2019 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for Privy Council Office by Question 96. In total, how many years have you been working in the federal public service?

The results of the 2019 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) are presented by key people management themes (i.e., employee engagement, leadership, workforce, workplace). Results are not shown when there is no historical comparison, or when there is an insufficient number of responses.

Note: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100. Results have been adjusted for non-response to better represent the target population. Therefore, percentages should not be used to determine the number of respondents within a response category. Positive answers and Negative answers are calculated by removing the "Don't know" and "Not applicable" responses from the total responses.

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Employee engagement

Question 7. I get a sense of satisfaction from my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 47 35 10 7 1 0 0 82 8 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 35 10 5 2 0 0 83 7 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 53 33 8 4 1 0 0 87 6 327
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 53 34 8 3 1 0 0 87 4 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 36 9 4 2 0 0 86 6 85
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 41 9 9 1 0 1 81 10 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 43 8 5 2 0 0 86 7 251
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 63 30 4 1 2 0 0 93 3 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 51 3 2 1 0 0 94 3 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 40 10 3 3 0 0 84 6 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 38 8 6 2 0 0 84 8 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 58 30 4 3 4 0 0 88 7 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 36 48 14 2 0 0 0 84 2 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 41 8 8 4 0 0 80 12 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 38 5 7 3 0 0 84 10 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 48 32 10 7 3 1 0 81 9 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 37 10 6 4 0 0 81 10 94
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 37 11 6 4 0 0 80 9 281
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 39 7 4 4 0 1 85 8 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 47 36 10 5 2 1 0 84 7 127
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 40 6 5 5 0 0 84 10 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 36 13 6 4 0 0 78 9 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 42 7 7 5 0 0 82 11 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 37 47 5 8 4 0 0 84 11 79

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 the federal public service 40 38 12 8 3 0 0 78 11 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 46 34 10 5 6 0 0 80 10 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 33 11 7 3 0 0 79 10 325
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 36 9 8 1 0 0 82 9 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 53 31 9 2 4 0 0 84 6 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 39 12 8 2 0 0 78 10 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 39 10 9 4 0 0 77 13 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 39 3 8 1 0 0 89 8 92
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 39 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 93
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 33 12 6 4 0 0 77 11 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 40 8 7 7 0 0 78 14 261
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 31 7 4 6 0 0 82 10 94

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 the federal public service 52 33 10 3 2 0 0 86 4 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 58 32 6 2 2 0 0 90 4 242
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 64 30 4 2 0 0 0 94 3 323
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 66 27 3 4 0 0 0 93 4 109
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 64 27 5 3 2 0 0 90 5 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 53 36 8 3 1 0 0 89 3 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 63 29 5 2 1 0 0 92 3 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 79 17 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 42 5 1 1 0 0 93 2 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 55 32 8 3 1 0 0 88 4 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 58 34 6 1 1 0 0 93 1 261
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 81 14 1 2 2 0 0 95 4 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 55 34 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 67 24 5 1 2 0 0 92 3 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 73 21 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 76 16 7 2 0 0 0 91 2 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 61 28 8 2 1 0 0 89 3 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 63 26 8 2 0 0 0 89 3 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 67 23 6 3 1 0 1 90 4 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 66 27 6 1 0 0 0 93 1 128

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 the federal public service 56 31 8 4 1 0 0 88 5 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 51 35 7 4 3 0 0 86 7 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 55 36 4 4 1 0 0 91 5 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 58 33 5 4 0 0 0 91 4 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 63 29 5 2 2 0 0 91 4 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 37 8 7 3 0 0 82 11 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 54 33 7 4 2 0 0 87 6 254
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 68 24 7 1 0 0 0 92 1 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 61 34 2 1 1 1 0 96 2 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 46 37 8 7 2 0 0 83 9 241
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 37 9 3 3 0 0 85 6 260
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 65 26 3 4 2 0 0 91 6 93
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 41 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 46 38 8 4 4 0 0 84 8 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 50 36 5 4 4 0 0 86 8 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 61 25 7 5 2 1 0 86 7 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 52 33 7 4 4 0 0 86 8 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 53 33 7 5 2 0 0 86 7 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 40 7 3 2 0 1 88 5 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 38 5 4 1 1 1 89 5 127
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 45 2 5 1 0 0 91 6 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 50 38 7 3 2 0 0 88 5 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 41 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 49 5 5 3 0 0 87 8 79

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 the federal public service 56 30 8 5 2 0 0 86 6 165
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 33 13 5 2 0 0 80 6 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 51 30 11 4 4 1 0 81 8 323
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 53 34 7 3 2 0 0 88 5 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 63 19 12 3 0 2 0 84 3 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 46 29 14 9 2 1 0 75 10 203
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 36 12 6 4 0 0 77 11 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 52 28 16 2 2 0 0 80 4 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 72 21 4 1 0 2 0 95 1 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 45 30 17 5 2 1 0 76 7 241
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 27 17 10 3 0 0 70 13 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 31 9 5 3 0 0 82 8 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 66 32 0 0 2 0 0 98 2 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 34 13 4 3 1 1 80 7 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 44 33 12 8 2 1 0 77 10 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 36 12 4 2 1 0 83 6 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 32 11 5 2 0 0 81 8 94
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 32 15 5 3 1 0 76 8 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 32 14 6 6 0 0 75 11 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 30 17 7 5 2 0 71 12 128

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 the federal public service 54 30 10 5 1 0 0 84 6 166
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 50 33 9 6 1 0 1 84 7 243
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 50 35 7 6 3 0 0 85 8 325
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 54 34 9 3 0 0 0 88 3 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 61 29 6 4 0 0 0 90 4 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 33 16 6 2 0 0 76 8 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 39 13 5 4 0 0 78 9 248
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 56 26 14 3 1 0 0 82 4 92
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 72 20 6 2 0 0 0 92 2 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 39 11 4 2 0 0 83 6 241
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 30 12 8 3 0 0 77 11 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 56 29 11 3 2 0 0 84 5 93
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 58 37 2 0 2 0 0 96 2 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 51 31 12 4 3 0 0 81 7 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 47 31 12 7 3 0 0 78 10 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 33 12 5 1 0 0 83 6 126
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 53 29 14 3 2 0 0 81 5 94
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 45 33 13 6 3 0 0 78 9 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 34 9 7 5 0 0 79 11 177
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 29 15 5 5 2 0 75 10 126
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 61 26 11 1 1 0 0 87 2 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 39 14 5 2 0 0 79 7 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 40 15 6 3 0 0 76 8 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 38 14 10 4 0 0 72 14 78

