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Workplace Survey Provides Anonymity

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
February 18, 2009

By now, all employees should have received information about the workplace survey being conducted to determine what UNH is doing well and in what areas effectiveness; a sense of community and staff resources could be improved. The survey information also will be used to benchmark ourselves against other institutions.

All responses to the online survey will be anonymous. Selecting whether you are faculty or staff is mandatory; your department and all other demographics, although useful, are optional. If you do not wish to designate your department you may scroll to the very bottom of the list and select “would rather not say” then click to begin survey.

The information will be collected, coded and analyzed by the external consultant. Results will be provided only for groups having seven or more respondents, and additional comments will be summarized and paraphrased to protect respondents’ identities. Only the consultant conducting the survey, not UNH management, will have access to the individual results. 

The survey, available now through midnight Friday, March 6, will be administered primarily online at www.sci-survey.com/UNH2009.html. A paper survey (in English or Spanish) will be available for those who don’t have access to a computer.

On Feb. 18 and 19, surveys can be completed from 5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Printing and Mail Building, 10 West Edge Drive, Conference Room 102b, and in the Cocheco Room, Holloway Commons, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A survey consultant from BBA/McKnight Associates will be on site to administer the survey. 

Faculty and staff who complete the survey online will receive a computer-generated number they can print and retain for a drawing to win one of four iPod Nanos.  Those completing a paper survey will receive a raffle ticket that will be entered in the drawing. 

Winning numbers will be announced approximately one week after the survey, at which time those claiming prizes will need to present their numbers to Human Resources, 2 Leavitt Lane. (Note: the value of the iPod Nano is considered taxable income by the IRS. UNH will supplement the winning employee’s income to cover the amount of the tax).

All employees are urged to participate in the survey so the university can get a comprehensive view of its workplace climate.


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