2019 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for Statistical Survey Operations by Question 94.1. Occupational category (variable derived from question 94)

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

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

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Employee engagement

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 44 52 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 64 27 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2019 Other occupational category 34 35 17 8 6 0 0 69 14 743
2018 Scientific and Professional 39 35 16 6 3 0 0 74 10 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 22 50 22 6 0 0 0 72 6 18
2018 Other occupational category 30 38 17 8 7 0 0 68 15 804
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 36 19 6 6 0 3 69 11 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 53 11 0 0 5 0 89 0 19
2017 Administrative Support 30 40 10 10 10 0 0 70 20 10
2017 Operational 34 40 12 8 6 0 0 74 14 824
2017 Other occupational category 22 40 23 10 6 0 0 62 15 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 27 67 0 0 7 0 0 93 7 15
2014 Operational 29 44 15 7 5 0 0 73 12 835
2014 Other occupational category 27 40 21 8 4 0 0 67 13 96

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 Scientific and Professional 37 33 19 7 4 0 0 70 11 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 27 36 9 18 9 0 0 64 27 11
2019 Other occupational category 22 32 20 13 12 1 0 55 26 743
2018 Scientific and Professional 10 55 16 13 6 0 0 65 19 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 12 41 12 18 18 0 0 53 35 17
2018 Other occupational category 19 32 19 14 17 0 0 51 31 805
2017 Scientific and Professional 17 25 28 22 6 0 3 43 29 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 11 53 21 16 0 0 0 63 16 19
2017 Administrative Support 20 30 10 20 20 0 0 50 40 10
2017 Operational 20 35 18 15 12 0 0 56 27 824
2017 Other occupational category 16 25 32 16 11 0 0 41 27 126

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 Scientific and Professional 77 23 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 26
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 64 27 0 0 9 0 0 91 9 11
2019 Other occupational category 51 28 14 4 2 0 0 79 6 742
2018 Scientific and Professional 45 45 3 6 0 0 0 90 6 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 28 44 22 6 0 0 0 72 6 18
2018 Other occupational category 46 33 13 4 3 0 0 80 7 805
2017 Scientific and Professional 42 39 11 3 3 0 3 83 6 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 63 26 5 5 0 0 0 89 5 19
2017 Administrative Support 50 40 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 10
2017 Operational 52 31 11 3 3 0 0 83 6 822
2017 Other occupational category 40 38 14 6 2 0 0 78 8 125
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 67 20 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 15
2014 Operational 61 27 8 2 1 0 0 88 4 839
2014 Other occupational category 56 27 13 0 4 0 0 83 4 95

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 Scientific and Professional 63 33 4 0 0 0 0 96 0 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 45 45 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 11
2019 Other occupational category 38 35 15 7 4 0 0 73 11 742
2018 Scientific and Professional 35 45 3 10 6 0 0 81 16 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 22 61 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 18
2018 Other occupational category 34 38 15 7 6 0 0 72 13 803
2017 Scientific and Professional 36 36 14 6 6 0 3 74 11 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 37 47 16 0 0 0 0 84 0 19
2017 Administrative Support 50 20 10 0 20 0 0 70 20 10
2017 Operational 42 35 13 6 5 0 0 76 10 823
2017 Other occupational category 27 39 19 6 6 2 0 67 13 124
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 40 27 33 0 0 0 0 67 0 15
2014 Operational 41 38 12 7 3 0 0 78 10 836
2014 Other occupational category 36 37 14 5 6 2 0 74 12 95

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 Scientific and Professional 42 31 15 4 4 0 4 76 8 26
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 42 8 8 17 0 8 64 27 12
2019 Other occupational category 30 27 19 14 10 1 0 57 24 746
2018 Scientific and Professional 32 26 19 16 6 0 0 58 23 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 17 28 28 11 17 0 0 44 28 18
2018 Other occupational category 26 29 20 12 13 1 0 55 25 814
2017 Scientific and Professional 28 36 19 8 6 0 3 66 14 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 42 37 16 5 0 0 0 79 5 19
2017 Administrative Support 40 0 10 20 30 0 0 40 50 10
2017 Operational 28 33 19 9 10 0 1 62 19 824
2017 Other occupational category 31 32 17 12 9 0 0 63 21 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 47 20 33 0 0 0 0 67 0 15
2014 Operational 28 33 20 11 8 0 1 61 19 847
2014 Other occupational category 35 31 13 11 7 2 1 67 19 98

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 Scientific and Professional 44 30 11 11 4 0 0 74 15 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 25 42 0 17 8 0 8 73 27 12
2019 Other occupational category 30 31 18 12 9 0 0 61 21 746
2018 Scientific and Professional 26 42 13 19 0 0 0 68 19 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 11 39 22 11 17 0 0 50 28 18
2018 Other occupational category 25 32 20 13 10 1 0 57 23 814
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 33 19 6 6 0 6 68 12 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 42 53 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2017 Administrative Support 30 30 20 20 0 0 0 60 20 10
2017 Operational 29 36 17 11 7 0 0 65 18 823
2017 Other occupational category 29 36 17 11 8 0 0 64 19 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 53 13 33 0 0 0 0 67 0 15
2014 Operational 29 35 18 10 7 1 0 65 17 845
2014 Other occupational category 33 32 20 8 3 3 1 67 12 98

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 Scientific and Professional 37 19 19 22 4 0 0 56 26 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 8 50 8 17 8 0 8 64 27 12
2019 Other occupational category 24 16 18 12 18 11 2 46 33 747
2018 Scientific and Professional 32 10 26 10 16 3 3 45 28 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 6 39 6 0 22 28 0 62 31 18
2018 Other occupational category 17 18 19 18 19 7 2 38 40 813
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 26 20 11 9 0 3 59 21 35
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 21 32 21 0 0 0 47 21 19
2017 Administrative Support 10 20 20 10 40 0 0 30 50 10
2017 Operational 21 19 21 13 16 8 2 44 32 824
2017 Other occupational category 20 14 19 17 20 10 0 38 41 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 33 13 33 7 13 0 0 47 20 15
2014 Operational 21 19 21 13 15 8 3 45 32 845
2014 Other occupational category 19 19 20 15 10 11 4 46 30 98
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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 Scientific and Professional 19 19 19 4 4 4 33 59 12 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 33 17 0 17 17 0 17 60 40 12
2019 Other occupational category 15 17 17 8 13 4 26 46 29 742

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 Scientific and Professional 50 19 19 8 0 4 0 72 8 26
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 33 25 17 17 0 8 0 64 18 12
2019 Other occupational category 35 28 16 10 5 4 2 67 16 745
2018 Scientific and Professional 61 29 6 3 0 0 0 90 3 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 39 50 0 6 6 0 0 89 11 18
2018 Other occupational category 35 29 13 10 7 3 2 68 18 811
2017 Scientific and Professional 36 33 14 6 6 3 3 74 12 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 37 26 32 5 0 0 0 63 5 19
2017 Administrative Support 40 30 10 0 10 10 0 78 11 10
2017 Operational 42 29 13 8 4 2 2 73 13 824
2017 Other occupational category 30 34 20 6 6 4 1 68 12 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 50 31 13 6 0 0 0 81 6 16
2014 Operational 39 33 14 7 5 1 1 73 12 841
2014 Other occupational category 43 34 11 7 2 3 0 79 9 98

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 Scientific and Professional 44 26 11 15 4 0 0 70 19 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 33 50 0 17 0 0 0 83 17 12
2019 Other occupational category 35 32 12 12 6 1 1 69 19 744
2018 Scientific and Professional 48 32 10 6 0 0 3 83 7 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 33 44 6 11 6 0 0 78 17 18
2018 Other occupational category 35 34 12 11 7 1 0 70 18 811
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 31 17 14 6 0 3 63 20 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 42 16 11 0 0 0 74 11 19
2017 Administrative Support 40 40 0 10 10 0 0 80 20 10
2017 Operational 40 35 9 11 4 1 0 76 15 823
2017 Other occupational category 31 40 14 10 6 0 0 71 15 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 69 25 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 16
2014 Operational 39 38 9 10 4 0 0 77 14 845
2014 Other occupational category 38 40 11 6 2 2 0 80 8 97

