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2019 State Employee Engagement Survey Questions

The 2019 State Employee Engagement Survey consists of 22 standard perception questions, one rotating question, two supplemental perception questions and five demographic questions. 

Standard Questions

For the standard perception questions, the respondent is asked to rate the statements from 1 to 5 where:

1 = Never or Almost Never
2 = Seldom
3 = Occasionally
4 = Usually
5 = Almost Always or Always
  1. I have the opportunity to give input on decisions affecting my work.
  2. I receive the information I need to do my job effectively.
  3. I know how my work contributes to the goals of my agency.
  4. I know what is expected of me at work.
  5. I have opportunities at work to learn and grow.
  6. I have the tools and resources I need to do my job effectively.
  7. My supervisor treats me with dignity and respect.
  8. My supervisor gives me ongoing feedback that helps me improve my performance.
  9. I receive recognition for a job well done.
  10. We are making improvements to make things better for our customers.  
  11. A spirit of cooperation and teamwork exists in my work group. 
  12. I know how my agency measures its success.
  13. My agency consistently demonstrates support for a diverse workforce.
  14. I receive clear information about changes being made within the agency.
  15. I am encouraged to come up with better ways of doing things.
  16. We use customer feedback to improve our work processes. 
  17. People are treated fairly in my work group. 
  18. At my job, I have the opportunity to make good use of my skills. 
  19. At my workplace, I feel valued for who I am as a person. 
  20. *My supervisor trusts me to make decisions or recommendations that affect my work.
  21. In general, I'm satisfied with my job.
  22. I would recommend my agency as a great place to work. 

*2019 rotating question 

Supplemental Questions

For the supplemental perception questions, the respondent is asked to rate the statements from 1 to 5 where:

1 = Very Dissatisfied
2 = Dissatisfied
3 = Neutral
4 = Satisfied
5 = Very Satisfied
N/A = Doesn’t apply to my job
  1. How satisfied are you with your flexibility? (the ability to adjust your scheduled hours as needed)
  2. How satisfied are you with your mobility? (the ability to work remotely from a variety of locations, such as your home or alternate work sites)

Standard Demographic Questions

  1. In which area of the state do you work the majority of the time?
    • Eastern WA
    • Greater Olympia Area
    • Western WA
  2. Are you a supervisor?
    • Supervisor
    • Non-supervisor
  3. How long have you worked for the state?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 to 2 years
    • 3 to 5 years
    • 6 to 10 years
    • 11 to 15 years
    • 16 or more years
  4. How long have you worked for your current agency?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 to 2 years
    • 3 to 5 years
    • 6 to 10 years
    • 11 to 15 years
    • 16 or more years
  5. Which agency do you work for?
    • (Current list provided in a drop down within survey)

Demographic Pilot Questions

In 2019, state agencies had the opportunity add 10 extra demographic questions to their survey. All demographic pilot questions are optional. Individual responses will not be shared with participating agencies. Only summary level information for each agency and combined pilot group participants will be disclosed. For more information on the 2019 demographic pilot, click the links below.