2019 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency by Question 95. With which of the following communities do you most closely identify in relation to your current job?

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 Federal regulators 39 42 8 10 0 0 0 81 10 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 57 38 0 0 5 0 0 95 5 21
2019 Science and technology 30 60 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 20
2019 Administration and operations 46 38 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 39
2019 Human resources 47 48 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Financial management 60 32 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 12
2019 Information technology 57 36 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2019 Policy 36 32 9 13 9 0 0 68 22 53
2019 Project management 33 52 8 7 0 0 0 85 7 60
2019 Other services to the public 55 19 9 9 9 0 0 73 18 11
2019 None of the above 67 20 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 15
2018 Federal regulators 42 42 2 12 2 0 0 83 14 40
2018 Communications or public affairs 31 62 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2018 Science and technology 26 63 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 19
2018 Administration and operations 36 39 9 3 12 0 0 76 15 33
2018 Human resources 25 47 23 5 0 0 0 72 5 21
2018 Policy 34 54 4 4 4 0 0 88 8 25
2018 Project management 29 49 10 10 2 0 0 79 12 41
2018 None of the above 28 46 7 7 13 0 0 74 20 15
2017 Federal regulators 43 53 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 50 38 12 0 0 0 0 88 0 16
2017 Science and technology 38 49 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 16
2017 Administration and operations 23 44 26 7 0 0 0 67 7 27
2017 Human resources 55 33 12 0 0 0 0 88 0 15
2017 Financial management 46 26 10 18 0 0 0 72 18 11
2017 Policy 33 51 3 8 4 0 0 84 13 24
2017 Project management 48 38 12 2 0 0 0 86 2 42
2017 None of the above 56 31 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 16
2014 Federal regulators 33 44 9 12 2 0 0 77 14 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 23 46 15 0 8 8 0 75 8 13
2014 Science and technology 41 33 15 8 3 0 0 74 11 27
2014 Administration and operations 27 45 21 6 0 0 0 72 6 33
2014 Human resources 27 64 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 11
2014 None of the above 24 44 19 9 3 0 0 69 12 32

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 Federal regulators 48 29 15 6 2 0 0 77 8 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 47 29 15 5 5 0 0 76 9 21
2019 Science and technology 35 50 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 20
2019 Administration and operations 51 33 5 8 3 0 0 84 11 39
2019 Human resources 58 32 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 19
2019 Financial management 60 16 8 0 17 0 0 75 17 12
2019 Information technology 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 44 30 7 7 11 0 0 74 19 53
2019 Project management 31 52 5 9 3 0 0 83 12 58
2019 Other services to the public 18 55 9 18 0 0 0 73 18 11
2019 None of the above 53 19 7 20 0 0 0 73 20 15
2018 Federal regulators 50 33 7 8 2 0 0 83 10 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 31 54 15 0 0 0 0 85 0 13
2018 Science and technology 37 37 26 0 0 0 0 74 0 19
2018 Administration and operations 44 26 12 9 9 0 0 71 18 34
2018 Human resources 30 51 14 5 0 0 0 81 5 21
2018 Policy 30 39 8 16 8 0 0 69 23 25
2018 Project management 38 45 7 8 2 0 0 83 10 42
2018 None of the above 28 59 0 0 13 0 0 87 13 15
2017 Federal regulators 47 36 4 4 4 4 0 87 9 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 50 31 18 0 0 0 0 82 0 16
2017 Science and technology 13 58 18 6 5 0 0 71 11 16
2017 Administration and operations 30 53 8 9 0 0 0 83 9 24
2017 Human resources 47 20 27 0 5 0 0 68 5 15
2017 Financial management 36 35 19 10 0 0 0 71 10 11
2017 Policy 42 30 16 9 4 0 0 71 13 24
2017 Project management 45 46 2 2 5 0 0 90 7 42
2017 None of the above 36 51 0 6 6 0 0 88 12 16

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 Federal regulators 44 42 8 4 0 2 0 87 4 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 70 20 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 20
2019 Science and technology 37 42 15 6 0 0 0 79 6 19
2019 Administration and operations 69 15 10 5 0 0 0 84 5 39
2019 Human resources 63 32 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Financial management 67 25 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12
2019 Information technology 79 14 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2019 Policy 43 27 15 9 6 0 0 70 15 52
2019 Project management 40 45 8 7 0 0 0 85 7 60
2019 Other services to the public 46 27 18 0 9 0 0 73 9 11
2019 None of the above 53 40 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 15
2018 Federal regulators 47 40 11 0 2 0 0 86 2 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 31 62 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2018 Science and technology 53 26 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 19
2018 Administration and operations 50 35 6 6 3 0 0 85 9 34
2018 Human resources 30 66 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2018 Policy 47 45 4 0 4 0 0 92 4 24
2018 Project management 36 38 19 5 2 0 0 74 7 42
2018 None of the above 37 42 0 0 21 0 0 79 21 14
2017 Federal regulators 56 36 0 4 0 0 4 96 4 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 81 12 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 16
2017 Science and technology 57 31 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 16
2017 Administration and operations 38 43 15 4 0 0 0 81 4 27
2017 Human resources 61 39 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 15
2017 Financial management 54 18 28 0 0 0 0 72 0 11
2017 Policy 46 37 8 4 4 0 0 83 9 24
2017 Project management 59 34 2 5 0 0 0 93 5 41
2017 None of the above 55 31 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 16
2014 Federal regulators 56 35 4 5 0 0 0 91 5 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 54 8 31 8 0 0 0 62 8 13
2014 Science and technology 59 37 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 27
2014 Administration and operations 51 33 12 0 3 0 0 85 3 33
2014 Human resources 82 18 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2014 None of the above 43 31 19 6 0 0 0 74 6 32

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 Federal regulators 44 48 6 2 0 0 0 92 2 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 57 38 0 0 5 0 0 95 5 21
2019 Science and technology 40 45 5 10 0 0 0 85 10 20
2019 Administration and operations 59 28 10 0 3 0 0 87 3 39
2019 Human resources 57 38 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Financial management 60 24 9 8 0 0 0 83 8 12
2019 Information technology 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 40 34 7 11 8 0 0 74 19 53
2019 Project management 38 52 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 60
2019 Other services to the public 56 17 9 9 9 0 0 73 18 11
2019 None of the above 40 53 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 15
2018 Federal regulators 49 37 5 7 2 0 0 86 9 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 38 62 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2018 Science and technology 42 47 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 19
2018 Administration and operations 42 36 9 9 3 0 0 79 12 33
2018 Human resources 25 56 5 9 0 5 0 85 10 21
2018 Policy 34 54 0 8 4 0 0 88 12 25
2018 Project management 43 36 16 2 2 0 0 79 5 42
2018 None of the above 35 46 0 7 13 0 0 80 20 15
2017 Federal regulators 44 56 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 69 31 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2017 Science and technology 45 49 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 16
2017 Administration and operations 34 33 26 7 0 0 0 67 7 27
2017 Human resources 55 40 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 15
2017 Financial management 37 44 19 0 0 0 0 81 0 11
2017 Policy 32 47 12 4 4 0 0 79 9 24
2017 Project management 46 44 2 2 5 0 0 90 7 41
2017 None of the above 55 39 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 16
2014 Federal regulators 33 44 14 7 2 0 0 77 9 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 46 15 15 23 0 0 0 62 23 13
2014 Science and technology 42 33 18 7 0 0 0 74 7 27
2014 Administration and operations 37 41 13 9 0 0 0 78 9 33
2014 Human resources 55 36 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2014 None of the above 37 38 22 3 0 0 0 75 3 32

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 Federal regulators 52 27 8 6 4 2 0 81 11 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 53 33 5 9 0 0 0 86 9 21
2019 Science and technology 40 45 5 10 0 0 0 85 10 20
2019 Administration and operations 52 28 13 7 0 0 0 80 7 39
2019 Human resources 58 37 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Financial management 60 24 0 9 8 0 0 83 17 12
2019 Information technology 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 59 28 4 2 6 2 0 89 8 53
2019 Project management 42 42 8 7 0 2 0 85 7 60
2019 Other services to the public 38 26 36 0 0 0 0 64 0 11
2019 None of the above 42 36 22 0 0 0 0 78 0 14
2018 Federal regulators 61 30 7 2 0 0 0 91 2 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 54 38 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2018 Science and technology 58 37 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2018 Administration and operations 47 38 0 6 9 0 0 85 15 34
2018 Human resources 30 37 19 5 9 0 0 67 14 21
2018 Policy 49 27 12 4 8 0 0 77 12 25
2018 Project management 47 32 10 12 0 0 0 79 12 41
2018 None of the above 54 26 13 7 0 0 0 80 7 15
2017 Federal regulators 55 36 4 0 4 0 0 92 4 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 82 18 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2017 Science and technology 50 32 18 0 0 0 0 82 0 16
2017 Administration and operations 53 36 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 27
2017 Human resources 67 20 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 15
2017 Financial management 64 27 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2017 Policy 41 42 8 4 4 0 0 83 9 24
2017 Project management 47 41 2 5 5 0 0 88 10 42
2017 None of the above 49 38 12 0 0 0 0 88 0 16
2014 Federal regulators 30 40 18 7 5 0 0 70 12 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 46 38 8 8 0 0 0 85 8 13
2014 Science and technology 45 26 14 14 0 0 0 71 14 27
2014 Administration and operations 42 39 9 3 0 6 0 87 3 33
2014 Human resources 63 28 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 11
2014 None of the above 31 28 29 9 0 3 0 61 9 32

