2019 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency by Question 94.1. Occupational category (variable derived from question 94)

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 Executive 57 33 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 35 46 8 9 2 0 0 81 12 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 50 37 7 3 3 0 0 87 5 111
2019 Other occupational category 50 41 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 22
2018 Executive 77 23 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 32 50 7 8 3 0 0 82 11 117
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 34 46 12 5 2 0 0 80 8 91
2018 Administrative Support 36 21 21 0 21 0 0 57 21 14
2017 Executive 74 26 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 43 44 8 4 1 0 0 87 5 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 44 40 11 3 1 0 0 84 5 86
2014 Executive 72 28 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 33 38 14 13 2 0 0 71 16 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 24 47 19 7 3 1 0 72 9 76
2014 Administrative Support 17 67 8 8 0 0 0 83 8 12

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 Executive 62 24 5 5 5 0 0 86 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 37 41 9 8 5 0 0 78 13 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 54 28 8 6 3 1 0 83 9 110
2019 Other occupational category 55 36 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 22
2018 Executive 62 23 0 15 0 0 0 85 15 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 39 40 9 7 4 0 0 80 11 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 34 43 12 9 2 0 0 77 11 92
2018 Administrative Support 43 36 7 0 14 0 0 79 14 14
2017 Executive 80 13 0 0 7 0 0 93 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 38 45 7 5 4 1 0 83 10 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 43 38 16 1 1 0 0 81 2 84

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 Executive 60 30 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 20
2019 Scientific and Professional 39 41 12 6 2 1 0 80 8 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 65 20 12 1 3 0 0 85 4 110
2019 Other occupational category 64 27 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 22
2018 Executive 77 23 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 41 39 14 2 4 0 0 80 6 117
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 46 45 8 1 1 0 0 90 2 92
2018 Administrative Support 57 21 7 7 7 0 0 79 14 14
2017 Executive 80 20 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 55 33 6 4 1 0 1 88 5 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 56 36 7 0 1 0 0 92 1 86
2014 Executive 94 6 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 45 41 9 4 1 0 0 86 5 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 53 30 13 3 1 0 0 83 4 76
2014 Administrative Support 58 42 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12

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 Executive 62 24 5 10 0 0 0 86 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 38 47 8 5 2 0 0 85 6 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 57 32 7 1 3 0 0 89 4 111
2019 Other occupational category 64 32 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 22
2018 Executive 77 23 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 39 43 9 6 3 0 0 82 8 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 40 49 3 4 2 1 0 90 7 91
2018 Administrative Support 36 36 14 7 7 0 0 71 14 14
2017 Executive 80 20 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 44 44 4 4 3 0 0 88 7 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 48 42 7 1 2 0 0 90 3 86
2014 Executive 72 28 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 33 39 20 7 1 0 0 72 8 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 42 30 18 9 0 0 0 72 9 76
2014 Administrative Support 25 67 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12

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 Executive 67 24 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 45 36 7 7 3 2 0 82 10 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 58 24 13 5 0 0 0 82 5 111
2019 Other occupational category 71 29 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 21
2018 Executive 69 31 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 52 32 9 5 2 0 0 84 7 118
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 45 34 12 7 3 0 0 78 10 92
2018 Administrative Support 57 21 0 7 14 0 0 79 21 14
2017 Executive 67 20 7 0 7 0 0 87 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 48 39 6 4 3 0 0 86 7 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 52 38 8 0 1 0 0 91 1 86
2014 Executive 39 44 6 11 0 0 0 83 11 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 35 39 15 7 3 1 0 75 10 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 29 21 5 1 3 0 72 7 76
2014 Administrative Support 58 42 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12

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 Executive 62 29 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 41 42 10 4 3 1 0 83 7 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 61 20 13 5 1 0 0 81 6 111
2019 Other occupational category 73 27 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 22
2018 Executive 69 15 15 0 0 0 0 85 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 43 41 8 4 3 1 1 85 7 117
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 43 35 13 8 1 0 0 78 9 92
2018 Administrative Support 57 21 0 14 7 0 0 79 21 14
2017 Executive 67 20 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 47 39 7 3 3 0 0 86 6 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 53 38 8 0 1 0 0 91 1 86
2014 Executive 39 56 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 33 44 16 4 3 0 0 76 8 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 42 29 20 8 1 0 0 71 9 76
2014 Administrative Support 67 33 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12

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 Executive 62 24 5 0 10 0 0 86 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 36 26 16 11 4 6 1 67 15 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 57 14 16 8 3 2 0 72 11 111
2019 Other occupational category 36 18 18 14 0 14 0 63 16 22
2018 Executive 77 8 0 15 0 0 0 85 15 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 48 23 13 9 4 3 1 73 14 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 46 24 13 8 10 0 0 70 17 92
2018 Administrative Support 50 7 21 7 14 0 0 57 21 14
2017 Executive 54 26 13 0 0 0 7 86 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 38 23 18 11 5 6 0 64 17 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 44 29 16 8 1 3 0 74 9 86
2014 Executive 39 33 6 17 0 6 0 76 18 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 28 25 20 18 6 3 0 55 24 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 16 17 17 5 3 1 59 23 76
2014 Administrative Support 50 42 0 0 0 8 0 100 0 12
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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 Executive 86 10 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 54 27 9 5 3 2 2 84 8 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 59 23 10 5 0 0 3 85 5 111
2019 Other occupational category 55 18 9 5 0 5 9 84 5 22

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 Executive 67 24 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 52 26 12 6 3 2 1 79 9 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 60 24 9 4 2 0 1 85 5 111
2019 Other occupational category 82 14 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 22
2018 Executive 85 8 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 45 39 6 7 2 2 0 85 9 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 51 26 9 9 2 2 1 80 11 92
2018 Administrative Support 50 36 0 0 14 0 0 86 14 14
2017 Executive 67 26 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 51 34 7 4 0 3 0 88 4 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 53 33 7 3 1 1 2 88 5 86
2014 Executive 50 28 17 0 6 0 0 78 6 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 57 26 9 4 2 1 0 84 7 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 44 27 14 7 8 0 0 71 14 76
2014 Administrative Support 50 42 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 12

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 Executive 55 30 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 20
2019 Scientific and Professional 47 28 11 9 4 1 0 75 13 176
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 65 21 6 7 0 0 1 86 7 111
2019 Other occupational category 73 18 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 22
2018 Executive 69 15 8 0 8 0 0 85 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 40 42 8 8 3 0 0 82 10 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 51 24 14 9 2 0 0 75 11 91
2018 Administrative Support 50 29 0 7 14 0 0 79 21 14
2017 Executive 74 19 0 0 7 0 0 93 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 47 32 7 5 4 4 0 83 10 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 51 36 7 2 1 1 2 90 3 86
2014 Executive 44 28 17 0 11 0 0 72 11 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 52 31 11 3 2 0 0 83 6 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 42 31 9 13 4 0 0 74 17 76
2014 Administrative Support 50 25 8 17 0 0 0 75 17 12

