0 63 22 149898
2019 Seasonal 27 37 15 12 9 0 0 64 21 816
2019 Term 33 36 15 9 5 1 0 70 15 20075
2019 Casual 47 33 12 5 3 0 0 81 7 3490
2019 Student 49 34 9 6 2 0 0 83 8 6064
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 34 37 13 6 7 2 3 73 13 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 34 17 13 11 0 0 58 25 134829
2018 Seasonal 20 35 17 14 13 1 0 56 27 847
2018 Term 30 35 17 10 6 0 0 66 16 18302
2018 Casual 46 33 12 6 3 1 1 79 9 2757
2018 Student 43 36 12 5 2 0 1 80 7 3456
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 38 32 9 8 11 1 2 71 20 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 23 35 16 14 11 0 0 58 26 146142
2017 Seasonal 23 35 14 16 11 1 0 59 27 868
2017 Term 31 36 16 10 6 1 0 68 16 18935
2017 Casual 42 36 12 6 3 1 1 79 9 3031
2017 Student 48 35 9 5 2 0 0 84 7 4109
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 34 28 15 7 11 0 4 65 19 157
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 20 35 17 15 12 0 0 55 27 158752
2014 Seasonal 22 34 17 18 9 0 0 56 27 988
2014 Term 27 37 17 12 7 0 0 64 19 14925
2014 Casual 40 36 13 7 3 0 1 77 10 2695
2014 Student 45 35 10 7 3 0 0 80 9 2535
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 40 30 13 7 6 0 4 73 13 249
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 20 37 16 15 11 0 0 58 26 177165
2011 Seasonal 24 37 14 13 11 1 0 61 24 1067
2011 Term 26 40 15 12 7 1 0 66 19 14075
2011 Casual 40 35 14 7 4 1 0 76 10 1883
2011 Student 43 38 11 6 2 1 1 81 8 2328
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 27 35 11 14 11 0 1 63 25 244

Question 9. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 30 42 12 11 5 0 0 72 16 149245
2019 Seasonal 36 41 10 8 6 0 0 76 14 808
2019 Term 41 40 10 7 2 0 0 81 9 20005
2019 Casual 45 37 9 7 2 0 0 82 8 3478
2019 Student 40 38 12 8 2 0 0 78 10 6039
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 58 34 2 4 1 1 0 93 5 165
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 41 14 11 6 0 0 69 17 134964
2018 Seasonal 32 37 14 10 7 0 0 69 16 847
2018 Term 39 40 11 7 3 0 0 79 10 18330
2018 Casual 43 36 10 8 3 0 0 79 10 2766
2018 Student 35 40 12 9 3 0 0 76 12 3452
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 65 20 7 3 4 0 1 86 7 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 42 13 11 6 0 0 70 17 146092
2017 Seasonal 29 44 12 11 3 0 0 73 14 866
2017 Term 40 42 9 7 2 0 0 82 9 18937
2017 Casual 44 38 9 7 2 1 0 83 9 3027
2017 Student 40 40 11 7 2 0 0 80 9 4113
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 56 29 4 7 1 0 2 87 8 157

Question 25. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 32 13 8 6 0 0 72 14 149925
2019 Seasonal 38 29 15 9 7 1 0 68 17 822
2019 Term 48 30 11 6 4 1 1 78 10 20080
2019 Casual 52 27 10 5 3 1 2 81 9 3482
2019 Student 51 29 9 7 3 0 1 80 10 6060
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 39 28 8 3 8 2 12 78 13 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 36 35 13 9 6 0 0 71 16 134492
2018 Seasonal 36 33 12 9 9 1 0 70 18 844
2018 Term 44 33 11 7 4 1 1 79 10 18268
2018 Casual 47 30 11 6 3 1 2 80 9 2754
2018 Student 50 31 8 7 3 0 1 82 10 3458
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 26 28 12 4 12 1 16 66 20 155
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 35 36 12 9 6 0 0 72 16 146243
2017 Seasonal 32 35 12 10 9 1 1 68 20 866
2017 Term 44 34 10 7 3 1 1 80 10 18957
2017 Casual 48 30 10 6 3 1 2 81 9 3028
2017 Student 52 30 7 6 3 0 1 83 9 4106
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 22 32 10 5 11 1 19 68 20 157
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 35 36 13 9 6 1 0 71 16 158822
2014 Seasonal 35 35 13 10 6 1 0 71 16 987
2014 Term 45 34 10 7 4 1 1 79 10 14931
2014 Casual 48 31 10 5 3 1 2 82 8 2695
2014 Student 53 30 8 6 3 0 1 84 8 2537
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 37 21 10 9 6 0 16 70 18 249
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 32 37 13 10 7 0 0 70 17 177081
2011 Seasonal 33 37 11 8 9 1 0 71 17 1066
2011 Term 40 36 11 8 4 1 1 77 12 14076
2011 Casual 45 34 10 6 3 1 1 80 9 1877
2011 Student 48 33 8 7 3 1 1 82 10 2327
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 37 26 10 8 9 1 8 70 19 245
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 30 36 13 11 9 1 1 66 21 147500
2008 Seasonal 31 36 15 11 6 1 1 67 17 366
2008 Term 38 36 11 8 6 1 1 74 14 12446
2008 Casual 40 34 12 6 5 1 2 76 11 1496
2008 Student 41 34 10 8 5 0 1 76 14 1838
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 35 21 11 7 8 1 17 68 18 175