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 Scientific and Professional 41 30 11 15 4 0 0 70 19 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 42 42 8 8 0 0 0 83 8 12
2019 Other occupational category 39 29 15 10 6 0 0 68 16 745
2018 Scientific and Professional 58 32 6 3 0 0 0 90 3 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 39 39 11 0 11 0 0 78 11 18
2018 Other occupational category 37 30 14 11 7 0 0 67 19 811
2017 Scientific and Professional 36 25 8 19 8 0 3 63 29 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 32 37 0 0 0 0 63 0 19
2017 Administrative Support 30 20 30 10 10 0 0 50 20 10
2017 Operational 41 31 13 8 6 0 0 72 14 824
2017 Other occupational category 33 34 17 10 6 0 0 67 17 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 50 38 6 6 0 0 0 88 6 16
2014 Operational 44 30 13 7 5 0 0 74 13 844
2014 Other occupational category 43 37 10 6 4 0 0 80 10 98

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 Scientific and Professional 33 26 7 4 4 19 7 80 10 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 8 42 17 8 17 8 0 55 27 12
2019 Other occupational category 28 25 17 11 8 11 1 60 21 740
2018 Scientific and Professional 23 33 17 10 3 13 0 65 15 30
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 22 22 6 28 6 17 0 53 40 18
2018 Other occupational category 21 27 18 11 11 10 1 54 25 801
2017 Scientific and Professional 22 42 11 11 8 3 3 68 21 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 37 26 0 5 11 0 65 6 19
2017 Administrative Support 40 20 30 0 10 0 0 60 10 10
2017 Operational 26 29 15 8 8 12 1 64 19 818
2017 Other occupational category 31 28 13 15 8 5 0 62 24 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 40 33 0 20 0 7 0 79 21 15
2014 Operational 28 28 17 9 7 10 1 63 18 831
2014 Other occupational category 25 27 18 7 5 19 0 63 15 97

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 Scientific and Professional 41 30 15 4 7 4 0 73 12 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 42 8 17 17 0 0 58 33 12
2019 Other occupational category 26 30 18 13 10 3 0 57 24 741
2018 Scientific and Professional 23 37 23 13 3 0 0 60 17 30
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 11 28 17 33 11 0 0 39 44 18
2018 Other occupational category 21 28 20 16 13 2 0 50 29 803
2017 Scientific and Professional 20 46 17 9 6 0 3 68 15 35
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 11 53 16 11 5 5 0 67 17 19
2017 Administrative Support 20 40 30 0 10 0 0 60 10 10
2017 Operational 25 32 16 14 11 3 0 58 25 817
2017 Other occupational category 31 27 13 18 9 2 1 59 28 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 13 67 0 20 0 0 0 80 20 15
2014 Operational 26 31 20 12 8 2 1 59 21 834
2014 Other occupational category 24 32 11 13 9 8 2 62 25 97

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 Scientific and Professional 22 30 19 15 7 7 0 56 24 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 25 17 17 17 8 0 45 36 12
2019 Other occupational category 17 28 19 17 11 7 0 49 31 741
2018 Scientific and Professional 17 37 17 23 3 3 0 55 28 30
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 11 39 17 17 11 6 0 53 29 18
2018 Other occupational category 14 24 20 19 14 8 0 42 36 804
2017 Scientific and Professional 17 40 20 17 6 0 0 57 23 35
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 5 37 26 16 0 16 0 50 19 19
2017 Administrative Support 30 20 20 0 20 10 0 56 22 10
2017 Operational 16 31 18 15 10 10 0 52 28 822
2017 Other occupational category 22 30 18 18 8 5 0 55 27 125
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 64 29 0 0 0 0 71 0 14
2014 Operational 16 32 23 14 8 8 0 52 23 841
2014 Other occupational category 11 34 18 16 6 14 0 52 26 98

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 Scientific and Professional 26 26 22 15 11 0 0 52 26 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 25 33 0 25 17 0 0 58 42 12
2019 Other occupational category 15 28 17 19 15 6 0 47 35 742
2018 Scientific and Professional 10 40 27 13 7 3 0 52 21 30
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 17 28 17 22 17 0 0 44 39 18
2018 Other occupational category 14 24 17 22 19 4 0 40 42 802
2017 Scientific and Professional 25 19 19 17 14 3 3 47 32 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 6 50 17 11 0 17 0 67 13 18
2017 Administrative Support 30 20 20 10 10 10 0 56 22 10
2017 Operational 16 30 17 16 14 5 0 49 33 822
2017 Other occupational category 24 27 11 19 16 3 0 52 36 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 14 57 7 14 7 0 0 71 21 14
2014 Operational 16 31 18 20 10 5 0 49 32 840
2014 Other occupational category 18 28 21 14 9 9 0 51 26 98
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Workforce

Performance management

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 26 30 22 15 7 0 0 56 22 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 18 45 9 9 18 0 0 64 27 11
2019 Other occupational category 22 29 16 18 15 1 0 51 33 742
2018 Scientific and Professional 6 58 19 3 10 0 3 67 13 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 11 44 11 22 11 0 0 56 33 18
2018 Other occupational category 20 27 17 18 17 1 0 48 35 804
2017 Scientific and Professional 11 33 25 17 11 0 3 46 29 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 58 11 11 0 0 0 79 11 19
2017 Administrative Support 20 30 0 20 30 0 0 50 50 10
2017 Operational 19 34 16 17 14 0 0 53 31 823
2017 Other occupational category 16 33 19 17 14 0 1 50 31 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 20 53 13 0 13 0 0 73 13 15
2014 Operational 20 34 18 15 13 0 0 54 28 837
2014 Other occupational category 20 43 14 16 8 0 0 63 24 96

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 Scientific and Professional 48 37 7 7 0 0 0 85 7 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 36 27 18 18 0 0 0 64 18 11
2019 Other occupational category 39 37 13 8 3 0 0 76 11 742
2018 Scientific and Professional 35 58 3 3 0 0 0 94 3 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 39 44 11 6 0 0 0 83 6 18
2018 Other occupational category 37 40 11 8 3 0 1 77 12 803
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 43 11 9 3 0 3 76 12 35
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 42 5 5 0 0 0 89 5 19
2017 Administrative Support 70 10 10 10 0 0 0 80 10 10
2017 Operational 43 40 7 7 3 0 0 83 10 823
2017 Other occupational category 25 51 12 8 2 0 2 77 10 126

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 Scientific and Professional 37 33 7 11 7 0 4 73 19 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 42 8 8 25 17 0 0 50 42 12
2019 Other occupational category 35 31 13 13 7 1 0 67 20 745
2018 Scientific and Professional 58 39 3 0 0 0 0 97 0 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 33 44 11 11 0 0 0 78 11 18
2018 Other occupational category 36 35 10 9 8 0 0 72 17 812
2017 Scientific and Professional 25 56 8 6 3 0 3 83 9 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 47 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 19
2017 Administrative Support 50 20 10 10 10 0 0 70 20 10
2017 Operational 42 31 10 10 6 0 0 74 16 824
2017 Other occupational category 32 40 15 6 8 0 0 71 13 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 56 31 6 6 0 0 0 88 6 16
2014 Operational 43 35 10 7 5 0 0 78 12 840
2014 Other occupational category 43 43 5 7 2 0 0 86 9 98

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 Scientific and Professional 33 56 0 11 0 0 0 89 11 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 36 27 9 18 9 0 0 64 27 11
2019 Other occupational category 38 39 8 12 2 0 0 78 15 741
2018 Scientific and Professional 42 42 6 10 0 0 0 84 10 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 22 78 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 18
2018 Other occupational category 36 45 7 9 3 0 0 81 12 802
2017 Scientific and Professional 22 44 8 11 11 0 3 69 23 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 47 11 11 5 0 0 74 16 19
2017 Administrative Support 70 30 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2017 Operational 37 43 6 10 4 0 0 80 13 822
2017 Other occupational category 37 43 10 7 3 0 0 80 10 125
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 47 33 13 7 0 0 0 80 7 15
2014 Operational 31 45 9 11 4 0 0 76 15 838
2014 Other occupational category 40 43 6 7 4 0 0 82 11 96

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 Scientific and Professional 19 26 11 15 11 4 15 55 32 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 0 25 17 17 17 17 8 33 44 12
2019 Other occupational category 11 16 24 15 19 12 3 32 40 746
2018 Scientific and Professional 6 26 35 13 6 10 3 37 22 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 6 17 22 6 33 17 0 27 47 18
2018 Other occupational category 9 17 22 17 23 9 2 30 45 809
2017 Scientific and Professional 14 28 28 11 11 6 3 45 24 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 11 32 26 0 16 11 5 50 19 19
2017 Administrative Support 10 10 20 30 30 0 0 20 60 10
2017 Operational 10 17 23 15 19 12 4 31 41 824
2017 Other occupational category 17 19 19 14 20 10 1 41 38 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 13 47 27 0 7 7 0 64 7 15
2014 Operational 9 17 25 17 17 11 4 31 40 843
2014 Other occupational category 11 21 27 17 9 9 5 38 31 98