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 Executive 76 10 5 10 0 0 0 86 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 48 32 9 7 2 1 0 81 9 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 68 21 4 4 4 0 0 89 7 110
2019 Other occupational category 82 14 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 22
2018 Executive 69 23 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 52 31 5 8 4 1 0 83 12 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 53 28 7 8 4 0 0 82 12 92
2018 Administrative Support 57 7 14 0 21 0 0 64 21 14
2017 Executive 74 13 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 49 31 11 3 4 1 0 81 7 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 62 27 5 5 2 0 0 89 7 86
2014 Executive 44 28 17 0 11 0 0 72 11 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 54 25 14 4 3 0 0 79 8 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 48 23 10 9 8 1 0 72 17 76
2014 Administrative Support 58 33 0 0 8 0 0 92 8 12

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 Executive 65 25 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 20
2019 Scientific and Professional 39 38 11 3 2 6 0 82 6 176
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 47 27 17 3 0 5 1 79 3 111
2019 Other occupational category 73 14 5 0 0 9 0 95 0 22
2018 Scientific and Professional 50 32 7 5 3 3 0 85 8 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 45 35 14 3 1 2 0 81 4 92
2018 Administrative Support 50 21 0 0 21 7 0 77 23 14
2017 Executive 74 13 7 7 0 0 0 87 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 52 29 2 9 0 6 1 88 10 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 37 47 9 3 1 2 0 86 5 86
2014 Executive 44 39 6 11 0 0 0 83 11 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 34 41 16 6 1 3 0 77 7 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 27 35 11 16 5 7 0 66 22 76
2014 Administrative Support 58 42 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12

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 Executive 70 20 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 20
2019 Scientific and Professional 32 44 18 4 1 2 0 77 5 176
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 43 29 11 11 2 4 1 75 13 111
2019 Other occupational category 68 23 5 0 0 5 0 95 0 22
2018 Scientific and Professional 34 48 8 8 2 0 0 82 10 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 37 37 11 10 2 2 0 76 12 91
2018 Administrative Support 57 14 0 7 21 0 0 71 29 14
2017 Executive 54 33 7 7 0 0 0 87 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 46 39 5 6 2 1 0 86 9 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 42 15 2 1 2 0 81 4 86
2014 Executive 39 44 11 6 0 0 0 83 6 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 28 45 14 11 1 1 0 74 12 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 26 32 21 13 4 4 0 60 18 76
2014 Administrative Support 45 45 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 11

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 Executive 45 45 0 5 5 0 0 90 10 20
2019 Scientific and Professional 20 43 18 12 1 6 0 68 13 175
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 33 29 11 17 5 4 1 65 24 111
2019 Other occupational category 59 27 9 0 0 5 0 90 0 22
2018 Scientific and Professional 24 47 17 8 3 1 0 72 11 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 26 36 20 13 2 2 0 64 16 91
2018 Administrative Support 43 21 0 0 21 14 0 75 25 14
2017 Executive 46 40 7 7 0 0 0 87 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 37 34 13 11 3 1 0 72 15 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 27 43 15 10 1 4 0 73 12 86
2014 Executive 28 44 28 0 0 0 0 72 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 18 38 20 17 2 5 0 59 20 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 16 34 25 13 8 4 0 52 22 76
2014 Administrative Support 42 58 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12

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 Executive 30 50 15 5 0 0 0 80 5 20
2019 Scientific and Professional 12 43 16 20 4 4 0 58 25 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 27 35 13 17 7 1 1 63 24 109
2019 Other occupational category 50 36 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 22
2018 Scientific and Professional 18 43 13 19 6 1 0 61 25 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 24 37 17 13 8 1 0 62 21 92
2018 Administrative Support 29 29 21 7 14 0 0 57 21 14
2017 Executive 46 34 7 7 7 0 0 80 13 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 24 39 17 11 7 2 0 64 19 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 45 9 15 3 1 0 72 19 86
2014 Executive 6 67 6 17 6 0 0 72 22 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 15 31 18 29 6 1 0 47 35 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 20 31 17 17 13 3 0 51 31 76
2014 Administrative Support 42 17 17 25 0 0 0 58 25 12
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Workforce

Performance management

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 48 43 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 34 43 10 10 3 1 0 77 13 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 52 34 8 5 2 0 0 85 6 110
2019 Other occupational category 50 41 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 22
2018 Executive 46 31 0 23 0 0 0 77 23 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 29 44 14 9 3 0 1 74 12 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 35 42 11 8 4 0 0 77 12 92
2018 Administrative Support 36 43 7 0 14 0 0 79 14 14
2017 Executive 61 32 0 0 7 0 0 93 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 35 46 6 6 5 0 1 82 12 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 41 43 9 6 1 0 0 84 7 86
2014 Executive 44 44 0 6 6 0 0 89 11 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 21 48 9 17 3 1 0 70 20 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 30 35 17 11 6 1 0 66 17 76
2014 Administrative Support 25 58 8 0 8 0 0 83 8 12

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 Executive 55 30 5 10 0 0 0 85 10 20
2019 Scientific and Professional 29 44 15 8 4 0 0 73 12 174
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 44 35 8 9 5 0 0 78 14 110
2019 Other occupational category 52 29 10 10 0 0 0 81 10 21
2018 Executive 54 38 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 25 54 11 8 3 0 0 79 10 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 28 39 16 12 4 0 0 67 16 92
2018 Administrative Support 36 7 21 29 7 0 0 43 36 14
2017 Executive 60 33 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 30 44 11 9 5 0 0 74 15 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 36 46 9 7 1 0 0 83 8 86

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 Executive 38 52 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 42 31 14 9 2 1 1 74 12 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 60 22 7 5 5 1 1 83 9 111
2019 Other occupational category 45 41 5 9 0 0 0 86 9 22
2018 Executive 62 23 8 8 0 0 0 85 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 37 43 9 7 3 0 2 81 9 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 48 33 10 7 3 0 0 80 10 92
2018 Administrative Support 36 43 0 7 14 0 0 79 21 14
2017 Executive 67 33 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 32 44 12 5 3 4 0 78 9 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 48 40 6 1 2 0 3 91 4 86
2014 Executive 44 39 6 6 6 0 0 83 11 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 42 33 10 10 3 1 0 76 14 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 37 35 10 11 5 0 1 74 16 76
2014 Administrative Support 42 33 17 0 8 0 0 75 8 12

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 Executive 52 33 5 10 0 0 0 86 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 22 44 16 14 3 1 0 67 17 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 38 37 7 11 6 0 0 75 17 110
2019 Other occupational category 52 29 5 14 0 0 0 81 14 21
2018 Executive 46 46 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 14 49 19 13 3 1 1 64 16 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 34 42 11 10 3 0 0 76 13 92
2018 Administrative Support 21 43 7 21 7 0 0 64 29 14
2017 Executive 40 46 7 7 0 0 0 87 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 19 51 17 13 1 0 0 70 14 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 36 41 10 9 3 0 0 77 13 86
2014 Executive 50 44 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 16 47 9 25 3 0 0 63 28 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 33 35 12 11 5 0 4 71 17 76
2014 Administrative Support 25 67 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 12

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 Executive 57 33 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 19 41 13 15 4 7 0 64 21 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 37 34 14 9 4 2 0 72 13 111
2019 Other occupational category 55 27 14 0 0 5 0 86 0 22
2018 Executive 31 54 8 8 0 0 0 85 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 21 42 13 15 5 3 1 65 21 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 26 38 21 8 7 1 0 65 14 92
2018 Administrative Support 38 15 23 0 23 0 0 54 23 13
2017 Executive 34 46 0 20 0 0 0 80 20 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 33 18 10 7 1 0 64 18 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 31 44 11 8 5 1 0 76 13 86
2014 Executive 28 56 11 6 0 0 0 83 6 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 17 39 18 19 8 0 0 55 27 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 24 39 16 9 8 3 1 66 18 76
2014 Administrative Support 42 17 8 25 0 8 0 64 27 12

