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Table 2 Workplace perceptions by setting and POC / White respondent in 2017

From: Determinants of workplace perceptions among federal, state, and local public health staff in the US, 2014 to 2017

  SHA-CO BCHC CDC (HHS) HHS US Gov total
I know how my work relates to the agency’s goals and priorities 89% / 87%b 90% / 88% 89% / 87%a 89% / 88%b 86% / 84%c
The work I do is important 94% / 93% 95% / 94% 93% / 91% 93% / 92%c 92% / 90%c
My training needs are assessed 53% / 52% 55% / 47%c 61% / 58% 58% / 59%a 57% / 55%c
Creativity and innovation are rewarded 43% / 44% 44% / 47% 57% / 59% 50% / 55%c 41% / 41%
I recommend my organization as a good place to work 67% / 68% 72% / 68%a 80% / 83%b 74% / 78%c 66% / 67%c
My supervisor provides me with opportunities to demonstrate my leadership skills 67% / 69%a 67% / 68% 75% / 78%b 70% / 77%c 66% / 69%c
Supervisors in my work unit support employee development 70% / 73%b 70% / 71% 77% / 80%b 70% / 78%c 65% / 69%c
My supervisor treats me with respect 83% / 85%a 82% / 84% 85% / 89%c 81% / 87%c 81% / 84%c
Supervisors work well with employees of different backgrounds 68% / 74%c 71% / 74%a 72% / 82%c 66% / 80%c 64% / 72%c
Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your job? 79% / 80% 82% / 81% 76% / 77% 74% / 76%c 68% / 69%
Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your pay? 45% / 52%c 59% / 63%a 68% / 74%c 61% / 71%c 57% / 63%c
Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your organization? 69% / 69% 72% / 69% 75% / 76% 68% / 73%c 60% / 60%
  1. Estimates shown as “Person of Color / non-Hispanic white” proportions. Read as, e.g.: 89% of staff of color in State Health Agency Central Offices indicate they agree/strongly agree with the statement “I know how my work relates to the agency’s goals and priorities,” compared to 87% of non-Hispanic white staff, or 45% of staff of color in State Health Agency Central Offices indicate they are somewhat/very satisfied with their pay
  2. SHA-CO State Health Agency Central office, BCHC Big Cities Health Coalition Health Department, CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS Health and Human Services, US Gov all federal employees of US government
  3. Differences between POC / White staff are statistically significant at: a - < .05; b - < .001; c - < .0001