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 the federal public service 50 21 13 9 4 3 0 73 14 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 24 16 7 4 1 1 73 10 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 24 14 9 4 2 1 72 13 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 25 17 5 2 0 2 76 7 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 60 19 7 7 3 4 0 82 11 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 23 16 10 3 2 0 70 14 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 24 17 12 5 3 0 66 17 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 43 25 15 8 4 1 4 72 13 95
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 17 15 4 4 2 5 74 10 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 25 15 10 6 3 0 69 16 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 24 13 15 4 4 1 66 21 261
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 16 21 6 6 1 6 64 14 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 59 18 5 8 5 7 0 82 13 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 45 25 15 7 5 3 0 72 12 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 21 20 14 6 3 1 59 21 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 43 17 22 8 5 3 1 64 13 126
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 20 15 10 4 5 2 68 16 93
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 24 15 11 6 2 0 67 17 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 24 16 9 8 4 0 65 18 177
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 21 18 7 11 4 3 62 19 127
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 48 21 7 10 6 7 0 75 17 81
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 28 33 17 11 6 4 1 64 18 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 28 22 13 8 6 1 54 22 105
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 24 15 16 6 6 4 58 25 79
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Leadership

Immediate supervisor

Question 24. My immediate supervisor encourages me to work collaboratively with others outside of my work unit.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 42 27 13 6 2 2 9 77 9 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 55 24 9 2 3 0 6 84 6 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 60 25 8 3 1 1 2 88 4 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 66 23 7 2 0 0 2 91 2 112

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 the federal public service 59 24 7 6 2 0 1 85 8 166
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 52 30 9 6 3 0 1 82 9 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 54 26 10 4 3 2 1 82 7 323
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 53 29 11 3 2 1 2 84 5 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 67 20 6 4 2 2 0 88 6 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 51 32 10 5 0 1 1 85 5 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 56 29 7 4 3 1 0 86 7 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 64 18 10 2 2 2 2 85 4 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 68 19 5 5 1 2 0 89 6 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 56 27 7 5 4 1 0 84 9 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 50 27 12 5 4 1 1 79 9 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 63 20 10 4 2 0 1 84 6 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 66 28 2 2 0 2 0 96 2 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 53 25 13 4 1 3 1 81 6 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 28 10 6 5 2 1 79 11 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 57 25 7 2 5 4 1 86 7 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 60 24 8 3 4 0 1 85 7 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 49 26 11 6 6 3 0 77 12 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 27 10 9 5 1 1 77 14 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 31 12 5 4 2 2 79 9 127
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 56 35 2 1 0 5 0 96 1 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 27 8 10 6 3 1 74 17 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 26 9 8 8 4 1 73 17 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 29 13 8 6 3 0 73 14 79

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 the federal public service 53 28 9 5 4 1 1 83 9 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 51 30 7 5 5 0 2 82 10 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 50 28 10 8 3 0 1 80 11 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 33 11 5 1 0 0 83 6 110
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 55 30 7 5 4 0 0 85 8 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 31 8 11 0 0 1 80 11 200
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 49 30 10 6 3 0 1 81 9 251
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 64 19 11 7 0 0 0 82 7 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 60 25 7 7 1 1 0 86 8 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 53 27 9 8 3 0 0 80 11 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 30 8 10 5 0 1 76 15 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 57 27 5 6 3 1 0 85 9 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 59 32 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 34 10 8 4 0 1 78 12 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 44 31 9 11 5 1 0 75 16 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 49 34 4 9 4 0 1 83 13 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 28 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 46 27 12 9 5 1 0 74 14 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 31 9 8 8 1 0 74 16 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 31 12 12 3 0 0 73 15 127
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 61 21 7 7 2 1 0 83 10 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 31 9 11 8 0 0 71 20 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 34 6 8 10 1 0 75 19 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 26 14 10 8 1 0 68 18 78

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 the federal public service 57 26 6 10 1 0 0 83 11 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 58 25 8 4 4 0 1 84 8 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 58 25 9 5 2 1 1 84 7 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 62 24 10 2 1 0 0 87 3 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 60 28 7 1 4 0 0 89 4 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 54 27 11 6 1 0 1 82 7 200
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 57 29 9 2 2 1 0 86 4 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 65 24 4 4 3 0 0 90 7 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 73 16 4 6 2 0 1 89 7 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 63 22 9 4 2 0 0 85 6 241
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 49 27 10 7 6 0 0 76 13 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 59 26 5 6 3 0 0 85 9 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 55 39 4 2 0 0 0 93 2 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 55 28 7 6 4 0 1 83 10 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 49 28 8 8 5 2 0 78 13 221
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 58 25 8 7 2 0 1 83 9 127

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 the federal public service 58 25 5 6 1 5 0 88 7 166
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 33 9 6 3 4 1 80 10 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 35 10 5 4 4 0 80 10 323
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 33 14 3 1 4 0 82 4 109
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 64 19 8 4 1 2 1 86 5 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 27 12 7 2 5 0 78 10 203
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 31 12 8 5 5 0 74 13 253
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 28 10 3 3 5 0 83 6 95
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 69 19 4 1 0 6 1 94 1 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 39 7 3 3 11 0 86 6 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 36 9 7 4 7 0 78 12 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 31 7 5 4 2 0 83 10 93
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 65 31 0 4 0 0 0 96 4 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 35 10 4 4 6 0 81 8 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 34 13 6 3 4 0 77 10 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 37 6 6 1 10 1 85 8 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 42 28 17 2 5 6 0 74 8 95
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 31 15 8 5 8 0 69 15 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 29 13 7 8 6 1 71 15 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 28 14 5 5 7 0 74 11 128

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 the federal public service 59 26 8 4 1 2 1 87 5 166
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 35 10 4 4 3 1 81 8 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 34 11 6 4 2 0 79 10 323
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 39 14 3 0 2 0 83 3 108
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 61 25 9 0 3 1 1 88 3 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 45 29 15 6 3 3 0 75 10 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 32 12 9 7 2 0 71 16 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 52 29 10 5 3 0 1 82 8 95
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 65 23 6 1 2 2 1 91 3 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 41 9 4 4 4 0 82 8 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 34 13 8 4 2 0 74 13 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 30 8 6 3 1 0 82 10 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 65 28 5 0 2 0 0 93 2 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 35 11 6 3 2 0 80 9 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 31 15 6 4 2 0 74 10 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 36 12 5 3 3 0 79 8 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 30 14 3 7 3 0 75 10 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 33 15 7 7 3 1 70 14 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 37 12 5 10 3 0 72 15 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 30 20 5 5 2 1 70 10 127
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 48 40 4 4 2 2 0 90 6 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 31 14 9 9 1 0 67 18 211
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 40 10 9 7 2 0 73 16 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 33 20 9 5 1 0 65 14 79

