2020 Public Service Employee Survey Results for Natural Resources Canada

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 Organization 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 Public Service 37 45 4 10 3 0 0 83 13 188350
2020 Natural Resources Canada 37 46 4 11 2 0 0 83 13 2875

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 Organization 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 Public Service 76 17 3 2 1 0 1 94 3 187710
2020 Natural Resources Canada 76 16 3 2 1 1 1 94 3 2862
2017 Public Service 68 22 4 3 1 1 1 92 4 173972
2017 Natural Resources Canada 68 22 5 2 1 1 1 91 3 2698
2014 Public Service 68 22 4 3 1 1 1 91 4 181921
2014 Natural Resources Canada 67 21 5 3 1 1 1 90 5 2984

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 39 38 9 10 3 0 0 78 14 188104
2020 Natural Resources Canada 35 43 9 10 2 0 0 78 13 2867
2019 Public Service 43 35 7 10 5 0 0 78 15 181461
2019 Natural Resources Canada 51 33 6 7 3 0 0 83 11 2843
2017 Public Service 39 36 7 11 7 0 0 75 18 174178
2017 Natural Resources Canada 45 37 6 8 4 0 0 82 12 2709
2014 Public Service 40 35 7 11 7 0 0 75 18 181828
2014 Natural Resources Canada 45 34 7 8 6 0 0 79 14 2984

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 33 39 12 11 4 0 1 73 15 187496
2020 Natural Resources Canada 34 40 11 9 4 0 1 76 13 2862
2019 Public Service 29 40 12 13 6 0 0 69 19 181032
2019 Natural Resources Canada 33 38 13 11 4 0 1 72 15 2834
2018 Public Service 25 45 10 14 6 0 1 70 20 161510
2018 Natural Resources Canada 26 45 12 11 4 0 1 72 16 2681
2017 Public Service 26 40 12 14 8 0 0 66 23 174231
2017 Natural Resources Canada 30 41 13 10 6 0 1 71 16 2709
2014 Public Service 24 39 12 16 9 0 0 63 25 181873
2014 Natural Resources Canada 26 38 14 14 7 0 1 65 21 2983

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 45 36 9 7 3 0 0 81 10 186897
2020 Natural Resources Canada 50 34 8 6 2 0 1 84 8 2850
2019 Public Service 45 35 9 7 3 0 0 81 10 180486
2019 Natural Resources Canada 55 31 7 5 2 0 0 86 7 2826
2017 Public Service 44 37 8 7 3 0 0 82 10 173739
2017 Natural Resources Canada 56 32 6 5 1 0 0 88 6 2700
2014 Public Service 42 38 9 7 3 0 0 80 11 181746
2014 Natural Resources Canada 48 36 7 5 2 0 0 85 8 2983

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 45 31 10 8 5 0 0 77 13 187730
2020 Natural Resources Canada 46 32 9 8 4 0 0 78 12 2858
2019 Public Service 45 31 10 8 5 0 0 77 13 181242
2019 Natural Resources Canada 47 30 10 8 5 0 0 77 13 2834
2018 Public Service 42 33 11 8 5 0 0 76 13 161141
2018 Natural Resources Canada 44 33 10 8 5 0 1 78 12 2678
2017 Public Service 41 33 10 9 6 0 1 74 15 174019
2017 Natural Resources Canada 44 32 10 8 5 0 1 77 13 2705
2014 Public Service 36 34 12 10 7 0 1 71 16 181787
2014 Natural Resources Canada 39 33 13 9 5 1 1 73 14 2985

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 40 38 11 7 4 0 0 78 11 188177
2020 Natural Resources Canada 41 39 11 7 3 0 0 80 9 2873
2019 Public Service 37 39 12 7 5 0 0 76 12 181595
2019 Natural Resources Canada 40 37 11 8 5 0 0 77 12 2843
2018 Public Service 34 42 12 8 5 0 0 75 13 160671
2018 Natural Resources Canada 37 41 11 7 3 0 0 78 10 2668
2017 Public Service 33 44 11 8 5 0 0 77 13 174203
2017 Natural Resources Canada 35 44 10 7 3 0 0 80 10 2711
2014 Public Service 30 44 12 9 5 0 0 74 14 181850
2014 Natural Resources Canada 30 45 11 9 4 0 0 75 14 2986

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 33 36 14 10 7 0 0 69 17 188210
2020 Natural Resources Canada 34 38 13 10 5 0 0 72 15 2871
2019 Public Service 28 36 15 12 8 0 0 65 20 181492
2019 Natural Resources Canada 31 35 14 13 7 0 0 67 19 2839
2018 Public Service 26 34 17 13 10 0 0 60 23 161141
2018 Natural Resources Canada 28 34 15 12 9 0 0 63 21 2675
2017 Public Service 25 35 16 13 10 0 0 61 24 174142
2017 Natural Resources Canada 28 36 15 12 8 0 0 65 20 2708
2014 Public Service 21 35 17 15 11 0 0 57 26 181788
2014 Natural Resources Canada 22 36 16 14 10 0 0 58 25 2984

Question 9. I have clear work objectives.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 35 41 11 9 3 0 0 76 13 187222
2020 Natural Resources Canada 35 41 10 9 4 0 0 76 14 2856
2019 Public Service 32 42 12 10 4 0 0 74 14 180719
2019 Natural Resources Canada 31 40 12 12 5 0 0 71 17 2830
2018 Public Service 29 41 13 11 5 0 0 71 16 161312
2018 Natural Resources Canada 29 41 12 12 5 0 0 70 18 2682
2017 Public Service 29 42 12 11 5 0 0 72 16 174083
2017 Natural Resources Canada 30 41 12 11 6 0 0 71 17 2708

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 48 36 8 4 2 0 0 85 7 187373
2020 Natural Resources Canada 46 38 9 5 2 0 0 84 8 2859
2019 Public Service 44 38 10 5 3 0 0 82 8 180781
2019 Natural Resources Canada 40 39 10 7 3 0 0 80 10 2833
2018 Public Service 43 40 9 5 2 0 0 84 7 161313
2018 Natural Resources Canada 41 41 10 5 2 0 0 82 7 2678
2017 Public Service 40 40 10 6 4 0 0 81 9 173996
2017 Natural Resources Canada 41 39 10 6 3 1 0 80 10 2709
2014 Public Service 38 40 12 6 4 1 0 79 10 181765
2014 Natural Resources Canada 38 40 12 6 3 1 0 79 10 2983

Question 11. Overall, I feel valued at work.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 36 36 13 9 6 0 0 71 16 187805
2020 Natural Resources Canada 38 37 11 9 5 0 0 75 14 2866
2019 Public Service 32 36 14 10 8 0 0 68 18 181182
2019 Natural Resources Canada 36 34 12 11 7 0 0 70 17 2828
2018 Public Service 29 37 14 11 9 0 0 66 20 160988
2018 Natural Resources Canada 33 37 13 10 7 0 0 70 17 2677
2017 Public Service 28 37 14 11 10 0 0 65 21 173998
2017 Natural Resources Canada 32 37 13 11 7 0 0 69 18 2708

