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Statistical data - Australian Capital Territory

A. About you

Question 1. What is your age?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.2% and APS-wide was 0.3%.
< 25 years 7‡ 5
25 – 34 years 28‡ 23
35 – 44 years 25† 27
45 – 54 years 29‡ 32
> 54 years 11‡ 14
Question 2. What is your sex?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.0% and APS-wide was 0.0%.
Female 57 58
Male 43 42
Question 3. Agency size (Which Australian Public Service (APS) agency do you work for?)
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.0% and APS-wide was 0.0%.
Small (100 – 250 employees) 3 ‡ 2
Medium (251 – 1000 employees) 15 ‡ 10
Large (over 1000 employees) 82 ‡ 88
Question 4. Where is your workplace?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.0% and APS-wide was 0.0%.
Australian Capital Territory 100 ‡ 39
New South Wales 0 ‡ 18
Victoria 0 ‡ 16
Queensland 0 ‡ 11
South Australia 0 ‡ 6
Western Australia 0 ‡ 5
Tasmania 0 ‡ 3
Northern Territory 0 ‡ 2
Outside Australia 0 ‡ 1
Question 5. What is your substantive classification level?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.0% and APS-wide was 0.0%.
APS 1 – 6 (or equivalent) 57 ‡ 73
Executive Level 1 – 2 (or equivalent) 40 ‡ 25
Senior Executive Service (or equivalent) 3 ‡ 2
Question 6. What is your total length of service in the APS? [Please include all periods of service in the APS.]
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.1% and APS-wide was 0.1%.
Less than 1 year 7 ‡ 6
1 to less than 5 years 27 ‡ 25
5 to less than 10 years 23 23
10 to less than 15 years 14 ‡ 15
15 to less than 20 years 9 9
20 years or more 20 ‡ 22
Question 7. What is your employment category?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.2% and APS-wide was 0.4%.
Ongoing 95 95
Non-ongoing 5 5
Not sure 0 0
Question 8a. Do you identify yourself as an Indigenous Australian?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.1% and APS-wide was 0.2%.
Yes 1 ‡ 3
No 99 ‡ 97
Question 8b. Are you identified as an Indigenous Australian in your agency's human resource information system (i.e. have you informed your agency)?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' to question 8a were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.0% and APS-wide was 3.2%.
Yes 70 75
No – I chose not to inform 16 ‡ 9
No – I have never been asked for this information 9 8
No – For another reason 2 ‡ 5
Not sure 3 3
Question 9a. Do you have an ongoing disability?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.1% and APS-wide was 0.2%.
Yes 6 6
No 94 94
Question 9b. Is your ongoing disability recorded on your agency's human resource information system (i.e. have you informed your agency that you have a disability)?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' to question 9a were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 1.5% and APS-wide was 1.7%.
Yes 49 50
No – I chose not to inform 23 ‡ 16
No – I have never been asked for this information 11 ‡ 14
No – For another reason 5 ‡ 8
Not sure 12 11
Question 10. Are you of non-English speaking background (NESB)? [For the purpose of this survey, you should indicate ‘yes’ to this question only if you were born overseas and your first language was not English.]
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.4% and APS-wide was 0.5%.
Yes 14 ‡ 15
No 86 ‡ 85
Question 11a. Do you have carer responsibilities?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.1% and APS-wide was 0.1%.
Yes 35 36
No 65 64
Question 11b. For whom do you have carer responsibilities?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' to question 11a were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.3% and APS-wide was 0.3%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
Child(ren) – under 5 years 33 ‡ 30
Child(ren) – 5 to 16 years 56 55
Child(ren) – over 16 years 17 ‡ 19
Parent(s) 13 ‡ 16
Other relative(s) (not including parents or children) 3 4
Partner 8 9
Other 2 2
Question 12. What is your highest completed qualification?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.3% and APS-wide was 0.3%.
Less than Year 12 or equivalent 7 ‡ 11
Year 12 or equivalent (HSC/Leaving certificate) 17 ‡ 20
Vocational qualification 8 ‡ 10
Associate diploma 7 ‡ 8
Undergraduate diploma 3 4
Bachelor degree (including with Honours) 31 ‡ 26
Postgraduate diploma (includes Graduate certificate) 11 ‡ 9
Master's degree 13 ‡ 9
Doctorate 3 ‡ 2
Question 13. In which languages do you have a sufficient degree of competence for work-related tasks?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 4.0% and APS-wide was 3.8%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
English 97 96
Arabic 0 † 0
Cantonese 1 ‡ 1
Croatian 1 1
Dutch 0 0
French 2 2
German 2 † 1
Greek 0 ‡ 1
Hindi 1 1
Indonesian 1 ‡ 1
Italian 1 ‡ 1
Japanese 1 0
Korean 0 0
Macedonian 0 0
Maltese 0 0
Mandarin 1 † 1
Polish 0 0
Russian 0 0
Serbian 0 0
Spanish 1 1
Tagalog (Filipino) 0 ‡ 1
Turkish 0 0
Vietnamese 1 1
Other 3 3