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 the federal public service 47 27 11 6 3 6 0 78 10 166
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 36 13 10 3 4 1 73 14 243
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 40 14 7 4 2 0 73 12 322
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 39 21 6 2 3 0 70 8 109
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 48 28 13 3 3 4 2 81 5 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 29 11 13 5 6 0 69 19 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 34 18 11 7 2 1 63 19 253
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 41 14 4 4 4 0 76 9 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 34 4 1 2 4 4 92 4 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 42 11 8 3 5 0 76 12 240
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 39 16 9 5 2 0 70 14 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 37 16 9 2 1 0 73 11 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 53 37 5 2 2 0 0 90 5 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 35 14 11 2 5 0 72 13 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 37 15 10 3 3 0 71 13 222
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 39 14 8 3 4 0 74 11 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 30 32 17 9 2 10 0 69 12 95
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 42 18 7 5 4 0 68 13 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 43 12 8 6 6 0 72 15 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 43 19 6 2 2 1 72 8 128
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 30 39 13 10 1 6 0 74 12 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 25 38 17 8 6 4 0 67 15 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 40 15 10 7 5 0 66 18 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 27 32 15 14 8 4 0 61 23 78

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 the federal public service 39 35 9 9 5 3 0 76 15 166
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 38 17 13 6 2 1 63 20 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 26 40 13 12 8 1 0 67 20 324
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 39 14 12 3 3 0 71 15 109
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 34 12 8 9 4 1 70 18 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 25 32 15 16 8 3 0 59 25 203
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 31 17 17 10 1 0 55 28 253
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 37 8 14 5 2 0 72 19 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 48 33 7 6 2 3 1 84 9 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 41 12 14 7 3 0 66 21 241
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 36 15 16 7 3 0 61 24 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 46 14 6 5 1 0 74 12 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 38 9 2 0 0 0 88 2 40
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 38 16 14 6 2 1 64 20 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 21 40 15 17 5 2 0 62 22 222
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 27 43 12 10 5 3 0 72 15 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 28 37 15 11 7 2 0 66 18 95
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 22 36 15 18 7 1 1 60 26 282
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 22 38 12 17 9 2 0 61 26 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 44 14 12 4 3 0 69 16 128
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 34 11 17 1 2 1 70 19 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 18 45 15 10 13 0 0 63 23 211
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 23 47 8 11 9 1 0 70 21 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 19 39 15 10 11 5 0 61 23 79
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Performance management

Question 8. I receive meaningful recognition for work well done.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 40 35 15 8 2 0 1 75 10 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 34 7 8 6 0 0 78 15 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 35 14 8 3 0 0 75 12 327
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 40 39 13 7 1 1 0 79 8 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 34 12 2 3 0 0 83 6 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 38 8 11 4 0 1 77 15 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 35 15 10 5 0 0 70 15 250
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 36 10 7 5 1 0 78 12 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 33 17 4 1 0 2 78 4 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 33 12 12 3 0 0 73 15 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 34 39 11 7 8 0 0 74 15 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 34 8 6 6 0 0 79 12 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 39 47 5 9 0 0 0 86 9 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 32 16 9 6 0 0 69 15 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 36 14 10 9 0 0 67 19 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 42 10 10 4 1 0 76 14 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 29 13 11 3 0 0 73 14 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 25 48 11 10 5 1 0 74 15 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 34 14 14 9 0 0 63 23 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 39 17 9 5 0 0 69 14 128

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 the federal public service 38 40 13 7 2 0 0 78 9 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 38 15 7 4 0 0 75 11 241
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 37 11 12 2 0 0 75 14 325
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 40 12 6 1 0 0 81 8 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 38 8 7 4 0 0 81 11 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 41 13 8 5 0 0 75 12 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 41 11 11 5 0 0 73 16 251
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 43 44 9 3 2 0 0 87 4 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 38 45 10 6 2 0 0 82 8 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 47 12 10 4 0 0 74 14 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 40 12 12 5 0 0 71 16 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 44 8 4 5 0 0 83 9 94

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 the federal public service 53 23 10 9 4 0 0 77 13 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 50 28 10 8 3 0 1 79 12 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 30 13 6 3 1 1 77 9 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 30 11 5 2 0 0 82 7 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 55 26 11 6 3 0 0 81 9 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 32 10 7 1 0 2 81 9 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 32 11 8 2 1 0 78 10 251
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 58 30 4 7 0 0 1 88 7 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 57 21 12 6 2 1 2 80 8 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 49 32 6 8 3 1 0 82 12 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 35 9 7 5 1 1 78 13 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 55 30 7 6 3 0 0 85 9 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 34 8 6 0 0 2 85 7 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 45 32 14 6 3 1 1 77 9 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 41 5 11 4 1 0 79 15 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 36 5 8 3 1 0 84 11 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 31 9 14 2 0 0 75 16 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 35 12 8 5 1 0 75 13 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 34 12 8 7 0 0 73 15 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 33 8 10 4 0 1 78 14 127
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 32 6 10 5 0 1 79 15 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 39 9 15 7 0 1 69 21 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 35 16 7 11 0 0 66 18 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 30 38 11 9 10 0 1 69 19 79

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 the federal public service 30 38 13 15 4 0 0 68 19 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 39 14 10 3 0 0 73 13 240
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 40 12 9 3 1 1 76 12 324
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 42 9 8 2 0 1 81 10 110
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 34 40 9 10 6 0 2 76 15 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 26 42 13 14 4 0 2 69 18 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 43 11 11 3 1 1 76 13 253
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 44 7 9 2 0 3 81 12 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 48 26 13 10 3 0 0 74 13 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 33 14 16 7 1 1 63 23 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 43 17 8 4 0 1 72 11 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 40 37 8 10 2 0 3 79 12 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 28 46 12 9 2 0 2 76 12 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 39 14 10 3 0 0 73 13 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 44 10 7 5 1 1 78 13 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 39 7 12 2 0 1 78 14 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 34 43 8 9 4 0 1 78 14 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 46 11 12 1 2 1 75 14 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 38 17 7 5 1 2 71 12 177
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 41 13 5 3 0 3 79 8 128
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 37 41 12 6 2 0 1 79 9 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 39 13 10 4 0 0 73 15 212
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 38 12 8 6 0 1 74 13 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 27 14 5 8 0 5 72 14 78