Job fit and development

Question 4. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 40 12 14 6 0 0 68 20 149503
2019 Seasonal 31 40 10 13 5 0 0 71 18 813
2019 Term 33 40 10 12 4 0 0 73 16 20041
2019 Casual 40 36 10 10 3 0 2 77 13 3482
2019 Student 44 36 9 8 3 0 0 81 10 6043
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 62 28 3 4 3 0 0 90 7 163
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 23 45 11 14 7 0 0 68 21 135120
2018 Seasonal 25 45 9 14 6 0 0 70 21 849
2018 Term 31 45 8 12 4 0 0 76 16 18353
2018 Casual 35 38 9 11 4 0 3 75 15 2771
2018 Student 40 43 8 6 2 0 1 84 8 3463
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 54 32 5 4 2 0 3 90 6 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 40 12 15 9 0 0 64 24 146204
2017 Seasonal 25 39 10 17 8 0 0 65 25 868
2017 Term 31 41 10 12 5 0 0 72 18 18951
2017 Casual 36 36 10 10 5 0 3 74 16 3028
2017 Student 47 36 8 7 2 0 1 83 9 4115
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 47 35 10 3 3 1 1 83 6 157
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 23 39 12 16 9 0 0 62 25 158731
2014 Seasonal 21 39 13 19 8 0 1 60 27 989
2014 Term 30 41 10 12 5 0 0 72 18 14919
2014 Casual 33 36 12 11 4 0 4 72 16 2695
2014 Student 41 36 9 10 2 0 1 78 13 2533
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 46 32 5 8 5 0 5 82 13 251
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 41 12 13 7 0 1 68 19 177003
2011 Seasonal 27 35 12 17 7 0 1 63 24 1066
2011 Term 32 40 11 11 5 0 1 73 16 14074
2011 Casual 30 34 13 9 4 1 9 71 15 1875
2011 Student 36 36 10 9 4 0 5 76 13 2329
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 49 35 6 7 2 1 1 85 9 243
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 42 13 13 7 0 1 67 20 147513
2008 Seasonal 19 41 14 16 8 1 1 60 25 367
2008 Term 30 42 11 12 5 0 1 72 16 12444
2008 Casual 27 36 13 11 6 1 7 68 18 1499
2008 Student 27 36 14 12 6 0 4 66 19 1837
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 53 27 8 8 2 0 2 82 10 175

Question 44. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 21 32 18 15 12 2 0 54 28 149751
2019 Seasonal 22 29 18 15 13 3 0 53 28 821
2019 Term 33 31 16 10 7 4 0 66 17 20039
2019 Casual 40 27 13 6 3 8 2 75 10 3480
2019 Student 48 29 10 5 3 6 1 82 8 6048
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 31 28 16 8 5 9 3 67 15 165
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 18 32 19 16 14 2 0 51 30 134765
2018 Seasonal 15 29 19 17 16 3 1 45 35 850
2018 Term 29 31 17 11 7 4 0 63 19 18292
2018 Casual 36 29 15 6 4 7 3 72 11 2757
2018 Student 42 32 11 5 2 6 1 80 8 3444
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 37 28 13 5 10 8 1 71 15 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 20 33 17 16 13 2 0 54 29 146026
2017 Seasonal 16 31 18 16 14 3 1 50 31 867
2017 Term 31 32 15 10 7 5 1 66 18 18922
2017 Casual 36 26 13 6 3 11 6 74 11 3028
2017 Student 48 28 8 4 1 8 2 84 7 4102
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 32 31 16 6 7 3 5 69 14 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 18 31 18 17 14 2 0 51 31 158753
2014 Seasonal 18 29 18 18 14 3 1 48 33 983
2014 Term 27 31 16 12 8 4 1 61 22 14928
2014 Casual 29 27 13 7 5 11 8 69 15 2691
2014 Student 38 28 10 7 3 9 5 77 11 2530
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 34 21 16 3 8 6 13 67 13 250
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 20 34 17 15 12 1 0 55 28 177047
2011 Seasonal 17 29 18 15 17 2 1 48 33 1066
2011 Term 25 31 18 13 9 3 1 59 23 14064
2011 Casual 29 29 14 8 5 7 8 68 15 1874
2011 Student 32 32 13 7 3 8 5 74 11 2325
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 29 30 13 13 8 2 5 63 23 244
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 19 35 17 15 12 1 0 55 28 147451
2008 Seasonal 14 30 19 16 17 4 0 46 34 367
2008 Term 23 36 17 12 7 3 1 62 20 12440
2008 Casual 24 31 19 9 6 6 5 62 17 1495
2008 Student 28 34 15 8 6 6 3 68 15 1839
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 28 33 12 12 7 3 5 66 21 175