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 Scientific and Professional 26 19 19 11 22 0 4 46 35 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 0 17 8 17 25 25 8 25 63 12
2019 Other occupational category 11 18 19 14 24 8 6 34 44 746
2018 Scientific and Professional 16 16 19 19 16 6 6 37 41 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 17 33 22 22 0 6 18 47 18
2018 Other occupational category 8 19 17 17 27 6 5 31 50 814
2017 Scientific and Professional 8 25 33 14 11 6 3 36 27 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 11 26 16 16 16 0 31 38 19
2017 Administrative Support 10 30 0 30 30 0 0 40 60 10
2017 Operational 8 18 19 17 25 7 6 30 48 825
2017 Other occupational category 11 16 13 20 27 7 6 31 54 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 20 27 27 7 20 0 0 47 27 15
2014 Operational 10 18 20 18 21 7 5 32 45 847
2014 Other occupational category 9 12 24 20 22 5 6 24 48 98

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 Scientific and Professional 33 19 19 7 7 0 15 61 17 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 25 17 33 17 0 0 8 45 18 12
2019 Other occupational category 41 21 14 6 5 3 11 71 13 743

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 Scientific and Professional 37 4 7 0 11 0 41 69 19 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 33 8 8 0 17 8 25 63 25 12
2019 Other occupational category 48 6 4 4 8 5 25 78 16 744

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 Scientific and Professional 41 19 7 4 11 4 15 73 18 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 25 17 8 33 0 17 0 50 40 12
2019 Other occupational category 34 14 15 9 9 7 12 60 22 746

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 Scientific and Professional 33 26 11 0 7 4 19 76 10 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 25 8 17 17 0 17 17 50 25 12
2019 Other occupational category 31 14 13 10 9 11 12 59 25 746

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 Scientific and Professional 26 19 19 11 15 0 11 50 29 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 8 8 17 25 8 17 33 56 12
2019 Other occupational category 27 14 13 14 15 7 10 49 35 746

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 Scientific and Professional 52 7 7 4 4 4 22 80 10 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 33 25 0 8 8 17 8 78 22 12
2019 Other occupational category 56 14 7 2 3 7 11 85 7 744

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 Scientific and Professional 59 15 4 0 4 0 19 91 5 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 58 17 8 8 0 0 8 82 9 12
2019 Other occupational category 63 8 5 3 4 6 10 85 9 746

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 Scientific and Professional 56 7 4 0 4 0 30 89 5 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 42 17 17 0 0 8 17 78 0 12
2019 Other occupational category 62 8 5 3 4 4 15 86 8 746

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 Scientific and Professional 15 27 19 23 15 0 0 42 38 26
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 9 36 18 18 18 0 0 45 36 11
2019 Other occupational category 14 26 18 22 20 1 0 40 42 743
2018 Scientific and Professional 13 35 23 23 3 0 3 50 27 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 6 33 17 22 22 0 0 39 44 18
2018 Other occupational category 9 24 21 20 24 1 1 34 45 803
2017 Scientific and Professional 19 28 22 17 11 0 3 49 29 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 32 26 21 0 0 0 53 21 19
2017 Administrative Support 20 0 10 20 40 0 10 22 67 10
2017 Operational 12 30 18 19 21 0 1 42 40 822
2017 Other occupational category 10 23 19 18 23 0 6 36 44 124
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 53 13 7 13 0 7 64 21 15
2014 Operational 12 31 19 20 16 0 1 43 37 837
2014 Other occupational category 10 28 21 20 16 3 2 41 37 96

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 Scientific and Professional 19 26 19 22 15 0 0 44 37 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 27 27 18 27 0 0 0 55 27 11
2019 Other occupational category 14 23 21 20 20 1 1 38 41 743
2018 Scientific and Professional 19 23 29 23 3 0 3 43 27 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 6 22 33 22 17 0 0 28 39 18
2018 Other occupational category 11 24 20 21 23 0 1 36 44 805
2017 Scientific and Professional 14 42 19 11 11 0 3 57 23 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 21 16 32 0 0 0 53 32 19
2017 Administrative Support 0 30 10 20 30 0 10 33 56 10
2017 Operational 15 28 18 18 18 1 1 44 37 820
2017 Other occupational category 17 17 21 18 23 1 4 36 42 124
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 14 43 21 7 0 7 23 31 14
2014 Operational 15 26 24 17 16 1 2 42 33 838
2014 Other occupational category 18 26 17 20 17 0 3 45 38 96

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 Scientific and Professional 37 26 30 7 0 0 0 63 7 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 27 55 9 9 0 0 0 82 9 11
2019 Other occupational category 23 36 21 12 8 1 0 59 20 743
2018 Scientific and Professional 19 52 19 6 0 0 3 73 7 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 17 44 33 0 6 0 0 61 6 18
2018 Other occupational category 21 33 20 16 9 0 0 55 25 804
2017 Scientific and Professional 11 47 28 3 8 0 3 60 11 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 37 11 16 5 0 0 68 21 19
2017 Administrative Support 40 30 0 10 20 0 0 70 30 10
2017 Operational 22 40 18 10 8 0 1 63 19 818
2017 Other occupational category 19 40 16 14 10 0 0 60 24 124
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 20 47 13 13 0 7 0 71 14 15
2014 Operational 24 36 19 13 6 1 1 61 20 835
2014 Other occupational category 25 38 17 10 5 4 1 66 16 96

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 Scientific and Professional 11 33 22 19 11 4 0 46 31 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 0 25 25 33 8 0 8 27 45 12
2019 Other occupational category 9 22 20 20 18 9 2 35 43 748
2018 Scientific and Professional 3 29 26 19 6 13 3 38 31 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 6 6 28 39 22 0 0 11 61 18
2018 Other occupational category 7 18 24 24 19 8 1 27 47 814
2017 Scientific and Professional 11 33 25 17 8 0 6 47 26 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 32 53 5 5 0 5 33 11 19
2017 Administrative Support 0 30 0 20 40 10 0 33 67 10
2017 Operational 8 24 23 19 17 7 2 34 40 825
2017 Other occupational category 7 15 25 20 21 10 2 25 46 126

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 Scientific and Professional 30 30 7 22 11 0 0 59 33 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 36 9 18 27 9 0 0 45 36 11
2019 Other occupational category 31 31 14 12 9 1 1 63 22 743
2018 Scientific and Professional 39 29 19 6 3 0 3 70 10 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 28 17 28 17 6 0 6 47 24 18
2018 Other occupational category 28 32 15 12 12 1 1 60 25 804
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 25 22 6 14 0 3 57 20 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 53 21 5 0 0 0 74 5 19
2017 Administrative Support 40 20 30 0 10 0 0 60 10 10
2017 Operational 30 29 17 13 10 0 1 60 23 824
2017 Other occupational category 28 29 20 10 12 0 1 57 23 125
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 20 47 13 20 0 0 0 67 20 15
2014 Operational 29 32 16 13 9 1 1 61 22 834
2014 Other occupational category 29 38 9 13 9 1 1 68 22 96

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 Scientific and Professional 52 30 15 0 0 0 4 85 0 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 36 45 9 9 0 0 0 82 9 11
2019 Other occupational category 52 26 10 2 1 1 9 86 3 741
2018 Scientific and Professional 48 39 6 0 0 0 6 93 0 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 61 17 11 0 6 0 6 82 6 18
2018 Other occupational category 58 24 8 2 1 1 7 88 3 805
2017 Scientific and Professional 50 28 14 3 0 0 6 82 3 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 42 37 5 11 0 0 5 83 11 19
2017 Administrative Support 70 10 0 0 0 10 10 100 0 10
2017 Operational 55 25 7 2 1 1 9 89 3 822
2017 Other occupational category 66 17 7 2 0 1 8 90 2 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 47 40 7 0 7 0 0 87 7 15
2014 Operational 52 28 9 1 1 1 8 88 2 837
2014 Other occupational category 55 32 3 1 1 0 8 94 2 95

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 Scientific and Professional 37 19 11 4 15 0 15 65 22 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 33 50 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 12
2019 Other occupational category 33 19 9 6 14 4 15 63 25 745
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 11 17 11 19 0 11 47 34 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 53 21 11 5 11 0 0 74 16 19
2017 Administrative Support 40 10 10 0 20 20 0 63 25 10
2017 Operational 38 21 8 5 11 3 14 71 19 823
2017 Other occupational category 33 21 12 8 9 0 18 65 20 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 69 19 6 0 6 0 0 88 6 16
2014 Operational 40 23 10 4 8 3 13 74 14 845
2014 Other occupational category 41 25 6 7 5 5 10 78 15 97

