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Commerce Alternative Personnel System Year Nine Report

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    APPENDIX C-1

    YEAR NINE SURVEY

    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Personnel Management Demonstration Project
    Year Nine Survey

    Purpose:
    The Department of Commerce (DoC) implemented a Personnel Management Demonstration Projectin March 1998. Your organization was selected to be part of the Demonstration Group, where a series of human resources practices have been implemented under the Demonstration Project (e.g., broadbanding, pay-for-performance), OR the Comparison Group, where the traditional human resources practices were maintained. The goals of the Demonstration Project are to improve workforce performance and promote mission accomplishment through changes in human resources management systems.

    Confidentiality:
    Booz Allen Hamilton, the Demonstration Project evaluator, is administering this web-based survey. All of your responses will go directly to Booz Allen and will be kept strictly confidential. We do ask for some information about your job for the purpose of making statistical comparisons. Individual responses will not be seen by anyone within your organization. All results will be reported in terms of trends and overall findings.

    Instructions:
    Please answer all questions honestly. Your responses should be based on your opinions and impressions. There are no wrong or right answers.

    IMPORTANT:
    The survey will take you approximately 35 minutes to complete. We recommend that you take the survey in one sitting.

    Privacy Statement:
    Solicitation of this information is authorized by Section 4702 of Title 5, U.S. Code, which requires the Office of Personnel Management to establish and maintain research programs to improve Federal personnel management. The information will only be used to prepare aggregate statistical reports of all responses received. Furnishing this information is voluntary. While we need your input and urge your cooperation, declining to respond will have no effect on you.

    This survey is intended for Federal employees who are either part of the Demonstration Project's Demonstration Group (Pay Plans ZA, ZP, ZT, ZS, or SL/ST) or the Comparison Group (GS/GM Pay Plans). It is not intended for SES or Contractors. If you feel like you have received this message in error please contact Joy Papini, at Booz Allen, at papini_joy@bah.com.

    Thank you.

    Background Information

    1) What is your gender?


    m Male
    m Female

    2) What is your race/national origin? (check all that apply)


    q American Indian or Alaska Native
    q Asian
    q Black or African American
    q Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    q White
    q Other (please specify)

    If you selected other please specify:

    ______________________________________________________________________


3) Are you:


m Of Hispanic or Latino origin
m Not of Hispanic or Latino origin

4) What is your pay category?

m GS/GM
m ST/SL
m SES
m Demonstration Project Career Paths (ZA, ZP, ZS, ZT)
m Contractor

    5) How long ago did you enter the Demonstration Group (which was when you switched from the GS pay schedule to the ZA, ZP, ZT, or ZS career paths and broadbanding)? (Demonstration Group only)

m Less than 1 year
m 1 year to less than 4 years
m 4 or more years
m I am not sure when I entered the Demonstration Group
m I am part of the Comparison Group

6) To what age category do you belong?

m Under 20
m 20 to 29
m 30 to 39
m 40 to 49
m 50 to 55
m Over 55

7) What is your highest level of education completed?


m Elementary school (grades 1-8)
m Some high school or some technical training
m Graduated from high school or GED (General Equivalency Diploma)
m High school diploma plus technical training or apprenticeship
m Some college
m 2 year associate degree
m Graduated from college (B.A., B.S., etc.)
m Some graduate school
m Master's degree
m Doctorate degree (Ph.D., M.D., J.D., Ed.D., etc.)

8) Are you receiving veterans’ preference (must be a veteran who was separated from active duty in the Armed Forces with an honorable or general discharge)?

m Yes
m No

    9) Are you a bargaining unit employee?

    m Yes
    m No

    10) What is your supervisory status?


    m Non-supervisory employee
    m Team leader
    m First line supervisor
    m Manager

    11) What is your operating unit?