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 54 32 9 3 2 0 0 86 5 186823
2020 Natural Resources Canada 53 33 9 3 1 0 0 86 5 2847
2019 Public Service 52 33 10 3 2 0 0 85 5 180371
2019 Natural Resources Canada 53 32 10 3 2 0 0 84 5 2822
2018 Public Service 50 35 9 3 2 0 0 85 5 160125
2018 Natural Resources Canada 51 35 10 3 2 0 0 86 5 2658
2017 Public Service 52 35 9 3 2 0 0 87 5 173795
2017 Natural Resources Canada 52 35 8 3 1 0 0 87 4 2703
2014 Public Service 59 29 8 2 2 0 0 88 4 181719
2014 Natural Resources Canada 58 30 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 2983

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 34 37 13 10 6 0 0 71 16 187289
2020 Natural Resources Canada 37 38 12 8 5 1 0 76 12 2856
2019 Public Service 30 37 14 11 7 0 0 68 18 180719
2019 Natural Resources Canada 36 36 13 10 5 0 0 72 15 2830
2018 Public Service 27 38 14 12 9 0 0 65 21 160686
2018 Natural Resources Canada 32 39 13 10 5 0 0 71 16 2669
2017 Public Service 28 39 13 12 8 0 0 67 20 173615
2017 Natural Resources Canada 33 40 11 10 5 0 0 74 15 2699
2014 Public Service 21 40 14 14 10 0 0 62 25 181784
2014 Natural Resources Canada 23 43 13 12 8 0 0 67 20 2982

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 37 33 15 8 6 0 0 71 14 187895
2020 Natural Resources Canada 44 33 12 6 4 0 0 77 11 2873
2019 Public Service 34 33 15 9 7 0 0 68 16 181253
2019 Natural Resources Canada 42 33 14 8 4 0 0 74 12 2831
2018 Public Service 31 34 16 10 8 0 0 66 18 160340
2018 Natural Resources Canada 39 35 14 8 4 0 0 74 12 2668
2017 Public Service 32 35 15 11 8 0 0 67 18 173681
2017 Natural Resources Canada 40 35 12 8 5 0 0 76 13 2699
2014 Public Service 27 36 16 12 9 0 0 63 21 181760
2014 Natural Resources Canada 33 36 13 11 6 0 0 69 17 2984

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 36 39 12 8 4 0 0 75 12 186744
2020 Natural Resources Canada 34 41 12 8 3 1 1 76 11 2865
2019 Public Service 32 39 13 9 5 0 0 72 14 179179
2019 Natural Resources Canada 32 39 14 9 4 0 1 72 14 2807
2018 Public Service 30 37 15 11 7 0 0 67 18 160685
2018 Natural Resources Canada 29 36 17 12 6 0 1 66 17 2671
2017 Public Service 31 38 14 10 6 0 0 69 17 173677
2017 Natural Resources Canada 31 38 14 11 5 0 1 70 16 2704
2014 Public Service 28 38 16 11 7 0 0 66 18 181718
2014 Natural Resources Canada 27 36 16 13 7 1 1 64 20 2981

Question 16. Overall, I like my job.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 46 36 10 5 2 0 0 83 8 188122
2020 Natural Resources Canada 47 36 10 4 2 0 0 84 6 2873
2019 Public Service 43 38 10 5 3 0 0 81 8 181588
2019 Natural Resources Canada 46 36 10 6 3 0 0 82 9 2839
2018 Public Service 40 39 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 161156
2018 Natural Resources Canada 42 38 11 6 2 0 0 81 8 2674
2017 Public Service 40 40 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 173510
2017 Natural Resources Canada 42 40 10 5 3 0 0 82 8 2700
2014 Public Service 39 40 11 6 4 0 0 79 9 181673
2014 Natural Resources Canada 38 40 11 7 3 0 0 79 10 2982

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 37 32 16 8 5 0 1 70 13 187208
2020 Natural Resources Canada 31 34 18 10 6 0 1 66 16 2860
2019 Public Service 39 32 17 7 4 0 1 71 12 180499
2019 Natural Resources Canada 35 33 17 8 5 0 1 69 14 2833
2018 Public Service 37 32 17 8 5 0 1 70 13 161699
2018 Natural Resources Canada 32 33 19 10 6 0 1 65 16 2684
2017 Public Service 37 35 16 7 4 0 1 73 11 174272
2017 Natural Resources Canada 32 36 17 9 5 0 1 68 14 2711
2014 Public Service 35 34 18 7 5 0 1 70 12 181779
2014 Natural Resources Canada 29 36 18 10 6 0 1 66 17 2984

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 10 24 35 20 9 1 1 30 34 188088
2020 Natural Resources Canada 7 18 40 24 8 1 1 34 26 2867
2019 Public Service 10 24 35 19 9 1 1 29 35 181388
2019 Natural Resources Canada 8 21 37 24 9 1 1 33 29 2839
2018 Public Service 11 26 35 18 8 1 1 27 37 161147
2018 Natural Resources Canada 8 23 38 22 7 1 1 30 32 2671
2017 Public Service 11 24 35 17 9 1 3 27 37 173451
2017 Natural Resources Canada 9 23 36 20 8 0 3 29 33 2693
2014 Public Service 12 28 36 16 7 1 2 23 40 181277
2014 Natural Resources Canada 10 26 39 17 6 1 2 23 37 2976

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 8 15 26 29 19 2 2 50 23 187380
2020 Natural Resources Canada 5 11 25 35 20 3 2 57 17 2850
2019 Public Service 10 18 27 24 16 2 2 42 30 180845
2019 Natural Resources Canada 7 14 24 32 18 3 1 53 22 2834
2018 Public Service 12 20 28 23 13 2 2 37 33 160571
2018 Natural Resources Canada 7 18 27 29 14 2 2 45 26 2657
2017 Public Service 12 19 28 21 14 3 4 37 33 173005
2017 Natural Resources Canada 8 17 28 25 15 3 5 43 27 2689
2014 Public Service 13 22 29 20 11 2 3 32 37 181116
2014 Natural Resources Canada 10 19 32 22 11 3 3 35 31 2969

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 13 21 31 20 11 2 2 32 36 187586
2020 Natural Resources Canada 13 23 34 19 8 1 2 28 37 2859
2019 Public Service 16 23 29 18 10 2 2 29 41 181013
2019 Natural Resources Canada 17 25 29 17 9 1 2 27 43 2830
2018 Public Service 17 24 29 17 9 2 3 26 43 160643
2018 Natural Resources Canada 19 26 30 15 6 2 2 22 47 2664
2017 Public Service 17 23 29 15 9 2 4 26 43 173286
2017 Natural Resources Canada 20 26 28 12 7 2 4 21 49 2697
2014 Public Service 21 25 27 14 7 2 3 23 48 181132
2014 Natural Resources Canada 29 29 24 9 4 1 3 14 61 2974

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 7 14 30 29 17 1 2 48 21 187162
2020 Natural Resources Canada 7 16 32 29 14 1 1 43 24 2852
2019 Public Service 7 15 31 28 16 1 2 46 22 180493
2019 Natural Resources Canada 8 16 31 27 17 1 2 45 24 2826
2018 Public Service 8 16 32 27 14 1 2 42 25 160266
2018 Natural Resources Canada 9 18 32 27 11 1 2 39 28 2664
2017 Public Service 8 15 31 25 14 1 4 42 25 172593
2017 Natural Resources Canada 9 17 31 26 13 1 3 41 27 2681
2014 Public Service 9 17 33 25 12 1 3 38 27 180699
2014 Natural Resources Canada 9 19 36 25 9 1 3 35 28 2965

