Questions used in the employee survey

The 2018 State Employee Engagement Survey consists of 21 standard perception questions, one rotating/supplemental perception question and five demographic 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

Standard Questions

  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. (new in 2013) 
  11. A spirit of cooperation and teamwork exists in my work group. (new in 2013)
  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. (new in 2013)
  17. People are treated fairly in my work group. (new in 2016)
  18. At my job, I have the opportunity to make good use of my skills. (new in 2016)
  19. At my workplace, I feel valued for who I am as a person. (new in 2018)
  20. In general, I'm satisfied with my job.
  21. I would recommend my agency as a great place to work. (new in 2016)

2018 Rotating Question*

How satisfied are you with your current work environment?




Very Dissatisfied




Very Satisfied

Doesn’t Apply to My Position

Flexibility: the ability to adjust your scheduled hours as needed







Mobility: the ability to work remotely from a variety of locations, such as your home or alternate work sites







Physical Space: the building, furniture, lighting, noise, variety of spaces for different work tasks (concentration space, collaboration space)            

Technology: your work desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, remote access, Wi-Fi, collaboration tools







Well-Being: how your work environment affects your physical, social and emotional health








Demographic Questions

  1. In which area of the state do you work the majority of the time?
  2. Are you a supervisor?
  3. How long have you worked for the state? (new in 2013)
  4. How long have you worked for your current agency? (new in 2013)
  5. Which agency do you work for?

* Beginning in 2016, the survey includes a “rotating question” slot that is held for a supplemental question based on leadership priorities. The same question may hold the slot for a few years to gather longitudinal data, but remains temporary in nature.