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Supervisor and Department Support

Supervisor Support (Overall)

These graphs are based on responses to statements that assessed staff's satisfaction with supervisors' support. Overall, staff reported that they receive moderate to high levels of support from their supervisors or responsible administrators.

Supervisor Support

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Supervisor Support by Campus

Supervisor Support by Campus

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Supervisor Support by Employee Group

Supervisor Support by Employee Group

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Supervisor Support (Item Level)

This table reports results for items that assessed supervisor support in different areas. Items were scored on a 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) scale and this table reports item means from high to low.

Item means suggest that staff perceived higher levels of support from their supervisors in balancing their personal and family needs. They perceived lower levels of supervisory support for improving their career opportunities.

Supervisory Support Mean
Understanding when I have an unexpected family problem
4.5
Supports efforts to balance work and personal needs
4.2
Supports attempt to acquire add. training to further my career
3.9
Makes sure I get the credit when I accomplish on the job
3.7
Cares about whether or not I achieve my goals
3.6
Provides assignments that give opp. strengthen new skills
3.5
Gives helpful feedback about performance
3.5
Gives helpful advice about improve performance when I need it
3.4
Take time to learn about career goals and aspirations
3.2
Provides special projects that increase my visibility in the University of MN
3.0
Keeps informed about different career opportunities at the University of MN
2.3

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Department Support (Overall)

These graphs are based on responses to statements that assessed staff's satisfaction with departmental support.  Overall, employees reported moderate levels of support from their departments. Staff at the Crookston and Duluth campuses reported the highest levels of departmental support.

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Department Support by Campus

Department Support by Campus

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Department Support by Employee Group

Department Support by Employee Group

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Department Support (Item Level)

This table reports results for items measuring departmental support in different areas. Items were scored on a 1 (strongly disagree) to 7 (strongly agree) scale and this table reports item means from high to low.

Item means suggest that staff perceived the highest levels of departmental support when they felt they had a problem.

Department Support Mean
Help is available from my department when I have a problem
5.1
My department really cares about my well-being
4.9
My department takes in pride in my accomplishments at work
4.8
My department is willing to extend itself in order to help me perform my job to the best of my ability
4.8
My department cares about my opinions
4.7
My department cares about my general satisfaction at work
4.6
My department shows very little concern for me
3.0