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 Organization 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 Public Service 12 19 27 23 15 1 2 40 32 187650
2020 Natural Resources Canada 14 20 28 21 13 2 2 35 36 2860
2019 Public Service 14 20 27 20 14 1 2 36 36 181066
2019 Natural Resources Canada 14 20 27 20 13 2 2 35 36 2834
2018 Public Service 17 23 27 18 11 1 2 30 42 160843
2018 Natural Resources Canada 17 25 27 17 9 1 3 27 44 2668
2017 Public Service 17 22 27 17 12 2 4 30 41 173223
2017 Natural Resources Canada 19 23 28 16 10 1 3 28 43 2696
2014 Public Service 21 25 27 15 9 1 3 24 48 181145
2014 Natural Resources Canada 23 26 28 13 6 1 3 20 51 2976

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 8 14 24 27 19 4 3 50 24 187087
2020 Natural Resources Canada 6 12 24 31 20 3 4 55 20 2857
2019 Public Service 12 18 26 22 16 3 3 41 32 180618
2019 Natural Resources Canada 8 15 26 26 19 3 3 48 25 2820
2018 Public Service 13 20 27 22 13 3 3 37 35 160300
2018 Natural Resources Canada 9 16 28 25 16 3 4 43 27 2659
2017 Public Service 12 18 26 21 14 3 5 39 33 173264
2017 Natural Resources Canada 10 16 24 24 16 3 6 45 29 2697
2014 Public Service 11 18 27 24 13 3 5 40 31 181040
2014 Natural Resources Canada 7 15 26 29 15 2 7 47 24 2975

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 12 20 32 20 12 2 2 33 34 187395
2020 Natural Resources Canada 12 21 32 19 10 2 3 31 35 2860
2019 Public Service 14 22 31 17 11 2 2 30 38 180911
2019 Natural Resources Canada 15 24 30 17 10 2 2 28 40 2832
2018 Public Service 16 24 31 16 9 2 2 25 42 161001
2018 Natural Resources Canada 18 25 31 14 7 2 3 21 45 2672
2017 Public Service 16 22 31 15 9 3 4 26 41 173340
2017 Natural Resources Canada 18 25 30 13 7 3 4 22 46 2690
2014 Public Service 18 24 31 14 8 2 3 23 44 181146
2014 Natural Resources Canada 25 27 28 11 5 2 3 17 54 2979

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 7 17 36 26 12 1 1 39 25 187956
2020 Natural Resources Canada 5 13 36 30 14 1 1 44 18 2864
2019 Public Service 10 19 33 23 13 1 1 37 30 181282
2019 Natural Resources Canada 6 15 33 28 14 1 2 44 22 2838
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My Work Unit

Question 19. I am satisfied with how interpersonal issues are resolved in my work unit.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 28 30 17 8 6 6 4 65 16 187998
2020 Natural Resources Canada 29 30 17 8 5 7 4 67 14 2869
2019 Public Service 29 30 16 10 7 5 3 64 19 181323
2019 Natural Resources Canada 31 26 14 10 7 6 5 65 19 2841
2018 Public Service 21 32 19 11 9 5 3 59 21 161064
2018 Natural Resources Canada 24 32 17 10 7 6 4 63 19 2677
2017 Public Service 26 31 16 11 9 5 4 62 21 174143
2017 Natural Resources Canada 27 31 15 9 8 6 4 64 20 2711
2014 Public Service 28 32 15 10 8 4 3 64 20 181579
2014 Natural Resources Canada 30 30 14 10 8 5 3 65 19 2985

Question 20. In my work unit, every individual is accepted as an equal member of the team.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 49 28 9 8 5 1 0 78 13 187747
2020 Natural Resources Canada 51 27 8 8 5 1 0 79 13 2863
2019 Public Service 45 29 9 9 6 1 0 75 16 181181
2019 Natural Resources Canada 47 27 9 9 7 1 0 75 16 2839
2018 Public Service 40 31 10 10 8 1 0 72 18 160757
2018 Natural Resources Canada 42 30 10 10 6 1 1 73 17 2674
2017 Public Service 41 30 10 10 8 1 0 73 17 174130
2017 Natural Resources Canada 42 31 10 9 7 1 0 74 16 2709
2014 Public Service 41 30 10 10 7 1 0 73 18 181550
2014 Natural Resources Canada 41 32 9 9 8 1 0 73 17 2985

Question 21. In my work unit, individuals behave in a respectful manner.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 54 30 7 5 3 0 0 85 8 187251
2020 Natural Resources Canada 58 29 6 5 2 0 0 87 7 2856
2019 Public Service 49 33 8 7 3 0 0 82 11 181129
2019 Natural Resources Canada 52 31 7 7 3 0 0 84 10 2838
2018 Public Service 44 36 9 7 4 0 0 81 11 160773
2018 Natural Resources Canada 49 34 7 6 3 0 0 83 10 2673
2017 Public Service 41 38 9 8 4 0 0 80 12 173904
2017 Natural Resources Canada 47 35 7 7 3 0 0 82 10 2705
2014 Public Service 39 40 9 8 3 0 0 80 11 181417
2014 Natural Resources Canada 43 38 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 2983

Question 22. The people I work with value my ideas and opinions.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 45 35 11 5 2 1 0 82 7 186700
2020 Natural Resources Canada 51 33 8 4 2 1 0 85 6 2844
2019 Public Service 42 36 12 5 3 1 0 79 8 181393
2019 Natural Resources Canada 49 32 11 6 2 1 0 81 8 2842
2018 Public Service 37 40 13 5 3 1 0 77 9 161015
2018 Natural Resources Canada 43 39 10 5 2 1 0 83 7 2675

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 Organization 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 Public Service 48 24 11 4 4 6 3 79 9 188004
2020 Natural Resources Canada 52 23 8 4 3 7 4 83 8 2867
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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 Organization 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 Public Service 48 25 14 4 3 1 4 78 8 187985
2020 Natural Resources Canada 55 25 10 4 3 1 2 83 7 2872
2019 Public Service 45 27 15 5 3 1 4 75 9 181574
2019 Natural Resources Canada 51 26 12 4 3 1 3 80 7 2838

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 46 30 11 7 5 1 1 77 12 187915
2020 Natural Resources Canada 46 31 11 6 4 1 1 78 11 2871
2019 Public Service 42 31 13 8 5 1 1 74 14 181505
2019 Natural Resources Canada 41 32 12 8 5 1 1 74 14 2835
2018 Public Service 37 35 12 9 6 1 0 73 15 160726
2018 Natural Resources Canada 38 35 13 9 5 0 0 74 14 2667
2017 Public Service 37 35 12 9 6 1 0 73 15 174253
2017 Natural Resources Canada 39 35 11 9 5 0 0 75 14 2706
2014 Public Service 36 36 12 9 6 1 0 72 15 181472
2014 Natural Resources Canada 39 36 11 8 6 0 0 75 14 2982

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 51 24 13 5 4 2 2 77 10 187690
2020 Natural Resources Canada 52 24 12 5 5 1 1 78 10 2868

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 49 30 10 6 4 1 1 80 10 188026
2020 Natural Resources Canada 50 29 10 6 4 1 0 81 10 2874
2019 Public Service 46 31 10 7 5 1 0 77 12 180879
2019 Natural Resources Canada 45 31 10 8 5 1 0 77 13 2826
2018 Public Service 42 32 11 8 5 1 0 75 14 160177
2018 Natural Resources Canada 41 33 12 9 4 0 0 75 13 2654
2017 Public Service 42 33 10 8 5 1 0 76 14 174142
2017 Natural Resources Canada 43 32 11 8 5 1 0 76 13 2706
2014 Public Service 40 34 11 9 6 1 0 75 15 181437
2014 Natural Resources Canada 41 33 10 9 6 1 0 75 15 2981

