Tag Archives: APS employee census

Unscheduled Absence

Managing workplace absence continues to be a challenge for the Australian Public Service (APS). In 2016-17, the overall APS unscheduled absence rate was 11.4 days per employee1. Small agencies tended to have lower unscheduled absence rates compared to medium or large agencies (Table 1). There […]

Attraction and separation

Tracking the motivations behind people joining and leaving the APS helps to develop talent and employment value strategies. In 2016–17, there were 9,123 engagements and 9,677 separations of ongoing employees in the APS. Figure 1: Headcount, engagements and separations of ongoing APS employees Learn more […]

2016-2017 State of the Service Report has been tabled in Parliament

The 2016-2017 State of the Service report was tabled in Parliament on 27 November 2017. The recently published 2016-17 State of the Service Report reveals that the APS is well positioned to embrace the changes and challenges of the future of work. Some significant changes […]

ADF Veterans employed in the APS

As part of the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program, the Industry Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment was formed to develop and provide advice on practical measures to embed veterans’ employment strategies into the recruitment processes of Australian businesses. The Committee held its inaugural meeting on […]

2016 APS Employee Census

The census will open from Monday, 9 May 2016 with the email delivery of the surveys to employees staggered from 9 to 13 May. The survey will close on Friday, 10 June 2016. The Australian Public Service Commissioner has been tracking the views of APS […]

Immediate supervisor leadership in the APS

Search the internet and you will find versions of the often repeated quote that “people join companies but leave managers”. Managers have a profound impact on employee experiences. They direct the day-to-day activities of employees. They are role models and establish the pattern of acceptable […]

2015 APS employee census

Did you know ► Over 91,000 APS Employees responded to this year’s APS employee census ► that’s a response rate of 66% ► Of these, 77% reported they like their work in their current job ► and 73% agree their work gives them the opportunity […]

Welcome to the State of the Service website and blog

Welcome to the new look State of the Service. Every year the Australian Public Service Commissioner is required to report to Parliament on the state of the APS—this year we have radically overhauled how we publish that report and will be presenting the evidence base […]

Employee engagement in the APS

Data from the 2015 APS employee census shows that engagement levels across the APS have remained relatively high over the past year. Employee engagement is an important concept for managing the APS workforce. An engaged workforce is likely to be more committed to organisational goals and more […]