APS Employee Census

The APS employee census is conducted in May and June each year, and collects information on attitudes and opinions of APS employees for the State of the Service report.

What is the APS employee census?

The APS employee census collects confidential attitude and opinion information from APS employees on important issues including their health and wellbeing, attendance, performance management, leadership, and general impressions of the APS. It is administered to all APS employees and is an opportunity for employees to tell the Australian Public Service Commissioner what they think about working in the APS.

Why do we undertake the APS employee census?

The Australian Public Service Commission has legislative responsibility to report to Parliament each year on the ‘state of the APS’. The findings of the employee census provide vital input to this report. It provides insight into employees’ views about the APS, their agency and their workplace. The census results help target strategies to build APS workplace capability now and in the future.

The APS employee census has been conducted since 2012 and it is one of the most important sources of information for the annual State of the Service report.