2020 Public Service Employee Survey Results for Impact Assessment Agency of Canada by Question 122. What is your sexual orientation?

The results of the 2020 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. The results for "Most positive or least negative answers" and "Least positive and most negative answers" are calculated by removing the "Don't know" and "Not applicable" responses from the total responses.

Survey Themes

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My Job

Question 1. I have the tools, technology 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 38 49 3 8 2 0 0 87 10 289
2020 Bisexual 32 46 10 11 0 0 0 78 11 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 27 47 5 19 2 0 0 74 21 62

Question 2. The material and tools provided for my work, including software and other automated tools, are available in 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 81 14 2 2 1 0 0 95 3 288
2020 Bisexual 85 15 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 82 13 2 3 0 0 0 95 3 62

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 32 45 8 11 3 0 0 77 15 288
2020 Bisexual 26 36 16 22 0 0 0 63 22 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 24 42 15 16 3 0 0 66 19 62
2019 Heterosexual 51 31 3 11 3 0 0 83 14 258
2019 Bisexual 36 33 0 15 16 0 0 69 31 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 44 29 11 11 4 0 0 74 15 54

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 40 35 12 11 2 0 0 75 13 282
2020 Bisexual 42 41 11 5 0 0 0 84 5 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 32 39 11 13 3 0 2 72 17 62
2019 Heterosexual 33 42 10 12 3 0 0 75 15 257
2019 Bisexual 37 26 21 11 5 0 0 63 16 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 20 32 21 17 9 2 0 53 26 54
2018 Heterosexual 26 46 14 12 2 0 1 72 13 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 29 35 15 11 9 2 0 65 20 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 46 34 9 6 4 0 0 81 10 285
2020 Bisexual 27 57 10 6 0 0 0 84 6 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 37 39 6 11 3 2 2 78 15 62
2019 Heterosexual 52 37 5 5 1 0 0 89 6 253
2019 Bisexual 42 27 10 5 16 0 0 69 21 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 47 28 15 9 0 0 0 75 9 53

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 46 33 11 8 3 0 0 79 10 286
2020 Bisexual 53 15 16 15 0 0 0 68 15 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 34 37 16 11 1 0 0 71 13 62
2019 Heterosexual 52 30 9 6 3 0 0 83 9 259
2019 Bisexual 48 31 10 10 0 0 0 79 10 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 42 37 9 8 4 0 0 79 11 54
2018 Heterosexual 54 31 8 4 3 0 0 85 8 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 49 34 4 4 7 2 0 84 11 45

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 41 39 10 8 2 0 0 80 10 289
2020 Bisexual 31 42 5 16 5 0 0 73 21 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 32 48 11 3 5 0 0 81 8 62
2019 Heterosexual 44 41 8 5 1 0 0 85 7 259
2019 Bisexual 32 48 5 10 5 0 0 80 15 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 48 37 6 9 0 0 0 85 9 54
2018 Heterosexual 37 45 10 6 2 0 0 82 8 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 42 40 4 2 11 0 0 82 13 44

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 46 34 9 8 3 0 0 80 11 289
2020 Bisexual 52 31 11 5 0 0 0 84 5 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 32 47 9 10 2 0 0 79 11 62
2019 Heterosexual 42 39 8 7 2 1 0 82 10 258
2019 Bisexual 26 42 16 16 0 0 0 68 16 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 40 45 7 2 6 0 0 85 7 54
2018 Heterosexual 35 42 12 8 3 0 0 77 11 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 33 36 15 9 4 0 2 71 14 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 41 40 10 8 1 0 0 81 9 288
2020 Bisexual 36 43 11 5 5 0 0 79 10 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 26 51 13 10 0 0 0 77 10 62
2019 Heterosexual 38 39 11 9 3 0 0 77 12 254
2019 Bisexual 31 42 11 11 5 0 0 73 16 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 42 39 8 7 4 0 0 81 11 52
2018 Heterosexual 31 41 14 9 4 0 0 73 13 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 32 45 9 15 0 0 0 76 15 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 54 36 6 3 1 0 0 90 4 288
2020 Bisexual 52 37 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 51 34 9 5 2 0 0 85 7 61
2019 Heterosexual 60 32 4 3 1 0 0 92 4 259
2019 Bisexual 62 32 0 0 5 0 0 95 5 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 64 21 15 0 0 0 0 85 0 53
2018 Heterosexual 57 36 3 4 1 0 0 93 5 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 53 30 4 9 4 0 0 83 13 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 46 34 10 7 3 0 0 81 10 288
2020 Bisexual 47 36 0 6 10 0 0 84 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 29 40 10 14 6 0 0 69 21 62
2019 Heterosexual 48 33 7 7 4 0 0 81 11 257
2019 Bisexual 26 53 16 0 5 0 0 79 5 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 46 30 13 5 6 0 0 76 11 54
2018 Heterosexual 41 39 10 8 3 0 0 80 10 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 37 37 9 11 6 0 0 74 17 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 55 31 10 4 1 0 0 86 5 286
2020 Bisexual 53 20 11 11 5 0 0 73 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 35 50 10 3 0 2 0 87 3 62
2019 Heterosexual 52 32 12 4 1 0 0 84 5 256
2019 Bisexual 42 32 11 10 5 0 0 74 15 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 57 30 9 2 2 0 0 87 3 54
2018 Heterosexual 49 37 10 2 2 0 0 86 4 183
2018 Prefer not to answer 39 50 4 2 4 0 0 89 6 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 44 36 8 9 2 0 0 81 11 288
2020 Bisexual 52 15 16 10 5 0 0 68 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 30 32 18 13 7 0 0 63 19 62
2019 Heterosexual 40 39 9 8 4 0 0 80 12 259
2019 Bisexual 31 32 16 21 0 0 0 63 21 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 34 39 15 9 2 0 0 73 11 52
2018 Heterosexual 33 44 10 10 3 0 0 77 12 183
2018 Prefer not to answer 32 34 15 11 6 2 0 67 17 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 49 32 11 5 3 0 0 82 7 289
2020 Bisexual 52 16 16 15 0 0 0 68 15 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 29 29 24 5 13 0 0 58 18 62
2019 Heterosexual 41 39 11 5 2 0 0 81 8 258
2019 Bisexual 47 22 16 5 10 0 0 69 16 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 33 39 19 8 2 0 0 72 9 54
2018 Heterosexual 40 39 12 7 2 0 0 80 9 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 40 36 6 13 4 0 0 76 17 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 40 41 10 6 2 0 0 81 8 289
2020 Bisexual 53 31 0 11 5 0 0 84 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 34 35 18 11 2 0 0 69 13 62
2019 Heterosexual 41 40 5 11 2 1 0 83 12 255
2019 Bisexual 42 26 5 21 5 0 0 68 27 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 36 43 11 8 2 0 0 79 9 54
2018 Heterosexual 38 38 11 10 3 1 1 76 13 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 25 45 9 13 6 2 0 72 20 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 46 40 8 5 1 0 0 86 6 289
2020 Bisexual 53 21 5 16 5 0 0 73 21 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 31 42 19 3 3 2 0 74 7 62
2019 Heterosexual 48 39 8 3 2 0 0 88 5 259
2019 Bisexual 36 38 11 10 5 0 0 74 15 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 53 39 4 2 2 0 0 93 3 54
2018 Heterosexual 45 40 8 5 1 0 0 86 6 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 33 52 2 4 6 2 0 87 11 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 24 33 22 16 4 0 0 57 20 287
2020 Bisexual 26 31 33 5 6 0 0 56 11 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 24 33 27 10 6 0 0 57 16 60
2019 Heterosexual 26 36 23 10 5 0 0 62 15 258
2019 Bisexual 26 54 10 5 5 0 0 79 11 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 21 47 15 13 4 0 0 68 17 53
2018 Heterosexual 33 33 20 6 7 0 0 67 13 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 24 34 22 13 4 2 0 60 17 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 6 25 35 23 10 1 0 33 31 289
2020 Bisexual 10 16 48 15 5 5 0 21 28 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 8 25 42 22 2 2 0 24 34 62
2019 Heterosexual 9 22 37 20 10 2 1 30 32 259
2019 Bisexual 20 16 16 37 6 0 5 45 38 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 9 22 41 19 9 0 0 28 31 54
2018 Heterosexual 9 19 45 20 7 0 1 27 28 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 2 39 39 11 7 2 0 18 42 45