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 Executive 52 19 5 19 5 0 0 71 24 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 21 32 16 18 8 5 0 56 27 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 33 23 14 10 17 1 2 57 28 111
2019 Other occupational category 50 18 14 5 0 14 0 79 5 22
2018 Executive 54 23 8 8 8 0 0 77 15 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 23 38 12 14 12 1 1 62 26 118
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 25 26 18 18 10 1 1 52 29 92
2018 Administrative Support 21 29 14 0 21 14 0 58 25 14
2017 Executive 26 33 6 7 15 7 7 69 24 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 24 23 12 25 14 2 0 48 40 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 17 40 9 20 10 4 0 60 31 86
2014 Executive 11 28 17 22 11 6 6 44 38 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 10 30 10 26 21 2 0 41 48 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 14 16 13 22 33 1 1 30 57 76
2014 Administrative Support 17 25 25 25 0 8 0 45 27 12

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 Executive 24 38 29 5 5 0 0 62 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 40 21 23 7 3 1 5 65 11 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 62 17 6 8 4 0 3 81 12 111
2019 Other occupational category 64 27 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 22

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 Executive 67 24 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 51 16 8 8 9 1 7 73 18 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 63 10 7 5 4 0 12 82 9 110
2019 Other occupational category 45 18 14 5 0 0 18 78 6 22

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 Executive 81 14 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 48 27 12 5 3 2 3 80 8 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 54 26 14 1 2 0 4 83 3 110
2019 Other occupational category 82 9 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 22

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 Executive 67 29 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 34 30 14 6 6 5 4 71 14 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 53 17 15 4 2 5 5 77 6 110
2019 Other occupational category 77 9 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 22

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 Executive 62 19 5 5 5 0 5 85 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 43 15 17 8 10 1 6 62 20 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 65 12 13 1 3 2 5 83 4 110
2019 Other occupational category 59 5 23 0 0 5 9 74 0 22

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 Executive 95 0 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 79 8 5 1 0 2 5 93 1 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 75 10 6 2 1 1 5 90 3 109
2019 Other occupational category 59 14 14 0 5 0 9 80 5 22

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 Executive 95 0 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 77 7 2 3 1 5 5 94 4 176
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 83 5 2 2 2 4 3 94 4 111
2019 Other occupational category 91 9 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 22

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 Executive 95 0 0 0 5 0 0 95 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 77 6 2 2 1 2 9 94 4 176
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 85 4 0 4 1 0 7 95 5 110
2019 Other occupational category 82 9 0 0 0 0 9 100 0 22

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 Executive 71 10 5 10 5 0 0 81 14 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 27 49 12 9 3 0 0 76 12 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 45 34 7 10 5 0 0 78 15 110
2019 Other occupational category 45 32 14 5 5 0 0 77 9 22
2018 Executive 69 23 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 25 48 14 9 3 1 0 74 12 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 33 41 11 11 3 0 0 74 14 90
2018 Administrative Support 29 29 21 7 14 0 0 57 21 14
2017 Executive 67 33 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 44 11 10 2 0 0 77 13 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 46 36 9 8 1 0 0 82 9 86
2014 Executive 56 44 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 19 49 19 8 5 0 0 68 13 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 27 46 8 16 4 0 0 73 19 76
2014 Administrative Support 25 67 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 12

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 Executive 62 24 5 0 10 0 0 86 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 28 46 16 6 3 1 0 75 10 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 47 33 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 110
2019 Other occupational category 64 23 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 22
2018 Executive 77 23 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 32 46 10 10 2 0 0 78 12 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 42 36 11 9 2 0 0 78 11 91
2018 Administrative Support 29 36 21 0 14 0 0 64 14 14
2017 Executive 67 20 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 39 38 14 5 4 0 0 77 10 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 45 38 11 3 2 0 0 83 6 86
2014 Executive 50 33 0 17 0 0 0 83 17 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 21 38 19 19 2 0 0 60 21 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 29 39 8 12 8 1 3 71 20 76
2014 Administrative Support 27 55 9 9 0 0 0 82 9 11

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 Executive 43 43 10 5 0 0 0 86 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 32 44 9 10 3 1 1 78 13 175
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 44 40 5 10 2 0 0 84 12 110
2019 Other occupational category 59 27 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 22
2018 Executive 62 23 8 8 0 0 0 85 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 27 44 11 10 6 2 1 72 16 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 39 37 13 10 1 0 0 76 11 92
2018 Administrative Support 43 29 7 14 7 0 0 71 21 14
2017 Executive 68 26 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 36 43 6 12 1 1 1 81 13 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 39 5 8 1 0 0 86 9 86
2014 Executive 61 33 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 29 41 20 8 2 0 0 70 10 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 36 32 13 14 5 0 0 67 19 76
2014 Administrative Support 42 58 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12

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 Executive 67 24 0 5 5 0 0 90 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 20 52 14 8 0 6 0 77 9 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 39 39 13 5 1 4 0 80 7 111
2019 Other occupational category 55 36 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 22
2018 Executive 62 23 8 8 0 0 0 85 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 31 45 12 7 3 3 0 78 9 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 37 35 20 6 2 0 0 72 8 89
2018 Administrative Support 29 29 14 0 21 7 0 62 23 14
2017 Executive 65 28 0 0 7 0 0 93 7 14
2017 Scientific and Professional 28 40 23 6 0 3 0 70 7 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 49 14 8 2 1 0 76 11 86

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 Executive 48 33 5 14 0 0 0 81 14 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 44 36 10 7 3 0 0 80 10 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 55 29 7 6 3 0 0 84 9 111
2019 Other occupational category 68 18 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 22
2018 Executive 46 23 15 8 8 0 0 69 15 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 49 33 8 7 3 1 0 82 10 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 54 34 7 3 2 0 0 88 5 92
2018 Administrative Support 64 14 7 0 14 0 0 79 14 14
2017 Executive 26 53 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 46 30 12 10 3 0 0 75 13 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 51 35 4 8 2 0 0 86 10 86
2014 Executive 33 39 6 22 0 0 0 72 22 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 39 35 15 9 2 0 0 74 11 88
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 50 29 10 4 8 0 0 79 12 76
2014 Administrative Support 50 42 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 12

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 Executive 0 33 33 19 14 0 0 33 33 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 22 40 22 12 4 0 0 62 16 176
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 27 39 20 7 6 1 0 66 14 111
2019 Other occupational category 55 36 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 22
2018 Executive 8 0 54 8 31 0 0 8 38 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 21 41 21 11 5 1 0 63 16 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 40 32 17 8 3 0 0 72 11 92
2018 Administrative Support 64 21 7 0 7 0 0 86 7 14
2017 Executive 0 20 48 26 7 0 0 20 32 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 27 42 23 3 4 1 0 70 7 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 37 39 18 6 0 0 0 76 6 86
2014 Executive 6 44 11 0 33 0 6 53 35 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 25 37 20 14 3 0 0 62 17 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 33 47 17 3 0 0 0 80 3 76
2014 Administrative Support 33 42 25 0 0 0 0 75 0 12

