Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2017 Data Tables

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Q22d. In your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, is transfer of knowledge from departing employees for your jurisdiction’s government? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, is transfer of knowledge from departing employees for your jurisdiction’s government? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees) Not a Problem at All 6% 24% 8% 21% 20%
Not Much of a Problem 43% 43% 35% 32% 40%
Somewhat of a Problem 32% 19% 41% 24% 25%
A Significant Problem 16% 8% 14% 15% 11%
Don't Know 3% 6% 2% 7% 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
In your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, is transfer of knowledge from departing employees for your jurisdiction’s government? Not a Problem at All 23% 23% 18% 10% 4% 20%
Not Much of a Problem 36% 42% 42% 43% 37% 40%
Somewhat of a Problem 21% 22% 25% 38% 37% 25%
A Significant Problem 13% 8% 12% 7% 18% 11%
Don't Know 7% 5% 3% 2% 3% 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
In your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, is transfer of knowledge from departing employees for your jurisdiction’s government? Not a Problem at All 20% 24% 21% 19% 20% 15% 20%
Not Much of a Problem 39% 39% 42% 36% 40% 41% 40%
Somewhat of a Problem 20% 28% 20% 23% 27% 29% 25%
A Significant Problem 13% 8% 11% 13% 9% 11% 11%
Don't Know 8% 2% 6% 8% 4% 3% 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.