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 Federal regulators 42 41 13 0 4 0 0 83 4 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 57 33 0 5 5 0 0 91 9 21
2019 Science and technology 50 35 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 20
2019 Administration and operations 59 20 13 8 0 0 0 80 8 39
2019 Human resources 63 27 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 19
2019 Financial management 60 24 0 17 0 0 0 83 17 12
2019 Information technology 93 0 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2019 Policy 54 33 6 4 4 0 0 87 7 53
2019 Project management 37 46 10 5 0 2 0 85 5 60
2019 Other services to the public 38 26 27 9 0 0 0 64 9 11
2019 None of the above 46 33 20 0 0 0 0 80 0 15
2018 Federal regulators 48 39 8 2 2 0 0 87 5 41
2018 Communications or public affairs 46 46 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2018 Science and technology 58 32 5 5 0 0 0 89 5 19
2018 Administration and operations 50 35 3 6 6 0 0 85 12 34
2018 Human resources 30 42 19 9 0 0 0 72 9 21
2018 Policy 42 39 8 4 8 0 0 81 12 25
2018 Project management 37 38 15 7 0 2 0 77 7 41
2018 None of the above 54 26 13 7 0 0 0 80 7 15
2017 Federal regulators 47 44 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 63 37 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2017 Science and technology 56 32 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 16
2017 Administration and operations 49 40 7 4 0 0 0 89 4 27
2017 Human resources 67 13 20 0 0 0 0 80 0 15
2017 Financial management 54 36 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2017 Policy 45 37 8 4 4 0 0 83 9 24
2017 Project management 40 46 5 5 5 0 0 86 10 42
2017 None of the above 49 38 12 0 0 0 0 88 0 16
2014 Federal regulators 32 41 16 5 6 0 0 73 11 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 31 46 23 0 0 0 0 77 0 13
2014 Science and technology 42 37 11 10 0 0 0 79 10 27
2014 Administration and operations 51 33 13 0 3 0 0 84 3 33
2014 Human resources 63 18 19 0 0 0 0 81 0 11
2014 None of the above 27 41 22 9 0 0 0 69 9 32

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 Federal regulators 40 20 15 16 4 4 0 63 22 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 57 14 15 5 9 0 0 71 15 21
2019 Science and technology 43 15 22 15 0 5 0 61 16 19
2019 Administration and operations 56 13 16 13 0 3 0 71 13 39
2019 Human resources 57 16 27 0 0 0 0 73 0 19
2019 Financial management 42 33 17 0 8 0 0 75 8 12
2019 Information technology 57 14 21 7 0 0 0 71 7 14
2019 Policy 50 24 15 7 4 0 0 74 11 53
2019 Project management 36 25 17 7 3 10 2 70 11 60
2019 Other services to the public 19 17 36 9 0 18 0 45 11 11
2019 None of the above 26 40 7 13 0 14 0 76 15 15
2018 Federal regulators 48 19 18 10 0 5 0 70 10 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 54 23 8 8 8 0 0 77 15 13
2018 Science and technology 53 21 5 11 5 5 0 78 17 19
2018 Administration and operations 59 15 6 9 9 3 0 76 18 34
2018 Human resources 25 37 14 9 14 0 0 63 23 21
2018 Policy 55 15 11 11 7 0 0 70 19 26
2018 Project management 44 26 7 10 7 5 0 74 18 41
2018 None of the above 54 26 13 0 7 0 0 80 7 15
2017 Federal regulators 44 24 12 12 0 4 4 74 13 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 56 31 6 0 0 6 0 93 0 16
2017 Science and technology 37 26 25 13 0 0 0 63 13 16
2017 Administration and operations 49 25 12 14 0 0 0 74 14 27
2017 Human resources 54 21 20 5 0 0 0 75 5 15
2017 Financial management 18 35 37 9 0 0 0 53 9 11
2017 Policy 41 25 13 9 4 8 0 72 14 24
2017 Project management 33 24 22 7 7 7 0 61 16 42
2017 None of the above 38 30 18 6 0 7 0 73 7 16
2014 Federal regulators 23 28 23 14 11 2 0 51 25 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 54 8 8 15 0 15 0 73 18 13
2014 Science and technology 42 26 11 18 0 4 0 70 19 27
2014 Administration and operations 49 17 18 9 6 0 0 66 16 33
2014 Human resources 46 28 27 0 0 0 0 73 0 11
2014 None of the above 21 19 15 32 3 6 3 45 38 32
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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 Federal regulators 53 28 8 2 2 2 4 87 5 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 62 19 14 5 0 0 0 81 5 21
2019 Science and technology 45 30 10 0 5 5 5 84 5 20
2019 Administration and operations 54 23 5 10 3 0 5 81 13 39
2019 Human resources 79 11 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 19
2019 Financial management 50 24 9 9 0 9 0 80 10 12
2019 Information technology 86 14 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 66 23 2 2 6 2 0 91 8 53
2019 Project management 53 27 9 7 0 2 3 84 7 60
2019 Other services to the public 37 18 37 0 0 0 9 60 0 11
2019 None of the above 67 13 7 7 0 0 7 86 7 15

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 Federal regulators 60 23 6 4 2 4 0 87 6 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 67 14 9 9 0 0 0 81 9 21
2019 Science and technology 55 25 5 10 5 0 0 80 15 20
2019 Administration and operations 61 24 10 0 5 0 0 85 5 39
2019 Human resources 79 16 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Financial management 66 17 9 8 0 0 0 83 8 12
2019 Information technology 50 43 0 0 0 0 7 100 0 14
2019 Policy 57 24 9 6 2 0 2 83 8 53
2019 Project management 50 25 15 7 2 2 0 76 9 60
2019 Other services to the public 37 37 0 26 0 0 0 74 26 11
2019 None of the above 60 26 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 15
2018 Federal regulators 59 26 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 41
2018 Communications or public affairs 46 31 8 15 0 0 0 77 15 13
2018 Science and technology 21 63 5 11 0 0 0 84 11 19
2018 Administration and operations 59 18 3 12 6 0 3 79 18 34
2018 Human resources 44 33 14 5 5 0 0 77 9 21
2018 Policy 48 30 7 7 7 0 0 78 15 26
2018 Project management 51 35 2 7 0 5 0 90 7 42
2018 None of the above 74 20 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 15
2017 Federal regulators 39 45 4 4 0 8 0 91 5 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 68 13 6 13 0 0 0 81 13 16
2017 Science and technology 26 50 18 6 0 0 0 76 6 16
2017 Administration and operations 53 26 15 3 0 3 0 81 4 27
2017 Human resources 54 41 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 15
2017 Financial management 65 35 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2017 Policy 59 28 4 8 0 0 0 87 8 24
2017 Project management 59 34 5 0 0 2 0 95 0 42
2017 None of the above 56 38 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 16
2014 Federal regulators 62 23 6 5 3 0 0 86 9 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 31 31 8 23 8 0 0 62 31 13
2014 Science and technology 52 26 18 0 3 0 0 78 3 27
2014 Administration and operations 49 33 13 6 0 0 0 81 6 33
2014 Human resources 64 27 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2014 None of the above 41 28 19 3 6 3 0 71 9 32