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 Scientific and Professional 11 56 33 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 0 75 25 12
2019 Other occupational category 23 45 31 739
2018 Scientific and Professional 30 43 27 30
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 28 33 39 18
2018 Other occupational category 25 44 31 797
2017 Scientific and Professional 25 50 25 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 5 68 26 19
2017 Administrative Support 20 50 30 10
2017 Operational 17 49 34 817
2017 Other occupational category 24 40 37 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 25 50 25 16
2014 Operational 23 49 29 836
2014 Other occupational category 26 38 36 97

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
2018 Scientific and Professional 50 10 0 20 10 10 10
2018 Other occupational category 22 10 34 15 6 12 205
2017 Operational 32 4 26 19 4 15 140
2017 Other occupational category 3 7 23 17 33 17 30
2014 Operational 30 12 18 28 9999 13 181
2014 Other occupational category 4 4 35 26 9999 30 23
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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 Scientific and Professional 63 26 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 55 36 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 11
2019 Other occupational category 46 35 11 6 3 1 0 81 8 742
2018 Scientific and Professional 45 48 6 0 0 0 0 94 0 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 50 39 0 6 6 0 0 89 11 18
2018 Other occupational category 45 36 10 6 3 1 0 81 9 802
2017 Scientific and Professional 36 42 14 6 0 0 3 80 6 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 47 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2017 Administrative Support 70 20 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2017 Operational 48 35 10 5 2 0 0 84 7 822
2017 Other occupational category 33 46 12 4 4 2 0 80 8 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 47 40 7 0 7 0 0 87 7 15
2014 Operational 43 41 8 5 2 0 0 85 7 837
2014 Other occupational category 36 47 7 6 2 1 0 84 8 96

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 Scientific and Professional 37 26 19 7 4 7 0 68 12 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 33 17 17 8 0 8 55 27 12
2019 Other occupational category 25 36 19 12 6 2 0 62 18 746
2018 Scientific and Professional 16 48 26 6 3 0 0 65 10 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 22 44 11 17 6 0 0 67 22 18
2018 Other occupational category 21 38 19 12 9 1 0 60 21 810
2017 Scientific and Professional 17 53 6 17 6 0 3 71 23 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 58 11 11 0 0 0 79 11 19
2017 Administrative Support 40 20 30 10 0 0 0 60 10 10
2017 Operational 24 39 18 12 5 2 1 64 18 821
2017 Other occupational category 23 37 20 14 4 2 1 61 19 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 27 40 20 7 0 7 0 71 7 15
2014 Operational 27 41 16 9 5 1 0 69 15 848
2014 Other occupational category 29 42 11 9 5 3 1 73 15 98

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 Scientific and Professional 4 11 37 19 26 0 4 46 15 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 0 9 36 45 9 0 0 55 9 11
2019 Other occupational category 6 11 32 27 19 2 3 49 18 740
2018 Scientific and Professional 7 7 27 33 10 3 13 52 16 30
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 6 33 6 33 17 0 6 53 41 18
2018 Other occupational category 8 16 25 24 21 2 6 48 25 801
2017 Scientific and Professional 3 14 28 36 14 0 6 53 18 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 5 16 32 21 16 0 11 41 24 19
2017 Administrative Support 10 0 0 50 30 0 10 89 11 10
2017 Operational 4 11 30 25 23 2 4 52 17 820
2017 Other occupational category 6 6 32 23 25 2 6 52 14 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 20 27 33 20 0 0 53 20 15
2014 Operational 4 14 30 28 19 1 4 49 19 835
2014 Other occupational category 8 14 28 22 22 1 5 47 23 96

Question 18b. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... lack of stability in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 7 4 26 22 33 0 7 60 12 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18 45 27 9 0 0 36 18 11
2019 Other occupational category 6 13 26 24 25 3 2 52 21 739
2018 Scientific and Professional 6 16 39 16 10 3 10 30 26 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 11 17 17 22 33 0 0 56 28 18
2018 Other occupational category 11 18 22 19 24 2 4 46 31 803
2017 Scientific and Professional 6 8 33 25 22 0 6 50 15 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 5 11 42 16 16 5 5 35 18 19
2017 Administrative Support 30 10 10 0 40 0 10 44 44 10
2017 Operational 7 13 25 21 27 4 4 52 21 818
2017 Other occupational category 10 14 19 22 25 3 7 52 27 125
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 13 33 20 27 0 0 47 20 15
2014 Operational 8 14 25 22 24 2 4 49 24 833
2014 Other occupational category 10 18 15 20 32 0 5 55 30 96

Question 18c. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... too many approval stages.

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 7 15 30 7 33 0 7 44 24 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 18 27 0 27 18 9 0 50 50 11
2019 Other occupational category 6 12 21 24 21 8 8 54 21 739
2018 Scientific and Professional 3 13 30 30 10 0 13 46 19 30
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 39 11 17 0 28 0 6 29 53 18
2018 Other occupational category 10 15 21 19 20 5 10 46 29 802
2017 Scientific and Professional 6 14 26 23 14 3 14 45 24 35
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 5 11 42 5 16 5 16 27 20 19
2017 Administrative Support 10 10 10 0 30 20 20 50 33 10
2017 Operational 6 13 23 20 22 6 11 50 22 820
2017 Other occupational category 6 12 18 19 24 4 17 54 23 124
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 20 20 13 40 0 0 53 27 15
2014 Operational 6 15 22 22 20 6 10 49 24 837
2014 Other occupational category 6 10 18 16 33 10 7 59 19 94

Question 18d. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... unreasonable deadlines.

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 7 7 19 33 26 0 7 64 16 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 18 18 27 27 9 0 0 36 36 11
2019 Other occupational category 3 6 17 33 31 3 7 71 10 740
2018 Scientific and Professional 3 3 39 29 13 0 13 48 7 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 17 6 22 11 39 0 6 53 24 18
2018 Other occupational category 4 9 20 26 32 2 8 64 14 804
2017 Scientific and Professional 9 0 23 29 26 3 11 63 10 35
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 11 5 11 26 37 5 5 71 18 19
2017 Administrative Support 0 0 10 10 60 0 20 88 0 10
2017 Operational 2 6 19 32 31 3 7 70 9 819
2017 Other occupational category 2 4 19 27 35 2 12 71 7 124
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 13 7 13 33 33 0 0 67 20 15
2014 Operational 3 6 21 37 26 1 6 68 10 838
2014 Other occupational category 2 5 29 24 29 3 6 59 8 95

Question 18e. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... having to do the same or more work, but with fewer resources.

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 7 4 26 22 37 0 4 62 12 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 9 27 9 27 18 0 9 50 40 11
2019 Other occupational category 5 10 20 25 29 3 8 61 16 739
2018 Scientific and Professional 6 10 35 19 19 0 10 43 18 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 6 11 33 17 28 0 6 47 18 18
2018 Other occupational category 7 14 21 21 28 2 7 54 23 802
2017 Scientific and Professional 6 17 14 25 25 0 14 58 26 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 5 11 32 32 21 0 0 53 16 19
2017 Administrative Support 0 10 10 30 30 10 10 75 13 10
2017 Operational 5 9 21 23 31 3 8 60 16 820
2017 Other occupational category 4 6 14 26 32 2 16 70 13 125
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 20 7 13 20 40 0 0 60 27 15
2014 Operational 5 12 23 25 27 1 7 56 18 835
2014 Other occupational category 5 7 23 28 26 2 8 60 14 96

Question 18f. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... high staff turnover.

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 15 4 22 22 26 4 7 54 21 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 9 18 18 18 18 9 9 44 33 11
2019 Other occupational category 11 14 21 20 20 8 5 46 29 739
2018 Scientific and Professional 3 16 23 23 19 3 13 50 23 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 28 11 22 11 11 6 11 27 47 18
2018 Other occupational category 14 17 21 16 20 5 6 40 36 803
2017 Scientific and Professional 8 19 19 22 17 3 11 45 32 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 0 16 32 16 16 5 16 40 20 19
2017 Administrative Support 10 30 0 20 30 10 0 56 44 10
2017 Operational 7 11 22 21 26 7 6 54 21 819
2017 Other occupational category 12 13 18 18 22 6 10 49 30 125
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 0 27 13 33 27 0 0 60 27 15
2014 Operational 8 13 20 20 24 7 7 51 25 836
2014 Other occupational category 11 16 15 17 24 7 10 49 33 96

Question 18g. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... overly complicated or unnecessary business processes.

