2019 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for the Public Service by Question 97. In total, how many years have you been working in your current department or agency?

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.

Table of Contents

Top of Page

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 37 11 7 4 0 0 78 10 46896
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 40 12 8 5 0 0 75 13 55971
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 40 12 8 6 0 0 74 14 43153
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 38 39 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 18322
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 41 11 6 3 0 0 79 10 48259
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 31 42 12 9 6 0 0 73 15 53439
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 31 43 12 8 6 0 0 73 14 38953
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 36 41 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 16713
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 42 10 6 3 0 0 81 10 44582
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 31 44 11 8 6 0 0 75 14 63646
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 30 44 11 8 6 0 0 75 14 42383
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 35 43 10 7 5 0 0 79 12 20165
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 43 11 7 4 0 0 78 11 32213
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 44 13 9 6 0 0 72 15 80452
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 29 45 12 9 6 0 0 73 15 40960
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 32 45 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 24639

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 39 36 13 8 5 0 0 75 12 46814
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 30 36 14 12 9 0 0 65 20 55854
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 36 15 12 11 0 0 62 23 43003
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 28 37 14 12 10 0 0 65 21 18282
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 38 12 7 4 0 0 76 11 48380
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 26 37 14 12 10 0 0 63 23 53533
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 24 36 15 13 11 0 0 60 25 39027
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 26 37 14 12 10 0 0 63 23 16741
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 38 12 7 5 0 0 76 12 44529
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 25 36 15 12 11 0 0 62 23 63582
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 23 36 15 13 12 0 0 59 26 42334
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 26 37 14 12 11 0 0 63 23 20127

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 53 32 10 3 2 0 0 85 5 46622
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 50 34 10 4 2 0 0 84 6 55589
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 34 9 3 2 0 0 85 6 42816
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 56 31 7 3 2 0 0 88 5 18190
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 34 10 3 1 0 0 85 5 48114
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 48 35 10 4 2 0 0 84 6 53247
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 50 36 9 3 2 0 0 85 6 38837
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 56 32 7 3 2 0 0 88 5 16634
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 53 33 9 3 1 0 0 87 4 44489
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 50 36 9 3 2 0 0 85 5 63510
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 35 8 3 2 0 0 87 5 42280
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 57 32 6 3 2 0 0 89 4 20111
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 62 27 7 2 1 0 0 89 3 32196
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 57 30 9 3 2 0 0 87 4 80404
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 59 29 8 3 2 0 0 88 4 40940
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 62 28 6 2 1 0 0 90 4 24607

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 35 9 5 3 0 0 83 8 46899
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 40 39 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 55969
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 39 41 12 6 3 0 0 79 9 43137
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 38 10 5 3 0 0 82 8 18313
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 46 37 10 5 3 0 0 83 7 48399
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 37 40 12 7 4 0 0 78 10 53601
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 42 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 39083
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 42 39 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 16768
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 47 36 9 5 3 0 0 84 7 44432
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 37 41 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 63393
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 42 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 42230
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 42 40 10 5 3 0 0 82 9 20056
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 46 36 9 5 3 0 0 83 8 32188
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 37 41 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 80414
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 38 41 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 40933
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 41 10 5 3 0 0 82 8 24611

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 49 30 12 6 3 1 0 79 9 46807
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 32 16 9 7 0 0 67 16 55876
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 29 33 18 10 9 1 0 62 19 43074
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 31 33 17 10 8 0 0 65 18 18303
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 30 12 5 3 1 0 80 8 48228
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 31 32 18 10 8 0 0 63 19 53514
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 27 32 20 11 9 1 0 60 21 39051
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 33 19 10 9 0 0 62 19 16741
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 30 11 5 3 1 0 80 8 44515
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 29 33 18 10 9 1 0 63 19 63554
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 33 19 12 10 1 0 59 21 42317
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 34 17 11 9 1 0 63 20 20135
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 33 12 7 4 1 0 76 11 32215
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 26 36 18 12 8 1 0 62 20 80459
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 23 35 19 13 10 1 0 58 23 40965
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 24 36 18 12 9 1 0 60 21 24647

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 47 32 11 6 3 0 0 79 9 46630
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 32 35 16 10 7 0 0 67 17 55679
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 27 36 17 12 8 0 0 63 20 42912
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 30 35 16 10 8 0 0 66 18 18225
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 32 11 5 3 0 0 80 8 48042
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 29 35 17 11 8 0 0 64 19 53327
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 25 35 19 12 9 0 0 60 21 38875
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 27 36 18 11 8 0 0 63 19 16686
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 33 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 44528
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 36 17 11 8 0 0 64 20 63578
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 24 36 18 13 9 0 0 61 21 42350
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 27 37 16 11 8 0 0 64 19 20135
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 35 12 7 4 0 0 77 12 32195
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 25 37 18 13 8 0 0 62 20 80440
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 22 37 18 14 9 0 0 59 23 40956
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 24 37 17 13 9 0 0 61 21 24644

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 39 23 17 10 7 3 0 64 18 46910
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 31 25 18 12 10 3 0 58 23 55994
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 30 26 18 12 10 3 0 58 23 43136
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 36 26 16 9 7 3 1 66 17 18321
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 24 18 10 6 4 0 64 17 48359
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 25 19 13 11 3 0 55 25 53607
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 28 26 19 13 10 3 0 56 24 39104
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 33 28 18 10 8 3 1 63 18 16761
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 24 17 10 6 5 1 65 17 44549
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 26 19 13 11 4 1 55 25 63576
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 27 27 19 12 10 4 1 57 24 42342
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 33 29 17 9 8 4 1 65 18 20107
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 34 24 18 11 8 5 1 61 20 32209
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 26 25 19 14 12 4 0 53 27 80448
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 27 19 13 10 4 1 56 24 40963
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 32 29 17 10 8 4 1 64 18 24636
Top of Page

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 47 25 14 4 3 1 5 77 8 46911
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 44 27 15 5 4 1 4 75 9 55961
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 43 28 16 5 4 1 3 75 9 43149
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 28 16 4 3 1 4 75 8 18329

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 25 9 4 3 2 1 83 8 46815
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 47 28 12 6 5 1 1 76 11 55886
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 43 29 13 7 6 2 1 74 13 43088
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 30 14 6 5 2 0 74 12 18321
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 54 27 9 4 3 2 1 83 7 48220
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 43 30 12 7 6 1 0 74 13 53401
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 31 13 8 6 1 0 72 14 38904
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 40 32 13 7 5 2 1 74 13 16686
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 27 8 4 3 2 1 84 7 44598
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 42 31 12 7 5 2 1 75 13 63648
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 39 32 13 7 6 2 1 73 14 42389
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 34 13 7 5 2 1 75 12 20158
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 52 27 9 5 3 3 1 82 8 32216
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 31 13 7 5 2 1 74 13 80451
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 39 32 13 7 6 2 1 73 13 40964
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 34 13 7 5 2 1 74 12 24646