Question 45. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 20 28 16 15 18 2 2 49 35 150093
2019 Seasonal 20 27 16 15 17 3 2 49 34 820
2019 Term 29 28 15 12 10 4 2 61 24 20081
2019 Casual 33 22 13 8 7 7 11 66 19 3492
2019 Student 39 26 11 6 4 6 8 76 12 6057
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 17 15 12 13 7 5 32 50 31 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 18 27 16 17 20 2 1 46 37 134827
2018 Seasonal 13 26 16 18 20 3 2 42 41 848
2018 Term 26 28 16 13 11 3 2 58 26 18296
2018 Casual 29 25 14 8 8 6 11 65 19 2764
2018 Student 34 29 11 7 5 6 8 73 14 3444
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 22 14 7 6 12 5 33 59 30 155
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 17 27 15 17 20 2 2 46 39 146055
2017 Seasonal 15 28 15 17 19 3 3 46 38 867
2017 Term 26 28 14 13 11 5 2 58 26 18930
2017 Casual 26 18 12 9 8 8 18 60 23 3020
2017 Student 36 24 10 7 4 8 12 75 13 4099
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 18 9 17 5 9 2 39 47 24 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 15 25 15 18 23 2 2 41 43 158787
2014 Seasonal 16 28 15 18 19 3 2 46 39 984
2014 Term 22 26 15 15 15 4 2 52 32 14935
2014 Casual 19 18 14 10 13 8 19 49 32 2693
2014 Student 28 20 11 10 8 7 16 62 23 2531
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 15 11 10 4 7 3 50 56 24 249
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 15 27 15 18 22 1 2 43 41 177022
2011 Seasonal 15 25 16 17 22 3 3 42 41 1066
2011 Term 17 26 16 17 17 4 3 46 37 14054
2011 Casual 17 21 13 11 13 5 20 51 32 1877
2011 Student 24 25 13 9 8 7 14 61 22 2326
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 12 21 12 8 11 1 34 52 29 242
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 16 32 14 17 18 1 1 50 36 147352
2008 Seasonal 10 28 16 17 22 4 3 41 42 367
2008 Term 19 35 15 14 11 3 3 57 27 12435
2008 Casual 17 26 16 11 10 6 14 54 27 1494
2008 Student 25 34 11 8 5 6 11 71 16 1839
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 12 21 12 6 12 4 33 53 28 174

Question 46a. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Conflict between my work obligations and my family or personal obligations

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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 49 24 13 5 4 1 3 77 9 149878
2019 Seasonal 53 22 15 4 2 1 3 79 6 818
2019 Term 56 22 10 3 2 1 5 83 6 20056
2019 Casual 60 17 6 2 1 2 13 90 4 3483
2019 Student 60 20 8 2 1 1 9 89 3 6052
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 55 12 14 4 2 1 12 77 7 166

Question 46b. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Lack of access to language training in my second official language

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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 56 11 7 5 6 2 13 79 12 149795
2019 Seasonal 54 12 8 4 6 3 13 79 12 816
2019 Term 56 11 8 4 4 3 13 80 11 20030
2019 Casual 51 9 7 3 4 4 22 81 10 3485
2019 Student 58 10 7 3 3 3 16 84 7 6050
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 58 6 5 2 5 4 18 84 10 166

Question 46c. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Lack of access to learning opportunities

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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 43 24 16 7 5 2 3 70 13 149623
2019 Seasonal 39 21 20 9 6 2 4 63 16 814
2019 Term 44 23 16 6 4 3 4 72 11 20017
2019 Casual 48 17 11 3 2 4 14 80 7 3479
2019 Student 56 18 10 3 2 2 9 83 6 6045
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 59 15 7 1 2 4 12 88 4 165

Question 46d. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Lack of access to developmental programs

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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 21 16 9 7 3 4 66 17 149289
2019 Seasonal 36 21 16 11 7 4 4 62 20 811
2019 Term 42 22 15 7 5 4 4 70 13 19963
2019 Casual 46 15 10 4 2 5 16 79 8 3470
2019 Student 56 16 9 3 2 3 11 83 6 6038
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 57 13 6 1 3 3 18 88 4 166

Question 46e. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Lack of opportunities in my region

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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 42 17 14 10 10 3 5 64 21 149501
2019 Seasonal 31 18 20 13 10 3 4 53 25 815
2019 Term 41 18 15 9 8 4 5 65 19 19999
2019 Casual 49 12 9 5 4 6 16 77 11 3474
2019 Student 61 12 7 4 3 3 10 84 8 6032
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 56 5 9 3 4 4 19 80 9 163

Question 46f. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Level of education

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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 65 15 8 3 2 2 4 86 6 149514
2019 Seasonal 54 20 12 4 3 3 4 80 7 816
2019 Term 63 16 9 3 2 3 5 86 5 20018
2019 Casual 62 11 6 2 1 4 14 89 4 3472
2019 Student 65 13 6 3 1 2 9 88 5 6035
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 80 1 2 0 0 2 15 97 0 166

Question 46g. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Discrimination

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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 71 10 6 3 3 4 4 87 7 149310
2019 Seasonal 74 9 4 3 3 3 4 89 6 818
2019 Term 76 8 4 2 2 3 4 92 4 19970
2019 Casual 75 6 2 1 1 3 13 95 2 3465
2019 Student 82 5 2 1 1 2 8 97 1 6038
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 73 4 6 1 1 4 12 91 2 165

Question 46h. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 75 7 4 2 2 2 9 92 4 149302
2019 Seasonal 70 10 5 2 3 3 7 90 5 814
2019 Term 77 7 3 1 1 2 8 94 2 19972
2019 Casual 72 5 2 1 1 3 16 95 2 3476
2019 Student 78 6 2 1 1 1 11 96 2 6029
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 73 2 2 1 1 2 18 94 3 165