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 39 61 188363
2020 Natural Resources Canada 40 60 2877

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 52 17 9 3 3 5 12 83 7 188232
2020 Natural Resources Canada 59 17 7 2 1 4 10 89 3 2873

Question 30. I am satisfied with the quality of supervision I receive.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 56 25 9 5 4 0 0 82 9 188350
2020 Natural Resources Canada 59 24 8 5 3 0 0 84 8 2875
2019 Public Service 51 28 10 6 5 0 0 79 11 181662
2019 Natural Resources Canada 51 28 10 6 4 0 0 79 10 2845
2018 Public Service 47 28 11 7 6 0 0 75 13 160605
2018 Natural Resources Canada 47 28 11 8 5 0 0 76 13 2666
2017 Public Service 49 27 10 7 6 0 0 77 12 173871
2017 Natural Resources Canada 49 28 10 7 5 0 0 77 13 2708
2014 Public Service 46 30 11 7 6 0 0 77 13 181293
2014 Natural Resources Canada 47 29 11 7 5 1 0 77 12 2983
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Senior Management

Question 31. Senior managers in my department or agency lead by example in ethical behaviour.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 39 29 13 7 5 7 0 73 13 188297
2020 Natural Resources Canada 38 30 12 6 4 10 0 76 11 2870
2019 Public Service 32 31 15 8 7 6 0 68 16 181333
2019 Natural Resources Canada 31 31 16 9 6 8 0 67 16 2844
2018 Public Service 28 31 17 9 8 6 0 63 19 161481
2018 Natural Resources Canada 28 31 18 9 7 8 0 64 17 2674
2017 Public Service 27 32 16 10 8 7 0 64 19 174230
2017 Natural Resources Canada 25 33 16 10 6 9 0 65 18 2712
2014 Public Service 24 32 17 10 8 8 0 62 20 181131
2014 Natural Resources Canada 23 33 17 10 6 11 0 63 18 2983

Question 32. I have confidence in the senior management of my department or agency.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 35 31 14 9 7 2 0 68 17 187817
2020 Natural Resources Canada 35 34 15 8 5 3 0 70 14 2870
2019 Public Service 29 31 17 12 9 3 0 62 21 180978
2019 Natural Resources Canada 27 32 17 12 8 4 0 62 21 2836
2018 Public Service 25 31 18 13 11 2 0 58 24 161089
2018 Natural Resources Canada 23 34 17 14 9 3 0 59 23 2674
2017 Public Service 24 31 17 13 11 3 0 57 25 174174
2017 Natural Resources Canada 22 34 18 14 9 4 0 58 23 2707
2014 Public Service 21 31 19 15 12 3 0 53 27 181126
2014 Natural Resources Canada 19 32 20 16 10 3 0 52 27 2982

Question 33. Senior management in my department or agency makes effective and timely decisions.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 26 31 17 12 8 5 0 60 21 187771
2020 Natural Resources Canada 24 34 18 12 6 6 0 62 19 2865
2019 Public Service 21 30 20 15 10 5 0 53 26 180782
2019 Natural Resources Canada 19 29 20 15 10 7 0 51 27 2828
2018 Public Service 17 29 21 16 12 5 0 48 30 160960
2018 Natural Resources Canada 16 29 21 18 10 6 0 48 30 2673
2017 Public Service 17 29 20 17 12 6 0 49 31 174040
2017 Natural Resources Canada 16 29 20 16 11 8 0 49 29 2709
2014 Public Service 14 28 21 18 13 5 0 45 33 181064
2014 Natural Resources Canada 12 28 22 19 13 7 0 43 34 2982

Question 34. Essential information flows effectively from senior management to staff.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 25 34 15 14 9 2 0 61 24 188175
2020 Natural Resources Canada 24 38 15 14 7 2 0 64 21 2872
2019 Public Service 19 31 18 17 12 3 0 52 29 181112
2019 Natural Resources Canada 18 30 18 19 12 4 0 49 31 2837
2018 Public Service 16 30 18 18 14 3 0 48 33 161278
2018 Natural Resources Canada 15 29 20 21 13 3 0 45 35 2677
2017 Public Service 17 31 17 17 14 3 0 50 32 173985
2017 Natural Resources Canada 16 31 18 19 11 4 0 49 32 2712
2014 Public Service 14 31 18 19 14 3 0 47 34 181026
2014 Natural Resources Canada 13 31 19 21 14 3 0 45 35 2982

Question 35. Senior managers in my department or agency use both official languages in their interactions with employees.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 41 21 12 5 5 12 4 74 12 188232
2020 Natural Resources Canada 42 26 16 5 2 6 2 74 8 2875
2019 Public Service 40 20 12 6 5 13 3 72 14 181690
2019 Natural Resources Canada 36 26 17 6 3 10 1 70 11 2841
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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 Organization 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 Public Service 31 42 15 8 3 1 0 74 11 188081
2020 Natural Resources Canada 25 46 17 8 3 1 0 71 12 2872
2019 Public Service 27 42 17 9 4 1 0 70 13 181538
2019 Natural Resources Canada 20 42 20 12 4 2 0 64 16 2837
2018 Public Service 24 42 18 10 5 1 0 67 15 161017
2018 Natural Resources Canada 19 43 20 12 5 1 0 63 17 2678
2017 Public Service 25 41 17 10 6 1 0 67 16 173974
2017 Natural Resources Canada 21 42 20 11 4 2 0 64 16 2705
2014 Public Service 24 40 18 10 6 2 0 65 16 181189
2014 Natural Resources Canada 21 42 20 10 5 2 0 64 16 2983

Question 37. I feel that change is managed well in my department or agency.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 21 36 19 15 7 2 0 59 22 187137
2020 Natural Resources Canada 18 39 21 13 5 4 0 60 18 2850
2019 Public Service 15 33 21 18 10 3 0 50 29 180810
2019 Natural Resources Canada 14 31 24 18 7 5 0 48 26 2825

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 Organization 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 Public Service 35 36 13 8 5 3 1 73 13 187863
2020 Natural Resources Canada 28 37 15 11 5 3 2 67 17 2867
2019 Public Service 32 36 14 9 5 2 1 71 15 181324
2019 Natural Resources Canada 28 36 14 12 5 3 2 67 18 2840
2018 Public Service 31 38 14 9 5 2 1 71 15 161068
2018 Natural Resources Canada 27 38 16 11 5 2 1 68 16 2677
2017 Public Service 35 37 12 8 5 3 1 74 14 173795
2017 Natural Resources Canada 30 38 12 10 5 4 1 72 16 2700
2014 Public Service 36 37 11 7 4 3 1 77 12 181015
2014 Natural Resources Canada 34 38 11 8 4 4 1 76 13 2977

Question 39. My department or agency does a good job of promoting values and ethics in the workplace.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 37 36 16 6 4 2 0 74 10 187519
2020 Natural Resources Canada 32 38 18 6 3 2 0 72 9 2862
2019 Public Service 32 36 18 7 5 1 0 69 12 181009
2019 Natural Resources Canada 29 36 19 9 4 2 0 67 13 2832
2018 Public Service 30 38 18 8 5 1 0 69 13 160645
2018 Natural Resources Canada 26 40 21 8 3 2 0 68 11 2670

