2019 Public Service Employee Survey Results for Statistics Canada by Question 97. In total, how many years have you been working in your current department or agency?

The results of the 2019 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) are presented according to the numerical order of questions, grouped by section theme as they appeared in the questionnaire. 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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My Job

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 37 3 7 2 0 0 88 9 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 42 5 9 3 0 0 83 12 1099
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 47 5 9 3 0 0 84 11 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 44 6 7 2 0 0 85 9 692
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 43 41 4 8 4 0 0 84 11 931
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 37 44 4 10 4 0 0 81 15 1210
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 48 5 10 4 0 0 81 14 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 46 5 9 3 0 0 84 11 723
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 44 4 8 2 0 0 85 10 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 46 5 9 3 0 0 83 12 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 47 5 9 2 0 0 83 12 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 40 44 5 8 2 0 0 84 10 664

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 73 17 4 5 1 0 0 90 6 732
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 62 22 5 8 3 0 0 85 11 1100
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 54 25 8 9 3 0 0 80 12 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 52 27 9 9 3 0 0 79 12 693
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 68 19 4 6 2 0 1 88 8 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 61 24 5 7 3 0 0 84 10 1213
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 56 25 7 9 3 0 0 81 12 1246
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 54 25 9 10 3 0 0 78 13 723
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 68 21 5 4 2 0 1 90 5 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 57 25 7 8 3 0 0 82 11 1335
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 50 28 8 12 3 0 0 77 15 1248
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 51 26 8 11 3 0 1 78 14 666

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 31 5 7 2 0 0 86 9 729
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 45 37 6 9 3 0 0 82 12 1098
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 43 38 6 9 4 0 0 81 12 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 44 39 6 7 3 0 0 83 11 695
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 32 7 7 4 0 0 82 11 928
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 36 9 9 5 0 0 78 14 1213
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 37 9 9 5 0 0 77 14 1248
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 38 6 9 6 0 0 79 15 724
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 53 31 6 7 2 0 0 84 10 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 45 35 8 8 3 0 0 81 11 1336
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 45 38 7 7 4 0 0 83 10 1247
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 45 38 7 7 3 0 0 83 10 664

Question 4. I get the training I need to do my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 39 12 11 3 0 0 74 14 732
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 29 42 13 10 6 0 0 71 16 1100
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 43 13 12 6 0 1 69 18 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 32 42 11 10 3 0 1 75 14 690
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 41 8 9 3 1 1 81 11 914
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 47 11 11 4 0 0 74 15 1001
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 23 47 12 13 5 0 0 70 18 1019
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 31 44 12 10 3 0 1 76 12 617
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 33 40 10 12 5 0 1 73 16 931
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 31 39 11 11 7 0 0 70 18 1211
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 28 43 12 12 5 0 0 71 17 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 35 43 11 8 2 0 1 79 10 724
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 32 41 10 12 4 1 1 74 16 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 29 41 13 12 5 0 0 70 17 1333
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 29 43 14 9 4 0 0 72 14 1246
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 36 40 12 8 2 0 2 78 10 665

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 58 30 7 4 1 0 0 88 5 728
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 52 34 7 5 2 0 0 86 7 1101
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 36 7 4 1 0 0 87 6 1054
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 54 34 7 3 1 0 0 88 4 691
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 59 29 6 5 1 0 0 88 5 929
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 51 34 8 5 1 0 0 86 6 1210
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 36 7 4 2 0 0 87 6 1243
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 54 35 6 4 1 0 0 89 5 722
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 34 8 5 1 1 0 86 6 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 45 38 10 5 1 1 0 84 6 1336
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 47 39 9 3 1 1 0 87 5 1248
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 52 35 8 3 1 0 0 88 4 665

Question 6. I have support at work to balance my work and personal life.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 57 27 7 6 2 1 0 85 8 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 53 31 8 6 3 0 0 84 9 1099
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 47 33 8 7 3 0 1 82 10 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 49 33 8 6 2 0 0 83 9 690
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 61 26 7 3 1 1 1 89 4 912
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 48 32 10 7 3 0 0 81 9 1002
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 41 37 11 6 4 0 1 78 10 1018
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 36 10 7 3 0 1 80 10 619
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 57 27 9 3 3 0 1 85 6 932
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 48 32 9 6 3 1 0 82 9 1209
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 44 36 8 8 4 0 1 80 12 1246
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 48 32 10 6 3 0 1 81 9 724
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 27 11 2 3 2 4 83 5 612
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 45 32 11 6 4 1 1 79 10 1336
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 42 38 11 5 3 1 1 81 8 1247
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 45 38 8 4 2 1 2 85 6 665

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 37 11 6 4 0 0 78 10 734
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 41 14 6 4 0 0 76 10 1099
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 32 44 12 7 4 0 0 76 11 1063
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 36 45 10 7 3 0 0 81 9 695
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 41 11 5 2 0 0 83 7 909
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 33 46 11 8 3 0 0 79 11 1000
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 32 46 11 8 4 0 0 77 11 1015
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 35 45 12 5 2 0 0 81 7 616
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 37 43 9 7 4 0 0 80 11 928
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 33 47 10 5 3 0 0 81 8 1212
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 45 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 38 44 9 6 2 0 0 83 8 723
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 30 45 12 8 5 0 0 75 13 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 48 13 7 3 0 0 76 10 1339
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 28 48 13 8 3 0 0 76 11 1248
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 36 47 9 6 2 0 0 83 8 667

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 40 39 10 6 4 0 0 79 11 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 31 39 14 10 5 0 0 71 15 1104
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 28 41 14 10 7 0 0 69 17 1061
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 43 14 10 3 0 0 72 13 691
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 44 34 12 5 2 1 2 80 8 911
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 30 37 15 12 6 0 0 67 18 1001
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 40 15 11 7 0 0 66 19 1018
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 25 43 18 9 4 0 0 68 14 619
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 36 10 7 4 1 1 79 11 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 30 38 15 10 7 0 0 68 17 1212
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 28 41 14 10 7 0 0 68 18 1244
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 32 37 15 12 5 0 0 69 17 723
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 36 15 7 4 0 0 75 10 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 25 41 16 10 7 0 0 67 18 1336
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 24 42 17 12 5 0 0 66 17 1248
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 42 15 11 3 0 0 70 15 667

Question 9. I have clear work objectives.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 39 39 12 7 3 0 0 78 10 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 43 10 8 3 0 0 78 12 1104
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 30 44 12 9 4 0 0 75 13 1054
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 34 46 9 8 3 0 0 80 11 692
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 40 10 7 1 0 0 82 8 913
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 32 43 13 8 3 0 0 76 11 1001
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 29 44 13 10 5 0 0 73 14 1020
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 30 49 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 620
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 39 41 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 42 11 8 4 0 0 77 12 1211
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 31 48 10 7 3 0 0 79 11 1244
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 44 9 8 2 0 0 81 10 722