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 Executive 67 24 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 66 24 2 3 2 2 1 93 5 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 67 16 9 3 4 1 0 84 6 110
2019 Other occupational category 77 14 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 22
2017 Executive 68 32 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 62 23 3 3 1 5 2 92 5 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 62 23 5 6 0 3 1 89 6 86
2014 Executive 33 44 11 0 0 0 11 88 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 65 23 4 3 1 3 0 91 5 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 59 17 12 3 5 3 1 80 8 76
2014 Administrative Support 67 17 0 8 0 8 0 91 9 12

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 Executive 43 29 29 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 30 32 38 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 33 30 37 111
2019 Other occupational category 32 9 59 22
2018 Executive 31 23 46 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 27 33 40 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 27 34 39 92
2018 Administrative Support 29 36 36 14
2017 Executive 54 39 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 23 34 43 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 24 38 37 86
2014 Executive 39 28 33 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 28 19 52 88
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 45 21 34 76
2014 Administrative Support 25 50 25 12

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 Scientific and Professional 5 37 29 11 5 13 55
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 5 38 32 5 3 16 37
2018 Scientific and Professional 9 28 41 9 9 3 32
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 4 12 52 12 8 12 25
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 32 42 0 4 9 22
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 28 63 5 0 5 21
2014 Scientific and Professional 0 24 48 17 9999 12 25
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 3 20 56 14 9999 6 34
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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 Executive 86 10 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 57 34 6 3 1 0 0 91 3 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 62 25 6 4 3 0 0 87 6 110
2019 Other occupational category 55 32 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 22
2018 Executive 85 15 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 59 35 1 3 3 0 0 94 5 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 50 39 3 8 0 0 0 89 8 92
2018 Administrative Support 36 21 14 21 7 0 0 57 29 14
2017 Executive 93 7 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 51 39 5 4 0 0 0 91 4 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 49 40 8 2 0 0 0 90 2 86
2014 Executive 72 28 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 48 38 10 1 2 0 0 87 3 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 44 40 4 9 3 0 0 84 12 76
2014 Administrative Support 17 75 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 12

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 Executive 43 38 10 10 0 0 0 81 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 32 49 10 7 1 2 0 82 7 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 42 44 8 3 3 0 0 86 5 111
2019 Other occupational category 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 22
2018 Executive 38 54 0 0 8 0 0 92 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 36 51 5 6 3 0 0 87 8 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 35 39 17 4 3 1 0 75 8 92
2018 Administrative Support 36 36 21 0 7 0 0 71 7 14
2017 Executive 40 40 7 7 7 0 0 80 13 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 39 37 15 8 1 0 0 76 9 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 34 52 2 11 0 0 0 86 11 86
2014 Executive 22 39 17 11 11 0 0 61 22 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 32 34 17 14 2 1 0 66 17 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 24 43 13 10 6 3 0 69 17 76
2014 Administrative Support 25 58 8 8 0 0 0 83 8 12

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 Executive 10 14 52 19 5 0 0 24 24 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 5 22 41 22 7 2 1 30 28 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 15 25 30 16 11 1 2 28 42 111
2019 Other occupational category 0 9 32 41 14 0 5 57 10 22
2018 Scientific and Professional 3 23 51 16 7 1 0 23 26 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 14 23 38 16 7 0 1 23 38 91
2018 Administrative Support 0 29 21 36 14 0 0 50 29 14
2017 Executive 0 13 74 13 0 0 0 13 13 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 2 22 43 25 7 0 1 32 24 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 5 25 35 22 5 1 6 29 33 86
2014 Executive 0 6 33 56 0 6 0 59 6 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 8 17 55 16 2 1 0 19 25 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 6 19 37 25 9 1 3 36 26 75
2014 Administrative Support 8 8 42 33 0 0 8 36 18 12

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 Executive 5 5 38 33 19 0 0 52 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 6 15 36 27 14 2 1 42 21 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 9 21 19 31 17 3 1 50 31 111
2019 Other occupational category 0 0 9 41 41 5 5 90 0 22
2018 Executive 8 0 38 46 8 0 0 54 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 3 13 38 33 13 1 0 46 16 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 5 17 26 34 14 1 2 49 24 92
2018 Administrative Support 0 36 7 36 21 0 0 57 36 14
2017 Executive 7 21 46 13 13 0 0 26 27 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 4 23 28 29 13 1 1 44 28 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 3 11 32 27 18 1 6 49 16 86
2014 Executive 0 0 44 39 11 6 0 53 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 7 12 37 30 12 1 0 43 19 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 5 13 34 30 14 3 0 46 19 76
2014 Administrative Support 0 17 0 50 25 0 8 82 18 12

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 Executive 14 10 43 29 5 0 0 33 24 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 17 28 32 15 6 3 0 21 46 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 18 23 32 12 10 3 2 23 43 111
2019 Other occupational category 0 24 43 10 19 0 5 30 25 21
2018 Scientific and Professional 9 28 35 20 6 1 1 26 38 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 16 18 32 20 12 0 2 33 35 91
2018 Administrative Support 14 29 7 43 7 0 0 50 43 14
2017 Executive 7 27 13 40 13 0 0 53 34 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 10 30 36 17 6 0 1 23 40 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 9 30 30 14 13 1 3 28 41 86
2014 Executive 0 11 44 39 6 0 0 44 11 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 17 27 36 17 3 0 0 20 44 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 12 31 32 18 4 0 4 22 45 75
2014 Administrative Support 25 25 25 17 8 0 0 25 50 12

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 Executive 10 35 25 25 5 0 0 30 45 20
2019 Scientific and Professional 15 26 35 18 5 1 0 23 42 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 14 23 34 20 9 0 0 29 37 111
2019 Other occupational category 0 14 9 55 18 0 5 76 14 22
2018 Scientific and Professional 8 34 37 18 3 1 0 20 43 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 11 20 40 21 8 0 1 29 31 92
2018 Administrative Support 7 14 21 36 21 0 0 57 21 14
2018 Other occupational category 8 17 33 17 25 0 0 42 25 12
2017 Executive 15 32 40 13 0 0 0 13 47 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 6 23 50 15 4 0 1 19 30 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 7 19 39 26 8 0 2 35 26 86
2014 Executive 0 11 61 22 0 6 0 24 12 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 12 31 38 13 7 0 0 20 42 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 15 36 32 8 0 3 41 22 75
2014 Administrative Support 8 25 33 25 8 0 0 33 33 12

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 Executive 5 24 33 19 19 0 0 38 29 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 14 20 25 20 15 4 2 37 36 176
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 14 23 25 18 17 2 1 36 38 111
2019 Other occupational category 0 5 14 18 55 0 9 80 5 22
2018 Scientific and Professional 11 23 35 20 8 2 2 29 34 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 12 25 30 22 10 0 1 32 37 92
2018 Administrative Support 0 14 29 21 36 0 0 57 14 14
2017 Executive 20 27 40 13 0 0 0 13 47 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 12 20 31 21 10 1 5 34 34 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 9 18 33 20 16 1 3 37 29 86
2014 Executive 6 17 50 17 6 6 0 24 24 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 6 28 33 24 4 3 2 29 36 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 9 18 25 28 15 1 4 45 28 75
2014 Administrative Support 8 8 25 42 17 0 0 58 17 12