Empowerment

Question 13. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 30 38 13 11 8 0 0 67 19 149235
2019 Seasonal 27 35 14 14 8 0 0 63 22 816
2019 Term 31 35 17 11 6 1 1 66 17 19996
2019 Casual 41 32 15 7 3 1 1 74 11 3480
2019 Student 42 33 13 8 3 0 1 76 11 6052
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 47 28 10 7 7 1 0 76 14 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 38 14 12 9 0 0 65 21 134432
2018 Seasonal 22 38 15 14 11 0 0 60 25 844
2018 Term 27 35 18 12 7 1 1 63 19 18264
2018 Casual 37 34 15 7 4 1 2 73 11 2760
2018 Student 36 38 13 8 3 1 1 75 12 3444
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 51 27 7 9 5 0 1 78 15 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 39 12 12 8 0 0 67 21 145703
2017 Seasonal 21 40 12 15 11 0 0 62 26 862
2017 Term 29 37 16 11 6 1 1 67 18 18885
2017 Casual 37 34 13 9 3 1 3 74 13 3018
2017 Student 40 36 12 8 2 1 2 78 10 4097
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 55 23 7 8 7 0 1 79 14 157
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 21 40 13 15 11 0 0 61 25 158784
2014 Seasonal 20 42 14 14 10 0 0 62 24 987
2014 Term 23 39 17 13 7 1 1 62 20 14927
2014 Casual 29 38 16 9 5 1 3 70 14 2696
2014 Student 29 38 15 9 5 1 3 70 14 2532
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 52 29 5 6 7 0 1 82 13 250
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 28 40 12 12 8 0 0 68 20 176997
2011 Seasonal 26 36 12 13 11 1 1 63 25 1067
2011 Term 28 38 15 11 7 1 1 67 18 14056
2011 Casual 35 35 14 7 4 1 3 73 12 1876
2011 Student 33 37 15 8 4 1 3 73 12 2327
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 42 32 7 11 8 1 0 74 19 243

Question 14. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 33 34 15 10 7 0 0 67 17 149694
2019 Seasonal 31 34 17 11 7 0 0 65 18 813
2019 Term 35 32 17 9 5 0 1 68 15 20054
2019 Casual 46 30 14 6 3 0 1 77 9 3484
2019 Student 47 30 13 7 3 0 0 77 10 6061
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 45 29 11 9 5 1 0 75 14 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 31 34 16 11 8 0 0 65 19 134159
2018 Seasonal 27 35 15 13 10 0 0 62 23 844
2018 Term 32 33 18 10 6 0 1 66 17 18216
2018 Casual 44 31 13 7 3 0 1 76 10 2754
2018 Student 41 36 12 7 3 0 0 78 10 3431
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 48 27 10 7 8 0 0 75 15 154
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 31 35 15 11 8 0 0 66 19 145761
2017 Seasonal 26 39 13 14 7 1 0 66 21 862
2017 Term 33 34 17 10 6 0 1 68 15 18892
2017 Casual 43 31 13 7 3 1 2 76 10 3019
2017 Student 47 32 11 6 2 0 1 80 9 4098
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 47 24 14 6 6 0 2 73 12 157
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 27 36 16 12 9 0 0 63 22 158772
2014 Seasonal 28 37 16 13 6 0 1 65 18 988
2014 Term 29 35 18 10 7 0 1 65 17 14926
2014 Casual 38 35 15 7 4 0 1 74 11 2692
2014 Student 41 34 13 7 3 0 1 77 10 2532
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 44 24 13 8 7 0 4 70 16 251

Question 15. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 30 40 14 10 5 0 0 70 16 147881
2019 Seasonal 33 38 15 9 4 0 0 71 14 808
2019 Term 40 39 12 6 2 0 0 79 9 19881
2019 Casual 51 34 9 4 1 1 1 85 6 3451
2019 Student 50 36 9 3 1 1 1 87 4 6044
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 49 31 6 8 4 1 0 81 12 164
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 28 36 16 12 8 0 0 65 19 134436
2018 Seasonal 26 40 15 13 6 0 0 66 19 847
2018 Term 36 38 14 8 3 0 0 75 11 18255
2018 Casual 47 34 11 5 2 0 1 82 7 2763
2018 Student 40 39 12 4 1 1 1 81 6 3446
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 56 27 7 5 5 0 0 83 10 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 29 38 15 11 7 0 0 67 19 145759
2017 Seasonal 29 40 15 11 5 0 0 69 16 861
2017 Term 39 39 12 7 3 0 0 78 10 18896
2017 Casual 48 34 10 5 2 1 1 83 7 3016
2017 Student 50 34 9 3 1 1 1 86 5 4098
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 51 27 9 7 5 0 1 78 13 157
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 38 16 12 8 0 0 64 20 158735
2014 Seasonal 28 42 16 9 5 0 1 70 14 988
2014 Term 36 40 13 7 3 0 0 76 11 14927
2014 Casual 43 37 12 4 2 1 1 82 7 2690
2014 Student 44 38 11 3 1 1 1 84 4 2531
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 49 27 7 7 7 0 2 78 15 251
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 33 41 13 9 4 1 0 74 13 176883
2011 Seasonal 36 37 13 8 4 1 1 74 13 1062
2011 Term 42 39 11 5 2 1 1 82 7 14062
2011 Casual 49 35 10 3 1 1 1 86 4 1877
2011 Student 50 35 9 3 1 1 2 87 3 2330
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 52 31 6 6 4 1 0 83 10 241

