Questions used in the Survey

The 2016 State Employee Engagement Survey consists of twenty-one perception questions and five demographic 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. (New in 2013) 
  11. A spirit of cooperation and teamwork exists in my workgroup. (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 workgroup. (New in 2016)
  18. At my job, I have the opportunity to make good use of my skills. (New in 2016)
  19. Overall, my agency supports me in living a healthier life. (2016 Rotating Question*)
  20. In general, I'm satisfied with my job.
  21. I would recommend my agency as a great place to work. (New in 2016)

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 different question each year.