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 2 12 27 33 23 2 1 58 15 288
2020 Bisexual 16 5 16 32 25 5 0 61 22 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 7 11 33 41 3 2 3 46 19 61
2019 Heterosexual 7 16 25 30 18 2 1 50 24 258
2019 Bisexual 10 16 16 20 32 6 0 56 27 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 4 9 48 32 7 0 0 39 13 54
2018 Heterosexual 4 14 31 34 14 0 2 49 19 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 4 13 38 34 6 4 0 42 18 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 14 23 30 21 11 0 1 32 37 286
2020 Bisexual 15 17 37 16 10 5 0 27 34 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 27 29 29 8 5 2 0 13 57 62
2019 Heterosexual 17 25 33 13 9 3 1 23 43 258
2019 Bisexual 15 11 42 11 21 0 0 32 25 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 22 18 32 21 4 2 2 25 42 54
2018 Heterosexual 10 21 30 24 14 0 2 38 31 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 15 28 26 20 9 2 0 29 44 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 14 24 33 18 11 1 0 29 38 286
2020 Bisexual 21 38 15 16 5 5 0 22 62 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 25 14 38 20 2 0 2 22 40 61
2019 Heterosexual 14 25 32 20 7 1 0 28 40 258
2019 Bisexual 15 21 37 22 5 0 0 26 36 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 9 26 39 20 6 0 0 26 35 54
2018 Heterosexual 6 28 38 21 6 0 1 27 34 183
2018 Prefer not to answer 15 36 26 17 4 2 0 22 52 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 15 21 28 17 15 1 2 33 38 288
2020 Bisexual 16 20 32 10 16 5 0 28 39 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 21 29 20 22 4 2 3 27 52 62
2019 Heterosexual 14 17 24 20 20 3 2 42 32 257
2019 Bisexual 16 31 16 20 11 0 6 33 50 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 11 33 22 19 13 2 0 32 45 54
2018 Heterosexual 11 20 33 21 13 1 2 35 31 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 9 31 29 24 6 2 0 31 40 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 6 11 27 33 18 3 2 55 17 287
2020 Bisexual 11 15 16 31 16 5 5 53 29 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 7 11 31 38 10 0 3 50 19 62
2019 Heterosexual 12 17 25 23 17 5 2 43 30 258
2019 Bisexual 21 16 11 20 26 0 6 50 39 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 13 9 37 23 17 2 0 40 23 54
2018 Heterosexual 7 16 34 28 12 1 2 42 23 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 4 7 31 31 17 7 2 54 12 45

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 9 16 35 23 14 2 0 39 25 285
2020 Bisexual 10 11 48 10 15 5 0 27 22 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 16 20 42 13 5 2 2 19 38 62
2019 Heterosexual 11 20 39 18 9 3 1 27 32 259
2019 Bisexual 16 21 16 16 27 0 5 45 39 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 13 26 31 21 7 2 0 29 39 54
2018 Heterosexual 5 15 44 23 10 2 1 34 20 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 13 21 29 24 11 2 0 36 35 46

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 2 13 39 30 15 0 1 46 15 287
2020 Bisexual 5 11 47 28 10 0 0 37 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 5 18 39 34 5 0 0 39 23 62
2019 Heterosexual 2 15 32 33 17 1 1 50 17 259
2019 Bisexual 6 11 42 10 32 0 0 42 17 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 8 10 50 22 11 0 0 33 17 54
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My Work Unit

Question 19. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 36 31 13 8 4 6 3 73 13 288
2020 Bisexual 25 33 11 15 0 5 10 69 18 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 26 29 16 10 7 8 5 63 19 62
2019 Heterosexual 36 31 14 5 2 10 2 75 8 258
2019 Bisexual 26 16 37 5 0 5 11 50 6 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 28 31 11 11 8 7 4 67 21 54
2018 Heterosexual 29 32 15 9 4 8 3 68 15 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 20 40 13 9 9 7 2 66 19 45

Question 20. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 61 26 3 6 3 0 0 87 10 288
2020 Bisexual 58 21 11 10 0 0 0 79 10 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 51 23 6 11 8 0 0 74 19 62
2019 Heterosexual 59 27 4 7 2 1 0 87 9 258
2019 Bisexual 41 43 5 10 0 0 0 84 10 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 46 30 9 7 8 0 0 76 15 54
2018 Heterosexual 51 31 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 42 27 9 15 7 0 0 69 22 45

Question 21. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 66 25 3 5 1 0 0 91 6 288
2020 Bisexual 58 32 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 53 30 11 7 0 0 0 82 7 62
2019 Heterosexual 69 24 3 3 0 0 0 93 3 258
2019 Bisexual 61 22 17 0 0 0 0 83 0 18
2019 Prefer not to answer 52 37 4 2 6 0 0 89 8 54
2018 Heterosexual 64 24 8 3 2 0 0 87 5 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 54 28 11 4 2 0 0 83 7 45

Question 22. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 59 29 7 4 1 0 0 88 5 285
2020 Bisexual 47 43 5 5 0 0 0 90 5 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 46 40 2 12 0 0 0 87 12 62
2019 Heterosexual 63 28 6 3 0 0 0 91 3 257
2019 Bisexual 47 32 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 59 26 5 5 2 2 0 87 8 54
2018 Heterosexual 55 31 7 5 1 1 0 87 6 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 52 31 9 7 2 0 0 83 9 45

Question 23. In my work unit, I would feel free to speak about racism in the workplace without fear of reprisal.

