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Appendix D: Employee Survey Questions

Table D1: List of Survey Questions

 
  • Section 1: Skills
    • What is your current level of proficiency in each of the following (126) skills?
      • Choices: none, basic, intermediate, advanced, expert
    • Do you need additional training in any of the skills identified in the question above? (yes/no)
    • What level of training do you need for each skill?
      • Choices: none, basic, intermediate, advanced
  • Section 2: Use, Importance, & Training Preferences
    • In the last year, how often have you personally used each of the following (11) types of skills?
      • Choices: very often, frequently, occasionally, seldom, never, don’t know
    • How important is each of the following (11) types of skills to the successful conduct of your own work?
      • Choices: extremely important, very important, moderately important, not very important, not at all important, don’t know
    • Which of the following 8 methods would you prefer for learning specific technical tools?
    • Which of the following 8 methods would you prefer for learning general IT skills?
    • Which of the following 8 methods would you prefer for learning general management skills?
    • How would you prefer to be informed of upcoming IT training events? (5 choices)
    • Which of the following are reasons why training is worthwhile to you? (7 choices)
  • Section 3: Certifications
    • Do you currently hold professional certifications in any of the (15) categories listed below? (yes/no)
    • In which categories do you hold professional certifications?
  • Section 4: Demographics
    • What is your highest level of education?
    • Do you have a college degree in any of the following fields?
    • How many total years of New York State service do you have?
    • How many years have you worked in your current agency?
    • How many different New York State agencies have you worked for during your career in state government?
    • How many years of public sector IT experience do you have?
    • How many years of private sector IT experience do you have?
    • In what year are you eligible to retire from state service?
    • In what year do you plan to retire from state service?
    • Do you plan to leave the state workforce before you are eligible to retire?
    • Would you work part-time for the State after you retire?
    • What is your current age?