Survey Details

To better understand staff engagement and continuously improve the staff experience, we conducted the Staff Experience Survey on the Davis Campus in October.

Engaged staff are enthusiastic about their work and find greater meaning in what they do. They also have higher levels of commitment, contribute more to the campus community and are more likely to stay at UC Davis. 


icon of a checklist Key details about the survey:

  • Survey ran from Oct. 12 – Oct. 31, 2020
  • Included represented and policy-covered staff
  • Excluded academic, temporary (TES) and student employees, and retirees..
  • $1 for each survey completed was donated to Staff Emergency Fundproviding financial assistance to staff employees in times of personal hardship.

Full Survey Population

Survey included

  • Davis campus staff only (did not include Medical Center, SOM or SON staff)
  • Career staff, limited and partial-year appts., per diem, contract employees
  • Represented and policy-covered (non-represented) staff
  • Probationary staff

Not included

  • Staff on payroll after Sept. 10 were not invited this year
  • Excluded academic, temporary (TES) and student employees, as well as retirees

Survey Comparison

The Staff Experience Survey is unlike any other at UC Davis.
  Population Frequency Data
Staff Experience Survey All staff Davis Campus Annually (Oct.) Actionable data provided to managers/supervisors
UC Davis Health Engagement Survey All employees at Health Pulse survey Oct. 12
Annually (April)
Actionable data provided to managers/supervisors
CUCSA Staff Engagement Survey Sample of 
policy-covered 
staff at Davis Campus
Bi-Annually (April/May)  Data presented in aggregate across all UC Davis
FOA Customer Satisfaction Survey All employees served by FOA and some other administrative/research units. Annually (Feb.) Actionable data provided 
to departments

icon of a brain People Science Behind the Survey:

  • A Modern Approach to Measuring Engagement (PDF)
    It's a lengthy read, but explains the reasons why this survey is so brief (hint: long surveys don't produce a good user experience) and why this survey produces reliable, actionable data
     
  • Propelling Action through Conversations (PDF)
    Taking action after the survey is critical and this guide can supervisors address issues and make positive incremental changes.

icon of two people partnership Survey Partner:
 

glint by linkedin logoWe partnered with Glint to administer the survey and ensure confidentiality.