B. General impressions

Question 14. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements regarding your current job:
  Agree % Neither agree nor disagree % Disagree % Not sure %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 0.2%, b – 0.4%, c – 0.7%, d  – 0.5%, e – 0.4%, f – 0.4%, g – 0.6%, h – 0.4%, i – 0.5%, j – 0.3%, k – 0.7%, l – 0.6%, m – 0.5%, n – 0.4%, o – 0.6%, p – 0.6%, q – 0.7%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 0.3%, b – 0.5%, c – 0.5%, d  – 0.4%, e – 0.4%, f – 0.4%, g – 0.6%, h – 0.4%, i – 0.4%, j – 0.6%, k – 0.7%, l – 0.8%, m – 0.9%, n – 0.6%, o – 0.7%, p – 0.6%, q – 1.0%.
a. I enjoy the work in my current job. ACT 80 ‡ 12 7 ‡ 0
APS 77 13 9 0
b. When needed, I am willing to put in the extra effort to get a job done. ACT 98 ‡ 1 ‡ 1 ‡ 0
APS 97 2 1 0
c. My job allows me to utilise my skills, knowledge and abilities. ACT 78 ‡ 12 ‡ 10 ‡ 0
APS 74 13 12 0
d. My work has become a fundamental part of who I am. ACT 52 28 19 0
APS 53 27 20 0
e. Overall, I am satisfied with my job. ACT 71 ‡ 15 14 ‡ 0
APS 69 16 15 0
f. My current job will help my career aspirations. ACT 54 ‡ 27 ‡ 17 ‡ 2
APS 47 30 22 1
g. My job gives me a feeling of personal accomplishment. ACT 68 ‡ 18 ‡ 14 ‡ 0
APS 65 20 15 0
h. I receive adequate recognition for my work contributions and accomplishments. ACT 59 ‡ 21 ‡ 20 ‡ 0
APS 52 23 24 0
i. I receive adequate feedback on my performance to enable me to deliver required results. ACT 63 † 20 16 0
APS 62 21 17 0
j. I am satisfied with the recognition I receive for doing a good job. ACT 58 ‡ 22 ‡ 20 ‡ 0
APS 52 24 24 0
k. I am fairly remunerated (e.g. salary, superannuation) for the work that I do. ACT 66 ‡ 15 ‡ 19 ‡ 0
APS 60 17 22 0
l. I frequently try to help others who have heavy workloads. ACT 85 ‡ 12 ‡ 3 0
APS 83 14 3 0
m. I would be more productive if there was less 'red tape' (e.g. regulatory or administrative processes). ACT 63 ‡ 26 9 1
APS 65 25 9 1
n. I volunteer to do things that are not required in order to help my agency. ACT 68 23 8 1
APS 69 23 8 1
o. I make suggestions to improve my work area. ACT 89 ‡ 9 ‡ 2 0
APS 88 10 2 0
p. I give up personal time for the sake of my work, even when I may not receive recognition for doing so. ACT 70 ‡ 16 ‡ 14 ‡ 0
APS 65 18 16 0
q. I understand my responsibilities in relation to creating and maintaining records. ACT 92 ‡ 5 ‡ 2 ‡ 1 †
APS 94 4 2 0
Question 15. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements regarding your immediate work group:
    Agree % Neither agree nor disagree % Disagree % Not sure %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 0.9%, b – 1.2%, c – 1.1%, d  – 1.0%, e – 1.1%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 0.9%, b – 1.1%, c – 1.0%, d  – 1.0%, e – 1.0%.
a. The people in my work group feel they are valued for their contribution. ACT 58 ‡ 21 ‡ 18 ‡ 4
APS 49 24 24 3
b. The people in my work group cooperate to get the job done. ACT 88 ‡ 7 ‡ 4 ‡ 1
APS 85 9 5 1
c. The people in my work group share job knowledge with each other. ACT 84 ‡ 9 6 1
APS 85 9 6 0
d. The people in my work group are honest, open and transparent in their dealings. ACT 80 ‡ 12 ‡ 7 ‡ 1
APS 77 14 8 1
e. The people in my work group resolve conflict quickly when it arises. ACT 64 21 12 3 ‡
APS 63 22 13 2
Question 16. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements regarding your immediate supervisor.
  Agree % Neither agree nor disagree % Disagree % Not sure %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 0.8%, b – 0.9%, c – 0.8%, d  – 0.9%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 0.8%, b – 0.9%, c – 0.9%, d  – 0.9%.
a. My supervisor encourages me to build the capabilities and/or skills required for new job roles. ACT 71 ‡ 16 ‡ 12 ‡ 1
APS 68 18 14 1
b. My supervisor appropriately deals with employees that perform poorly. ACT 43 28 20 ‡ 9 ‡
APS 43 28 22 8
c. My supervisor demonstrates honesty and integrity. ACT 82 ‡ 11 ‡ 6 ‡ 1
APS 79 13 8 1
d. My supervisor works effectively and sensitively with people from diverse backgrounds. ACT 76 ‡ 15 ‡ 6 3
APS 74 16 6 3
Question 17. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements regarding the senior leadership group (i.e. the Senior Executive Service [SES]) in your agency:
    Agree % Neither agree nor disagree % Disagree % Not sure %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 0.8%, b – 0.9%, c – 1.0%, d  – 0.8%, e – 0.9%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 1.2%, b – 1.4%, c – 1.5%, d  – 1.2%, e – 1.2%.
a. In my agency, the leadership is of a high quality. ACT 51 ‡ 26 ‡ 20 ‡ 2
APS 45 28 24 3
b. My agency is well managed. ACT 48 ‡ 29 21 ‡ 2
APS 42 29 26 2
c. In my agency, communication between senior leaders and other employees is effective. ACT 39 ‡ 27 31 ‡ 2
APS 35 28 35 2
d. In my agency, senior leaders engage with staff on how to respond to future challenges. ACT 43 ‡ 27 28 ‡ 2
APS 39 28 31 2
e. In my agency, the most senior leaders are sufficiently visible (e.g. can be seen in action). ACT 44 ‡ 24 30 ‡ 2
APS 40 24 34 2
Question 18. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements regarding aspects of your agency’s working environment:
    Agree % Neither agree nor disagree % Disagree % Not sure %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 0.6%, b – 0.9%, c – 1.0%, d  – 1.1%, e – 1.1%, f – 1.0%, g – 1.0%, h – 1.1%, i – 1.1%, j – 1.3%, k – 1.1%, l – 1.3%, m – 1.2%, n – 1.2%, o – 1.4%, p – 1.1%, q – 1.2%, r – 1.1%, s – 1.3%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 0.9%, b – 1.6%, c – 1.2%, d  – 1.3%, e – 1.3%, f – 1.2%, g – 1.3%, h – 1.4%, i – 1.3%, j – 1.4%, k – 1.7%, l – 1.5%, m – 1.6%, n – 1.5%, o – 1.5%, p – 1.8%, q – 1.5%, r – 1.6%, s – 1.6%.
a. My agency is a good place to work. ACT 78 ‡ 15 ‡ 7 ‡ 1
APS 75 16 8 0
b. In general, employees in my agency effectively manage conflicts of interest. ACT 62 ‡ 21 8 9 ‡
APS 66 20 8 6
c. In general, employees in my agency appropriately assess risk. ACT 61 ‡ 22 12 ‡ 6 ‡
APS 65 21 10 4
d. Employees in my agency feel they are valued for their contribution. ACT 45 ‡ 31 18 ‡ 6 ‡
APS 39 32 26 4
e. My agency places a high priority on the learning and development of employees. ACT 56 ‡ 24 18 ‡ 2 ‡
APS 51 24 24 1
f. My agency operates with a high level of integrity. ACT 73 ‡ 19 6 ‡ 2 ‡
APS 71 20 8 1
g. My agency deals with underperformance effectively. ACT 21 ‡ 31 39 9 ‡
APS 23 31 40 7
h. Working at my agency is important to the way that I think of myself as a person. ACT 47 † 29 23 1 ‡
APS 48 29 22 1
i. When someone praises the accomplishments of my agency, it feels like a personal compliment to me. ACT 42 ‡ 35 † 22 ‡ 1
APS 45 33 21 1
j. When I talk about my agency, I usually say "we" rather than "they". ACT 69 18 11 ‡ 2 †
APS 68 19 13 1
k. My agency routinely applies merit in decisions regarding engagement and promotion. ACT 51 ‡ 23 ‡ 19 ‡ 7 ‡
APS 44 24 25 6
l. My workplace provides realistic performance expectations. ACT 62 ‡ 21 16 ‡ 1
APS 58 21 20 1
m. My workplace provides opportunities to increase knowledge and/or experience in my job. ACT 70 ‡ 17 ‡ 12 ‡ 0
APS 63 19 17 1
n. My workplace provides access to effective learning and development. ACT 67 ‡ 19 13 ‡ 1
APS 61 20 19 1
o. My workplace provides good working relationships with my manager and colleagues. ACT 76 ‡ 15 ‡ 8 ‡ 1
APS 71 17 11 1
p. Overall, my agency has sound governance processes for effective decision making. ACT 56 25 14 † 5 ‡
APS 57 25 15 4
q. Change is managed well in my agency. ACT 35 † 29 32 3 ‡
APS 37 29 32 2
r. My workplace is good for my health and wellbeing. ACT 47 ‡ 32 20 ‡ 1
APS 45 31 22 1
s. Overall, I am satisfied with my agency. ACT 70 ‡ 18 ‡ 12 ‡ 1
APS 64 20 15 1
Question 19. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements:
    Agree % Neither agree nor disagree % Disagree % Not sure %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 1.1%, b – 1.2%, c – 1.2%, d  – 1.1%, e – 1.2%, f – 1.3%, g – 1.1%, h – 1.2%, i – 1.5%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 1.4%, b – 1.5%, c – 1.4%, d  – 1.4%, e – 1.4%, f – 1.5%, g – 1.5%, h – 1.4%, i – 1.6%.
a. I am proud to work in my current agency. ACT 69 ‡ 23 7 ‡ 0
APS 67 24 8 1
b. I would recommend my current agency as a good place to work. ACT 67 ‡ 20 12 ‡ 1
APS 64 21 14 1
c. I am satisfied with the opportunities for career progression in my current agency. ACT 48 ‡ 25 26 ‡ 1
APS 40 25 34 1
d. I feel a strong personal attachment to my agency. ACT 45 32 22 0
APS 46 32 22 0
e. My agency inspires me to do the best in my job. ACT 49 ‡ 34 16 ‡ 0
APS 47 33 19 0
f. My agency motivates me to help it achieve its objectives. ACT 49 ‡ 33 18 ‡ 0
APS 47 32 21 0
g. I am proud to work in the APS. ACT 74 21 5 0 ‡
APS 73 21 5 1
h. I would recommend the APS as a good place to work. ACT 83 ‡ 14 ‡ 3 ‡ 1 ‡
APS 79 15 5 1
i. I am satisfied with the opportunities for career progression in the APS. ACT 65 ‡ 21 ‡ 13 ‡ 1 ‡
APS 52 25 21 2
Question 20. If asked to choose, which would you say you primarily consider yourself to be?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 3.0% and APS-wide was 3.3%.
An APS employee 46 ‡ 44
An employee of your agency 54 ‡ 56

C. Job satisfaction

Question 21. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with each of the following workplace attributes in your current job:
  Satisfied % Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied % Dissatisfied % Not sure %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 2.5%, b – 2.5%, c – 2.5%, d  – 2.3%, e – 2.4%, f – 2.4%, g – 2.3%, h – 2.5%, i – 2.5%, j – 90.8%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 3.1%, b – 3.2%, c – 3.2%, d  – 3.1%, e – 3.1%, f – 3.1%, g – 3.1%, h – 3.1%, i – 3.2%, j – 90.3%.
a. Regular feedback/recognition for effort ACT 59 ‡ 23 ‡ 18 ‡ 0
APS 54 25 21 0
b. Chance to be innovative ACT 57 ‡ 24 ‡ 18 ‡ 1
APS 52 27 20 0
c. Opportunities to utilise my skills ACT 70 ‡ 16 ‡ 15 ‡ 0
APS 64 18 18 0
d. Opportunities to develop my skills ACT 64 ‡ 19 ‡ 16 ‡ 0
APS 57 22 20 0
e. Good working relationships ACT 84 ‡ 10 ‡ 6 ‡ 0
APS 80 13 7 0
f. Remuneration package (e.g. salary, superannuation) ACT 64 ‡ 17 ‡ 18 ‡ 1
APS 59 20 21 1
g. Interesting work provided ACT 72 ‡ 18 ‡ 10 ‡ 0
APS 66 20 14 0
h. Flexible working arrangements ACT 82 ‡ 11 7 ‡ 0
APS 80 11 9 0
i. Good manager ACT 75 ‡ 12 ‡ 12 ‡ 1
APS 72 14 13 1
j. Other ACT 17 ‡ 14 ‡ 30 ‡ 39 ‡
APS 21 20 27 32