Racism refers to any individual action or institutional practice which treats people differently because of their colour or ethnicity.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 60 23 6 1 2 4 3 90 3 289
2020 Bisexual 47 22 10 0 5 10 5 82 6 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 55 23 7 6 5 3 2 81 12 62
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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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 60 23 7 6 1 1 1 85 7 287
2020 Bisexual 53 31 10 0 0 0 5 89 0 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 58 28 8 5 0 0 2 87 5 62
2019 Heterosexual 60 21 8 5 1 2 3 85 6 259
2019 Bisexual 57 16 27 0 0 0 0 73 0 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 53 32 4 4 6 0 2 87 9 54

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 56 28 7 6 2 0 0 85 8 287
2020 Bisexual 48 42 0 5 5 0 0 90 10 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 50 29 8 6 5 0 2 80 12 62
2019 Heterosexual 50 29 10 7 2 1 1 80 9 259
2019 Bisexual 30 48 16 0 5 0 0 79 5 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 48 28 9 11 4 0 0 76 15 54
2018 Heterosexual 47 35 9 6 2 0 1 83 8 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 33 39 11 9 6 0 2 73 15 46

Question 26. I feel that my immediate supervisor supports my career goals.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 64 17 10 4 2 2 1 83 6 287
2020 Bisexual 58 27 0 10 0 5 0 89 11 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 50 26 10 5 5 2 3 80 10 62

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 59 25 9 4 2 0 0 84 6 286
2020 Bisexual 58 26 5 5 5 0 0 85 10 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 51 26 10 6 5 0 2 79 11 62
2019 Heterosexual 55 27 9 7 2 1 0 83 9 256
2019 Bisexual 46 38 11 5 0 0 0 84 5 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 59 20 4 13 3 0 0 80 17 54
2018 Heterosexual 47 33 10 5 3 1 0 81 9 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 47 26 12 13 2 0 0 73 15 45

Question 28. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, have you requested flexible work hours, either formally or informally?

Flexible work hours mean that an employee is able to vary the start and end times of their workday.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 53 47 289
2020 Bisexual 53 47 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 58 42 62

Question 29. During the COVID-19 pandemic, my immediate supervisor supported the use of flexible work hours.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 74 13 5 3 0 1 5 92 3 289
2020 Bisexual 53 27 0 5 0 5 10 94 6 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 60 21 6 0 2 2 10 91 2 62

Question 30. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 68 18 7 4 2 0 0 87 6 289
2020 Bisexual 58 26 0 6 10 0 0 84 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 58 21 6 7 5 2 2 82 12 62
2019 Heterosexual 60 24 7 5 2 1 0 85 8 258
2019 Bisexual 47 37 11 5 0 0 0 84 5 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 57 28 6 3 6 0 0 85 9 54
2018 Heterosexual 55 27 8 6 4 0 0 82 9 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 52 24 7 6 9 2 0 77 15 46
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Senior Management

Question 31. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 51 29 8 5 1 6 0 85 7 289
2020 Bisexual 41 6 21 16 10 5 0 50 28 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 34 32 10 13 2 10 0 73 16 62
2019 Heterosexual 45 34 12 3 1 5 0 83 4 256
2019 Bisexual 58 21 11 5 0 5 0 83 5 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 43 31 13 2 8 4 0 77 10 54
2018 Heterosexual 51 31 10 5 2 2 0 83 7 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 49 26 6 4 6 9 0 81 12 46

Question 32. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 46 30 13 8 0 1 0 78 9 289
2020 Bisexual 36 21 16 5 16 5 0 60 23 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 22 34 16 21 5 2 0 57 26 62
2019 Heterosexual 41 38 12 6 1 3 0 81 7 256
2019 Bisexual 53 21 16 0 5 5 0 78 5 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 35 37 15 7 4 2 0 74 11 54
2018 Heterosexual 43 38 8 9 2 1 0 81 10 183
2018 Prefer not to answer 35 37 11 9 6 2 0 74 15 46

Question 33. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 34 34 17 9 1 4 0 71 11 288
2020 Bisexual 31 16 21 11 16 5 0 50 28 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 19 31 15 24 7 3 0 52 32 61
2019 Heterosexual 30 38 14 11 2 5 0 72 14 256
2019 Bisexual 39 34 11 5 5 5 0 76 11 18
2019 Prefer not to answer 26 37 11 20 6 0 0 63 26 54
2018 Heterosexual 30 42 15 8 2 2 0 74 11 183
2018 Prefer not to answer 24 29 21 11 9 6 0 57 21 46

Question 34. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 29 38 15 14 3 1 0 68 17 289
2020 Bisexual 26 21 5 37 5 5 0 50 44 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 19 21 20 25 10 5 0 42 37 62
2019 Heterosexual 24 39 14 16 4 2 0 64 21 255
2019 Bisexual 17 37 5 36 0 5 0 56 38 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 9 48 15 15 10 4 0 59 25 54
2018 Heterosexual 25 41 16 13 6 0 0 66 19 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 15 36 13 24 9 4 0 53 34 46

Question 35. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 37 31 16 7 3 4 2 72 11 288
2020 Bisexual 37 37 10 10 0 6 0 78 11 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 26 30 20 7 5 8 5 64 13 62
2019 Heterosexual 35 28 21 5 3 6 2 69 9 259
2019 Bisexual 53 26 0 5 0 11 5 94 6 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 26 24 15 12 7 11 4 60 23 53
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My Organization (Department or Agency)

Question 36. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 36 44 9 8 2 0 0 81 10 288
2020 Bisexual 21 46 16 10 6 0 0 67 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 26 35 23 11 5 0 0 61 16 62
2019 Heterosexual 39 45 9 5 1 1 0 85 6 259
2019 Bisexual 32 58 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 33 48 10 8 0 2 0 83 8 54
2018 Heterosexual 34 48 9 4 3 1 0 83 8 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 46 37 13 4 0 0 0 83 4 46

Question 37. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 28 46 13 10 2 1 0 75 12 286
2020 Bisexual 21 41 11 22 5 0 0 62 27 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 15 39 22 16 7 2 0 55 23 61
2019 Heterosexual 25 42 14 12 5 2 0 69 17 258
2019 Bisexual 16 54 10 15 0 5 0 73 16 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 11 39 20 17 11 2 0 51 28 54