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 52 29 9 6 3 1 1 81 9 46739
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 44 31 11 8 5 0 0 76 13 55747
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 33 12 9 6 1 0 73 15 42962
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 40 33 12 9 5 0 0 74 14 18264
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 30 9 6 3 1 1 82 9 48122
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 40 33 11 9 6 0 0 73 15 53307
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 34 12 10 7 0 0 71 16 38830
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 35 12 9 6 0 0 73 15 16668
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 52 29 8 6 3 1 1 83 9 44559
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 40 34 10 9 6 0 0 74 15 63633
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 35 11 9 6 1 0 73 16 42384
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 36 11 9 6 1 0 74 15 20151
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 30 9 6 3 1 0 81 10 32213
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 39 34 11 9 6 0 0 73 16 80445
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 36 11 10 6 1 0 73 16 40966
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 36 11 9 6 1 0 74 15 24639

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 57 26 8 5 3 0 0 83 9 46934
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 49 29 10 7 5 0 0 78 12 56011
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 46 29 11 7 6 0 0 75 13 43140
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 47 29 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 18333
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 26 9 5 4 0 0 82 9 48250
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 45 29 12 8 7 0 0 74 15 53470
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 41 30 13 8 7 0 0 71 16 38925
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 42 30 13 8 6 0 0 73 14 16693
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 59 25 8 5 3 0 0 84 8 44504
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 47 28 11 7 6 0 0 75 14 63558
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 45 29 12 7 7 0 0 74 14 42315
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 46 30 11 7 6 0 0 76 13 20092
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 27 8 5 3 1 0 83 9 32207
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 45 30 11 7 6 0 0 75 14 80400
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 44 31 12 7 6 0 0 75 14 40949
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 45 31 12 6 6 0 0 76 12 24628

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 31 12 5 3 7 0 78 9 46860
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 32 17 10 8 5 0 64 18 55892
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 22 33 18 12 10 5 0 58 23 43049
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 23 33 18 11 9 5 0 60 21 18289
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 29 12 5 3 8 0 78 9 48480
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 24 32 18 11 9 5 0 60 21 53742
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 21 31 19 12 11 6 0 55 25 39164
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 21 31 21 11 10 6 0 56 22 16807
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 30 11 5 3 9 1 79 9 44580
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 24 33 17 11 9 6 0 60 22 63682
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 20 32 18 13 11 6 0 56 25 42394
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 22 33 18 11 10 6 0 59 22 20165
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 30 12 6 4 10 1 76 10 32190
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 23 33 17 11 8 7 0 60 21 80409
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 20 33 19 12 10 7 0 57 23 40953
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 21 33 19 11 9 7 0 59 21 24628

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 39 32 14 8 4 3 0 73 13 46771
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 24 32 18 13 10 2 0 58 24 55767
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 19 32 19 15 13 2 0 52 29 42975
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 20 33 19 15 12 1 0 54 27 18265
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 40 31 14 7 4 4 0 74 12 48355
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 21 31 19 15 13 2 0 53 28 53628
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 17 31 20 16 15 2 0 48 32 39057
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 17 32 20 15 14 2 0 50 30 16766
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 40 31 13 7 4 5 0 75 12 44571
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 20 31 18 15 13 2 0 53 28 63648
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 31 20 17 14 2 0 48 32 42382
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 18 32 19 15 13 2 0 51 29 20162
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 31 14 8 5 5 0 70 15 32188
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 19 31 20 15 12 2 0 52 28 80413
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 31 20 17 14 2 0 48 32 40952
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 16 32 21 16 13 2 0 49 30 24633

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 31 17 11 6 6 0 64 18 46739
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 17 30 21 17 12 4 0 49 29 55717
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 29 22 19 14 4 0 43 34 42917
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 13 30 22 17 13 4 0 45 32 18227
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 31 17 10 5 8 0 65 17 48320
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 14 28 22 18 14 4 0 44 34 53577
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 27 22 20 16 4 0 40 37 39022
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 11 28 23 19 15 4 0 41 35 16765
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 31 15 10 5 9 1 66 17 44527
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 14 28 21 18 14 5 0 44 34 63608
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 28 22 20 16 4 0 40 37 42361
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 11 30 22 19 14 4 0 43 34 20144
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 25 30 17 12 7 9 1 61 21 32173
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 28 21 19 14 5 0 43 35 80395
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 27 22 20 16 4 0 39 38 40938
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 28 23 19 15 4 0 40 36 24629

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 27 33 16 13 8 3 0 62 22 46799
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 16 30 19 19 14 2 0 47 33 55828
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 12 30 20 20 16 2 0 43 37 42984
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 13 33 20 19 14 2 0 47 33 18277
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 27 33 16 13 7 4 0 63 21 48419
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 29 19 20 17 2 0 43 38 53688
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 29 20 21 18 2 0 40 39 39119
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 11 31 20 20 16 2 0 44 36 16773
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 33 14 12 6 6 0 66 19 44537
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 14 30 18 19 16 3 0 46 36 63603
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 31 19 20 17 3 0 43 38 42328
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 13 33 19 18 15 3 0 47 33 20111
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 26 33 15 13 8 5 0 62 22 32165
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 30 19 20 16 2 0 44 37 80383
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 30 19 20 16 2 0 42 38 40927
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 12 33 20 19 15 2 0 46 34 24624
Top of Page

Workforce

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 36 36 14 9 5 0 0 72 14 46870
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 25 36 15 13 9 0 0 62 23 55958
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 22 36 16 15 11 0 0 58 26 43102
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 23 37 17 13 10 0 0 60 23 18327
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 35 15 8 5 1 0 71 14 48369
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 23 34 17 14 12 0 0 57 26 53613
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 20 33 18 15 13 0 0 54 29 39084
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 22 34 18 14 12 0 0 56 26 16760
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 37 14 9 5 1 0 72 14 44568
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 22 35 16 15 12 0 0 57 27 63630
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 20 35 17 16 13 0 0 55 28 42373
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 22 36 17 14 11 0 0 58 25 20147
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 31 37 16 10 6 1 0 68 16 32206
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 20 34 17 16 12 0 0 54 28 80410
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 18 35 17 16 13 0 0 53 29 40953
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 20 36 18 15 12 0 0 56 26 24642

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 36 40 11 9 4 0 0 76 13 46715
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 30 42 12 11 5 0 0 72 15 55722
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 27 43 13 12 5 0 0 70 17 42887
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 30 43 12 10 5 0 0 73 15 18239
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 40 12 9 4 0 0 75 13 48416
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 41 14 11 6 0 0 69 17 53673
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 25 42 14 12 6 0 0 68 18 39130
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 42 14 10 6 0 0 71 16 16775
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 36 41 11 8 3 0 0 77 12 44555
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 42 13 11 6 0 0 70 17 63612
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 43 13 12 6 0 0 69 18 42352
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 30 44 12 10 5 0 0 73 15 20148

