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Public Sector Commission WA Employee Perception Survey 2016

In Western Australia, the Public Sector Commission's purpose is to bring leadership and expertise to the public sector to enhance integrity, effectiveness and efficiency. The Commission’s vision is of a high performing public sector serving the needs of the State now and into the future.

In accordance with section 22D of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, the Public Sector Commissioner reports annually to Parliament on the state of public sector administration and management, and on the extent of compliance with public sector standards and ethical codes. One of the primary information sources used for the State of the sector reports is the employee perception survey (EPS).

The EPS captures employee views about factors affecting their workplace, such as leadership, communication, work/life balance and performance development. This information helps to understand organisational culture across the public sector and is essential in identifying areas for further consideration and acknowledging good practice.

The EPS is typically conducted in each public sector body with more than 70 employees once every five years. To improve the representativeness of the sample, entities are selected across a range of sizes and portfolios. However, some care should be taken in interpreting the EPS results because the sample may not be entirely representative of the broader public sector.

In May and June of 2016, all employees in 11 public sector entities were asked to complete the survey. The average response rate to the survey was 53%, with 3883 valid responses received.

Three files are available for download on data.gov.au:

1) Public Sector Commission EPS 2016.pdf – the survey instrument sent to relevant employees to access online

2) Public Sector Commission EPS 2016 data.xls – individual responses to the EPS, with a question key and response key. Please note that some variables have been removed or aggregated to protect the privacy and anonymity of respondents.

3) Public Sector Commission EPS 2016 data.sav – individual responses to the EPS, in .sav format to be used with SPSS. Please note that some variables have been removed or aggregated to protect the privacy and anonymity of respondents.

Further information about the EPS sample and summary results for 2016 are available in the State of the sectors statistical bulletin 2016.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Public Sector Commission WA Employee Perception Survey 2016
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Data Status active
Update Frequency annually
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/b814c55a-d9d1-4145-af88-0fb78a354f8a
Date Published 2017-03-31
Date Updated 2017-03-31
Contact Point
Public Sector Commission (Western Australia)
data@psc.wa.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 2016-05-16
Geospatial Coverage http://www.ga.gov.au/place-names/PlaceDetails.jsp?submit1=WA100146691
Jurisdiction Western Australian Government
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Public Sector Commission (Western Australia)
Fields of Research Human Resources Management
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