2019 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council 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 Communications or public affairs 53 41 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 19
2019 Science and technology 49 38 6 5 3 0 0 86 8 90
2019 Administration and operations 38 38 11 11 1 0 1 76 12 82
2019 Human resources 44 31 15 10 0 0 0 75 10 20
2019 Financial management 51 25 6 18 0 0 0 76 18 16
2019 Information technology 49 31 9 11 0 0 0 80 11 36
2019 Policy 50 42 4 0 0 4 0 96 0 24
2019 Project management 43 52 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2019 Other services to the public 49 51 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 47 46 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 74 15 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 20
2018 Science and technology 46 40 13 2 0 0 0 85 2 97
2018 Administration and operations 41 36 18 2 2 0 0 77 5 88
2018 Human resources 31 42 11 11 5 0 0 73 16 19
2018 Financial management 31 38 23 8 0 0 0 69 8 13
2018 Information management 20 30 40 10 0 0 0 50 10 10
2018 Information technology 48 33 11 8 0 0 0 81 8 27
2018 Policy 24 51 8 17 0 0 0 75 17 12
2018 Project management 69 24 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 16
2018 Other services to the public 60 30 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2018 None of the above 35 49 0 15 0 0 0 85 15 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 57 28 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 21
2017 Science and technology 53 39 3 4 0 0 0 92 4 140
2017 Administration and operations 25 50 9 8 8 0 0 75 15 64
2017 Human resources 29 47 18 5 0 0 0 77 5 18
2017 Financial management 45 45 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 20
2017 Information technology 63 23 8 6 0 0 0 86 6 23
2017 Evaluation 46 45 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 11
2017 Policy 31 53 8 0 7 0 0 84 7 13
2017 None of the above 35 60 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 36 42 11 11 0 0 0 78 11 28
2014 Science and technology 44 42 7 3 3 0 0 86 7 88
2014 Administration and operations 32 46 12 5 5 0 0 78 10 105
2014 Human resources 33 50 6 6 6 0 0 83 11 18
2014 Financial management 49 43 0 0 9 0 0 91 9 12
2014 Information technology 29 50 16 3 3 0 0 79 5 38
2014 None of the above 27 58 5 11 0 0 0 84 11 19

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 Communications or public affairs 43 30 16 11 0 0 0 73 11 19
2019 Science and technology 49 34 6 5 6 0 0 83 10 90
2019 Administration and operations 39 34 11 7 9 0 0 73 16 82
2019 Human resources 49 30 5 16 0 0 0 79 16 20
2019 Financial management 38 19 32 11 0 0 0 57 11 16
2019 Information technology 39 37 11 8 6 0 0 75 14 36
2019 Policy 58 29 0 4 9 0 0 87 13 24
2019 Project management 43 47 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 21
2019 Other services to the public 51 49 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 46 33 0 21 0 0 0 79 21 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 53 37 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 21
2018 Science and technology 44 34 10 8 4 0 0 77 13 97
2018 Administration and operations 37 46 10 2 5 0 0 83 7 88
2018 Human resources 44 33 6 11 6 0 0 78 17 18
2018 Financial management 31 46 15 8 0 0 0 77 8 13
2018 Information management 10 30 40 20 0 0 0 40 20 10
2018 Information technology 26 33 30 11 0 0 0 59 11 27
2018 Policy 33 42 25 0 0 0 0 75 0 12
2018 Project management 57 31 6 6 0 0 0 87 6 16
2018 Other services to the public 20 40 30 10 0 0 0 60 10 10
2018 None of the above 35 36 14 10 5 0 0 70 15 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 47 24 20 9 0 0 0 71 9 21
2017 Science and technology 47 39 9 3 2 0 0 86 5 140
2017 Administration and operations 23 43 13 15 6 0 0 66 22 64
2017 Human resources 55 39 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 18
2017 Financial management 25 50 5 10 10 0 0 75 20 20
2017 Information technology 23 43 21 12 0 0 0 67 12 23
2017 Evaluation 18 54 9 19 0 0 0 72 19 11
2017 Policy 31 46 8 7 7 0 0 77 14 13
2017 None of the above 25 50 15 5 5 0 0 75 10 19

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 Communications or public affairs 53 41 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 19
2019 Science and technology 66 27 2 3 1 0 0 93 5 89
2019 Administration and operations 49 38 5 6 1 0 1 88 7 82
2019 Human resources 54 31 9 5 0 0 0 85 5 20
2019 Financial management 54 26 13 7 0 0 0 80 7 15
2019 Information technology 66 25 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 36
2019 Policy 67 21 8 0 4 0 0 88 4 24
2019 Project management 62 33 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2019 Other services to the public 90 10 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 54 46 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 71 24 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2018 Science and technology 61 30 7 1 0 0 0 91 1 95
2018 Administration and operations 50 40 8 1 1 0 0 90 2 87
2018 Human resources 66 17 6 6 6 0 0 83 11 18
2018 Financial management 38 46 15 0 0 0 0 85 0 13
2018 Information management 30 30 41 0 0 0 0 59 0 10
2018 Information technology 59 26 11 4 0 0 0 85 4 27
2018 Policy 50 34 8 9 0 0 0 84 9 12
2018 Project management 63 37 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2018 None of the above 35 49 5 10 0 0 0 85 10 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 62 33 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2017 Science and technology 68 29 2 0 0 0 0 98 0 140
2017 Administration and operations 51 29 11 5 5 0 0 80 9 65
2017 Human resources 55 32 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 18
2017 Financial management 55 40 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 20
2017 Information technology 69 27 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 23
2017 Evaluation 63 28 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2017 Policy 45 47 0 0 7 0 0 93 7 13
2017 None of the above 70 25 0 0 5 0 0 95 5 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 58 28 11 4 0 0 0 85 4 28
2014 Science and technology 70 26 1 1 0 0 1 98 1 88
2014 Administration and operations 66 23 9 1 2 0 0 89 3 105
2014 Human resources 39 44 11 6 0 0 0 83 6 18
2014 Financial management 66 26 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 12
2014 Information technology 55 37 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 38
2014 None of the above 58 36 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19

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 Communications or public affairs 59 31 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 19
2019 Science and technology 63 24 7 5 1 0 0 88 6 90
2019 Administration and operations 49 31 14 5 1 0 0 79 6 82
2019 Human resources 44 47 4 5 0 0 0 91 5 20
2019 Financial management 51 32 0 11 6 0 0 82 18 16
2019 Information technology 53 33 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 36
2019 Policy 59 29 4 4 4 0 0 88 9 24
2019 Project management 53 32 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 21
2019 Other services to the public 69 20 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2019 None of the above 61 39 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 71 19 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 21
2018 Science and technology 57 33 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 97
2018 Administration and operations 47 37 10 5 1 0 0 84 6 88
2018 Human resources 44 34 6 11 6 0 0 78 17 18
2018 Financial management 46 31 0 15 8 0 0 77 23 13
2018 Information management 10 60 30 0 0 0 0 70 0 10
2018 Information technology 43 42 11 4 0 0 0 85 4 26
2018 Policy 50 33 9 9 0 0 0 83 9 12
2018 Project management 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2018 Other services to the public 60 30 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2018 None of the above 45 35 5 15 0 0 0 80 15 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 62 33 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2017 Science and technology 56 41 2 1 0 0 0 97 1 140
2017 Administration and operations 38 39 11 6 6 0 0 77 12 65
2017 Human resources 55 39 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 18
2017 Financial management 50 30 16 5 0 0 0 79 5 20
2017 Information technology 65 27 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 23
2017 Evaluation 64 27 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2017 Policy 45 39 8 0 7 0 0 84 7 13
2017 None of the above 60 30 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 35 50 3 11 0 0 0 86 11 28
2014 Science and technology 55 31 7 3 3 0 1 86 7 88
2014 Administration and operations 45 38 10 6 1 1 0 84 7 105
2014 Human resources 33 44 11 0 11 0 0 78 11 18
2014 Financial management 49 34 9 0 9 0 0 83 9 12
2014 Information technology 42 40 11 5 3 0 0 82 8 38
2014 None of the above 21 58 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 19