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 Federal regulators 52 36 2 4 4 2 0 89 8 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 62 29 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 21
2019 Science and technology 55 20 15 5 5 0 0 75 10 20
2019 Administration and operations 53 29 10 8 0 0 0 82 8 39
2019 Human resources 74 21 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Financial management 66 17 9 8 0 0 0 83 8 12
2019 Information technology 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 55 18 10 14 4 0 0 73 18 51
2019 Project management 44 30 14 10 2 0 0 74 12 59
2019 Other services to the public 37 18 27 18 0 0 0 55 18 11
2019 None of the above 53 20 7 7 7 0 7 79 14 15
2018 Federal regulators 56 30 5 5 3 2 0 87 8 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 38 31 15 15 0 0 0 69 15 13
2018 Science and technology 28 44 11 6 11 0 0 72 17 18
2018 Administration and operations 56 18 6 15 3 3 0 76 18 34
2018 Human resources 28 39 23 9 0 0 0 67 9 21
2018 Policy 36 34 7 19 4 0 0 70 22 26
2018 Project management 43 45 9 2 0 0 0 88 2 42
2018 None of the above 48 33 7 7 7 0 0 80 13 15
2017 Federal regulators 56 32 0 0 4 8 0 95 5 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 50 31 13 0 0 6 0 87 0 16
2017 Science and technology 32 43 13 6 6 0 0 74 13 16
2017 Administration and operations 45 33 11 11 0 0 0 78 11 27
2017 Human resources 62 26 7 0 5 0 0 88 5 15
2017 Financial management 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2017 Policy 41 39 7 9 4 0 0 80 13 24
2017 Project management 54 26 7 5 2 5 0 85 7 42
2017 None of the above 36 52 6 0 6 0 0 88 6 16
2014 Federal regulators 49 29 12 7 3 0 0 77 10 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 38 15 31 15 0 0 0 54 15 13
2014 Science and technology 56 30 7 3 3 0 0 86 7 27
2014 Administration and operations 46 24 15 15 0 0 0 70 15 33
2014 Human resources 54 46 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2014 None of the above 41 38 13 3 6 0 0 78 9 32

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 Federal regulators 60 25 8 2 2 2 0 88 4 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 57 24 5 9 5 0 0 81 14 21
2019 Science and technology 50 35 10 0 5 0 0 85 5 20
2019 Administration and operations 64 23 0 5 8 0 0 87 13 39
2019 Human resources 83 11 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 18
2019 Financial management 66 17 9 8 0 0 0 83 8 12
2019 Information technology 86 14 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 44 32 15 7 2 0 0 76 9 53
2019 Project management 58 28 7 7 0 0 0 86 7 60
2019 Other services to the public 47 26 18 9 0 0 0 73 9 11
2019 None of the above 60 26 7 7 0 0 0 87 7 15
2018 Federal regulators 57 34 5 0 5 0 0 91 5 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 54 23 8 15 0 0 0 77 15 13
2018 Science and technology 42 32 5 21 0 0 0 74 21 19
2018 Administration and operations 53 12 18 9 9 0 0 65 18 34
2018 Human resources 39 47 9 0 5 0 0 86 5 21
2018 Policy 51 22 7 7 11 0 0 74 19 26
2018 Project management 55 33 2 5 2 2 0 90 7 42
2018 None of the above 54 26 7 7 7 0 0 80 13 15
2017 Federal regulators 47 24 20 4 0 4 0 75 4 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 75 13 6 6 0 0 0 87 6 16
2017 Science and technology 37 31 26 0 6 0 0 68 6 16
2017 Administration and operations 56 32 4 4 3 0 0 89 7 27
2017 Human resources 75 20 0 0 5 0 0 95 5 15
2017 Financial management 82 18 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2017 Policy 58 22 4 12 4 0 0 80 16 24
2017 Project management 52 31 7 5 5 0 0 83 10 42
2017 None of the above 49 39 6 6 0 0 0 88 6 16
2014 Federal regulators 56 23 14 3 4 0 0 79 7 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 38 15 15 15 15 0 0 54 31 13
2014 Science and technology 45 22 18 11 3 0 0 68 14 27
2014 Administration and operations 55 33 3 6 3 0 0 88 9 33
2014 Human resources 82 9 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2014 None of the above 41 31 13 3 9 3 0 74 12 32

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 Federal regulators 41 44 4 0 2 8 0 93 2 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 43 33 14 5 0 5 0 80 5 21
2019 Science and technology 45 40 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 20
2019 Administration and operations 44 31 15 3 3 3 3 79 6 39
2019 Human resources 32 42 21 5 0 0 0 74 5 19
2019 Financial management 60 16 17 8 0 0 0 75 8 12
2019 Information technology 64 7 21 0 0 7 0 77 0 14
2019 Policy 44 34 7 4 2 10 0 86 6 53
2019 Project management 50 30 12 3 2 3 0 82 5 58
2019 Other services to the public 38 18 17 0 0 26 0 76 0 11
2019 None of the above 27 33 27 7 7 0 0 59 14 15
2018 Federal regulators 65 23 10 2 0 0 0 88 2 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 54 31 15 0 0 0 0 85 0 13
2018 Science and technology 53 37 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 19
2018 Administration and operations 50 29 9 0 9 3 0 82 9 34
2018 Human resources 25 47 5 14 5 5 0 75 20 21
2018 Policy 45 32 8 12 4 0 0 76 16 25
2018 Project management 43 33 8 7 2 7 0 82 10 42
2018 None of the above 61 26 7 0 7 0 0 87 7 15
2017 Federal regulators 64 24 0 8 0 4 0 91 9 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 44 56 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2017 Science and technology 38 32 17 6 0 6 0 75 7 16
2017 Administration and operations 34 44 11 8 0 4 0 81 8 27
2017 Human resources 13 73 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 15
2017 Financial management 72 18 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 11
2017 Policy 44 38 0 4 0 9 4 95 5 24
2017 Project management 49 31 2 10 0 7 0 87 10 42
2017 None of the above 57 31 6 6 0 0 0 88 6 16
2014 Federal regulators 36 37 12 7 2 5 0 78 9 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 23 54 8 8 0 8 0 83 8 13
2014 Science and technology 45 33 11 3 3 4 0 81 7 27
2014 Administration and operations 33 42 9 9 0 6 0 80 10 33
2014 Human resources 18 54 10 18 0 0 0 72 18 11
2014 None of the above 31 24 26 12 3 3 0 58 16 32

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 Federal regulators 37 46 10 2 2 2 0 85 4 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 48 29 14 5 5 0 0 77 9 21
2019 Science and technology 31 40 25 5 0 0 0 70 5 20
2019 Administration and operations 46 31 7 5 5 3 3 81 11 39
2019 Human resources 31 32 22 10 5 0 0 63 15 19
2019 Financial management 51 33 0 9 8 0 0 83 17 12
2019 Information technology 57 29 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 14
2019 Policy 41 38 13 4 0 4 0 82 4 52
2019 Project management 35 44 15 3 0 2 0 81 3 59
2019 Other services to the public 29 36 0 18 0 17 0 78 22 11
2019 None of the above 33 33 13 13 7 0 0 66 21 15
2018 Federal regulators 37 49 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 38 38 8 15 0 0 0 77 15 13
2018 Science and technology 47 42 5 5 0 0 0 89 5 19
2018 Administration and operations 50 26 9 6 9 0 0 76 15 34
2018 Human resources 26 34 15 15 5 5 0 64 21 20
2018 Policy 29 43 12 12 4 0 0 72 16 25
2018 Project management 38 43 5 12 2 0 0 81 14 42
2018 None of the above 48 39 7 7 0 0 0 87 7 15
2017 Federal regulators 48 40 4 8 0 0 0 88 8 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 38 43 13 0 0 6 0 87 0 16
2017 Science and technology 32 58 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 16
2017 Administration and operations 39 30 23 4 0 4 0 72 4 26
2017 Human resources 13 65 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 15
2017 Financial management 72 18 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 11
2017 Policy 49 34 8 9 0 0 0 83 9 24
2017 Project management 43 36 7 7 5 2 0 80 12 42
2017 None of the above 49 38 12 0 0 0 0 88 0 16
2014 Federal regulators 24 41 20 11 2 2 0 67 13 56
2014 Communications or public affairs 15 54 23 0 0 8 0 75 0 13
2014 Science and technology 45 34 7 11 3 0 0 79 14 27
2014 Administration and operations 39 30 19 9 0 3 0 71 10 33
2014 Human resources 10 59 21 11 0 0 0 69 11 10
2014 None of the above 25 40 19 16 0 0 0 65 16 32

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 Federal regulators 28 51 11 8 0 2 0 81 8 47
2019 Communications or public affairs 29 19 19 23 5 5 0 50 30 21
2019 Science and technology 15 45 15 25 0 0 0 60 25 20
2019 Administration and operations 36 38 10 3 8 3 3 79 11 39
2019 Human resources 26 26 21 16 10 0 0 52 26 19
2019 Financial management 43 41 0 9 8 0 0 83 17 12
2019 Information technology 43 29 0 21 0 7 0 77 23 14
2019 Policy 27 40 13 8 2 10 0 75 11 52
2019 Project management 25 43 19 10 0 3 0 70 10 59
2019 Other services to the public 20 19 17 18 9 17 0 47 32 11
2019 None of the above 27 33 13 13 14 0 0 60 27 15
2018 Federal regulators 21 46 21 7 3 2 0 69 10 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 31 31 15 23 0 0 0 62 23 13
2018 Science and technology 37 53 5 5 0 0 0 89 5 19
2018 Administration and operations 44 29 9 3 9 6 0 78 13 34
2018 Human resources 10 36 25 20 5 5 0 48 26 20
2018 Policy 20 45 16 12 8 0 0 65 20 25
2018 Project management 24 43 17 12 2 2 0 68 14 42
2018 None of the above 28 52 20 0 0 0 0 80 0 15
2017 Federal regulators 39 32 8 16 4 0 0 72 20 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 19 50 12 13 0 6 0 74 13 16
2017 Science and technology 26 32 29 13 0 0 0 58 13 16
2017 Administration and operations 34 29 18 11 0 8 0 68 12 27
2017 Human resources 7 72 14 7 0 0 0 79 7 15
2017 Financial management 55 17 18 9 0 0 0 72 9 11
2017 Policy 33 43 16 8 0 0 0 75 8 24
2017 Project management 38 28 17 10 5 2 0 68 15 42
2017 None of the above 39 49 0 6 0 6 0 94 6 16
2014 Federal regulators 19 40 23 13 2 4 0 62 15 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 15 54 8 8 8 8 0 75 17 13
2014 Science and technology 30 30 11 15 7 7 0 65 24 27
2014 Administration and operations 24 39 25 3 3 6 0 67 7 33
2014 Human resources 9 45 28 19 0 0 0 54 19 11
2014 None of the above 16 34 31 16 3 0 0 50 19 32