D. Health and wellbeing

Question 22. On what basis are you employed?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 2.1% and APS-wide was 2.8%.
Full-time basis 89 ‡ 86
Part-time basis 11 ‡ 13
Casual basis 0 ‡ 1
Not sure 0 0
Question 23. How many hours are you usually expected to work in a fortnight in your current job?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'Part-time basis', 'Casual basis' or 'Not sure' to question 22 were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 1.6% and APS-wide was 1.8%.
75 hours or less 34 ‡ 43
More than 75 hours to less than 80 hours 38 ‡ 36
80 to less than 90 hours 17 ‡ 13
90 to less than 100 hours 6 ‡ 4
100 to less than 120 hours 3 ‡ 2
120 to less than 150 hours 1 ‡ 1
150 hours or more 0 ‡ 0
Not applicable (e.g. graduated return to work) 0 0
Question 24. In the last fortnight, how many hours did you work in your current job?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'Part-time basis', 'Casual basis' or 'Not sure' to question 22 were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 1.0% and APS-wide was 1.4%.
75 hours or less 28 ‡ 33
More than 75 hours to less than 80 hours 35 34
80 to less than 90 hours 20 19
90 to less than 100 hours 8 ‡ 6
100 to less than 120 hours 6 ‡ 4
120 to less than 150 hours 2 ‡ 1
150 hours or more 1 0
Not applicable (e.g. graduated return to work, on leave for whole fortnight) 2 2
Question 25. Considering your work and life priorities, how satisfied are you with the work-life balance in your current job?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 2.4% and APS-wide was 3.3%.
Satisfied 70 70
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 16 16
Dissatisfied 14 13
Question 26. In the last fortnight, how many days did you take of the following types of unplanned leave? [Please exclude annual leave, long service leave, adoption leave, purchased leave, parental leave, flex leave, jury duty, emergency services duty.]
Leave type None % One day or less % More than 1 day to 2 days % More than 2 days to 5 days % More than 5 days %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 20.3%, b – 28.6%, c – 34.8%, d  – 32.7%, e – 34.9%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 19.7%, b – 28.7%, c – 34.1%, d  – 32.3%, e – 34.3%. The response categories shown were coded from free-text responses provided for the number of days leave taken in each category.
a. Sick (due to personal illness, injury or to undergo an unplanned or planned medical procedure, whether paid or unpaid, regardless of duration) ACT 73 15 6 4 1
APS 74 15 6 4 1
b. Carer's (to provide care or support for a member of your immediate family or household, whether paid or unpaid, regardless of duration) ACT 88 8 2 1 † 0
APS 89 8 2 1 0
c. Compensation (resulting from work-related personal injury/disease and accepted by Comcare, excludes time spent on rehabilitation programs where they take place at the workplace in paid employment) ACT 100 0 0 0 0
APS 99 0 0 0 0
d. Miscellaneous/other (taken in the event of an unexpected emergency, whether paid or unpaid, regardless of duration) ACT 94 4 1 1 0 ‡
APS 95 4 1 0 0
e. Unauthorised (not supported or approved by management, whether paid or unpaid, regardless of duration) ACT 100 0 0 0 0
APS 100 0 0 0 0
Question 27. Does your agency offer health and wellbeing programs to employees on the following issues:
  Yes % No % Not sure %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 2.9%, b – 2.6%, c – 3.5%, d  – 3.6%, e – 3.6%, f – 3.2%, g – 3.4%, h – 84.7%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 3.8%, b – 3.9%, c – 4.5%, d  – 4.5%, e – 4.4%, f – 4.1%, g – 4.2%, h – 84.8%.
a. General lifestyle/health/fitness (e.g. counselling or periodic assessments) ACT 61 15 ‡ 24 ‡
APS 60 19 21
b. Ergonomics (e.g. workstation assessments) ACT 88 ‡ 3 ‡ 9
APS 84 6 9
c. Smoking ACT 25 18 ‡ 57 ‡
APS 24 27 49
d. Alcohol use ACT 12 ‡ 23 ‡ 64 ‡
APS 14 30 55
e. Diet ACT 20 ‡ 24 ‡ 56 ‡
APS 21 31 47
f. Exercise ACT 41 ‡ 19 ‡ 40 ‡
APS 39 26 34
g. Mental health ACT 43 ‡ 15 ‡ 42 ‡
APS 45 20 35
h. Other ACT 20 11 ‡ 70 ‡
APS 21 18 61
Question 28. In the last 12 months, how frequently have you accessed any available health and wellbeing programs:
  Always % Often % Sometimes % Rarely % Never % Not applicable %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 3.6%, b – 3.5%, c – 4.1%, d  – 4.1%, e – 4.0%, f – 3.5%, g – 4.0%, h – 69.9%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 4.3%, b – 4.4%, c – 4.8%, d  – 4.9%, e – 4.8%, f – 4.4%, g – 4.7%, h – 70.5%.
a. General lifestyle/health/ fitness (e.g. counselling or periodic assessments) ACT 4 ‡ 3 10 9 59 16
APS 3 3 10 9 60 16
b. Ergonomics (e.g. workstation assessments) ACT 3 3 14 ‡ 17 55 ‡ 9
APS 3 3 15 17 53 9
c. Smoking ACT 0 0 1 1 † 69 † 30 ‡
APS 0 0 1 1 70 28
d. Alcohol use ACT 0 0 0 1 ‡ 68 ‡ 30 ‡
APS 0 0 0 1 70 28
e. Diet ACT 0 1 2 2 ‡ 68 26 ‡
APS 0 1 2 2 70 25
f. Exercise ACT 2 3 6 4 64 22 †
APS 2 3 6 4 65 20
g. Mental health ACT 0 ‡ 1 3 ‡ 4 ‡ 70 23 ‡
APS 1 1 4 5 69 21
h. Other ACT 3 1 3 2 ‡ 57 ‡ 34 ‡
APS 3 1 3 2 60 31
Question 29. In the last 12 months, how effective have you found the health and wellbeing programs you have accessed:
  Highly effective % Somewhat effective % Not effective %
Note: Respondents who answered 'Never' or 'Not Applicable' to a sub-question of question 28 were not asked the relevant sub-question in question 29. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 6.9%, b – 5.5%, c – 26.6%, d  – 36.2%, e – 10.8%, f – 6.5%, g – 9.2%, h – 9.8%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 7.8%, b – 5.1%, c – 30.7%, d  – 33.2%, e – 13.1%, f – 7.3%, g – 8.4%, h – 11.9%.
a. General lifestyle/health/fitness (e.g. counselling or periodic assessments) ACT 26 65 9
APS 26 64 9
b. Ergonomics (e.g. workstation assessments) ACT 40 54 6 ‡
APS 38 55 7
c. Smoking ACT 17 68 ‡ 16 ‡
APS 15 60 25
d. Alcohol use ACT 15 70 ‡ 14 ‡
APS 16 62 23
e. Diet ACT 23 † 70 7 ‡
APS 21 69 10
f. Exercise ACT 37 59 4 ‡
APS 37 58 5
g. Mental health ACT 26 58 † 16 ‡
APS 27 62 11
h. Other ACT 63 ‡ 37 0 ‡
APS 52 40 8
Question 30. Based on your experience in your current job, please respond to the following statements:
  Always / Often % Sometimes % Rarely / Never %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 2.8%, b – 2.8%, c – 2.6%, d  – 2.8%, e – 2.6%, f – 2.6%, g – 2.8%, h – 2.7%, i – 2.9%, j – 2.8%, k – 3.4%, l – 2.8%, m – 2.9%, n – 2.8%, o – 2.8%, p – 2.9%, q – 2.8%, r – 3.1%, s – 2.7%, t – 2.8%, u – 2.8%, v – 2.7%, w – 2.7%, x – 2.7%, y – 2.8%, z – 3.0%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 3.8%, b – 3.8%, c – 3.9%, d  – 3.8%, e – 3.5%, f – 3.6%, g – 3.7%, h – 3.6%, i – 3.7%, j – 3.6%, k – 4.2%, l – 3.7%, m – 3.6%, n – 3.6%, o – 3.6%, p – 3.8%, q – 3.8%, r – 4.0%, s – 3.5%, t – 3.6%, u – 3.6%, v – 3.5%, w – 3.5%, x – 3.5%, y – 3.6%, z – 3.7%.
a. I am pressured to work long hours. ACT 14 ‡ 31 ‡ 55 ‡
APS 11 28 61
b. I have to work very fast. ACT 36 ‡ 48 ‡ 16 ‡
APS 37 45 17
c. I have to work very intensively. ACT 42 ‡ 44 ‡ 14
APS 44 41 15
d. I have unrealistic time pressures. ACT 22 36 41
APS 23 36 42
e. I can decide when to take a break. ACT 80 ‡ 16 † 4 ‡
APS 73 17 10
f. I have a say in my own work speed. ACT 57 ‡ 31 12 ‡
APS 52 31 17
g. I have a choice in deciding what I do at work. ACT 35 ‡ 40 ‡ 25 ‡
APS 32 35 33
h. I have a choice in deciding how I do my work. ACT 62 ‡ 27 11 ‡
APS 53 27 19
i. I can rely on my supervisor to help me out with a work problem. ACT 68 ‡ 21 10 ‡
APS 66 22 12
j. I can talk to my supervisor about something that has upset or annoyed me about work. ACT 63 23 14
APS 63 23 14
k. I am supported through emotionally demanding work. ACT 51 ‡ 29 20 ‡
APS 49 30 22
l. My supervisor encourages me. ACT 62 ‡ 24 ‡ 14 ‡
APS 58 27 15
m. If work gets difficult, my colleagues will help me. ACT 68 ‡ 25 † 7
APS 67 26 8
n. I get help and support I need from colleagues. ACT 70 ‡ 24 ‡ 6
APS 68 25 7
o. I get the respect I deserve from my colleagues. ACT 77 † 19 4 †
APS 75 20 5
p. My colleagues are willing to listen to my work-related problems. ACT 74 21 5
APS 73 22 5
q. There is friction or anger between colleagues. ACT 10 31 59
APS 11 31 59
r. I am subject to unkind words or behaviour. ACT 3 † 13 84
APS 4 13 83
s. I am subject to bullying at work. ACT 2 † 11 88
APS 2 11 87
t. Relationships at work are strained. ACT 6 25 68
APS 6 26 68
u. I am clear what is expected of me at work. ACT 74 ‡ 14 ‡ 12 ‡
APS 77 12 10
v. I know how to go about getting my job done. ACT 93 ‡ 7 ‡ 1
APS 94 6 1
w. I am clear what my duties and responsibilities are. ACT 85 ‡ 12 ‡ 3 ‡
APS 88 9 3
x. Staff are consulted about change at work. ACT 46 37 ‡ 17 ‡
APS 46 34 20
y. I have sufficient opportunities to question managers about change. ACT 50 ‡ 31 19 ‡
APS 47 31 22
z. When changes are made, I am clear how they will work out in practice. ACT 39 41 21
APS 38 41 21