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 Communications or public affairs 54 46 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 19
2019 Science and technology 66 26 4 3 0 0 0 92 3 89
2019 Administration and operations 59 25 9 1 6 0 0 84 7 82
2019 Human resources 59 31 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 20
2019 Financial management 44 32 6 11 6 0 0 76 18 16
2019 Information technology 44 17 28 9 0 3 0 63 9 36
2019 Policy 54 38 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 24
2019 Project management 58 33 5 4 0 0 0 91 4 21
2019 Other services to the public 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 72 14 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 68 32 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 21
2018 Science and technology 65 27 6 2 0 0 0 92 2 96
2018 Administration and operations 50 35 11 2 0 1 0 86 2 86
2018 Human resources 65 29 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 17
2018 Financial management 46 23 8 8 15 0 0 69 23 13
2018 Information management 31 60 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 10
2018 Information technology 26 35 23 11 4 0 0 61 15 26
2018 Policy 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12
2018 Project management 40 40 20 0 0 0 0 80 0 15
2018 Other services to the public 60 30 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2018 None of the above 45 50 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 61 24 5 9 0 0 0 86 9 21
2017 Science and technology 65 30 3 1 1 0 0 95 1 140
2017 Administration and operations 49 31 8 9 2 2 0 81 11 65
2017 Human resources 63 32 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 18
2017 Financial management 35 45 5 0 15 0 0 80 15 20
2017 Information technology 39 37 23 0 0 0 0 77 0 23
2017 Evaluation 82 9 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2017 Policy 49 21 16 7 7 0 0 70 14 13
2017 None of the above 45 30 20 0 0 5 0 79 0 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 32 47 10 11 0 0 0 79 11 28
2014 Science and technology 58 32 6 2 2 0 0 90 5 88
2014 Administration and operations 50 33 10 5 2 0 0 84 7 105
2014 Human resources 33 44 17 0 6 0 0 78 6 18
2014 Financial management 49 9 26 17 0 0 0 57 17 12
2014 Information technology 29 42 24 3 3 0 0 71 5 38
2014 None of the above 36 48 11 0 5 0 0 84 5 19

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 Communications or public affairs 54 46 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 19
2019 Science and technology 60 27 9 3 0 1 0 88 3 89
2019 Administration and operations 56 25 11 2 5 0 0 82 7 82
2019 Human resources 53 36 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 20
2019 Financial management 32 51 0 11 6 0 0 82 18 16
2019 Information technology 35 26 25 11 0 3 0 63 12 36
2019 Policy 54 34 0 13 0 0 0 87 13 24
2019 Project management 53 32 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 21
2019 Other services to the public 80 20 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 65 21 7 7 0 0 0 86 7 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 63 32 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2018 Science and technology 59 32 6 3 0 0 0 91 3 97
2018 Administration and operations 48 36 9 5 1 1 0 84 6 84
2018 Human resources 56 39 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 18
2018 Financial management 54 15 15 8 8 0 0 69 15 13
2018 Information management 31 69 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2018 Information technology 30 22 30 14 4 0 0 52 18 27
2018 Policy 41 59 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12
2018 Project management 43 38 13 6 0 0 0 81 6 16
2018 Other services to the public 50 40 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 10
2018 None of the above 35 60 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 57 28 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 21
2017 Science and technology 63 31 3 1 1 0 0 94 2 140
2017 Administration and operations 44 34 11 8 3 0 0 78 11 65
2017 Human resources 63 37 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2017 Financial management 45 36 5 5 10 0 0 80 15 20
2017 Information technology 35 41 20 4 0 0 0 77 4 23
2017 Evaluation 73 18 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2017 Policy 49 14 23 7 7 0 0 63 14 13
2017 None of the above 40 40 15 5 0 0 0 80 5 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 35 54 7 4 0 0 0 89 4 28
2014 Science and technology 61 25 8 3 2 0 0 86 6 88
2014 Administration and operations 49 31 10 8 2 1 0 81 10 105
2014 Human resources 28 50 17 0 6 0 0 78 6 18
2014 Financial management 49 17 34 0 0 0 0 66 0 12
2014 Information technology 31 42 18 5 3 0 0 74 8 38
2014 None of the above 36 48 5 5 5 0 0 84 11 19

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 Communications or public affairs 54 10 25 11 0 0 0 64 11 19
2019 Science and technology 65 16 11 7 1 1 0 81 8 89
2019 Administration and operations 48 21 16 6 10 0 0 69 16 82
2019 Human resources 39 30 21 5 5 0 0 69 10 20
2019 Financial management 34 27 20 12 7 0 0 61 19 15
2019 Information technology 33 17 28 9 9 3 2 53 18 36
2019 Policy 51 21 12 12 4 0 0 72 16 24
2019 Project management 48 28 20 4 0 0 0 76 4 21
2019 Other services to the public 90 10 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 47 28 13 7 0 6 0 79 7 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 54 27 15 4 0 0 0 81 4 21
2018 Science and technology 53 26 14 1 4 2 0 80 5 97
2018 Administration and operations 40 33 18 6 2 1 0 73 8 86
2018 Human resources 39 34 22 6 0 0 0 72 6 18
2018 Financial management 46 8 15 15 15 0 0 54 31 13
2018 Information management 31 39 20 0 0 10 0 77 0 10
2018 Information technology 26 14 15 30 8 8 0 44 40 27
2018 Policy 33 26 33 9 0 0 0 59 9 12
2018 Project management 31 38 31 0 0 0 0 69 0 16
2018 Other services to the public 40 20 10 10 10 10 0 67 22 10
2018 None of the above 24 51 15 0 4 5 0 80 5 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 38 34 24 0 5 0 0 72 5 21
2017 Science and technology 51 27 12 4 4 1 1 80 7 140
2017 Administration and operations 35 24 22 6 9 3 0 61 16 65
2017 Human resources 43 29 17 5 0 0 5 76 6 18
2017 Financial management 30 26 25 5 15 0 0 55 20 20
2017 Information technology 25 41 17 10 8 0 0 65 18 22
2017 Evaluation 55 27 9 0 9 0 0 82 9 11
2017 Policy 30 25 16 23 7 0 0 55 30 13
2017 None of the above 50 20 10 10 0 10 0 78 11 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 39 15 29 14 0 4 0 55 15 28
2014 Science and technology 52 26 14 5 2 1 0 79 7 88
2014 Administration and operations 46 28 12 9 4 2 0 75 13 105
2014 Human resources 6 33 33 17 6 6 0 41 24 18
2014 Financial management 24 16 26 9 26 0 0 40 34 12
2014 Information technology 26 26 16 18 8 5 0 55 28 38
2014 None of the above 16 47 16 16 5 0 0 63 21 19
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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 Communications or public affairs 32 62 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Science and technology 62 22 5 5 0 1 6 90 5 90
2019 Administration and operations 52 28 10 2 2 0 5 85 5 81
2019 Human resources 70 25 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 20
2019 Financial management 51 24 13 0 0 0 13 86 0 16
2019 Information technology 71 13 9 2 3 0 3 86 5 36
2019 Policy 75 12 0 4 4 0 4 91 9 24
2019 Project management 62 28 0 0 5 0 5 95 5 21
2019 Other services to the public 49 41 0 0 0 0 10 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 46 33 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 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 Communications or public affairs 54 30 11 5 0 0 0 84 5 19
2019 Science and technology 65 26 2 5 0 2 0 93 5 90
2019 Administration and operations 59 22 10 1 6 2 0 82 8 82
2019 Human resources 69 10 16 0 5 0 0 79 5 20
2019 Financial management 57 25 0 5 6 0 6 88 12 16
2019 Information technology 67 11 11 5 6 0 0 78 11 36
2019 Policy 75 16 0 4 4 0 0 91 9 24
2019 Project management 48 24 14 0 10 0 5 75 10 21
2019 Other services to the public 61 39 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 52 35 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 58 32 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 21
2018 Science and technology 62 28 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 96
2018 Administration and operations 52 35 3 6 1 2 0 90 7 88
2018 Human resources 53 37 5 5 0 0 0 89 5 19
2018 Financial management 62 23 8 8 0 0 0 85 8 13
2018 Information management 30 50 10 10 0 0 0 80 10 10
2018 Information technology 62 21 4 4 4 4 0 87 9 24
2018 Policy 33 58 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 12
2018 Project management 56 25 13 6 0 0 0 81 6 16
2018 Other services to the public 60 40 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2018 None of the above 44 40 10 0 5 0 0 85 5 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 61 24 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 21
2017 Science and technology 66 19 8 3 3 1 2 86 6 140
2017 Administration and operations 51 28 6 8 3 3 2 83 11 65
2017 Human resources 55 34 5 0 0 5 0 94 0 18
2017 Financial management 50 20 5 21 5 0 0 69 26 20
2017 Information technology 53 24 12 8 0 4 0 80 8 23
2017 Evaluation 46 9 18 27 0 0 0 55 27 11
2017 Policy 76 17 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 13
2017 None of the above 50 45 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 28 47 10 11 4 0 0 75 15 28
2014 Science and technology 58 26 8 3 2 1 1 86 6 88
2014 Administration and operations 43 42 5 4 6 0 1 86 10 105
2014 Human resources 28 50 11 6 6 0 0 78 11 18
2014 Financial management 49 17 34 0 0 0 0 66 0 12
2014 Information technology 42 26 24 3 5 0 0 68 8 38
2014 None of the above 52 27 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 19