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 Executive 10 10 24 48 10 0 0 57 19 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 13 12 31 22 17 4 1 42 26 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 14 21 25 22 15 2 2 38 36 111
2019 Other occupational category 5 9 5 18 45 9 9 78 17 22
2018 Executive 8 8 23 46 15 0 0 62 15 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 2 14 36 30 14 2 2 46 17 118
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 9 16 34 26 11 1 3 38 26 90
2018 Administrative Support 14 29 14 29 14 0 0 43 43 14
2017 Executive 28 20 20 26 7 0 0 32 48 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 27 33 22 8 0 2 31 35 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 11 16 31 24 10 1 6 37 30 86
2014 Executive 11 17 39 28 0 6 0 29 29 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 10 26 26 28 9 1 0 37 37 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 4 11 31 28 18 1 7 50 16 75
2014 Administrative Support 8 17 8 50 17 0 0 67 25 12

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 Executive 10 19 52 14 5 0 0 19 29 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 13 22 40 15 7 3 1 23 36 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 11 22 31 21 12 3 2 34 34 111
2019 Other occupational category 5 5 41 23 23 0 5 48 10 22
2018 Scientific and Professional 3 18 45 24 7 3 0 31 22 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 13 18 28 27 12 0 1 40 32 92
2018 Administrative Support 21 14 36 21 7 0 0 29 36 14
2017 Executive 20 8 52 20 0 0 0 20 28 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 8 18 35 19 15 1 4 36 27 94
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 2 21 37 21 14 1 4 37 24 86
2014 Executive 0 17 61 17 0 6 0 18 18 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 10 21 40 20 6 2 0 27 32 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 8 23 40 16 9 0 4 26 32 75
2014 Administrative Support 8 25 8 50 8 0 0 58 33 12

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 Executive 0 14 48 33 5 0 0 38 14 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 5 16 38 28 12 1 1 40 21 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 2 10 29 32 26 1 1 59 12 111
2019 Other occupational category 5 0 36 36 18 0 5 57 5 22

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 Executive 19 52 14 14 0 0 0 71 14 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 16 46 16 13 6 3 0 64 19 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 26 35 18 14 5 1 0 62 19 110
2019 Other occupational category 50 45 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 22

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 Executive 76 10 10 5 0 0 0 86 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 46 37 6 8 3 2 0 84 11 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 64 20 6 7 3 0 0 84 10 110
2019 Other occupational category 82 18 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 22
2018 Scientific and Professional 46 32 10 9 3 0 0 78 12 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 48 30 10 7 5 0 0 78 12 92
2018 Administrative Support 50 14 14 7 14 0 0 64 21 14
2017 Executive 67 20 0 7 7 0 0 87 13 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 54 30 5 8 2 0 0 84 10 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 51 37 6 2 3 0 0 88 6 86
2014 Executive 61 33 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 55 26 9 9 0 1 0 82 9 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 52 30 7 6 5 0 0 82 12 76
2014 Administrative Support 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12

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 Executive 76 14 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 63 31 2 2 1 1 0 94 3 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 62 25 7 5 1 0 0 87 5 110
2019 Other occupational category 95 5 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 21
2018 Scientific and Professional 63 27 6 3 1 0 0 90 4 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 52 29 12 4 2 0 0 82 7 92
2018 Administrative Support 57 14 21 0 7 0 0 71 7 14
2017 Executive 60 33 0 0 7 0 0 93 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 65 28 6 1 0 0 0 93 1 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 60 35 3 0 2 0 0 94 2 86
2014 Executive 44 44 0 6 6 0 0 89 11 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 67 24 2 7 0 0 0 91 7 88
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 45 43 5 4 3 0 0 88 7 75
2014 Administrative Support 50 42 0 0 8 0 0 92 8 12

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 Executive 70 20 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 20
2019 Scientific and Professional 57 30 8 3 1 1 0 88 4 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 61 27 9 3 0 0 0 88 3 110
2019 Other occupational category 82 18 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 22
2018 Scientific and Professional 53 35 6 4 2 1 0 88 6 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 48 38 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 92
2018 Administrative Support 50 29 7 0 14 0 0 79 14 14

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 Executive 67 24 0 5 5 0 0 90 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 37 41 9 7 2 4 0 82 9 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 53 31 7 6 1 2 0 85 7 111
2019 Other occupational category 64 32 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 22
2018 Executive 62 31 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 51 38 5 3 0 3 0 92 3 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 43 41 9 4 1 1 0 86 5 92
2018 Administrative Support 69 8 8 0 15 0 0 77 15 13
2017 Executive 54 33 7 0 7 0 0 87 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 46 38 6 7 1 1 0 85 8 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 43 43 4 2 2 5 0 90 5 86
2014 Executive 50 44 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 46 40 6 5 1 1 0 87 7 88
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 46 39 4 5 3 3 0 88 8 76
2014 Administrative Support 58 33 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 12

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 Executive 67 29 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 41 38 13 3 3 2 0 81 6 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 58 28 10 0 0 4 0 90 0 110
2019 Other occupational category 59 36 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 22
2018 Executive 38 54 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 45 33 11 5 1 4 1 82 6 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 47 40 11 0 0 2 0 89 0 92
2018 Administrative Support 71 7 14 0 7 0 0 79 7 14
2017 Executive 67 13 13 0 0 7 0 86 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 44 34 9 5 0 7 0 84 6 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 38 48 7 2 1 3 0 89 4 86
2014 Executive 56 33 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 38 36 14 3 1 8 0 81 5 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 50 34 7 0 4 5 0 89 4 76
2014 Administrative Support 67 25 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12

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 Executive 89 11 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 19
2019 Scientific and Professional 61 26 7 5 1 0 0 88 5 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 70 22 6 2 0 0 0 92 2 111
2019 Other occupational category 73 27 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 22
2018 Executive 85 8 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 58 36 3 2 1 0 0 94 3 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 53 37 4 5 0 0 0 90 5 92
2018 Administrative Support 77 0 0 8 15 0 0 77 23 13
2017 Executive 80 7 7 7 0 0 0 87 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 57 35 4 2 1 0 0 93 3 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 55 38 5 1 1 0 0 93 2 86
2014 Executive 61 39 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 53 35 8 3 1 0 0 88 4 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 56 37 1 3 4 0 0 92 6 76
2014 Administrative Support 58 33 0 0 8 0 0 92 8 12

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 Executive 52 38 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 25 29 18 7 2 14 4 66 12 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 36 32 14 9 4 5 1 72 13 110
2019 Other occupational category 64 23 5 0 0 5 5 95 0 22
2018 Scientific and Professional 20 36 14 9 3 13 5 68 15 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 35 30 18 9 7 1 0 66 15 92
2018 Administrative Support 36 29 14 0 21 0 0 64 21 14
2017 Executive 54 33 7 7 0 0 0 87 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 28 21 17 11 4 14 5 61 19 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 28 42 8 10 2 5 5 77 14 86
2014 Executive 33 39 17 0 6 6 0 76 6 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 39 22 16 9 1 10 3 70 12 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 25 31 16 11 9 1 6 61 21 76
2014 Administrative Support 27 55 9 0 0 9 0 90 0 11

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 Executive 81 10 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 31 32 16 11 4 6 1 68 15 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 42 24 9 17 4 3 1 69 21 111
2019 Other occupational category 64 18 9 0 5 5 0 86 5 22
2018 Executive 77 15 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 38 34 15 6 3 3 2 75 9 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 30 29 16 14 7 0 3 62 21 92
2018 Administrative Support 50 14 14 14 7 0 0 64 21 14
2017 Executive 67 20 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 45 33 8 8 3 2 0 80 12 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 31 41 13 8 3 4 0 75 12 86
2014 Executive 78 22 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 37 37 8 14 3 0 0 74 18 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 41 36 10 6 5 1 0 78 12 76
2014 Administrative Support 33 50 0 17 0 0 0 83 17 12