Question 40. I feel I can initiate a formal recourse process (e.g., grievance, complaint, appeal) without fear of reprisal.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 24 25 18 12 10 9 2 55 25 187781
2020 Natural Resources Canada 23 23 18 11 9 12 3 54 24 2867
2019 Public Service 21 24 19 13 13 8 2 50 29 181309
2019 Natural Resources Canada 20 22 19 12 12 12 3 49 28 2836
2018 Public Service 18 25 19 14 14 8 2 48 31 161057
2018 Natural Resources Canada 17 24 20 13 12 11 2 48 29 2678
2017 Public Service 18 25 17 14 14 9 3 48 32 173820
2017 Natural Resources Canada 16 23 17 14 13 13 3 47 33 2702
2014 Public Service 16 24 18 16 15 9 2 45 35 180995
2014 Natural Resources Canada 15 21 18 16 16 12 2 42 37 2979

Question 41. My department or agency does a good job of supporting employee career development.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 27 33 17 12 8 3 0 61 21 187687
2020 Natural Resources Canada 24 34 18 12 8 3 0 60 22 2868
2019 Public Service 24 32 17 14 11 2 0 57 25 181262
2019 Natural Resources Canada 22 31 18 15 11 3 0 55 27 2838
2018 Public Service 20 32 18 15 12 2 0 53 28 161004
2018 Natural Resources Canada 18 33 19 16 12 2 0 53 28 2675
2017 Public Service 22 32 16 14 11 3 0 57 27 173983
2017 Natural Resources Canada 20 33 17 15 11 3 0 55 27 2705
2014 Public Service 19 31 17 16 13 3 1 52 30 180900
2014 Natural Resources Canada 16 31 17 18 14 3 0 49 33 2979

Question 42. I believe I have opportunities for promotion within my department or agency, given my education, skills and experience.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 24 28 15 14 14 3 2 55 29 188227
2020 Natural Resources Canada 21 26 17 16 14 3 3 50 32 2873
2019 Public Service 22 28 15 14 16 2 2 52 32 181671
2019 Natural Resources Canada 21 26 15 15 18 3 3 49 35 2842
2018 Public Service 19 27 16 16 18 2 2 48 35 161071
2018 Natural Resources Canada 18 26 15 16 20 2 3 46 38 2680
2017 Public Service 19 27 15 16 18 3 3 48 36 174011
2017 Natural Resources Canada 16 24 14 18 21 3 3 43 42 2707
2014 Public Service 16 25 15 18 22 2 2 42 42 180943
2014 Natural Resources Canada 12 21 14 20 27 3 3 35 50 2975

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 Organization 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 Public Service 51 23 13 6 4 1 4 77 10 188359
2020 Natural Resources Canada 50 24 13 5 3 1 4 78 9 2876
2019 Public Service 51 24 13 5 3 1 4 78 9 181398
2019 Natural Resources Canada 51 24 13 4 3 1 4 79 7 2841

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 Organization 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 Public Service 47 24 14 6 4 1 3 74 11 188093
2020 Natural Resources Canada 47 27 13 6 3 1 3 77 9 2873
2019 Public Service 44 24 16 7 5 2 4 71 12 181082
2019 Natural Resources Canada 46 24 15 6 4 2 4 74 10 2828

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 Organization 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 Public Service 74 9 5 2 3 3 4 89 5 187576
2020 Natural Resources Canada 76 8 4 2 3 4 4 91 5 2866
2019 Public Service 72 9 5 2 3 4 4 88 6 180710
2019 Natural Resources Canada 74 8 4 2 2 4 4 90 5 2829

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 Organization 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 Public Service 72 11 5 2 2 2 7 91 4 187772
2020 Natural Resources Canada 75 10 4 1 1 3 7 94 2 2868
2019 Public Service 75 7 4 1 2 2 9 92 4 180694
2019 Natural Resources Canada 79 5 2 1 1 2 9 95 2 2826

Question 44. I feel I would be supported by my department or agency if I proposed a new idea.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 24 41 18 9 4 4 0 68 14 187878
2020 Natural Resources Canada 23 45 17 7 3 4 0 71 11 2876
2019 Public Service 21 40 19 10 6 4 0 63 17 181429
2019 Natural Resources Canada 21 42 19 9 4 4 0 66 14 2837
2018 Public Service 20 35 22 11 8 3 0 57 20 161226
2018 Natural Resources Canada 21 40 22 8 5 4 0 63 14 2685
2017 Public Service 20 35 21 12 8 4 1 58 21 174027
2017 Natural Resources Canada 21 39 19 10 6 5 1 63 17 2707

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

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 38 37 13 7 3 2 0 77 10 187243
2020 Natural Resources Canada 38 39 11 5 3 3 0 80 8 2867
2019 Public Service 36 38 13 7 4 2 0 75 11 180695
2019 Natural Resources Canada 37 37 14 6 3 3 0 76 10 2818
2018 Public Service 39 38 13 6 3 2 0 78 9 160801
2018 Natural Resources Canada 39 41 12 4 2 2 0 81 7 2666
2017 Public Service 37 40 12 6 3 2 0 78 9 173976
2017 Natural Resources Canada 38 40 12 4 2 3 0 81 7 2710
2014 Public Service 38 37 13 6 3 3 0 78 9 180874
2014 Natural Resources Canada 39 38 12 4 3 3 0 80 7 2975

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 Organization 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 Public Service 41 34 13 5 3 4 1 78 8 187651
2020 Natural Resources Canada 39 36 12 5 2 6 1 80 7 2866
2019 Public Service 42 34 13 4 3 3 0 79 7 180863
2019 Natural Resources Canada 41 36 13 4 2 4 0 80 7 2825
2018 Public Service 40 36 14 4 3 3 0 78 7 160822
2018 Natural Resources Canada 38 38 14 4 2 4 0 80 6 2671
2017 Public Service 37 35 15 4 3 4 1 76 8 173916
2017 Natural Resources Canada 37 37 14 3 2 6 0 78 6 2705
2014 Public Service 40 35 14 4 3 4 1 79 7 180799
2014 Natural Resources Canada 40 35 13 3 2 7 0 81 5 2978

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 Organization 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 Public Service 38 32 16 5 3 6 1 75 8 188080
2020 Natural Resources Canada 33 31 16 6 3 10 1 72 10 2875

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 Organization 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 Public Service 44 30 11 5 4 4 2 79 10 187541
2020 Natural Resources Canada 43 31 10 5 3 5 2 80 9 2865

Question 49. Overall, my department or agency treats me with respect.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 53 31 8 4 3 0 0 85 7 187707
2020 Natural Resources Canada 55 31 7 4 2 1 0 87 6 2865
2019 Public Service 48 34 9 5 4 0 0 82 9 181342
2019 Natural Resources Canada 49 33 10 5 3 0 0 83 8 2835
2018 Public Service 44 36 10 5 4 0 0 81 9 160659
2018 Natural Resources Canada 46 37 10 4 2 0 0 84 6 2672
2017 Public Service 43 37 10 6 4 0 0 80 10 174074
2017 Natural Resources Canada 44 38 10 5 3 0 0 82 8 2710
2014 Public Service 42 37 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 180763
2014 Natural Resources Canada 44 36 11 5 3 1 0 80 8 2974