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 Communications or public affairs 60 25 5 10 0 0 0 85 10 19
2019 Science and technology 60 30 3 6 0 1 0 91 6 89
2019 Administration and operations 52 27 9 5 5 1 1 81 10 82
2019 Human resources 48 41 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 20
2019 Financial management 63 25 6 5 0 0 0 89 5 16
2019 Information technology 61 20 10 0 9 0 0 81 9 36
2019 Policy 58 34 0 4 4 0 0 91 9 24
2019 Project management 62 19 10 5 5 0 0 80 10 21
2019 Other services to the public 49 31 20 0 0 0 0 80 0 10
2019 None of the above 48 30 22 0 0 0 0 78 0 14
2018 Communications or public affairs 63 22 10 0 5 0 0 85 5 21
2018 Science and technology 51 37 8 2 1 0 0 89 3 97
2018 Administration and operations 49 37 8 4 2 0 0 86 7 88
2018 Human resources 53 26 16 5 0 0 0 79 5 19
2018 Financial management 54 15 15 8 0 8 0 75 8 13
2018 Information management 40 30 10 20 0 0 0 69 20 10
2018 Information technology 64 20 8 4 4 0 0 84 8 25
2018 Policy 42 58 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12
2018 Project management 56 38 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 16
2018 Other services to the public 70 20 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2018 None of the above 34 36 15 5 5 5 0 74 10 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 52 15 19 14 0 0 0 67 14 21
2017 Science and technology 56 26 7 8 2 1 2 83 10 140
2017 Administration and operations 42 38 8 8 5 0 0 80 12 65
2017 Human resources 45 37 5 8 0 5 0 86 8 18
2017 Financial management 40 26 15 15 5 0 0 65 20 20
2017 Information technology 55 22 16 8 0 0 0 77 8 23
2017 Evaluation 55 18 9 18 0 0 0 73 18 11
2017 Policy 77 16 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 13
2017 None of the above 45 45 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 32 50 11 4 4 0 0 82 7 28
2014 Science and technology 55 33 3 5 3 1 0 89 8 88
2014 Administration and operations 37 38 10 10 3 1 1 77 13 105
2014 Human resources 33 39 17 11 0 0 0 72 11 18
2014 Financial management 32 34 26 9 0 0 0 66 9 12
2014 Information technology 42 34 13 8 3 0 0 76 11 38
2014 None of the above 58 21 11 5 5 0 0 79 11 19

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 Communications or public affairs 43 51 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Science and technology 65 26 7 1 1 0 0 91 2 90
2019 Administration and operations 55 30 6 4 5 0 0 85 9 82
2019 Human resources 79 10 0 5 5 0 0 90 10 20
2019 Financial management 70 19 0 5 0 0 6 94 6 16
2019 Information technology 70 5 14 8 3 0 0 75 11 36
2019 Policy 50 41 4 0 4 0 0 91 4 24
2019 Project management 72 19 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 21
2019 Other services to the public 69 31 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 59 41 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 58 32 4 0 5 0 0 91 5 21
2018 Science and technology 61 25 8 4 2 0 0 85 6 96
2018 Administration and operations 55 31 5 7 1 0 1 87 8 88
2018 Human resources 47 37 11 5 0 0 0 84 5 19
2018 Financial management 54 15 23 8 0 0 0 69 8 13
2018 Information management 30 60 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2018 Information technology 64 11 16 0 8 0 0 76 8 25
2018 Policy 33 50 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 12
2018 Project management 69 25 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 16
2018 Other services to the public 70 10 20 0 0 0 0 80 0 10
2018 None of the above 49 31 5 10 5 0 0 80 15 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 52 24 14 5 5 0 0 76 9 21
2017 Science and technology 64 24 5 4 3 0 0 89 7 140
2017 Administration and operations 54 25 9 8 5 0 0 79 12 65
2017 Human resources 68 21 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 18
2017 Financial management 60 15 10 10 5 0 0 75 15 20
2017 Information technology 57 28 8 8 0 0 0 84 8 23
2017 Evaluation 54 9 28 9 0 0 0 63 9 11
2017 Policy 56 29 7 8 0 0 0 84 8 13
2017 None of the above 55 25 15 5 0 0 0 80 5 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 43 32 14 7 4 0 0 75 11 28
2014 Science and technology 55 26 7 9 3 0 0 81 13 88
2014 Administration and operations 51 30 7 8 3 0 1 83 11 105
2014 Human resources 28 56 6 6 6 0 0 83 11 18
2014 Financial management 40 26 17 17 0 0 0 66 17 12
2014 Information technology 45 34 11 11 0 0 0 79 11 38
2014 None of the above 58 11 21 0 11 0 0 68 11 19

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 Communications or public affairs 22 41 26 5 0 5 0 67 6 19
2019 Science and technology 53 37 3 3 2 1 0 91 6 90
2019 Administration and operations 48 29 8 7 7 0 0 77 14 82
2019 Human resources 40 21 20 20 0 0 0 60 20 20
2019 Financial management 38 32 6 13 11 0 0 70 24 16
2019 Information technology 39 30 14 9 3 6 0 73 12 36
2019 Policy 41 33 13 9 0 4 0 78 9 24
2019 Project management 20 55 15 10 0 0 0 74 10 20
2019 Other services to the public 80 20 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 65 14 7 0 0 14 0 92 0 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 53 28 14 5 0 0 0 81 5 21
2018 Science and technology 50 35 7 5 1 1 0 86 6 97
2018 Administration and operations 39 41 11 6 1 1 0 82 7 87
2018 Human resources 27 42 15 16 0 0 0 69 16 19
2018 Financial management 23 38 8 23 8 0 0 62 31 13
2018 Information management 31 50 10 9 0 0 0 81 9 10
2018 Information technology 30 33 22 7 4 4 0 65 11 27
2018 Policy 41 50 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 12
2018 Project management 38 50 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 16
2018 Other services to the public 70 20 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2018 None of the above 29 51 15 5 0 0 0 80 5 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 28 53 5 5 9 0 0 81 14 21
2017 Science and technology 50 28 9 5 2 5 2 83 8 140
2017 Administration and operations 28 47 15 3 3 5 0 78 6 65
2017 Human resources 29 43 23 5 0 0 0 72 5 18
2017 Financial management 35 40 5 11 10 0 0 74 21 20
2017 Information technology 37 37 14 12 0 0 0 74 12 22
2017 Evaluation 64 27 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2017 Policy 32 45 16 0 0 7 0 83 0 13
2017 None of the above 50 15 20 5 0 5 5 72 6 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 25 47 22 0 4 3 0 74 4 28
2014 Science and technology 49 38 5 5 3 1 0 87 8 88
2014 Administration and operations 37 41 10 8 3 2 0 80 11 105
2014 Human resources 11 50 17 22 0 0 0 61 22 18
2014 Financial management 23 60 0 9 0 0 9 91 9 12
2014 Information technology 15 37 8 8 18 13 0 60 30 38
2014 None of the above 42 27 11 5 11 5 0 72 17 19

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 Communications or public affairs 27 32 26 14 0 0 0 60 14 19
2019 Science and technology 37 45 7 7 3 1 0 83 10 90
2019 Administration and operations 37 38 8 3 12 1 0 76 16 82
2019 Human resources 40 35 9 16 0 0 0 75 16 20
2019 Financial management 38 32 6 18 6 0 0 70 24 16
2019 Information technology 33 28 14 8 11 3 3 65 21 36
2019 Policy 49 34 9 9 0 0 0 83 9 24
2019 Project management 46 25 14 15 0 0 0 70 15 20
2019 Other services to the public 51 39 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2019 None of the above 59 28 7 7 0 0 0 86 7 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 49 38 9 4 0 0 0 86 4 21
2018 Science and technology 36 37 10 12 3 1 0 74 15 97
2018 Administration and operations 37 37 14 7 3 2 0 75 11 87
2018 Human resources 21 53 10 16 0 0 0 74 16 19
2018 Financial management 31 15 23 23 8 0 0 46 31 13
2018 Information management 31 50 10 9 0 0 0 81 9 10
2018 Information technology 18 22 27 14 8 8 4 45 25 27
2018 Policy 26 57 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 12
2018 Project management 43 25 25 6 0 0 0 69 6 16
2018 Other services to the public 30 50 0 10 10 0 0 80 20 10
2018 None of the above 29 31 15 25 0 0 0 60 25 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 38 48 5 0 9 0 0 86 9 21
2017 Science and technology 39 36 13 7 2 2 1 78 9 140
2017 Administration and operations 21 49 16 8 6 0 0 70 14 65
2017 Human resources 23 61 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 18
2017 Financial management 35 36 15 5 10 0 0 70 15 20
2017 Information technology 29 43 12 16 0 0 0 71 16 22
2017 Evaluation 54 37 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2017 Policy 43 32 0 17 8 0 0 76 24 12
2017 None of the above 40 25 15 10 5 0 5 68 16 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 28 54 15 0 4 0 0 82 4 28
2014 Science and technology 49 32 8 9 2 0 0 81 11 88
2014 Administration and operations 25 49 10 11 4 2 0 75 16 105
2014 Human resources 22 33 22 22 0 0 0 56 22 18
2014 Financial management 32 43 26 0 0 0 0 74 0 12
2014 Information technology 13 26 26 11 16 8 0 43 29 38
2014 None of the above 32 42 16 5 5 0 0 73 11 19