E. Recruitment and retention

Question 31a. In the last 12 months, have you applied for a job in the APS?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 2.7% and APS-wide was 3.8%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
Yes, in my agency 41 ‡ 38
Yes, in another APS agency 20 ‡ 14
No 47 ‡ 54
Not sure 0 0
Question 31b. Based on your most recent experience in applying for a job in the APS, what was the outcome of the process?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 32i were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.1% and APS-wide was 0.2%.
I was offered the job 47 ‡ 38
I was not offered the job 29 ‡ 37
I withdrew my application 2 2
Availability of the job was withdrawn 3 2
The process is not yet complete 15 16
Other 5 4
Question 31c. Based on your most recent experience in applying for a job in the APS, approximately how long did it take from when you submitted your application to you being offered the job, or to being advised that you were not a successful applicant?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 31a or 'I withdrew my application', 'Availability of the job was withdrawn', 'The process is not yet complete', or 'Other' to question 31b were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.3% and APS-wide was 0.4%.
I was not advised (e.g. the agency where I applied had a policy of only contacting candidates who were shortlisted) 2 † 2
1 month or less 23 23
1 to less than 2 months 24 24
2 to less than 3 months 21 21
3 to less than 4 months 12 13
4 months to less than 9 months 14 14
9 months to less than 18 months 2 ‡ 3
18 months or more 0 0
Question 31d. Based on your most recent experience in applying for a job in the APS, please rate your level of agreement with the following statements:
  Agree % Neither agree nor disagree % Disagree % Not applicable %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 31a or 'I withdrew my application', 'Availability of the job was withdrawn', 'The process is not yet complete', or 'Other' to question 31b were not asked this question. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: i – 0.4%, ii – 0.5%, iii – 0.4%, iv – 0.4%, v – 0.2%, vi – 0.5%, vii – 0.5%, viii – 0.7%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: i – 0.6%, ii – 0.6%, iii – 0.5%, iv – 0.6%, v – 0.4%, vi – 0.6%, vii – 0.6%, viii – 0.7%.
i. I found the process overly demanding. ACT 35 ‡ 28 ‡ 36 ‡ 0
APS 41 26 33 0
ii. I found the process difficult to understand. ACT 15 ‡ 25 60 ‡ 0
APS 19 25 56 0
iii. I thought the process took far too long to complete. ACT 49 ‡ 19 31 ‡ 1
APS 53 19 28 1
iv. I believe that the process was transparent. ACT 46 ‡ 28 24 ‡ 1 ‡
APS 43 27 29 1
v. I believe that the process was conducted efficiently (e.g. streamlined processes). ACT 45 ‡ 30 † 25 ‡ 1 †
APS 39 31 29 1
vi. I believe that the process was fair. ACT 58 ‡ 26 15 ‡ 1
APS 50 28 21 1
vii. I was provided adequate opportunity to seek feedback on my application, interview and/or other selection method used. ACT 55 ‡ 20 20 ‡ 5 ‡
APS 52 21 24 4
viii. I was left with a positive impression of the agency following the selection process. ACT 48 ‡ 28 ‡ 22 ‡ 2 ‡
APS 41 30 28 1
Question 34. Do you intend to leave your agency in the next two years?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 2.9% and APS-wide was 4.2%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
Yes, to retire 5 5
Yes, to pursue a job in another APS agency 23 ‡ 17
Yes, to pursue a job outside the APS 9 9
Yes, to study 1 0
Yes, other 4 5
No 35 ‡ 42
Not sure 27 ‡ 25
Question 35. Please rate the importance of each of the following in making your decision to leave your agency in the next two years:
  Very important % Somewhat important % Not important % Not sure % Not applicable %
Note: Respondents who answered 'Yes, to retire', 'Yes, to study', 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 34 were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 2.4%, b – 2.4%, c – 2.0%, d  – 2.1%, e – 1.8%, f – 1.6%, g – 2.0%, h – 1.8%, i – 1.9%, j – 1.8%, k – 81.6%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 3.1%, b – 2.6%, c – 2.1%, d  – 2.3%, e – 2.1%, f – 1.7%, g – 2.0%, h – 1.9%, i – 2.1%, j – 2.2%, k – 82.2%.
a. My desire to relocate ACT 19 ‡ 21 40 3 17 ‡
APS 17 19 41 2 20
b. My desire to gain further experience ACT 53 ‡ 33 8 ‡ 1 ‡ 5
APS 50 33 11 1 6
c. My desire to try a different type of work or seeking a career change ACT 41 35 16 1 6
APS 43 35 16 1 6
d. My interests do not match the responsibilities of my current job ACT 27 ‡ 30 24 2 † 18
APS 29 29 23 2 18
e. The lack of opportunity to work on innovative or 'leading edge' projects in my current job ACT 27 ‡ 29 25 ‡ 2 ‡ 16 ‡
APS 33 29 23 1 14
f. The lack of future career opportunities in my current agency ACT 45 ‡ 25 16 ‡ 2 ‡ 12 ‡
APS 54 24 13 1 9
g. The lack of recognition in my current agency for doing a good job ACT 29 ‡ 30 23 ‡ 2 ‡ 16 ‡
APS 32 31 22 1 14
h. Promotions in my current agency are generally not based on fair and transparent recruitment processes ACT 23 ‡ 21 23 ‡ 8 ‡ 25 ‡
APS 30 22 20 7 21
i. Senior leadership in my current agency is of a poor quality ACT 27 ‡ 26 22 ‡ 4 20 ‡
APS 32 26 21 4 18
j. My current remuneration package ACT 27 ‡ 30 30 1 13 ‡
APS 29 31 28 1 11
k. Other ACT 34 ‡ 3 ‡ 4 ‡ 4 ‡ 56 ‡
APS 38 3 4 5 50
Question 36a. If you are intending to leave the APS, would you consider returning to work in the APS in the future?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 34 were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 2.1% and APS-wide was 1.7%.
Yes 43 43
No 5 ‡ 8
Not sure 18 ‡ 21
Not applicable – I do not intend to leave the APS in the next two years 34 ‡ 28
Question 37. Have you been at your current substantive classification level for at least five years?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 3.0% and APS-wide was 4.0%.
Yes 36 ‡ 45
No 64 ‡ 54
Not sure 1 † 1
Question 38. How has the work at your current classification level over the last five years or more changed in relation to your:
  Increased % Neither increased nor decreased % Decreased % Not sure %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 37 were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 0.4%, b – 0.6%, c – 0.5%, d  – 0.6%, e – 0.6%, f – 0.8%, g – 0.6%, h – 0.5%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 1.1%, b – 1.5%, c – 1.2%, d  – 1.7%, e – 1.3%, f – 1.3%, g – 1.0%, h – 1.0%.
a. Responsibility for managing staff? ACT 35 ‡ 44 ‡ 19 ‡ 3 ‡
APS 31 49 14 6
b. Level of financial delegation? ACT 22 ‡ 57 ‡ 14 ‡ 7 ‡
APS 19 60 11 10
c. Size of budget? ACT 23 ‡ 48 ‡ 18 11 ‡
APS 17 52 17 15
d. Responsibility for managing sensitive stakeholder relationships? ACT 47 ‡ 36 ‡ 13 ‡ 4 ‡
APS 38 45 10 8
e. Requirement to deal with a complex working environment? ACT 64 ‡ 26 ‡ 8 ‡ 2 ‡
APS 61 29 7 4
f. Level of autonomy or independence? ACT 45 ‡ 34 ‡ 19 † 2 ‡
APS 39 37 21 4
g. Job requirements in terms of skills, knowledge or qualifications? ACT 56 † 34 ‡ 8 1 ‡
APS 58 32 8 2
h. Workload (e.g. the number or size of tasks to be completed within a given timeframe)? ACT 68 ‡ 23 8 ‡ 1 ‡
APS 70 22 6 2