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 4 15 30 11 33 0 7 48 20 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 0 18 45 9 18 0 9 30 20 11
2019 Other occupational category 6 15 28 20 21 5 4 46 23 740
2018 Scientific and Professional 6 16 32 19 13 0 13 37 26 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 17 39 6 17 6 6 11 27 67 18
2018 Other occupational category 12 19 24 18 18 4 6 40 34 804
2017 Scientific and Professional 11 19 25 22 11 0 11 38 34 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 5 11 42 16 16 0 11 35 18 19
2017 Administrative Support 10 10 40 0 30 0 10 33 22 10
2017 Operational 7 12 25 20 25 4 7 50 22 821
2017 Other occupational category 10 11 21 18 26 2 11 52 24 125
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 7 20 20 27 27 0 0 53 27 15
2014 Operational 7 13 29 20 18 4 7 44 23 836
2014 Other occupational category 5 13 20 16 32 5 9 56 21 96

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

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 0 15 30 15 41 0 0 56 15 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 9 18 45 18 0 0 9 20 30 11
2019 Other occupational category 8 13 32 26 18 2 2 45 22 740

Question 40. I feel that change is managed well in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 22 37 15 7 7 11 0 67 17 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 0 42 33 0 0 8 18 36 12
2019 Other occupational category 13 29 23 18 10 6 0 45 30 742

Respectful workplace

Question 21. In my work unit, every individual is accepted as an equal member of the team.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 42 15 27 8 0 4 4 63 8 26
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 36 0 18 27 9 0 9 40 40 11
2019 Other occupational category 37 28 9 10 10 4 2 69 22 742
2018 Scientific and Professional 26 35 16 10 3 3 6 68 14 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 28 28 11 0 28 6 0 59 29 18
2018 Other occupational category 30 25 13 13 14 3 1 58 29 808
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 28 14 11 8 3 3 65 21 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 21 16 11 0 5 0 72 11 19
2017 Administrative Support 50 0 10 10 20 10 0 56 33 10
2017 Operational 35 28 12 12 8 3 1 66 21 823
2017 Other occupational category 30 27 14 13 10 3 2 61 24 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 56 31 6 6 0 0 0 88 6 16
2014 Operational 34 28 15 11 7 4 1 65 20 843
2014 Other occupational category 45 21 16 5 8 3 2 69 14 96

Question 22. In my work unit, individuals behave in a respectful manner.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 41 37 15 4 0 0 4 81 4 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 36 45 9 9 0 0 0 82 9 11
2019 Other occupational category 41 36 9 8 4 0 2 79 12 742
2018 Scientific and Professional 42 45 6 3 0 3 0 90 3 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 11 39 33 11 0 6 0 53 12 18
2018 Other occupational category 34 38 10 10 4 2 2 75 15 812
2017 Scientific and Professional 44 25 17 8 3 0 3 71 11 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 37 47 11 0 0 5 0 89 0 19
2017 Administrative Support 40 30 0 10 20 0 0 70 30 10
2017 Operational 40 38 9 7 3 2 1 80 11 823
2017 Other occupational category 32 40 9 11 7 0 2 73 19 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 50 31 6 6 6 0 0 81 13 16
2014 Operational 37 39 12 7 2 1 1 77 10 843
2014 Other occupational category 41 36 10 8 1 2 2 80 10 98

Question 23. The people I work with value my ideas and opinions.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 35 27 15 12 4 0 8 67 17 26
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 27 36 18 9 0 0 9 70 10 11
2019 Other occupational category 27 32 21 7 5 4 4 64 14 743
2018 Scientific and Professional 29 48 10 6 0 6 0 83 7 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 6 28 44 11 6 6 0 35 18 18
2018 Other occupational category 18 32 25 9 6 6 4 56 17 812

Question 48. I think that my department or agency respects individual differences (e.g., culture, work styles, ideas).

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 41 22 15 11 7 0 4 65 19 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 33 17 25 0 0 8 55 27 12
2019 Other occupational category 29 32 16 11 7 5 1 64 19 749
2018 Scientific and Professional 35 39 19 3 0 3 0 77 3 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 6 39 17 22 11 6 0 47 35 18
2018 Other occupational category 29 33 17 9 8 4 0 65 18 814
2017 Scientific and Professional 36 39 14 0 6 3 3 79 6 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 53 11 0 0 5 0 89 0 19
2017 Administrative Support 70 10 0 10 10 0 0 80 20 10
2017 Operational 34 35 14 7 5 4 1 73 12 823
2017 Other occupational category 35 36 15 10 4 1 0 71 14 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 33 47 20 0 0 0 0 80 0 15
2014 Operational 33 36 15 7 2 6 1 74 10 847
2014 Other occupational category 41 29 15 9 1 4 1 73 11 98

Question 49. My department or agency implements activities and practices that support a diverse workplace.

A diverse workplace includes everyone, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, religion, age, language, culture, background, interests, views or other dimensions.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 48 11 11 7 4 15 4 73 14 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 33 17 17 17 0 8 8 60 20 12
2019 Other occupational category 36 29 13 6 6 9 2 73 13 746
2018 Scientific and Professional 35 35 13 0 0 13 3 85 0 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 22 22 11 22 6 11 6 53 33 18
2018 Other occupational category 33 29 18 7 5 7 1 67 14 813
2017 Scientific and Professional 42 25 19 3 6 3 3 71 9 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 44 44 6 6 0 0 0 89 6 18
2017 Administrative Support 40 10 10 10 30 0 0 50 40 10
2017 Operational 35 29 15 4 5 8 4 73 10 825
2017 Other occupational category 33 25 23 10 6 3 1 60 16 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 40 33 20 0 7 0 0 73 7 15
2014 Operational 37 29 15 4 4 10 2 75 8 847
2014 Other occupational category 48 23 11 7 4 3 3 76 12 98

Question 50. Overall, my department or agency treats me with respect.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 56 22 11 4 7 0 0 78 11 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 42 25 0 25 0 0 8 73 27 12
2019 Other occupational category 45 29 11 9 5 0 0 74 15 747
2018 Scientific and Professional 42 39 13 6 0 0 0 81 6 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 33 33 6 11 17 0 0 67 28 18
2018 Other occupational category 37 35 12 9 6 0 0 72 15 814
2017 Scientific and Professional 39 33 17 3 6 0 3 74 9 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 58 32 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 19
2017 Administrative Support 30 40 10 10 10 0 0 70 20 10
2017 Operational 43 35 10 7 4 0 0 78 12 823
2017 Other occupational category 42 37 10 5 7 0 0 79 12 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 73 13 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 15
2014 Operational 44 37 10 5 4 0 0 81 9 846
2014 Other occupational category 47 32 11 4 3 2 1 81 7 98

Ethical workplace

Question 20. I am satisfied with how interpersonal issues are resolved in my work unit.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 38 8 15 15 0 8 15 60 20 26
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 27 27 9 18 9 0 9 60 30 11
2019 Other occupational category 22 23 18 10 9 12 6 56 22 742
2018 Scientific and Professional 23 20 13 13 3 13 13 59 23 30
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 17 50 6 17 11 0 0 67 28 18
2018 Other occupational category 12 21 23 15 11 10 8 40 32 808
2017 Scientific and Professional 19 28 19 14 8 8 3 53 25 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 32 21 26 0 11 0 11 59 12 19
2017 Administrative Support 30 30 10 0 20 10 0 67 22 10
2017 Operational 19 24 20 12 9 8 8 51 25 823
2017 Other occupational category 16 19 22 17 10 10 6 42 31 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 31 31 19 19 0 0 0 63 19 16
2014 Operational 20 27 19 11 7 7 8 56 22 846
2014 Other occupational category 27 28 17 9 6 7 6 62 18 98

Question 41. If I am faced with an ethical dilemma or a conflict between values in the workplace, I know where I can go for help in resolving the situation.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 48 19 7 7 7 4 7 75 17 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 25 25 8 17 8 8 8 60 30 12
2019 Other occupational category 28 33 14 9 9 6 2 65 19 745
2018 Scientific and Professional 26 42 16 13 3 0 0 68 16 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 11 50 17 0 17 6 0 65 18 18
2018 Other occupational category 25 33 14 12 9 4 2 62 23 811
2017 Scientific and Professional 29 29 20 14 9 0 0 57 23 35
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 47 21 0 0 5 0 78 0 19
2017 Administrative Support 20 50 10 10 10 0 0 70 20 10
2017 Operational 30 35 11 10 7 4 3 70 18 824
2017 Other occupational category 30 23 20 14 9 3 1 55 24 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 33 40 13 7 7 0 0 73 13 15
2014 Operational 32 32 13 9 6 5 2 69 16 848
2014 Other occupational category 32 30 13 11 4 6 3 68 17 97