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 Communications or public affairs 16 49 15 20 0 0 0 65 20 19
2019 Science and technology 22 49 11 12 5 0 0 72 17 90
2019 Administration and operations 28 32 16 10 11 4 0 62 21 82
2019 Human resources 34 30 16 20 0 0 0 65 20 20
2019 Financial management 38 6 19 18 19 0 0 44 37 16
2019 Information technology 28 24 20 20 9 0 0 52 29 36
2019 Policy 32 51 4 13 0 0 0 83 13 24
2019 Project management 20 44 10 27 0 0 0 63 27 21
2019 Other services to the public 8 51 10 10 0 20 0 74 13 10
2019 None of the above 28 28 22 7 0 14 0 66 9 14
2018 Communications or public affairs 39 42 10 9 0 0 0 81 9 21
2018 Science and technology 24 37 16 15 6 1 0 62 22 97
2018 Administration and operations 23 43 15 11 5 3 0 68 17 87
2018 Human resources 11 47 21 16 0 5 0 61 17 19
2018 Financial management 15 23 15 23 15 8 0 42 42 13
2018 Information management 31 20 19 10 9 10 0 57 21 10
2018 Information technology 7 41 15 25 8 4 0 50 34 27
2018 Policy 28 45 27 0 0 0 0 73 0 11
2018 Project management 31 19 38 13 0 0 0 50 13 16
2018 Other services to the public 40 40 10 0 10 0 0 80 10 10
2018 None of the above 21 21 22 32 0 5 0 44 33 19
2017 Communications or public affairs 28 53 9 9 0 0 0 81 9 21
2017 Science and technology 22 38 19 13 3 4 1 63 17 140
2017 Administration and operations 17 44 17 8 11 3 0 63 19 65
2017 Human resources 11 52 23 6 0 8 0 69 6 17
2017 Financial management 30 20 15 26 10 0 0 50 36 20
2017 Information technology 24 35 25 12 4 0 0 59 16 22
2017 Evaluation 18 46 27 0 0 9 0 71 0 11
2017 Policy 33 37 8 7 7 7 0 76 15 13
2017 None of the above 25 30 15 20 5 0 5 58 26 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 10 58 18 7 0 7 0 73 8 28
2014 Science and technology 30 47 11 10 2 0 0 76 13 88
2014 Administration and operations 17 49 15 8 9 3 0 68 17 105
2014 Human resources 28 22 28 22 0 0 0 50 22 18
2014 Financial management 23 51 26 0 0 0 0 74 0 12
2014 Information technology 10 18 26 16 16 13 0 33 37 38
2014 None of the above 27 42 21 0 5 5 0 72 6 19

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 Communications or public affairs 5 43 26 25 0 0 0 49 25 19
2019 Science and technology 16 47 17 16 5 0 0 62 20 90
2019 Administration and operations 23 39 18 9 10 1 0 63 19 82
2019 Human resources 34 25 10 25 5 0 0 59 30 20
2019 Financial management 25 25 13 30 6 0 0 51 37 16
2019 Information technology 19 30 20 17 14 0 0 50 31 36
2019 Policy 28 51 4 13 4 0 0 79 17 24
2019 Project management 15 52 20 9 5 0 0 67 14 21
2019 Other services to the public 19 61 0 20 0 0 0 80 20 10
2019 None of the above 20 40 14 14 7 6 0 63 22 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 29 43 14 14 0 0 0 72 14 21
2018 Science and technology 16 50 10 17 5 1 0 67 23 97
2018 Administration and operations 17 44 16 17 5 1 0 62 22 87
2018 Human resources 11 37 26 27 0 0 0 47 27 19
2018 Financial management 8 38 23 8 23 0 0 46 31 13
2018 Information management 10 40 20 20 9 0 0 50 30 10
2018 Information technology 11 44 22 14 8 0 0 56 22 27
2018 Policy 9 50 42 0 0 0 0 58 0 12
2018 Project management 25 37 19 19 0 0 0 62 19 16
2018 Other services to the public 10 60 10 10 10 0 0 70 20 10
2018 None of the above 14 25 15 30 15 0 0 39 46 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 43 28 19 0 9 0 0 72 9 21
2017 Science and technology 22 38 18 12 7 1 1 62 20 140
2017 Administration and operations 9 48 15 19 9 0 0 57 28 65
2017 Human resources 18 54 11 17 0 0 0 72 17 18
2017 Financial management 25 20 25 21 5 5 0 47 27 20
2017 Information technology 29 27 20 20 4 0 0 55 24 22
2017 Evaluation 18 64 18 0 0 0 0 82 0 11
2017 Policy 32 30 8 16 7 7 0 66 24 13
2017 None of the above 25 25 25 15 5 5 0 53 21 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 18 32 21 21 4 4 0 52 26 28
2014 Science and technology 24 47 11 15 2 0 1 71 17 88
2014 Administration and operations 15 45 15 20 5 0 0 60 25 105
2014 Human resources 22 11 28 33 6 0 0 33 39 18
2014 Financial management 40 17 26 17 0 0 0 57 17 12
2014 Information technology 8 37 16 18 13 8 0 48 34 38
2014 None of the above 27 31 16 21 5 0 0 58 27 19
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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 Communications or public affairs 32 41 5 21 0 0 0 74 21 19
2019 Science and technology 31 50 8 8 3 0 0 81 11 90
2019 Administration and operations 39 33 5 12 10 1 0 73 22 82
2019 Human resources 48 26 10 16 0 0 0 74 16 20
2019 Financial management 25 44 13 11 0 0 6 74 12 16
2019 Information technology 27 45 9 11 9 0 0 72 20 36
2019 Policy 49 25 13 9 4 0 0 74 13 24
2019 Project management 33 38 14 10 5 0 0 72 15 21
2019 Other services to the public 51 49 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 32 47 14 7 0 0 0 79 7 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 55 20 15 10 0 0 0 75 10 20
2018 Science and technology 32 34 16 8 8 1 0 67 17 97
2018 Administration and operations 29 44 13 7 7 0 0 73 14 86
2018 Human resources 43 36 11 5 5 0 0 79 11 19
2018 Financial management 38 38 8 15 0 0 0 77 15 13
2018 Information management 10 49 20 10 10 0 0 59 20 10
2018 Information technology 37 29 15 11 8 0 0 66 19 27
2018 Policy 17 66 9 9 0 0 0 83 9 12
2018 Project management 67 19 7 0 7 0 0 87 7 15
2018 Other services to the public 20 50 0 30 0 0 0 70 30 10
2018 None of the above 20 40 10 20 5 5 0 63 26 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 52 19 5 24 0 0 0 71 24 21
2017 Science and technology 42 35 9 10 4 0 0 77 14 140
2017 Administration and operations 23 34 17 20 6 0 0 56 26 64
2017 Human resources 29 53 18 0 0 0 0 82 0 18
2017 Financial management 25 45 5 15 10 0 0 70 25 20
2017 Information technology 23 35 28 10 4 0 0 59 14 23
2017 Evaluation 27 36 0 28 9 0 0 63 37 11
2017 Policy 42 36 8 7 7 0 0 77 14 13
2017 None of the above 25 45 15 5 5 5 0 74 11 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 21 50 18 7 4 0 0 71 11 28
2014 Science and technology 41 32 11 10 6 0 0 73 16 88
2014 Administration and operations 23 35 18 13 10 0 0 58 24 105
2014 Human resources 22 33 11 33 0 0 0 56 33 18
2014 Financial management 41 24 17 17 0 0 0 66 17 12
2014 Information technology 18 53 16 11 3 0 0 71 13 38
2014 None of the above 26 37 11 27 0 0 0 63 27 19