Question 47. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 19 40 20 11 6 3 0 62 18 149911
2019 Seasonal 19 39 20 11 7 4 0 60 19 818
2019 Term 25 37 19 9 4 5 1 66 13 20048
2019 Casual 33 37 14 6 2 6 2 76 9 3485
2019 Student 32 39 14 7 2 5 1 75 10 6056
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 39 35 10 7 5 3 1 78 12 165
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 18 36 23 12 9 3 0 56 21 134954
2018 Seasonal 17 32 22 14 11 3 0 51 26 850
2018 Term 25 34 22 9 5 5 1 62 15 18320
2018 Casual 34 34 16 5 3 6 1 74 9 2771
2018 Student 33 37 15 5 2 6 1 75 8 3440
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 43 23 14 7 6 4 2 71 14 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 18 36 21 12 8 4 0 56 22 146066
2017 Seasonal 15 36 20 14 10 5 1 54 25 866
2017 Term 25 34 19 9 5 7 1 63 15 18920
2017 Casual 32 34 15 5 3 8 2 73 10 3018
2017 Student 37 32 13 6 2 7 2 77 9 4112
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 37 30 13 6 9 2 3 71 16 158

Work-life balance and workload

Question 6. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 43 32 10 8 6 0 0 76 14 149673
2019 Seasonal 41 31 12 9 6 0 0 73 15 819
2019 Term 50 30 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 20053
2019 Casual 61 23 8 4 2 1 2 86 6 3488
2019 Student 60 24 8 4 2 1 1 86 6 6058
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 46 23 14 10 6 1 0 69 16 164
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 40 34 11 9 6 0 0 74 15 134821
2018 Seasonal 33 34 14 11 7 0 0 68 19 847
2018 Term 47 33 11 6 3 0 1 80 9 18309
2018 Casual 56 27 9 3 2 1 2 86 5 2766
2018 Student 56 27 10 3 1 1 2 85 5 3450
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 49 24 15 6 5 0 1 74 11 154
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 39 34 11 9 7 0 0 73 16 146024
2017 Seasonal 34 34 14 11 6 0 1 69 17 868
2017 Term 47 31 11 6 3 1 1 80 9 18935
2017 Casual 56 26 9 4 2 1 3 85 6 3027
2017 Student 60 24 8 3 1 1 2 87 5 4106
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 40 29 13 9 9 0 2 69 18 157
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 35 34 13 10 7 0 1 70 17 158704
2014 Seasonal 35 34 13 10 7 1 1 70 17 988
2014 Term 42 33 12 7 4 1 1 76 11 14921
2014 Casual 50 28 11 4 2 1 3 81 7 2697
2014 Student 54 26 10 3 1 2 4 85 5 2533
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 43 24 11 7 8 0 6 72 16 251
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 37 36 11 9 6 0 1 74 15 177061
2011 Seasonal 36 34 11 10 8 0 1 71 19 1067
2011 Term 41 35 12 6 4 1 1 78 10 14070
2011 Casual 51 28 10 5 3 1 2 82 8 1878
2011 Student 51 29 10 4 1 1 4 84 5 2330
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 33 33 10 9 12 0 2 68 22 242

Question 17. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 35 33 18 8 5 0 1 68 13 149035
2019 Seasonal 46 30 15 5 2 0 1 77 8 816
2019 Term 51 30 12 3 2 0 1 82 5 19999
2019 Casual 63 26 7 2 1 0 1 91 2 3469
2019 Student 71 22 5 1 0 0 1 94 1 6048
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 22 28 20 15 13 1 2 51 29 165
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 34 33 18 9 6 0 1 67 15 135297
2018 Seasonal 44 31 15 6 2 0 1 76 9 850
2018 Term 51 30 12 4 2 0 2 82 6 18358
2018 Casual 59 29 7 2 1 0 2 89 3 2777
2018 Student 67 25 5 1 0 0 1 93 2 3462
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 23 24 22 15 11 1 3 50 27 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 33 36 17 8 4 0 1 70 13 146245
2017 Seasonal 40 37 15 5 2 0 3 79 6 869
2017 Term 50 32 11 3 1 1 2 84 4 18954
2017 Casual 57 29 8 2 1 0 3 89 3 3032
2017 Student 65 27 5 1 0 0 1 94 1 4117
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 21 22 17 21 12 0 6 46 35 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 32 35 19 8 5 0 1 68 13 158803
2014 Seasonal 37 37 17 5 2 0 2 75 7 988
2014 Term 51 31 11 3 2 0 2 84 5 14929
2014 Casual 56 31 8 2 1 0 1 89 3 2695
2014 Student 63 28 6 1 1 0 1 92 2 2532
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 20 25 24 15 10 0 6 47 27 251
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 32 35 19 8 5 0 1 67 14 177095
2011 Seasonal 41 33 16 5 3 0 1 76 8 1064
2011 Term 49 31 12 4 2 0 2 82 6 14078
2011 Casual 53 32 9 3 1 0 2 87 4 1876
2011 Student 61 27 7 2 1 0 1 90 3 2328
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 22 25 19 17 14 0 3 48 32 243
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 35 21 10 6 0 1 62 17 147467
2008 Seasonal 37 38 17 3 2 1 2 77 5 366
2008 Term 43 34 14 4 2 0 1 79 7 12450
2008 Casual 47 33 12 4 1 0 1 82 5 1499
2008 Student 50 36 11 2 1 0 1 87 2 1840
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 14 27 24 19 14 0 2 42 34 174

