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2011 Annual Employee Viewpoint Survey Results

You may have read a recent headline titled: "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" or something similar. This is referring to an annual survey conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) known as the Employee Viewpoint Survey (EVS). In 2011, the EVS was conducted from May 4, 2011 to May 31, 2011. In the Department of Labor, a random sample of 14,900 employees was selected. Of this sample, a total of 7,482 employees from the Department participated, for a response rate of 50.2%. We thank those Department employees who took the time to participate in the EVS. More information about the EVS can be found at http://www.fedview.opm.gov.

Interpretation of Results — Overall

The 2011 EVS features questions divided into the following seven (7) categories. Overall, the Department's performance tracked that of the federal government as a whole. You can see how DOL compares to the Federal government averages and DOL trends by reviewing the attached file.

DOL scored high on questions related to employees looking for ways to do a better job and being accountable for achieving results, while scoring low in areas regarding how poor performance is managed. A notable improvement was seen in the favorable response rate from 2010's EVS regarding supervisors talking with employees about performance. DOL scored 84%, an increase of 4% in this area. Moreover, DOL considerably surpassed the rest of government with regard to administering the telework program. The Department is generally pleased with the favorable responses and improvements that have been accomplished, but we are aware that challenges remain. Below is a summary of the Department's results in the seven categories noted above.

The Seven Categories

1. Personal Work Experience

DOL showed positive responses and steady improvements in several areas related to personal work experience. For example, 72% of employees positively agreed with the statement: "My work gives me a feeling of personal accomplishment" (question #4). Further, 82% of employees like the kind of work they do (question #5), while 97% of employees said they are "willing to put in the extra effort to get a job done" (question #7). However, like the rest of the Federal government, the Department saw a decline in positive responses, from 44% to 40%, to the statement in question #9: "I have sufficient resources to get my job done."

2. Work Unit Experiences

The Department's ability to recruit the right people with the right skills (question # 21), and recognize and reward performance (questions #24 and #25) saw a decline in positive responses. The federal government as a whole also showed declines or remained steady in these areas. With regard to questions related to work unit skill level and knowledge sharing (questions #26 and 27), however, the Department showed positive responses, with an increase in favorable responses over the 2010 EVS.

3. Agency

We are very pleased to see improvements in favorable responses to questions regarding policies and programs that promote diversity (question #34), protect employees from safety and health hazards (question #35) and support non-tolerance of prohibited personnel practices (question #38). Further, question #39 showed an increase in employees' perception that the Department is successful at accomplishing its mission. However, the Department, like other Federal agencies, did not show improvement regarding recommending the Department as a good place to work (question #40).

4. Experiences with Supervisor/Team Leader

The Department excelled in the section of supervisors communicating with employees about performance. With 84.4% of employees responding favorably, the Department far surpassed the government-wide response of 76.9%. We also saw slight improvements of positive responses to questions on how employees perceive their supervisors' willingness to provide constructive suggestions to improve job performance (question #46), provide employee development (question #47) and listen to what they have to say (question #48).

5. Agency Leadership

With 70% of the questions in this section showing steady improvement and no decline in positive responses, the Department is pleased that our valued employees recognize the efforts being made by agency leadership to continuously explore new and meaningful ways to support programs and activities that increase satisfaction in the workplace.

6. Job Satisfaction

The Department saw significant shifts in overall responses in this section. Question #65, "How satisfied are you with the recognition you receive for doing a good job" dropped from 53.3% in 2010 to 49.6% in 2011's EVS. Government-wide favorable responses also declined in this area dropping from 52.2% in 2010 to 50.7% in 2011. Also similar to government-wide responses, employee responses to question #70 regarding satisfaction with pay saw a notable decline, moving from 70.3% favorable response in 2010 to 62.7% in 2011.

7. Work/Life

Employees' positive responses to work/life programs such as Alternative Work Schedule (question #80) and Health and Wellness (question # 75) showed a small participation rate. However, the Department showed an increase in favorable responses regarding senior leadership demonstrating support for work/life programs (question #62), compared to 2010. Moreover, we are very pleased to report the favorable response rate with the telework program (question #73). The Department out-performed the government-wide average by over 20% in this area.