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 Communications or public affairs 38 57 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Science and technology 38 46 8 6 2 0 0 84 8 89
2019 Administration and operations 41 40 7 10 1 0 0 82 11 82
2019 Human resources 34 46 16 5 0 0 0 79 5 20
2019 Financial management 38 24 13 25 0 0 0 62 25 16
2019 Information technology 39 31 17 14 0 0 0 70 14 36
2019 Policy 29 59 4 4 4 0 0 88 9 24
2019 Project management 25 50 9 10 5 0 0 75 15 20
2019 Other services to the public 29 71 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 35 45 14 7 0 0 0 79 7 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 40 49 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 20
2018 Science and technology 41 44 8 5 1 0 0 85 6 96
2018 Administration and operations 34 51 7 7 1 0 0 85 8 88
2018 Human resources 27 47 11 11 5 0 0 73 16 19
2018 Financial management 23 46 8 23 0 0 0 69 23 13
2018 Information management 19 40 31 0 10 0 0 59 10 10
2018 Information technology 34 34 15 12 4 0 0 69 16 26
2018 Policy 9 84 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12
2018 Project management 43 50 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 16
2018 Other services to the public 50 40 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2018 None of the above 10 65 5 15 5 0 0 74 20 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 43 34 14 9 0 0 0 76 9 21
2017 Science and technology 45 40 7 5 3 0 0 85 8 140
2017 Administration and operations 26 47 19 5 3 0 0 74 8 64
2017 Human resources 41 38 16 5 0 0 0 79 5 18
2017 Financial management 30 30 10 21 10 0 0 60 31 20
2017 Information technology 31 43 21 4 0 0 0 75 4 23
2017 Evaluation 46 36 0 18 0 0 0 82 18 11
2017 Policy 29 45 10 8 7 0 0 74 16 13
2017 None of the above 30 50 20 0 0 0 0 80 0 19

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 Communications or public affairs 38 47 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 19
2019 Science and technology 55 30 6 5 2 2 0 87 7 90
2019 Administration and operations 55 23 10 7 5 0 0 78 12 82
2019 Human resources 59 31 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 20
2019 Financial management 51 32 6 11 0 0 0 82 11 16
2019 Information technology 61 14 10 14 0 0 0 75 14 36
2019 Policy 49 42 4 0 4 0 0 91 4 24
2019 Project management 47 34 5 9 5 0 0 81 14 21
2019 Other services to the public 49 51 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 32 47 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 54 32 5 4 5 0 0 86 9 21
2018 Science and technology 51 34 8 5 2 0 0 85 7 97
2018 Administration and operations 41 43 6 7 1 1 1 86 8 88
2018 Human resources 47 42 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 19
2018 Financial management 54 23 0 15 8 0 0 77 23 13
2018 Information management 19 60 20 0 0 0 0 80 0 10
2018 Information technology 56 28 12 0 4 0 0 84 4 25
2018 Policy 17 83 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12
2018 Project management 62 25 6 6 0 0 0 87 6 16
2018 Other services to the public 50 40 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2018 None of the above 29 46 0 15 10 0 0 75 25 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 47 28 10 14 0 0 0 76 14 21
2017 Science and technology 53 32 4 7 3 0 1 86 10 140
2017 Administration and operations 42 36 11 5 5 0 2 79 10 65
2017 Human resources 40 42 13 0 0 5 0 86 0 18
2017 Financial management 40 31 5 15 10 0 0 70 25 20
2017 Information technology 51 24 8 17 0 0 0 75 17 23
2017 Evaluation 27 27 9 28 9 0 0 54 37 11
2017 Policy 74 26 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2017 None of the above 50 25 15 5 5 0 0 75 10 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 21 57 14 4 4 0 0 79 7 28
2014 Science and technology 47 33 6 13 1 1 0 80 14 88
2014 Administration and operations 41 33 10 7 7 2 1 76 14 105
2014 Human resources 33 56 0 11 0 0 0 89 11 18
2014 Financial management 49 17 17 9 9 0 0 66 17 12
2014 Information technology 37 45 5 13 0 0 0 82 13 38
2014 None of the above 36 32 21 11 0 0 0 68 11 19

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 Communications or public affairs 53 32 15 0 0 0 0 85 0 19
2019 Science and technology 38 50 5 5 1 0 1 89 6 89
2019 Administration and operations 38 45 5 11 1 0 0 83 12 82
2019 Human resources 64 26 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 20
2019 Financial management 38 38 19 5 0 0 0 76 5 16
2019 Information technology 36 25 25 14 0 0 0 61 14 36
2019 Policy 17 57 4 21 0 0 0 74 21 24
2019 Project management 28 59 4 9 0 0 0 87 9 21
2019 Other services to the public 29 71 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 41 32 26 0 0 0 0 74 0 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 65 15 10 10 0 0 0 80 10 20
2018 Science and technology 40 46 7 5 2 0 0 85 7 97
2018 Administration and operations 32 51 8 6 3 0 0 83 9 88
2018 Human resources 47 31 0 16 5 0 0 79 21 19
2018 Financial management 46 46 0 8 0 0 0 92 8 13
2018 Information management 10 50 31 9 0 0 0 60 9 10
2018 Information technology 18 37 22 19 4 0 0 55 22 27
2018 Policy 8 59 25 9 0 0 0 67 9 12
2018 Project management 57 24 6 13 0 0 0 81 13 16
2018 Other services to the public 40 50 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 10
2018 None of the above 24 50 15 10 0 0 0 74 10 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 39 47 5 9 0 0 0 86 9 21
2017 Science and technology 37 40 10 11 2 0 0 78 13 140
2017 Administration and operations 37 43 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 65
2017 Human resources 47 32 16 5 0 0 0 79 5 18
2017 Financial management 50 30 10 5 5 0 0 80 10 20
2017 Information technology 20 32 16 33 0 0 0 51 33 23
2017 Evaluation 37 54 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2017 Policy 46 54 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2017 None of the above 20 70 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 43 43 7 4 4 0 0 85 7 28
2014 Science and technology 31 44 10 10 5 0 0 75 15 88
2014 Administration and operations 31 37 12 13 6 0 0 69 19 105
2014 Human resources 22 50 11 17 0 0 0 72 17 18
2014 Financial management 32 9 17 17 26 0 0 40 43 12
2014 Information technology 8 29 16 26 18 0 3 38 46 38
2014 None of the above 31 37 0 27 5 0 0 68 32 19

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 Communications or public affairs 22 68 5 0 4 0 0 90 4 19
2019 Science and technology 27 45 11 13 3 0 0 72 17 89
2019 Administration and operations 31 38 10 10 10 2 0 70 20 82
2019 Human resources 43 16 29 12 0 0 0 60 12 18
2019 Financial management 25 38 13 11 13 0 0 63 24 16
2019 Information technology 30 30 23 14 3 0 0 60 17 36
2019 Policy 16 46 12 9 17 0 0 62 26 24
2019 Project management 30 40 15 10 4 0 0 70 15 20
2019 Other services to the public 31 19 10 31 0 10 0 55 34 10
2019 None of the above 14 46 14 21 0 6 0 63 22 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 54 24 14 9 0 0 0 77 9 21
2018 Science and technology 26 37 16 17 4 0 0 63 21 95
2018 Administration and operations 30 41 14 11 5 0 0 70 16 88
2018 Human resources 11 48 31 5 5 0 0 59 10 19
2018 Financial management 38 15 23 8 15 0 0 54 23 13
2018 Information management 31 60 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 10
2018 Information technology 11 25 34 18 8 4 0 38 27 27
2018 Policy 17 66 9 9 0 0 0 83 9 12
2018 Project management 24 44 19 0 6 6 0 73 7 16
2018 Other services to the public 30 20 30 20 0 0 0 50 20 10
2018 None of the above 10 42 16 26 0 5 0 55 28 19
2017 Communications or public affairs 38 53 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 21
2017 Science and technology 31 40 13 10 4 1 1 73 14 140
2017 Administration and operations 27 35 15 10 10 3 0 64 20 64
2017 Human resources 30 49 0 21 0 0 0 79 21 18
2017 Financial management 50 25 16 0 5 0 5 78 5 20
2017 Information technology 16 36 16 25 8 0 0 51 33 23
2017 Evaluation 18 55 9 18 0 0 0 73 18 11
2017 Policy 25 54 7 0 14 0 0 79 14 13
2017 None of the above 20 45 20 10 0 5 0 68 11 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 25 49 18 0 7 0 0 75 7 28
2014 Science and technology 18 38 24 15 3 1 1 57 19 88
2014 Administration and operations 19 38 14 12 16 0 0 57 29 105
2014 Human resources 11 39 17 28 6 0 0 50 33 18
2014 Financial management 23 17 0 51 9 0 0 40 60 12
2014 Information technology 13 29 11 16 18 13 0 48 40 38
2014 None of the above 20 32 21 16 11 0 0 52 27 19