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 Federal regulators 13 46 15 19 4 4 0 61 24 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 25 33 15 14 14 0 0 57 28 21
2019 Science and technology 15 35 10 36 5 0 0 50 40 20
2019 Administration and operations 21 44 13 15 5 0 3 66 21 39
2019 Human resources 15 37 26 11 10 0 0 52 21 19
2019 Financial management 34 51 8 8 0 0 0 84 8 12
2019 Information technology 36 36 7 21 0 0 0 71 21 14
2019 Policy 17 47 7 20 4 4 0 67 25 53
2019 Project management 21 40 19 15 2 3 0 63 18 58
2019 Other services to the public 10 29 9 27 9 17 0 47 43 11
2019 None of the above 27 46 7 0 21 0 0 73 21 15
2018 Federal regulators 24 46 11 14 5 0 0 69 19 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 38 31 8 8 15 0 0 69 23 13
2018 Science and technology 26 37 21 11 5 0 0 63 16 19
2018 Administration and operations 26 47 9 12 6 0 0 74 18 34
2018 Human resources 14 25 19 19 19 5 0 41 39 21
2018 Policy 16 37 8 28 12 0 0 53 39 25
2018 Project management 16 46 10 21 5 2 0 63 26 42
2018 None of the above 35 33 13 13 7 0 0 67 20 15
2017 Federal regulators 40 28 8 16 8 0 0 68 24 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 44 31 0 19 6 0 0 75 25 16
2017 Science and technology 19 32 29 13 6 0 0 51 19 16
2017 Administration and operations 27 44 11 15 3 0 0 70 19 27
2017 Human resources 0 53 27 20 0 0 0 53 20 15
2017 Financial management 36 46 10 8 0 0 0 82 8 11
2017 Policy 19 43 17 8 13 0 0 62 21 24
2017 Project management 24 40 14 17 0 5 0 67 18 42
2017 None of the above 26 62 0 0 6 6 0 94 6 16
2014 Federal regulators 10 30 17 33 7 2 0 41 41 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 23 23 15 23 8 8 0 50 33 13
2014 Science and technology 26 33 4 26 11 0 0 60 37 27
2014 Administration and operations 18 36 15 18 9 3 0 56 28 33
2014 Human resources 18 36 19 28 0 0 0 54 28 11
2014 None of the above 16 34 25 19 6 0 0 50 25 32
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Performance management

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Federal regulators 40 44 8 2 4 2 0 85 7 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 42 39 15 0 5 0 0 81 5 21
2019 Science and technology 15 70 5 10 0 0 0 85 10 20
2019 Administration and operations 49 39 5 5 3 0 0 87 8 39
2019 Human resources 63 27 0 5 5 0 0 90 10 19
2019 Financial management 34 42 0 8 17 0 0 76 24 12
2019 Information technology 64 29 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 14
2019 Policy 44 34 11 6 4 2 0 79 10 53
2019 Project management 30 47 8 15 0 0 0 77 15 60
2019 Other services to the public 47 35 9 9 0 0 0 82 9 11
2019 None of the above 47 33 13 7 0 0 0 80 7 15
2018 Federal regulators 34 45 11 10 0 0 0 79 10 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 23 62 0 15 0 0 0 85 15 13
2018 Science and technology 26 53 5 16 0 0 0 79 16 19
2018 Administration and operations 38 29 12 9 12 0 0 68 21 34
2018 Human resources 23 53 14 0 9 0 0 77 9 21
2018 Policy 29 30 22 11 7 0 0 59 19 26
2018 Project management 29 52 12 5 0 0 2 83 6 42
2018 None of the above 28 39 13 13 7 0 0 67 20 15
2017 Federal regulators 40 40 8 0 8 0 4 83 9 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 57 31 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 16
2017 Science and technology 19 58 11 6 5 0 0 77 11 16
2017 Administration and operations 37 51 12 0 0 0 0 88 0 27
2017 Human resources 41 26 14 13 5 0 0 67 19 15
2017 Financial management 37 36 19 8 0 0 0 73 8 11
2017 Policy 32 43 7 13 4 0 0 76 17 24
2017 Project management 45 43 2 5 5 0 0 88 10 42
2017 None of the above 17 70 0 6 6 0 0 88 12 16
2014 Federal regulators 23 52 5 13 5 2 0 76 18 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 15 46 8 15 8 8 0 67 25 13
2014 Science and technology 15 53 18 11 3 0 0 68 14 27
2014 Administration and operations 37 36 15 9 3 0 0 73 12 33
2014 Human resources 37 63 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2014 None of the above 25 34 15 19 6 0 0 59 25 32

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 Federal regulators 33 44 19 2 2 0 0 76 4 46
2019 Communications or public affairs 48 43 0 5 5 0 0 91 9 21
2019 Science and technology 16 63 11 5 5 0 0 79 10 19
2019 Administration and operations 44 34 5 18 0 0 0 77 18 39
2019 Human resources 37 42 15 5 0 0 0 79 5 19
2019 Financial management 43 33 17 8 0 0 0 75 8 12
2019 Information technology 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 34 31 10 18 8 0 0 65 25 51
2019 Project management 37 35 19 8 2 0 0 71 10 60
2019 Other services to the public 26 37 19 9 9 0 0 63 18 11
2019 None of the above 43 43 7 7 0 0 0 86 7 14
2018 Federal regulators 40 48 5 7 0 0 0 89 7 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 46 38 0 15 0 0 0 85 15 13
2018 Science and technology 21 47 26 0 5 0 0 68 5 19
2018 Administration and operations 29 29 15 21 6 0 0 59 26 34
2018 Human resources 28 25 28 14 5 0 0 53 19 21
2018 Policy 21 49 15 11 4 0 0 70 15 26
2018 Project management 29 54 8 9 0 0 0 83 9 42
2018 None of the above 22 46 20 0 13 0 0 67 13 15
2017 Federal regulators 43 36 8 12 0 0 0 80 12 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 56 38 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 16
2017 Science and technology 19 50 24 0 6 0 0 69 6 16
2017 Administration and operations 34 55 3 7 0 0 0 89 7 27
2017 Human resources 34 47 13 0 5 0 0 81 5 15
2017 Financial management 18 46 9 27 0 0 0 64 27 11
2017 Policy 25 43 8 16 9 0 0 67 24 24
2017 Project management 38 41 7 10 5 0 0 78 14 42
2017 None of the above 11 76 6 6 0 0 0 88 6 16

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 Federal regulators 33 46 8 10 0 2 0 81 11 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 38 34 14 5 9 0 0 72 14 21
2019 Science and technology 40 30 20 10 0 0 0 70 10 20
2019 Administration and operations 49 33 8 2 8 0 0 82 10 39
2019 Human resources 63 26 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 19
2019 Financial management 66 17 9 8 0 0 0 83 8 12
2019 Information technology 79 21 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 48 34 7 7 4 0 0 81 11 53
2019 Project management 43 28 17 9 2 0 2 73 10 60
2019 Other services to the public 27 28 27 9 0 0 9 60 10 11
2019 None of the above 80 6 0 13 0 0 0 87 13 15
2018 Federal regulators 37 52 7 5 0 0 0 89 5 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 46 38 0 15 0 0 0 85 15 13
2018 Science and technology 32 32 16 11 11 0 0 63 21 19
2018 Administration and operations 50 21 12 6 12 0 0 71 18 34
2018 Human resources 39 37 19 5 0 0 0 77 5 21
2018 Policy 36 37 11 11 4 0 0 74 15 26
2018 Project management 43 45 2 5 0 0 5 92 6 42
2018 None of the above 54 33 7 7 0 0 0 87 7 15
2017 Federal regulators 35 37 12 4 0 8 4 82 4 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 50 43 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 16
2017 Science and technology 13 62 13 6 6 0 0 74 13 16
2017 Administration and operations 49 36 7 4 3 0 0 85 7 27
2017 Human resources 47 47 0 0 5 0 0 95 5 15
2017 Financial management 55 36 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 11
2017 Policy 42 50 4 4 0 0 0 91 4 24
2017 Project management 35 46 10 0 5 5 0 85 5 42
2017 None of the above 31 40 23 6 0 0 0 71 6 16
2014 Federal regulators 41 43 4 9 3 0 0 84 12 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 46 8 15 15 15 0 0 54 31 13
2014 Science and technology 38 30 11 14 3 4 0 70 18 27
2014 Administration and operations 49 36 6 6 3 0 0 85 9 33
2014 Human resources 55 36 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2014 None of the above 35 28 25 9 3 0 0 63 12 32