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 Executive 52 33 5 10 0 0 0 86 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 33 40 20 4 1 2 0 75 5 174
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 48 24 15 8 3 2 0 73 11 111
2019 Other occupational category 86 14 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 22
2018 Executive 38 54 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 44 36 15 3 0 3 0 82 3 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 37 37 20 7 0 0 0 74 7 92
2018 Administrative Support 38 15 8 8 23 8 0 58 33 13

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 Executive 29 29 14 5 0 19 5 75 6 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 13 27 21 8 9 22 1 51 22 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 30 20 17 10 8 13 2 59 22 108
2019 Other occupational category 59 14 14 0 0 9 5 84 0 22
2018 Executive 8 54 15 8 0 8 8 73 9 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 18 29 21 8 5 16 3 58 16 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 27 16 25 10 8 13 1 51 20 92
2018 Administrative Support 29 14 7 14 21 14 0 50 42 14
2017 Executive 40 8 32 0 7 7 7 55 8 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 26 19 13 12 12 18 1 55 29 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 25 21 14 15 7 14 5 56 27 86
2014 Executive 33 17 17 17 0 6 11 60 20 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 17 19 19 16 12 17 0 43 34 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 19 14 23 17 13 10 4 38 35 76
2014 Administrative Support 17 58 17 0 8 0 0 75 8 12

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 Executive 48 43 0 5 5 0 0 90 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 30 52 3 11 4 0 0 82 15 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 59 28 4 8 2 0 0 86 10 111
2019 Other occupational category 55 36 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 22
2017 Executive 13 67 13 7 0 0 0 80 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 23 61 1 11 4 0 0 83 16 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 44 49 2 4 1 0 0 93 5 86
2014 Executive 33 44 11 11 0 0 0 78 11 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 37 52 2 9 0 0 0 89 9 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 40 43 5 10 1 0 0 83 12 76
2014 Administrative Support 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12

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 Executive 71 14 10 0 5 0 0 86 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 38 38 4 16 3 0 1 76 20 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 58 26 3 8 5 0 0 84 14 111
2019 Other occupational category 67 19 10 5 0 0 0 86 5 21
2017 Executive 60 26 0 13 0 0 0 87 13 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 36 37 6 16 5 0 0 73 21 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 37 5 9 2 0 0 84 12 86
2014 Executive 61 33 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 44 37 8 9 2 0 0 81 11 88
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 50 29 9 8 4 0 0 79 12 76
2014 Administrative Support 58 42 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12

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 Executive 57 38 0 0 5 0 0 95 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 40 40 9 7 2 0 1 81 9 174
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 58 31 4 5 2 1 0 90 6 110
2019 Other occupational category 76 14 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 21
2017 Executive 74 20 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 43 46 7 3 0 0 0 89 3 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 48 43 3 6 1 0 0 91 7 86
2014 Executive 83 17 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 55 32 7 7 0 0 0 87 7 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 48 35 9 5 1 1 0 84 7 75
2014 Administrative Support 58 42 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12

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 Executive 81 5 0 10 5 0 0 86 14 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 72 16 3 6 1 0 1 89 7 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 59 23 6 7 4 0 0 83 11 111
2019 Other occupational category 82 0 9 5 5 0 0 82 9 22
2017 Executive 68 26 0 0 7 0 0 93 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 70 12 5 9 2 1 0 83 11 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 56 28 5 8 4 0 0 84 12 85
2014 Executive 78 11 0 11 0 0 0 89 11 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 64 21 2 6 4 1 1 87 11 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 59 25 9 3 4 0 0 84 7 76
2014 Administrative Support 75 25 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 81 10 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 70 14 8 3 2 1 4 87 5 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 67 22 4 6 1 0 0 89 7 109
2019 Other occupational category 82 5 0 5 5 0 5 90 10 22
2017 Executive 87 13 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 74 11 5 4 4 0 1 86 8 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 72 19 3 4 1 0 0 92 5 86
2014 Executive 67 28 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 74 12 3 6 3 0 1 87 9 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 66 21 1 7 3 0 3 89 10 76
2014 Administrative Support 83 8 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 12

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 90 5 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 82 5 7 2 1 1 2 90 3 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 90 6 0 3 1 0 0 96 4 111
2019 Other occupational category 86 9 0 0 0 0 5 100 0 22
2017 Executive 81 13 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 84 5 6 2 2 0 1 90 4 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 82 11 2 0 1 0 3 96 1 86
2014 Executive 78 17 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 79 9 4 5 1 0 1 90 6 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 82 10 1 1 3 0 3 95 4 76
2014 Administrative Support 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12

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

Survey year Demographic Always/almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 14 38 33 5 10 0 0 52 14 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 29 30 18 8 3 9 3 67 12 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 40 27 19 5 4 5 1 71 9 110
2019 Other occupational category 36 14 14 9 9 14 5 61 22 22

Collective agreements and terms and conditions of employment

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 38 24 0 10 0 0 29 87 13 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 26 57 6 7 3 1 1 84 10 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 37 40 8 9 3 0 3 79 12 110
2019 Other occupational category 27 18 14 9 9 5 18 59 24 22

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 48 5 5 0 0 14 29 92 0 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 49 35 6 3 1 5 1 90 4 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 62 18 10 1 3 3 4 85 4 108
2019 Other occupational category 45 9 14 0 0 14 18 80 0 22

Harassment

Harassment is normally a series of incidents, but it can be one severe incident that has a lasting impact on the individual.
Harassment is any improper conduct by an individual that is directed at and offensive to another individual in the workplace, including at any event or any location related to work, and that the individual knew or ought reasonably to have known would cause offence or harm. It comprises objectionable act(s), comment(s) or display(s) that demean, belittle, or cause personal humiliation or embarrassment, and any act of intimidation or threat. It also includes harassment within the meaning of the Canadian Human Rights Act (i.e., based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics (including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test), disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered).

Question 58. Having carefully read the definition of harassment, have you been the victim of harassment on the job in the past 12 months?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 0 100 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 12 88 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 12 88 110
2019 Other occupational category 0 100 22
2018 Executive 0 100 12
2018 Scientific and Professional 7 93 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 15 85 92

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 24 76 20

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 56 44 20

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 13
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 14

Question 59d. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 0 100 20
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 0 100 20
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 13
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 35 65 20

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 55 45 20
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 57 43 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 50 50 20
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 36 64 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 40 60 20
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 50 50 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 29 71 20

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 49 51 20
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 57 43 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 30 70 20

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 0 100 20
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 0 100 20

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 51 49 20
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 43 57 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 30 70 20
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 36 64 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 24 76 20
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 14

Question 61a. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I discussed the matter with my supervisor or a senior manager.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 44 56 20
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 64 36 14

Question 61b. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I discussed the matter with the person(s) from whom I experienced the harassment.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 29 71 20
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 36 64 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 31 69 20

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 36 64 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 36 64 14

Question 62o. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I intend to file a grievance or a formal complaint but I have not done so yet.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 100 14

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 16 84 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 20 80 111