Question 29. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 56 21 8 5 5 2 4 81 10 149873
2019 Seasonal 48 21 9 4 6 1 10 78 12 820
2019 Term 60 17 7 4 4 3 6 84 8 20067
2019 Casual 63 14 6 2 2 3 9 88 5 3483
2019 Student 66 15 5 3 2 2 8 89 5 6060
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 58 12 6 3 3 2 15 86 7 165
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 49 24 8 5 6 3 5 79 13 146023
2017 Seasonal 39 26 9 4 5 2 14 77 11 866
2017 Term 52 20 7 4 4 5 9 83 9 18915
2017 Casual 58 18 6 2 2 4 10 89 4 3021
2017 Student 64 15 4 2 2 3 9 91 5 4096
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 42 17 7 2 3 1 30 85 6 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 47 24 9 5 7 3 6 77 13 158801
2014 Seasonal 41 27 12 5 3 3 10 77 9 990
2014 Term 52 21 7 4 4 4 8 83 9 14932
2014 Casual 55 18 6 2 2 5 12 88 5 2693
2014 Student 64 16 4 2 3 2 10 91 5 2537
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 41 14 7 2 4 3 31 82 8 250
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 43 27 9 7 8 2 4 75 16 177123
2011 Seasonal 37 26 10 7 8 3 9 71 18 1063
2011 Term 46 25 10 6 6 3 6 77 12 14067
2011 Casual 53 22 8 4 3 3 8 84 7 1877
2011 Student 58 21 6 3 2 2 8 88 5 2327
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 37 21 6 6 5 1 24 77 15 244

Mobility and retention

Question 54. Do you intend to leave your current position in the next two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Not sure
(%)
Total responses
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 39 35 150297
2019 Seasonal 20 44 36 813
2019 Term 25 38 38 20121
2019 Casual 34 31 35 3494
2019 Student 49 18 32 6069
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 22 51 26 165
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 40 34 135361
2018 Seasonal 16 41 43 842
2018 Term 24 39 37 18347
2018 Casual 31 32 37 2774
2018 Student 47 18 35 3447
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 27 53 20 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 25 41 33 146205
2017 Seasonal 21 41 38 866
2017 Term 23 41 36 18947
2017 Casual 34 35 32 3025
2017 Student 47 19 34 4110
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 36 43 20 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 25 41 34 158813
2014 Seasonal 16 47 37 983
2014 Term 24 39 36 14927
2014 Casual 39 28 32 2689
2014 Student 49 18 33 2530
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 23 59 18 250
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 26 43 31 177206
2011 Seasonal 20 52 28 1066
2011 Term 27 39 34 14077
2011 Casual 41 32 28 1876
2011 Student 44 22 34 2330
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 21 57 22 242

Question 55. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 19 36 32 6 0 6 40197
2019 Seasonal 9 24 19 19 20 9 162
2019 Term 3 35 27 8 21 6 4990
2019 Casual 7 8 9 6 65 5 1185
2019 Student 0 4 6 3 86 1 3006
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 25 4 11 4 39 17 37
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 20 35 32 6 0 7 36115
2018 Seasonal 25 23 15 12 11 13 144
2018 Term 4 34 27 8 21 6 4417
2018 Casual 8 9 10 5 63 4 879
2018 Student 0 4 5 4 85 1 1615
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 37 1 14 6 33 8 42
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 21 33 32 7 0 7 37986
2017 Seasonal 20 21 16 17 11 15 177
2017 Term 4 31 25 8 24 7 4356
2017 Casual 7 6 8 6 70 3 1036
2017 Student 0 4 5 3 87 1 1927
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 43 4 15 19 11 8 52
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 20 33 31 9 9999 7 41365
2014 Seasonal 18 30 13 21 9999 18 164
2014 Term 6 36 28 13 9999 16 3636
2014 Casual 14 9 16 13 9999 48 1089
2014 Student 0 14 12 18 9999 55 1206
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 42 6 10 20 9999 21 57
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 21 34 32 7 9999 7 47427
2011 Seasonal 21 25 15 22 9999 16 196
2011 Term 6 28 29 14 9999 22 3748
2011 Casual 13 10 14 12 9999 50 773
2011 Student 0 12 13 20 9999 54 1038
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 30 10 26 17 9999 18 54
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Organizational goals