2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: Trend Report

Response Summary

Surveys Completed

2011 Government wide

266,376

2011 Department of Labor

7,482

2010 Department of Labor

4,273

2008 Department of Labor

4,110

2006 Department of Labor

4,538


This 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Report provides summary results for your department or agency. The results include response percentages for each survey item. The definitions for the Positive, Neutral, and Negative response percentages vary in the following ways across the three primary response scales used in the survey:

  • Positive: Strongly Agree and Agree / Very Satisfied and Satisfied / Very Good and Good
  • Neutral: Neither Agree nor Disagree / Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied / Fair
  • Negative: Disagree and Strongly Disagree / Dissatisfied and Very Dissatisfied / Poor and Very Poor

Positive, Neutral, and Negative percentages are based on the total number of responses (N) that are in these three categories. The number of Do Not Know (DNK) or No Basis to Judge (NBJ) responses, where applicable, is listed separately.

Note: The report tables that follow do not include results for any agency listed in the Response Summary table (above) that had fewer than 10 completed surveys.




My Work Experience

 

Percent Positive

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Item Response Total**

Do Not Know/ No Basis to Judge

*1. I am given a real opportunity to improve my skills in my organization.

N

 

1,067

3,130

1,392

1,317

560

7,466

NA

%

56.1

14.3

41.8

18.5

17.7

7.6

100.0

 

2. I have enough information to do my job well.

N

 

1,124

3,922

1,164

987

268

7,465

NA

%

67.9

15.1

52.8

15.6

13.0

3.5

100.0

 

3. I feel encouraged to come up with new and better ways of doing things.

N

 

1,159

2,588

1,567

1,427

725

7,466

NA

%

50.4

15.5

34.9

21.0

18.9

9.7

100.0

 

*4. My work gives me a feeling of personal accomplishment.

N

 

2,044

3,341

1,088

629

364

7,466

NA

%

72.0

27.3

44.7

14.6

8.5

5.0

100.0

 

*5. I like the kind of work I do.

N

 

2,853

3,281

880

294

154

7,462

NA

%

82.0

38.1

44.0

11.8

4.0

2.1

100.0

 

6. I know what is expected of me on the job.

N

 

1,944

3,709

940

600

248

7,441

NA

%

76.1

26.1

49.9

12.6

8.0

3.3

100.0

 

7. When needed I am willing to put in the extra effort to get a job done.

N

 

4,711

2,541

145

39

28

7,464

NA

%

97.1

62.9

34.2

1.9

0.5

0.4

100.0

 

8. I am constantly looking for ways to do my job better.

N

 

3,312

3,352

662

102

30

7,458

NA

%

89.4

44.2

45.1

8.9

1.4

0.4

100.0

 

9. I have sufficient resources (for example, people, materials, budget) to get my job done.

N

 

564

2,379

1,310

1,928

1,257

7,438

31

%

39.9

7.7

32.2

17.7

25.7

16.7

100.0

 

*10. My workload is reasonable.

N

 

639

3,469

1,262

1,252

813

7,435

23

%

55.6

8.7

46.9

17.0

16.6

10.8

100.0

 

*11. My talents are used well in the workplace.

N

 

959

3,144

1,302

1,172

775

7,352

70

%

55.7

13.1

42.6

17.7

15.9

10.7

100.0

 

*12. I know how my work relates to the agency's goals and priorities.

N

 

2,116

4,202

692

281

143

7,434

19

%

84.9

28.3

56.6

9.4

3.8

1.9

100.0

 

*13. The work I do is important.

N

 

3,810

2,966

481

106

72

7,435

10

%

91.1

51.2

39.9

6.5

1.4

1.0

100.0

 

*14. Physical conditions (for example, noise level, temperature, lighting, cleanliness in the workplace) allow employees to perform their jobs well.