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 the federal public service 34 33 16 6 7 3 0 70 14 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 36 11 9 11 3 1 68 20 243
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 31 17 12 7 4 1 62 20 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 37 18 8 4 2 0 70 12 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 42 34 6 11 2 3 2 80 14 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 29 18 14 7 4 1 60 21 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 22 36 16 13 9 4 0 60 23 254
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 33 15 8 6 4 0 71 14 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 24 9 3 3 12 3 82 7 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 26 35 13 11 7 8 1 66 20 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 34 12 13 7 4 0 66 22 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 29 40 12 8 7 2 1 72 16 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 36 41 5 0 8 9 2 86 9 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 30 10 11 10 5 1 68 22 228
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 40 11 13 6 3 0 70 19 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 35 12 5 8 4 2 73 14 126
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 32 41 15 6 1 4 0 77 7 95
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 40 13 12 9 2 0 65 21 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 25 29 18 15 9 3 1 56 25 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 33 14 7 9 3 1 69 16 128
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 37 32 12 9 5 2 4 73 14 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 34 14 15 6 1 0 65 21 212
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 40 15 10 5 0 0 70 15 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 41 18 10 8 0 0 65 18 79

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 the federal public service 25 27 16 10 13 6 3 57 26 166
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 24 24 15 15 17 3 2 51 33 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 21 23 16 19 16 3 3 46 37 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 22 29 23 13 8 2 3 53 22 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 38 19 16 11 9 2 5 61 22 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 21 28 17 16 13 3 0 51 31 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 17 23 21 16 17 3 2 43 35 254
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 23 20 10 11 2 9 54 24 95
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 36 24 10 9 5 8 8 71 17 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 23 25 18 17 10 5 2 52 29 241
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 25 24 11 21 15 2 3 51 37 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 22 30 13 9 15 1 9 58 27 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 33 18 18 7 12 5 7 58 22 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 21 22 13 16 20 4 3 47 40 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 25 15 22 21 4 2 39 45 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 19 14 16 17 19 4 11 39 42 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 17 31 15 14 17 4 2 51 33 95
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 14 30 16 15 22 3 1 45 38 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 24 17 20 25 2 2 36 47 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 19 23 13 16 19 5 5 47 39 128
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 22 32 12 16 12 1 5 57 30 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 16 34 16 17 14 2 1 52 32 211
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 23 22 18 19 2 2 39 38 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 6 21 19 21 24 1 8 30 49 78

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 the federal public service 59 27 8 3 1 0 2 88 4 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 55 21 13 4 3 1 4 80 7 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 26 16 7 3 0 3 73 10 327
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 57 22 13 4 2 0 2 81 6 111

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 the federal public service 59 10 8 8 2 3 8 79 12 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 62 11 8 5 4 1 10 82 10 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 63 10 7 3 3 0 12 84 7 327
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 73 8 5 1 1 0 12 92 3 111

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 the federal public service 47 23 13 5 4 3 4 76 11 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 50 25 12 3 3 1 5 80 7 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 57 24 8 4 2 1 3 85 6 327
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 66 17 10 3 1 1 2 85 5 111

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 the federal public service 46 23 13 6 4 3 4 74 12 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 21 13 4 6 2 6 75 11 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 50 21 12 6 3 3 5 77 10 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 65 15 8 6 2 2 3 83 8 108

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 the federal public service 63 14 8 1 2 6 5 87 4 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 65 10 7 4 3 3 9 85 8 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 66 11 6 2 3 2 10 87 6 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 73 9 4 2 1 2 10 93 3 111

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 the federal public service 66 12 7 6 1 3 4 84 8 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 74 10 5 1 3 2 4 90 5 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 74 11 6 1 1 2 4 91 3 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 76 10 6 2 0 1 5 92 2 109

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 the federal public service 80 9 2 1 0 3 5 97 2 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 79 6 4 2 1 4 4 92 3 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 77 9 4 2 2 3 4 92 4 327
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 81 7 4 3 1 2 2 91 4 109

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 the federal public service 83 6 2 0 0 2 8 98 0 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 82 6 2 0 0 1 9 97 1 241
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 82 6 1 1 0 2 8 98 1 324
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 82 5 1 0 0 2 10 99 0 109

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 the federal public service 37 38 17 6 2 0 0 76 8 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 41 35 11 10 3 0 0 76 13 243
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 47 36 7 8 3 0 0 82 10 327
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 48 36 10 4 1 0 0 84 6 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 31 12 9 5 0 0 74 14 86
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 39 9 14 0 0 1 77 14 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 35 10 9 4 0 0 77 13 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 61 27 5 6 1 0 0 88 7 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 34 46 8 8 2 0 2 82 10 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 36 10 11 2 1 0 76 14 241
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 35 9 10 4 0 1 76 14 261
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 58 29 3 7 3 0 0 87 10 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 30 57 6 7 0 0 0 87 7 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 38 15 6 6 0 0 73 12 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 44 10 8 3 0 0 79 11 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 36 9 10 1 1 0 79 12 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 38 41 9 8 2 0 1 80 10 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 38 15 8 4 0 0 73 11 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 39 9 7 6 0 1 77 14 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 43 38 9 8 2 0 0 81 10 127

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 the federal public service 48 31 11 6 2 0 2 81 8 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 32 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 47 34 13 5 2 0 0 80 7 325
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 54 37 6 2 1 0 0 91 3 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 25 15 7 5 0 0 74 12 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 39 8 10 0 0 0 81 10 200
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 33 13 6 3 0 0 78 9 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 62 22 12 3 1 0 0 84 4 92
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 56 27 14 1 2 0 0 83 3 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 31 15 7 3 0 0 76 9 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 32 13 8 3 0 0 75 12 261
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 59 29 4 4 2 0 1 90 6 93
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 40 45 5 10 0 0 0 85 10 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 39 11 7 8 0 0 75 14 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 40 12 6 5 1 0 78 10 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 40 42 8 7 2 0 1 83 9 126

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 the federal public service 48 33 13 5 1 1 0 82 6 166
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 41 6 4 3 0 0 87 7 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 37 11 3 2 0 1 83 5 324
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 49 40 7 4 0 0 0 89 4 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 36 6 2 5 0 2 87 7 87
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 42 7 10 2 0 0 81 12 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 44 33 10 8 5 0 0 77 13 253
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 60 26 6 7 1 0 0 86 9 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 53 32 10 1 1 0 4 88 2 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 36 13 7 2 0 0 78 9 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 37 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 261
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 56 29 9 3 2 0 2 86 5 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 47 10 0 0 0 2 90 0 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 41 42 10 4 3 0 0 83 7 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 41 11 6 3 1 0 80 9 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 49 35 10 5 1 0 1 85 5 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 45 43 8 2 2 0 0 88 4 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 46 39 7 6 1 1 1 86 8 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 47 37 11 3 1 0 1 85 4 177
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 32 11 4 2 0 1 83 6 127

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 the federal public service 31 37 20 4 1 6 0 73 6 166
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 41 14 4 3 4 1 78 8 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 48 11 5 2 2 0 82 7 325
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 50 7 3 0 2 0 89 3 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 40 31 16 10 1 1 1 73 11 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 35 22 5 3 2 0 69 8 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 37 19 7 2 3 0 71 10 253
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 35 11 5 1 3 1 83 6 95
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 45 37 7 4 1 7 0 87 5 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 41 15 7 2 4 0 74 10 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 36 16 8 4 4 0 71 12 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 38 11 3 5 1 1 80 9 93