F. APS Values and Code of conduct

Question 39. Based on your experience in the workplace, how frequently:
    Always / Often % Sometimes % Rarely / Never % Not sure %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 3.7%, b – 3.8%, c – 3.8%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 4.8%, b – 4.8%, c – 5.2%.
a. Do colleagues in your immediate work group act in accordance with the APS Values in their everyday work? ACT 91 7 1 1
APS 90 7 1 1
b. Does your supervisor act in accordance with the APS Values in his or her everyday work? ACT 89 7 2 2
APS 89 7 2 2
c. Do senior leaders (i.e. the SES) in your agency act in accordance with the APS Values? ACT 72 ‡ 11 2 ‡ 15 ‡
APS 70 10 3 17
Question 40a. In the last 12 months, did you witness another APS employee engaging in behaviour you saw as serious breach(es) of the Code of Conduct? (e.g. fraud, theft, misusing clients’ personal information, sexual harassment, leaking classified documentation.)
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 3.6% and APS-wide was 4.6%.
Yes 15 15
No 81 82
Not sure 4 4
Question 40b. What type of serious misconduct did you witness?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 40a were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.3% and APS-wide was 0.8%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
Access to and misuse of clients' personal information 6 ‡ 9
Leaking of information (other than misuse of clients' personal information) 6 ‡ 7
Improper use of Commonwealth resources (e.g. internet, email, vehicles) 25 ‡ 30
Wastage of public funds (other than improper use of Commonwealth resources) 17 † 16
Harassment or bullying 77 74
Creation of danger to health, safety or the environment (other than harassment/bullying) 5 ‡ 5
Conflict of interest – in procurement 8 ‡ 6
Conflict of interest – in program management 3 3
Conflict of interest – in a regulatory or investigatory role 2 ‡ 3
Conflict of interest – other 6 6
Theft or fraud 8 ‡ 10
Improper acceptance of gifts or benefits 3 † 4
Other 12 12
Question 40c. Did you report the serious misconduct?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 40a were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.1% and APS-wide was 0.1%.
Yes 45 45
No 55 55
Question 40d. Why did you not report the serious misconduct?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 40a or 'Yes' to question 40c were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.2% and APS-wide was 1.0%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
I did not want to upset relationships in the workplace 25 25
It is not my responsibility to report the misconduct 6 6
It could affect my career 39 ‡ 34
I did not think any action would be taken 49 50
The matter(s) were resolved informally 14 ‡ 13
I did not think the misconduct was serious enough 9 ‡ 8
Other 39 39
Question 40e. When you reported the serious misconduct, how satisfied were you with the outcome(s)?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 40a or 'No' to question 40c were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.0% and APS-wide was 0.4%.
Satisfied 21 ‡ 24
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 15 ‡ 12
Dissatisfied 61 58
Not applicable – outcome pending 3 ‡ 5
Question 40f. Why were you dissatisfied with the outcome(s) of reporting the serious misconduct?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 40a, 'No' to question 40c or 'Very satisfied', 'Satisfied', 'Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied' or 'Not applicable – outcome pending' to question 40e were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.0% and APS-wide was 0.3%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
My agency was slow to take action 21 † 23
My agency did not take any effective action 66 65
The employee continued to breach the Code 46 49
The employee was transferred or promoted within my agency 18 ‡ 16
The employee resigned and went to another agency before the breach investigation was finalised 5 5
The managers accepted the behaviour 48 49
My career has been negatively affected 24 26
My working relationships have been negatively affected 31 ‡ 37
I was not informed of the outcome 12 ‡ 17
Other 17 ‡ 15
Question 41a. During the last 12 months, have you been subjected to harassment or bullying in your workplace?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 3.7% and APS-wide was 4.7%.
Yes 18 18
No 79 79
Not sure 3 3
Question 41b. Did you report the harassment or bullying?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 41a were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.0% and APS-wide was 0.0%.
Yes 39 39
No 61 61
Question 41c. Why did you not report the harassment or bullying?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 41a or 'Yes' to question 41b were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.6% and APS-wide was 0.5%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
I did not want to upset relationships in the workplace 37 39
I did not have enough evidence 20 20
It could affect my career 41 42
I did not think any action would be taken 48 50
The matter was resolved informally 9 ‡ 11
I did not think the harassment or bullying was serious enough 26 ‡ 21
Managers accepted the behaviour 33 32
I did not think it was worth the hassle of going through the report process 31 32
Other 26 ‡ 23
Question 41d. Was action taken as a result of your report of the harassment or bullying?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 41a or 'No' to question 41b were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.4% and APS-wide was 0.2%.
Yes, fully 11 11
Yes, to some extent 49 49
No 32 31
Not sure 7 ‡ 9
Question 41e. How satisfied were you with the action taken against the harassment or bullying?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 41a, 'No' to question 41b or 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 41d were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.0% and APS-wide was 0.0%.
Satisfied 33 34
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 18 19
Dissatisfied 47 44
Not applicable – outcome pending 2 ‡ 3
Question 41f. Why were you dissatisfied with the outcome(s) of reporting the harassment or bullying?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 41a, 'No' to question 41b, 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 41d, or 'Very satisfied', 'Satisfied', 'Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied' or 'Not applicable – outcome pending' to question 41e were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 1.4% and APS-wide was 0.6%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
My agency was slow to take action 27 24
My agency did not take any effective action 52 53
The employee continued to harass or bully others 56 53
The employee was transferred or promoted within my agency 21 ‡ 16
The managers accepted the behaviour 54 49
My career has been negatively affected 35 33
I was not informed of the outcome 14 ‡ 18
Other 27 25

G. Individual performance

Question 42. Do you have a documented performance plan for your current job?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 4.2% and APS-wide was 5.2%.
Yes 86 86
No 14 14
Question 43a. Have you received formal individual performance feedback in your current agency in the last 12 months?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 3.9% and APS-wide was 4.9%.
Yes 87 88
No 13 12
Question 43b. From which sources did you receive formal individual performance feedback in the last 12 months?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' to question 43a were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.3% and APS-wide was 0.5%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
Someone more senior (other than your supervisor) 18 ‡ 16
Your supervisor 97 97
Co-worker 9 ‡ 8
Someone more junior than you 6 ‡ 4
Client 3 3
Consultant/service provider 1 ‡ 1
Representative of another APS agency 1 1
Minister or ministerial adviser 1 ‡ 0
Other 1 † 1
Question 43c. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements:
    Agree % Neither agree nor disagree % Disagree % Not sure %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' to question 43a were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: i – 0.5%, ii – 0.4%, iii – 0.6%, iv – 0.5%, v – 0.6%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: i – 0.6%, ii – 0.7%, iii – 0.8%, iv – 0.7%, v – 1.0%.
i. The way in which the performance feedback session was conducted provided me with the assistance/guidance I needed. ACT 69 ‡ 19 ‡ 11 0
APS 67 21 12 0
ii. My most recent performance review will help me improve my performance. ACT 54 ‡ 31 ‡ 15 1
APS 50 34 15 1
iii. My learning and development needs were adequately considered as part of the performance feedback discussion. ACT 67 ‡ 20 ‡ 13 ‡ 0
APS 64 22 14 0
iv. My performance feedback discussion included how my performance aligns with the APS Values and Code of Conduct. ACT 55 ‡ 22 21 ‡ 1
APS 60 22 17 2
v. My performance feedback discussion included how my performance aligns with business outcomes. ACT 67 † 18 13 ‡ 1
APS 69 19 11 1
Question 44. Please respond to the following statements regarding your general work performance in your current job:
  Always / Often % Sometimes % Rarely / Never % Not sure % Not applicable %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 4.4%, b – 4.5%, c – 4.5%, d  – 4.7%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 5.6%, b – 5.6%, c – 5.6%, d  – 5.7%.
a. I complete my assigned duties. ACT 99 1 ‡ 0 0 0
APS 99 1 0 0 0
b. I fulfil the responsibilities set out in my performance plan. ACT 92 † 1 0 1 5 ‡
APS 93 1 0 1 4
c. I perform the tasks that are expected of me. ACT 99 0 † 0 0 0
APS 99 1 0 0 0
d. I meet the formal performance requirements of my job. ACT 97 1 ‡ 0 1 2 ‡
APS 97 1 0 1 1
Question 45. In the last fortnight, please rate your overall job performance (for the days that you worked) on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means the worst performance anyone could have at your job and 10 means the performance of a top worker.
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 4.7% and APS-wide was 5.8%.
1 = Worst performance 0 0
2 0 0
3 1 0
4 0 0
5 2 2
6 4 3
7 14 13
8 41 ‡ 39
9 25 26
10 = Top performance 12 ‡ 14
Not Applicable (e.g. on leave for whole fortnight, on graduated return to work) 2 2