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 49 37 8 4 2 0 0 87 6 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 45 41 8 3 3 0 0 86 6 1101
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 41 43 10 4 2 0 0 84 6 1059
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 44 43 7 5 1 0 0 87 6 690
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 54 38 5 2 1 0 0 92 3 914
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 47 40 7 4 1 0 0 88 5 1000
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 43 43 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 1022
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 45 42 9 3 1 0 0 88 4 619
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 49 38 6 4 2 0 0 88 6 927
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 45 41 8 3 2 0 0 86 5 1209
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 45 43 7 3 2 0 0 88 5 1244
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 48 39 8 3 1 0 0 88 4 723
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 46 40 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 44 42 9 4 1 0 0 86 5 1334
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 45 10 3 1 0 0 86 4 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 48 41 7 2 1 1 0 90 3 667

Question 11. Overall, I feel valued at work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 43 34 13 6 4 0 0 77 10 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 38 38 12 7 5 0 0 75 12 1101
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 32 40 12 10 6 0 0 72 16 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 33 42 13 8 4 0 0 75 12 691
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 45 38 11 5 1 0 0 84 6 913
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 33 41 13 9 4 0 0 74 14 999
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 29 42 14 10 5 0 0 71 16 1020
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 31 41 14 9 5 0 0 72 13 618
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 38 10 7 3 1 0 80 10 927
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 33 40 13 8 6 0 0 73 13 1211
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 32 40 13 9 6 0 0 72 15 1244
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 35 41 10 9 5 0 0 76 14 721

Question 12. I am proud of the work that I do.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 34 10 4 1 0 0 84 6 732
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 36 13 3 2 0 0 82 6 1098
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 46 38 10 4 2 0 0 84 6 1055
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 48 39 9 3 1 0 0 88 4 682
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 37 9 3 1 0 0 87 4 908
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 45 40 9 3 1 0 0 86 5 995
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 47 38 9 4 2 0 0 84 6 1016
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 53 38 7 2 1 0 0 90 3 617
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 49 37 9 4 1 0 0 86 5 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 49 38 9 3 1 0 0 87 4 1212
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 37 8 2 2 0 0 88 4 1246
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 56 34 6 3 1 0 0 91 3 722
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 53 32 10 2 2 0 0 85 4 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 56 33 9 2 1 0 0 89 3 1335
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 53 35 9 2 1 0 0 89 2 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 60 32 6 1 1 0 0 92 2 667

Question 13. I have opportunities to provide input into decisions that affect my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 40 37 12 8 3 0 0 77 11 734
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 39 11 9 5 0 0 75 14 1103
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 32 41 13 9 5 0 0 73 14 1062
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 33 43 11 9 3 0 0 77 12 686
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 38 12 5 2 1 1 81 8 914
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 43 11 8 5 0 0 77 12 998
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 31 41 14 9 5 0 0 72 14 1012
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 34 43 12 7 4 0 0 77 11 616
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 37 12 8 4 1 1 76 12 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 41 11 8 4 0 0 77 12 1212
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 44 10 7 5 0 0 79 12 1245
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 40 41 8 8 2 0 0 81 10 723
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 27 43 14 10 4 1 2 72 14 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 44 14 10 4 1 0 71 15 1337
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 45 13 10 4 0 0 72 15 1248
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 33 43 12 7 3 1 1 77 11 667

Question 14. I am encouraged to be innovative or to take initiative in my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 30 14 6 3 0 0 78 9 732
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 43 34 12 7 4 0 0 77 11 1101
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 35 13 6 5 0 0 76 11 1058
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 40 11 5 2 0 0 81 7 694
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 33 10 6 2 1 0 82 7 908
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 40 36 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 997
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 37 15 7 5 0 0 73 12 1017
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 41 10 5 3 0 0 82 9 613
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 45 32 12 7 3 1 0 78 10 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 36 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 1206
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 38 10 7 4 0 0 79 12 1244
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 45 39 10 3 2 0 0 84 6 722
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 40 33 13 9 3 0 1 75 12 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 41 13 8 4 0 0 75 12 1335
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 40 16 7 4 0 0 73 11 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 41 9 7 2 0 0 81 9 667

Question 15. I have support at work to provide a high level of service.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 40 10 6 2 1 0 82 8 722
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 41 13 6 3 0 0 77 9 1098
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 29 43 14 9 4 0 1 73 13 1050
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 31 46 12 8 2 0 0 78 10 673
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 45 38 10 3 1 1 1 84 5 909
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 39 14 8 3 0 0 74 11 997
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 29 40 15 11 5 0 0 69 16 1017
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 31 46 13 6 4 0 0 77 10 613
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 44 39 10 4 2 0 1 84 6 927
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 40 37 13 6 4 0 0 77 10 1211
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 34 42 11 8 4 0 1 77 12 1245
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 40 11 7 3 0 0 80 9 720
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 43 37 12 4 2 1 1 81 7 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 33 41 15 8 3 1 0 74 11 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 30 43 16 7 3 0 0 73 10 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 40 12 7 3 1 0 78 10 667

Question 16. Overall, I like my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 36 8 5 3 0 0 84 8 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 41 11 5 3 0 0 81 8 1103
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 43 13 6 3 0 0 78 9 1063
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 42 11 6 2 0 0 81 8 694
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 47 39 8 4 1 0 0 86 6 913
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 38 44 10 5 2 0 0 82 8 998
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 43 13 5 3 0 0 79 9 1019
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 38 45 11 4 2 0 0 83 6 620
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 46 39 7 5 3 0 0 86 7 929
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 41 11 4 2 0 0 83 7 1211
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 41 41 10 6 3 0 0 81 8 1245
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 44 39 10 4 3 0 0 84 6 720
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 43 38 9 5 4 0 0 81 9 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 43 14 6 2 0 0 79 8 1337
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 44 12 6 2 0 0 79 8 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 44 10 4 1 0 0 85 5 666

Question 17. I can complete my assigned workload during my regular working hours.

Survey year Demographic Always/almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 30 10 3 1 0 0 86 5 732
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 33 12 5 3 0 0 80 8 1102
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 33 16 6 4 0 1 73 10 1055
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 32 16 9 6 0 0 69 15 689
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 62 26 7 2 1 1 1 90 3 910
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 45 33 14 5 2 0 0 79 7 999
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 38 32 16 8 5 0 0 71 13 1021
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 32 14 10 6 0 0 69 16 621
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 61 28 6 2 2 1 1 91 3 932
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 44 38 10 5 1 0 1 83 6 1213
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 35 14 7 4 0 1 76 10 1248
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 34 14 9 5 0 1 72 14 725
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 63 28 6 2 1 0 0 91 2 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 47 35 12 4 2 0 0 82 6 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 38 36 16 6 2 0 0 75 9 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 35 36 15 7 5 0 1 73 12 666

Question 18a. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... constantly changing priorities.