N

 

1,670

3,427

1,015

793

511

7,416

42

%

69.1

22.7

46.4

13.7

10.5

6.7

100.0

 

*15. My performance appraisal is a fair reflection of my performance.

N

 

1,585

3,224

1,113

765

645

7,332

133

%

65.6

21.6

44.0

15.1

10.4

8.9

100.0

 

16. I am held accountable for achieving results.

N

 

2,173

4,224

725

187

93

7,402

38

%

86.3

29.1

57.2

9.9

2.5

1.3

100.0

 

17. I can disclose a suspected violation of any law, rule or regulation without fear of reprisal.

N

 

1,491

2,688

1,484

630

755

7,048

400

%

59.1

20.9

38.2

21.2

9.0

10.7

100.0

 

*18. My training needs are assessed.

N

 

678

2,393

1,962

1,348

890

7,271

140

%

42.2

9.3

33.0

27.1

18.4

12.3

100.0

 

*19. In my most recent performance appraisal, I understood what I had to do to be rated at different performance levels (for example, Fully Successful, Outstanding).

N

 

1,587

3,257

1,061

806

630

7,341

106

%

65.9

21.5

44.4

14.5

10.9

8.7

100.0

 



My Work Unit

 

Percent Positive

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Item Response Total**

Do Not Know/ No Basis to Judge

*20. The people I work with cooperate to get the job done.

N

 

1,631

3,724

955

639

198

7,147

NA

%

75.2

22.9

52.2

13.3

8.8

2.7

100.0

 

*21. My work unit is able to recruit people with the right skills.

N

 

561

2,467

2,000

1,340

733

7,101

359

%

42.7

7.9

34.9

28.2

18.7

10.3

100.0

 

*22. Promotions in my work unit are based on merit.

N

 

637

2,068

1,931

1,123

1,211

6,970

483

%

38.6

9.1

29.5

27.7

16.1

17.6

100.0

 

*23. In my work unit, steps are taken to deal with a poor performer who cannot or will not improve.

N

 

414

1,830

1,955

1,360

1,176

6,735

725

%

33.3

6.2

27.1

29.4

20.0

17.4

100.0

 

*24. In my work unit, differences in performance are recognized in a meaningful way.

N

 

409

1,928

2,072

1,529

1,079

7,017

430

%

33.4

5.8

27.5

29.7

21.6

15.4

100.0

 

25. Awards in my work unit depend on how well employees perform their jobs.

N

 

640

2,352

1,836

1,098

1,013

6,939

501

%

43.1

9.2

33.9

26.6

15.7

14.6

100.0

 

26. Employees in my work unit share job knowledge with each other.

N

 

1,841

3,757

909

564

344

7,415

34

%

75.3

24.6

50.7

12.3

7.7

4.7

100.0

 

27. The skill level in my work unit has improved in the past year.

N

 

1,128

2,897

2,002

674

407

7,108

314

%

56.5

15.7

40.8

28.2

9.4

5.8

100.0

 

28. How would you rate the overall quality of work done by your work unit?

N

 

2,891

3,335

990

179

43

7,438

NA

%

83.7

38.9

44.8

13.3

2.4

0.6

100.0

 



My Agency

  

 

Percent Positive

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Item Response Total**

Do Not Know/ No Basis to Judge

*29. The workforce has the job-relevant knowledge and skills necessary to accomplish organizational goals.

N

 

988

4,180

1,204

630

189

7,191

128

%

72.0

13.8

58.2

16.8

8.7

2.5

100.0

 

*30. Employees have a feeling of personal empowerment with respect to work processes.

N

 

577

2,557

1,797

1,423

788

7,142

187

%

44.3

8.0

36.2

25.2

19.7

10.8

100.0

 

31.

Employees are recognized for providing high quality products and services.

N

 

727

2,718

1,788

1,247

706

7,186

148

%

48.0

10.0

38.0

25.0

17.2

9.8

100.0

 

*32. Creativity and innovation are rewarded.