H. Learning and development

Question 46a. In the last 12 months, have your learning and development needs been identified and agreed to with your manager?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 4.5% and APS-wide was 5.7%.
Yes, fully identified 49 † 48
Yes, to some extent 35 35
No 14 † 15
Not sure 2 ‡ 3
Question 47a. Based on your experience in the workplace, please rate your level of satisfaction with:
  Satisfied % Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied % Dissatisfied % Not applicable %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: i – 4.8%, ii – 5.0%, iii – 5.1%, iv – 5.1%, v – 5.1%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: i – 6.1%, ii – 6.2%, iii – 6.2%, iv – 6.2%, v – 6.3%. For sub-question 'ii', off-the-job activities can include seminars, conferences, classroom training courses, leadership programs, academic study or formal in-house programs.
i. ...your own access to learning and development opportunities in your agency? ACT 63 ‡ 22 ‡ 13 ‡ 1
APS 58 23 17 1
ii. ...the quality of formal training and education courses (off-the-job) in your agency? ACT 58 ‡ 25 13 ‡ 5
APS 51 25 19 5
iii. ...the quality of informal, on-the-job training in your agency? ACT 56 ‡ 25 ‡ 16 ‡ 3 †
APS 52 27 17 3
iv. ...the quality of coaching or mentoring in your agency? ACT 40 ‡ 30 23 7 ‡
APS 42 29 23 6
v. ...the quality of e-learning in your agency? ACT 37 ‡ 34 ‡ 17 12 ‡
APS 44 31 18 7
Question 48. How would you rate the overall effectiveness of the learning and development you have received in the last 12 months (in your current agency only) in helping you improve your performance?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 4.5% and APS-wide was 5.7%.
High 33 ‡ 30
Moderate 39 41
Low 17 ‡ 21
Not sure 1 2
Not applicable 9 ‡ 6
Question 49. How much time did you spend in learning and development activities off-the-job during the last 12 months? [Off-the-job activities can include seminars, conferences, classroom training courses, leadership programs, academic study, formal in-house programs and online training.]
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 4.2% and APS-wide was 5.6%.
No time 18 18
1 to 2 days (include part day) 28 ‡ 26
3 to 5 days 28 27
6 to 10 days 13 14
More than 10 days 11 11
Not sure 2 ‡ 4

I. Leadership

Question 50. What is your immediate supervisor’s current classification level? [If they are acting or temporarily performing at that level, please record their acting level.]
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 4.9% and APS-wide was 6.8%.
APS 1 – 4 (or equivalent) 1 ‡ 4
APS 5 – 6 (or equivalent) 8 ‡ 30
Executive Level 1 (or equivalent) 33 ‡ 28
Executive Level 2 (or equivalent) 38 ‡ 26
Senior Executive Service (or equivalent) 20 ‡ 11
Question 51. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with your immediate supervisor’s actions in the following areas:
Your immediate supervisor:   Satisfied % Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied % Dissatisfied % Not sure % Not applicable %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 4.8%, b – 4.9%, c – 4.9%, d  – 5.1%, e – 5.1%, f – 85.2%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 6.6%, b – 6.7%, c – 6.6%, d  – 6.8%, e – 6.8%, f – 85.8%.
a. Achieves results (understands how to achieve results and motivates people to deliver them) ACT 79 ‡ 11 ‡ 9 1 0
APS 75 14 10 2 0
b. Cultivates productive working relationships(builds a range of working relationships and enables others to manage these relationships) ACT 75 ‡ 12 ‡ 12 1 0
APS 72 14 12 1 0
c. Exemplifies personal drive and integrity (acts in accordance with the APS Values and demonstrates fairness) ACT 79 ‡ 12 ‡ 8 ‡ 1 0
APS 76 13 9 1 0
d. Shapes strategic thinking (takes a whole-of-government view in shaping agency’s vision and goals) ACT 72 ‡ 16 ‡ 9 † 3 ‡ 1
APS 67 19 10 3 1
e. Communicates with influence (communicates clearly and confidently and is an interested listener) ACT 72 ‡ 14 ‡ 12 1 0
APS 70 16 13 1 0
f. Other ACT 17 7 ‡ 8 4 63
APS 18 9 7 5 61
Question 52. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with your immediate supervisor’s knowledge of the following areas:
  Satisfied % Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied % Dissatisfied % Not sure % Not applicable %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 5.0%, b – 5.1%, c – 5.2%, d  – 5.3%, e – 5.2%, f – 5.2%, g – 5.2%, h – 5.2%, i – 5.3%, j – 5.3%, k – 5.4%, l – 5.3%, m – 5.5%, n – 5.4%, o – 85.2%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 6.8%, b – 6.9%, c – 7.0%, d  – 7.0%, e – 7.0%, f – 7.0%, g – 7.0%, h – 6.9%, i – 7.1%, j – 7.1%, k – 7.1%, l – 7.1%, m – 7.3%, n – 7.1%, o – 85.2%.
a. Policy analysis (uses problem solving and analysis to make policy decisions) ACT 74 ‡ 12 ‡ 5 ‡ 5 5 ‡
APS 71 14 6 6 4
b. Service delivery (leads delivery of customer- focused service) ACT 77 † 11 ‡ 6 3 3 ‡
APS 76 13 6 3 2
c. Strategic management (scans environment to better match agency and strategic priorities) ACT 72 ‡ 15 ‡ 7 4 ‡ 1 ‡
APS 68 17 8 6 2
d. Program management (leads team to achieve outcomes) ACT 72 13 ‡ 9 3 3 ‡
APS 71 15 10 3 2
e. Risk management (considers risks and effectively manages them) ACT 72 † 15 † 7 4 1
APS 71 16 8 4 1
f. General analysis (gathers information and uses it to make decisions) ACT 82 ‡ 10 ‡ 5 ‡ 2 ‡ 0
APS 78 13 6 3 0
g. People management (builds effective and diverse teams to meet agency’s vision and goals) ACT 68 ‡ 14 † 15 2 1
APS 66 15 16 2 1
h. Change management (motivates and leads people from current state to desired future state) ACT 63 19 13 4 1
APS 62 19 13 4 1
i. Technology (encourages innovation in using technology to achieve outcomes and goals) ACT 66 21 7 4 3
APS 64 22 8 4 2
j. Financial/value management (leads development of creative solutions that provide value for money and comply with procurement guidelines) ACT 64 ‡ 18 ‡ 5 7 ‡ 6
APS 60 20 5 8 7
k. Business case (leads development of business cases that meet agency and stakeholder requirements) ACT 64 ‡ 17 ‡ 5 8 ‡ 6
APS 61 18 5 10 6
l. Public service craft (understands processes for achieving outcomes within the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy) ACT 63 ‡ 14 ‡ 3 ‡ 14 ‡ 6 ‡
APS 55 17 4 17 8
m. Government savvy (understands political context) ACT 73 ‡ 13 ‡ 3 ‡ 8 ‡ 3 ‡
APS 65 16 4 10 4
n. Specialised (uses and develops others’ professional expertise to make sound decisions) ACT 71 ‡ 15 ‡ 6 5 ‡ 2 ‡
APS 66 17 7 8 2
o. Other ACT 13 ‡ 9 ‡ 2 ‡ 8 68 ‡
APS 15 11 3 8 63
Question 53. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the following personal attributes of your immediate supervisor:
  Satisfied % Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied % Dissatisfied % Not sure %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 5.2%, b – 5.4%, c – 5.5%, d  – 5.4%, e – 5.5%, f – 5.4%, g – 5.6%, h – 5.3%, i – 5.5%, j – 5.6%, k – 5.3%, l – 5.4%, m – 5.6%, n – 86.4%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 7.0%, b – 7.1%, c – 7.2%, d  – 7.2%, e – 7.3%, f – 7.3%, g – 7.4%, h – 7.2%, i – 7.3%, j – 7.6%, k – 7.3%, l – 7.3%, m – 7.4%, n – 86.6%.
a. Authentic (is genuine and shows consistency between words and actions) ACT 80 ‡ 10 ‡ 9 ‡ 2
APS 76 11 11 2
b. Agile/adaptable (comfortably adapts in response to the changing environment) ACT 77 ‡ 13 † 8 2
APS 75 14 8 2
c. Empathetic (is sensitive to others’ thoughts and feelings) ACT 74 13 12 2
APS 73 14 12 2
d. Resilient (quickly bounces back from setbacks and perseveres when the ‘going gets tough’) ACT 79 ‡ 12 ‡ 6 4
APS 77 13 6 4
e. Self-aware (is aware of own strengths and development needs) ACT 71 ‡ 14 † 11 5 †
APS 69 15 10 6
f. Self-regulating (manages own emotional reactions to stay composed and positive) ACT 77 ‡ 12 ‡ 9 2 ‡
APS 74 14 9 3
g. Self-motivated (strives to improve, sets challenging goals and is ready to act on opportunities) ACT 81 ‡ 11 ‡ 6 † 3 †
APS 78 13 6 3
h. Socially aware (is interested in others’ views and concerns, including those from diverse backgrounds) ACT 75 † 13 † 9 3
APS 73 14 10 3
i. Socially skilled (is effective at give and take, and skilled at persuasion where necessary) ACT 74 ‡ 13 ‡ 10 3
APS 72 15 11 3
j. Situationally aware (accurately reads environment and knows what shapes views and actions of stakeholders) ACT 76 ‡ 13 ‡ 8 4 ‡
APS 72 15 8 5
k. Has willingness/passion/conviction (has courage to stand by decisions and delivers on commitments) ACT 80 ‡ 11 ‡ 6 ‡ 3
APS 76 14 7 3
l. Is a steward (encourages a shared responsibility to protect, develop and guide the agency) ACT 72 ‡ 16 † 6 ‡ 5 †
APS 69 17 7 6
m. Ethical (acts, and encourages employees to act, in accordance with the APS Values) ACT 84 ‡ 9 ‡ 4 2
APS 82 11 5 2
n. Other ACT 14 ‡ 10 ‡ 3 73 †
APS 16 12 3 68
Question 54. (APS/EL respondents only) Overall, do you view the SES leaders in your agency as part of a broader APS-wide leadership cadre/group?
ACT % APS %
Note: SES respondents were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 6.3% and APS-wide was 9.1%.
Yes, definitely 19 18
Yes, somewhat 41 ‡ 38
No 26 25
Not sure 14 ‡ 19
Question 55. (SES respondents only) Overall, in your view, do you see yourself as part of a broader APS-wide leadership cadre/group?
ACT % APS %
Note: APS and EL respondents were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 6.8% and APS-wide was 6.7%.
Yes, definitely 47 45
Yes, somewhat 42 41
No 11 14
Not sure 0 0
Question 56a. (EL2/SES respondents only) Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements.
  Agree % Neither agree nor disagree % Disagree % Not applicable %
Note: APS and EL1 respondents were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: i – 5.1%, ii – 5.0%, iii – 5.5%, iv – 4.9%, v – 5.4%, vi – 5.1%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: i – 5.1%, ii – 5.0%, iii – 5.4%, iv – 4.9%, v – 5.3%, vi – 5.1%.
i. I am actively engaged in the leadership of my agency. ACT 61 20 18 1
APS 61 19 19 1
ii. I feel confident that I have the leadership skills to do my job effectively. ACT 88 9 3 0
APS 88 9 3 0
iii. Senior leaders (i.e. the SES) in my agency encourage innovation and creativity. ACT 54 25 21 0
APS 52 26 21 0
iv. Senior leaders (i.e. the SES) in my agency are personally active in efforts to improve equality and diversity in employment. ACT 47 35 16 2 †
APS 47 35 17 1
v. Senior leaders (i.e. the SES) in my agency give their time to identify and develop talented people. ACT 47 30 23 1
APS 44 30 24 1
vi. Senior leaders (i.e. the SES) in my agency work collaboratively with people from other agencies. ACT 65 † 25 † 9 1 ‡
APS 62 27 9 1