Question 38. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 40 33 10 11 3 3 1 76 15 288
2020 Bisexual 37 31 11 15 5 0 0 68 21 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 29 31 10 17 8 5 0 63 27 62
2019 Heterosexual 42 28 11 11 3 4 1 74 14 258
2019 Bisexual 37 31 16 5 5 5 0 72 11 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 31 30 17 14 4 4 0 63 19 54
2018 Heterosexual 41 29 13 9 4 3 2 73 13 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 33 31 21 9 2 2 2 66 11 46

Question 39. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 47 31 15 6 0 0 0 78 7 289
2020 Bisexual 42 31 11 16 0 0 0 73 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 26 40 21 8 3 2 0 67 11 62
2019 Heterosexual 44 32 15 6 1 2 0 78 7 256
2019 Bisexual 43 36 21 0 0 0 0 79 0 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 32 36 19 7 4 2 0 69 12 53
2018 Heterosexual 42 38 15 3 1 1 0 81 4 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 36 32 17 6 4 4 0 71 11 46

Question 40. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 34 20 13 10 6 14 3 65 19 288
2020 Bisexual 27 26 10 15 5 16 0 63 25 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 17 19 16 16 15 16 0 44 37 62
2019 Heterosexual 24 26 18 7 7 16 2 62 16 256
2019 Bisexual 22 16 16 15 11 20 0 48 33 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 15 24 15 9 17 19 0 49 33 53
2018 Heterosexual 22 25 22 10 5 13 3 56 18 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 15 23 26 2 11 21 2 50 17 46

Question 41. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 34 29 16 12 4 4 0 67 16 288
2020 Bisexual 37 10 26 22 5 0 0 47 27 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 19 40 18 10 12 2 0 60 22 62
2019 Heterosexual 32 35 14 11 3 4 0 70 15 259
2019 Bisexual 26 32 16 16 0 10 0 65 18 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 16 43 13 15 8 6 0 63 24 54
2018 Heterosexual 25 42 16 10 5 1 1 68 15 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 28 38 9 11 11 4 0 69 22 46

Question 42. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 27 23 16 18 10 4 1 53 30 289
2020 Bisexual 16 31 21 16 5 11 0 53 23 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 13 29 20 11 21 3 3 44 35 62
2019 Heterosexual 31 29 14 12 10 2 1 62 23 259
2019 Bisexual 36 16 11 5 16 16 0 62 25 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 17 25 17 25 13 4 0 43 40 54
2018 Heterosexual 25 32 17 12 11 1 2 59 24 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 31 31 9 13 13 4 0 64 27 46

Question 43a. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 41 28 16 8 5 0 3 70 14 289
2020 Bisexual 31 32 10 21 0 0 6 67 22 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 42 14 21 11 8 2 2 58 20 62
2019 Heterosexual 48 22 16 7 3 0 4 73 10 259
2019 Bisexual 64 21 5 0 5 5 0 89 5 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 41 17 25 9 4 0 4 60 14 54

Question 43b. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 49 27 13 6 2 0 2 78 8 289
2020 Bisexual 52 16 16 5 0 0 11 76 6 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 38 23 16 10 8 2 3 64 19 62
2019 Heterosexual 54 25 12 3 2 1 3 82 5 258
2019 Bisexual 63 26 5 0 5 0 0 89 5 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 53 20 10 6 6 4 2 78 12 53

Question 43c. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 82 7 2 2 1 3 2 94 4 289
2020 Bisexual 73 10 0 0 0 6 11 100 0 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 66 5 6 3 3 11 5 85 8 62
2019 Heterosexual 82 7 1 2 1 3 3 95 4 258
2019 Bisexual 90 0 5 0 0 5 0 95 0 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 74 11 2 2 2 4 6 94 4 53

Question 43d. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 80 8 3 0 1 1 6 95 2 287
2020 Bisexual 57 16 21 0 0 0 6 78 0 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 69 8 7 2 2 3 10 89 4 62
2019 Heterosexual 85 4 0 2 1 1 8 97 3 258
2019 Bisexual 63 22 0 0 5 0 10 94 6 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 74 9 4 4 0 2 8 92 4 53

Question 44. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 33 46 12 7 1 1 0 80 8 287
2020 Bisexual 36 26 27 5 0 5 0 66 5 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 11 56 18 3 10 2 0 68 13 62
2019 Heterosexual 36 43 11 6 0 3 0 82 7 259
2019 Bisexual 42 37 22 0 0 0 0 78 0 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 18 44 21 9 2 5 0 66 12 54
2018 Heterosexual 34 40 16 6 2 3 0 76 8 183
2018 Prefer not to answer 42 30 11 9 6 2 0 74 15 46

Question 45. I think that my department or agency respects individual differences (e.g., culture, work styles, ideas, abilities).

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 48 37 9 4 1 1 0 86 5 289
2020 Bisexual 42 38 5 10 5 0 0 79 15 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 34 45 6 7 5 3 0 82 12 62
2019 Heterosexual 51 34 6 4 2 3 0 88 6 257
2019 Bisexual 47 37 0 16 0 0 0 84 16 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 35 39 15 4 6 2 0 76 10 54
2018 Heterosexual 53 36 7 2 1 2 0 91 2 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 46 29 11 6 2 6 0 79 9 46

Question 46. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 51 33 9 4 1 2 0 86 6 287
2020 Bisexual 47 32 0 15 5 0 0 79 21 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 29 45 11 8 3 3 0 77 12 62
2019 Heterosexual 55 33 8 2 0 2 0 90 2 257
2019 Bisexual 53 32 5 0 5 5 0 89 6 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 38 32 21 2 4 4 0 73 6 54
2018 Heterosexual 49 36 9 2 1 3 1 88 3 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 41 29 17 9 0 4 0 73 9 46

Question 47. My department or agency implements initiatives that promote anti-racism in the workplace.

Anti-racism may be promoted by providing access to anti-racism training, and promoting awareness of resources and self-directed learning on anti-racism.

Anti-racism is an active and consistent process of change to eliminate individual, institutional and systemic racism.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 41 32 17 4 2 6 0 77 6 289
2020 Bisexual 37 26 16 10 10 0 0 63 21 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 20 38 21 8 5 8 0 63 14 62

Question 48. I would feel comfortable sharing concerns about issues related to racism in the workplace with a person of authority (e.g., immediate supervisor, senior manager, ombudsman, human resources advisor).