N

 

536

1,873

2,135

1,577

956

7,077

227

%

34.2

7.5

26.7

30.3

22.1

13.4

100.0

 

*33. Pay raises depend on how well employees perform their jobs.

N

 

327

1,420

2,129

1,648

1,327

6,851

475

%

25.4

4.7

20.6

31.2

24.1

19.4

100.0

 

34. Policies and programs promote diversity in the workplace (for example, recruiting minorities and women, training in awareness of diversity issues, mentoring).

N

 

1,003

2,696

1,900

601

578

6,778

553

%

53.9

14.5

39.5

28.2

9.0

8.9

100.0

 

*35. Employees are protected from health and safety hazards on the job.

N

 

1,755

4,002

922

354

208

7,241

87

%

79.4

24.0

55.5

12.9

4.8

2.9

100.0

 

*36. My organization has prepared employees for potential security threats.

N

 

1,407

4,079

1,109

430

176

7,201

95

%

76.3

19.5

56.8

15.4

5.9

2.4

100.0

 

37. Arbitrary action, personal favoritism and coercion for partisan political purposes are not tolerated.

N

 

1,133

2,430

1,541

830

956

6,890

427

%

51.3

16.2

35.2

22.6

12.1

14.0

100.0

 

38. Prohibited Personnel Practices (for example, illegally discriminating for or against any employee/applicant, obstructing a person's right to compete for employment, knowingly violating veterans' preference requirements) are not tolerated.

N

 

1,546

2,815

1,279

431

555

6,626

675

%

65.2

23.0

42.3

19.6

6.6

8.5

100.0

 

39. My agency is successful at accomplishing its mission.

N

 

1,654

3,952

1,123

285

168

7,182

124

%

77.9

22.8

55.1

15.8

4.0

2.3

100.0

 

40. I recommend my organization as a good place to work.

N

 

1,603

2,976

1,528

735

456

7,298

NA

%

62.6

21.7

41.0

21.0

9.9

6.4

100.0

 

41. I believe the results of this survey will be used to make my agency a better place to work.

N

 

829

1,921

2,053

956

766

6,525

796

%

42.2

12.7

29.5

31.4

14.6

11.8

100.0

 



My Supervisor/Team Leader

  

 

Percent Positive

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Item Response Total**

Do Not Know/ No Basis to Judge

*42. My supervisor supports my need to balance work and other life issues.

N

 

2,580

3,048

841

397

353

7,219

61

%

77.9

35.6

42.3

11.8

5.5

4.9

100.0

 

43. My supervisor/team leader provides me with opportunities to demonstrate my leadership skills.

N

 

1,783

2,808

1,346

789

516

7,242

36

%

63.4

24.5

38.9

18.6

10.8

7.3

100.0

 

*44. Discussions with my supervisor/team leader about my performance are worthwhile.

N

 

1,691

2,823

1,371

742

576

7,203

71

%

62.6

23.3

39.2

19.1

10.3

8.1

100.0

 

45. My supervisor/team leader is committed to a workforce representative of all segments of society.

N

 

1,720

2,634

1,635

350

338

6,677

587

%

64.8

25.5

39.3

24.7

5.3

5.2

100.0

 

46. My supervisor/team leader provides me with constructive suggestions to improve my job performance.

N

 

1,591

2,906

1,434

766

532

7,229

40

%

62.1

21.8

40.3

19.9

10.6

7.4

100.0

 

*47. Supervisors/team leaders in my work unit support employee development.

N

 

1,676

2,838

1,382

693

565

7,154

100

%

63.0

23.2

39.8

19.3

9.7

7.9

100.0

 

48. My supervisor/team leader listens to what I have to say.

N

 

2,373

3,100

921

578

292

7,264

NA

%

75.3

32.5

42.8

12.8

7.9

4.0

100.0

 

49. My supervisor/team leader treats me with respect.

N

 

2,814

2,935

800

421

289

7,259

NA

%

79.2

38.5

40.7

11.1

5.7

4.0

100.0

 

50. In the last six months, my supervisor/team leader has talked with me about my performance.

N

 

2,405

3,755

520

416

176

7,272

NA

%

84.4

32.9

51.5

7.3

5.8

2.5

100.0

 

*51. I have trust and confidence in my supervisor.