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 46 30 11 7 4 1 1 77 11 46883
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 40 32 13 9 6 0 0 72 15 55945
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 32 14 9 7 0 0 70 16 43117
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 33 15 8 6 0 0 71 15 18330
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 45 32 10 7 4 1 1 79 11 48287
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 35 13 9 7 0 0 71 16 53475
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 36 14 10 7 0 0 69 17 38986
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 33 36 14 9 6 0 0 70 16 16707
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 45 33 10 7 4 1 1 79 11 44584
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 35 12 9 7 0 0 72 16 63681
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 37 13 10 7 0 0 71 17 42404
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 33 37 13 9 7 0 0 71 16 20163
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 44 33 11 7 4 1 1 78 11 32217
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 36 12 10 6 0 0 71 16 80462
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 37 13 9 7 0 0 71 16 40964
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 33 38 13 9 6 0 0 71 15 24650

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 32 39 11 13 5 0 0 71 18 46756
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 40 12 14 7 0 0 67 21 55799
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 25 41 13 14 6 0 0 66 21 42984
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 28 41 12 12 6 0 1 70 18 18262
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 30 44 9 12 5 0 1 75 17 48493
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 23 45 10 15 7 0 0 68 22 53734
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 21 45 11 15 7 0 0 67 22 39147
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 23 45 11 13 6 0 1 69 20 16806
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 32 39 10 12 6 0 0 72 18 44598
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 24 39 12 15 9 0 0 63 25 63683
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 22 40 12 16 9 0 0 63 25 42376
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 26 41 11 13 8 0 1 67 21 20148
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 30 39 11 13 6 0 1 69 20 32200
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 23 39 13 17 9 0 0 62 26 80419
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 22 40 13 16 10 0 0 62 26 40938
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 25 40 12 14 9 0 1 65 23 24627

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 31 33 16 10 6 3 0 66 17 46806
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 20 32 18 15 13 1 0 53 29 55870
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 31 19 17 15 1 0 47 33 43073
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 17 33 19 15 13 2 0 52 29 18311
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 31 33 15 10 6 4 0 67 16 48366
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 17 31 19 17 15 1 0 49 32 53557
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 30 20 18 16 1 0 45 35 39066
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 15 33 20 16 13 1 0 49 30 16757
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 34 32 13 9 5 6 1 71 15 44512
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 19 32 17 16 14 2 0 52 31 63580
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 33 18 17 14 1 0 50 32 42351
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 19 35 18 15 11 2 1 55 27 20138
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 31 14 11 7 6 1 65 20 32195
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 18 31 17 17 15 2 0 49 33 80420
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 31 18 18 15 2 0 48 33 40951
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 17 34 19 15 13 2 1 52 29 24639

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 30 14 12 10 3 2 62 23 46915
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 20 28 16 16 19 1 1 49 35 56016
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 15 26 16 18 22 1 2 42 41 43177
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 15 25 17 15 21 1 4 43 38 18339
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 30 15 11 9 4 2 62 22 48362
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 17 27 16 17 21 1 1 45 38 53598
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 25 17 19 23 1 2 40 43 39090
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 14 25 18 17 22 1 4 41 41 16751
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 28 13 11 9 6 4 63 23 44511
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 17 27 15 17 21 2 2 45 40 63610
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 25 16 18 23 1 2 41 43 42347
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 15 25 16 17 20 2 5 43 40 20143
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 24 26 14 13 13 6 4 56 29 32211
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 14 25 15 19 24 2 2 40 44 80442
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 24 16 19 25 2 2 39 45 40964
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 14 24 17 17 22 2 4 41 42 24636

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 23 11 4 2 1 3 82 7 46868
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 49 25 14 5 4 1 3 76 9 55928
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 45 25 15 6 5 1 3 73 11 43086
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 51 23 12 5 3 1 5 79 8 18323

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 58 11 8 4 5 2 12 80 11 46836
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 56 11 8 5 6 2 12 78 12 55878
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 55 11 8 5 6 2 14 78 13 43071
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 56 9 6 4 5 2 18 82 11 18324

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 47 24 15 6 4 2 3 74 10 46789
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 25 17 8 6 1 2 68 14 55838
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 41 25 17 8 6 2 3 68 14 43011
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 46 23 14 6 4 2 6 74 11 18281

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 44 21 15 7 5 3 4 70 13 46705
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 38 22 17 10 8 3 3 63 18 55742
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 22 17 10 8 3 4 63 19 42907
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 20 14 8 6 3 7 70 15 18218

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 17 12 7 6 3 5 72 15 46757
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 40 17 14 10 11 3 4 62 23 55759
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 17 15 11 12 3 5 58 26 42999
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 17 13 10 10 3 8 63 22 18279

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 68 14 7 3 2 2 4 87 5 46780
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 65 15 8 3 2 2 4 86 6 55788
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 63 16 8 3 3 2 5 84 7 43005
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 61 15 8 3 2 2 7 84 6 18256

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 78 8 4 2 2 3 3 92 4 46687
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 71 10 6 3 4 4 3 87 7 55738
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 67 11 7 4 4 4 4 84 9 42923
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 66 10 6 3 4 4 6 85 8 18240

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 79 7 3 1 1 2 7 94 2 46674
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 75 8 4 2 2 2 8 92 4 55720
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 72 8 4 2 3 2 9 90 5 42950
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 70 8 4 2 2 2 11 91 4 18240

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 36 14 9 5 0 0 72 14 46695
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 37 14 12 8 0 0 66 20 55706
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 38 14 13 9 0 0 64 22 42911
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 38 13 11 8 0 0 67 20 18233
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 33 37 15 10 5 1 0 71 15 48262
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 25 38 14 13 10 0 0 63 23 53465
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 24 38 14 13 11 0 0 62 24 38953
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 27 38 13 12 10 0 0 65 22 16715
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 34 38 13 9 5 1 1 73 14 44451
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 26 39 13 13 9 0 0 65 22 63428
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 25 40 13 13 9 0 0 65 22 42236
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 28 40 12 11 8 0 0 68 20 20095
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 27 40 15 11 7 1 1 67 18 32211
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 20 40 14 15 11 0 0 60 26 80436
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 19 40 13 15 12 0 0 59 27 40961
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 22 41 12 14 11 0 0 63 24 24635

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 40 33 14 8 5 0 0 73 13 46809
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 32 34 16 10 8 0 0 66 18 55893
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 30 34 16 11 9 0 0 64 20 43032
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 32 34 16 10 8 0 0 66 18 18298
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 34 15 8 5 0 0 72 13 48149
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 29 34 16 12 9 0 0 63 21 53349
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 27 34 17 11 10 0 0 62 21 38860
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 30 34 16 11 9 0 0 64 20 16692
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 39 34 14 8 4 0 1 73 13 44464
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 30 35 15 12 8 0 0 65 20 63465
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 28 35 15 12 9 0 0 64 21 42249
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 31 36 15 10 8 0 0 67 19 20097
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 34 35 15 9 6 0 1 70 15 32198
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 26 36 16 13 9 0 0 62 22 80434
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 25 36 16 13 10 0 0 61 23 40955
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 27 37 16 12 9 0 0 63 21 24643

