IPAC -  Canadian Public Servants and the Future of Remote Work Evaluation

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* Are you currently employed in public service? If so, what level of government do you work for?

Working Conditions:

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* Are you currently working from home?

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* When did you start working remotely?

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* What type of work environment that you currently have set up while working from home?

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* I have the appropriate equipment/resources to conduct my job.

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* I was provided the appropriate equipment/resources by my employer

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* How do you spend your lunch/break most often?

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* Have you experienced any challenges that have affected your productivity while working at home? Select all that apply.

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* My supervisor is available to support me currently while working from home.

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* If provided the opportunity, I would consider working from home on a long term basis. 

Productivity

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* I am more focused and productive while working remotely.

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* Through the use of digital communication tools, I am able to effectively collaborate with my colleagues.

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* I feel supported by my co-workers and supervisors while working remotely.

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* The value and impact of my work is evident and appreciated.

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* My workplace has adjusted to make me feel comfortable working remotely.

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* My time management skills have improved since working remotely.

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* The flexibility of my work has allowed me to be more productive.

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* My workload has remained the same while working remotely.

Overtime

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* Overtime requirements are discussed with management and scheduled in advance.

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* I feel adequately compensated for each hour I work overtime.

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* Working overtime has had negative implications on my home life.

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* I feel as though my work days have become longer since working remotely.

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* Working remotely has allowed for flexibility in my schedule.

Mental Health

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* My work life since remotely working has negatively affected my sleep schedule.

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* The tasks I am assigned are in accordance with my capabilities.

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* My workplace has policies in place for mental concerns should I need or require them.

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* I have felt overwhelmed with my job since working remotely.

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* I am comfortable working on my own remotely.

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* Working remotely with others gives me anxiety.

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* It has been harder to concentrate on my work during the pandemic.

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* My supervisor inquires about my well being regularly.

Communication

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* Since the beginning of the pandemic, how effective have the following communications channels been: 

  Poor Fair Neutral Very good Excellent
All staff emails
Intranet
Updates from Deputy Minister/CEO
Updates from Supervisor
Updates from HR

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* While working remotely my supervisor was effective at keeping me informed.

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* On average my supervisor checked in with me:

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* I have felt well supported as an employee during the pandemic.

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* I felt that I had the information needed to work remotely and was kept well informed since the start of the pandemic.

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* The tools and technology allowed me to work effectively while working from home

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* What technology do you use to communicate with your team/manager?

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* What recommendations would you make regarding the communications to employees working remotely?
Open ended. Maximum 250 words

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* If you are willing, please share which department or general policy area in which you work?

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* What is your type of employment?

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* Do you currently manage employees?

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* What is your age?

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* What gender do you identify with?

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* Which province/territory do you currently reside? 

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* What is the highest level of education you have obtained?

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* IPAC is hoping to convene a series of virtual focus groups to delve deeper into the impressions of remote work. If you would like to participate, please include your email below

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