Environmental Scan of Employee Experience

  • As part of our PPS Strategic Plan, Forward Together, we are engaging in a number of strategic actions to drive toward our goal of having a diverse, high-quality and thriving workforce where every employee is supported in personal and professional well-being and success.

    One of the first steps is to deepen our shared understanding of the employee experience through an environmental scan of current practices, policies, and perspectives. This environmental scan is intended to amplify needs that have already been shared in existing data (i.e. previous surveys, reports, focus groups) and provide opportunities for employees to share additional information about their experience as a Portland Public Schools employee. 

    With funding through our one-time HB 4030 Education Staff Retention and Recruitment grant, we partnered with Education Northwest, a local, non-profit research organization, to support the data-gathering process in winter 2022 and prepare a report on the findings and recommendations in Spring 2023.


  • Share your experience as a PPS employee today! 

    In our ongoing efforts to build a diverse, high-quality & thriving workforce, we are conducting a districtwide employee survey to better understand the experiences of Team PPS. Your feedback will help us know how we’re supporting you and where we can do better. 

    The survey will take approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete and will close at 9 AM on Monday, March 6, 2023. 

    Here are a few important things to know:

    • All participants will be able to take the survey during work hours.

    • Participation is voluntary.

    • All responses are confidential

    • Our local research partner, Education Northwest, will collect and securely store all data.

      • No individual responses will be shared with PPS. PPS will only see descriptive analyses of groups with no less than 10 individuals. 

    • This information will be used to improve the work environment. 


    Having trouble accessing the link? Copy and paste this URL into your web browser:  https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7221433/PPS-Employee-Well-being-Survey-2023

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What are the goals of the environmental scan?

  • Why does PPS need to complete an environmental scan?

  • How is PPS funding the environmental scan?