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 39 39 12 7 3 0 0 79 10 46308
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 29 40 14 10 5 0 0 70 16 55296
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 40 15 12 6 0 0 66 19 42468
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 40 15 11 6 0 0 69 17 18014
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 37 13 8 3 0 0 76 11 48281
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 37 16 12 8 0 0 64 20 53438
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 25 36 17 13 9 0 0 61 22 38971
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 27 36 16 12 8 0 0 64 20 16699
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 37 11 7 3 0 0 79 10 44458
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 38 15 12 7 0 0 66 19 63468
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 38 16 12 8 0 0 64 21 42252
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 38 15 11 7 0 0 67 18 20097
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 37 38 12 7 4 0 0 76 11 32193
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 26 38 16 12 7 0 0 64 19 80419
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 24 37 17 13 8 0 0 62 21 40949
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 26 38 16 12 8 0 0 64 20 24634

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 26 40 17 8 3 4 0 70 12 46838
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 18 40 20 12 7 3 0 60 19 55956
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 39 21 13 7 3 0 57 21 43131
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 17 40 21 12 7 3 0 60 19 18330
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 28 37 19 7 4 5 0 69 12 48416
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 17 35 24 12 9 3 0 54 22 53643
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 15 34 25 13 10 3 0 51 24 39123
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 16 36 24 13 9 3 0 53 23 16776
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 36 17 7 4 6 1 70 12 44502
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 17 35 22 13 9 4 0 55 23 63616
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 15 35 22 14 10 4 0 52 25 42370
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 17 36 22 12 8 4 0 56 22 20141

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 52 29 9 6 4 0 0 82 10 46817
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 42 32 10 9 6 0 0 75 15 55851
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 38 34 11 9 7 0 0 73 16 43056
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 40 34 11 8 6 0 0 74 14 18288
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 31 9 5 3 0 1 82 8 48387
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 39 34 11 9 6 0 0 74 15 53596
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 35 12 10 7 0 0 71 17 39067
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 35 12 9 6 0 1 73 15 16771
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 30 9 6 3 1 1 82 9 44532
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 39 34 11 10 7 0 0 73 17 63585
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 34 11 10 8 0 0 70 18 42343
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 38 35 11 8 7 0 1 73 15 20139
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 45 31 11 7 4 1 1 78 11 32197
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 34 13 10 7 0 1 70 17 80408
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 35 13 11 8 0 1 68 19 40934
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 33 35 13 10 7 0 1 69 17 24623

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 45 31 14 5 3 0 1 77 8 46698
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 33 18 8 5 0 1 69 13 55683
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 31 33 20 9 6 0 1 65 15 42799
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 32 32 20 9 6 0 1 64 16 18141
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 47 30 13 5 3 0 1 78 8 48523
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 33 18 8 5 0 1 68 14 53800
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 31 33 19 10 6 0 1 65 16 39212
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 31 32 20 10 6 0 1 64 17 16834
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 46 33 12 5 2 0 1 81 7 44611
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 36 16 7 4 0 1 72 11 63672
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 32 36 18 8 5 0 2 68 13 42403
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 32 35 18 9 5 0 2 68 14 20160
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 44 33 14 5 3 0 1 78 8 32216
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 35 17 7 4 0 1 71 12 80444
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 31 35 20 8 5 0 1 66 14 40960
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 30 34 20 9 6 0 1 65 16 24646

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 62 18 7 4 4 2 4 84 8 46851
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 56 20 8 5 5 2 4 81 10 55957
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 53 22 8 5 6 2 4 79 12 43103
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 54 22 8 4 5 2 5 82 10 18304
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 20 6 4 4 5 7 84 9 44504
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 48 23 8 5 6 3 6 78 13 63608
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 47 25 8 6 7 2 5 78 14 42332
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 47 26 8 4 5 3 6 80 11 20116
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 53 20 7 4 4 4 7 82 9 32217
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 23 9 6 7 3 6 77 14 80455
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 46 25 9 5 7 2 6 77 13 40962
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 46 25 9 5 6 3 7 79 11 24642

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 30 35 35 47000
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 37 36 56075
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 22 42 35 43217
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 42 29 18368
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 36 35 48535
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 37 36 53792
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 22 43 35 39234
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 43 28 16816
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 37 34 44579
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 26 39 35 63680
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 22 45 33 42377
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 44 27 20156
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 36 35 32210
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 37 35 80453
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 20 46 34 40957
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 26 47 27 24643

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 3 36 34 6 15 7 14159
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 38 36 7 4 7 15390
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 21 37 29 6 1 6 9886
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 67 15 8 4 2 4 5379
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 2 33 31 5 22 6 13884
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 37 37 7 3 7 14819
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 22 36 29 6 1 7 8882
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 69 14 7 4 2 4 4925
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 2 29 28 5 29 6 12783
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 35 38 8 3 7 16880
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 22 35 29 7 1 7 9343
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 70 12 7 4 2 4 5846
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 5 30 33 11 9999 22 9510
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 36 38 10 9999 8 22687
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 23 36 23 10 9999 8 8344
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 68 14 6 6 9999 5 6435
Top of Page

Workplace

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 49 36 8 4 2 0 0 85 6 46700
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 42 39 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 55723
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 39 40 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 42944
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 39 11 5 3 0 0 81 8 18234
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 49 39 7 3 1 0 0 88 5 48445
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 42 40 10 5 3 0 0 82 8 53653
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 41 10 5 3 0 0 81 9 39127
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 40 10 5 3 0 0 83 8 16778
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 37 8 4 2 0 0 86 7 44526
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 38 41 11 6 4 0 0 79 11 63592
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 40 11 6 4 0 0 78 11 42329
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 40 41 10 5 4 0 0 81 9 20130
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 44 38 10 4 2 1 0 83 7 32196
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 41 12 7 4 1 0 77 11 80415
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 41 12 6 4 1 0 77 10 40949
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 40 11 5 3 1 0 80 9 24634

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 33 42 14 7 2 1 0 76 9 46879
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 24 42 18 10 5 1 0 67 15 55952
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 21 42 19 11 5 1 0 64 17 43130
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 22 43 19 10 5 1 0 66 15 18343
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 33 42 14 7 2 1 0 77 9 48367
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 21 42 19 12 6 1 0 63 17 53566
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 19 42 20 12 6 1 0 61 19 39063
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 20 42 20 11 6 1 0 63 17 16750
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 36 40 12 7 2 2 0 78 9 44525
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 22 41 18 11 6 1 0 64 18 63569
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 20 41 19 12 7 1 0 61 19 42344
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 21 42 19 11 6 1 0 64 17 20141
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 34 40 14 7 3 2 0 76 10 32216
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 23 40 19 11 6 1 0 64 17 80458
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 20 40 19 12 7 1 0 62 19 40970
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 21 41 19 11 7 2 0 63 17 24636

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 8 21 34 23 12 1 1 36 30 46808
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 26 36 18 7 0 1 26 38 55921
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 12 28 37 16 5 0 1 21 41 43136
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 12 29 38 15 5 0 1 20 42 18333
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 7 19 33 24 13 2 2 38 28 48372
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 27 36 17 6 0 1 24 39 53633
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 29 37 15 5 0 1 20 43 39080
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 13 30 37 14 5 0 1 19 43 16767
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 7 17 33 22 15 2 5 39 25 44417
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 25 36 16 7 1 3 24 39 63399
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 28 37 14 5 1 2 20 42 42208
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 12 28 37 14 6 0 2 20 42 20042
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 8 20 34 21 12 2 3 35 29 32145
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 28 36 16 6 1 2 23 41 80303
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 31 36 13 5 1 2 18 45 40876
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 12 32 37 13 4 0 1 17 46 24588