Question 42. My department or agency does a good job of promoting values and ethics in the workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 37 26 15 7 0 7 7 74 9 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 25 17 25 17 0 8 8 50 20 12
2019 Other occupational category 26 30 23 10 7 4 1 59 18 746
2018 Scientific and Professional 26 32 26 10 3 3 0 60 13 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 11 39 22 17 11 0 0 50 28 18
2018 Other occupational category 24 31 23 9 9 3 1 57 19 811

Question 43. I feel I can initiate a formal recourse process (e.g., grievance, complaint, appeal) without fear of reprisal.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 19 22 11 19 15 7 7 48 39 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 25 8 8 8 33 8 8 40 50 12
2019 Other occupational category 17 21 16 15 17 13 1 45 37 744
2018 Scientific and Professional 6 26 23 16 10 16 3 40 32 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 6 17 22 11 39 6 0 24 53 18
2018 Other occupational category 16 20 16 16 19 12 1 41 40 810
2017 Scientific and Professional 8 36 17 6 17 8 8 53 27 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 37 16 16 11 5 0 56 28 19
2017 Administrative Support 20 0 20 20 10 30 0 29 43 10
2017 Operational 14 22 16 16 19 13 1 42 40 824
2017 Other occupational category 21 16 12 13 20 14 3 45 40 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 27 27 13 0 27 7 0 57 29 15
2014 Operational 17 22 18 16 15 11 1 44 35 849
2014 Other occupational category 18 23 21 13 15 4 4 46 31 98

Physical environment and equipment

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 41 48 4 7 0 0 0 89 7 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 27 45 0 9 18 0 0 73 27 11
2019 Other occupational category 41 43 4 8 3 0 0 84 12 740
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 44 8 11 3 0 3 77 14 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 53 42 0 5 0 0 0 95 5 19
2017 Administrative Support 60 20 0 10 10 0 0 80 20 10
2017 Operational 40 41 3 12 4 0 0 81 16 820
2017 Other occupational category 42 40 3 10 5 0 0 82 15 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 40 53 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 15
2014 Operational 36 45 5 10 4 0 0 81 14 827
2014 Other occupational category 41 46 3 7 3 0 0 86 10 96

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 33 37 7 7 4 4 7 79 13 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 36 18 9 18 18 0 0 55 36 11
2019 Other occupational category 38 34 9 9 4 0 6 76 14 738
2017 Scientific and Professional 31 31 19 8 6 0 6 65 15 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 47 11 11 5 0 0 74 16 19
2017 Administrative Support 40 20 10 20 0 0 10 67 22 10
2017 Operational 36 30 10 10 6 0 9 72 17 822
2017 Other occupational category 34 31 15 7 10 0 3 67 17 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 47 33 13 7 0 0 0 80 7 15
2014 Operational 34 32 10 10 6 0 8 71 17 833
2014 Other occupational category 34 36 13 13 1 0 3 73 14 96

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 33 37 7 15 4 0 4 73 19 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 18 45 0 0 36 0 0 64 36 11
2019 Other occupational category 38 33 12 12 5 0 0 71 17 743
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 33 14 8 8 0 3 69 17 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 53 16 5 0 0 0 79 5 19
2017 Administrative Support 40 30 30 0 0 0 0 70 0 10
2017 Operational 36 36 10 12 5 0 0 72 18 822
2017 Other occupational category 35 37 13 10 5 0 0 72 14 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 47 27 7 13 0 7 0 79 14 15
2014 Operational 33 37 11 11 6 0 1 72 17 838
2014 Other occupational category 31 29 11 16 8 2 2 63 25 96

Use of official languages

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 74 7 4 4 4 0 7 88 8 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 73 9 0 0 9 0 9 90 10 11
2019 Other occupational category 75 13 2 2 1 1 7 95 3 742
2017 Scientific and Professional 64 17 6 0 3 0 11 91 3 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 53 16 5 11 5 0 11 76 18 19
2017 Administrative Support 80 0 0 0 0 0 20 100 0 10
2017 Operational 70 11 4 2 2 0 10 91 4 820
2017 Other occupational category 64 13 5 2 3 0 13 89 5 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 67 13 7 0 0 0 13 92 0 15
2014 Operational 73 10 3 1 1 0 12 94 3 835
2014 Other occupational category 60 8 3 4 1 1 22 89 7 96

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 78 7 4 4 4 0 4 88 8 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 82 9 0 0 0 0 9 100 0 11
2019 Other occupational category 73 10 4 3 2 1 6 90 5 743
2017 Scientific and Professional 75 6 3 6 3 0 8 88 9 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 63 16 11 11 0 0 0 79 11 19
2017 Administrative Support 80 10 0 0 0 10 0 100 0 10
2017 Operational 74 9 6 2 3 0 6 89 5 825
2017 Other occupational category 69 13 9 2 1 0 6 87 3 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 75 13 6 6 0 0 0 88 6 16
2014 Operational 75 11 4 3 1 0 5 91 5 846
2014 Other occupational category 69 12 7 3 3 0 5 86 6 98

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 85 4 4 0 7 0 0 89 7 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 83 8 0 0 0 0 8 100 0 12
2019 Other occupational category 80 10 3 1 1 0 4 94 2 746
2017 Scientific and Professional 75 11 3 0 0 0 11 97 0 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 84 5 0 5 0 0 5 94 6 19
2017 Administrative Support 80 20 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2017 Operational 84 7 3 1 2 0 3 94 3 822
2017 Other occupational category 79 13 5 1 2 0 1 93 2 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 81 13 0 0 0 0 6 100 0 16
2014 Operational 83 9 2 2 2 0 3 95 3 845
2014 Other occupational category 77 11 5 4 1 0 1 90 5 97

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

Survey year Demographic Always/almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 26 15 11 7 7 30 4 61 22 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 33 0 0 8 17 42 0 57 43 12
2019 Other occupational category 37 14 7 4 6 25 6 74 16 739

Collective agreements and terms and conditions of employment

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 15 59 4 15 7 0 0 74 22 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 33 50 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 12
2019 Other occupational category 22 48 12 12 6 1 0 71 18 746

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 48 26 11 7 0 7 0 80 8 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 42 50 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12
2019 Other occupational category 36 30 14 6 3 11 0 74 10 744

Harassment

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

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 19 81 27
2019 Other occupational category 21 79 741
2018 Scientific and Professional 26 74 31
2018 Other occupational category 21 79 811

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 36 64 161
2018 Other occupational category 33 67 148

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 60 40 161
2018 Other occupational category 68 32 164

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 3 97 161
2018 Other occupational category 6 94 143

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 0 100 161
2018 Other occupational category 0 100 143

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 38 62 161
2018 Other occupational category 44 56 153

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 5 95 161

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 42 58 161
2018 Other occupational category 46 54 157

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 39 61 161
2018 Other occupational category 41 59 151

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 33 67 161
2018 Other occupational category 31 69 149

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 37 63 161
2018 Other occupational category 40 60 154

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 25 75 161
2018 Other occupational category 23 77 149

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 59 41 161
2018 Other occupational category 51 49 156

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 31 69 161
2018 Other occupational category 32 68 148

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other occupational category 4 96 142

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 13 87 161
2018 Other occupational category 21 79 149

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 23 77 161
2018 Other occupational category 27 73 147

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 47 53 161
2018 Other occupational category 49 51 155

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 40 60 161
2018 Other occupational category 34 66 150

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 19 81 161
2018 Other occupational category 13 87 146

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 55 45 161
2018 Other occupational category 55 45 159

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 15 85 161
2018 Other occupational category 20 80 148

Question 61c. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I contacted a human resources advisor in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 3 97 161
2018 Other occupational category 7 93 144

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 23 77 161
2018 Other occupational category 25 75 148

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 8 92 161
2018 Other occupational category 12 88 144

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 5 95 161
2018 Other occupational category 10 90 146

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 15 85 161
2018 Other occupational category 22 78 143

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 12 88 161
2018 Other occupational category 10 90 142

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 29 71 161
2018 Other occupational category 42 58 149

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 8 92 150
2018 Other occupational category 15 85 134

Question 62b. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not think the incident was serious enough.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 24 76 150
2018 Other occupational category 28 72 136

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 9 91 150
2018 Other occupational category 16 84 132

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other occupational category 8 92 129

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 13 87 150
2018 Other occupational category 14 86 129

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 4 96 150
2018 Other occupational category 5 95 129

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other occupational category 0 100 128

Question 62h. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not know what to do, where to go or whom to ask.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 20 80 150
2018 Other occupational category 18 82 131

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 16 84 150
2018 Other occupational category 19 81 130

Question 62j. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I had concerns about the formal complaint process (e.g., confidentiality, how long it would take).

