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APS Employee Census 2020

In light of COVID-19 and its impacts on the workforce, the 2020 APS employee census will be postponed from the usual May to June timeframe and deployed from October to November.

The APSC is committed to listening to the APS workforce and responding to their sentiments during these challenging times. The October census will be shaped to better reflect this context and provide a ‘pulse’ of employee sentiments in the current environment. The census will have a continued focus on leadership with increased attention on working differently, mobility, and wellbeing.

What is the APS employee census?

The APS employee census is an annual survey which is used to collect confidential attitude and opinion information from APS employees on important issues in the workplace. It is administered to all APS employees and is an opportunity for employees to tell the Australian Public Service Commissioner and Agency heads what they think about working in the APS.

The APSC Privacy policy (Part B) provides information about the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in connection with the APSC's roles and functions including the APS employee census.

If you are interested in finding out more information about the census, please contact your agency census coordinator.

Why do we undertake the APS employee census?

The APS employee census has been conducted since 2012. It provides insight into employees’ views about the APS, their agency and their workplace. The census results also help target strategies to build APS workplace capability now and in the future.

Last reviewed: 
7 April 2020