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 the federal public service 58 28 7 6 1 0 1 86 7 166
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 45 31 11 10 3 0 0 76 13 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 44 32 11 8 4 0 0 76 13 327
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 31 11 9 2 0 1 78 11 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 53 27 7 9 3 1 0 81 12 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 33 11 9 3 0 0 77 12 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 32 9 11 7 0 0 73 18 250
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 28 11 11 2 0 1 75 14 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 59 26 6 5 3 1 1 86 8 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 36 8 12 6 0 0 74 18 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 32 13 16 6 0 1 65 22 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 34 38 10 14 4 0 1 72 18 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 43 12 5 0 0 0 84 5 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 34 13 11 4 0 0 72 15 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 32 16 12 7 0 0 65 19 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 35 10 8 3 2 1 78 11 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 24 14 12 1 1 2 72 13 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 34 11 7 6 2 0 75 13 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 37 8 14 5 0 1 73 19 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 34 11 10 5 1 0 73 15 127

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 the federal public service 51 28 14 5 1 0 0 80 6 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 36 17 10 6 0 0 67 16 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 25 38 19 9 9 0 0 63 18 327
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 25 34 19 9 11 0 1 60 21 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 48 22 17 11 2 0 0 70 12 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 31 20 11 7 0 1 61 18 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 22 31 22 15 11 0 0 53 25 254
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 19 26 25 17 13 0 0 45 29 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 54 29 12 2 2 0 1 84 4 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 27 37 19 10 7 0 1 64 16 241
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 21 36 22 13 7 0 0 57 21 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 16 33 22 12 12 1 4 52 25 93
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 38 12 0 2 0 0 86 2 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 29 41 15 10 5 0 1 71 15 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 22 36 19 14 9 0 0 58 23 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 26 25 8 8 1 4 56 17 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 31 13 4 3 0 0 80 7 95
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 35 15 9 5 0 1 71 14 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 30 24 10 7 0 1 58 18 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 18 34 22 12 9 1 4 55 23 128
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 33 12 5 7 0 0 76 12 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 18 31 25 14 11 0 0 50 26 212
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 21 31 18 20 9 0 1 52 30 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 28 23 18 15 0 4 42 34 79

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 the federal public service 55 20 10 4 2 4 6 83 7 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 54 17 11 4 4 3 6 79 9 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 53 25 10 3 1 3 6 85 4 327
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 55 20 9 3 1 4 7 85 5 111
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 60 15 8 2 2 4 9 87 4 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 20 11 5 5 6 5 77 11 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 26 10 6 5 4 12 75 14 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 21 9 3 7 2 20 76 13 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 19 11 5 2 2 14 78 9 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 20 11 9 6 6 7 71 17 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 16 15 4 9 4 14 67 15 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 22 9 6 4 6 16 75 14 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 17 13 6 7 2 5 72 15 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 22 15 7 11 4 9 61 22 282
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 27 31 10 9 11 4 8 66 23 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 23 6 8 11 4 13 70 23 127

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 the federal public service 44 27 29 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 36 24 40 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 45 25 30 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 33 31 37 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 36 37 27 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 21 41 203
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 24 34 253
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 29 30 95
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 26 30 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 22 36 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 29 25 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 30 24 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 18 38 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 26 33 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 47 27 26 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 37 29 34 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 45 23 33 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 27 31 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 27 35 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 41 30 128

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 the federal public service 0 19 32 10 34 5 76
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 0 22 59 5 8 7 90
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 2 22 60 3 2 10 150
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 28 6 58 0 0 8 36
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 24 37 5 26 7 34
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 0 20 64 4 2 10 78
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 7 10 70 3 3 8 106
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 8 42 7 0 5 38
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 10 24 5 58 4 41
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 2 29 54 2 4 9 104
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 5 17 70 3 2 4 123
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 41 14 24 6 7 7 43
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 5 29 32 12 9999 21 18
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 2 27 55 6 9999 10 97
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 5 11 73 6 9999 5 103
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 44 11 37 0 9999 8 48
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 31 41 10 9999 19 42
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 1 16 72 2 9999 9 121
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 8 9 72 3 9999 7 68
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 35 3 51 6 9999 5 37
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Organizational goals

Question 10. I know how my work contributes to the achievement of my department's or agency's goals.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 52 37 6 4 1 0 0 89 5 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 52 34 7 4 3 0 0 87 7 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 60 27 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 325
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 56 38 2 3 0 0 0 95 3 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 66 24 5 1 3 0 0 90 4 87
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 54 37 6 3 1 0 0 90 3 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 57 34 4 5 1 0 0 91 6 254
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 71 25 3 1 0 0 0 96 1 92
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 53 37 8 1 1 0 0 90 2 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 51 36 7 4 1 0 0 88 6 241
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 50 38 6 3 2 0 0 89 6 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 66 26 4 2 2 0 0 92 4 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 44 51 3 2 0 0 0 95 2 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 51 34 11 3 2 0 0 85 5 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 58 28 7 4 2 1 0 86 6 222
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 62 28 7 1 1 0 0 90 3 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 53 28 11 4 3 0 0 81 8 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 51 33 10 4 2 0 0 84 5 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 50 32 8 5 3 1 1 83 9 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 37 10 1 2 0 0 88 2 128
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 38 4 5 1 1 0 90 6 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 53 33 8 4 1 0 0 87 6 212
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 53 35 5 7 1 0 0 88 8 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 57 33 5 1 4 0 0 90 5 79

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 the federal public service 37 42 8 7 2 4 0 83 9 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 40 14 6 4 1 1 76 10 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 34 41 12 8 3 2 0 77 11 327
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 40 44 11 3 1 1 0 84 4 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 38 40 14 7 1 1 0 79 8 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 28 45 15 9 3 0 0 73 12 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 39 16 10 3 1 0 72 12 251
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 44 9 4 2 2 0 85 6 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 36 6 4 1 2 0 88 5 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 32 48 9 6 2 3 0 82 8 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 31 42 17 6 2 1 0 74 8 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 35 7 6 1 1 0 86 7 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 55 34 5 2 2 2 0 90 5 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 41 14 4 1 3 0 81 6 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 42 13 7 2 0 0 78 9 222
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 40 38 14 4 2 3 0 80 5 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 46 31 10 8 2 3 0 80 10 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 37 14 7 3 1 1 76 10 282
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 43 14 6 3 1 1 77 9 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 47 10 4 3 0 0 83 7 128