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 Communications or public affairs 11 32 16 25 10 0 5 46 37 19
2019 Science and technology 30 28 12 20 8 0 2 59 28 89
2019 Administration and operations 26 35 6 17 15 1 0 62 32 82
2019 Human resources 19 30 5 26 20 0 0 49 46 20
2019 Financial management 13 38 32 0 18 0 0 51 18 16
2019 Information technology 30 22 14 17 11 3 2 55 30 36
2019 Policy 20 38 21 9 13 0 0 58 21 24
2019 Project management 24 48 10 14 5 0 0 72 19 21
2019 Other services to the public 20 39 20 10 10 0 0 59 20 10
2019 None of the above 26 13 14 21 20 0 7 42 43 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 24 15 24 23 9 0 5 41 33 21
2018 Science and technology 20 35 17 14 13 1 0 56 27 95
2018 Administration and operations 21 29 22 15 10 1 2 51 26 87
2018 Human resources 0 27 16 42 10 0 5 28 55 19
2018 Financial management 23 8 31 15 15 0 8 33 33 13
2018 Information management 31 59 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2018 Information technology 19 22 14 26 15 4 0 43 42 27
2018 Policy 17 42 33 0 9 0 0 59 9 12
2018 Project management 13 50 13 13 6 0 6 67 20 16
2018 Other services to the public 10 30 10 40 10 0 0 40 50 10
2018 None of the above 10 30 10 35 5 10 0 44 45 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 24 24 9 19 9 5 9 56 33 21
2017 Science and technology 24 37 16 14 6 2 1 62 22 140
2017 Administration and operations 12 28 11 21 23 5 0 42 46 65
2017 Human resources 8 26 28 16 11 5 7 39 30 18
2017 Financial management 10 30 20 31 5 5 0 42 37 20
2017 Information technology 8 39 8 10 35 0 0 47 45 23
2017 Evaluation 27 9 9 36 19 0 0 36 55 11
2017 Policy 30 40 7 8 14 0 0 70 23 13
2017 None of the above 20 25 10 15 20 0 10 50 39 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 15 35 11 7 25 6 0 53 35 28
2014 Science and technology 22 36 11 16 14 1 0 59 30 88
2014 Administration and operations 14 24 15 24 17 2 3 40 43 104
2014 Human resources 6 28 22 28 11 0 6 35 41 18
2014 Financial management 15 34 9 9 26 0 9 53 37 12
2014 Information technology 8 16 16 26 26 5 3 25 57 38
2014 None of the above 0 16 37 32 15 0 0 16 47 19

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 Communications or public affairs 52 26 16 0 0 0 5 83 0 19
2019 Science and technology 54 22 13 2 6 0 2 78 9 89
2019 Administration and operations 49 24 11 4 6 0 6 78 11 81
2019 Human resources 49 20 21 10 0 0 0 69 10 20
2019 Financial management 62 13 6 13 0 0 6 80 13 16
2019 Information technology 37 35 16 6 0 3 3 77 6 35
2019 Policy 37 41 17 4 0 0 0 79 4 24
2019 Project management 53 14 24 0 5 0 5 70 5 21
2019 Other services to the public 80 20 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 59 14 14 0 0 0 14 84 0 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 Communications or public affairs 89 5 0 0 0 0 5 100 0 19
2019 Science and technology 70 7 6 8 0 0 9 84 9 89
2019 Administration and operations 69 7 9 4 2 0 9 84 7 81
2019 Human resources 75 5 5 0 0 0 15 94 0 20
2019 Financial management 73 7 13 0 0 0 7 86 0 15
2019 Information technology 72 8 3 6 3 3 6 87 9 36
2019 Policy 66 12 9 0 9 0 4 82 9 24
2019 Project management 68 5 4 5 9 0 10 80 15 21
2019 Other services to the public 69 20 0 0 0 0 10 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 42 37 7 0 0 6 7 91 0 14

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 Communications or public affairs 74 11 5 5 4 0 0 85 10 19
2019 Science and technology 65 19 8 2 1 0 5 88 4 89
2019 Administration and operations 49 27 12 4 1 1 5 81 5 81
2019 Human resources 65 15 10 0 5 5 0 84 5 20
2019 Financial management 63 24 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 16
2019 Information technology 49 22 11 11 0 3 2 76 12 36
2019 Policy 54 33 9 4 0 0 0 87 4 24
2019 Project management 59 28 9 0 4 0 0 87 4 21
2019 Other services to the public 69 20 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2019 None of the above 60 21 14 0 0 6 0 85 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 Communications or public affairs 59 31 5 5 0 0 0 89 5 19
2019 Science and technology 56 21 13 5 1 0 3 80 6 89
2019 Administration and operations 47 22 16 7 2 0 5 73 10 81
2019 Human resources 59 21 10 5 5 0 0 79 10 20
2019 Financial management 56 19 6 6 6 0 6 80 13 16
2019 Information technology 41 31 9 9 3 5 3 78 12 36
2019 Policy 62 21 9 9 0 0 0 83 9 24
2019 Project management 59 19 9 0 4 5 5 86 4 21
2019 Other services to the public 39 51 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2019 None of the above 53 0 21 0 0 13 14 72 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 Communications or public affairs 64 10 10 5 5 0 5 78 11 19
2019 Science and technology 64 10 10 3 4 2 6 81 8 89
2019 Administration and operations 50 16 16 5 1 1 10 75 7 81
2019 Human resources 69 0 5 5 16 5 0 73 22 20
2019 Financial management 68 13 0 0 0 0 19 100 0 16
2019 Information technology 60 11 11 9 0 8 0 78 9 36
2019 Policy 74 13 9 0 0 0 4 91 0 24
2019 Project management 73 9 4 5 4 0 5 86 9 21
2019 Other services to the public 69 10 10 0 10 0 0 80 10 10
2019 None of the above 60 0 21 7 0 6 7 68 8 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 Communications or public affairs 78 16 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Science and technology 78 14 3 1 1 0 3 94 2 89
2019 Administration and operations 56 19 10 4 3 0 9 82 7 80
2019 Human resources 73 16 5 0 5 0 0 89 5 19
2019 Financial management 68 6 6 0 6 0 13 86 7 16
2019 Information technology 54 21 14 3 3 0 5 79 6 35
2019 Policy 82 4 4 4 0 4 0 91 5 23
2019 Project management 72 24 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 21
2019 Other services to the public 71 10 0 0 10 0 8 89 11 10
2019 None of the above 67 7 0 7 7 6 7 84 16 15

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 Communications or public affairs 84 16 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 19
2019 Science and technology 79 10 4 1 0 1 3 94 1 88
2019 Administration and operations 75 12 1 1 2 0 7 95 4 81
2019 Human resources 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 19
2019 Financial management 68 13 6 6 0 0 6 87 7 16
2019 Information technology 80 6 3 3 3 3 3 91 6 36
2019 Policy 71 16 0 4 4 4 0 91 9 24
2019 Project management 72 20 4 0 0 0 5 96 0 21
2019 Other services to the public 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 93 0 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 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 Communications or public affairs 89 5 0 0 0 0 5 100 0 19
2019 Science and technology 83 4 3 1 0 1 7 95 1 89
2019 Administration and operations 76 7 2 1 2 0 10 93 4 81
2019 Human resources 95 0 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 20
2019 Financial management 81 0 0 6 0 6 6 93 7 16
2019 Information technology 83 5 0 0 0 0 11 100 0 36
2019 Policy 87 0 4 0 0 0 9 95 0 24
2019 Project management 81 0 9 0 0 0 10 90 0 21
2019 Other services to the public 80 20 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 14

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 Communications or public affairs 49 30 11 5 5 0 0 78 11 19
2019 Science and technology 40 45 6 5 5 0 0 85 9 90
2019 Administration and operations 30 38 15 10 7 0 0 68 17 82
2019 Human resources 45 30 15 10 0 0 0 75 10 20
2019 Financial management 44 44 0 11 0 0 0 89 11 16
2019 Information technology 47 28 17 3 5 0 0 75 8 36
2019 Policy 49 46 0 0 4 0 0 96 4 24
2019 Project management 52 24 9 10 5 0 0 76 15 21
2019 Other services to the public 69 31 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 26 39 14 7 14 0 0 65 21 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 48 37 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 21
2018 Science and technology 34 43 14 7 2 0 0 77 9 97
2018 Administration and operations 31 42 16 10 1 0 0 73 11 88
2018 Human resources 39 28 17 11 6 0 0 66 17 18
2018 Financial management 38 23 23 15 0 0 0 62 15 13
2018 Information management 10 60 20 9 0 0 0 70 9 10
2018 Information technology 43 39 15 4 0 0 0 81 4 26
2018 Policy 42 50 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12
2018 Project management 69 24 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 16
2018 Other services to the public 20 40 10 20 10 0 0 60 30 10
2018 None of the above 20 65 4 5 5 0 0 85 10 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 53 33 5 0 9 0 0 86 9 21
2017 Science and technology 47 34 11 7 1 0 0 81 8 140
2017 Administration and operations 24 50 8 9 9 0 0 74 18 65
2017 Human resources 40 55 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 18
2017 Financial management 45 41 10 5 0 0 0 85 5 20
2017 Information technology 39 39 14 4 4 0 0 79 8 23
2017 Evaluation 37 27 9 27 0 0 0 64 27 11
2017 Policy 30 63 0 0 7 0 0 93 7 13
2017 None of the above 45 40 5 5 5 0 0 85 10 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 21 50 15 10 4 0 0 71 14 28
2014 Science and technology 33 49 9 7 1 0 1 83 8 88
2014 Administration and operations 26 42 16 12 4 0 0 68 16 105
2014 Human resources 28 44 17 11 0 0 0 72 11 18
2014 Financial management 49 43 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 12
2014 Information technology 23 53 13 11 0 0 0 76 11 38
2014 None of the above 16 68 11 5 0 0 0 84 5 19