Question 64. I am satisfied with how matters related to harassment are resolved in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 45 10 25 5 0 10 5 65 6 20
2019 Scientific and Professional 10 12 15 5 5 44 10 46 21 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 26 9 18 13 2 24 8 52 21 111
2019 Other occupational category 32 14 9 0 0 27 18 83 0 22
2018 Executive 46 23 15 0 0 15 0 82 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 11 14 14 8 1 45 8 53 18 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 21 18 18 8 2 30 2 58 15 92
2018 Administrative Support 29 7 14 0 14 29 7 56 22 14
2017 Executive 60 20 0 13 7 0 0 80 20 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 10 10 18 3 3 49 7 46 14 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 20 22 14 6 1 30 7 67 11 86
2014 Executive 17 33 22 6 11 11 0 56 19 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 5 9 16 7 3 48 11 36 25 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 15 14 18 4 5 33 11 51 16 76
2014 Administrative Support 8 42 17 0 0 17 17 75 0 12

Question 65. My department or agency works hard to create a workplace that prevents harassment.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 62 29 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 35 25 16 6 3 14 1 70 11 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 43 17 20 6 4 9 1 67 11 111
2019 Other occupational category 59 14 14 0 0 14 0 84 0 22
2018 Executive 62 31 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 29 37 15 6 0 13 1 76 7 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 33 33 22 4 4 3 0 68 9 91
2018 Administrative Support 50 14 0 0 21 14 0 75 25 14
2017 Executive 60 20 7 13 0 0 0 80 13 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 32 14 7 1 12 1 74 10 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 30 34 15 5 2 12 1 75 8 86
2014 Executive 33 44 6 6 11 0 0 78 17 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 19 22 27 9 3 19 1 51 15 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 28 28 16 5 4 17 3 69 11 76
2014 Administrative Support 42 33 8 0 0 17 0 90 0 12

Discrimination

Discrimination means treating someone differently or unfairly because of a personal characteristic or distinction,which, whether intentional or not, has an effect that imposes disadvantages not imposed on others or that withholds or limits access that is given to others. There are 13 prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act (i.e., based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics (including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test), disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered).

Question 66. Having carefully read the definition of discrimination, have you been the victim of discrimination on the job in the past 12 months?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 5 95 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 7 93 111
2019 Other occupational category 0 100 22
2018 Scientific and Professional 4 96 118
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 5 95 92
2018 Other occupational category 0 100 12

Question 71. Having carefully read the definition of discrimination, have you directly witnessed discrimination on the job in the past 12 months?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 6 94 176
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 8 92 110
2019 Other occupational category 0 100 22

Question 72. I am satisfied with how matters related to discrimination are resolved in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 40 5 0 5 0 40 10 90 10 20
2019 Scientific and Professional 11 11 15 0 2 50 10 56 6 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 27 8 17 4 2 33 9 61 9 111
2019 Other occupational category 41 5 14 0 0 27 14 77 0 22
2018 Executive 46 31 8 0 0 15 0 91 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 13 7 15 3 0 54 8 52 9 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 17 18 24 1 1 34 4 58 4 92
2018 Administrative Support 29 0 14 0 21 29 7 44 33 14
2017 Executive 39 0 13 7 0 20 21 66 11 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 9 8 13 0 0 60 9 57 0 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 18 18 21 0 1 37 5 62 2 86
2014 Executive 22 22 44 0 0 11 0 50 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 8 3 15 1 2 59 11 38 11 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 14 12 12 1 1 42 17 65 6 76
2014 Administrative Support 17 17 25 0 0 8 33 57 0 12

Question 73. My department or agency works hard to create a workplace that prevents discrimination.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 62 24 5 0 0 10 0 95 0 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 41 24 16 2 2 15 1 77 5 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 46 17 18 3 2 13 1 74 5 110
2019 Other occupational category 55 18 9 0 0 18 0 89 0 22
2018 Executive 54 38 0 0 0 8 0 100 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 31 36 14 3 0 14 1 80 4 118
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 34 36 18 2 2 7 1 75 5 92
2018 Administrative Support 57 14 7 0 14 7 0 77 15 14
2017 Executive 54 26 13 0 0 7 0 86 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 30 13 2 2 19 2 78 5 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 34 37 16 0 1 12 0 80 1 86
2014 Executive 39 33 28 0 0 0 0 72 0 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 26 25 17 3 2 27 0 69 7 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 32 22 14 3 1 24 4 75 5 76
2014 Administrative Support 42 8 33 0 0 8 8 60 0 12

Duty to accommodate

The duty to accommodate refers to the employer’s obligation to eliminate disadvantages to employees, prospective employees or clients that result from a rule, practice or physical barrier that has or that may have an adverse impact on individuals or groups protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act or identified as a designated group under the Employment Equity Act. It applies to all grounds of discrimination covered by the Canadian Human Rights Act (i.e., race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics (including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test), disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered. Employers must provide accommodation up to the point of undue hardship, taking into account essential job requirements.

Question 79. Having carefully read the definition of duty to accommodate, have you requested measures to accommodate your needs in the workplace in the last two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 10 90 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 16 84 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 23 77 111
2019 Other occupational category 9 91 22
2017 Scientific and Professional 17 83 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 15 85 86
2014 Executive 0 100 18
2014 Scientific and Professional 20 80 89
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 16 84 76

Question 80. Were any measures taken to accommodate your needs?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 83 17 29
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 84 16 25
2017 Scientific and Professional 81 19 16
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 85 15 13
2014 Scientific and Professional 94 6 18
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 83 17 12

Question 81. I am satisfied with the measures that were taken to accommodate my needs.

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 Scientific and Professional 51 37 4 4 4 0 0 88 8 24
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 57 24 5 10 5 0 0 81 14 21
2017 Scientific and Professional 69 23 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 53 47 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2014 Scientific and Professional 59 41 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 17
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 71 19 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
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Workplace well-being

A psychologically healthy workplace

Question 30. My immediate supervisor seems to care about me as a person.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 67 24 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 69 20 6 2 2 2 0 90 3 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 77 14 6 0 2 1 0 92 2 111
2019 Other occupational category 91 5 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 22
2018 Executive 69 15 8 0 8 0 0 85 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 75 18 4 2 1 1 0 93 3 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 66 14 13 4 2 0 0 80 7 92
2018 Administrative Support 64 14 0 0 21 0 0 79 21 14
2017 Executive 74 6 13 0 7 0 0 80 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 68 23 6 1 1 1 0 91 2 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 64 29 0 2 2 2 0 95 5 86

Question 33. I am equipped to support employees in my work unit who are experiencing mental health issues. (for supervisors)

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 9 38 19 17 10 7 0 51 29 42
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 35 38 8 12 8 0 0 73 19 26

Question 77. My department or agency does a good job of raising awareness of mental health in the workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 43 38 10 5 5 0 0 81 10 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 27 45 14 7 2 6 0 76 10 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 48 34 6 5 5 3 0 84 9 110
2019 Other occupational category 59 36 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 22
2018 Executive 54 38 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 38 41 14 4 2 1 0 80 6 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 34 46 11 3 4 1 0 81 8 91
2018 Administrative Support 36 43 7 0 14 0 0 79 14 14
2017 Executive 52 41 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 28 44 15 10 2 0 0 72 12 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 30 51 9 2 6 2 0 83 8 86

Question 78. I would describe my workplace as being psychologically healthy.