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 8 15 25 27 21 3 2 50 24 46682
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 20 29 24 13 1 1 38 33 55740
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 22 31 22 10 1 1 33 36 43010
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 12 22 32 22 10 1 1 32 35 18273
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 7 14 24 27 22 4 3 52 23 48201
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 14 21 29 22 11 1 1 34 36 53437
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 24 31 20 8 1 1 30 39 38940
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 14 24 32 20 8 1 1 29 38 16709
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 7 13 23 24 24 5 6 53 21 44305
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 21 29 20 12 2 3 34 36 63237
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 22 31 19 9 2 3 30 38 42091
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 12 23 32 19 10 2 3 30 36 19998
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 9 16 25 23 19 5 4 46 27 32111
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 14 22 30 20 10 2 2 31 38 80257
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 15 25 31 18 8 2 2 27 41 40834
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 14 26 32 17 7 2 2 25 42 24567

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 12 19 29 21 14 2 3 37 33 46710
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 17 24 30 17 9 1 2 27 42 55815
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 19 27 30 15 6 1 2 21 48 43053
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 19 28 30 14 6 1 2 20 49 18285
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 19 28 21 15 3 3 38 32 48222
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 18 25 30 16 7 1 2 24 45 53445
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 21 28 29 13 5 1 2 19 50 38980
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 21 28 30 13 5 1 2 18 51 16708
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 17 27 19 16 4 6 39 31 44350
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 18 24 29 15 8 2 4 25 45 63332
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 21 27 29 13 6 1 3 20 50 42185
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 20 27 29 13 6 1 4 20 49 20038
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 13 20 27 18 13 4 5 35 36 32105
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 21 26 28 14 7 1 3 22 49 80261
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 23 28 27 13 5 1 3 19 53 40852
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 24 28 27 12 5 1 3 18 54 24571

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 5 11 26 31 23 1 2 55 17 46607
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 15 32 29 13 1 2 43 24 55652
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 19 36 25 9 1 2 35 28 42900
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 9 19 38 23 8 0 2 32 29 18220
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 5 10 25 31 24 2 3 58 16 48115
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 16 33 27 11 1 2 40 26 53342
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 20 36 24 8 1 2 32 31 38853
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 21 38 22 7 1 2 30 32 16671
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 5 9 23 28 26 2 6 59 16 44183
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 16 32 26 12 1 4 40 26 63089
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 19 35 23 9 1 3 33 30 42005
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 20 36 22 8 1 3 31 31 19961
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 6 11 26 29 22 2 5 55 18 32034
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 17 33 26 11 1 3 39 27 80073
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 20 36 23 7 1 3 31 32 40764
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 11 22 36 21 7 1 2 29 34 24482

Question 18e. 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 9 15 25 25 21 2 3 49 25 46728
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 16 22 29 20 11 1 2 31 39 55827
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 20 26 30 16 7 1 1 23 47 43047
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 19 26 31 15 7 0 2 22 46 18314
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 9 15 24 25 20 3 4 49 25 48248
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 19 25 28 17 8 1 2 26 45 53539
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 23 28 28 13 5 1 2 19 52 39029
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 22 29 30 12 5 1 2 18 52 16741
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 8 13 23 22 23 4 7 51 24 44301
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 19 23 28 16 9 1 4 27 44 63349
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 21 27 28 14 6 1 3 21 50 42154
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 21 27 29 13 6 1 3 21 49 20042
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 16 25 20 18 3 6 43 30 32106
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 21 25 28 15 8 1 3 24 48 80268
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 24 29 27 12 5 1 2 18 54 40861
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 25 30 27 11 5 1 2 16 56 24568

Question 18f. 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 10 16 24 23 21 4 3 47 27 46640
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 20 27 23 13 1 2 37 34 55684
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 21 29 22 10 1 2 34 35 42918
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 13 22 29 22 10 1 2 33 36 18252
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 10 16 23 22 20 6 4 47 28 48126
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 15 21 28 22 11 1 2 35 37 53365
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 15 22 29 22 10 1 2 32 38 38870
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 14 22 30 22 9 1 2 32 38 16670
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 8 14 21 20 22 7 7 49 26 44343
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 19 27 21 13 2 5 36 35 63336
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 20 28 22 11 2 4 35 35 42164
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 13 21 29 22 10 1 4 34 36 20040
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 9 14 22 22 19 7 7 48 26 32095
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 18 27 24 14 2 4 40 31 80212
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 19 29 24 11 2 4 37 32 40845
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 12 20 29 23 10 1 4 36 34 24550

Question 18g. 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 18 30 20 15 3 2 37 31 46723
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 16 24 32 17 9 1 2 27 40 55769
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 18 26 33 15 6 1 2 21 45 43014
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 18 27 33 13 6 1 2 20 46 18275
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 18 29 20 15 4 3 38 31 48323
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 18 25 32 15 7 1 2 23 44 53581
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 20 27 32 13 5 1 2 18 48 39066
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 20 28 32 12 5 2 2 17 50 16741
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 10 16 29 18 16 5 6 38 29 44378
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 17 23 32 15 8 2 4 24 43 63349
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 19 26 32 12 6 2 3 19 47 42190
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 19 27 32 12 6 2 3 18 48 20029
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 12 18 29 18 14 4 5 35 33 32130
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 18 24 31 14 7 2 3 23 44 80266
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 21 26 31 13 5 2 3 19 49 40861
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 21 27 31 11 5 2 3 17 50 24553

Question 18h. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... Unreliable technology.

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 8 17 32 25 16 1 2 42 26 46803
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 20 34 23 11 1 1 34 32 55887
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 12 21 35 22 9 1 1 31 34 43091
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 20 36 23 9 1 1 33 31 18313

Question 40. I feel that change is managed well 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 22 35 19 14 6 4 0 59 21 46713
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 32 22 20 11 2 0 45 32 55731
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 31 23 23 13 1 0 41 36 42935
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 33 23 21 11 1 0 44 33 18274

Respectful workplace

Question 21. 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 52 27 8 8 4 1 0 80 12 46805
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 42 30 10 10 7 1 0 72 18 55837
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 39 31 10 11 8 1 0 71 19 43038
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 42 31 10 9 7 1 0 73 16 18292
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 49 29 8 8 4 1 0 79 12 48318
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 32 11 12 9 1 0 68 21 53480
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 34 33 11 11 10 1 0 68 21 38970
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 33 10 10 8 1 0 71 19 16720
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 52 27 8 7 4 1 0 81 11 44564
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 38 31 10 11 9 1 0 70 20 63641
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 32 10 11 9 1 0 69 20 42372
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 33 10 9 8 1 0 73 17 20136
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 28 8 8 5 1 0 79 13 32208
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 39 30 10 11 8 1 0 70 20 80449
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 39 31 10 10 8 1 0 71 18 40953
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 42 32 9 9 7 1 0 75 16 24632