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 29 71 150
2018 Other occupational category 38 62 133

Question 62k. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was advised against filing a complaint.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 10 90 150
2018 Other occupational category 4 96 128

Question 62l. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was afraid of reprisal (e.g., having limited career advancement, being labelled a troublemaker).

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 47 53 150
2018 Other occupational category 50 50 137

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other occupational category 5 95 128

Question 62n. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not believe it would make a difference.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 61 39 150
2018 Other occupational category 59 41 141

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 5 95 150

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 26 74 150
2018 Other occupational category 17 83 129

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 18 82 733

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 15 15 15 0 4 31 19 62 8 26
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 8 8 17 8 25 17 17 25 50 12
2019 Other occupational category 14 10 15 8 10 34 10 43 31 731
2018 Scientific and Professional 10 6 23 6 0 48 6 36 14 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 22 22 0 17 28 11 36 27 18
2018 Other occupational category 12 13 19 9 9 33 6 40 29 800
2017 Scientific and Professional 9 11 20 11 9 31 9 33 33 35
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 16 21 5 5 37 0 50 17 19
2017 Administrative Support 10 20 30 0 10 30 0 43 14 10
2017 Operational 13 16 15 7 7 35 8 50 24 822
2017 Other occupational category 12 9 23 9 9 29 10 34 29 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 13 31 25 0 13 13 6 54 15 16
2014 Operational 11 16 20 9 6 32 7 44 24 845
2014 Other occupational category 17 15 16 7 9 27 9 49 26 96

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 46 12 15 0 4 15 8 75 5 26
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 8 25 17 0 25 8 17 44 33 12
2019 Other occupational category 28 23 16 7 7 18 2 63 18 732
2018 Scientific and Professional 10 47 27 7 0 10 0 63 7 30
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 17 33 6 11 11 11 11 64 29 18
2018 Other occupational category 22 27 19 6 9 14 2 59 18 798
2017 Scientific and Professional 17 29 20 9 9 14 3 55 21 35
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 37 16 5 0 16 0 75 6 19
2017 Administrative Support 30 10 20 20 10 10 0 44 33 10
2017 Operational 25 28 15 7 6 15 3 66 16 821
2017 Other occupational category 24 29 17 7 9 11 2 61 18 126
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 31 38 19 6 6 0 0 69 13 16
2014 Operational 25 31 18 6 4 15 1 66 12 850
2014 Other occupational category 24 28 20 8 5 11 4 61 16 97

Discrimination

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

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 11 89 744
2018 Other occupational category 10 90 809

Question 67a. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Co-workers

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 31 69 79
2018 Other occupational category 22 78 68

Question 67b. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals with authority over me

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 71 29 79
2018 Other occupational category 91 9 78

Question 67d. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 0 100 79
2018 Other occupational category 0 100 64

Question 67f. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 34 66 79
2018 Other occupational category 25 75 66

Question 68a. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Race

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 25 75 79
2018 Other occupational category 23 77 68

Question 68b. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. National or ethnic origin

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 24 76 79
2018 Other occupational category 28 72 68

Question 68c. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Colour

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 14 86 79
2018 Other occupational category 20 80 65

Question 68d. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Religion

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 13 87 79
2018 Other occupational category 17 83 64

Question 68e. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Age

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 22 78 79
2018 Other occupational category 29 71 65

Question 68f. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Sex

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 30 70 79
2018 Other occupational category 19 81 65

Question 68i. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Marital status

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 8 92 79
2018 Other occupational category 9 91 64

Question 68j. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Family status

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 13 87 79
2018 Other occupational category 26 74 65

Question 68k. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Genetic characteristics (including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test)

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 0 100 79
2018 Other occupational category 0 100 63

Question 68l. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Disability

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 22 78 79
2018 Other occupational category 31 69 70

Question 68m. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Pardoned conviction or suspended record

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 0 100 79

Question 68n. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Other

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 26 74 79
2018 Other occupational category 38 62 68

Question 69a. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I discussed the matter with my supervisor or a senior manager.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 34 66 79
2018 Other occupational category 47 53 71

Question 69b. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I discussed the matter with the person(s) from whom I experienced the discrimination.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 18 82 79
2018 Other occupational category 13 87 66

Question 69d. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I contacted my union representative.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 17 83 79
2018 Other occupational category 34 66 68

Question 69e. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I used an informal conflict resolution process.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other occupational category 10 90 65

Question 69f. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I filed a grievance or formal complaint.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 7 93 79
2018 Other occupational category 18 82 67

Question 69g. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I resolved the matter informally on my own.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 12 88 79
2018 Other occupational category 12 88 64

Question 69h. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? Other

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 6 94 79

Question 69i. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I took no action.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 52 48 79
2018 Other occupational category 45 55 71

Question 70a. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The issue was resolved.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 7 93 71

Question 70b. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not think the incident was serious enough.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 9 91 71
2018 Other occupational category 10 90 55

Question 70f. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The individual left or changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 0 100 71
2018 Other occupational category 0 100 53

Question 70g. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other occupational category 0 100 53

Question 70h. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not know what to do, where to go or whom to ask.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 15 85 71
2018 Other occupational category 28 72 55

Question 70i. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was too distraught.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 11 89 71
2018 Other occupational category 24 76 56

Question 70j. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I had concerns about the formal complaint process (e.g., confidentiality, how long it would take).

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 32 68 71
2018 Other occupational category 46 54 57

Question 70k. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was advised against filing a complaint.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 11 89 71

Question 70l. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was afraid of reprisal (e.g., having limited career advancement, being labelled a troublemaker).

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 50 50 71
2018 Other occupational category 59 41 62

Question 70m. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Someone threatened me.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Other occupational category 0 100 53

Question 70n. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not believe it would make a difference.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 76 24 71
2018 Other occupational category 76 24 62

Question 70p. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Other

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 12 88 71
2018 Other occupational category 16 84 55

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 0 100 27
2019 Other occupational category 11 89 746

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 26 7 19 0 4 26 19 60 7 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 8 17 8 8 33 8 43 29 12
2019 Other occupational category 14 10 18 5 6 39 9 46 20 733
2018 Scientific and Professional 10 16 13 0 0 52 10 67 0 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 0 11 28 11 6 33 11 20 30 18
2018 Other occupational category 12 13 19 4 6 38 6 47 19 796
2017 Scientific and Professional 11 17 11 9 9 34 9 50 30 35
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 16 16 21 0 0 47 0 60 0 19
2017 Administrative Support 10 30 10 10 10 30 0 57 29 10
2017 Operational 14 15 18 2 4 40 7 55 12 818
2017 Other occupational category 14 17 19 3 6 34 8 52 15 125
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 19 31 25 0 6 13 6 62 8 16
2014 Operational 12 14 21 3 3 40 6 49 11 844
2014 Other occupational category 16 24 15 2 4 33 6 66 10 96

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 48 7 22 4 4 7 7 65 9 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 17 17 8 8 25 8 50 25 12
2019 Other occupational category 30 22 16 4 5 22 2 68 12 733
2018 Scientific and Professional 13 55 16 0 0 13 3 81 0 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 17 22 22 0 11 28 0 54 15 18
2018 Other occupational category 26 27 16 5 6 18 2 66 13 797
2017 Scientific and Professional 22 36 8 6 8 17 3 72 17 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 42 16 0 0 21 0 80 0 19
2017 Administrative Support 30 40 10 0 10 10 0 78 11 10
2017 Operational 29 27 15 3 3 20 3 72 9 819
2017 Other occupational category 27 33 10 6 6 16 1 73 15 124
2014 Administration and Foreign Services 44 38 13 0 6 0 0 81 6 16
2014 Operational 26 30 16 4 2 20 2 73 7 847
2014 Other occupational category 34 30 11 3 4 15 2 78 9 96

Duty to accommodate

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

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 15 85 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 83 12
2019 Other occupational category 19 81 745
2017 Scientific and Professional 19 81 36
2017 Operational 18 82 822
2017 Other occupational category 28 72 125
2014 Operational 17 83 840
2014 Other occupational category 19 81 98