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 43 29 14 10 5 0 0 71 14 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 16 42 20 15 5 3 0 60 20 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 29 42 14 8 5 3 0 73 13 111
2019 Other occupational category 68 18 5 9 0 0 0 86 9 22
2018 Executive 69 8 15 8 0 0 0 77 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 25 49 11 10 3 3 0 76 13 120
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 31 36 18 9 5 1 0 68 14 91
2018 Administrative Support 43 29 0 7 14 7 0 77 23 14
2017 Executive 40 39 8 7 7 0 0 79 13 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 25 37 18 13 5 1 0 63 18 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 22 47 15 10 3 1 0 71 14 86

Work-related stress

Question 74a. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Pay or other compensation-related issues

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 10 52 24 14 0 0 0 62 14 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 17 38 18 11 15 1 1 56 26 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 37 23 19 8 12 0 1 61 20 111
2019 Other occupational category 32 41 14 14 0 0 0 73 14 22
2018 Executive 8 38 23 31 0 0 0 46 31 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 17 29 25 13 15 0 2 46 28 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 11 33 27 13 16 0 0 43 29 92
2018 Administrative Support 21 14 21 36 7 0 0 36 43 14
2017 Executive 20 26 7 20 28 0 0 46 48 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 13 21 24 18 24 0 1 34 42 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 9 23 23 23 20 0 2 33 44 86

Question 74b. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Heavy workload

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 5 5 48 33 10 0 0 10 43 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 13 21 29 22 15 0 1 34 37 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 11 28 31 18 13 0 0 39 31 111
2019 Other occupational category 32 32 32 0 5 0 0 64 5 22
2018 Executive 8 0 31 46 15 0 0 8 62 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 5 20 29 29 15 0 2 26 45 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 7 38 26 18 11 0 0 45 29 92
2018 Administrative Support 29 29 29 7 7 0 0 57 14 14
2017 Executive 0 20 26 40 13 0 0 20 54 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 23 32 23 14 1 0 30 37 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 13 29 29 20 9 0 0 42 29 86

Question 74c. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Unreasonable deadlines

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 10 14 48 19 10 0 0 24 29 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 8 29 34 14 15 0 0 36 30 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 14 32 27 18 9 0 0 46 27 111
2019 Other occupational category 64 18 14 5 0 0 0 82 5 22
2018 Executive 15 15 23 46 0 0 0 31 46 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 6 26 34 21 10 0 3 33 32 118
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 14 28 26 24 8 0 0 42 32 92
2018 Administrative Support 36 29 7 21 7 0 0 64 29 14
2017 Executive 0 26 20 32 21 0 0 26 54 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 7 29 32 24 6 1 0 37 31 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 14 32 30 18 5 0 1 47 23 86

Question 74d. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Not enough employees to do the work

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 5 19 43 29 5 0 0 24 33 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 16 27 26 17 14 0 0 42 32 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 16 25 25 22 12 0 1 41 34 110
2019 Other occupational category 45 36 9 9 0 0 0 82 9 22
2018 Executive 8 8 54 23 8 0 0 15 31 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 8 27 30 14 18 1 1 36 33 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 16 26 23 23 11 0 1 43 34 92
2018 Administrative Support 36 14 29 14 7 0 0 50 21 14
2017 Executive 0 13 20 40 27 0 0 13 67 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 12 25 28 17 16 2 0 38 33 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 19 28 26 16 11 0 0 47 27 85

Question 74e. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Overtime or long work hours

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 5 29 43 19 5 0 0 33 24 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 28 36 17 9 9 0 1 65 18 176
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 46 26 16 6 5 0 1 73 11 111
2019 Other occupational category 77 14 0 5 5 0 0 91 9 22
2018 Executive 8 8 54 23 8 0 0 15 31 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 23 33 24 13 5 0 3 57 19 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 48 34 4 8 5 0 1 82 13 92
2018 Administrative Support 50 36 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 14
2017 Executive 7 20 34 33 7 0 0 26 40 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 22 46 20 7 4 1 0 68 12 96
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 39 33 11 9 2 0 6 76 12 86

Question 74f. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Balancing work and personal life

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 5 10 57 24 5 0 0 14 29 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 19 30 23 18 10 0 1 49 28 176
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 28 36 18 9 9 0 0 64 18 111
2019 Other occupational category 55 27 9 5 5 0 0 82 9 22
2018 Executive 8 15 54 23 0 0 0 23 23 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 14 34 28 15 8 1 0 49 23 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 37 30 16 8 9 0 0 67 16 91
2018 Administrative Support 57 0 21 7 14 0 0 57 21 14
2017 Executive 13 7 54 20 7 0 0 20 26 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 18 40 19 9 14 0 0 58 23 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 34 30 21 12 3 0 0 64 15 86

Question 74g. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Lack of control or input in decision-making

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 52 19 14 14 0 0 0 71 14 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 22 36 24 10 5 2 1 60 16 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 43 27 16 9 5 1 0 70 14 109
2019 Other occupational category 41 32 27 0 0 0 0 73 0 22
2018 Executive 38 31 23 8 0 0 0 69 8 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 22 37 32 5 2 1 2 60 7 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 31 33 19 11 4 0 1 65 16 90
2018 Administrative Support 50 14 21 7 7 0 0 64 14 14
2017 Executive 34 46 19 0 0 0 0 81 0 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 26 35 21 11 6 0 0 61 18 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 35 30 25 6 4 0 0 65 10 86

Question 74h. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Competing or constantly changing priorities

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 Executive 24 43 14 14 5 0 0 67 19 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 16 40 28 9 6 1 1 57 15 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 25 25 25 16 8 0 0 51 24 106
2019 Other occupational category 41 55 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 22
2018 Executive 15 38 46 0 0 0 0 54 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 15 50 25 8 1 1 1 66 9 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 15 41 24 12 8 0 0 56 20 91
2018 Administrative Support 31 23 31 8 8 0 0 54 15 13
2017 Executive 20 48 26 6 0 0 0 68 6 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 16 44 22 15 3 0 0 60 18 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 23 25 31 15 6 1 0 48 21 86

Question 74i. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Lack of clear expectations

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Executive 33 38 5 19 5 0 0 71 24 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 17 42 23 13 5 1 0 59 18 176
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 34 31 18 12 5 0 0 65 17 109
2019 Other occupational category 41 32 23 5 0 0 0 73 5 22
2018 Executive 54 31 15 0 0 0 0 85 0 13
2018 Scientific and Professional 15 46 30 4 3 1 1 62 7 119
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 23 29 24 13 11 0 0 52 24 91
2018 Administrative Support 21 29 29 14 7 0 0 50 21 14
2017 Executive 34 53 6 0 7 0 0 87 7 15
2017 Scientific and Professional 20 38 26 9 6 0 0 58 16 95
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 30 23 8 6 0 1 63 14 86

Question 74j. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Lack of recognition

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 Executive 57 29 10 0 5 0 0 86 5 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 44 30 12 7 5 2 0 75 12 177
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 57 21 14 7 1 0 0 78 8 109
2019 Other occupational category 68 14 14 0 5 0 0 82 5 22

Question 74k. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Information overload

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
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 Executive 24 33 29 14 0 0 0 57 14 21
2019 Scientific and Professional 26 32 24 10 6 1 0 59 17 178
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 32 34 20 10 3 0 0