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 Federal regulators 23 52 13 8 2 2 0 76 10 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 35 54 0 6 5 0 0 90 10 20
2019 Science and technology 15 60 15 5 5 0 0 75 10 20
2019 Administration and operations 33 33 7 13 13 0 0 67 26 39
2019 Human resources 37 37 16 5 5 0 0 74 10 19
2019 Financial management 49 34 9 8 0 0 0 83 8 12
2019 Information technology 64 21 0 14 0 0 0 86 14 14
2019 Policy 34 32 15 13 4 2 0 67 17 53
2019 Project management 22 43 13 18 3 0 0 65 21 60
2019 Other services to the public 21 30 20 30 0 0 0 50 30 10
2019 None of the above 40 46 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 15
2018 Federal regulators 31 47 16 7 0 0 0 77 7 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 46 46 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2018 Science and technology 11 63 0 21 0 0 5 78 22 19
2018 Administration and operations 24 47 3 18 9 0 0 71 26 34
2018 Human resources 34 42 19 5 0 0 0 77 5 21
2018 Policy 14 37 26 11 11 0 0 51 22 26
2018 Project management 14 53 16 12 2 2 0 68 15 42
2018 None of the above 28 46 13 13 0 0 0 74 13 15
2017 Federal regulators 32 48 12 8 0 0 0 80 8 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 44 44 6 0 6 0 0 88 6 16
2017 Science and technology 26 43 32 0 0 0 0 68 0 16
2017 Administration and operations 19 55 11 11 3 0 0 75 15 27
2017 Human resources 40 28 20 7 5 0 0 68 12 15
2017 Financial management 46 45 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 11
2017 Policy 16 42 21 17 4 0 0 57 21 24
2017 Project management 21 62 7 10 0 0 0 83 10 42
2017 None of the above 11 50 20 13 6 0 0 62 19 16
2014 Federal regulators 22 45 7 23 4 0 0 66 27 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 38 38 8 8 0 0 8 83 8 13
2014 Science and technology 15 52 4 22 7 0 0 67 29 27
2014 Administration and operations 30 51 13 6 0 0 0 81 6 33
2014 Human resources 55 18 9 9 0 0 9 80 10 11
2014 None of the above 21 51 15 9 3 0 0 72 12 32

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 Federal regulators 19 46 10 17 2 6 0 69 20 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 19 39 15 19 5 5 0 60 25 21
2019 Science and technology 25 30 10 30 0 5 0 58 31 20
2019 Administration and operations 26 38 15 11 8 3 0 65 19 39
2019 Human resources 31 42 22 5 0 0 0 73 5 19
2019 Financial management 43 48 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 12
2019 Information technology 50 43 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 14
2019 Policy 34 34 13 7 6 6 0 72 14 53
2019 Project management 25 42 10 12 5 7 0 71 18 60
2019 Other services to the public 29 9 27 18 0 17 0 46 22 11
2019 None of the above 40 20 26 0 14 0 0 60 14 15
2018 Federal regulators 19 44 24 11 2 0 0 63 14 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 23 23 46 8 0 0 0 46 8 13
2018 Science and technology 26 47 5 11 5 0 5 78 17 19
2018 Administration and operations 32 35 12 3 18 0 0 68 21 34
2018 Human resources 25 33 28 9 0 5 0 61 10 21
2018 Policy 13 50 0 26 7 4 0 65 35 26
2018 Project management 21 43 12 12 7 5 0 67 20 42
2018 None of the above 41 33 7 13 7 0 0 74 20 15
2017 Federal regulators 27 49 8 16 0 0 0 76 16 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 44 38 6 6 6 0 0 82 12 16
2017 Science and technology 24 32 31 13 0 0 0 56 13 16
2017 Administration and operations 34 22 22 15 3 4 0 58 19 27
2017 Human resources 26 61 7 5 0 0 0 87 5 15
2017 Financial management 28 36 28 0 8 0 0 64 8 11
2017 Policy 42 26 13 9 9 0 0 68 18 23
2017 Project management 24 38 17 10 10 2 0 63 20 42
2017 None of the above 19 57 6 12 6 0 0 76 18 16
2014 Federal regulators 22 42 11 18 7 0 0 65 25 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 15 46 8 8 15 8 0 67 25 13
2014 Science and technology 19 41 18 15 7 0 0 60 22 27
2014 Administration and operations 24 33 15 21 3 3 0 59 25 33
2014 Human resources 46 27 18 0 0 0 9 80 0 11
2014 None of the above 16 41 22 12 9 0 0 57 21 32

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 Federal regulators 21 27 19 21 4 8 0 52 27 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 23 24 15 14 19 5 0 50 35 21
2019 Science and technology 20 25 10 35 10 0 0 45 45 20
2019 Administration and operations 28 23 15 10 21 3 0 53 32 39
2019 Human resources 11 26 32 10 10 0 10 41 23 19
2019 Financial management 34 42 0 17 8 0 0 76 24 12
2019 Information technology 36 36 0 0 29 0 0 71 29 14
2019 Policy 38 28 9 9 9 6 0 70 20 53
2019 Project management 31 35 12 10 7 5 0 70 17 60
2019 Other services to the public 10 27 27 18 9 9 0 41 30 11
2019 None of the above 20 20 19 13 27 0 0 40 40 15
2018 Federal regulators 28 35 11 11 12 2 0 64 24 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 8 23 31 31 8 0 0 31 38 13
2018 Science and technology 28 33 11 17 6 0 6 65 24 18
2018 Administration and operations 26 38 6 9 18 3 0 67 27 34
2018 Human resources 19 19 30 14 9 5 5 41 26 21
2018 Policy 25 30 7 19 19 0 0 55 37 26
2018 Project management 22 47 7 17 5 0 2 71 22 42
2018 None of the above 48 13 7 20 13 0 0 61 33 15
2017 Federal regulators 15 33 16 21 8 4 4 52 31 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 37 19 13 25 6 0 0 56 31 16
2017 Science and technology 19 24 13 39 5 0 0 43 44 16
2017 Administration and operations 12 37 18 11 18 4 0 51 31 27
2017 Human resources 20 54 13 7 0 5 0 78 8 15
2017 Financial management 28 26 0 10 28 9 0 59 41 11
2017 Policy 45 25 3 13 13 0 0 71 26 24
2017 Project management 10 33 12 29 14 2 0 43 44 42
2017 None of the above 19 29 6 26 6 14 0 56 37 16
2014 Federal regulators 10 26 7 25 28 3 0 38 55 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 0 23 15 23 23 15 0 27 55 13
2014 Science and technology 11 37 4 26 18 4 0 51 45 27
2014 Administration and operations 19 15 18 33 16 0 0 34 49 33
2014 Human resources 28 36 18 10 0 0 9 70 11 11
2014 None of the above 13 22 16 16 30 0 3 36 48 32

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 Federal regulators 45 11 23 15 2 0 4 58 18 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 53 28 5 9 5 0 0 81 14 21
2019 Science and technology 40 30 20 0 5 0 5 74 5 20
2019 Administration and operations 43 18 13 10 8 0 8 66 20 39
2019 Human resources 63 22 10 0 0 0 5 89 0 19
2019 Financial management 58 17 17 8 0 0 0 75 8 12
2019 Information technology 64 36 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 36 32 15 7 4 0 6 72 12 53
2019 Project management 48 17 25 3 2 0 5 68 5 60
2019 Other services to the public 38 10 26 9 9 9 0 52 19 11
2019 None of the above 47 27 13 7 7 0 0 74 13 15

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 Federal regulators 35 25 11 6 10 4 8 69 19 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 42 19 10 5 5 0 19 76 12 21
2019 Science and technology 61 15 5 5 5 0 10 84 11 20
2019 Administration and operations 45 16 8 5 3 0 24 80 10 38
2019 Human resources 56 5 11 0 0 0 27 84 0 19
2019 Financial management 65 0 9 0 9 0 17 79 11 12
2019 Information technology 79 0 0 0 21 0 0 79 21 14
2019 Policy 59 15 7 7 7 0 4 77 15 53
2019 Project management 63 10 10 5 8 0 3 75 14 59
2019 Other services to the public 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2019 None of the above 53 13 0 13 0 0 20 83 17 15