Question 50. I would recommend my department or agency as a great place to work.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 44 31 13 7 5 0 0 75 12 187475
2020 Natural Resources Canada 45 32 13 6 3 1 0 77 9 2862
2019 Public Service 39 31 15 8 6 1 0 70 15 181212
2019 Natural Resources Canada 39 32 15 8 5 1 0 72 13 2835
2018 Public Service 35 32 17 9 7 1 0 67 16 160754
2018 Natural Resources Canada 37 33 17 8 4 1 0 70 13 2672
2017 Public Service 33 32 16 9 8 1 0 66 17 173925
2017 Natural Resources Canada 35 34 16 8 5 1 0 70 14 2709
2014 Public Service 28 35 17 11 8 1 0 63 19 180897
2014 Natural Resources Canada 28 36 18 11 6 1 0 65 17 2979

Question 51. I am satisfied with my department or agency.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 42 33 13 7 5 0 0 75 12 186722
2020 Natural Resources Canada 43 35 13 6 3 1 0 78 9 2840
2019 Public Service 37 34 14 9 6 0 0 71 15 180546
2019 Natural Resources Canada 37 35 14 9 4 0 0 72 13 2828
2018 Public Service 33 34 16 10 7 0 0 68 16 160146
2018 Natural Resources Canada 35 37 16 8 4 0 0 72 12 2659
2017 Public Service 32 35 15 10 7 0 0 68 17 173991
2017 Natural Resources Canada 34 37 16 8 5 0 0 71 13 2709
2014 Public Service 27 36 17 12 7 0 0 64 20 180844
2014 Natural Resources Canada 27 37 18 11 6 0 0 64 17 2977

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 Organization 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 Public Service 39 25 17 9 6 3 1 66 16 187915
2020 Natural Resources Canada 40 25 17 9 5 4 1 68 15 2869
2019 Public Service 34 25 18 11 8 3 1 61 20 181559
2019 Natural Resources Canada 34 24 19 11 6 3 1 61 18 2839
2018 Public Service 31 25 19 12 9 3 0 59 22 161050
2018 Natural Resources Canada 32 28 19 11 6 3 1 62 18 2668
2017 Public Service 30 26 18 11 9 4 1 59 22 173970
2017 Natural Resources Canada 31 27 18 11 7 5 1 62 19 2707
2014 Public Service 28 26 19 13 10 4 1 57 24 180861
2014 Natural Resources Canada 28 26 20 11 8 5 1 58 20 2976
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Mobility and Retention

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Not sure
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 24 41 35 188494
2020 Natural Resources Canada 26 41 33 2874
2019 Public Service 27 38 35 181906
2019 Natural Resources Canada 30 37 33 2846
2018 Public Service 27 39 35 161647
2018 Natural Resources Canada 28 40 32 2687
2017 Public Service 26 40 34 174196
2017 Natural Resources Canada 27 40 33 2712
2014 Public Service 26 40 34 180859
2014 Natural Resources Canada 27 39 34 2976

Question 54. Please indicate your reason for leaving.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 17 38 28 4 6 6 45796
2020 Natural Resources Canada 20 22 35 5 12 6 741
2019 Public Service 15 33 29 6 12 6 49800
2019 Natural Resources Canada 17 20 31 9 17 6 839
2018 Public Service 17 33 30 6 8 6 43390
2018 Natural Resources Canada 19 21 34 6 15 6 737
2017 Public Service 18 30 29 6 10 6 45785
2017 Natural Resources Canada 18 17 36 6 17 6 720
2014 Public Service 18 32 30 10 9999 11 47681
2014 Natural Resources Canada 18 22 35 11 9999 13 802
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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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 11 89 188242
2020 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 2869
2019 Public Service 14 86 181483
2019 Natural Resources Canada 11 89 2833
2018 Public Service 15 85 161503
2018 Natural Resources Canada 12 88 2676

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 48 52 18665
2020 Natural Resources Canada 46 54 254
2019 Public Service 51 49 23324
2019 Natural Resources Canada 46 54 330
2018 Public Service 51 49 22721
2018 Natural Resources Canada 47 53 338

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 62 38 18665
2020 Natural Resources Canada 65 35 254
2019 Public Service 60 40 23324
2019 Natural Resources Canada 63 37 330
2018 Public Service 62 38 22735
2018 Natural Resources Canada 63 37 338

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 8 92 18665
2020 Natural Resources Canada 10 90 254
2019 Public Service 8 92 23324
2019 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 330
2018 Public Service 8 92 22696
2018 Natural Resources Canada 11 89 338

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 5 95 18665
2020 Natural Resources Canada 0 100 254
2019 Public Service 5 95 23324
2019 Natural Resources Canada 0 100 330
2018 Public Service 5 95 22696

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 7 93 18665
2020 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 254
2019 Public Service 6 94 23324
2019 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 330
2018 Public Service 6 94 22696
2018 Natural Resources Canada 6 94 338

Question 56f. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 8 92 18665
2020 Natural Resources Canada 3 97 254
2019 Public Service 9 91 23324
2019 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 330
2018 Public Service 10 90 22712
2018 Natural Resources Canada 3 97 338

Question 56g. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Other

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 4 96 18665
2020 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 254
2019 Public Service 4 96 23324
2019 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 330
2018 Public Service 4 96 22694
2018 Natural Resources Canada 2 98 338

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 39 61 18664
2020 Natural Resources Canada 41 59 254
2019 Public Service 39 61 23086
2019 Natural Resources Canada 36 64 328
2018 Public Service 40 60 22709
2018 Natural Resources Canada 39 61 338

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 41 59 18664
2020 Natural Resources Canada 40 60 254
2019 Public Service 39 61 23086
2019 Natural Resources Canada 39 61 328
2018 Public Service 40 60 22697
2018 Natural Resources Canada 43 57 338

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 47 53 18664
2020 Natural Resources Canada 51 49 254
2019 Public Service 47 53 23086
2019 Natural Resources Canada 47 53 328
2018 Public Service 46 54 22698
2018 Natural Resources Canada 47 53 338

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 43 57 18664
2020 Natural Resources Canada 45 55 254
2019 Public Service 42 58 23086
2019 Natural Resources Canada 43 57 328
2018 Public Service 41 59 22706
2018 Natural Resources Canada 40 60 338

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 33 67 18664
2020 Natural Resources Canada 37 63 254
2019 Public Service 31 69 23086
2019 Natural Resources Canada 34 66 328
2018 Public Service 33 67 22690
2018 Natural Resources Canada 37 63 338

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 54 46 18664
2020 Natural Resources Canada 48 52 254
2019 Public Service 55 45 23086
2019 Natural Resources Canada 50 50 328
2018 Public Service 56 44 22722
2018 Natural Resources Canada 47 53 338

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 38 62 18664
2020 Natural Resources Canada 33 67 254
2019 Public Service 36 64 23086
2019 Natural Resources Canada 32 68 328
2018 Public Service 36 64 22699
2018 Natural Resources Canada 29 71 338

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 2 98 18664
2019 Public Service 2 98 23086
2018 Public Service 2 98 22678

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 8 92 18664
2020 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 254
2019 Public Service 10 90 23086
2019 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 328
2018 Public Service 10 90 22693
2018 Natural Resources Canada 8 92 338

Question 57j. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Threat

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 13 87 18664
2020 Natural Resources Canada 14 86 254
2019 Public Service 12 88 23086
2019 Natural Resources Canada 11 89 328
2018 Public Service 13 87 22689
2018 Natural Resources Canada 12 88 338

