October 2019 HR Lunch and Learn: Statewide Exit Survey
Meeting Date and Time
7141 Cleanwater Dr SW. Olympia, WA 98504-0121 Room N108
Every year, State Human Resources administers the State Employee Engagement Survey for the executive branch.
77 agencies, boards and commissions participated in the survey, representing 98.6% of the executive branch workforce.
44,055 employees took the survey, for a response rate of 69%.
80% or more gave positive ratings for the three following issue areas:
Being treated with dignity and respect by their supervisors
Knowing what is expected of them
Understanding how their work contributes to the goals of the agency
Long-term trend data continues to show predictable patterns. Employees in the first two years of a job and employees in small agencies continue to give higher scores than the workforce as a whole. Patterns such as these can provide insight on ways to improve the work experience for all employees.
The employee engagement survey results are used to improve Washington state government as an employer of choice. Progress will be reported through the Results Washington.