Racism refers to any individual action or institutional practice which treats people differently because of their colour or ethnicity.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 54 26 6 6 2 5 2 86 8 288
2020 Bisexual 59 16 0 0 10 10 5 88 12 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 38 36 6 5 8 5 2 79 14 62

Question 49. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 68 24 3 3 2 0 0 92 5 288
2020 Bisexual 53 37 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 48 31 14 3 3 0 0 79 6 62
2019 Heterosexual 68 23 6 3 0 0 0 91 3 257
2019 Bisexual 73 21 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 57 26 11 2 4 0 0 83 6 54
2018 Heterosexual 60 32 4 3 1 0 0 92 4 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 57 32 4 4 2 0 0 89 6 46

Question 50. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 59 26 9 5 1 0 0 85 6 286
2020 Bisexual 42 26 10 16 5 0 0 68 22 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 35 30 22 9 3 0 0 66 13 62
2019 Heterosexual 54 32 7 4 2 1 0 87 6 257
2019 Bisexual 47 32 11 10 0 0 0 79 10 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 46 32 9 11 2 0 0 78 13 54
2018 Heterosexual 51 32 10 5 2 0 0 83 7 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 51 29 9 7 4 0 0 80 11 45

Question 51. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 55 29 8 6 2 0 0 84 8 285
2020 Bisexual 42 31 5 16 5 0 0 73 22 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 35 38 10 15 2 0 0 74 16 62
2019 Heterosexual 54 32 8 4 2 0 0 87 5 259
2019 Bisexual 37 47 5 10 0 0 0 84 10 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 48 26 17 7 2 0 0 74 9 54
2018 Heterosexual 47 35 11 5 2 0 1 82 6 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 47 36 4 9 2 2 0 84 11 45

Question 52. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 46 23 14 9 4 3 0 72 13 288
2020 Bisexual 37 31 15 5 5 6 0 72 11 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 26 19 23 16 8 8 0 49 26 62
2019 Heterosexual 47 22 17 7 3 4 0 72 10 258
2019 Bisexual 32 16 21 21 0 10 0 53 24 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 42 20 15 13 4 6 0 66 17 54
2018 Heterosexual 49 21 13 8 6 2 1 72 15 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 52 20 11 9 6 2 0 74 15 46
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Mobility and Retention

Question 53. Do you intend to leave your current position in the next two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Not sure
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 29 33 38 288
2020 Bisexual 26 27 47 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 38 23 39 62
2019 Heterosexual 33 31 36 259
2019 Bisexual 42 20 37 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 25 26 49 54
2018 Heterosexual 26 29 45 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 26 37 37 46

Question 54. 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
2020 Heterosexual 5 32 44 2 10 7 84
2020 Prefer not to answer 8 12 38 13 13 16 24
2019 Heterosexual 8 32 34 6 7 13 87
2019 Prefer not to answer 7 37 28 7 7 14 14
2018 Heterosexual 12 18 45 9 14 2 48
2018 Prefer not to answer 8 17 50 17 0 8 12
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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 55. 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
2020 Heterosexual 8 92 289
2020 Gay or lesbian 0 100 12
2020 Prefer not to answer 8 92 62
2019 Heterosexual 9 91 259
2019 Prefer not to answer 22 78 53
2018 Heterosexual 11 89 185

Question 56a. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Co-workers

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 52 48 23
2019 Heterosexual 26 74 23
2019 Prefer not to answer 45 55 11
2018 Heterosexual 25 75 20

Question 56b. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals with authority over me

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 69 31 23
2019 Heterosexual 65 35 23
2019 Prefer not to answer 46 54 11

Question 56c. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals working for me

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 23
2019 Prefer not to answer 0 100 11

Question 56d. 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
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 23
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 23
2019 Prefer not to answer 0 100 11
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 20

Question 56e. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals from other departments or agencies

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 23
2019 Prefer not to answer 0 100 11
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 20

Question 57a. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Aggressive behaviour

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 61 39 23
2019 Heterosexual 44 56 23

Question 57b. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Excessive control

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 69 31 23
2019 Heterosexual 39 61 23
2019 Prefer not to answer 50 50 10
2018 Heterosexual 60 40 20

Question 57c. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Being excluded or being ignored

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 52 48 23
2019 Heterosexual 43 57 23
2018 Heterosexual 50 50 20

Question 57d. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Humiliation

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 65 35 23
2019 Heterosexual 43 57 23
2018 Heterosexual 50 50 20

Question 57e. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Interference with work or withholding resources

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 34 66 23
2019 Heterosexual 21 79 23
2018 Heterosexual 30 70 20

Question 57f. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Offensive remark

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 52 48 23
2019 Heterosexual 43 57 23
2019 Prefer not to answer 50 50 10
2018 Heterosexual 55 45 20

Question 57g. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Personal attack

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 39 61 23
2019 Heterosexual 26 74 23
2018 Heterosexual 40 60 20

Question 57h. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Physical violence

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 23
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 23
2019 Prefer not to answer 0 100 10
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 20

Question 57i. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Sexual comment or gesture

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 23
2019 Prefer not to answer 0 100 10

Question 57k. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Unfair treatment

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 52 48 23
2019 Heterosexual 56 44 23
2018 Heterosexual 65 35 20

Question 57l. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Yelling or shouting

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Heterosexual 30 70 23
2018 Heterosexual 35 65 20

Question 58a. 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
2020 Heterosexual 78 22 23
2019 Heterosexual 43 57 23
2018 Heterosexual 65 35 20

Question 58b. 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
2020 Heterosexual 27 73 23
2019 Heterosexual 22 78 23
2018 Heterosexual 35 65 20

Question 58c. 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 Heterosexual 26 74 23

Question 58e. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I used an informal conflict resolution process.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 20

Question 58f. 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
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 23
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 20

Question 58h. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? Other.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 23
2018 Heterosexual 35 65 20

Question 58i. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I took no action.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Heterosexual 31 69 23
2019 Prefer not to answer 0 100 10

Question 59a. 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
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 23

Question 59b. 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
2020 Heterosexual 30 70 23
2018 Heterosexual 25 75 20

Question 59c. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The behaviour stopped.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 20

Question 59f. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The individual left or changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 20

Question 59g. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Heterosexual 25 75 20

Question 59i. 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
2020 Heterosexual 21 79 23
2018 Heterosexual 25 75 20

Question 59j. 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
2020 Heterosexual 47 53 23
2018 Heterosexual 30 70 20

Question 59k. 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
2018 Heterosexual 25 75 20

Question 59l. 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
2020 Heterosexual 52 48 23
2018 Heterosexual 35 65 20

Question 59m. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Someone threatened me.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 23

Question 59n. 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
2020 Heterosexual 61 39 23
2018 Heterosexual 40 60 20

Question 59o. 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
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 23

Question 59p. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Other

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 22 78 23

Question 60. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 21 14 10 8 3 36 8 63 20 289
2020 Bisexual 16 6 5 10 10 42 10 46 43 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 5 5 25 3 8 43 12 21 25 62
2019 Heterosexual 22 10 16 7 3 32 10 56 16 257
2019 Bisexual 11 16 5 5 11 47 6 57 33 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 6 13 17 11 8 39 7 35 34 54
2018 Heterosexual 21 16 14 8 2 32 7 60 16 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 11 9 21 4 4 50 0 40 17 46