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 6 16 33 28 16 1 1 45 22 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 22 36 21 12 0 1 33 31 1102
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 25 36 21 6 0 2 27 36 1061
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 9 26 38 18 8 0 1 25 36 692
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 4 13 29 30 18 2 4 52 17 910
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 20 35 27 9 0 1 36 28 1002
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 26 39 17 6 0 1 24 36 1020
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 8 24 40 21 6 0 0 27 32 617
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 4 10 29 26 22 3 6 53 15 926
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 6 20 35 24 11 1 3 37 27 1205
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 8 21 38 20 9 0 3 30 31 1241
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 6 20 41 22 9 0 2 32 26 719
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 3 12 32 28 17 2 5 49 17 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 6 20 35 24 10 1 3 36 27 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 25 40 20 6 1 2 26 32 1246
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 6 24 41 20 7 1 1 27 31 662

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

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 4 10 19 30 32 4 2 65 15 730
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 6 12 27 30 21 2 2 53 19 1100
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 15 31 31 13 2 2 47 22 1056
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 6 18 30 29 15 1 1 45 24 692
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 2 5 15 30 39 6 4 76 7 906
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 4 12 23 36 20 2 2 59 17 997
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 4 15 29 32 15 3 2 50 20 1013
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 5 14 32 32 15 1 1 49 19 615
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 2 6 16 26 34 5 9 71 10 922
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 5 10 26 31 21 2 5 56 16 1203
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 4 11 26 31 20 3 5 55 17 1235
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 3 9 29 34 19 2 4 56 13 716
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 3 8 19 27 30 7 6 65 12 608
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 5 11 27 30 19 4 5 53 17 1335
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 4 16 33 30 12 3 3 45 21 1242
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 4 14 32 31 13 4 2 47 19 662

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

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 8 16 26 23 19 4 3 46 26 727
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 21 34 21 11 2 2 34 31 1101
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 12 24 33 20 7 2 3 28 37 1063
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 22 39 18 6 2 2 25 34 692
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 7 14 24 24 21 5 5 50 24 909
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 21 36 21 9 2 2 31 31 1001
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 24 35 17 8 2 3 27 37 1021
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 27 36 18 6 2 2 25 38 617
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 6 12 28 20 21 6 8 48 20 920
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 16 33 23 11 2 6 37 28 1205
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 22 31 19 11 2 5 33 33 1239
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 9 21 33 20 11 2 4 33 32 719
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 8 17 27 19 18 4 7 42 28 611
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 21 33 19 10 2 5 31 34 1333
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 12 27 33 17 7 2 3 25 41 1246
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 16 25 31 16 7 2 2 24 43 663

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

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 3 8 23 30 33 1 1 65 11 727
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 5 9 30 37 18 0 1 56 14 1096
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 15 39 28 10 1 1 39 21 1059
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 6 16 41 25 10 1 1 35 23 687
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 2 5 16 33 38 3 3 75 8 904
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 4 10 33 36 16 1 1 52 14 1001
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 17 36 29 10 0 1 39 24 1017
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 6 19 41 24 9 0 1 34 25 615
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 2 5 17 32 36 3 6 74 7 919
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 4 8 32 33 18 1 3 54 13 1197
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 13 37 27 13 1 3 42 20 1236
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 4 17 37 28 12 0 2 41 22 718
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 1 4 17 36 33 3 6 75 6 612
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 4 10 30 34 18 1 3 54 15 1333
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 5 17 39 28 9 1 2 38 22 1241
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 6 15 41 26 9 1 1 36 22 660

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

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 6 11 22 24 32 2 3 59 18 729
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 20 27 25 15 1 3 41 31 1099
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 15 24 31 20 7 0 2 28 40 1063
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 14 26 32 17 8 1 3 25 42 691
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 5 8 18 26 33 4 6 65 15 907
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 21 29 25 12 1 2 39 31 1002
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 28 27 19 8 1 2 28 45 1019
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 13 29 33 16 7 0 2 23 43 613
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 4 8 20 22 33 5 8 64 13 917
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 18 29 21 15 2 5 39 30 1208
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 25 31 16 10 1 4 27 40 1241
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 10 25 33 18 10 1 2 29 37 717
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 5 9 23 24 26 5 9 57 16 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 22 28 21 12 2 4 35 36 1329
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 28 33 14 6 1 2 21 45 1246
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 14 30 35 12 7 1 2 20 45 664

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

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 6 10 19 25 31 5 3 60 18 723
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 7 15 29 27 18 2 2 47 23 1098
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 7 18 32 28 12 1 2 41 26 1057
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 6 19 35 25 11 2 2 38 26 690
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 3 8 19 22 33 9 5 65 13 908
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 6 14 31 29 17 1 2 47 21 995
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 8 19 31 27 11 1 2 40 29 1008
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 8 17 35 26 10 1 2 38 26 616
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 5 9 19 21 28 8 10 61 17 921
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 14 29 22 18 3 6 44 25 1206
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 8 17 30 25 12 3 5 40 27 1236
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 7 16 32 28 13 1 4 43 24 717
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 4 9 18 23 26 11 9 62 16 612
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 6 14 28 27 17 3 5 48 22 1332
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 17 32 27 11 2 4 41 25 1247
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 7 19 32 27 10 2 3 39 27 662

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

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 6 15 25 25 22 4 2 50 23 728
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 18 33 24 12 2 2 37 28 1099
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 22 38 19 7 2 2 27 33 1054
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 9 24 38 17 8 2 2 26 35 694
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 6 12 26 23 23 5 5 51 20 908
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 20 35 21 12 2 2 34 30 1000
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 22 36 19 7 2 3 28 35 1019
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 9 20 43 18 6 3 1 25 30 616
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 6 11 26 22 21 7 7 50 20 923
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 17 33 22 12 3 5 37 27 1207
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 20 35 17 11 3 4 30 32 1243
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 9 20 37 19 10 2 3 31 30 716
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 6 14 27 19 20 6 8 45 24 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 18 31 23 11 4 4 37 29 1334
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 23 36 18 7 3 3 27 34 1248
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 12 20 37 18 8 4 2 27 34 664

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

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 7 16 29 27 19 1 1 47 23 732
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 16 36 22 14 1 2 38 26 1102
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 18 35 27 9 1 2 37 27 1063
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 6 16 37 27 12 1 1 40 22 693
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My Work Unit

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 73 16 5 3 2 0 1 90 5 730
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 64 22 5 6 1 0 1 88 7 1099
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 60 23 7 8 3 0 1 83 11 1059
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 59 23 6 8 2 0 1 84 10 692
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 70 18 5 4 2 0 2 89 6 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 67 20 5 5 2 0 1 87 8 1211
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 61 24 6 6 3 0 0 85 9 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 61 24 5 7 2 0 1 86 9 723
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 74 14 4 3 3 0 2 91 5 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 67 19 5 5 2 0 1 88 8 1339
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 60 24 6 7 3 0 0 85 10 1248
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 64 21 5 7 3 0 1 86 9 667