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 the federal public service 6 14 35 27 13 2 3 42 22 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 24 30 21 13 0 1 35 34 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 23 41 16 9 0 1 25 33 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 6 26 35 28 5 0 0 33 32 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 6 12 33 27 17 1 3 46 19 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 22 40 16 11 0 0 27 32 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 29 35 19 5 0 1 25 40 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 25 41 18 4 0 1 23 36 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 7 13 21 28 26 2 2 57 21 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 26 34 18 7 0 5 27 37 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 26 34 17 4 1 3 21 43 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 9 21 41 18 4 1 6 23 33 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 0 15 28 35 9 5 8 50 17 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 5 22 36 21 11 2 3 33 28 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 7 26 42 15 8 1 1 23 34 222
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 6 25 39 18 8 2 3 26 33 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 8 24 24 20 20 2 2 41 33 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 19 37 20 9 1 4 30 31 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 24 38 21 4 1 2 26 35 177
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 29 34 14 7 1 3 22 43 128
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 13 20 27 24 11 0 5 37 35 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 26 35 21 6 0 3 28 37 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 27 33 21 6 1 3 27 38 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 19 28 44 6 1 0 1 8 47 79

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 the federal public service 4 12 19 29 29 3 5 63 17 165
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 9 7 23 31 25 3 1 59 17 243
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 3 14 29 28 22 1 2 52 18 324
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 2 10 30 40 14 2 1 57 12 109
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 10 8 20 24 32 2 4 59 20 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 10 29 33 18 1 0 52 18 200
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 6 17 25 34 16 0 2 51 23 249
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 2 18 24 26 27 1 3 54 21 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 2 16 25 45 4 4 76 7 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 12 22 29 21 3 5 54 21 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 7 14 31 25 15 3 6 43 23 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 4 4 30 31 17 1 13 56 10 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 2 7 20 35 27 5 5 68 10 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 4 14 23 36 18 1 3 57 19 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 6 12 27 32 17 2 5 53 18 221
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 4 11 29 25 23 4 4 53 16 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 2 9 14 29 36 3 6 72 12 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 4 11 21 35 23 1 4 61 16 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 5 12 31 31 15 2 4 48 18 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 2 14 32 26 19 3 3 48 18 128
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 10 27 33 22 1 2 58 14 81
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 11 28 31 15 1 6 50 21 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 2 23 28 26 17 1 3 45 25 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 5 21 41 21 10 1 1 32 26 78

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 the federal public service 5 17 30 26 17 3 3 45 23 164
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 9 14 30 23 21 0 3 46 24 242
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 6 14 31 29 17 2 1 48 20 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 5 17 30 31 13 2 1 46 23 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 6 15 27 23 19 5 5 47 23 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 5 16 34 26 16 2 0 44 22 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 16 29 31 14 0 2 45 25 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 4 13 34 28 19 0 2 48 18 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 5 6 26 28 21 6 8 57 13 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 15 27 25 14 1 6 43 28 239
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 17 31 22 15 0 7 40 27 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 13 15 22 22 20 0 8 46 30 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 8 12 29 19 26 2 2 47 22 40
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 17 26 25 16 1 4 43 29 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 14 35 24 13 1 2 39 25 222
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 11 17 29 26 11 5 1 39 30 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 6 25 35 22 5 3 62 11 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 18 28 23 15 1 4 41 30 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 8 17 32 23 17 0 3 41 26 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 9 15 32 21 18 2 3 41 26 127
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 7 20 27 22 20 0 5 44 28 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 20 31 23 13 1 4 38 30 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 16 38 20 10 2 3 32 29 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 18 27 25 23 4 1 3 28 46 79

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 the federal public service 2 10 25 39 22 1 1 62 12 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 6 20 32 24 16 0 1 41 27 243
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 7 22 39 20 10 1 1 31 30 324
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 7 23 36 27 7 0 0 34 30 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 6 12 17 30 31 0 4 63 19 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 7 22 33 22 14 1 1 37 29 200
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 26 41 16 6 0 1 22 37 249
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 26 35 24 8 0 0 32 34 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 7 13 34 36 2 4 74 12 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 20 35 23 9 0 5 33 30 240
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 24 44 14 3 0 4 18 36 257
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 14 22 36 16 6 0 5 23 39 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 3 8 26 32 28 0 2 62 11 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 5 16 39 27 11 1 2 38 21 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 22 43 17 7 1 1 24 32 221
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 5 20 39 22 10 2 2 33 26 126
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 3 12 24 29 26 1 5 59 16 94
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 7 18 35 23 13 1 2 38 26 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 25 39 19 6 0 3 25 35 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 23 47 13 7 1 2 20 32 127
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 2 17 32 28 18 1 1 48 20 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 23 36 22 7 0 2 30 34 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 10 21 40 17 7 2 3 25 33 105
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 22 23 44 6 3 1 1 9 46 78

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 the federal public service 7 10 17 29 30 2 5 63 18 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 19 24 24 19 1 3 44 31 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 19 32 24 13 1 3 38 29 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 2 21 38 30 8 1 1 38 24 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 8 8 25 22 31 1 5 57 17 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 23 28 21 12 2 1 34 37 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 11 23 38 16 9 2 1 26 35 251
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 9 29 33 17 11 0 1 28 38 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 3 10 19 19 44 2 3 66 14 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 17 28 20 14 2 7 37 32 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 25 33 18 6 1 6 25 40 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 10 22 35 20 4 1 7 27 35 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 2 7 18 34 26 2 12 69 11 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 15 21 22 22 14 3 4 39 38 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 14 25 32 12 12 1 3 26 40 220
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 26 30 18 9 1 5 28 40 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 6 16 19 27 24 3 5 56 23 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 11 14 29 21 18 2 5 42 27 279
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 26 26 25 7 2 2 33 39 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 12 24 34 18 9 1 1 28 37 128
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 2 5 33 30 26 0 4 58 8 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 9 16 31 26 12 0 6 41 27 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 13 19 31 19 11 1 6 32 34 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 19 27 28 15 10 0 1 26 46 79

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 the federal public service 5 13 17 25 28 5 6 60 20 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 14 22 29 21 3 3 53 23 243
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 5 13 35 26 16 2 3 44 19 324
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 3 14 34 35 12 0 2 48 17 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 12 16 19 17 29 4 3 49 30 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 15 31 18 22 0 2 42 27 197
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 12 23 24 22 15 1 3 38 37 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 10 17 30 30 13 0 1 43 27 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 6 11 17 19 28 17 2 58 21 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 12 18 25 19 14 5 7 38 34 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 8 23 27 23 12 2 5 37 34 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 16 33 26 10 0 6 38 26 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 8 2 22 19 30 7 12 60 13 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 6 17 25 28 18 2 5 50 24 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 4 15 30 31 16 2 3 49 20 222
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 7 9 30 31 17 1 5 52 16 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 15 17 32 21 4 7 60 22 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 8 14 27 23 18 3 7 45 25 282
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 8 16 25 32 15 0 5 49 25 176
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 6 17 25 27 19 3 2 49 25 126
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 12 21 22 21 16 5 2 40 36 81
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 15 31 23 13 2 4 38 30 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 14 19 32 18 10 1 6 30 36 105
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 15 21 35 17 9 1 3 27 37 78