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 Communications or public affairs 49 26 20 5 0 0 0 75 5 19
2019 Science and technology 48 31 11 4 5 0 0 80 9 89
2019 Administration and operations 41 34 11 6 6 0 1 77 12 82
2019 Human resources 40 40 10 10 0 0 0 79 10 20
2019 Financial management 70 13 6 5 6 0 0 82 11 16
2019 Information technology 48 31 6 11 5 0 0 78 16 36
2019 Policy 66 26 4 4 0 0 0 92 4 24
2019 Project management 58 19 14 5 5 0 0 76 10 21
2019 Other services to the public 59 31 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2019 None of the above 26 46 7 14 7 0 0 72 21 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 58 32 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 21
2018 Science and technology 40 38 9 12 1 0 0 78 13 97
2018 Administration and operations 42 30 14 10 3 0 0 73 14 88
2018 Human resources 53 24 17 0 6 0 0 77 6 17
2018 Financial management 54 0 31 15 0 0 0 54 15 13
2018 Information management 30 51 19 0 0 0 0 81 0 10
2018 Information technology 35 34 23 8 0 0 0 69 8 26
2018 Policy 34 33 33 0 0 0 0 67 0 12
2018 Project management 69 31 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2018 Other services to the public 20 40 20 20 0 0 0 60 20 10
2018 None of the above 35 35 15 10 5 0 0 69 15 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 53 28 5 5 9 0 0 81 14 21
2017 Science and technology 43 38 8 7 3 0 0 82 10 139
2017 Administration and operations 29 43 14 5 9 0 0 72 14 65
2017 Human resources 50 39 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 18
2017 Financial management 50 21 15 10 0 5 0 74 10 20
2017 Information technology 59 25 4 12 0 0 0 84 12 23
2017 Evaluation 55 18 18 0 9 0 0 73 9 11
2017 Policy 62 31 0 0 7 0 0 93 7 13
2017 None of the above 45 35 5 15 0 0 0 80 15 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 29 54 3 7 7 0 0 83 14 28
2014 Science and technology 34 49 8 6 1 0 2 85 7 88
2014 Administration and operations 37 37 10 10 6 0 0 74 15 105
2014 Human resources 56 39 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 18
2014 Financial management 49 34 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 12
2014 Information technology 37 40 18 3 3 0 0 76 5 38
2014 None of the above 27 42 16 16 0 0 0 68 16 19

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 Communications or public affairs 43 41 15 0 0 0 0 85 0 19
2019 Science and technology 39 44 7 6 3 0 1 84 9 88
2019 Administration and operations 43 37 10 8 3 0 0 80 10 79
2019 Human resources 48 41 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 20
2019 Financial management 27 53 13 7 0 0 0 80 7 15
2019 Information technology 31 49 8 9 2 0 0 80 11 35
2019 Policy 50 37 0 13 0 0 0 87 13 24
2019 Project management 33 53 4 10 0 0 0 86 10 21
2019 Other services to the public 69 31 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 59 28 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 62 29 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 21
2018 Science and technology 50 30 12 7 1 0 0 80 9 95
2018 Administration and operations 38 42 12 6 1 1 0 80 7 88
2018 Human resources 39 33 22 0 6 0 0 72 6 18
2018 Financial management 46 15 31 8 0 0 0 62 8 13
2018 Information management 0 69 31 0 0 0 0 69 0 10
2018 Information technology 37 37 14 11 0 0 0 75 11 27
2018 Policy 26 50 16 9 0 0 0 75 9 12
2018 Project management 57 37 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 16
2018 Other services to the public 40 50 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2018 None of the above 29 40 5 20 5 0 0 69 26 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 53 33 5 9 0 0 0 86 9 21
2017 Science and technology 42 38 13 5 1 0 0 80 6 140
2017 Administration and operations 37 41 11 8 3 0 0 79 11 65
2017 Human resources 63 37 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2017 Financial management 40 40 10 11 0 0 0 79 11 20
2017 Information technology 39 32 25 4 0 0 0 71 4 23
2017 Evaluation 54 9 18 11 9 0 0 63 19 11
2017 Policy 40 45 0 7 7 0 0 86 14 13
2017 None of the above 40 30 25 5 0 0 0 70 5 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 25 46 11 7 4 3 4 77 12 28
2014 Science and technology 40 40 13 3 3 0 1 80 7 88
2014 Administration and operations 34 40 13 9 4 0 0 74 12 105
2014 Human resources 33 39 17 11 0 0 0 72 11 18
2014 Financial management 40 34 17 9 0 0 0 74 9 12
2014 Information technology 31 42 16 3 8 0 0 74 11 38
2014 None of the above 21 47 11 16 5 0 0 68 21 19

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 Communications or public affairs 38 41 15 0 0 5 0 84 0 19
2019 Science and technology 29 51 13 6 0 1 0 81 6 89
2019 Administration and operations 26 44 14 7 4 4 1 73 12 82
2019 Human resources 36 36 11 16 0 0 0 73 16 19
2019 Financial management 38 38 13 0 5 6 0 81 6 16
2019 Information technology 25 44 17 14 0 0 0 69 14 36
2019 Policy 28 51 17 4 0 0 0 79 4 24
2019 Project management 38 57 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2019 Other services to the public 41 39 10 0 0 10 0 89 0 10
2019 None of the above 26 32 14 14 7 0 7 63 22 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 49 38 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 21
2018 Science and technology 32 46 16 5 2 0 0 77 7 96
2018 Administration and operations 24 38 21 9 2 6 0 65 12 88
2018 Human resources 22 50 28 0 0 0 0 72 0 18
2018 Financial management 38 23 15 15 8 0 0 62 23 13
2018 Information management 31 30 10 0 9 20 0 76 11 10
2018 Information technology 15 39 30 12 4 0 0 54 16 26
2018 Policy 17 83 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 12
2018 Project management 31 50 19 0 0 0 0 81 0 16
2018 Other services to the public 10 40 20 30 0 0 0 50 30 10
2018 None of the above 10 45 20 19 5 0 0 55 24 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 38 29 14 9 5 5 0 70 15 21
2017 Science and technology 31 45 13 9 2 1 0 77 10 139
2017 Administration and operations 15 40 17 8 6 13 2 64 16 65
2017 Human resources 18 66 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 18
2017 Financial management 31 37 21 5 0 5 0 72 6 19
2017 Information technology 20 43 29 4 4 0 0 63 8 23
2017 Evaluation 9 64 9 9 0 9 0 80 10 11
2017 Policy 33 37 16 7 7 0 0 70 14 13
2017 None of the above 15 40 15 20 0 10 0 61 22 19

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 Communications or public affairs 49 36 5 10 0 0 0 85 10 19
2019 Science and technology 61 29 2 5 3 0 0 90 8 90
2019 Administration and operations 66 22 1 7 4 0 0 88 11 82
2019 Human resources 79 16 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 20
2019 Financial management 51 30 13 0 0 6 0 87 0 16
2019 Information technology 42 30 20 9 0 0 0 72 9 36
2019 Policy 54 24 9 4 9 0 0 79 13 24
2019 Project management 62 33 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 21
2019 Other services to the public 59 41 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2019 None of the above 63 30 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 14
2018 Communications or public affairs 70 24 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 20
2018 Science and technology 53 38 3 3 1 1 0 93 4 97
2018 Administration and operations 60 32 7 1 0 0 0 92 1 88
2018 Human resources 73 5 16 0 5 0 0 79 5 19
2018 Financial management 69 15 0 15 0 0 0 85 15 13
2018 Information management 50 40 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2018 Information technology 45 26 15 11 3 0 0 71 14 27
2018 Policy 67 16 9 9 0 0 0 83 9 12
2018 Project management 69 19 6 0 6 0 0 87 6 16
2018 Other services to the public 60 30 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2018 None of the above 40 30 20 5 0 0 5 74 5 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 61 29 5 5 0 0 0 91 5 21
2017 Science and technology 64 19 8 8 1 0 0 84 9 140
2017 Administration and operations 42 42 8 5 5 0 0 83 9 65
2017 Human resources 62 38 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2017 Financial management 60 25 0 5 5 0 5 90 10 20
2017 Information technology 24 55 10 12 0 0 0 79 12 23
2017 Evaluation 36 18 18 9 19 0 0 54 28 11
2017 Policy 49 51 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2017 None of the above 50 45 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 25 36 22 7 4 6 0 65 12 28
2014 Science and technology 46 34 7 7 3 1 1 82 11 87
2014 Administration and operations 46 32 11 8 3 0 0 78 10 105
2014 Human resources 44 22 17 11 6 0 0 67 17 18
2014 Financial management 40 34 9 9 0 0 9 81 9 12
2014 Information technology 39 37 16 3 3 0 3 78 5 38
2014 None of the above 52 21 5 16 5 0 0 73 21 19

