Wyoming Department of Transportation

WYDOT Employee Survey

2015 WYDOT Employee Survey

 
 
Executive Summary
 

This report contains a detailed statistical analysis of the results to the survey titled 2015 WYDOT Employee Survey . The results analysis includes answers from all respondents who took the survey in the 17 day period from Friday, June 12, 2015 to Monday, June 29, 2015. The response rate was 50.9% with 818 completed responses received. Although the response rate is low at 51%, there is a margin of error of less than (+or-) 3 percentage points with 95% confidence.  The overall favorable response (respondent chose “Agree”) was 73.4% up from 72.2% in 2013.

It should be noted that the survey rating scale was changed from a 5 point scale (Strongly Agree-Agree-Neutral-Disagree-Strongly Disagree) in 2013 to a 3 point scale (Agree-Neutral-Disagree) in 2015.  Also the 2015 survey included 9 new questions (including an open ended question not shown below) , 6 slightly revised questions (green highlight below) and 2 original questions (blue highlight below) from 2013, so comparisons from year to year should be made cautiously. 

 

 
Question
Percent Favorable
Response
2015
2013
1) I know what's expected of me at work.
87%
90%
2) I can see a connection between my day-to-day duties and the overall goals of my Program or District.
80%
82%
3) I have a good understanding of the overall goals of WYDOT.
80%
 
4) I feel free in talking with my immediate supervisor about job-related issues.
81%
80%
5) I believe that the work I do is important.
87%
84%
6)  I get satisfaction from the work that I do. 
73%
74%
7)  I have the resources I need to do my job well. 
60%
69%
8) I am able to gain cooperation from other work groups when I need it. 
65%
 
9) The employees in my work group cooperate with each other to get the job done. 
76%
 
10) My work group is open to new and better ways of doing things. 
66%
 
11) My supervisor holds other employees in my work group accountable for what they are supposed to do. 
61%
 
12) My supervisor holds me accountable for what I am supposed to do.
89%
89%
13) My supervisor acknowledges it when I do good work.
67%
 
14) My supervisor and I have talked about ways I can develop in my career. 
56%
 
15) My supervisor keeps me informed about matters that affect my work. 
68%
 
16) Would you recommend WYDOT as a good place to work? 
79%
64%

 

 
Survey Results & Analysis
Responses Received:
 
818 

 
1)
I know what’s expected of me at work.
 
2015
  2015 1 Expected-1.jpg
 
 
2013
 
 
 2013 1 Expected-1.jpg
 
2)
I can see a connection between my day-to-day duties and the overall goals of my Program or District.
 
2015
  2015 2 Connection.jpg
2013
2013 2 Connection.jpg
 
 
3)
 
I have a good understanding of the overall goals of WYDOT.

2015

  2015 3 Understanding-1.jpg
 
 
4) I feel free in talking with my immediate supervisor about job-related issues. (Revised wording)
 

2015

  2015 4 Free Talking-1.jpg
 
4) I feel free in talking with my supervisor about job-related issues.
 
2013
  2013 4 Free Talking.jpg
 
5)
I believe that the work I do is important. (Revised wording)

2015

  2015 5 Work Important.jpg
 
5) I feel that the work I do is important.
 
2013
  2013 5 Work Important-1.jpg

 
6)
I get satisfaction from the work that I do. (Revised wording)

2015

  2015 6 Satisfaction-1.jpg
 
6) I get satisfaction from doing my job.
 
2013
  2013 6 Satisfaction.jpg


 
7)
I have the resources I need to do my job well. (Revised wording)

2015

  2015 7 Resources-1.jpg
 
7) WYDOT provides the resources I need to do my job well.
 
2013
  2013 7 Resources-1.jpg

 
8)
I am able to gain cooperation from other work groups when I need it.

2015

  2015 8 Cooperation-1.jpg
 
  
 
9)
The employees in my work group cooperate with each other to get the job done.

2015

  2015 9 Cooperate others.jpg
 
  
10)
My work group is open to new and better ways of doing things.

2015

  2015 10 New and Better-1.jpg
 
  
 
11)
My supervisor holds other employees in my work group accountable for what they are supposed to do.

2015

  2015 11 Employees Accountable.jpg
 
 
12)
My supervisor holds me accountable for what I am supposed to do.

2015

  2015 12 Me Accountable.jpg
2013
  2013 12 Me Accountable.jpg

 
13)
My supervisor acknowledges it when I do good work.

2015

  2015 13 Acknowledges.jpg
 
  
 
14)
My supervisor and I have talked about ways I can develop in my career.

2015

  2015 14 Develop Career.jpg
  
 
15)
My supervisor keeps me informed about matters that affect my work.

2015

  2015 15 Work Matters.jpg
 
  
16)
Would you recommend WYDOT as a good place to work? (Revised wording)

2015

  2015 16 Recommend-1.jpg
 
16) I would recommend WYDOT as a good place to work.
 
2013
  2013 16 Recommend-1.jpg
 
 
16)  I would recommend WYDOT as a good place to work. Why?
 

Summary of Responses:

By far most employees would recommend WYDOT as a good place to work.  The reasons given: stable and interesting work, good work environment, benefits, family atmosphere, employees help each other out, and training opportunities. 

The most frequently mentioned comment as to why employees would not recommend WYDOT as a good place to work pertained to compensation including salary, pay, wages and raises.
 

 

17)   What would enhance your satisfaction as an employee?

 

Summary of Responses:

The three most frequently mentioned comments in the survey dealt with compensation, communication (cooperation), and the PMI.

Of all the comments made in this section, 46% concerned compensation including salary, pay, wages and raises. 

The next most frequently mentioned comment mentioned better communication and cooperation. Better collaboration is needed within the Department including better interaction and coordination between groups.

The PMI was also mentioned numerous times stating that it is burdensome, that there needs to be more consistent application of ratings, and unfair and irrelevant goals. 

 

18)  Please select the Program or District in which you work. Consider who you report to, not where you work. For example, if you are a Telecommunication's employee working out of Casper, select Telecommunications, not District 2.
 
Response
Count
Percent
Aeronautics
9
1.2%
Bridge
25
3.4%
Budget
4
0.5%
Civil Rights Coordinator
0
0.0%
Compliance and Investigation
2
0.3%
Contracts and Estimates
5
0.7%
Driver Services
45
6.0%
Employee Safety
1
0.1%
Enterprise Technology
0
0.0%
Executive Staff
1
0.1%
Field Operations (Construction Staff, Maintenance Staff, Equipment Staff and Facility Management)
39
5.2%
Financial Services
7
0.9%
Fuel Tax Administration
6
0.8%
Geology
15
2.0%
GIS/ITS
12
1.6%
Highway Development
46
6.2%
Highway Project Delivery 7 0.9%
Highway Safety
12
1.6%
Human Resources
6
0.8%
Information Technology
7
0.9%
Internal Review
2
0.3%
Management Services
3
0.4%
Materials
32
4.3%
Motor Vehicle Services
17
2.3%
Office Services
6
0.8%
Planning
29
3.9%
Public Affairs
4
0.5%
Procurement
5
0.7%
Right of Way
20
2.7%
Strategic Performance Improvement
2
0.3%
Telecommunications
13
1.7%
Traffic
26
3.5%
Training Services
3
0.4%
District 1
72
9.7%
District 2
56
7.5%
District 3
73
9.8%
District 4
56
7.5%
District 5
78
10.5%
 
19)
I am a:
 
2015 19 I am.jpg
 
20)
 
I will probably stay with WYDOT for approximately:
 
2015 20 Stay.jpg

 
 

 

           


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