Question 10. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 42 39 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 149300
2019 Seasonal 48 33 11 5 3 0 0 81 8 813
2019 Term 51 35 8 4 2 0 0 87 5 19999
2019 Casual 56 32 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 3483
2019 Student 51 34 8 5 2 0 0 85 7 6046
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 79 16 2 1 1 0 0 96 2 165
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 42 40 9 5 3 0 0 83 8 134965
2018 Seasonal 43 38 10 5 4 1 0 81 9 848
2018 Term 50 38 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 18325
2018 Casual 55 33 7 3 1 0 0 89 5 2771
2018 Student 47 40 7 4 1 0 0 88 6 3460
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 78 17 2 2 1 0 0 96 3 156
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 38 40 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 146012
2017 Seasonal 37 41 13 5 3 1 0 79 8 867
2017 Term 49 37 8 4 2 0 0 87 6 18937
2017 Casual 54 34 7 4 1 0 0 88 5 3024
2017 Student 50 36 7 5 1 0 0 87 6 4103
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 75 20 4 2 0 0 0 94 2 156
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 37 41 12 6 4 1 0 78 10 158738
2014 Seasonal 37 42 11 6 3 1 0 80 9 989
2014 Term 45 39 9 4 2 0 0 85 6 14923
2014 Casual 49 36 9 3 1 1 0 86 4 2693
2014 Student 44 39 10 5 1 1 0 84 6 2534
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 71 18 5 2 3 1 0 91 5 251
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 36 42 11 6 4 1 0 79 10 177133
2011 Seasonal 39 37 11 7 4 2 0 78 11 1065
2011 Term 42 40 9 5 2 1 0 84 7 14077
2011 Casual 48 36 9 4 1 1 0 86 5 1878
2011 Student 40 40 11 5 2 1 1 82 7 2330
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 65 25 6 2 2 0 0 91 3 244
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 41 39 10 5 3 1 0 81 9 147410
2008 Seasonal 36 42 12 5 2 3 0 80 7 367
2008 Term 48 39 8 3 2 1 0 88 5 12448
2008 Casual 48 35 10 3 2 1 0 84 5 1498
2008 Student 39 42 11 5 2 0 0 82 7 1838
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 81 12 3 3 0 0 0 94 3 175

Question 39. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 24 42 18 10 5 1 0 67 15 149975
2019 Seasonal 28 40 17 9 5 1 0 69 14 816
2019 Term 37 41 13 6 2 1 0 79 8 20062
2019 Casual 42 38 11 4 1 3 1 83 5 3486
2019 Student 45 38 10 4 1 3 0 85 5 6066
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 50 36 8 2 2 2 0 88 4 165
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 22 42 19 11 5 1 0 64 17 134768
2018 Seasonal 23 41 17 11 7 1 0 65 18 851
2018 Term 34 42 14 6 2 1 0 76 9 18299
2018 Casual 39 40 12 5 1 3 1 81 7 2766
2018 Student 41 40 10 5 1 2 0 83 7 3440
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 46 35 8 8 1 1 0 82 9 155
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 23 41 18 11 6 1 0 65 17 146011
2017 Seasonal 27 38 16 11 6 2 0 67 17 865
2017 Term 36 40 13 6 3 2 0 77 9 18925
2017 Casual 41 37 11 5 2 3 1 81 7 3026
2017 Student 47 38 8 4 1 2 0 87 5 4102
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 40 39 15 3 3 0 1 80 6 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 22 40 19 11 6 2 0 64 17 158812
2014 Seasonal 24 38 18 13 5 1 1 63 18 983
2014 Term 35 40 14 6 3 2 0 77 9 14937
2014 Casual 36 38 13 5 2 4 1 79 8 2692
2014 Student 43 37 10 5 1 3 1 83 6 2535
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 44 31 14 6 5 1 0 75 11 250
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 23 42 17 11 6 1 0 66 17 176945
2011 Seasonal 25 39 17 9 7 2 0 66 17 1068
2011 Term 32 41 15 7 3 2 0 74 11 14056
2011 Casual 36 38 13 6 2 4 1 77 9 1878
2011 Student 39 40 10 6 2 3 1 82 8 2327
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 35 41 10 11 2 1 0 76 13 243

Organizational performance

Question 18a. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 11 26 36 18 7 1 1 25 38 149880
2019 Seasonal 7 20 36 22 13 0 3 35 28 814
2019 Term 7 18 32 24 15 2 2 41 26 20033
2019 Casual 4 14 28 28 21 2 3 52 19 3471
2019 Student 4 12 28 28 24 2 2 54 17 6055
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 3 11 26 27 28 2 3 57 15 165
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 12 27 36 17 6 1 1 24 40 134885
2018 Seasonal 11 21 34 23 9 1 1 33 32 845
2018 Term 7 19 31 24 14 2 3 40 27 18279
2018 Casual 5 14 31 26 18 2 4 47 20 2764
2018 Student 5 13 26 30 21 2 3 54 19 3447
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 2 13 28 29 21 0 7 54 16 155
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 12 26 36 16 7 1 2 23 39 145602
2017 Seasonal 7 20 36 20 10 1 5 33 29 862
2017 Term 6 16 32 22 16 2 6 41 24 18828
2017 Casual 5 14 30 22 19 2 8 45 21 3013
2017 Student 4 11 30 25 23 2 6 52 16 4099
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 6 16 29 25 17 0 8 46 23 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 12 29 36 15 6 1 2 21 42 158513
2014 Seasonal 7 26 35 20 8 1 2 29 35 980
2014 Term 6 20 33 22 13 2 4 37 28 14880
2014 Casual 5 16 33 23 15 2 6 42 23 2687
2014 Student 5 14 31 27 17 2 4 47 20 2528
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 2 11 29 27 20 1 10 53 15 250
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 12 28 35 15 6 1 2 22 42 176692
2011 Seasonal 9 24 32 17 11 1 5 31 36 1060
2011 Term 7 19 32 21 14 2 5 38 28 14020
2011 Casual 5 18 29 24 16 2 6 43 25 1870
2011 Student 5 14 28 25 19 3 5 49 21 2321
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 4 11 29 29 19 1 7 53 16 243
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 12 30 35 15 5 1 2 21 43 147239
2008 Seasonal 6 25 35 19 8 1 6 29 33 360
2008 Term 7 20 33 23 12 1 3 37 28 12406
2008 Casual 6 19 32 22 13 2 5 38 28 1488
2008 Student 6 17 34 22 14 2 4 39 24 1840
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 4 18 27 28 15 1 8 47 24 175

