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FNAL UEC - QoL Survey for Users


Dear Fermilab User,

This survey is intended to determine if there are any issues that interfere with the productivity or quality of life of users at Fermilab.

Please help us by filling in the following information with as much detail as you deem necessary. All replies are strictly anonymous.

Questions

Note: You are not limited to the size of the entry box.
Please feel free to enter all of the information you feel is necessary.

1. How many years have you been a user/employee of the lab?
less than 1 year
1-3 years
4-7 years
8 or more years

2. How would you describe your residency with respect to the Lab?
Resident (live here for the foreseeable future/past)
Long Term Visitor (>3 months, <3 years)
Short Term Visitor (Visit for periods > 1 week but < 3 months)
Commuter (Visit the lab once or twice a month)
Not resident (basically not at the lab for)

3. Do you feel that the Quality of Life at the lab, or the services provided by the lab are:
poor
could be improved
good
great
Couldn't be better
Unknown

Educational-Career programs:

4. The lab offers many seminars and programs (UTeV, computer courses, Career Night, etc). Do you find that you attend these types of functions:
less than once a month
a couple times/month
about 1/week
>1/week

5. Do you feel we need more of these? If so specify what types.

6. Do you feel an annual 'HEP Job Fair' would be a useful activity?
Yes    No

7. At such a job fair, are you in a position that you would be looking for a job, or looking for someone to hire?
looking for job    looking for candidate   

8. Have you ever attended the Users' Meeting in June?
Yes    No   

9. If YES, how often in the past five years?
1
2
3
4
5

Social programs:

10. The lab offers a number of social activities (parties sponsored by GSA, Film Society, etc). Do you find that you attend these types of functions:
less than once a month
a couple times/month
about 1/week
>1/week

11. Do you feel we need more of these? If so specify what types.

Services(Cafeteria/Users' Center/Gym/Pool):

12. How often do you eat at the Cafeteria?
less than 1/week
about 1/week
>1/week
daily

13. How is the quality of the food/service?
poor
could be improved
good
great
Couldn't be better

14. If there were more vegetarian dishes would you buy them?
Yes    No   

15. How often do you visit the Users' Center?
less than 1/month
a couple times/month
about 1/week
>1/week

16. Would you eat at the Users' Center if sandwiches or more food was offered there?
Yes    No   

17. The pool and gym both require a membership. Would you use them more if they had a nominal prepaid charge? (Ex. you fill out the forms and pay ~20$, and then you can visit the Gym ~5 times over the next 6 months)
Yes    No   

18. How many months out of the year do you spend in the Fermilab dorms?
less than 1
1-2
2-3
>4

19. Do you find the dorms:
very uncomfortable
somewhat uncomfortable
somewhat comfortable
very comfortable
Unknown

20. How many months out of the year do you spend in the houses at Fermilab?
less than 1
1-2
2-3
>4

21. Do you find the houses:
very uncomfortable
somewhat uncomfortable
somewhat comfortable
very comfortable
Unknown

Transportation:

Fermilab provides taxi service during the week and during working hours. The GSA/UEC/URA have provided ~30 bicycles for people staying on site.

22. How often do you use the taxi?
less than 1/week
about 1/week
>1/week
daily

23. How is the quality of the service?
poor
could be improved
good
great
Couldn't be better
Unknown

24. Have you tried to get a bike?
Yes    No

25. If so did you have trouble? What kind?

In the past people have asked for taxi service to a nearby grocery store, nearby hotels, Metra stations. It is not currently possible for the taxi service to travel off site, but please help us understand the level of demand.

26. How often would you use a service to a nearby grocery store if it were available at one or two specific times a week?
less than once a month
once a month
every other week
1/week

27. If service to nearby hotels were available two times in the morning and two times in the evening (e.g. 8 and 9 am, and 5 and 6 pm) what fraction of the time would you use this rather than renting a car when you visit Fermilab?
none
less that a quarter
between a quarter and half
between half and 3 quarters
more than 3 quarters

28. Would you find it useful if this service could be scheduled during collaboration meetings, workshops, and conferences held at Fermilab?
Yes    No

29. If service to the Metra were available two times in the morning and two times in the evening (e.g. 8 and 9 am, and 5 and 6 pm) how often would you use this service?
less than 1/week
about once a week
2-3 times a week
most days

30. Are there any issues about life at the lab you think need to be addressed?



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