COVID-19 Survey Results II

At the beginning of September, the IU Bloomington Professional Council solicited a second set of survey responses from IU professional staff as a follow up to our original staff COVID-19 survey, conducted in April 2020. We want to share these results with the professional staff community with the goal of building advocacy and a platform for positive change.

3,790IU-Bloomington professional staff members were invited to take the survey

1,183IU-Bloomington professional staff members responded

How do you anticipate spending the majority of your work time over the next 1-2 months?

I will work almost exclusively at home.59.7%
I will work mostly from home with occasional trips to campus.26.4%
I will work almost exclusively on campus.7.9%
I will work mostly on campus but supplement with work from home.6.0%

How would you rate the following concerns now, particularly as they affect your ability to conduct your job duties?

For each of the answers below, the colors correspond as follows:

Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern

 

Lack of space (working from home)

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
64.8%22.8%9.7%2.7%

 

Lack of technological equipment (working from home)

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
58.9%28.3%10.2%2.6%

 

Childcare/kids out of school

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
69.8%9.8%9.4%11.1%

 

Caring for another member of my family

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
74.0%14.4%7.9%3.7%

 

Inability to perform my job functions remotely

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
70.6%20.8%5.5%3.0%

 

Lack of reliable internet access (working from home)

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
59.7%27.0%8.8%4.4%

 

Job insecurity

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
43.8%32.1%15.3%8.8%

 

Keeping up with changing guidelines

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
40.1%34.3%18.1%7.5%

 

Feelings of anxiety or isolation

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
33.0%33.0%22.2%11.7%

 

Food insecurity

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
92.9%5.9%1.0%0.3%

 

Pressure from my supervisor/department to be productive

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
64.5%20.6%9.5%5.4%

 

Fear that decreased productivity at this time will put future career opportunities at risk

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
52.4%23.1%14.9%9.6%

 

Discrimination/Racism

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
86.0%6.6%4.3%3.0%

 

Unsafe home environment

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Not a ConcernMinor ConcernModerate ConcernMajor Concern
99.0%0.6%0.2%0.2%

Do you feel that your supervisor or department has expressed concern for your well-being during COVID-19?

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Yes84.6%
No9.7%
Unsure5.7%

Do you feel well informed about Indiana University’s decision making and updated policies regarding COVID-19?

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Yes89.6%
No10.4%

Have you taken advantage of any aspect of IU’s Employee Assistance Program during COVID-19?

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Yes6.8%
No83.8%
No, but I plan to9.3%

Have you taken advantage of any of the resources posted on Healthy IU’s COVID-19 resource page?

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Yes24.8%
No63.8%
No, but I plan to11.3%