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 37 27 13 4 3 9 7 76 8 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 30 13 6 5 5 6 72 13 1103
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 30 34 13 9 4 5 6 71 14 1059
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 35 37 12 4 3 4 5 79 8 693
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 26 12 3 2 12 10 78 6 913
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 29 33 14 8 5 6 5 70 14 999
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 25 37 17 7 6 4 4 68 14 1021
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 28 42 14 6 3 4 3 75 11 620
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 39 26 8 4 3 9 10 81 9 931
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 28 13 7 5 5 8 71 14 1210
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 30 34 13 7 5 5 6 72 13 1245
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 34 10 5 5 4 5 79 11 723
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 43 24 8 6 4 8 8 78 12 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 29 14 6 5 6 6 71 12 1339
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 35 12 6 4 4 4 76 11 1247
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 35 11 4 3 4 2 81 7 667

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 57 25 7 6 3 1 0 84 9 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 51 30 8 6 3 1 0 82 10 1099
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 49 30 8 8 4 1 0 80 12 1056
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 53 34 7 4 2 0 0 87 6 694
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 58 29 4 5 2 2 0 89 7 910
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 49 30 8 7 5 1 0 80 12 996
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 45 34 9 6 5 1 0 80 11 1018
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 47 35 5 7 4 1 0 83 12 620
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 60 23 7 6 4 1 0 84 9 929
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 50 30 8 7 4 1 1 81 11 1212
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 50 30 8 7 4 1 0 81 11 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 55 31 4 5 3 1 0 87 9 724
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 56 26 7 5 3 2 1 85 8 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 51 29 8 6 4 1 0 81 11 1339
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 32 9 6 3 1 0 83 8 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 55 32 5 4 2 1 0 89 6 667

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 67 22 5 3 2 0 0 90 5 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 58 31 5 4 2 0 0 89 6 1100
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 55 31 7 5 2 0 0 86 7 1061
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 57 35 5 2 1 0 0 92 3 694
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 70 23 3 3 1 1 0 94 3 908
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 56 31 6 4 2 0 0 88 7 997
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 36 6 5 2 0 0 87 6 1021
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 55 36 5 3 1 0 0 91 4 617
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 66 25 3 5 1 0 0 91 6 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 54 33 6 4 2 0 1 87 6 1213
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 49 37 7 5 2 0 0 86 7 1244
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 58 32 5 3 2 0 0 90 5 721
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 61 28 5 4 1 0 0 90 5 611
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 51 34 7 5 2 0 0 86 7 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 38 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 55 36 4 3 1 0 0 91 5 667

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 30 9 3 2 2 0 86 5 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 51 34 8 3 2 1 0 86 6 1102
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 47 37 10 4 2 1 0 85 6 1062
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 48 38 9 3 1 1 0 86 5 694
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 58 31 7 2 1 2 0 91 2 913
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 37 10 5 2 1 0 83 7 999
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 41 41 11 4 2 1 0 82 6 1022
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 42 42 9 3 2 1 0 85 5 617
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My Immediate Supervisor

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 45 27 14 4 2 2 5 78 7 730
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 51 27 11 4 2 1 4 82 6 1102
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 28 12 4 2 0 3 82 6 1061
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 56 27 11 3 0 1 2 86 3 693

Question 25. I receive useful feedback from my immediate supervisor on my job performance.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 30 10 6 3 1 1 80 10 730
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 47 31 11 6 3 1 1 80 9 1102
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 45 31 13 6 4 0 0 77 10 1061
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 37 12 5 2 0 1 80 7 696
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 57 27 8 4 2 1 1 85 6 912
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 42 36 11 6 4 1 0 79 11 999
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 39 11 7 4 0 0 79 10 1024
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 38 11 7 3 1 0 78 10 619
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 52 30 8 5 3 1 1 83 8 928
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 34 10 6 4 0 0 81 10 1213
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 43 38 9 6 4 0 0 81 10 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 45 36 9 7 2 0 0 81 9 721
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 32 9 5 3 0 1 84 7 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 44 36 9 7 4 0 0 80 11 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 43 39 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 44 40 9 5 2 0 0 84 7 668

Question 26. I can count on my immediate supervisor to keep his or her promises.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 62 21 8 4 2 2 1 85 7 732
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 60 24 8 4 3 2 1 86 7 1097
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 49 28 11 6 3 2 1 79 9 1058
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 52 31 9 3 2 2 0 85 6 695
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 69 20 4 2 2 2 1 92 3 915
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 53 27 9 6 3 1 1 82 9 1000
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 46 34 11 5 3 1 1 81 8 1024
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 46 35 11 4 3 1 1 83 6 616
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 64 23 6 3 2 2 1 89 5 931
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 55 27 9 4 3 2 1 84 7 1211
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 50 32 9 4 3 1 1 83 8 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 52 30 11 3 2 2 1 83 5 722
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 61 25 6 3 1 2 1 89 4 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 52 29 9 5 3 2 1 83 8 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 51 32 10 3 2 2 0 84 5 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 52 32 8 3 1 2 1 87 5 667

Question 27. My immediate supervisor keeps me informed about the issues affecting my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 56 25 8 6 2 1 1 83 9 730
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 55 27 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 1099
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 46 32 10 6 4 0 0 79 10 1061
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 47 36 7 6 3 0 0 84 9 694
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 63 24 6 3 2 1 1 89 5 911
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 49 31 10 6 4 1 0 80 10 998
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 45 34 10 7 3 0 0 80 10 1022
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 37 8 8 3 0 1 81 11 617
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 60 26 5 5 3 1 0 87 8 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 51 30 8 7 3 1 1 82 10 1213
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 47 34 9 7 3 0 0 81 10 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 49 33 8 6 3 0 0 83 8 721
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 28 9 4 3 0 1 84 7 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 49 33 8 6 4 1 0 82 10 1339
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 45 37 9 5 3 1 0 83 8 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 47 38 6 5 2 1 0 87 7 667

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 83 10 2 1 2 0 1 94 3 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 82 12 3 2 1 0 1 95 3 1095
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 79 13 3 3 1 0 0 93 4 1057
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 80 13 4 2 1 0 1 93 3 689
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 86 8 2 2 1 0 1 95 3 928
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 80 13 3 2 1 0 0 93 4 1211
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 80 13 3 2 1 0 0 93 3 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 81 14 3 2 1 0 0 95 2 722
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 84 10 2 2 1 0 1 96 3 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 80 14 3 2 1 0 0 95 3 1339
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 80 13 3 3 2 0 0 92 5 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 80 13 2 2 2 0 1 94 4 667

Question 29. Subject to operational requirements, my immediate supervisor supports the use of flexible work arrangements (e.g., flexible hours, compressed workweeks, telework).