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 Communications or public affairs 58 37 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Science and technology 39 35 15 7 3 0 0 74 10 90
2019 Administration and operations 51 26 15 3 5 0 0 78 8 80
2019 Human resources 34 25 16 21 5 0 0 59 26 20
2019 Financial management 44 37 13 0 6 0 0 81 6 16
2019 Information technology 28 37 22 11 3 0 0 64 14 36
2019 Policy 37 21 17 16 9 0 0 58 25 24
2019 Project management 53 33 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 21
2019 Other services to the public 51 39 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2019 None of the above 53 40 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 53 38 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 21
2018 Science and technology 45 30 12 11 2 0 0 75 13 97
2018 Administration and operations 53 36 9 2 0 0 0 89 2 88
2018 Human resources 52 16 16 11 5 0 0 68 16 19
2018 Financial management 46 38 8 0 8 0 0 85 8 13
2018 Information management 40 40 10 10 0 0 0 80 10 10
2018 Information technology 26 48 11 15 0 0 0 74 15 27
2018 Policy 26 25 16 33 0 0 0 50 33 12
2018 Project management 50 31 13 6 0 0 0 81 6 16
2018 Other services to the public 40 30 30 0 0 0 0 70 0 10
2018 None of the above 60 15 15 5 5 0 0 75 10 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 33 53 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 21
2017 Science and technology 46 32 15 6 1 0 0 79 6 140
2017 Administration and operations 46 41 9 2 2 0 0 88 3 65
2017 Human resources 21 34 40 5 0 0 0 55 5 18
2017 Financial management 40 31 30 0 0 0 0 70 0 20
2017 Information technology 27 37 24 8 4 0 0 65 12 23
2017 Evaluation 72 18 0 11 0 0 0 89 11 11
2017 Policy 21 47 24 7 0 0 0 69 7 13
2017 None of the above 35 15 35 0 15 0 0 50 15 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 42 43 7 4 4 0 0 85 7 28
2014 Science and technology 24 41 26 8 1 0 0 65 9 88
2014 Administration and operations 46 39 10 6 0 0 0 85 6 105
2014 Human resources 22 33 11 22 11 0 0 56 33 18
2014 Financial management 24 33 17 26 0 0 0 57 26 12
2014 Information technology 32 39 11 16 3 0 0 71 18 38
2014 None of the above 36 48 11 5 0 0 0 84 5 19

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 Communications or public affairs 75 16 0 4 0 0 4 95 5 19
2019 Science and technology 73 19 2 1 2 1 1 94 3 90
2019 Administration and operations 65 16 11 5 0 1 1 83 5 81
2019 Human resources 75 16 5 0 0 0 4 95 0 20
2019 Financial management 62 19 6 0 6 0 6 87 7 16
2019 Information technology 79 13 5 0 3 0 0 92 3 36
2019 Policy 71 25 0 4 0 0 0 96 4 24
2019 Project management 76 15 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 21
2019 Other services to the public 59 31 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 10
2019 None of the above 65 21 0 0 7 0 7 93 7 15
2017 Communications or public affairs 71 24 0 0 5 0 0 95 5 21
2017 Science and technology 79 10 1 3 1 4 2 95 5 140
2017 Administration and operations 55 30 2 3 8 0 3 87 11 65
2017 Human resources 59 23 7 0 5 5 0 87 6 18
2017 Financial management 65 15 0 5 5 0 10 89 11 20
2017 Information technology 77 8 0 8 8 0 0 84 16 23
2017 Evaluation 45 18 0 18 0 9 11 78 22 11
2017 Policy 76 24 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 13
2017 None of the above 55 30 5 0 5 0 5 89 5 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 46 36 7 3 4 0 4 85 7 28
2014 Science and technology 61 20 3 3 2 5 5 90 6 88
2014 Administration and operations 66 17 4 5 5 1 3 86 10 105
2014 Human resources 44 28 0 0 17 6 6 81 19 18
2014 Financial management 40 34 17 0 0 0 9 81 0 12
2014 Information technology 50 16 5 16 5 3 5 71 23 38
2014 None of the above 63 16 11 0 11 0 0 79 11 19

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 Communications or public affairs 5 59 36 19
2019 Science and technology 21 39 40 90
2019 Administration and operations 34 33 33 82
2019 Human resources 5 25 70 20
2019 Financial management 43 38 19 16
2019 Information technology 25 42 33 36
2019 Policy 41 21 39 24
2019 Project management 33 28 38 21
2019 None of the above 14 54 32 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 14 52 34 21
2018 Science and technology 24 36 40 96
2018 Administration and operations 21 38 41 88
2018 Human resources 26 21 53 19
2018 Financial management 54 8 38 13
2018 Information management 31 49 20 10
2018 Information technology 23 51 26 27
2018 Policy 41 26 33 12
2018 Project management 19 24 57 16
2018 Other services to the public 20 20 60 10
2018 None of the above 19 30 51 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 5 47 48 21
2017 Science and technology 26 46 28 140
2017 Administration and operations 20 45 35 65
2017 Human resources 41 22 37 18
2017 Financial management 45 20 35 20
2017 Information technology 31 33 37 22
2017 Evaluation 27 27 46 11
2017 Policy 37 23 40 13
2017 None of the above 20 60 20 19
2014 Communications or public affairs 21 22 57 28
2014 Science and technology 28 48 24 88
2014 Administration and operations 27 41 32 105
2014 Human resources 56 17 28 18
2014 Financial management 76 16 9 12
2014 Information technology 26 47 26 38
2014 None of the above 26 32 42 19

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 Science and technology 25 43 16 5 10 0 19
2019 Administration and operations 4 43 25 7 4 18 28
2019 Policy 0 42 9 11 28 11 10
2018 Science and technology 17 35 26 0 17 4 23
2018 Administration and operations 15 42 27 5 11 0 19
2017 Science and technology 28 33 14 5 17 3 35
2017 Administration and operations 8 31 54 0 0 8 13
2014 Science and technology 16 48 24 4 9999 8 25
2014 Administration and operations 11 46 29 4 9999 11 28
2014 Human resources 20 10 40 20 9999 10 10
2014 Information technology 10 20 50 10 9999 10 10
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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 Communications or public affairs 53 41 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 19
2019 Science and technology 62 32 0 5 1 0 0 94 6 89
2019 Administration and operations 53 34 9 2 1 0 0 88 4 82
2019 Human resources 61 23 5 10 0 0 0 84 10 20
2019 Financial management 44 37 13 0 6 0 0 81 6 16
2019 Information technology 59 33 3 5 0 0 0 92 5 36
2019 Policy 46 50 0 4 0 0 0 96 4 24
2019 Project management 67 28 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2019 Other services to the public 59 31 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2019 None of the above 55 31 14 0 0 0 0 86 0 15
2018 Communications or public affairs 81 15 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 21
2018 Science and technology 66 27 4 3 0 0 0 93 3 97
2018 Administration and operations 50 43 6 1 0 0 0 93 1 88
2018 Human resources 50 27 11 6 6 0 0 78 11 18
2018 Financial management 54 31 8 8 0 0 0 85 8 13
2018 Information management 31 50 9 0 10 0 0 81 10 10
2018 Information technology 54 34 8 0 4 0 0 88 4 26
2018 Policy 50 42 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 12
2018 Project management 62 38 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 16
2018 Other services to the public 90 0 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2018 None of the above 44 45 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 20
2017 Communications or public affairs 57 28 9 5 0 0 0 86 5 21
2017 Science and technology 63 30 4 3 0 0 0 93 3 139
2017 Administration and operations 36 50 6 6 2 0 0 86 8 64
2017 Human resources 54 46 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2017 Financial management 55 35 0 0 10 0 0 90 10 20
2017 Information technology 43 31 25 0 0 0 0 75 0 23
2017 Evaluation 37 54 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 11
2017 Policy 37 47 8 0 7 0 0 84 7 13
2017 None of the above 50