Question 61. 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 39 29 11 5 1 12 1 79 8 289
2020 Bisexual 37 21 16 5 10 10 0 65 18 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 26 32 25 2 5 10 0 64 7 62
2019 Heterosexual 46 19 16 5 2 11 1 73 8 259
2019 Bisexual 42 21 5 5 11 16 0 75 19 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 26 20 23 7 7 16 0 55 17 54
2018 Heterosexual 39 31 15 5 3 8 1 76 8 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 24 42 17 4 4 9 0 72 9 46
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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 62. Having carefully read the definition of discrimination, have you been the victim of discrimination on the job in the past 12 months?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 5 95 289
2020 Gay or lesbian 0 100 12
2020 Prefer not to answer 8 92 62
2019 Heterosexual 5 95 258
2019 Prefer not to answer 9 91 54
2018 Heterosexual 6 94 184

Question 63a. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Co-workers

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 32 68 16
2019 Heterosexual 58 42 12

Question 63c. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals working for me

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 12
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 63d. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 16
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 12
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 63e. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals from other departments or agencies

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 12
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 63f. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 16

Question 64a. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Race

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 31 69 16
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 64c. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Colour

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 12

Question 64d. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Religion

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 12
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 64e. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Age

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Heterosexual 42 58 12

Question 64g. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Sexual orientation

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 16
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 12
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 64h. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Gender identity or expression (including gender diverse identities or expressions such as transgender, two-spirit, or non-binary)

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 16
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 12
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 64i. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Marital status

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 16
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 64j. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Family status

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 64k. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Genetic characteristics (including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test)

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 16
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 12
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 64m. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Pardoned conviction or suspended record

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 16
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 12
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 65a. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I discussed the matter with my supervisor or a senior manager.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 44 56 16

Question 65c. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I contacted a human resources advisor in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 12

Question 65d. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I contacted my union representative.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 65e. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I used an informal conflict resolution process.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Heterosexual 0 100 12
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 65f. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I filed a grievance or formal complaint.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 16
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 65g. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I resolved the matter informally on my own.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 16

Question 65h. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? Other

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 65i. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I took no action.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 50 50 16

Question 66a. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The issue was resolved.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 66c. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The behaviour stopped.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 16
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 66d. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The individual apologized.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 16
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 66e. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Management intervened.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 16
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 66f. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The individual left or changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 66h. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not know what to do, where to go or whom to ask.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 66i. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was too distraught.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 66j. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I had concerns about the formal complaint process (e.g., confidentiality, how long it would take).

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 50 50 16

Question 66k. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was advised against filing a complaint.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 66l. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was afraid of reprisal (e.g., having limited career advancement, being labelled a troublemaker).

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 43 57 16

Question 66m. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Someone threatened me.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 0 100 16
2018 Heterosexual 0 100 10

Question 66n. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not believe it would make a difference.

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 38 62 16

Question 67. I am satisfied with how matters related to discrimination are resolved in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 22 12 14 2 1 39 9 65 7 289
2020 Bisexual 22 5 10 0 10 53 0 57 22 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 6 6 23 3 5 47 10 29 18 62
2019 Heterosexual 23 10 14 1 1 40 11 67 4 257
2019 Bisexual 16 10 5 0 11 53 6 63 25 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 9 9 21 5 2 46 7 40 16 54
2018 Heterosexual 21 13 17 2 1 38 8 64 5 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 11 7 19 4 4 54 0 39 19 46

Question 68. My department or agency works hard to create a workplace that prevents discrimination.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 42 27 11 4 1 14 2 82 6 289
2020 Bisexual 32 31 5 5 10 16 0 75 19 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 23 32 24 2 3 16 0 66 6 62
2019 Heterosexual 50 19 15 1 2 13 1 80 3 259
2019 Bisexual 58 10 10 0 11 11 0 76 12 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 27 20 25 7 0 20 0 60 9 54
2018 Heterosexual 38 33 14 2 1 11 1 81 4 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 26 39 17 4 2 11 0 73 7 45
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Stress and Well-Being

Question 70a. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Risk of exposure to COVID-19

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 49 22 11 7 8 0 2 73 15 287
2020 Bisexual 53 21 0 11 5 0 10 82 18 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 51 13 15 8 14 0 0 64 22 62

Question 70b. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Pay or other compensation-related issues

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 43 33 14 6 4 0 0 75 10 286
2020 Bisexual 47 32 10 11 0 0 0 79 11 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 21 32 26 12 8 0 0 54 20 61
2019 Heterosexual 26 37 18 8 10 0 1 63 19 259
2019 Bisexual 26 21 16 11 21 5 0 49 34 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 22 24 22 17 15 0 0 46 32 54
2018 Heterosexual 17 33 21 15 13 0 1 51 28 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 9 24 34 18 13 0 2 34 31 46

Question 70c. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Heavy workload

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 11 19 33 21 15 1 0 30 37 288
2020 Bisexual 10 26 21 31 11 0 0 36 43 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 10 18 16 39 17 0 0 27 56 62
2019 Heterosexual 14 25 29 18 14 0 0 39 32 258
2019 Bisexual 10 11 53 21 5 0 0 21 26 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 9 18 31 24 17 0 0 28 41 54
2018 Heterosexual 9 25 29 26 10 0 1 35 36 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 6 28 26 20 18 0 2 35 39 46

Question 70d. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Unreasonable deadlines

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 18 23 29 15 14 1 0 41 29 287
2020 Bisexual 15 21 11 37 11 5 0 38 51 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 13 21 19 29 18 0 0 34 47 62
2019 Heterosexual 15 29 30 13 13 0 0 44 26 258
2019 Bisexual 16 26 32 26 0 0 0 43 26 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 5 30 30 22 13 0 0 35 35 54
2018 Heterosexual 13 28 28 23 7 0 1 42 30 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 11 28 21 27 11 0 2 39 39 46

Question 70e. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Not enough employees to do the work

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 21 20 24 20 15 1 0 41 35 287
2020 Bisexual 15 27 16 26 11 5 0 44 39 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 20 20 18 25 18 0 0 40 43 61
2019 Heterosexual 19 28 23 17 13 0 0 47 31 259
2019 Bisexual 21 21 37 16 5 0 0 42 21 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 13 22 32 20 13 0 0 35 33 54
2018 Heterosexual 16 23 30 19 11 0 1 40 30 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 9 34 23 15 17 2 0 44 33 46

Question 70f. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Overtime or long work hours