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 52 48 18664
2020 Natural Resources Canada 51 49 254
2019 Public Service 49 51 23086
2019 Natural Resources Canada 46 54 328
2018 Public Service 48 52 22704
2018 Natural Resources Canada 43 57 338

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 25 75 18664
2020 Natural Resources Canada 25 75 254
2019 Public Service 26 74 23086
2019 Natural Resources Canada 20 80 328
2018 Public Service 27 73 22702
2018 Natural Resources Canada 21 79 338

Question 57m. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Other

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 16 84 18664
2020 Natural Resources Canada 14 86 254
2019 Public Service 16 84 23086
2019 Natural Resources Canada 11 89 328
2018 Public Service 15 85 22687
2018 Natural Resources Canada 13 87 338

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 51 49 18666
2020 Natural Resources Canada 52 48 254
2019 Public Service 52 48 22957
2019 Natural Resources Canada 58 42 328
2018 Public Service 51 49 22718
2018 Natural Resources Canada 56 44 336

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 27 73 18666
2020 Natural Resources Canada 24 76 254
2019 Public Service 27 73 22957
2019 Natural Resources Canada 23 77 328
2018 Public Service 27 73 22701
2018 Natural Resources Canada 25 75 336

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 9 91 18666
2020 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 254
2019 Public Service 9 91 22957
2019 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 328
2018 Public Service 8 92 22688
2018 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 336

Question 58d. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I contacted my union representative.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 20 80 18666
2020 Natural Resources Canada 22 78 254
2019 Public Service 21 79 22957
2019 Natural Resources Canada 22 78 328
2018 Public Service 20 80 22699
2018 Natural Resources Canada 19 81 336

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 11 89 18666
2020 Natural Resources Canada 11 89 254
2019 Public Service 10 90 22957
2019 Natural Resources Canada 11 89 328
2018 Public Service 10 90 22689
2018 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 336

Question 58f. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I filed a grievance or formal complaint.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 8 92 18666
2020 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 254
2019 Public Service 7 93 22957
2019 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 328
2018 Public Service 7 93 22692
2018 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 336

Question 58g. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I resolved the matter informally on my own.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 13 87 18666
2020 Natural Resources Canada 8 92 254
2019 Public Service 14 86 22957
2019 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 328
2018 Public Service 14 86 22692
2018 Natural Resources Canada 12 88 336

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 11 89 18666
2020 Natural Resources Canada 12 88 254
2019 Public Service 12 88 22957
2019 Natural Resources Canada 10 90 328
2018 Public Service 11 89 22688
2018 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 336

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 27 73 18666
2020 Natural Resources Canada 31 69 254
2019 Public Service 26 74 22957
2019 Natural Resources Canada 24 76 328
2018 Public Service 27 73 22709
2018 Natural Resources Canada 24 76 336

Question 59a. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The issue was resolved.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 11 89 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 8 92 230
2019 Public Service 11 89 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 300
2018 Public Service 11 89 21200
2018 Natural Resources Canada 10 90 322

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 18 82 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 19 81 230
2019 Public Service 20 80 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 19 81 300
2018 Public Service 19 81 21197
2018 Natural Resources Canada 18 82 322

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 9 91 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 10 90 230
2019 Public Service 10 90 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 300
2018 Public Service 10 90 21191
2018 Natural Resources Canada 12 88 322

Question 59d. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The individual apologized.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 7 93 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 230
2019 Public Service 7 93 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 6 94 300
2018 Public Service 7 93 21189
2018 Natural Resources Canada 8 92 322

Question 59e. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Management intervened.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 10 90 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 10 90 230
2019 Public Service 10 90 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 11 89 300
2018 Public Service 10 90 21189
2018 Natural Resources Canada 10 90 322

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 8 92 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 11 89 230
2019 Public Service 9 91 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 6 94 300
2018 Public Service 9 91 21189
2018 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 322

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 9 91 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 11 89 230
2019 Public Service 10 90 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 6 94 300
2018 Public Service 10 90 21188
2018 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 322

Question 59h. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not know what to do, where to go or whom to ask.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 13 87 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 14 86 230
2019 Public Service 12 88 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 10 90 300
2018 Public Service 11 89 21193
2018 Natural Resources Canada 11 89 322

Question 59i. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was too distraught.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 14 86 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 12 88 230
2019 Public Service 13 87 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 11 89 300
2018 Public Service 12 88 21192
2018 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 322

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 32 68 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 35 65 230
2019 Public Service 32 68 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 30 70 300
2018 Public Service 30 70 21199
2018 Natural Resources Canada 31 69 322

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 10 90 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 12 88 230
2019 Public Service 10 90 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 10 90 300
2018 Public Service 9 91 21189
2018 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 322

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 49 51 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 52 48 230
2019 Public Service 48 52 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 48 52 300
2018 Public Service 47 53 21214
2018 Natural Resources Canada 46 54 322

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 2 98 17329
2019 Public Service 2 98 21361
2018 Public Service 2 98 21187
2018 Natural Resources Canada 2 98 322

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 57 43 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 61 39 230
2019 Public Service 56 44 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 54 46 300
2018 Public Service 56 44 21220
2018 Natural Resources Canada 55 45 322

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 4 96 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 6 94 230
2019 Public Service 4 96 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 300
2018 Public Service 4 96 21191
2018 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 322

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 14 86 17329
2020 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 230
2019 Public Service 13 87 21361
2019 Natural Resources Canada 13 87 300
2018 Public Service 13 87 21192
2018 Natural Resources Canada 10 90 322

Question 60. I am satisfied with how matters related to harassment are resolved in my department or agency.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 20 17 17 7 6 27 7 56 19 188041
2020 Natural Resources Canada 17 14 15 6 4 35 8 56 18 2872
2019 Public Service 18 17 19 8 8 23 7 51 22 181570
2019 Natural Resources Canada 16 14 17 7 6 31 8 50 21 2839
2018 Public Service 16 19 21 8 8 23 5 48 22 161102
2018 Natural Resources Canada 14 16 21 7 6 31 6 48 20 2677
2017 Public Service 16 18 19 7 8 24 7 50 22 174189
2017 Natural Resources Canada 14 17 18 6 7 30 7 50 21 2708
2014 Public Service 16 19 20 7 7 24 7 50 22 180780
2014 Natural Resources Canada 15 17 17 6 6 30 8 52 20 2977

Question 61. My department or agency works hard to create a workplace that prevents harassment.

