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The Multicultural Affairs Committee (MAC) and the Women’s Initiatives Committee (WIC) collaborated on an employee climate survey conducted in June of 2019. The purpose of the survey was to take a snapshot of the current workplace climate, inform the work of our committees, and the City’s priorities. Data collected specifically centered around the themes of workplace safety and respect, as well as employee development. Survey findings include the following:
- One out of four survey respondents (25 percent) had experienced workplace harassment, bullying or discrimination in the past year on the job.
- Less than half of respondents who experienced harassment reported it. The main reasons for not reporting were fear of social retaliation, being ostracized or shunned at work and not trusting the complaint process.
- Less than half of respondents had a clear understanding of how to move their career forward or had received mentoring to help them grow in their job.
- Of survey respondents who participated in the City of Madison’s position study process, only about half (49 percent) had a clear understanding of the process and even fewer (44 percent) were satisfied with the outcome.
The Multicultural Affairs Committee (MAC) and the Women’s Initiatives Committee (WIC) believe it is vital for the City of Madison to work to address the concerns illustrated above and look forward to working collaboratively with City leadership to implement their recommendations to address these issues.
2019 MAC/WIC Survey Report
Appendix I: The MAC/WIC Employee Survey
Appendix II: MAC/WIC Survey Summary Data
Appendix III: MAC/WIC Survey Qualitative Data
If you have any questions regarding the survey or our committees, please do not hesitate to reach out our committee chairs Victoria Larson or Carla Garces.