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 Federal regulators 56 23 13 4 0 0 4 82 4 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 50 40 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 20
2019 Science and technology 50 30 5 10 0 0 5 85 10 20
2019 Administration and operations 49 20 18 0 8 0 5 73 8 39
2019 Human resources 53 16 10 6 5 0 10 77 12 19
2019 Financial management 66 17 0 9 0 0 8 90 10 12
2019 Information technology 71 7 14 0 7 0 0 79 7 14
2019 Policy 65 20 6 2 4 0 4 88 6 53
2019 Project management 42 32 13 3 3 5 2 79 7 60
2019 Other services to the public 47 45 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2019 None of the above 54 33 7 0 0 6 0 93 0 15

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 Federal regulators 38 26 13 11 4 2 6 70 16 47
2019 Communications or public affairs 33 39 14 0 0 9 5 84 0 21
2019 Science and technology 30 30 30 0 5 0 5 63 5 20
2019 Administration and operations 43 15 23 0 8 5 5 65 9 39
2019 Human resources 73 6 0 11 0 0 10 88 12 19
2019 Financial management 59 17 8 9 0 0 8 82 10 12
2019 Information technology 71 0 14 0 7 7 0 77 8 14
2019 Policy 59 20 6 6 6 0 4 83 12 53
2019 Project management 38 28 14 5 5 8 2 74 11 60
2019 Other services to the public 38 45 0 9 0 9 0 90 10 11
2019 None of the above 47 27 20 0 0 6 0 79 0 15

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 Federal regulators 37 14 21 8 9 0 11 57 19 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 47 19 19 5 0 10 0 74 5 21
2019 Science and technology 42 15 5 16 16 0 5 61 33 19
2019 Administration and operations 49 13 13 8 10 0 8 67 20 39
2019 Human resources 77 12 5 0 0 0 5 94 0 18
2019 Financial management 59 17 9 8 0 0 8 82 8 12
2019 Information technology 79 7 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 14
2019 Policy 70 9 4 4 2 2 10 90 6 53
2019 Project management 36 17 24 5 15 0 3 55 21 60
2019 Other services to the public 64 17 10 0 0 9 0 89 0 11
2019 None of the above 54 13 13 6 7 0 7 72 14 15

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 Federal regulators 77 4 6 2 0 2 8 91 2 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 85 5 5 0 0 0 5 94 0 21
2019 Science and technology 70 15 10 0 0 0 5 90 0 20
2019 Administration and operations 59 18 5 5 3 0 10 85 9 39
2019 Human resources 73 22 0 0 0 0 5 100 0 19
2019 Financial management 65 18 9 0 0 0 8 90 0 12
2019 Information technology 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 79 9 2 2 0 0 8 96 2 52
2019 Project management 83 5 7 0 0 3 2 93 0 60
2019 Other services to the public 72 18 0 0 10 0 0 90 10 11
2019 None of the above 79 0 14 7 0 0 0 79 7 14

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 Federal regulators 81 2 0 2 0 6 8 98 2 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 81 10 0 5 0 5 0 95 5 21
2019 Science and technology 75 10 0 5 0 5 5 94 6 20
2019 Administration and operations 82 5 0 0 3 5 5 97 3 39
2019 Human resources 89 6 0 0 0 0 5 100 0 19
2019 Financial management 74 18 0 0 0 0 8 100 0 12
2019 Information technology 79 7 0 7 0 7 0 92 8 14
2019 Policy 80 6 4 2 2 4 4 92 4 53
2019 Project management 78 10 2 3 0 3 3 95 4 59
2019 Other services to the public 91 0 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2019 None of the above 80 7 7 0 7 0 0 87 7 15

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 Federal regulators 83 9 0 0 0 2 6 100 0 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 77 5 0 5 0 0 14 95 5 21
2019 Science and technology 85 5 5 0 0 0 5 95 0 20
2019 Administration and operations 76 5 0 0 3 0 16 97 3 38
2019 Human resources 84 6 0 5 0 0 5 95 5 19
2019 Financial management 83 9 0 0 0 0 8 100 0 12
2019 Information technology 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 75 6 4 4 2 0 9 90 6 53
2019 Project management 76 7 0 3 2 3 9 94 6 59
2019 Other services to the public 70 0 0 10 0 0 20 88 12 10
2019 None of the above 93 0 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 15

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 Federal regulators 40 46 4 6 4 0 0 86 10 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 33 43 5 14 5 0 0 76 19 21
2019 Science and technology 25 35 30 5 5 0 0 60 10 20
2019 Administration and operations 46 31 7 10 5 0 0 77 16 39
2019 Human resources 63 32 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Financial management 60 16 8 0 17 0 0 75 17 12
2019 Information technology 69 31 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2019 Policy 36 37 9 15 2 0 0 74 17 53
2019 Project management 21 52 13 10 3 0 0 73 13 60
2019 Other services to the public 18 36 27 19 0 0 0 55 19 11
2019 None of the above 29 50 14 0 7 0 0 79 7 14
2018 Federal regulators 49 42 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 31 54 0 15 0 0 0 85 15 13
2018 Science and technology 26 47 16 5 5 0 0 74 11 19
2018 Administration and operations 44 26 12 9 9 0 0 71 18 34
2018 Human resources 31 34 10 20 5 0 0 66 25 20
2018 Policy 22 43 23 8 4 0 0 65 12 25
2018 Project management 23 46 9 17 2 2 0 71 20 42
2018 None of the above 15 46 13 26 0 0 0 61 26 15
2017 Federal regulators 44 49 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 44 37 6 13 0 0 0 81 13 16
2017 Science and technology 19 44 11 26 0 0 0 63 26 16
2017 Administration and operations 38 37 15 11 0 0 0 75 11 27
2017 Human resources 33 48 12 7 0 0 0 81 7 15
2017 Financial management 46 45 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 11
2017 Policy 37 34 17 8 4 0 0 71 13 24
2017 Project management 29 59 5 7 0 0 0 88 7 41
2017 None of the above 37 45 6 6 6 0 0 82 12 16
2014 Federal regulators 28 49 16 4 4 0 0 77 7 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 38 23 15 15 8 0 0 62 23 13
2014 Science and technology 19 45 15 14 7 0 0 63 21 27
2014 Administration and operations 31 48 12 9 0 0 0 79 9 33
2014 Human resources 27 73 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2014 None of the above 22 52 10 13 3 0 0 74 16 32

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 Federal regulators 38 37 14 6 2 2 0 77 8 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 38 33 14 5 9 0 0 72 14 21
2019 Science and technology 40 50 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 20
2019 Administration and operations 52 28 10 10 0 0 0 80 10 39
2019 Human resources 63 27 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 19
2019 Financial management 60 16 17 0 8 0 0 76 8 12
2019 Information technology 71 29 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 32 40 15 4 9 0 0 72 13 53
2019 Project management 24 46 19 10 2 0 0 69 12 59
2019 Other services to the public 47 26 27 0 0 0 0 73 0 11
2019 None of the above 33 54 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 15
2018 Federal regulators 49 42 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 31 38 23 8 0 0 0 69 8 13
2018 Science and technology 42 42 5 5 5 0 0 84 11 19
2018 Administration and operations 44 29 9 9 9 0 0 74 18 34
2018 Human resources 19 53 19 9 0 0 0 72 9 21
2018 Policy 30 39 16 12 4 0 0 69 16 25
2018 Project management 32 45 12 12 0 0 0 77 12 42
2018 None of the above 22 59 7 7 7 0 0 80 13 15
2017 Federal regulators 47 41 8 4 0 0 0 88 4 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 44 25 25 6 0 0 0 69 6 16
2017 Science and technology 45 24 25 6 0 0 0 69 6 16
2017 Administration and operations 38 40 15 4 3 0 0 78 7 27
2017 Human resources 27 54 7 12 0 0 0 81 12 15
2017 Financial management 45 36 10 10 0 0 0 81 10 11
2017 Policy 37 30 21 8 4 0 0 67 13 24
2017 Project management 36 42 14 2 5 0 0 78 7 41
2017 None of the above 35 46 6 6 6 0 0 82 12 16
2014 Federal regulators 22 41 18 18 2 0 0 63 19 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 15 54 8 0 15 8 0 75 17 13
2014 Science and technology 34 29 11 18 7 0 0 63 25 27
2014 Administration and operations 37 45 6 6 3 0 3 84 9 33
2014 Human resources 27 46 19 9 0 0 0 72 9 11
2014 None of the above 29 34 9 25 3 0 0 63 28 32