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 29 29 22 12 8 0 1 59 19 287
2020 Bisexual 41 27 11 21 0 0 0 68 21 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 30 27 20 11 11 0 0 58 23 61
2019 Heterosexual 38 28 17 8 8 0 2 67 15 257
2019 Bisexual 47 37 11 5 0 0 0 84 5 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 29 41 11 7 10 0 2 71 17 54
2018 Heterosexual 35 32 16 11 4 0 2 68 16 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 34 28 22 7 6 0 2 63 14 46

Question 70g. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Balancing work and personal life

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 17 30 24 16 13 0 0 47 29 288
2020 Bisexual 21 43 21 5 11 0 0 64 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 15 18 24 21 21 0 0 33 43 61
2019 Heterosexual 26 29 23 12 9 0 0 55 22 258
2019 Bisexual 28 42 10 10 10 0 0 69 21 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 13 32 21 26 8 0 0 45 34 53
2018 Heterosexual 24 31 24 13 8 0 1 55 21 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 28 21 34 9 6 2 0 50 15 46

Question 70h. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Balancing work and caregiving responsibilities (e.g., children, elderly, family member(s)) during the COVID-19 pandemic

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 28 25 15 10 15 0 7 57 27 289
2020 Bisexual 37 31 5 0 0 0 26 93 0 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 22 18 21 13 16 0 10 44 32 62

Question 70i. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Lack of control or input in decision-making

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 33 33 23 6 4 0 1 66 10 289
2020 Bisexual 42 21 26 5 5 0 0 63 10 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 18 42 19 17 3 0 2 60 20 62
2019 Heterosexual 34 31 19 9 5 1 0 67 14 258
2019 Bisexual 27 43 10 16 0 5 0 73 17 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 28 34 24 9 4 0 0 62 13 53
2018 Heterosexual 32 35 23 6 2 0 2 68 8 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 18 28 31 11 4 2 4 50 16 45

Question 70j. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Competing or constantly changing priorities

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 24 33 25 12 5 1 0 57 17 288
2020 Bisexual 20 21 42 6 10 0 0 41 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 6 53 23 8 10 0 0 59 18 62
2019 Heterosexual 25 35 24 9 6 0 0 60 15 256
2019 Bisexual 10 33 20 21 10 5 0 45 33 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 17 43 25 11 4 0 0 60 15 52
2018 Heterosexual 18 46 25 7 3 0 1 64 11 183
2018 Prefer not to answer 15 31 31 13 4 2 2 49 18 45

Question 70k. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Lack of clear expectations

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 35 32 22 9 3 0 0 67 12 289
2020 Bisexual 25 48 16 0 10 0 0 74 10 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 17 29 29 15 10 0 0 46 25 62
2019 Heterosexual 28 37 18 11 5 0 0 66 17 255
2019 Bisexual 16 26 32 21 0 5 0 44 22 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 26 36 24 11 2 0 0 63 13 53
2018 Heterosexual 25 35 28 6 5 0 1 61 11 184
2018 Prefer not to answer 13 39 24 11 9 2 2 54 21 45

Question 70l. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Lack of recognition

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 52 28 11 5 5 0 0 80 9 286
2020 Bisexual 44 45 6 0 6 0 0 89 6 18
2020 Prefer not to answer 43 29 16 7 5 0 0 72 11 62
2019 Heterosexual 55 23 10 8 4 1 0 78 12 258
2019 Bisexual 37 31 22 5 0 5 0 72 5 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 40 34 13 4 8 0 0 75 12 52

Question 70m. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Feeling disconnected from colleagues

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 33 27 26 10 4 0 0 60 15 287
2020 Bisexual 16 26 32 11 16 0 0 42 26 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 17 32 21 18 13 0 0 48 31 62

Question 70n. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Information overload

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 32 26 23 14 5 0 1 58 19 288
2020 Bisexual 25 26 33 10 5 0 0 51 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 18 29 29 13 11 0 0 47 24 62
2019 Heterosexual 34 28 22 10 6 0 0 62 15 256
2019 Bisexual 31 33 16 10 5 5 0 67 16 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 21 45 19 11 4 0 0 66 15 53
2018 Heterosexual 23 41 23 12 1 0 1 64 13 181
2018 Prefer not to answer 26 23 24 15 7 2 2 52 23 45

Question 70o. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Physical work environment

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 42 34 13 8 2 0 1 77 10 286
2020 Bisexual 46 26 11 11 5 0 0 73 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 34 27 29 3 6 0 0 61 10 62
2019 Heterosexual 62 19 9 7 1 0 0 82 9 256
2019 Bisexual 58 21 10 0 5 5 0 83 6 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 53 21 12 10 4 0 0 75 14 52
2018 Heterosexual 60 20 12 5 3 0 1 80 8 183
2018 Prefer not to answer 39 28 13 9 7 0 4 70 16 45

Question 70p. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Difficulty accessing my work tools or network (e.g., work email, work device, ergonomic equipment)

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 30 40 17 11 1 0 0 70 13 286
2020 Bisexual 21 58 5 16 0 0 0 78 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 27 33 23 11 6 0 0 60 17 60

Question 70q. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 72 17 7 2 1 0 1 90 3 287
2020 Bisexual 57 11 10 16 0 0 5 72 17 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 56 19 10 2 2 3 8 85 4 62
2019 Heterosexual 82 9 2 2 0 0 4 95 3 256
2019 Bisexual 63 22 0 0 5 0 10 94 6 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 69 13 10 4 0 0 4 86 4 52
2018 Heterosexual 74 16 4 1 1 2 2 94 2 182
2018 Prefer not to answer 64 18 4 2 2 0 9 90 5 44

Question 70r. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Harassment or 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 85 7 3 2 2 0 1 93 4 287
2020 Bisexual 79 5 5 0 10 0 0 85 10 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 75 11 4 2 2 0 7 93 4 60
2019 Heterosexual 79 10 4 4 2 0 1 90 6 258
2019 Bisexual 79 16 0 0 0 0 5 100 0 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 75 7 9 2 6 0 2 83 8 54
2018 Heterosexual 78 8 5 5 2 2 1 88 7 182
2018 Prefer not to answer 65 13 4 2 2 4 9 90 5 45

Question 70s. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Issue(s) with my co-worker(s)

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 65 25 7 1 1 0 1 91 2 286
2020 Bisexual 73 16 5 0 5 0 0 90 5 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 55 24 10 7 2 2 2 82 8 62
2019 Heterosexual 68 20 6 4 1 0 0 89 5 259
2019 Bisexual 58 26 10 5 0 0 0 84 5 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 49 28 18 2 4 0 0 76 6 54
2018 Heterosexual 63 25 9 1 1 1 1 89 2 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 61 20 11 4 0 0 4 84 5 45

Question 70t. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Issue(s) with individual(s) with authority over me