    m TA – Office of the Under Secretary
    m TA – Office of Technology Policy
    m ESA – BEA
    m ESA – ESA
    m NTIA – ITS
    m CFO/ASA – Office of Security
    m CFO/ASA – Office of Management & Organization
    m CFO/ASA – Ofice of Financial Management
    m CFO/ASA – Office of Human Resources Management
    m CFO/ASA – Office of Administrative Services
    m CFO/ASA – Office of Acquisition Management
    m NOAA – PPI
    m NOAA – NOS
    m NOAA – NMFS – Headquarters
    m NOAA – NMFS – Alaska Region
    m NOAA – NMFS – Pacific Island Region
    m NOAA – NMFS – NE Region
    m NOAA – NMFS– NW Region
    m NOAA – NMFS – SE Region
    m NOAA – NMFS – SW Region
    m NOAA – NMFS – AK Science Center
    m NOAA – NMFS – NE Science Center
    m NOAA – NMFS – SE Science Center
    m NOAA – NMFS – NW Science Center
    m NOAA – NMFS – SW Science Center
    m NOAA – NMFS– Pacific Island Science Center
    m NOAA – OAR – Office Assist. Administrator, O&A Research
    m NOAA – OAR – Office of Scientific Support
    m NOAA – OAR – Science Advisory Board
    m NOAA – OAR – Research & Tech. Applications Staff
    m NOAA – OAR – Office of Mgmt. & Info.
    m NOAA – OAR – Equal Employment Office
    m NOAA – OAR – Info. Mgmt. Division
    m NOAA – OAR – Budget & Ext. Affairs Div.
    m NOAA – OAR – Field Services Division
    m NOAA – OAR – Field Operations Team
    m NOAA – OAR – Ocean Exploration Program
    m NOAA – OAR – Climate Observations & Srvc. Program
    m NOAA – OAR – Aeronomy Lab
    m NOAA – OAR – Air Resources Lab
    m NOAA – OAR – Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Lab
    m NOAA – OAR – Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab
    m NOAA – OAR – Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab
    m NOAA – OAR – National Severe Storms Lab
    m NOAA – OAR – Pacific Marine Environmental Lab
    m NOAA – OAR – Environmental Technology Lab
    m NOAA – OAR – Forecast Systems Lab
    m NOAA – OAR – Climate Monitoring & Diagnostics Lab
    m NOAA – OAR – Climate Diagnostics Center
    m NOAA – OAR – NOAA Undersea Research Program
    m NOAA – OAR – National Sea Grant College Program
    m NOAA – NESDIS – Office of Assist. Administrator
    m NOAA – NESDIS – Office of Satellite Operations
    m NOAA – NESDIS – Office Satellite Data Processing & Distribution
    m NOAA – NESDIS – Office of Research & Applications
    m NOAA – NESDIS – Office of Systems Development
    m NOAA – NESDIS – National Climatic Data Center
    m NOAA – NESDIS – National Oceanographic Data Center
    m NOAA – NESDIS – National Geophysical Data Center
    m NOAA – NESDIS – Wallops CDA Station
    m NOAA – NESDIS – Integrated Program Office
    m NOAA – Office of the Under Secretary – Office of the Under Secretary
    m NOAA – Office of the Under Secretary – Office of Legislative Affairs
    m NOAA – Office of the Under Secretary – Office of Public & Constituent Affairs
    m NOAA – Office of the Under Secretary – Office of Ed. & Substainable Dev.
    m NOAA – Office of the Under Secretary – Office of International Affairs
    m NOAA – Office of the Under Secretary – Office of Fed. Coordinator for Meteorology
    m NOAA – Office of the Under Secretary – Office of the Deputy Under Secretary
    m NOAA – NWS
    m NOAA – NWS – Space Environmental Ctr.
    m Other (please specify)

    If you selected other please specify:

    ______________________________________________________________________


    12) What is your work location/duty station?


    m Alaska
    m American Samoa
    m Arizona
    m California
    m Colorado
    m Connecticut
    m DC
    m Florida
    m Georgia
    m Hawaii
    m Illinois
    m Indiana
    m Kansas
    m Kentucky
    m Louisiana
    m Maryland
    m Massachusetts
    m Maine
    m Michigan
    m Minnesota
    m Mississippi
    m Nebraska
    m New Hampshire
    m New Jersey
    m New Mexico
    m New York
    m North Carolina
    m Ohio
    m Oklahoma
    m Oregon
    m Pennsylvania
    m South Carolina
    m Texas
    m Virginia
    m Washington
    m Wisconsin
    m Other

    13) How many total years of experience in your profession have you had? (Please round up to the highest number of years of both Federal and private sector experience.)

    m 1
    m 2
    m 3
    m 4
    m 5
    m 6
    m 7
    m 8
    m 9
    m 10
    m 11
    m 12
    m 13
    m 14
    m 15
    m 16
    m 17
    m 18
    m 19
    m 20
    m 21
    m 22
    m 23
    m 24
    m 25
    m 26
    m 27
    m 28
    m 29
    m 30
    m 30+