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 Federal regulators 38 38 8 9 4 2 0 78 13 47
2019 Communications or public affairs 29 61 0 5 5 0 0 90 10 21
2019 Science and technology 30 61 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 20
2019 Administration and operations 49 25 5 18 3 0 0 74 21 39
2019 Human resources 58 37 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 19
2019 Financial management 60 16 0 24 0 0 0 76 24 12
2019 Information technology 71 29 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 32 43 7 13 2 2 0 77 15 53
2019 Project management 34 41 12 10 2 0 0 76 12 58
2019 Other services to the public 28 54 9 9 0 0 0 82 9 11
2019 None of the above 34 46 13 0 7 0 0 80 7 15
2018 Federal regulators 45 36 9 5 2 0 2 83 8 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 46 46 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2018 Science and technology 16 63 11 5 5 0 0 79 11 19
2018 Administration and operations 38 38 9 12 3 0 0 76 15 34
2018 Human resources 39 33 23 5 0 0 0 72 5 21
2018 Policy 30 35 8 16 12 0 0 65 27 25
2018 Project management 31 36 17 12 2 2 0 68 14 42
2018 None of the above 15 46 13 7 13 7 0 65 21 15
2017 Federal regulators 39 40 8 8 4 0 0 80 12 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 50 37 0 13 0 0 0 87 13 16
2017 Science and technology 38 55 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 16
2017 Administration and operations 42 36 11 7 3 0 0 78 11 27
2017 Human resources 42 46 0 12 0 0 0 88 12 15
2017 Financial management 46 45 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 11
2017 Policy 37 35 12 13 0 0 4 75 13 24
2017 Project management 36 39 10 12 0 2 0 77 13 41
2017 None of the above 42 45 0 12 0 0 0 88 12 16
2014 Federal regulators 32 39 23 6 0 0 0 71 6 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 23 23 23 23 8 0 0 46 31 13
2014 Science and technology 41 41 0 8 10 0 0 82 18 27
2014 Administration and operations 31 54 9 6 0 0 0 84 6 33
2014 Human resources 73 27 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2014 None of the above 38 28 19 15 0 0 0 65 15 32

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 Federal regulators 21 58 4 8 0 8 0 86 9 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 29 47 10 9 5 0 0 76 14 21
2019 Science and technology 20 55 15 10 0 0 0 75 10 20
2019 Administration and operations 39 38 13 8 3 0 0 77 10 39
2019 Human resources 58 16 26 0 0 0 0 74 0 19
2019 Financial management 51 17 8 8 9 8 0 73 18 12
2019 Information technology 50 36 7 0 0 7 0 92 0 14
2019 Policy 34 45 6 9 0 6 0 84 10 53
2019 Project management 25 50 20 2 0 3 0 77 2 60
2019 Other services to the public 38 36 9 0 0 18 0 89 0 11
2019 None of the above 33 39 14 13 0 0 0 73 13 15
2018 Federal regulators 54 37 2 5 0 2 0 92 6 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 23 46 31 0 0 0 0 69 0 13
2018 Science and technology 32 37 16 11 5 0 0 68 16 19
2018 Administration and operations 30 48 6 3 12 0 0 79 15 33
2018 Human resources 34 26 34 5 0 0 0 61 5 20
2018 Policy 25 45 19 7 4 0 0 70 11 26
2018 Project management 28 36 17 12 2 5 0 67 15 42
2018 None of the above 35 39 13 0 7 7 0 79 7 15
2017 Federal regulators 32 50 4 4 4 4 0 87 9 24
2017 Communications or public affairs 25 56 13 6 0 0 0 81 6 16
2017 Science and technology 19 50 18 13 0 0 0 69 13 16
2017 Administration and operations 46 21 15 15 0 3 0 69 15 27
2017 Human resources 20 55 25 0 0 0 0 75 0 15
2017 Financial management 27 64 0 0 0 10 0 100 0 11
2017 Policy 42 16 25 13 0 4 0 61 13 24
2017 Project management 21 48 26 2 0 2 0 70 2 42
2017 None of the above 24 52 12 13 0 0 0 75 13 16

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 Federal regulators 43 27 11 17 2 0 0 70 19 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 48 33 10 5 5 0 0 81 9 21
2019 Science and technology 40 50 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 20
2019 Administration and operations 57 30 0 8 5 0 0 87 13 39
2019 Human resources 68 26 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Financial management 59 24 9 0 8 0 0 83 8 12
2019 Information technology 43 43 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 14
2019 Policy 46 39 6 4 6 0 0 85 9 53
2019 Project management 51 29 10 7 3 0 0 80 10 60
2019 Other services to the public 38 36 9 17 0 0 0 74 17 11
2019 None of the above 54 33 7 7 0 0 0 87 7 15
2018 Federal regulators 50 35 5 8 2 0 0 85 10 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 62 31 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2018 Science and technology 58 26 11 5 0 0 0 84 5 19
2018 Administration and operations 53 29 3 3 12 0 0 82 15 34
2018 Human resources 37 51 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 21
2018 Policy 46 31 16 8 0 0 0 77 8 25
2018 Project management 47 31 5 7 8 2 0 80 15 42
2018 None of the above 48 26 13 7 7 0 0 74 13 15
2017 Federal regulators 51 37 8 4 0 0 0 88 4 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 50 38 0 6 6 0 0 87 13 16
2017 Science and technology 56 24 13 0 6 0 0 80 6 16
2017 Administration and operations 45 33 7 11 3 0 0 78 15 27
2017 Human resources 61 34 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 15
2017 Financial management 63 18 10 9 0 0 0 81 9 11
2017 Policy 35 43 4 17 0 0 0 79 17 24
2017 Project management 47 26 14 7 5 0 0 74 12 42
2017 None of the above 31 57 0 12 0 0 0 88 12 16
2014 Federal regulators 37 36 11 13 4 0 0 73 16 56
2014 Communications or public affairs 31 46 8 8 8 0 0 77 15 13
2014 Science and technology 52 30 7 8 3 0 0 82 11 27
2014 Administration and operations 45 39 9 3 3 0 0 85 6 33
2014 Human resources 82 18 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2014 None of the above 37 26 19 12 6 0 0 63 18 32

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 Federal regulators 19 36 15 23 7 0 0 55 30 47
2019 Communications or public affairs 19 34 42 5 0 0 0 53 5 21
2019 Science and technology 20 45 10 25 0 0 0 65 25 20
2019 Administration and operations 37 36 18 5 5 0 0 72 10 39
2019 Human resources 16 32 31 10 10 0 0 48 21 19
2019 Financial management 35 41 16 0 8 0 0 76 8 12
2019 Information technology 29 57 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 14
2019 Policy 24 40 25 6 6 0 0 64 11 53
2019 Project management 24 42 19 10 5 0 0 66 15 59
2019 Other services to the public 35 29 18 9 9 0 0 64 18 11
2019 None of the above 26 27 40 0 7 0 0 54 7 15
2018 Federal regulators 24 37 21 7 12 0 0 60 18 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 54 38 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2018 Science and technology 32 32 26 11 0 0 0 63 11 19
2018 Administration and operations 50 29 12 3 6 0 0 79 9 34
2018 Human resources 33 19 14 23 11 0 0 51 34 21
2018 Policy 19 41 25 7 7 0 0 60 15 26
2018 Project management 21 35 20 15 7 2 0 57 22 42
2018 None of the above 26 33 35 7 0 0 0 59 7 15
2017 Federal regulators 20 43 20 8 4 4 0 66 13 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 31 50 6 13 0 0 0 81 13 16
2017 Science and technology 17 64 20 0 0 0 0 80 0 16
2017 Administration and operations 41 34 22 3 0 0 0 74 3 27
2017 Human resources 12 54 20 13 0 0 0 66 13 15
2017 Financial management 26 28 46 0 0 0 0 54 0 11
2017 Policy 31 39 13 8 9 0 0 70 17 24
2017 Project management 31 31 31 2 5 0 0 62 7 42
2017 None of the above 33 30 31 6 0 0 0 63 6 16
2014 Federal regulators 22 28 25 13 12 0 0 50 25 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 38 62 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2014 Science and technology 26 56 14 4 0 0 0 82 4 27
2014 Administration and operations 33 39 27 0 0 0 0 73 0 33
2014 Human resources 18 73 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2014 None of the above 34 38 9 10 6 0 3 74 16 32