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 69 16 7 4 2 0 1 86 6 288
2020 Bisexual 73 16 0 0 10 0 0 90 10 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 53 23 13 8 2 0 2 77 10 62
2019 Heterosexual 67 17 6 5 3 0 1 85 9 259
2019 Bisexual 62 27 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 54 33 4 4 4 2 0 89 7 54
2018 Heterosexual 63 22 7 3 4 0 0 86 7 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 41 24 16 15 0 0 4 68 16 46

Question 70u. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Issue(s) with individual(s) working for me

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 66 14 6 1 1 0 12 91 2 288
2020 Bisexual 73 0 0 0 0 5 22 100 0 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 51 11 9 3 3 0 22 79 9 62
2019 Heterosexual 63 13 2 2 0 0 19 94 3 258
2019 Bisexual 84 0 0 0 0 0 16 100 0 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 58 11 6 0 0 0 26 92 0 54
2018 Heterosexual 59 12 6 2 1 0 20 89 4 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 39 21 9 0 0 0 31 87 0 45

Question 70v. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Issue(s) with other individual(s) (e.g., members of the public, individuals from other departments or agencies)

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 69 20 7 2 0 0 1 90 2 289
2020 Bisexual 63 22 15 0 0 0 0 85 0 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 50 28 14 2 3 0 3 80 5 62
2019 Heterosexual 68 22 5 2 1 0 2 92 2 257
2019 Bisexual 64 16 15 0 0 5 0 84 0 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 63 28 4 2 2 0 2 92 4 54
2018 Heterosexual 59 25 9 3 2 0 2 86 5 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 58 24 7 4 0 2 4 88 5 44

Question 70w. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Lack of job security

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 71 16 4 3 4 0 1 88 7 288
2020 Bisexual 73 16 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 69 14 10 0 5 0 2 85 5 62
2019 Heterosexual 78 7 6 1 5 0 2 87 6 257
2019 Bisexual 63 16 5 6 5 0 5 83 11 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 69 20 2 4 6 0 0 89 9 54
2018 Heterosexual 76 13 4 3 1 0 3 92 4 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 80 13 0 0 0 0 7 100 0 44

Question 70x. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Personal 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 44 30 18 6 2 1 0 74 8 288
2020 Bisexual 16 32 37 5 10 0 0 48 15 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 31 29 21 14 3 0 2 61 17 62
2019 Heterosexual 55 29 11 2 1 0 1 86 4 258
2019 Bisexual 31 42 17 10 0 0 0 73 10 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 41 33 26 0 0 0 0 74 0 54
2018 Heterosexual 52 30 14 1 2 0 1 83 3 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 27 42 20 9 0 0 2 71 9 45

Question 71. To what extent is stress from the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacting your ability to carry out day-to-day work responsibilities?

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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 22 42 26 7 2 0 0 64 10 288
2020 Bisexual 21 38 21 15 5 0 0 58 21 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 25 26 34 5 8 2 0 52 13 62

Question 72. Overall, my level of work-related stress is...

Survey year Demographic Very low
(%)
Low
(%)
Moderate
(%)
High
(%)
Very High
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 10 29 40 16 5 0 0 39 21 289
2020 Bisexual 16 21 37 10 16 0 0 37 26 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 3 26 47 20 5 0 0 29 24 62
2019 Heterosexual 12 34 35 16 3 0 0 46 19 258
2019 Bisexual 11 16 58 16 0 0 0 26 16 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 5 26 47 18 4 0 0 31 22 54
2018 Heterosexual 14 29 39 13 4 0 0 44 17 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 6 17 50 20 4 0 2 24 25 46

Question 73. After my workday, I feel emotionally drained.

Survey year Demographic Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 9 28 39 17 7 0 0 24 37 288
2020 Bisexual 21 11 37 27 5 0 0 31 31 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 10 30 42 11 6 0 0 17 40 62
2019 Heterosexual 9 20 43 21 8 0 0 28 29 257
2019 Bisexual 15 16 41 16 11 0 0 27 32 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 9 22 41 21 6 0 0 27 32 53
2018 Heterosexual 4 22 41 25 8 0 0 33 25 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 11 16 50 14 9 0 0 23 27 45

Question 74. My department or agency does a good job of raising awareness of mental health in the workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 50 37 7 5 0 1 0 88 5 289
2020 Bisexual 27 46 11 10 5 0 0 74 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 38 50 4 5 3 0 0 88 8 62
2019 Heterosexual 39 40 9 5 2 4 0 83 8 258
2019 Bisexual 32 46 5 16 0 0 0 79 16 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 37 36 11 9 4 4 0 75 13 54
2018 Heterosexual 40 38 13 4 4 1 0 79 8 186
2018 Prefer not to answer 33 45 15 2 2 2 0 80 4 45

Question 75. I believe senior managers in my department or agency take adequate steps to support the mental health of employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 41 34 11 10 3 1 0 76 13 287
2020 Bisexual 17 46 21 5 10 0 0 63 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 17 45 8 18 10 2 0 64 28 62

Question 76. I would feel comfortable sharing concerns with my immediate supervisor about my mental health.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 48 30 10 8 4 1 0 78 12 287
2020 Bisexual 54 26 10 0 10 0 0 80 10 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 42 20 20 15 2 2 0 63 17 61

Question 77. My immediate supervisor supports my mental health and well-being.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 58 28 8 4 1 0 0 86 6 286
2020 Bisexual 59 26 5 0 10 0 0 85 10 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 53 23 15 5 2 0 3 78 6 62

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

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

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 42 31 12 12 2 0 0 74 14 288
2020 Bisexual 42 21 0 27 10 0 0 63 37 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 27 32 24 9 5 2 0 61 15 62
2019 Heterosexual 28 40 17 8 5 2 0 70 13 258
2019 Bisexual 22 42 10 26 0 0 0 63 26 19
2019 Prefer not to answer 22 30 15 22 4 7 0 56 28 54
2018 Heterosexual 36 36 15 7 4 2 0 73 11 185
2018 Prefer not to answer 26 41 14 11 4 4 0 70 16 46

Question 79a. I feel that the information I receive from my department or agency related to the COVID-19 pandemic is... Clear and easy to understand.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 46 40 9 4 0 0 0 86 4 289
2020 Bisexual 36 43 5 16 0 0 0 79 16 19
2020 Prefer not to answer 35 29 13 16 7 0 0 64 23 62

Question 79b. I feel that the information I receive from my department or agency related to the COVID-19 pandemic is... Provided in a timely manner.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 42 36 13 9 0 0 0 78 9 289
2020 Bisexual 33 28 6 23 5 5 0 64 30 18
2020 Prefer not to answer 27 30 16 16 8 2 0 58 25 62

Question 79c. I feel that the information I receive from my department or agency related to the COVID-19 pandemic is... Relevant to 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
(%)
Most positive or least negative answers
(%)
Least positive or most negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2020 Heterosexual 42 36 15 5 1 1 1 79 6 286
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