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 the federal public service 5 13 28 24 22 5 3 50 20 166
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 5 13 30 28 22 1 2 51 18 243
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 5 12 35 31 14 2 2 47 17 325
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 3 17 34 31 12 2 1 44 21 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 3 12 33 13 33 3 3 49 16 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 5 16 36 24 16 2 1 41 22 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 9 17 38 22 12 1 2 35 27 251
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 5 18 31 32 11 2 1 45 23 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 4 7 14 30 30 6 8 70 13 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 10 13 28 23 15 4 6 42 26 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 7 18 33 22 11 2 6 36 28 261
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 8 16 35 26 9 0 6 38 25 93
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 3 14 17 22 34 5 5 62 19 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 5 18 35 21 15 3 4 39 24 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 5 13 36 26 13 2 4 41 20 222
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 5 20 33 23 13 2 3 38 27 127

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 the federal public service 4 13 32 29 19 2 1 50 17 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 5 13 36 25 20 0 1 45 18 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 5 15 40 26 13 1 2 39 20 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 5 18 35 30 12 2 0 42 23 112

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 the federal public service 35 32 17 8 4 4 0 70 12 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 25 43 13 9 5 4 1 71 15 243
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 40 17 12 3 4 0 67 15 325
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 31 42 16 7 1 4 0 76 8 111

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 the federal public service 53 23 7 10 6 0 0 77 16 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 49 29 7 9 6 0 0 79 14 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 53 25 10 7 5 0 0 78 12 324
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 63 26 7 4 0 0 0 89 4 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 25 7 12 4 1 0 77 16 87
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 46 29 8 11 6 0 0 75 17 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 54 30 6 5 4 1 0 85 9 251
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 61 26 5 8 0 0 0 87 8 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 67 26 1 3 2 1 1 94 5 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 51 30 6 8 4 2 0 82 11 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 51 28 8 6 5 1 0 80 11 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 63 23 4 3 6 0 0 86 9 93
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 32 2 9 2 2 3 86 12 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 49 27 10 6 6 2 0 77 12 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 47 29 9 7 7 1 0 77 14 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 31 6 5 7 1 0 82 12 127

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 the federal public service 59 28 5 8 0 0 0 86 8 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 56 26 6 8 3 0 0 82 11 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 56 31 7 4 2 0 0 87 6 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 62 26 8 3 0 0 0 88 3 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 63 31 4 0 2 0 0 94 2 87
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 51 32 5 9 3 0 0 83 12 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 58 32 6 3 1 0 0 90 4 251
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 64 28 5 3 1 0 0 92 4 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 75 15 4 5 0 1 0 91 5 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 61 29 4 5 1 0 0 90 6 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 51 35 6 6 2 0 1 87 7 261
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 62 32 1 4 1 0 0 94 5 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 52 46 0 2 0 0 0 98 2 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 52 35 7 4 2 0 0 87 6 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 55 30 6 6 3 0 0 85 9 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 54 36 2 6 2 0 0 90 7 126

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 the federal public service 54 26 12 5 2 1 0 82 6 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 52 31 10 6 2 0 0 82 7 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 53 35 8 3 1 1 0 88 4 324
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 64 25 9 3 0 0 0 88 3 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 54 24 16 4 2 0 0 79 6 87
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 33 14 4 1 1 0 81 5 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 52 36 6 4 1 1 0 89 5 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 62 26 6 4 1 1 0 89 4 94

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 the federal public service 46 40 9 3 1 2 0 87 3 166
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 46 31 12 5 3 2 1 79 8 243
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 43 9 3 2 1 0 87 4 324
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 35 10 3 1 1 0 86 3 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 55 33 7 3 0 1 0 89 4 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 37 13 4 1 1 0 81 5 200
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 42 10 3 2 1 0 84 6 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 52 37 8 2 1 1 0 90 2 95
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 63 32 4 0 0 1 0 96 0 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 40 10 3 1 3 0 85 5 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 42 9 4 2 4 0 85 6 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 50 38 7 2 2 1 0 89 4 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 65 22 9 0 2 2 0 89 2 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 49 34 10 4 2 2 0 84 6 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 47 36 10 4 2 2 0 85 6 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 43 37 12 2 0 5 0 85 3 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 49 35 10 4 1 0 0 84 6 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 40 32 15 5 3 4 0 76 9 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 37 31 15 9 3 4 0 71 13 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 47 30 14 6 1 2 0 79 7 127

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 the federal public service 50 33 7 6 1 4 0 86 6 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 31 14 4 4 5 1 77 8 243
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 47 35 10 3 2 2 0 84 6 325
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 53 32 8 2 1 5 0 89 3 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 53 22 11 5 3 6 0 80 9 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 39 30 18 6 1 5 1 73 8 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 44 36 11 4 2 3 0 83 6 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 55 31 11 1 2 0 0 86 2 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 57 20 9 4 4 7 0 83 8 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 37 14 3 2 8 0 80 5 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 34 13 3 4 5 0 78 8 261
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 49 35 9 1 4 2 0 86 5 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 56 29 4 2 0 7 2 93 3 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 44 31 13 3 2 6 1 81 5 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 33 16 5 2 3 0 77 7 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 36 10 3 0 8 1 86 3 127

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 the federal public service 66 24 7 3 0 0 0 90 3 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 56 32 5 4 2 0 0 88 6 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 57 34 5 1 2 0 0 92 3 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 61 27 8 4 0 0 0 88 4 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 72 27 1 0 0 0 0 99 0 89
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 54 34 9 2 1 0 0 87 4 203
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 53 37 6 2 2 0 0 89 4 250
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 65 21 11 2 0 0 0 86 2 95
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 80 18 2 0 0 0 0 98 0 94
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 57 35 4 3 0 0 0 92 4 240
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 50 37 4 5 2 1 0 89 7 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 61 28 4 7 1 0 0 88 7 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 70 26 2 2 0 0 0 95 2 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 61 27 7 2 2 0 0 89 4 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 56 30 7 5 2 1 0 86 7 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 61 28 6 2 1 1 0 90 3 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 67 25 5 2 1 0 0 91 3 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 49 38 6 3 3 1 0 88 6 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 49 32 15 3 2 0 0 80 5 176
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 53 32 11 1 3 0 0 85 4 128
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 63 29 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 43 40 9 5 2 0 0 83 7 212
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 44 8 8 7 0 0 77 15 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 37 38 13 6 6 0 0 75 13 79