    14) What is your general category of work? (Comparison Group only)

    m Professional
    m Administrative
    m Technical
    m Clerical
    m Other

    15) What is your pay grade? (Comparison Group only)

    m 1
    m 2
    m 3
    m 4
    m 5
    m 6
    m 7
    m 8
    m 9
    m 10
    m 11
    m 12
    m 13
    m 14
    m 15

    16) Are you at the salary ceiling (cap) at step 10 of your grade? (Comparison Group only)


    m Yes
    m No
    m I don’t know
    m N/A – I’m in a pay band

    17) What is your general category of work? (Demonstration Group only)


    m Scientific and Engineering (ZP)
    m Scientific and Engineering Technician (ZT)
    m Administrative (ZA)
    m Support (ZS)
    m Not applicable – I'm GS/GM, ST/SL, or SES

    18) What is your pay band? (Demonstration Group only)


    m Band I
    m Band II
    m Band III
    m Band IV
    m Band V
    m Not applicable – I’m GS/GM, ST/SL, or SES

    19) Are you at the salary ceiling (cap) at the top of your pay band? (Demonstration Group only)


    m Yes
    m No
    m I don’t know
    m Not Applicable – I’m GS/GM, ST/SL, or SES


    Career Progression

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements.


    20) The position description for my job is clear and accurate.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    21) Jobs are classified fairly and accurately.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don't Know/Not Applicable

    22) I am satisfied with my chances of getting a promotion.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    23) The current job classification system has enhanced my career progression.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    24) All in all, I am satisfied with the position classifications used in my organization.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    Performance Appraisal

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements...


    25) On my job I know exactly what is expected of me.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    26) My supervisor gives me adequate information on how well I am performing.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    27) I understand the performance appraisal system currently being used.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    28) My performance rating provides an accurate picture of my performance.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    29) My performance appraisal takes into account the most important parts of my job.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable



    30) My supervisor and I agree on what “good performance” on my job means.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    31) My supervisor evaluates my performance on things not related to my job.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    32) Throughout the year, how often do you receive informal feedback (aside from a mid-year or annual review) from your supervisor that helps improve your performance?


    m Never
    m Rarely
    m Sometimes
    m Often
    m Continually

    33) I ask my supervisor for feedback on my performance.


    m Never
    m Rarely
    m Sometimes
    m Often
    m Continually

    34) The quality of the feedback that I receive from my supervisor helps me to do my job better.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    35) What was your last performance appraisal rating?

    m Eligible
    m Unsatisfactory
    m I am not sure

    36) What was your last performance appraisal rating?

    m Meets or Exceeds
    m Does Not Meet Expectations or Unsatisfactory
    m 5
    m 4
    m 3
    m 2
    m 1
    m I am not sure

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements...


    37) At my last performance appraisal, I was given an explanation about the reasons for my performance rating/score.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    38) My supervisor tends to inflate the performance ratings of the employees he/she supervises.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    39) My supervisor tends to deflate the performance ratings of the employees he/she supervises.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    40) My supervisor tends to rate employee performance based on favoritism, not performance.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    41) I understand how pay raises are given in my organization.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    42) Pay raises depend on how well you perform.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    43) I understand how cash awards are given in my organization.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    44) Cash awards depend on how well you perform.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    45) I understand how performance bonuses are given in my organization.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    46) Performance bonuses depend on how well you perform.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    47) Performance bonuses are distributed fairly within my operating unit.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    48) Cash awards are distributed fairly within my operating unit.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    Pay System

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements...


    49) All in all, I am satisfied with my pay.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    50) Differences in pay at my organization represent real differences in level of responsibility and job difficulty.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    51) Pay progression (the way I move up within my grade/band) is reflective of my performance.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    52) Other employers in this area pay more than the government rate does for the kind of work I’m doing.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    53) In my operating unit, minority employees get similar pay to non-minority employees doing equivalent work.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    54) I am satisfied with the way management handles pay.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable


    55) Management officials are qualified to make pay decisions.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    56) The current pay system has resulted in improved supervisor performance.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    57) The current pay system encourages team performance.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    Hiring/Recruitment

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements...