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 71 15 4 3 1 2 3 91 4 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 68 19 5 2 2 1 2 90 4 1103
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 67 22 4 3 2 1 1 91 5 1058
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 70 20 5 2 1 1 1 91 4 692
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 64 16 4 3 2 5 6 89 6 926
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 60 22 7 3 2 2 4 87 6 1209
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 62 24 4 3 2 2 3 90 5 1245
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 64 23 4 2 1 3 3 92 4 723
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 59 19 5 2 2 5 8 90 4 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 60 22 5 3 3 3 4 88 6 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 61 24 5 3 2 2 3 89 5 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 59 24 6 1 1 3 6 91 3 666

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 69 18 7 2 2 1 1 89 4 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 68 20 7 2 2 1 0 89 3 1103
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 60 24 9 3 2 1 1 85 6 1064
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 65 22 8 2 1 1 0 88 4 693
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 72 18 6 2 1 1 0 92 3 913
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 60 24 8 2 4 1 0 85 6 999
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 53 29 10 3 3 1 0 83 7 1019
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 54 28 9 5 3 2 0 83 8 618
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 68 20 6 2 2 1 0 90 4 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 61 23 9 3 3 2 0 85 6 1211
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 57 26 9 3 2 1 0 85 6 1246
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 59 24 10 2 3 2 0 84 5 723

Question 31. I am satisfied with the quality of supervision I receive.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 61 23 7 5 4 0 0 84 9 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 58 26 9 5 3 0 0 84 8 1103
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 54 28 9 5 3 0 0 83 8 1059
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 54 30 8 5 2 0 0 85 7 685
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 66 21 6 4 1 1 0 88 5 913
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 52 29 10 5 4 0 0 81 9 1000
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 49 29 11 6 4 1 0 79 10 1023
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 49 31 11 6 3 0 0 81 9 616
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 64 22 6 4 3 0 0 87 7 926
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 57 26 8 5 4 0 0 83 9 1211
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 54 29 8 5 4 0 0 84 8 1243
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 55 28 9 5 2 0 0 83 7 722
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 63 25 4 5 3 0 0 88 8 612
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 53 30 8 5 3 0 0 84 8 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 54 29 9 5 3 0 0 83 8 1248
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 56 32 7 3 2 0 0 89 5 668

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 23 41 14 9 3 5 5 71 13 92
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 18 45 14 9 3 5 7 71 14 349
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 17 47 15 12 4 2 4 68 16 540
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 17 49 12 12 4 2 5 71 17 405
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Senior Management

Question 34. Senior managers in my department or agency lead by example in ethical behaviour.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 25 10 4 2 12 0 82 7 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 31 14 6 4 9 0 74 11 1096
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 27 37 16 8 4 8 0 70 13 1058
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 28 40 15 7 3 7 0 74 11 689
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 25 6 3 1 13 1 88 4 914
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 33 14 7 4 9 0 73 11 1001
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 28 36 16 9 4 7 0 69 14 1024
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 30 39 16 4 4 7 0 75 8 618
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 24 9 3 2 10 0 84 5 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 37 32 12 6 4 8 0 75 11 1209
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 37 13 7 3 8 0 75 10 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 34 38 13 5 4 7 0 77 9 724
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 45 25 9 3 1 15 2 84 5 612
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 32 34 14 6 3 10 0 75 10 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 27 40 14 6 2 10 0 75 9 1248
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 31 39 14 3 2 10 1 78 6 668

Question 35. I have confidence in the senior management of my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 31 12 8 3 5 0 76 11 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 29 35 18 9 7 2 0 66 16 1093
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 23 38 19 11 7 3 0 63 18 1058
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 24 43 16 10 5 2 0 68 15 690
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 49 31 8 4 1 6 1 86 6 911
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 37 17 10 5 3 0 67 16 995
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 24 38 18 12 6 2 0 63 18 1021
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 25 43 17 8 5 2 0 70 13 612
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 27 10 4 2 5 0 83 7 931
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 35 14 9 6 2 0 71 14 1209
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 27 38 16 10 5 3 0 68 15 1244
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 30 37 16 10 5 1 0 68 15 725
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 46 29 10 5 3 7 1 82 8 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 36 19 9 5 3 0 66 15 1337
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 23 39 18 12 5 3 0 64 17 1248
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 25 38 20 11 3 2 0 65 15 667

Question 36. Senior management in my department or agency makes effective and timely decisions.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 31 29 16 8 5 11 0 68 15 728
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 21 34 20 13 7 6 0 58 21 1097
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 15 34 24 14 7 6 0 52 23 1057
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 15 38 21 14 6 6 0 57 21 690
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 28 11 6 2 14 1 78 9 912
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 20 33 20 15 5 7 0 57 22 996
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 34 23 15 7 5 0 52 23 1020
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 16 39 23 11 6 5 0 58 17 617
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 30 11 7 3 11 0 77 10 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 24 35 17 11 5 7 1 63 18 1206
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 18 37 20 12 6 6 0 59 19 1246
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 21 38 18 12 5 6 0 63 18 721
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 28 12 5 3 15 1 75 10 611
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 20 34 19 11 5 10 0 60 19 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 37 22 13 4 8 0 57 19 1246
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 19 34 24 11 4 7 0 57 17 667

Question 37. Essential information flows effectively from senior management to staff.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 31 15 12 7 6 0 64 20 730
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 18 36 18 16 9 2 0 55 26 1098
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 39 19 15 10 3 0 55 26 1056
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 16 39 17 18 8 2 0 56 26 688
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 34 33 12 9 3 9 1 74 14 912
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 18 35 18 18 9 3 0 54 27 1001
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 36 21 17 10 2 0 51 27 1023
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 15 41 20 14 8 2 0 57 23 619
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 36 31 11 10 3 8 0 73 15 931
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 22 36 16 14 8 3 0 60 23 1210
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 18 39 16 15 8 4 0 60 24 1246
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 24 40 15 13 6 2 0 65 20 721
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 31 34 14 9 3 9 1 72 13 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 19 36 20 14 7 4 0 57 23 1339
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 17 39 20 13 7 4 0 58 21 1244
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 21 38 19 11 6 3 0 62 19 667

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 65 20 6 1 1 7 1 92 2 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 59 25 10 2 1 4 0 88 2 1101
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 56 26 9 3 1 4 0 87 4 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 63 23 9 2 0 3 0 88 3 690
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My Organization (Department or Agency)

Question 39. My department or agency does a good job of communicating its vision, mission and goals.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 40 42 9 5 2 2 0 84 6 732
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 32 43 13 7 2 2 0 77 10 1098
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 32 46 11 6 3 1 0 79 9 1059
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 32 47 11 7 2 0 0 79 10 690
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 41 10 4 1 3 0 85 5 910
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 29 46 14 8 2 1 0 75 11 997
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 46 16 8 2 1 0 73 11 1022
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 29 48 14 7 1 1 0 77 8 620
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 46 38 9 5 1 2 0 85 5 928
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 32 45 13 7 1 1 0 78 8 1209
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 31 46 13 6 2 2 0 78 9 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 33 46 13 5 2 1 0 80 7 723
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 39 41 9 6 1 3 0 83 8 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 33 43 15 6 1 2 0 77 8 1339
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 30 44 16 7 2 1 0 75 9 1247
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 34 43 16 4 2 1 0 78 6 667