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 the federal public service 33 26 14 12 4 8 4 67 18 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 32 16 9 5 6 2 68 15 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 29 13 9 5 5 4 70 16 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 29 17 3 3 1 3 77 6 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 41 27 10 5 6 6 5 76 12 87
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 27 15 13 3 6 5 65 18 203
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 29 32 19 6 3 6 5 69 9 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 33 12 6 1 5 4 78 8 94
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 39 19 8 3 2 12 18 82 6 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 32 11 6 4 8 5 76 12 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 32 28 14 9 4 6 5 68 15 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 30 5 7 6 3 2 81 14 92
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 45 25 9 2 2 5 12 84 5 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 31 27 16 6 7 7 6 67 15 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 29 16 8 4 6 3 69 13 222
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 42 30 11 6 5 4 1 77 12 127

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 the federal public service 32 29 17 8 7 5 1 65 17 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 30 34 16 6 5 6 2 70 12 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 33 13 9 3 3 1 75 12 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 36 12 10 3 1 2 74 13 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 51 24 7 7 6 2 2 78 14 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 32 12 11 5 4 1 70 17 200
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 35 35 16 7 3 3 1 73 11 253
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 43 36 8 11 2 0 0 79 13 93
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 28 7 6 2 5 2 84 9 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 38 33 11 8 2 7 1 77 11 241
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 38 34 11 8 3 5 1 77 11 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 29 12 4 3 1 0 81 7 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 54 23 7 9 2 5 0 81 11 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 41 37 8 6 3 1 3 82 10 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 42 34 7 10 3 3 1 79 14 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 48 33 6 6 3 1 2 84 9 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 38 27 13 9 4 4 5 72 14 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 30 10 9 7 7 0 73 17 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 41 31 7 9 7 6 0 76 16 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 33 10 6 2 3 0 81 8 128
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 29 32 17 13 4 4 1 64 18 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 28 36 10 12 8 5 0 68 21 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 28 39 13 8 8 4 0 70 17 106
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 39 25 16 8 3 8 1 71 11 79

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 the federal public service 38 37 12 8 3 2 0 77 11 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 33 38 15 5 3 5 0 74 9 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 40 36 14 5 4 2 0 77 9 327
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 36 19 4 1 2 1 75 5 112
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 52 24 11 9 1 1 1 78 11 86
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 37 37 14 6 3 2 0 75 10 202
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 37 17 7 1 1 0 74 8 252
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 49 31 15 4 1 0 0 80 5 93

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 the federal public service 26 18 23 9 6 14 4 54 18 167
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 26 23 9 8 12 4 52 21 243
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 24 18 19 11 11 11 5 50 27 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 20 18 17 6 10 6 52 26 111
2018 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 39 16 14 8 6 10 6 66 17 88
2018 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 19 21 23 14 9 12 4 47 27 201
2018 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 16 22 18 13 12 15 5 47 31 251
2018 More than 20 years in the federal public service 32 16 15 13 10 9 5 57 26 95
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 28 23 16 4 3 16 11 69 10 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 17 19 21 12 9 18 3 47 27 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 18 18 18 13 12 17 4 46 32 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 24 17 19 5 13 8 14 53 23 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 28 17 15 13 4 18 5 58 23 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 13 21 20 17 9 15 5 42 32 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 15 18 18 11 18 13 7 41 37 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 16 23 17 14 7 12 12 51 28 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 13 34 19 9 10 10 3 55 23 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 14 16 18 10 17 19 6 39 36 284
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 17 20 16 17 14 11 5 44 37 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 26 15 23 9 7 9 10 51 20 127

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 the federal public service 59 34 4 4 0 0 0 92 4 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 48 43 1 7 1 0 0 91 8 245
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 44 43 2 10 1 0 0 87 11 327
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 41 2 11 0 0 0 87 11 112
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 59 28 3 5 4 0 0 88 9 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 44 5 14 2 0 0 78 17 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 33 54 2 8 2 0 0 88 10 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 36 52 5 6 1 0 0 88 7 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 42 6 9 0 0 0 85 9 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 34 46 7 10 2 0 0 81 13 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 30 48 7 14 2 0 0 77 16 223
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 51 37 3 7 1 0 0 89 8 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 42 4 3 1 0 0 92 4 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 46 43 4 6 0 0 0 89 6 283
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 46 40 5 7 3 0 0 86 9 179
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 49 40 3 7 1 0 0 88 8 128
2008 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 50 35 5 6 4 0 0 85 10 82
2008 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 47 39 4 10 0 0 0 86 10 213
2008 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 43 45 3 7 3 0 0 88 10 105
2008 More than 20 years in the federal public service 46 42 1 4 8 0 0 87 11 79

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 the federal public service 54 33 4 7 2 0 0 86 9 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 42 37 6 10 5 0 0 79 15 244
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 39 35 8 14 4 0 0 74 18 326
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 38 42 6 6 8 0 0 80 14 112
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 44 4 4 4 0 2 88 8 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 35 36 7 13 9 0 0 71 22 242
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 36 42 8 8 6 0 0 78 14 262
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 45 28 3 16 8 0 0 73 24 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 55 36 0 7 2 0 0 90 10 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 56 29 7 5 3 0 0 85 8 229
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 51 33 5 9 3 0 0 84 12 222
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 60 32 4 2 1 1 0 93 3 127
2011 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 57 32 2 8 1 0 0 89 9 96
2011 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 59 24 6 8 2 0 0 83 10 281
2011 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 51 33 5 9 2 0 0 84 11 178
2011 More than 20 years in the federal public service 57 29 4 7 3 0 0 86 10 128

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 the federal public service 51 35 6 7 1 0 0 86 8 168
2019 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 53 32 9 5 2 0 0 84 6 243
2019 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 53 33 6 3 2 1 0 88 6 323
2019 More than 20 years in the federal public service 57 34 5 3 0 0 0 91 3 112
2017 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 62 29 2 6 2 0 0 90 8 95
2017 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 52 29 8 8 3 0 0 82 10 241
2017 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 47 36 11 5 1 0 0 84 5 263
2017 More than 20 years in the federal public service 54 31 11 3 1 0 0 85 4 94
2014 Less than 3 years in the federal public service 43 47 8 2 0 0 0 90 2 41
2014 3 to 10 years in the federal public service 53 35 6 5 0 0 0 89 5 230
2014 11 to 20 years in the federal public service 48 38 6 6 1 0 0 86 8 222
2014 More than 20 years in the federal public service 56 35 6 2 1 0 1 91 2 127

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 the federal public service 68 17 2 9 4