N

 

2,331

2,419

1,246

654

571

7,221

NA

%

65.7

32.1

33.6

17.3

9.0

8.0

100.0

 

*52. Overall, how good a job do you feel is being done by your immediate supervisor/team leader?

N

 

2,704

2,312

1,309

529

398

7,252

NA

%

69.1

37.1

31.9

18.1

7.2

5.6

100.0

 



Leadership

  

 

Percent Positive

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Item Response Total**

Do Not Know/ No Basis to Judge

*53. In my organization, leaders generate high levels of motivation and commitment in the workforce.

N

 

693

2,181

1,858

1,404

992

7,128

85

%

40.3

9.6

30.7

26.3

19.5

13.9

100.0

 

54. My organization's leaders maintain high standards of honesty and integrity.

N

 

1,258

2,550

1,608

781

766

6,963

246

%

54.5

17.9

36.6

23.3

11.2

11.1

100.0

 

*55. Managers/supervisors/team leaders work well with employees of different backgrounds.

N

 

1,292

3,077

1,430

620

501

6,920

288

%

62.8

18.4

44.4

20.8

9.0

7.4

100.0

 

*56. Managers communicate the goals and priorities of the organization.

N

 

1,204

3,557

1,283

656

446

7,146

53

%

66.3

16.6

49.7

18.2

9.2

6.4

100.0

 

*57. Managers review and evaluate the organization's progress toward meeting its goals and objectives.

N

 

1,254

3,595

1,257

451

291

6,848

343

%

70.4

17.9

52.4

18.6

6.7

4.4

100.0

 

58. Managers promote communication among different work units (for example, about projects, goals, needed resources).

N

 

938

2,640

1,578

1,083

779

7,018

165

%

51.1

13.2

37.9

22.6

15.3

11.0

100.0

 

59. Managers support collaboration across work units to accomplish work objectives.

N

 

1,010

2,755

1,606

922

678

6,971

199

%

54.2

14.3

39.9

23.2

13.0

9.6

100.0

 

60. Overall, how good a job do you feel is being done by the manager directly above your immediate supervisor/team leader?

N

 

1,509

2,408

1,667

664

665

6,913

254

%

56.4

21.5

35.0

24.4

9.5

9.6

100.0

 

*61. I have a high level of respect for my organization's senior leaders.

N

 

1,445

2,399

1,588

898

786

7,116

71

%

54.0

20.1

33.9

22.4

12.5

11.0

100.0

 

62. Senior leaders demonstrate support for Work/Life programs.

N

 

1,170

2,305

1,824

653

587

6,539

631

%

53.0

17.6

35.4

28.1

10.0

8.9

100.0

 



My Satisfaction

 

Percent Positive

Very Satisfied

Satisfied

Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied

Dissatisfied

Very Dissatisfied

Item Response Total**

Do Not Know/ No Basis to Judge

*63. How satisfied are you with your involvement in decisions that affect your work?

N

 

824

2,752

1,789

1,379

425

7,169

NA

%

50.0

11.4

38.6

25.0

19.1

5.9

100.0

 

*64. How satisfied are you with the information you receive from management on what's going on in your organization?

N

 

735

2,631

1,746

1,528

527

7,167

NA

%

46.9

10.2

36.7

24.5

21.2

7.4

100.0

 

*65. How satisfied are you with the recognition you receive for doing a good job?

N

 

934

2,622

1,716

1,254

625

7,151

NA

%

49.6

13.0

36.6

24.1

17.5

8.9

100.0

 

*66. How satisfied are you with the policies and practices of your senior leaders?

N

 

666

2,330

2,037

1,437

673

7,143

NA

%

41.9

9.2

32.6

28.7

20.0

9.4

100.0

 

*67. How satisfied are you with your opportunity to get a better job in your organization?