Question 18b. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 11 20 29 24 13 2 1 38 32 149411
2019 Seasonal 10 17 27 24 17 2 2 43 28 811
2019 Term 8 14 23 25 23 4 3 52 24 19979
2019 Casual 5 10 17 26 34 4 4 65 16 3472
2019 Student 3 7 14 28 40 4 3 74 11 6036
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 6 10 29 25 26 3 1 54 16 166
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 13 21 29 22 11 2 1 34 35 134394
2018 Seasonal 12 22 28 22 13 2 1 36 34 837
2018 Term 9 15 24 24 21 4 3 49 26 18227
2018 Casual 5 11 19 25 28 6 5 60 18 2756
2018 Student 4 8 16 28 36 4 4 70 13 3432
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 8 12 21 27 26 2 4 56 21 155
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 13 21 29 20 12 2 3 34 35 145228
2017 Seasonal 11 18 30 20 14 3 5 37 31 858
2017 Term 8 14 24 21 22 5 7 49 24 18776
2017 Casual 5 11 20 20 27 7 10 57 19 3007
2017 Student 3 8 15 23 40 5 7 72 12 4093
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 9 13 19 27 23 1 7 54 25 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 14 23 30 19 9 2 2 30 38 158374
2014 Seasonal 15 25 26 19 13 1 2 32 41 981
2014 Term 11 17 26 20 18 4 4 42 30 14873
2014 Casual 8 13 23 22 21 6 7 50 24 2684
2014 Student 4 10 21 25 29 6 6 61 16 2527
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 5 16 24 21 25 0 9 50 23 249
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 12 21 29 21 11 2 3 34 35 176507
2011 Seasonal 13 21 26 16 16 3 5 35 37 1054
2011 Term 12 17 25 20 17 4 5 41 32 14008
2011 Casual 7 15 23 20 22 5 7 48 25 1870
2011 Student 5 9 17 23 33 6 7 64 16 2324
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 6 11 25 23 27 2 7 54 19 243
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 13 22 29 21 10 2 2 33 37 146998
2008 Seasonal 12 22 30 16 11 2 6 30 37 357
2008 Term 8 16 26 23 18 4 4 45 27 12395
2008 Casual 8 13 25 22 20 5 6 48 24 1486
2008 Student 5 13 19 26 26 5 6 58 20 1834
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 8 12 28 25 17 3 7 46 22 173

Question 18c. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 17 25 30 17 8 1 2 25 43 149605
2019 Seasonal 12 23 27 17 13 2 5 32 38 813
2019 Term 9 16 27 22 17 4 4 43 28 19978
2019 Casual 7 14 24 21 24 6 5 50 24 3453
2019 Student 8 14 23 21 26 5 5 52 23 6031
2019 Governor-in-council appointment 2 11 23 19 33 4 7 59 15 164
2018 Indeterminate (permanent) 19 26 30 16 7 1 2 23 46 134491
2018 Seasonal 19 25 25 17 8 2 4 27 47 839
2018 Term 9 17 26 22 16 4 5 42 29 18198
2018 Casual 8 15 24 21 20 6 6 46 26 2755
2018 Student 9 16 23 20 23 5 5 48 27 3436
2018 Governor-in-council appointment 5 14 19 26 24 2 10 56 22 154
2017 Indeterminate (permanent) 19 25 29 15 7 2 4 23 46 145499
2017 Seasonal 15 21 29 15 9 3 8 27 40 858
2017 Term 9 15 26 19 17 5 9 42 28 18775
2017 Casual 8 15 24 18 19 5 11 44 28 3007
2017 Student 8 14 24 17 24 6 7 47 26 4103
2017 Governor-in-council appointment 6 18 17 24 20 0 14 51 29 158
2014 Indeterminate (permanent) 22 26 28 13 6 2 3 21 51 158406
2014 Seasonal 14 27 28 16 8 3 4 26 44 981
2014 Term 11 17 26 20 15 4 7 40 31 14869
2014 Casual 11 17 26 18 16 4 8 39 32 2685
2014 Student 11 16 23 18 18 5 8 42 31 2518
2014 Governor-in-council appointment 9 13 23 15 25 1 14 47 26 250
2011 Indeterminate (permanent) 19 25 29 15 7 2 3 23 46 176491
2011 Seasonal 16 23 26 14 12 4 6 28 43 1057
2011 Term 11 18 26 19 15 5 8 38 32 13995
2011 Casual 10 18 26 17 16 4 9 37 33 1865
2011 Student 10 16 22 19 19 5 8 44 31 2317
2011 Governor-in-council appointment 5 11 20 20 25 2 17 56 20 243
2008 Indeterminate (permanent) 18 25 30 16 7 2 3 24 45 147006
2008 Seasonal 15 25 28 15 5 4 7 23 45 356
2008 Term 10 18 28 20 14 5 6 38 30 12383
2008 Casual 12 18 25 18 14 6 8 37 34 1484
2008 Student 10 16 25 22 15 6 7 42 29 1833
2008 Governor-in-council appointment 6 10 22 31 20 0 11 58 17 175

Question 18d. 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
2019 Indeterminate (permanent) 8 1