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Other occupational category 78 22 140
2017 Operational 74 26 145
2017 Other occupational category 71 29 35
2014 Operational 79 21 139
2014 Other occupational category 95 5 19

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Operational 43 28 4 14 8 3 0 74 22 106
2017 Other occupational category 48 28 8 4 12 0 0 76 16 25
2014 Operational 40 35 4 14 6 1 1 76 20 110
2014 Other occupational category 33 39 11 11 6 0 0 72 17 18
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Workplace well-being

A psychologically healthy workplace

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 52 11 7 11 15 4 0 65 27 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 33 50 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 12
2019 Other occupational category 36 28 16 8 7 3 1 68 16 746
2018 Scientific and Professional 61 16 13 6 3 0 0 77 10 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 44 17 6 17 17 0 0 61 33 18
2018 Other occupational category 37 29 16 7 8 3 1 68 16 809
2017 Scientific and Professional 34 29 20 11 6 0 0 63 17 35
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 32 37 5 0 0 0 58 5 19
2017 Administrative Support 20 20 50 0 10 0 0 40 10 10
2017 Operational 41 28 15 8 6 2 0 71 14 822
2017 Other occupational category 33 30 17 7 9 4 1 66 17 126

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 22 37 11 15 4 4 7 67 21 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 8 8 8 42 17 8 8 20 70 12
2019 Other occupational category 18 33 20 13 10 6 0 54 24 749
2018 Scientific and Professional 16 23 19 29 3 3 6 43 36 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 17 22 33 17 6 6 0 41 24 18
2018 Other occupational category 16 31 21 13 12 6 1 50 27 808
2017 Scientific and Professional 11 31 28 8 22 0 0 42 31 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 11 42 32 11 5 0 0 53 16 19
2017 Administrative Support 10 20 30 20 10 10 0 33 33 10
2017 Operational 16 31 22 14 11 5 1 50 27 824
2017 Other occupational category 10 24 17 17 17 12 2 39 40 126

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

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 22 37 11 11 11 0 7 64 24 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 17 33 17 8 8 0 36 27 12
2019 Other occupational category 17 25 21 16 13 6 2 46 32 744
2018 Scientific and Professional 16 16 29 13 16 3 6 36 32 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 6 33 28 17 17 0 0 39 33 18
2018 Other occupational category 15 26 19 18 16 3 2 44 36 808
2017 Scientific and Professional 14 33 19 22 11 0 0 47 33 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 5 58 16 21 0 0 0 63 21 19
2017 Administrative Support 20 0 30 30 20 0 0 20 50 10
2017 Operational 16 29 21 15 13 3 3 47 30 824
2017 Other occupational category 12 30 12 20 21 5 0 44 43 126

Work-related stress

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

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 44 22 19 4 4 0 7 72 8 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 25 50 8 17 0 0 0 75 17 12
2019 Other occupational category 33 30 18 9 8 1 0 64 18 746
2018 Scientific and Professional 23 23 16 19 16 0 3 47 37 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 17 17 22 33 11 0 0 33 44 18
2018 Other occupational category 27 24 22 12 13 0 1 52 26 812
2017 Scientific and Professional 28 31 14 11 14 0 3 60 26 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 63 16 11 11 0 0 0 79 11 19
2017 Administrative Support 40 20 0 30 0 10 0 67 33 10
2017 Operational 31 25 22 11 11 0 1 56 22 822
2017 Other occupational category 29 23 21 8 18 1 1 52 27 126

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

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 37 37 19 7 0 0 0 74 7 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 25 50 17 8 0 0 0 75 8 12
2019 Other occupational category 47 26 16 5 3 0 2 75 9 748
2018 Scientific and Professional 45 29 13 6 3 0 3 77 10 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 56 11 17 17 0 0 0 67 17 18
2018 Other occupational category 42 29 17 5 3 0 4 74 9 811
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 25 22 11 3 0 6 62 15 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 26 32 26 5 11 0 0 58 16 19
2017 Administrative Support 70 20 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 10
2017 Operational 47 29 14 5 2 0 3 78 8 821
2017 Other occupational category 49 21 18 4 2 1 4 74 7 126

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

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 44 37 7 4 0 4 4 88 4 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 25 33 25 0 0 0 42 25 12
2019 Other occupational category 51 24 12 4 3 1 4 80 7 747
2018 Scientific and Professional 52 13 29 0 0 0 6 69 0 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 61 22 6 11 0 0 0 83 11 18
2018 Other occupational category 46 24 12 6 3 1 8 77 9 811
2017 Scientific and Professional 50 28 3 11 3 0 6 82 15 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 37 26 11 11 5 0 11 71 18 19
2017 Administrative Support 80 10 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 10
2017 Operational 50 25 13 4 2 1 5 80 6 820
2017 Other occupational category 56 17 12 3 3 2 6 80 7 124

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

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 52 37 0 11 0 0 0 89 11 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 58 17 8 0 0 17 0 90 0 12
2019 Other occupational category 56 19 11 5 3 2 3 80 9 748
2018 Scientific and Professional 71 13 3 6 3 0 3 87 10 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 67 28 0 0 0 0 6 100 0 18
2018 Other occupational category 51 22 11 4 3 3 7 80 8 812
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 33 6 14 6 3 6 73 21 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 53 18 12 0 12 0 6 75 13 17
2017 Administrative Support 70 20 0 0 0 10 0 100 0 10
2017 Operational 59 20 8 4 1 4 5 86 6 822
2017 Other occupational category 57 17 10 5 2 2 7 82 7 126

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

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 56 11 15 4 0 0 15 78 4 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 58 25 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 12
2019 Other occupational category 62 15 8 3 2 1 10 86 5 747
2018 Scientific and Professional 52 26 10 0 3 0 10 86 4 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 50 28 6 11 0 0 6 82 12 18
2018 Other occupational category 58 15 8 3 2 1 14 86 5 811
2017 Scientific and Professional 58 8 8 3 0 0 22 86 4 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 68 11 0 0 11 0 11 88 12 19
2017 Administrative Support 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2017 Operational 62 16 6 2 1 1 13 90 4 819
2017 Other occupational category 62 9 7 2 2 1 18 87 4 126

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

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 30 26 22 11 11 0 0 56 22 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 25 42 8 17 8 0 0 67 25 12
2019 Other occupational category 34 26 18 11 10 0 1 60 21 747
2018 Scientific and Professional 35 39 16 10 0 0 0 74 10 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 33 22 6 22 17 0 0 56 39 18
2018 Other occupational category 28 28 20 10 12 0 1 57 22 814
2017 Scientific and Professional 33 17 17 14 8 0 11 56 25 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 21 42 21 11 5 0 0 63 16 19
2017 Administrative Support 60 20 0 10 10 0 0 80 20 10
2017 Operational 33 30 18 10 9 0 0 63 20 822
2017 Other occupational category 23 31 25 12 6 1 2 55 19 126

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

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 37 19 30 4 7 0 4 58 12 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 25 33 8 8 0 8 45 18 12
2019 Other occupational category 32 25 19 10 8 1 4 60 19 749
2018 Scientific and Professional 32 16 26 16 6 0 3 50 23 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 33 22 28 17 0 0 0 56 17 18
2018 Other occupational category 29 23 19 11 12 2 4 55 24 813
2017 Scientific and Professional 25 31 22 6 8 3 6 61 15 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 47 32 11 5 5 0 0 79 11 19
2017 Administrative Support 50 10 0 20 10 0 10 67 33 10
2017 Operational 31 26 21 11 8 1 3 59 19 822
2017 Other occupational category 25 30 19 17 6 1 2 56 24 125

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

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 41 22 15 11 4 0 7 68 16 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 17 42 0 25 0 0 17 70 30 12
2019 Other occupational category 40 27 15 8 5 2 3 70 14 748
2018 Scientific and Professional 55 16 16 10 0 0 3 73 10 31
2018 Administration and Foreign Services 44 22 11 22 0 0 0 67 22 18
2018 Other occupational category 36 24 15 10 7 3 6 65 18 812
2017 Scientific and Professional 36 31 6 11 8 3 6 73 21 36
2017 Administration and Foreign Services 42 32 11 11 5 0 0 74 16 19
2017 Administrative Support 60 10 20 0 0 0 10 78 0 10
2017 Operational 43 27 16 7 4 1 3 72 11 822
2017 Other occupational category 38 30 14 10 3 0 6 71 14 125

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

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Scientific and Professional 44 33 11 4 4 0 4 81 8 27
2019 Administration and Foreign Services 50 33 8 8 0 0 0 83 8 12
2019 Other occupational category 44 28 14 7