N

 

583

1,907

2,155

1,457

1,062

7,164

NA

%

34.7

8.0

26.7

29.9

20.4

15.1

100.0

 

*68. How satisfied are you with the training you receive for your present job?

N

 

673

2,522

1,837

1,406

719

7,157

NA

%

44.7

9.3

35.4

25.7

19.5

10.1

100.0

 

*69. Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your job?

N

 

1,472

3,286

1,269

746

377

7,150

NA

%

66.5

20.5

45.9

17.7

10.5

5.3

100.0

 

*70. Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your pay?

N

 

1,297

3,228

1,184

987

459

7,155

NA

%

62.7

17.9

44.8

16.8

14.0

6.6

100.0

 

71. Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your organization?

N

 

1,056

3,192

1,472

976

459

7,155

NA

%

59.2

14.6

44.6

20.7

13.7

6.5

100.0

 



Work/Life

  

 

Percent Positive

Very Satisfied

Satisfied

Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied

Dissatisfied

Very Dissatisfied

Item Response Total

Do Not Know/ No Basis to Judge

*69. Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your job?

N

  

 

1,472

3,286

1,269

746

377

7,150

NA

%

66.5

20.5

45.9

17.7

10.5

5.3

100.0

  

 

*70. Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your pay?

N

  

 

1,297

3,228

1,184

987

459

7,155

NA

%

62.7

17.9

44.8

16.8

14.0

6.6

100.0

  

 

71. Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your organization?

N

  

 

1,056

3,192

1,472

976

459

7,155

NA

%

59.2

14.6

44.6

20.7

13.7

6.5

100.0

  

 

 

72. Have you been notified that you are eligible to telework? Telework means working at a location other than your normal work site during your regular work hours (excludes travel).

N

%

Yes

3,828

53.5

No

2,856

40.0

Not sure

464

6.5

Total

7,148

100.0

73. Please select the response below that BEST describes your current teleworking situation:

N

%

I telework 3 or more days per week.

251

3.4

I telework 1 or 2 days per week.

877

12.4

I telework, but no more than 1 or 2 days per month.

538

7.4

I telework very infrequently, on an unscheduled or short-term basis.

1,514

21.2

I do not telework because I have to be physically present on the job (e.g., Law Enforcement Officers, Park Rangers, Security Personnel).

917

13.3

I do not telework because I have technical issues (e.g., connectivity, inadequate equipment) that prevent me from teleworking.

366

5.1

I do not telework because I did not receive approval to do so, even though I have the kind of job where I can telework.

1,733

24.3

I do not telework because I choose not to telework.

878

12.8

Total

7,074

100.0

74. Do you participate in the following Work/Life programs? Alternative Work Schedules (AWS)

N

%

Yes

2,048

28.4

No

3,933

55.5

Not available to me

1,131

16.0

Total

7,112

100.0

75. Do you participate in the following Work/Life programs? Health and Wellness Programs (for example, exercise, medical screening, quit smoking programs)

N

%

Yes

1,806

25.5

No

4,732

66.4

Not available to me

583

8.1

Total

7,121

100.0

76. Do you participate in the following Work/Life programs? Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

N

%

Yes

982

13.8

No

5,909

83.1

Not available to me

211

3.1

Total

7,102

100.0

77. Do you participate in the following Work/Life programs? Child Care Programs (for example, daycare, parenting classes, parenting support groups)

N

%

Yes

196

3.0

No

6,164

86.9

Not available to me

726

10.2

Total

7,086

100.0

78. Do you participate in the following Work/Life programs? Elder Care Programs (for example, support groups, speakers)

N

%

Yes

130

2.0

No

6,220

87.8

Not available to me

726

10.2

Total

7,076

100.0



 

Percent Positive

Very Satisfied

Satisfied

Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied

Dissatisfied

Very Dissatisfied

Item Response Total**

Do Not Know/ No Basis to Judge

79. How satisfied are you with the following Work/Life programs in your agency? Telework

N

 