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 Federal regulators 75 19 2 0 2 2 0 96 2 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 57 23 10 0 9 0 0 81 9 21
2019 Science and technology 55 30 0 5 0 5 5 94 6 20
2019 Administration and operations 62 15 13 6 3 3 0 79 8 39
2019 Human resources 89 11 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2019 Financial management 75 16 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 12
2019 Information technology 57 21 7 7 7 0 0 79 14 14
2019 Policy 60 28 6 2 2 2 0 90 4 52
2019 Project management 71 18 3 7 0 0 0 90 7 60
2019 Other services to the public 65 26 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 11
2019 None of the above 61 19 13 0 7 0 0 80 7 15
2017 Federal regulators 67 25 4 0 0 4 0 96 0 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 51 31 0 13 0 6 0 87 13 16
2017 Science and technology 51 36 0 6 0 6 0 93 7 16
2017 Administration and operations 56 22 7 3 4 0 7 84 8 27
2017 Human resources 87 7 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 15
2017 Financial management 55 27 10 0 0 9 0 90 0 11
2017 Policy 61 17 0 9 4 8 0 86 14 24
2017 Project management 66 26 2 0 0 2 2 97 0 42
2017 None of the above 56 26 6 6 0 6 0 87 7 16
2014 Federal regulators 65 21 3 4 4 2 2 89 8 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 46 31 8 0 15 0 0 77 15 13
2014 Science and technology 56 22 11 0 3 8 0 85 4 27
2014 Administration and operations 57 21 9 6 0 3 3 84 6 33
2014 Human resources 91 0 0 0 0 9 0 100 0 11
2014 None of the above 50 28 9 3 3 3 3 84 7 32

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 Federal regulators 29 23 48 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 43 28 29 21
2019 Science and technology 44 25 30 20
2019 Administration and operations 38 34 28 39
2019 Human resources 32 21 47 19
2019 Financial management 17 41 42 12
2019 Information technology 21 29 50 14
2019 Policy 49 23 29 53
2019 Project management 22 36 42 60
2019 Other services to the public 28 28 45 11
2019 None of the above 19 33 48 15
2018 Federal regulators 34 18 47 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 38 31 31 13
2018 Science and technology 37 37 26 19
2018 Administration and operations 26 35 38 34
2018 Human resources 37 23 39 21
2018 Policy 37 29 34 26
2018 Project management 19 32 48 42
2018 None of the above 13 39 48 15
2017 Federal regulators 24 32 44 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 25 38 37 16
2017 Science and technology 26 32 42 16
2017 Administration and operations 33 37 30 27
2017 Human resources 29 36 35 14
2017 Financial management 37 18 46 11
2017 Policy 35 33 32 24
2017 Project management 12 40 48 42
2017 None of the above 13 37 50 16
2014 Federal regulators 32 24 44 56
2014 Communications or public affairs 38 46 15 13
2014 Science and technology 18 19 63 27
2014 Administration and operations 40 27 33 33
2014 Human resources 46 18 37 11
2014 None of the above 37 19 44 32

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 Federal regulators 14 29 7 7 22 22 14
2019 Administration and operations 7 33 40 0 7 13 15
2019 Policy 4 42 31 11 0 11 26
2019 Project management 15 23 23 8 23 7 13
2018 Federal regulators 25 13 20 22 20 0 14
2018 Policy 0 20 60 10 0 10 10
2014 Federal regulators 0 17 43 28 9999 12 18
2014 Administration and operations 8 30 55 0 9999 7 13
2014 None of the above 8 8 59 17 9999 8 12
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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 Federal regulators 67 23 6 2 2 0 0 90 4 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 71 20 5 0 5 0 0 91 5 21
2019 Science and technology 55 30 15 0 0 0 0 85 0 20
2019 Administration and operations 59 36 2 3 0 0 0 95 3 39
2019 Human resources 56 33 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 18
2019 Financial management 68 32 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12
2019 Information technology 86 14 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14
2019 Policy 61 32 2 4 2 0 0 92 6 53
2019 Project management 55 35 7 3 0 0 0 90 3 60
2019 Other services to the public 55 27 9 9 0 0 0 82 9 11
2019 None of the above 60 20 14 7 0 0 0 80 7 15
2018 Federal regulators 74 24 0 0 2 0 0 98 2 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 77 23 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2018 Science and technology 58 42 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 19
2018 Administration and operations 42 27 12 15 3 0 0 70 18 33
2018 Human resources 34 61 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 21
2018 Policy 53 39 0 4 4 0 0 92 8 25
2018 Project management 57 33 2 7 0 0 0 91 7 42
2018 None of the above 28 52 7 7 7 0 0 80 13 15
2017 Federal regulators 64 28 4 4 0 0 0 92 4 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 69 19 12 0 0 0 0 88 0 16
2017 Science and technology 38 45 11 0 5 0 0 83 5 16
2017 Administration and operations 41 44 7 7 0 0 0 85 7 27
2017 Human resources 41 47 7 0 5 0 0 88 5 15
2017 Financial management 55 45 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2017 Policy 54 26 7 13 0 0 0 80 13 24
2017 Project management 54 41 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 42
2017 None of the above 36 58 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 16
2014 Federal regulators 52 35 9 2 2 0 0 87 4 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 23 69 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 13
2014 Science and technology 60 33 0 3 3 0 0 93 7 27
2014 Administration and operations 40 41 6 9 3 0 0 81 12 33
2014 Human resources 28 62 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 11
2014 None of the above 41 34 13 9 3 0 0 75 12 32

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 Federal regulators 35 46 10 2 0 6 0 87 2 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 24 57 0 9 9 0 0 81 19 21
2019 Science and technology 20 65 5 10 0 0 0 85 10 20
2019 Administration and operations 47 35 16 0 3 0 0 82 3 39
2019 Human resources 47 42 6 5 0 0 0 89 5 19
2019 Financial management 44 49 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 12
2019 Information technology 64 29 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2019 Policy 41 40 13 6 0 0 0 81 6 53
2019 Project management 33 50 8 7 2 0 0 83 8 60
2019 Other services to the public 29 44 18 9 0 0 0 73 9 11
2019 None of the above 34 53 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 15
2018 Federal regulators 25 60 7 2 5 0 0 85 8 42
2018 Communications or public affairs 31 38 8 8 15 0 0 69 23 13
2018 Science and technology 47 32 11 11 0 0 0 79 11 19
2018 Administration and operations 41 38 15 3 3 0 0 79 6 34
2018 Human resources 9 49 33 5 5 0 0 58 9 21
2018 Policy 51 45 0 4 0 0 0 96 4 26
2018 Project management 29 55 7 2 7 0 0 84 9 42
2018 None of the above 35 39 13 13 0 0 0 74 13 15
2017 Federal regulators 39 36 12 8 4 0 0 76 12 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 25 57 0 19 0 0 0 81 19 16
2017 Science and technology 37 32 25 6 0 0 0 69 6 16
2017 Administration and operations 38 44 7 11 0 0 0 82 11 27
2017 Human resources 27 66 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 15
2017 Financial management 36 64 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 11
2017 Policy 54 30 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 24
2017 Project management 28 43 12 14 2 0 0 71 17 42
2017 None of the above 38 56 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 16
2014 Federal regulators 20 37 21 17 5 0 0 56 23 57
2014 Communications or public affairs 15 46 23 8 0 8 0 67 8 13
2014 Science and technology 52 26 8 11 3 0 0 79 14 27
2014 Administration and operations 30 39 15 9 6 0 0 70 15 33
2014 Human resources 10 54 0 18 9 10 0 70 30 11
2014 None of the above 32 37 12 12 3 3 0 71 16 32

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 Federal regulators 8 20 42 21 6 2 0 28 29 48
2019 Communications or public affairs 9 14 47 19 5 0 5 26 25 21
2019 Science and technology 5 20 40 15 15 0 5 32 26 20
2019 Administration and operations 29 23 25 7 16 0 0 23 52 39
2019 Human resources 26 37 15 21 0 0 0 21 64 19
2019 Financial management 8 25 41 18 8 0 0 26 33 12
2019 Information technology 7 21 29 21 14 0 7 38 31 14
2019 Policy 6 24 45 17 4 4 0 22 31 53
2019 Project management 3 12 43 27 13 0 2 41 15 60
2019 Other services to the public 9 45 20 18 0 9 0 20 59 11
2019 None of the above 7 26 34 27 7 0 0 34 32 15
2018 Federal regulators 5 14 49 24 7 0 0 31 19 40
2018 Communications or public affairs 0 23 38 31 8 0 0 38 23 13
2018 Science and technology 0 16 47 16 21 0 0 37 16 19
2018 Administration and operations 9 26 38 18 9 0 0 26 35 34
2018 Human resources 33 25 28 14 0 0 0 14 58 21
2018 Policy 4 35 49 13 0 0 0 13 39 26
2018 Project management 2 24 50 22 0 2 0 22 27 42
2018 None of the above 7 26 46 9 7 0 7 16 35 15
2017 Federal regulators 0 20 52 20 4 0 4 25 21 25
2017 Communications or public affairs 6 13 38 25 6 0 13 36 21 16
2017 Science and technology 0 18 32 43 6 0 0 50 18 16
2017 Administration and operations 7 18 41 18 8 4 4 28 27 27
2017 Human resources 20 33 21 12 14 0 0 26 53 15
2017 Financial management 0 27 46 27 0 0