    58) Giving a one-time recruitment bonus to attract a high-quality employee is fair.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    59) Paying a high-quality new hire more than other new hires is fair.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    60) Were you hired:


    m Prior to April 2005
    m Between April 2005 and March 2006
    m Between April 2006 and March 2007

    61) Have you received a one-time recruitment payment since April 2005? (asked only of respondents who indicated that they were hired since April 2005)

    m Yes
    m No

    62) My one-time recruitment payment was instrumental in accepting the job. (asked only of respondents who indicated that they were hired since April 2005 and who acknowledged that they received a recruitment payment)

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    63) How do starting salaries for similar positions at other organizations to which you applied compare with your starting salary at your current organization? (asked only of respondents who indicated that they were hired since April 2005)


    m Much less than (less than 90% of) my starting salary
    m Somewhat less than (90% to 95% of) my starting salary
    m About the same as my starting salary
    m Somewhat more than (5% to 10% higher than) my starting salary
    m Much more than (more than 10% higher than) my starting salary
    m I don't know

    64) About how many weeks did it take from your initial job application to receive a formal job offer from your agency? (asked only of respondents who indicated that they were hired since April 2005)


    m Less than 2 weeks
    m 3 – 7 weeks
    m 8 – 12 weeks
    m 13 – 16 weeks
    m 17 – 20 weeks
    m 21 or more weeks

    65) How frequently have you been involved in recruiting or hiring any permanent employees from outside of your agency during the past year (e.g., developing hiring strategy, interviewing, making selection decisions)?


    m Never
    m Rarely
    m Sometimes
    m Often
    m Always

    66) Please think about the most recent recruiting effort for a permanent employee in your group in which you were personally involved. What was your assessment of the overall capabilities of all the applicants for that position compared to your workforce? (Only for those who responded Sometimes, Often, or Always to item 65)

    m Top 1% (world class)
    m Top 10% (outstanding)
    m Top 25% (very good)
    m Average
    m Below Average
    m Poor
    m I have not been personally involved with recruiting

    67) What was your assessment of the overall capabilities of the person hired compared to the rest of your workforce? (Only for those who responded Sometimes, Often, or Always to item 65)

    m Top 1% (world class)
    m Top 10% (outstanding)
    m Top 25% (very good)
    m Average
    m Below Average
    m Poor
    m Too early to tell
    m No one was hired
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    68) The skills and abilities of the most recent employee I hired were a good match for the job. (Only for those who responded Sometimes, Often, or Always to item 65)


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable



    69) I am satisfied with the process used to fill vacancies here.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    70) Recruitment procedures allow for the opportunity to hire good minority applicants.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    71) Applicants are hired in a timely manner.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    72) My operating unit uses relevant recruitment sources.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    73) The current job posting/advertising procedures have resulted in an excellent pool of applicants.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    Employee Retention

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements...


    74) Current efforts toward employee retention have produced a higher quality, higher performing workforce.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    75) Current efforts toward employee retention have enabled managers to retain good minority employees.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    76) Current efforts toward employee retention help minority employees get paid at competitive levels.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    77) Giving a retention payment (extra money to keep an employee with critical skills from leaving) is fair.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    Employee Turnover

    78) What are the factors that make you want to stay in your organization? (Please rank the three most important reasons: 1 = most important; 2 = second most important; 3 =3 third most important)

The work itself

____________________

The public reputation of this organization

____________________

Salary

____________________

Benefits

____________________

The chance for advancement

____________________

The people I work with

____________________

Job security

____________________

Funding

____________________

Competence of immediate supervisor

____________________

Competence of management

____________________

Fair treatment

____________________

Convenient work hours

____________________

Other

____________________

    79) What are the factors that would make you want to leave? (Please rank the three most important reasons: 1 = most important; 2 = second most important; 3 = third most important)

The work itself

____________________

The public reputation of this organization

____________________

Salary

____________________

Benefits

____________________

Lack of career advancement

____________________

The people I work with

____________________

Job security

____________________

Funding

____________________

Lack of competence of immediate supervisor

____________________

Lack of competence of management

____________________

Unfair treatment

____________________

Inconvenient work hours

____________________

Other

____________________


    80) If you were looking for another job, where would you primarily focus your job search?


 

Not at all Likely

Somewhat Likely

Very Likely

a) Inside your agency

m

m

m

b) In another federal agency

m

m

m

c) Outside the federal government

m

m

m

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements...

    81) During the next year, I will probably look for a new job outside of this organization.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    Organizational Excellence and Workforce Diversity

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements...