967

1,499

1,249

646

638

4,999

2,127

%

49.3

19.2

30.0

25.4

12.8

12.5

100.0

 

80. How satisfied are you with the following Work/Life programs in your agency? Alternative Work Schedules (AWS)

N

 

936

1,278

1,230

208

228

3,880

3,213

%

56.6

23.7

32.8

32.0

5.4

6.0

100.0

 

81. How satisfied are you with the following Work/Life programs in your agency? Health and Wellness Programs (for example, exercise, medical screening, quit smoking programs)

N

 

530

1,427

1,542

244

161

3,904

3,194

%

50.3

13.7

36.6

39.3

6.3

4.1

100.0

 

82. How satisfied are you with the following Work/Life programs in your agency? Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

N

 

379

1,000

1,553

70

49

3,051

4,070

%

45.1

12.4

32.7

51.0

2.3

1.6

100.0

 

83. How satisfied are you with the following Work/Life programs in your agency? Child Care Programs (for example, daycare, parenting classes, parenting support groups)

N

 

151

294

1,402

72

87

2,006

5,110

%

22.9

7.8

15.0

69.0

3.7

4.4

100.0

 

84. How satisfied are you with the following Work/Life programs in your agency? Elder Care Programs (for example, support groups, speakers)

N

 

91

232

1,446

56

60

1,885

5,217

%

17.7

5.2

12.6

76.1

3.0

3.2

100.0

 



Demographic Questions

85. Where do you work?

N

%

Headquarters

2,557

36.2

Field

4,513

63.8

Total

7,070

100.0

*86. What is your supervisory status?

N

%

Non-Supervisor

5,099

71.6

Team Leader

645

9.1

Supervisor

891

12.5

Manager

398

5.6

Executive

88

1.2

Total

7,121

100.0

*87. Are you:

N

%

Male

3,522

49.8

Female

3,556

50.2

Total

7,078

100.0

*88. Are you Hispanic or Latino?

N

%

Yes

664

9.5

No

6,351

90.5

Total

7,015

100.0

89. Please select the racial category or categories with which you most closely identify.

N

%

American Indian or Alaska Native

42

0.6

Asian

302

4.4

Black or African American

1,317

19.4

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

35

0.5

White

4,887

71.8

Two or more races

222

3.3

Total

6,805

100.0

90. What is your age group?

N

%

25 and under

157

2.2

26-29

303

4.3

30-39

1,197

17.0

40-49

1,896

27.0

50-59

2,374

33.8

60 or older

1,107

15.7

Total

7,034

100.0

91. What is your pay category/grade?

N

%

Federal Wage System

4

0.1

GS 1-6

361

5.1

GS 7-12

3,965

56.0

GS 13-15

2,645

37.3

Senior Executive Service

65

0.9

Senior Level (SL) or Scientific or Professional (ST)

7

0.1

Other

36

0.5

Total

7,083

100.0

92. How long have you been with the Federal Government (excluding military service)?

N

%

Less than 1 year

220

3.1

1 to 3 years

1,018

14.4

4 to 5 years

667

9.5

6 to 10 years

1,071

15.2

11 to 14 years

827

11.7

15 to 20 years

744

10.6

More than 20 years

2,499

35.5

Total

7,046

100.0

93. How long have you been with your current agency (for example, Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency)?

N

%

Less than 1 year

288

4.1

1 to 3 years

1,355

19.2

4 to 5 years

784

11.1

6 to 10 years

1,301

18.4

11 to 20 years

1,578

22.3

More than 20 years

1,757

24.9

Total

7,063

100.0

94. Are you considering leaving your organization within the next year, and if so, why?

N

%

No

4,741

67.1

Yes, to retire

464

6.6

Yes, to take another job within the Federal Government

1,286

18.2

Yes, to take another job outside the Federal Government

308

4.4

Yes, other

269

3.8

Total

7,068

100.0

95. I am planning to retire:

N

%

Within one year

266

3.8

Between one and three years

733

10.5

Between three and five years

726

10.4

Five or more years

5,255

75.3

Total

6,980

100.0