Question 22. 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 30 6 6 2 0 0 86 8 46805
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 45 35 8 8 4 0 0 80 12 55807
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 42 36 9 9 4 0 0 78 13 43021
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 45 35 8 7 4 0 0 80 11 18293
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 31 6 5 2 0 0 87 7 48317
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 40 38 9 8 4 0 0 78 12 53488
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 38 39 10 8 5 0 0 77 13 38959
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 40 39 9 7 4 0 0 79 12 16733
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 54 32 6 5 2 0 0 86 8 44527
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 38 40 9 8 5 0 0 78 13 63561
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 41 10 9 5 0 0 76 14 42309
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 38 41 9 7 4 0 0 79 12 20094
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 35 7 6 2 0 0 85 8 32194
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 37 41 10 8 4 0 0 78 12 80413
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 42 10 8 4 0 0 79 12 40949
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 38 43 9 7 3 0 0 81 10 24628

Question 23. 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 34 11 4 2 1 0 83 6 46852
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 39 37 13 6 3 1 0 78 9 55916
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 39 13 6 4 1 0 76 10 43075
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 38 39 13 6 3 1 0 77 10 18313
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 45 36 11 4 2 2 1 82 6 48392
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 40 14 6 4 1 0 76 10 53582
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 32 42 14 6 4 1 0 75 11 39038
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 33 42 14 6 4 1 0 76 10 16732

Question 48. 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 45 36 10 5 2 2 0 82 7 46691
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 32 39 15 8 4 2 0 73 12 55717
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 27 40 16 9 6 2 0 69 15 42909
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 41 16 8 5 2 0 71 12 18269
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 52 34 8 3 1 2 0 87 5 48275
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 39 14 6 4 1 0 76 10 53496
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 31 40 15 7 4 1 0 73 12 39054
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 34 41 14 6 3 2 0 76 9 16740
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 35 7 3 1 2 0 88 5 44543
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 41 13 6 4 2 0 76 10 63572
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 30 42 15 7 4 2 0 74 11 42346
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 32 42 14 6 3 2 0 76 9 20117
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 32 9 4 2 3 0 85 6 32206
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 37 38 13 6 3 2 0 77 10 80446
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 34 39 14 7 4 2 0 75 11 40965
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 34 40 14 5 3 3 0 77 9 24639

Question 49. My department or agency implements activities and practices that 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 31 11 3 2 3 0 83 5 46737
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 39 35 15 5 3 3 0 77 8 55759
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 37 16 5 4 3 0 75 9 42993
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 38 37 14 4 3 3 1 78 7 18236
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 31 10 3 1 4 0 85 4 48261
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 37 37 15 4 3 3 0 76 8 53499
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 38 16 5 4 3 0 75 9 39074
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 39 15 4 3 2 0 78 7 16749
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 31 10 3 2 5 1 84 5 44508
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 36 16 5 4 4 1 74 9 63577
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 32 38 17 5 4 4 1 73 9 42325
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 34 38 16 4 3 3 1 75 8 20106
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 29 10 3 2 5 1 85 4 32196
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 39 35 14 4 3 4 1 78 7 80413
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 37 15 4 3 4 1 77 8 40955
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 36 38 15 4 3 4 1 78 7 24618

Question 50. 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 59 30 6 3 2 0 0 89 4 46825
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 44 36 10 6 4 0 0 80 10 55917
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 38 12 7 5 0 0 75 13 43100
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 37 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 18324
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 60 30 6 2 1 0 0 91 4 48202
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 40 38 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 53472
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 39 13 7 6 0 0 74 13 39009
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 36 39 12 7 5 0 0 75 12 16750
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 61 30 5 3 1 0 0 91 4 44559
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 39 39 11 7 5 0 0 78 11 63593
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 41 12 8 6 0 0 75 13 42366
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 36 40 11 7 5 0 0 76 13 20151
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 59 29 6 3 2 0 0 89 5 32187
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 38 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 80406
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 39 12 7 5 0 0 75 12 40934
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 36 40 12 7 5 0 0 76 12 24619

Ethical workplace

Question 20. 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 34 28 15 8 5 6 4 69 14 46836
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 26 30 17 11 9 4 3 60 21 55882
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 23 32 17 12 10 4 2 59 23 43073
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 26 33 17 10 8 3 2 62 20 18310
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 28 30 17 7 5 8 5 67 14 48386
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 19 33 19 12 10 4 2 55 24 53595
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 18 34 20 13 11 4 2 54 25 39047
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 20 36 19 11 9 3 2 58 22 16759
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 33 28 13 7 5 8 6 71 14 44579
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 24 31 16 12 10 4 3 59 24 63636
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 21 33 17 12 11 4 3 58 24 42367
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 24 35 16 11 9 3 3 62 21 20144
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 36 28 13 7 5 7 5 72 13 32214
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 31 16 11 9 3 3 62 22 80461
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 33 16 11 9 3 2 62 21 40955
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 28 35 15 9 7 2 2 66 18 24638

Question 41. 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 36 34 13 9 4 3 1 73 13 46820
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 30 37 15 10 6 2 1 69 16 55893
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 28 39 15 10 6 2 1 68 17 43081
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 30 39 14 9 5 2 1 70 15 18319
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 37 35 12 8 4 3 1 75 13 48371
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 29 38 14 10 6 2 1 69 16 53594
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 28 40 14 10 6 1 1 69 16 39077
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 30 40 14 8 6 1 1 71 14 16755
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 33 10 8 4 4 1 78 12 44465
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 33 38 12 8 5 2 1 73 14 63528
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 32 39 13 9 6 2 1 72 15 42293
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 34 39 12 7 5 2 1 75 12 20113
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 33 10 7 4 4 1 79 11 32201
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 38 11 8 4 2 1 76 12 80441
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 34 39 11 8 5 2 1 76 13 40957
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 36 39 11 6 4 2 1 78 11 24633

Question 42. 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 36 16 6 3 2 0 75 8 46736
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 37 20 8 5 1 0 66 14 55821
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 25 38 20 9 7 1 0 64 16 42990
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 28 38 18 9 6 1 0 66 15 18293
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 39 36 15 5 2 2 0 77 7 48242
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 38 19 9 6 1 0 65 15 53449
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 25 39 20 10 7 1 0 64 16 38996
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 27 39 19 8 6 1 0 66 15 16712

Question 43. 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 25 24 18 10 8 11 3 57 21 46815
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 18 24 19 15 15 7 2 46 32 55892
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 15 25 20 16 17 6 2 43 36 43091
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 19 27 19 14 14 6 2 49 30 18321
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 26 25 18 9 7 12 3 59 20 48364
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 16 25 20 16 16 6 1 44 34 53595
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 25 20 17 18 6 1 42 37 39089
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 17 28 19 15 14 5 2 48 31 16756
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 25 24 15 10 8 14 4 59 22 44482
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 16 24 18 16 16 8 2 45 36 63545
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 25 18 17 17 7 2 43 38 42295
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 18 28 18 14 13 6 3 50 30 20104
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 22 23 16 12 10 13 4 54 26 32198
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 15 23 18 17 17 8 2 43 37 80432
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 24 18 17 17 8 1 42 38 40960
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 18 29 18 15 13 6 2 50 30 24633