J. APS OCCUPATIONS

Question 57a. (APS respondents only) Which one of the following best describes your current occupation, taking into account your type of work and your agency's role?
ACT % APS %
Note: EL and SES respondents were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 5.5% and APS-wide was 7.3%.
Accounting/finance (e.g. accounts processing, budgeting, financial reporting) 6 ‡ 4
Administration (e.g. accommodation, travel, executive assistant, governance, grant management, logistics, ministerial, program implementation, project management, property management, other corporate services, direct managers of these functions) 26 ‡ 18
Audit (e.g. internal/external auditor) 1 ‡ 4
Communications/marketing/engagement (e.g. advertising, branding, communications, graphic design, media, editing, publishing, public relations, relationship manager, stakeholder engagement) 5 ‡ 2
Human resources (e.g. payroll, recruitment, worker’s compensation, workplace relations) 6 ‡ 3
Information and communications technology (e.g. quality assurance, testing, helpdesk/support) 11 ‡ 6
Information, data or knowledge management (e.g. archivist, gallery/museum curator, historian, librarian, records manager, data analyst) 8 ‡ 4
Intelligence/national security (e.g. contingency planning, information security, intelligence analysis/assessment, personnel security, security adviser) 3 ‡ 2
Legal (e.g. law interpretation, litigation, paralegal, privacy, prosecution, Freedom of Information) 2 3
Policy or research (e.g. policy analysis, policy planning, policy development, research) 13 ‡ 5
Procurement or contracting (e.g. purchasing, contracting) 3 ‡ 2
Other professional (not otherwise covered in other occupational groups e.g. economist, engineer, scientist, valuer) 3 3
Regulatory/investigation/compliance (e.g. border security, Customs, compliance, enforcement, investigation) 3 ‡ 9
Service delivery (e.g. call centre, client contact, client claims processing, customer service, direct managers of these functions) 5 ‡ 27
Technical or trades (e.g. mechanic, security guard, technician, trade worker) 1 ‡ 2
Other 4 ‡ 5
Question 57b. (APS respondents only) Which one of the following best describes your accounting/finance occupation?
ACT % APS %
Note: Only APS respondents who selected the 'Accounting/finance' option in question 57a were asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.0% and APS-wide was 0.1%.
Accounts processing 12 ‡ 22
Budgeting 20 ‡ 12
Financial accounting or reporting 28 ‡ 23
Finance analyst 5 ‡ 3
General finance 17 ‡ 15
Management accounting 5 ‡ 4
Performance/output reporting 2 † 2
Tax accounting 3 ‡ 9
Manager 3 ‡ 2
Other 5 ‡ 9
Question 57c. (APS respondents only) Which one of the following best describes your human resources occupation?
ACT % APS %
Note: Only APS respondents who selected the 'Human resources' option in question 57a were asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.8% and APS-wide was 0.4%.
Human resources generalist 17 ‡ 15
Learning and development 8 ‡ 10
Occupational health and safety 5 ‡ 7
Payroll 24 25
Performance management 5 ‡ 3
Recruitment 12 12
Talent management 1 ‡ 0
Worker's compensation 3 ‡ 4
Workforce planning 3 ‡ 4
Workplace relations 13 ‡ 9
Manager 0 ‡ 1
Other 9 ‡ 10
Question 57d. (APS respondents only) Which one of the following best describes your information and communications technology occupation?
ACT % APS %
Note: Only APS respondents who selected the 'Information and communications technology' option in question 57a were asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.0% and APS-wide was 0.1%.
Business process analysis/design 12 ‡ 13
Databases 5 ‡ 3
Development and programming 15 ‡ 13
Helpdesk/support 13 ‡ 17
Information/knowledge management 2 ‡ 3
Infrastructure and facilities 8 ‡ 5
Networks and telecommunications 4 ‡ 3
Procurement and vendor relations 0 ‡ 0
Program-project management 3 † 4
Quality assurance 2 ‡ 2
Security 2 2
Service management 4 4
Strategic leadership 0 ‡ 1
Systems administration 8 † 8
Systems analysis/design 7 ‡ 5
Systems integration and deployment 2 2
Testing 9 ‡ 12
Training and development 1 ‡ 3
Web and multimedia content development 3 ‡ 2
Question 57e. (APS respondents only) Which one of the following best describes your other professional occupation?
ACT % APS %
Note: Only APS respondents who selected the 'Other professional' option in question 57a were asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.0% and APS-wide was 1.8%.
Actuary 0 0
Economist 8 ‡ 3
Education and training professional 3 ‡ 5
Engineer 21 ‡ 26
Health professional 2 ‡ 7
Mathematician (excluding statistician) 0 0
Patents examiner 9 ‡ 3
Scientist 18 ‡ 25
Statistician 14 ‡ 8
Valuer 0 ‡ 1
Veterinary scientist 3 ‡ 2
Other 23 ‡ 20
Question 57f. (EL respondents only) Which one of the following best describes your current occupation, taking into account your type of work and your agency's role?
ACT % APS %
Note: APS and SES respondents were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 4.4% and APS-wide was 4.5%.
Accounting/finance (e.g. accounts processing, budgeting, financial reporting) 7 ‡ 5
Administration (e.g. accommodation, travel, executive assistant, governance, grant management, logistics, ministerial, program implementation, project management, property management, other corporate services, direct managers of these functions) 8 7
Audit (e.g. internal/external auditor) 2 ‡ 4
Communications/marketing/engagement (e.g. advertising, branding, communications, graphic design, media, editing, publishing, public relations, relationship manager, stakeholder engagement) 4 4
Generalist manager (specialist managers such as information and communications technology, policy or human resources managers should instead select the relevant occupational group) 4 ‡ 5
Human resources (e.g. payroll, recruitment, worker’s compensation, workplace relations) 4 4
Information and communications technology (e.g. quality assurance, testing, helpdesk/support) 13 ‡ 9
Information, data or knowledge management (e.g. archivist, gallery/museum curator, historian, librarian, records manager, data analyst) 5 4
Intelligence/national security (e.g. contingency planning, information security, intelligence analysis/assessment, personnel security, security adviser) 3 3
Legal (e.g. law interpretation, litigation, paralegal, privacy, prosecution, Freedom of Information) 3 ‡ 5
Policy or research (e.g. policy analysis, policy planning, policy development, research) 21 ‡ 15
Procurement or contracting (e.g. purchasing, contracting) 2 2
Other professional (not otherwise covered in other occupational groups e.g. economist, engineer, scientist, valuer) 5 ‡ 8
Project management 8 8
Regulatory/investigation/compliance (e.g. border security, Customs, compliance, enforcement, investigation) 3 ‡ 5
Service delivery (e.g. call centre, client contact, client claims processing, customer service, direct managers of these functions) 2 ‡ 4
Technical or trades (e.g. mechanic, security guard, technician, trade worker) 0 0
Other 6 6
Question 57g. (EL respondents only) Which one of the following best describes your accounting/finance occupation?