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 27 35 17 13 5 4 0 65 18 730
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 16 36 22 17 7 2 0 53 25 1098
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 39 20 18 8 1 0 53 26 1056
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 13 37 21 20 7 2 0 52 27 693

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 32 33 13 12 4 5 2 69 17 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 36 15 10 4 4 2 68 16 1101
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 29 41 16 7 4 2 2 72 12 1058
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 33 41 13 7 2 3 1 76 10 693
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 36 32 12 8 3 6 3 74 13 912
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 30 39 13 10 3 4 2 73 14 995
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 30 44 13 6 3 2 2 77 9 1022
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 32 44 12 6 2 2 1 80 8 616
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 40 31 9 8 3 5 3 78 12 925
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 37 12 6 4 3 1 77 11 1209
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 39 12 5 4 3 1 79 9 1248
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 40 11 5 3 1 1 81 8 720
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 30 10 7 3 7 2 78 11 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 42 11 5 4 3 1 79 10 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 40 12 6 2 3 1 79 9 1250
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 38 11 3 2 4 2 83 5 667

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 34 15 4 2 3 0 79 6 729
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 39 17 5 2 2 0 75 8 1101
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 42 14 4 3 2 0 79 7 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 37 44 13 4 1 1 0 82 5 693
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 45 35 12 3 1 4 0 83 4 908
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 41 15 5 2 2 0 77 8 993
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 44 13 4 3 2 0 80 7 1017
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 43 12 3 1 2 0 83 4 614

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 29 20 16 7 8 16 3 61 18 732
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 16 25 19 14 10 13 3 49 28 1101
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 25 20 14 13 10 3 45 32 1062
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 20 27 21 12 8 10 3 53 23 692
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 30 25 15 6 5 16 4 69 13 911
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 17 25 19 13 12 10 3 49 29 998
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 26 21 16 12 9 2 45 31 1023
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 19 26 21 12 9 10 2 51 24 619
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 24 24 13 9 6 18 5 63 20 928
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 16 22 18 15 12 13 4 46 33 1209
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 23 18 16 13 11 3 45 34 1246
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 17 25 21 11 11 11 4 49 27 724
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 22 20 15 9 7 21 7 57 22 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 23 20 15 14 11 3 43 34 1336
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 24 20 16 13 14 2 42 35 1250
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 16 24 20 14 9 13 5 48 28 667

Question 44. My department or agency does a good job of supporting employee career development.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 37 30 16 9 5 4 0 70 14 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 25 36 18 14 6 2 0 61 20 1099
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 17 38 21 14 8 1 0 56 22 1055
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 22 43 18 11 4 1 0 66 15 691
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 33 10 7 3 5 1 79 11 908
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 24 39 18 12 7 1 0 63 18 1000
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 19 40 18 13 8 1 0 60 21 1022
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 23 43 17 11 5 1 1 67 15 620
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 30 9 9 4 6 1 76 14 928
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 30 38 13 11 6 2 1 69 17 1209
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 24 41 15 11 7 1 0 67 18 1241
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 32 43 13 7 3 2 1 76 10 723
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 34 30 12 9 3 9 2 73 13 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 37 15 12 7 1 0 65 19 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 38 17 13 5 1 0 64 18 1247
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 30 42 14 8 3 2 1 74 11 668

Question 45. I believe I have opportunities for promotion within my department or agency, given my education, skills and experience.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 32 32 13 10 8 4 1 67 19 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 26 34 14 13 11 2 1 61 25 1102
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 18 35 16 15 13 1 1 54 29 1061
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 20 35 15 13 11 1 4 59 25 694
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 28 10 9 5 6 4 74 15 913
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 25 35 14 13 12 1 1 60 26 1000
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 21 34 15 14 13 1 1 56 28 1023
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 20 36 15 13 10 1 4 59 25 620
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 29 10 9 7 6 3 71 18 929
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 31 14 13 12 2 1 59 26 1206
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 24 31 14 14 15 1 1 57 30 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 25 33 13 12 11 1 5 61 25 722
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 26 28 12 10 10 6 7 63 23 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 20 30 15 16 16 2 1 51 33 1339
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 19 29 15 20 14 2 2 50 35 1250
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 20 29 17 16 13 1 5 51 31 667

Question 46a. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Conflict between my work obligations and my family or personal obligations

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 61 22 8 4 2 0 3 86 6 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 54 24 10 5 2 1 4 82 7 1104
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 47 26 12 6 3 1 4 77 10 1064
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 54 22 10 5 2 1 7 81 7 693

Question 46b. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Lack of access to language training in my second official language

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 57 14 9 5 4 2 8 80 10 732
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 55 14 12 5 5 2 8 76 11 1101
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 55 16 9 4 5 1 10 79 10 1062
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 62 10 4 3 2 2 17 89 6 695

Question 46c. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Lack of access to learning opportunities

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 47 23 16 6 4 2 3 73 10 728
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 44 27 15 7 3 1 3 74 10 1101
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 44 26 16 6 3 1 3 74 10 1057
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 53 21 11 3 2 1 8 82 6 694

Question 46d. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Lack of access to developmental programs

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 49 20 14 6 4 4 4 74 11 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 47 22 14 6 4 3 3 74 11 1096
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 45 23 16 6 4 4 3 72 11 1057
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 52 19 10 3 3 3 10 82 7 694

Question 46e. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Lack of opportunities in my region

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 63 13 8 4 3 4 5 83 8 730
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 59 14 8 5 5 4 5 80 11 1098
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 58 13 8 5 5 3 7 80 11 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 59 13 6 3 3 3 13 86 7 693

Question 46f. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Level of education

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 72 12 6 3 2 2 4 89 5 730
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 73 11 7 2 2 3 3 89 4 1102
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 69 14 6 3 2 2 4 88 5 1061
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 69 12 5 2 1 1 9 91 3 693

Question 46g. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Discrimination

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 82 6 3 1 1 4 3 94 3 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 78 8 4 1 2 4 3 92 3 1102
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 71 10 5 2 3 5 4 88 6 1052
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 74 9 3 2 1 4 9 94 3 694

Question 46h. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Accessibility or accommodation issues

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 81 5 2 1 1 2 8 96 2 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 80 5 2 1 1 2 9 96 2 1096
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 77 5 3 1 1 2 11 94 3 1057
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 77 4 2 0 1 2 14 97 1 691

Question 47. I feel I would be supported by my department or agency if I proposed a new idea.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 28 41 15 8 3 5 1 73 11 734
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 23 45 16 8 3 4 0 71 12 1099
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 21 44 18 9 4 4 1 68 13 1063
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 23 46 17 7 3 3 1 73 10 690
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 37 38 15 3 1 4 1 79 5 912
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 25 40 19 9 5 2 0 67 14 1001
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 22 39 22 8 5 3 1 63 14 1020
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 23 41 20 8 4 4 1 67 12 621
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 36 36 12 7 4 5 1 76 11 928
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 25 39 19 8 4 4 1 67 13 1210
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 24 40 17 8 5 5 1 68 14 1246
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 27 42 18 5 3 5 1 72 8 721

