About the Demographic Questions
If you have accessed the 2013 You Count! Pulse survey, you know that the survey includes
four new demographic questions regarding gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability and primary language.
Several employees have asked why these questions are included on an employee engagement survey. We hope the following information helps clarify the reason
for the questions and how the answers will be used.
At UTMB, we strive to maintain an environment free from discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
genetic information or veteran status. We embrace diversity to best serve a global community, and we make every effort to be an inclusive workplace where all employees can reach their full potential.
Having demographic information regarding the diversity of our work force enables us to design better programs to serve our employees. There is no other way to get some of this information than to ask, and we thought the
confidential You Count! Pulse Survey would be a good opportunity to reach every full- and part-time employee.
We have received feedback that it was not clear that the demographic questions are completely voluntary. While we hope you feel comfortable providing honest answers to those questions, please know that opting not to
answer them in no way affects your ability to complete the rest of the survey.
Morehead Associates, an independent firm responsible for administering our survey, collects the You Count! data on UTMB’s behalf. All of the information, including the answers to the demographic questions, is confidential.
Answers will never be reported to UTMB by individual.
If you haven’t already taken the survey, we encourage you to do so before the deadline of midnight, Monday, May 20. Your opinions really do count.