Survey year Organization 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 Public Service 35 29 15 6 5 8 1 71 12 187964
2020 Natural Resources Canada 33 32 14 6 3 11 1 74 10 2870
2019 Public Service 34 30 16 7 5 8 1 69 13 181533
2019 Natural Resources Canada 32 29 16 6 4 11 1 69 12 2840
2018 Public Service 29 31 18 7 6 7 1 66 14 161060
2018 Natural Resources Canada 28 33 19 6 4 9 1 68 11 2671
2017 Public Service 28 31 17 7 6 9 1 66 15 173958
2017 Natural Resources Canada 29 33 16 6 5 10 1 70 13 2707
2014 Public Service 26 30 19 7 6 11 1 64 14 180720
2014 Natural Resources Canada 27 30 18 6 4 14 1 67 12 2973
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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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 7 93 188014
2020 Natural Resources Canada 6 94 2873
2019 Public Service 8 92 181371
2019 Natural Resources Canada 6 94 2836
2018 Public Service 8 92 161188
2018 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 2678

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 36 64 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 37 63 185
2019 Public Service 38 62 12977
2019 Natural Resources Canada 44 56 183
2018 Public Service 36 64 11806
2018 Natural Resources Canada 47 53 197

Question 63b. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals with authority over me

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 77 23 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 75 25 185
2019 Public Service 76 24 12977
2019 Natural Resources Canada 79 21 183
2018 Public Service 77 23 11826
2018 Natural Resources Canada 78 22 197

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 5 95 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 185
2019 Public Service 4 96 12977
2019 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 183
2018 Public Service 4 96 11797
2018 Natural Resources Canada 6 94 197

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 3 97 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 0 100 185
2019 Public Service 3 97 12977
2019 Natural Resources Canada 0 100 183
2018 Public Service 4 96 11797
2018 Natural Resources Canada 0 100 197

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 8 92 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 185
2019 Public Service 8 92 12977
2019 Natural Resources Canada 6 94 183
2018 Public Service 7 93 11798
2018 Natural Resources Canada 6 94 197

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 8 92 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 185
2019 Public Service 9 91 12977
2019 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 183
2018 Public Service 9 91 11802
2018 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 197

Question 63g. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Other

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 9 91 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 185
2019 Public Service 9 91 12977
2019 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 183
2018 Public Service 8 92 11798
2018 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 197

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 28 72 12245
2020 Natural Resources Canada 24 76 185
2019 Public Service 26 74 12755
2019 Natural Resources Canada 19 81 181
2018 Public Service 25 75 11790
2018 Natural Resources Canada 17 83 195

Question 64b. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. National or ethnic origin

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 20 80 12245
2020 Natural Resources Canada 20 80 185
2019 Public Service 20 80 12755
2019 Natural Resources Canada 22 78 181
2018 Public Service 20 80 11790
2018 Natural Resources Canada 25 75 195

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 17 83 12245
2020 Natural Resources Canada 14 86 185
2019 Public Service 16 84 12755
2019 Natural Resources Canada 16 84 181
2018 Public Service 15 85 11786
2018 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 195

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 6 94 12245
2020 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 185
2019 Public Service 6 94 12755
2019 Natural Resources Canada 8 92 181
2018 Public Service 6 94 11784
2018 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 195

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 26 74 12245
2020 Natural Resources Canada 31 69 185
2019 Public Service 29 71 12755
2019 Natural Resources Canada 32 68 181
2018 Public Service 26 74 11787
2018 Natural Resources Canada 24 76 195

Question 64f. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Sex

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 27 73 12245
2020 Natural Resources Canada 29 71 185
2019 Public Service 29 71 12755
2019 Natural Resources Canada 32 68 181
2018 Public Service 29 71 11792
2018 Natural Resources Canada 33 67 195

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 4 96 12245
2020 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 185
2019 Public Service 4 96 12755
2019 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 181
2018 Public Service 4 96 11783
2018 Natural Resources Canada 3 97 195

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 2 98 12245
2020 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 185
2019 Public Service 2 98 12755
2018 Public Service 2 98 11782
2018 Natural Resources Canada 3 97 195

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 8 92 12245
2020 Natural Resources Canada 10 90 185
2019 Public Service 8 92 12755
2019 Natural Resources Canada 6 94 181
2018 Public Service 8 92 11785
2018 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 195

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 18 82 12245
2020 Natural Resources Canada 22 78 185
2019 Public Service 15 85 12755
2019 Natural Resources Canada 11 89 181
2018 Public Service 15 85 11787
2018 Natural Resources Canada 15 85 195

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 1 99 12245
2019 Public Service 1 99 12755
2018 Public Service 1 99 11782

Question 64l. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Disability

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 16 84 12245
2020 Natural Resources Canada 12 88 185
2019 Public Service 17 83 12755
2019 Natural Resources Canada 16 84 181
2018 Public Service 17 83 11791
2018 Natural Resources Canada 17 83 195

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 0 100 12245
2020 Natural Resources Canada 0 100 185
2019 Public Service 0 100 12755
2019 Natural Resources Canada 0 100 181
2018 Public Service 0 100 11783
2018 Natural Resources Canada 0 100 195

Question 64n. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Other

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 18 82 12245
2020 Natural Resources Canada 14 86 185
2019 Public Service 18 82 12755
2019 Natural Resources Canada 13 87 181
2018 Public Service 19 81 11797
2018 Natural Resources Canada 13 87 195

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 30 70 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 28 72 185
2019 Public Service 29 71 12647
2019 Natural Resources Canada 24 76 179
2018 Public Service 29 71 11822
2018 Natural Resources Canada 31 69 197

Question 65b. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I discussed the matter with the person(s) from whom I experienced the discrimination.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 14 86 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 15 85 185
2019 Public Service 14 86 12647
2019 Natural Resources Canada 8 92 179
2018 Public Service 15 85 11810
2018 Natural Resources Canada 14 86 197

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 5 95 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 185
2019 Public Service 5 95 12647
2019 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 179
2018 Public Service 5 95 11809
2018 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 197

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 17 83 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 17 83 185
2019 Public Service 17 83 12647
2019 Natural Resources Canada 16 84 179
2018 Public Service 17 83 11817
2018 Natural Resources Canada 13 87 197

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 5 95 12247
2019 Public Service 5 95 12647
2019 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 179
2018 Public Service 4 96 11805
2018 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 197

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 6 94 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 185
2019 Public Service 6 94 12647
2019 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 179
2018 Public Service 6 94 11807
2018 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 197

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 9 91 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 6 94 185
2019 Public Service 9 91 12647
2019 Natural Resources Canada 6 94 179
2018 Public Service 9 91 11806
2018 Natural Resources Canada 3 97 197

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 9 91 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 11 89 185
2019 Public Service 9 91 12647
2019 Natural Resources Canada 9 91 179
2018 Public Service 9 91 11808
2018 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 197

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 48 52 12247
2020 Natural Resources Canada 53 47 185
2019 Public Service 49 51 12647
2019 Natural Resources Canada 56 44 179
2018 Public Service 49 51 11821
2018 Natural Resources Canada 54 46 197

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 5 95 11497
2019 Public Service 6 94 11129
2019 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 157
2018 Public Service 5 95 11053
2018 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 186

Question 66b. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not think the incident was serious enough.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 15 85 11497
2020 Natural Resources Canada 13 87 171
2019 Public Service 15 85 11129
2019 Natural Resources Canada 13 87 157
2018 Public Service 13 87 11052
2018 Natural Resources Canada 16 84 186

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 4 96 11497
2020 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 171
2019 Public Service 4 96 11129
2019 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 157
2018 Public Service 3 97 11049

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 3 97 11497
2019 Public Service 3 97 11129
2018 Public Service 2 98 11050

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

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 3 97 11497
2020 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 171
2019 Public Service 3 97 11129
2019 Natural Resources Canada 4 96 157
2018 Public Service 3 97 11051
2018 Natural Resources Canada 3 97 186

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 Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 4 96 11497
2020 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 171
2019 Public Service 4 96 11129
2019 Natural Resources Canada 3 97 157
2018 Public Service 4 96 11049
2018 Natural Resources Canada 3 97 186

Question 66g. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I changed jobs.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2020 Public Service 7 93 11497
2020 Natural Resources Canada 8 92 171
2019 Public Service 7 93 11129
2019 Natural Resources Canada 5 95 157
2018 Public Service 7 93 11051
2018 Natural Resources Canada 7 93 186

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