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 34 8 3 2 2 0 86 6 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 42 40 11 4 2 2 0 83 6 1091
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 43 11 5 2 2 0 81 8 1058
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 43 9 5 1 2 0 84 6 689
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 62 29 5 2 1 2 0 93 2 910
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 47 37 9 3 2 2 0 85 5 998
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 43 39 11 3 2 2 0 84 5 1023
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 45 43 8 2 1 2 0 89 3 618
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 60 28 6 3 1 2 0 90 4 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 37 10 4 2 2 0 85 5 1208
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 44 40 10 3 1 2 0 86 4 1245
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 48 37 9 3 1 1 0 87 4 718
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 58 29 7 2 1 3 0 90 3 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 37 9 3 2 2 0 85 5 1337
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 45 38 11 3 1 2 0 85 4 1250
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 47 37 10 3 1 2 0 86 4 668

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

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 54 30 8 3 2 3 0 87 5 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 47 34 11 2 1 4 1 86 3 1098
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 46 38 9 2 1 2 0 87 4 1059
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 48 40 6 1 1 3 0 91 2 687
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 56 28 9 1 1 5 1 89 2 907
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 36 10 3 2 4 0 85 5 1000
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 47 36 10 3 1 3 0 86 4 1023
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 49 41 6 1 1 2 0 92 2 615
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 54 27 9 3 1 6 1 86 4 930
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 43 36 10 3 2 5 1 84 6 1204
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 46 37 11 1 2 3 0 86 3 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 53 34 9 1 1 2 0 88 2 723
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 59 26 7 1 1 7 0 91 2 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 49 35 9 2 1 4 0 87 4 1336
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 50 36 9 2 1 3 0 89 2 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 51 35 9 2 0 2 0 89 2 667

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 64 27 5 2 2 0 0 91 4 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 56 33 6 3 1 0 0 89 4 1097
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 47 38 9 3 2 0 0 85 6 1062
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 52 35 7 3 1 1 0 88 5 690
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 72 23 3 1 0 1 0 96 1 907
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 55 33 8 2 2 0 0 88 4 999
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 49 37 8 3 2 0 0 86 6 1020
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 50 38 7 3 2 0 0 88 4 617
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 70 25 3 2 1 0 0 95 2 929
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 53 35 7 2 2 0 0 88 4 1209
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 50 36 9 3 2 0 0 86 5 1248
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 52 35 8 2 1 0 0 88 4 721
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 68 26 4 1 0 0 0 94 2 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 51 36 8 2 2 1 0 88 4 1337
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 48 38 9 3 1 0 0 86 4 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 50 37 9 2 1 1 0 88 3 667

Question 51. I would recommend my department or agency as a great place to work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 54 30 9 5 2 0 0 84 7 732
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 34 13 4 3 0 0 80 7 1097
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 40 37 13 5 3 1 0 78 9 1062
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 45 34 12 5 3 1 0 80 8 693
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 61 27 7 3 1 1 0 89 4 908
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 32 14 5 3 0 0 78 8 996
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 41 35 15 5 4 0 0 77 9 1023
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 47 35 12 4 2 0 0 82 6 615
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 60 27 7 4 1 1 0 87 5 931
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 33 12 6 3 0 0 79 8 1208
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 45 33 13 5 3 1 0 79 8 1243
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 48 34 10 5 2 0 0 83 7 725
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 52 32 10 4 2 0 0 84 6 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 39 37 14 7 3 1 0 77 10 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 40 15 7 2 1 0 75 10 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 38 39 16 6 1 0 0 76 8 668

Question 52. I am satisfied with my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 52 31 9 5 2 0 0 83 7 731
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 43 36 12 6 3 0 0 79 9 1099
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 38 39 12 6 4 1 0 78 10 1053
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 37 12 6 3 0 0 79 9 688
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 60 29 6 3 1 0 0 90 4 907
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 44 34 13 6 3 0 0 78 9 993
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 38 38 13 7 3 0 0 77 10 1013
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 45 39 11 4 2 0 0 83 6 612
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 57 30 7 4 1 1 0 88 5 927
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 43 36 12 6 3 0 0 80 9 1210
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 42 38 12 5 3 0 0 80 8 1247
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 46 36 11 5 1 0 0 83 7 724
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 51 33 10 4 2 0 0 84 5 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 38 39 13 8 3 0 0 77 10 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 41 16 7 2 1 0 75 9 1249
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 38 39 15 6 1 0 0 77 8 668

Question 53. I would prefer to remain with my department or agency, even if a comparable job was available elsewhere in the federal public service.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 25 15 10 6 2 0 68 16 734
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 38 26 18 8 6 3 0 67 15 1102
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 38 30 15 8 6 3 0 70 14 1061
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 30 15 6 3 3 1 76 9 692
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 46 23 14 8 3 4 1 73 12 910
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 39 26 17 11 6 2 0 66 17 997
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 38 31 14 9 5 3 0 70 15 1023
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 45 27 14 6 4 3 1 75 10 615
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 25 14 8 5 6 1 71 13 929
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 37 26 17 10 6 5 0 65 17 1209
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 41 27 15 9 5 3 0 70 14 1246
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 47 26 12 7 4 3 1 76 11 722
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 24 19 10 6 5 1 62 18 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 26 17 12 7 4 0 63 19 1339
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 29 17 9 5 4 0 67 15 1250
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 30 16 6 2 3 1 75 9 668
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Mobility and Retention

Question 54. Do you intend to leave your current position in the next two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Not sure
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 32 33 34 732
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 37 35 1103
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 20 44 36 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 25 45 31 695
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 31 35 35 913
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 28 40 33 1003
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 21 45 35 1027
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 22 54 23 619
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 28 39 34 931
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 24 38 38 1212
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 20 49 30 1246
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 25 51 25 725
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 34 34 31 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 26 37 37 1340
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 18 49 33 1250
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 21 50 30 667

Question 55. Please indicate your reason for leaving.