Physical environment and equipment

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 44 41 4 8 2 0 0 85 11 46934
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 45 5 11 4 0 0 80 14 55999
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 31 47 6 12 4 0 0 78 16 43174
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 34 46 5 11 4 0 0 80 15 18359
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 43 4 9 3 0 0 85 11 44619
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 30 48 5 12 5 0 0 77 17 63697
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 27 49 6 13 6 0 0 76 18 42416
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 30 48 5 11 5 0 0 79 16 20178
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 39 44 5 9 3 0 0 83 12 32208
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 31 47 6 12 5 0 0 78 17 80446
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 29 48 6 13 5 0 0 77 18 40964
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 31 47 5 11 5 0 0 78 17 24633

Question 3. My physical environment (e.g., office, workspace) is suitable for my job requirements.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 34 6 9 3 0 0 81 12 46836
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 40 36 7 11 6 0 0 76 17 55926
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 36 8 12 7 0 0 74 19 43119
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 40 36 7 11 6 0 0 76 17 18332
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 34 6 8 4 0 0 82 12 44580
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 37 36 8 12 7 0 0 73 19 63644
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 36 8 12 8 0 0 71 21 42374
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 36 7 11 8 0 0 74 19 20147
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 47 33 7 9 4 0 0 80 13 32196
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 38 35 8 11 7 0 0 74 18 80392
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 36 7 12 8 0 0 73 19 40926
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 36 7 10 7 0 0 75 18 24625

Question 5. I have the information, training and equipment I need to ensure my health and safety at work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 33 8 6 2 0 0 84 8 46608
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 43 36 9 8 4 0 0 79 12 55622
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 38 9 8 4 0 0 78 12 42865
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 38 8 7 3 0 0 81 10 18231
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 53 33 7 5 2 0 0 86 7 44469
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 38 8 8 4 0 0 80 12 63482
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 39 8 8 4 0 0 79 12 42271
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 44 39 7 7 3 0 0 83 10 20109
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 35 8 6 2 0 0 84 8 32189
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 40 39 9 8 3 0 0 79 12 80365
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 39 9 8 4 0 0 79 12 40936
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 39 8 7 3 0 0 82 10 24627

Use of official languages

Question 2. When I prepare written materials, including emails, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 70 17 5 4 2 0 1 88 7 46853
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 67 19 5 5 3 0 1 87 8 55895
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 64 20 6 6 3 0 1 86 9 43110
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 64 20 6 5 3 0 2 86 8 18313
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 72 16 4 5 2 0 1 89 7 44576
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 65 20 5 6 3 0 1 86 9 63679
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 62 21 6 6 3 0 1 84 10 42373
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 62 21 6 6 3 0 1 85 9 20164
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 70 17 5 5 2 0 1 89 7 32201
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 63 20 5 6 3 0 1 85 10 80399
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 61 21 6 6 3 0 2 84 10 40936
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 62 22 6 6 3 0 2 85 9 24630

Question 19. During meetings in my work unit, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 72 14 5 3 2 0 3 89 6 46880
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 70 15 6 4 2 0 3 87 6 55906
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 68 16 7 4 3 0 3 86 7 43088
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 68 16 7 4 3 0 3 86 6 18321
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 72 13 5 3 2 1 4 89 6 44582
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 68 16 6 4 3 0 3 88 7 63656
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 66 17 6 4 3 0 4 87 7 42385
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 66 17 7 4 3 0 4 86 7 20152
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 73 13 4 3 2 0 3 90 5 32220
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 70 15 5 4 3 0 3 88 7 80448
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 69 16 5 4 3 0 4 88 7 40962
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 68 16 5 3 2 0 4 88 6 24637

Question 28. When I communicate with my immediate supervisor, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 82 9 3 1 1 0 2 94 3 46735
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 79 11 4 2 2 0 3 93 3 55760
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 78 12 4 1 2 0 3 92 3 42955
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 78 11 5 1 2 0 3 92 3 18244
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 82 10 3 1 1 0 2 94 3 44545
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 77 13 4 2 2 0 2 93 4 63588
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 76 13 4 2 2 0 3 92 4 42331
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 75 14 4 2 2 0 3 92 4 20119
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 81 10 3 2 2 0 3 94 3 32209
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 77 13 4 2 2 0 3 92 4 80433
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 76 13 4 2 2 0 3 92 4 40953
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 75 14 4 2 2 0 4 93 3 24636

Question 38. Senior managers in my department or agency use both official languages in their interactions with employees.

Survey year Demographic Always/almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 44 19 11 6 5 12 3 75 12 46934
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 38 21 13 6 6 12 4 70 15 56012
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 23 13 6 6 12 3 70 15 43184
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 21 13 6 5 13 4 71 14 18339

Collective agreements and terms and conditions of employment

Question 56. I am familiar with the provisions of my collective agreement or my terms and conditions of employment.

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 30 44 11 8 4 1 2 76 13 46749
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 33 48 9 6 2 0 1 83 8 55848
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 38 49 7 3 1 0 2 89 4 43069
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 45 6 2 1 0 2 90 3 18269

Question 57. My immediate supervisor respects the provisions of my collective agreement or my terms and conditions of employment.

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 24 9 2 1 6 3 87 3 46748
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 52 29 9 3 2 4 2 85 6 55850
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 30 9 4 2 2 2 85 7 43058
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 52 30 8 3 2 2 2 86 6 18273

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 58. 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
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 12 88 46924
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 15 85 55979
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 84 43084
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 15 85 18319
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 89 48506
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 17 83 53761
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 17 83 39201
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 15 85 16804

Question 59a. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Co-workers

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 54 46 5507
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 52 48 7825
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 49 51 6292
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 45 55 2465
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 45 5299
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 52 48 8305
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 49 51 6151
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 44 56 2364

Question 59b. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals with authority over me

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 56 44 5507
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 61 39 7825
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 64 36 6292
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 65 35 2465
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 53 47 5303
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 62 38 8312
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 65 35 6157
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 67 33 2361

Question 59c. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals working for me

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 5 95 5507
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 7 93 7825
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 6292
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 12 88 2465
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 5 95 5295
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 92 8299
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 6141
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 11 89 2359

Question 59d. 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 Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 2 98 5507
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 6 94 7825
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 7 93 6292
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 5 95 2465
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 2 98 5296
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 7 93 8298
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 94 6142
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 5 95 2358

Question 59e. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals from other departments or agencies

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 7 93 5507
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 7 93 7825
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 94 6292
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 4 96 2465
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 7 93 5295
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 6 94 8298
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 94 6143
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 5 95 2358

Question 59f. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 7 93 5507
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 90 7825
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 6292
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 2465
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 8 92 5299
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 90 8304
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 6147
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 2360