    82) My organization recruits, selects, and advances employees on the basis of merit.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    83) Employees and applicants receive fair and equitable treatment in all aspects of personnel management in my agency without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, or political affiliation.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    84) My organization provides equal pay for equal work.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    85) My organization rewards excellent performance.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    86) My organization maintains high standards of integrity, conduct, and concern for the public interest.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    87) My organization deals effectively with poor performers.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    88) My organization provides training to employees when doing so will result in better organizational or individual performance.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    89) My organization protects employees from improper political influence.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    90) My agency protects employees against reprisal for the lawful disclosure of information in whistle-blower situations.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    91) My organization does not solicit or consider improper employment recommendations.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    92) My agency does not obstruct any person’s right to compete for, or withdraw from, employment.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    93) My organization does not grant any preference unless authorized by law.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    94) People in my organization engage in employing or promoting their own relatives.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    95) My organization unlawfully discriminates for off-duty conduct.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    Summary

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements...

    96) In general, I am satisfied with my job.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    97) I trust my supervisor.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    98) My job is a good match for my skills and training.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    99) In general, I like working here.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    100) My organization is able to attract high quality employees.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    101) Competition for jobs here is fair and open.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    102) When changes are made in my organization the employees usually lose out in the end.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    103) I am in favor of the Demonstration Project.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    Supervisor's Section

    Questions 104 – 135 are only required for Supervisors.

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements...


    104) The performance appraisal system allows me to identify good and poor performers.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    105) The performance appraisal system is easy for me as a supervisor to use.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    106) I have met with other supervisors and/or our pay pool manager to ensure consistency in performance ratings.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    107) I have enough authority to influence classification decisions.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    108) Getting a position description approved tends to be an adversarial process.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    109) I have to devote too much time to position classification.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    110) It takes too long to get classification decisions made in my organization.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    111) All in all, I am satisfied with the position classification procedures used in my organization.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    112) It takes too long to get hiring decisions made in my organization.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    113) It takes too long to process the paperwork needed to fill vacancies here.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    114) I feel my ability to manage is restricted by unnecessary personnel rules and regulations.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    115) I have enough authority to determine my employees’ pay.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    116) I have enough authority to promote people.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    117) I have enough authority to hire people whenever I need them.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    118) I have enough authority to remove people from their jobs if they perform poorly.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    119) The current pay system is flexible.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    120) I understand how to use the current pay system.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    121) The current pay system provides a competitive range of entry salaries, which has positively affected my ability to negotiate with applicants.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    122) The current pay system has positively affected my ability to retain employees.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    123) While at DoC, have you ever officially terminated a new employee during the one-year probation period?


    m Yes
    m No

    124) Have you ever encouraged an employee to leave voluntarily during the one-year probation period?


    m Yes
    m No

    125) Do you feel the length of time of the one-year probation period is:


    m Too Long
    m About Right
    m Too Short

    126) Have you hired employees who qualified for the three-year probation period for ZP employees performing research and development work? (Demonstration Group only)

    m Yes
    m No
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    127) The three-year probationary period for ZP employees performing research and development work is useful because it gives me more time to evaluate their performance. (Demonstration Group only)

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    128) If necessary, I am able to terminate ZP employees performing research and development work within the three-year probationary period. (Demonstration Group only)


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the competence of new employees who were hired since April 2005:


    129) How satisfied are you with the NEW employees in the following categories? (Demonstration Group only)


 

Very Dissatisfied

Dissatisfied

Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied

Satisfied

Very Satisfied

Don’t Know/Not Applicable

a) Scientific and Engineering

m

m

m

m

m

m

b) Scientific and Engineering Technician

m

m

m

m

m

m

c) Administrative

m

m

m

m

m

m

d) Support

m

m

m

m

m

m



    Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the competence of new employees who were hired since April 2005:


    130) How satisfied are you with the following types of NEW employees? (Comparison Group only)


 

Very Dissatisfied

Dissatisfied

Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied

Satisfied

Very Satisfied

Don’t Know/Not Applicable

a) Professional

m

m

m

m

m

m

b) Administrative

m

m

m

m

m

m

c) Technical

m

m

m

m

m

m

d) Clerical

m

m

m

m

m

m

e) Other

m

m

m

m

m

m



    131) On average, I interact with the servicing Human Resources office:


    m Not at all
    m Daily
    m Weekly
    m Monthly
    m Quarterly

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements.


    132) The servicing Human Resources office has a good understanding of my work unit’s operations and mission.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    133) The servicing Human Resources office provides me with valuable services.


    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    134) The servicing Human Resources office helps me perform my job effectively.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable

    135) The servicing Human Resources office helps me achieve my organization’s mission.

    m Strongly Disagree
    m Disagree
    m Neither Agree nor Disagree
    m Agree
    m Strongly Agree
    m Don’t Know/Not Applicable


    Comments

    136) Please use this section if you wish to share impressions about the Demonstration Project that were not addressed in the questionnaire.


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