Survey year Demographic To retire
(%)
To pursue another position within my department or agency
(%)
To pursue a position in another department or agency
(%)
To pursue a position outside the federal public service
(%)
End of my term, casual or student employment
(%)
Other
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 1 34 29 9 20 6 232
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 5 47 36 4 1 6 308
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 54 26 4 0 4 211
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 59 23 12 1 2 2 171
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 1 35 20 6 33 6 267
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 4 49 32 6 3 7 275
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 58 25 5 0 3 213
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 59 22 11 2 3 3 137
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 0 40 23 3 27 6 260
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 3 54 31 4 1 6 295
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 58 24 3 0 8 256
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 57 24 9 3 4 3 180
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 0 31 27 14 9999 28 199
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 3 57 27 7 9999 6 343
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 59 20 7 9999 4 221
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 68 21 5 3 9999 3 138
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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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 32 42 9 10 3 2 2 77 14 730
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 32 46 11 8 2 1 1 79 10 1100
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 52 8 3 1 1 0 88 4 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 49 6 2 0 0 2 92 2 686

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 61 21 6 1 1 8 3 92 2 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 61 22 8 2 1 5 1 88 3 1098
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 59 28 7 2 1 3 1 90 3 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 62 27 5 1 0 2 2 93 1 691
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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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 7 93 734
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 9 91 1101
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 1059
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 5 95 693
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 4 96 912
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 88 1000
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 1024
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 7 93 618

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 49 51 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 54 46 93
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 33 67 98
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 27 73 37
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 49 51 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 53 47 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 38 62 105
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 61 44

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 56 44 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 52 48 93
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 71 29 98
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 62 38 37
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 50 50 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 58 42 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 63 37 105
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 67 33 44

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 90 93
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 7 93 98
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 7 93 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 105

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 0 100 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 0 100 93
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 0 100 98
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 0 100 37
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 0 100 119
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 0 100 44

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 89 53
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 0 100 43
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 0 100 44

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 98
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 5 95 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 105

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 62 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 37 63 92
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 44 56 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 27 73 37
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 21 79 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 41 59 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 39 61 105
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 57 44

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 62 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 66 92
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 56 44 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 57 37
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 23 77 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 33 67 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 63 105
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 34 66 44

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 28 72 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 42 58 92
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 46 54 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 51 49 37
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 32 68 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 54 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 41 59 105
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 59 44

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 46 54 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 65 92
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 39 61 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 54 46 37
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 32 68 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 66 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 36 64 105
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 47 53 44

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 34 66 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 38 62 92
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 74 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 32 68 37
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 28 72 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 30 70 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 30 70 105
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 31 69 44

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 45 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 51 49 92
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 59 41 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 57 43 37
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 54 46 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 60 40 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 44 56 105
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 54 46 44

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 38 62 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 27 73 92
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 30 70 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 22 78 37
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 20 80 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 36 64 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 26 74 105
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 28 72 44

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 0 100 53
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 0 100 37
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 0 100 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 0 100 105

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 15 85 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 6 94 92
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 19 81 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 92 119

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 16 84 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 92
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 15 85 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 13 87 37
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 87 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 105

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 35 65 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 39 61 92
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 52 48 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 40 60 37
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 30 70 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 54 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 44 56 105
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 52 48 44

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 22 78 92
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 19 81 96
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 15 85 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 16 84 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 18 82 105
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 11 89 44

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 13 87 53
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 14 86 92
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 84 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 14 86 37
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 14 86 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 87 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 19 81 105
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 16 84 44

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 55 45 52
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 69 31 91
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 58 42 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 44 56 36
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 46 54 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 58 42 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 56 44 104
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 58 42 44

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 33 67 52
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 25 75 91
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 29 71 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 61 36
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 18 82 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 30 70 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 25 75 104
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 59 44

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 11 89 52
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 88 91
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 9 91 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 28 72 36
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 6 94 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 7 93 104

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 21 79 52
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 87 91
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 14 86 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 14 86 36
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 14 86 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 87 104

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 19 81 91
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 96
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 7 93 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 94 104

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 6 94 91
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 5 95 96
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 0 100 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 7 93 119

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 91
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 84 96
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 87 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 13 87 104

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 15 85 52
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 18 82 96
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 23 77 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 4 96 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 89 104
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 14 86 44

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 27 73 52
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 21 79 91
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 24 76 96
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 25 75 36
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 24 76 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 24 76 119
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 65 104
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 22 78 44

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 16 84 86
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 84 91
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 14 86 111
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 12 88 103

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 24 76 86
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 20 80 91
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 37 63 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 22 78 111
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 20 80 103
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 15 85 42

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 15 85 86
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 5 95 91
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 88 111
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 103

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
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 5 95 91
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 111
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 0 100 42

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 15 85 86
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 84 91
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 0 100 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 87 111
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 10 90 103
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 13 87 42

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 14 86 86
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 91
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 8 92 111
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 12 88 103

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
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 88 86
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 16 84 91
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 111
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 89 103

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 13 87 86
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 89 91
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 10 90 111
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 103

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 7 93 86
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 12 88 91
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 111
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 89 103

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 29 71 86
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 63 91
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 59 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 25 75 111
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 23 77 103
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 24 76 42

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 6 94 86
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 15 85 91
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 14 86 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 15 85 111
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 103
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 15 85 42

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 45 55 86
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 53 47 91
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 48 52 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 45 55 111
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 46 54 103
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 36 64 42

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 43 57 86
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 56 44 91
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 46 54 43
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 46 54 111
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 50 50 103
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 53 47 42

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 7 93 86

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 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 12 88 86
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 6 94 91
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 11 89 111
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 11 89 103

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 9 91 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 14 86 1099
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 12 88 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 8 92 690

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 21 12 11 3 3 33 17 66 12 733
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 18 16 15 6 5 30 9 57 18 1099
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 19 19 18 7 4 26 7 56 17 1060
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 24 23 18 4 2 25 4 67 8 695
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 23 12 11 2 1 40 11 71 6 907
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 18 19 16 5 6 30 7 58 17 1000
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 18 22 19 7 4 24 6 57 15 1020
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 23 26 16 4 3 26 2 68 10 614
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 23 12 10 2 2 38 13 71 8 928
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 19 17 16 5 4 30 9 59 15 1210
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 21 21 16 5 4 26 7 62 14 1244
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 25 24 17 3 2 25 4 69 7 723
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 16 10 11 2 2 39 19 63 10 614
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 17 19 15 5 4 30 11 61 14 1337
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 19 19 16 4 3 32 7 63 11 1247
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 23 24 18 4 1 26 4 68 7 668

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 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 44 27 11 3 2 12 2 81 6 734
2019 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 34 32 13 4 4 10 2 76 9 1101
2019 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 39 36 13 4 2 4 1 79 7 1061
2019 More than 20 years in current department or agency 46 35 11 3 2 4 0 84 5 696
2018 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 42 28 10 2 1 15 2 84 4 909
2018 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 33 33 16 6 3 8 1 72 10 999
2018 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 37 36 15 4 3 4 0 77 7 1024
2018 More than 20 years in current department or agency 41 39 12 3 1 4 0 83 4 613
2017 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 41 27 9 2 2 18 2 85 4 926
2017 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 35 32 12 4 3 11 2 77 9 1212
2017 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 39 37 13 3 3 5 0 79 7 1241
2017 More than 20 years in current department or agency 43 37 11 3 1 4 1 85 4 721
2014 Less than 3 years in current department or agency 31 23 11 3 1 24 6 78 5 613
2014 3 to 10 years in current department or agency 32 33 16 3 2 12 1 75 6 1338
2014 11 to 20 years in current department or agency 35 37 14 3 1 10 1 80 5 1248
2014 More than 20 years in current department or agency 39 39 12 3 0 7 0 84 3 665
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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 careful