Question 59g. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Other

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 4 96 5507
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 4 96 7825
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 5 95 6292
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 4 96 2465
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 4 96 5294
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 3 97 8299
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 4 96 6141
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 4 96 2358

Question 60a. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Aggressive behaviour

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 65 5452
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 59 7743
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 42 58 6223
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 40 60 2445
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 65 5298
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 59 8303
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 42 58 6149
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 42 58 2358

Question 60b. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Excessive control

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 62 5452
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 40 60 7743
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 42 58 6223
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 42 58 2445
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 65 5293
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 40 60 8301
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 42 58 6145
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 42 58 2357

Question 60c. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Being excluded or being ignored

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 43 57 5452
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 47 53 7743
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 49 6223
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 50 50 2445
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 40 60 5295
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 54 8298
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 49 51 6147
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 49 51 2357

Question 60d. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Humiliation

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 59 5452
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 59 7743
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 42 58 6223
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 57 2445
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 58 5295
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 59 8304
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 41 59 6146
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 59 2360

Question 60e. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Interference with work or withholding resources

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 71 5452
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 32 68 7743
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 67 6223
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 32 68 2445
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 71 5294
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 33 67 8297
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 65 6141
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 33 67 2357

Question 60f. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Offensive remark

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 45 5452
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 56 44 7743
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 55 45 6223
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 51 49 2445
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 56 44 5300
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 58 42 8309
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 55 45 6149
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 52 48 2363

Question 60g. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Personal attack

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 32 68 5452
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 64 7743
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 38 62 6223
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 40 60 2445
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 31 69 5294
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 37 63 8304
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 38 62 6142
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 63 2358

Question 60h. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Physical violence

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 1 99 5452
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 2 98 7743
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 3 97 6223
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 3 97 2445
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 1 99 5292
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 2 98 8295
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 3 97 6135
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 2 98 2355

Question 60i. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Sexual comment or gesture

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 12 88 5452
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 90 7743
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 6223
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 5 95 2445
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 12 88 5296
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 8299
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 6140
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 6 94 2357

Question 60j. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Threat

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 9 91 5452
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 87 7743
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 86 6223
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 15 85 2445
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 10 90 5292
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 87 8299
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 15 85 6139
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 14 86 2358

Question 60k. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Unfair treatment

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 45 55 5452
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 49 51 7743
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 52 48 6223
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 50 50 2445
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 58 5295
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 49 51 8303
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 49 6148
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 52 48 2357

Question 60l. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Yelling or shouting

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 24 76 5452
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 73 7743
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 28 72 6223
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 27 73 2445
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 24 76 5298
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 72 8302
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 29 71 6143
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 27 73 2358

Question 60m. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Other

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 15 85 5452
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 16 84 7743
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 84 6223
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 16 84 2445
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 15 85 5297
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 14 86 8296
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 15 85 6137
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 16 84 2356

Question 61a. 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 Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 52 48 5422
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 53 47 7698
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 52 48 6193
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 50 50 2431
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 49 5298
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 52 48 8309
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 49 6152
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 50 50 2357

Question 61b. 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 Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 26 74 5422
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 73 7698
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 29 71 6193
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 27 73 2431
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 26 74 5293
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 72 8304
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 27 73 6148
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 71 2354

Question 61c. 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 Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 8 92 5422
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 92 7698
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 6193
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 2431
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 7 93 5293
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 92 8300
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 6139
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 2354

Question 61d. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I contacted my union representative.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 15 85 5422
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 21 79 7698
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 25 75 6193
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 26 74 2431
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 12 88 5293
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 22 78 8306
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 24 76 6144
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 24 76 2354

Question 61e. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I used an informal conflict resolution process.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 9 91 5422
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 7698
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 89 6193
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 11 89 2431
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 8 92 5292
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 8301
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 6139
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 2355

Question 61f. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I filed a grievance or formal complaint.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 5 95 5422
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 7 93 7698
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 6193
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 2431
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 4 96 5294
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 7 93 8302
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 6140
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 2354

Question 61g. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I resolved the matter informally on my own.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 15 85 5422
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 14 86 7698
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 86 6193
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 15 85 2431
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 14 86 5295
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 15 85 8301
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 86 6141
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 14 86 2353

Question 61h. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? Other

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 89 5422
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 7698
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 87 6193
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 13 87 2431
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 89 5291
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 8300
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 12 88 6142
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 13 87 2353

Question 61i. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I took no action.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 28 72 5422
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 26 74 7698
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 25 75 6193
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 24 76 2431
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 28 72 5297
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 73 8310
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 74 6142
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 24 76 2358

Question 62a. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The issue was resolved.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 89 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 13 87 5070
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 7739
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 5665
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 2148

Question 62b. 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 Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 26 74 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 20 80 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 84 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 12 88 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 27 73 5073
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 19 81 7736
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 15 85 5663
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 11 89 2147

Question 62c. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The behaviour stopped.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 89 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 90 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 12 88 5071
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 90 7733
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 5662
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 2147

Question 62d. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The individual apologized.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 7 93 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 7 93 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 94 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 6 94 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 9 91 5070
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 92 7734
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 94 5660
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 6 94 2147

Question 62e. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Management intervened.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 89 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 12 88 5070
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 90 7735
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 5659
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 2147

Question 62f. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The individual left or changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 9 91 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 91 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 9 91 5070
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 91 7734
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 5659
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 2148

Question 62g. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 19 81 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 92 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 6 94 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 16 84 5070
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 91 7735
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 7 93 5659
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 5 95 2146

Question 62h. 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 Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 16 84 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 88 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 7 93 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 16 84 5071
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 7735
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 5660
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 7 93 2149

Question 62i. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was too distraught.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 12 88 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 88 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 87 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 14 86 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 89 5070
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 88 7734
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 12 88 5661
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 12 88 2149

Question 62j. 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 Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 31 69 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 33 67 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 67 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 71 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 27 73 5071
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 32 68 7738
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 67 5663
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 27 73 2149

Question 62k. 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 Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 10 90 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 90 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 8 92 5070
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 90 7735
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 5659
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 2147

Question 62l. 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 Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 52 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 50 50 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 49 51 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 42 58 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 44 56 5072
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 49 51 7741
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 49 51 5672
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 42 58 2151

Question 62m. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Someone threatened me.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 1 99 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 2 98 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 2 98 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 2 98 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 1 99 5070
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 2 98 7733
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 2 98 5659
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 3 97 2147

Question 62n. 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 Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 49 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 57 43 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 60 40 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 58 42 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 52 5076
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 57 43 7742
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 60 40 5671
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 61 39 2153

Question 62o. 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 Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 3 97 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 4 96 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 5 95 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 6 94 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 3 97 5070
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 4 96 7733
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 5 95 5661
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 5 95 2149

Question 62p. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Other

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 12 88 5150
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 87 7181
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 87 5647
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 16 84 2207
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 89 5071
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 87 7734
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 87 5661
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 16 84 2148

Question 63. Having carefully read the definition of harassment, have you directly witnessed harassment on the job in the past 12 months?

Survey year Demographic