ACT % APS %
Note: Only EL respondents who selected the 'Accounting/finance' option in question 57f were asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.0% and APS-wide was 0.0%.
Accounts processing 2 2
Budgeting 26 ‡ 23
Financial accounting or reporting 16 ‡ 14
Finance analyst 5 5
General finance 6 5
Management accounting 21 21
Performance/output reporting 2 ‡ 3
Tax accounting 2 ‡ 6
Manager 15 16
Other 6 ‡ 5
Question 57h. (EL respondents only) Which one of the following best describes your human resources occupation?
ACT % APS %
Note: Only EL respondents who selected the 'Human resources' option in question 57f were asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 3.8% and APS-wide was 2.6%.
Human resources generalist 24 23
Learning and development 9 10
Occupational health and safety 5 5
Payroll 3 ‡ 2
Performance management 7 † 6
Recruitment 6 † 8
Talent management 1 0
Worker's compensation 3 ‡ 4
Workforce planning 9 † 8
Workplace relations 14 † 13
Manager 14 16
Other 5 5
Question 57i. (EL respondents only) Which one of the following best describes your information and communications technology occupation?
ACT % APS %
Note: Only EL respondents who selected the 'Information and communications technology' option in question 57f were asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 1.0% and APS-wide was 0.8%.
Business process analysis/design 11 11
Databases 3 2
Development and programming 21 20
Helpdesk/support 4 4
Information/knowledge management 5 4
Infrastructure and facilities 4 ‡ 5
Networks and telecommunications 4 4
Procurement and vendor relations 1 1
Program-project management 9 ‡ 8
Quality assurance 3 3
Security 3 3
Service management 9 8
Strategic leadership 4 3
Systems administration 7 7
Systems analysis/design 7 ‡ 9
Systems integration and deployment 2 ‡ 3
Testing 2 ‡ 2
Training and development 1 1
Web and multimedia content development 1 1
Question 57j. (EL respondents only) Which one of the following best describes your other professional occupation?
ACT % APS %
Note: Only EL respondents who selected the 'Other professional' option in question 57f were asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 2.2% and APS-wide was 0.8%.
Actuary 0 0
Economist 6 ‡ 3
Education and training professional 7 ‡ 3
Engineer 22 23
Health professional 3 ‡ 6
Mathematician (excluding statistician) 1 ‡ 1
Patents examiner 4 ‡ 2
Scientist 24 ‡ 35
Statistician 15 ‡ 5
Valuer 0 0
Veterinary scientist 3 ‡ 1
Other 16 ‡ 20
Question 57k. (SES Band 1 respondents only) Which one of the following best describes the main type of work you are currently responsible for?
ACT % APS %
Note: APS, EL and SES Band 2 and 3 respondents were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 4.8% and APS-wide was 3.9%.
Delivery (The most significant contribution of the delivery role relates to outcome delivery and/or effective resource management. This may include development of delivery responses for policy objectives. Delivery roles are accountable for a measurable impact on the agency or APS as a whole (e.g. achievement of objectives through the management of financial, human and physical resources). This may be directed to an ongoing delivery program, integration of multiple programs for delivery or to a finite government initiative.) 37 38
Public policy and program design (The most significant contribution of the public policy and program design job role relates to the provision of policy advice, reflecting research and analysis of financial and other implications and stakeholder views obtained through consultations, and articulation of policy in policy statements, regulatory or financial measures and legislation. The role also includes program design but not program implementation—the latter would be included in Delivery.) 29 26
Regulatory (The most significant contribution of the regulatory role relates to information gathering and risk assessment, and the design and implementation of compliance and enforcement programs within a governance framework.) 6 9
Professional/specialist (The most significant contribution of the professional/specialist job role is the provision of technical, professional, specialist, or strategic advice. This advice has a primary influence on adopted strategies, plans and targets and outcomes in terms of effectiveness or efficiency.) 24 24
Other 5 4
Question 58i. (SES respondents only) For your responsible functions, please indicate the type(s) of occupational groups you experienced difficulty recruiting or retaining in 2010–11.
  Yes % No % Not sure % Not applicable %
Note: APS and EL respondents were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 11.4%, b – 12.6%, c – 13.9%, d  – 12.6%, e – 13.5%, f – 13.9%, g – 13.3%, h – 13.9%, i – 13.9%, j – 13.0%, k – 11.2%, l – 11.5%, m – 14.3%, n – 14.6%, o – 13.0%, p – 12.4%, q – 14.5%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 10.9%, b – 11.9%, c – 12.5%, d  – 12.0%, e – 12.1%, f – 12.8%, g – 12.4%, h – 12.8%, i – 12.8%, j – 11.6%, k – 11.2%, l – 11.4%, m – 13.4%, n – 14.0%, o – 12.0%, p – 11.6%, q – 13.8%.
a. Accounting/finance (e.g. accounts processing, budgeting, financial reporting) ACT 25 15 7 53
APS 23 18 6 54
b. Administration (e.g. accommodation, travel, executive assistant, governance, grant management, logistics, ministerial, program implementation, property management, other corporate services, direct managers of these functions) ACT 27 41 7 26
APS 23 42 6 29
c. Audit (e.g. internal/external auditor) ACT 6 16 6 73
APS 6 17 5 72
d. Communications/marketing/engagement (e.g. advertising, branding, communications, graphic design, media, editing, publishing, public relations, relationship manager, stakeholder engagement) ACT 13 17 4 66
APS 11 23 4 63
e. Generalist manager (specialist managers such as information and communications technology, policy or human resources managers should instead be considered under the relevant occupational group) ACT 26 32 2 41
APS 24 33 2 41
f. Human resources (e.g. payroll, recruitment, worker’s compensation, workplace relations) ACT 6 15 4 75
APS 5 20 3 72
g. Information and communications technology (e.g. quality assurance, testing, helpdesk/support) ACT 19 13 2 66
APS 17 16 2 65
h. Information, data or knowledge management (e.g. archivist, gallery/museum curator, historian, librarian, records manager, data analyst) ACT 19 18 5 58
APS 16 21 4 60
i. Intelligence/national security (e.g. contingency planning, information security, intelligence analysis/assessment, personnel security, security adviser) ACT 5 15 4 77
APS 5 15 3 76
j. Legal (e.g. law interpretation, litigation, paralegal, privacy, prosecution, Freedom of Information) ACT 13 14 3 70
APS 12 18 3 67
k. Policy or research (e.g. policy analysis, policy planning, policy development, research) ACT 45 ‡ 28 0 26
APS 38 30 1 32
l. Procurement or contracting (e.g. purchasing, contracting) ACT 14 25 8 53
APS 13 25 6 55
m. Other professional (not otherwise covered in other occupational groups e.g. economist, engineer, scientist, valuer) ACT 16 18 5 61
APS 17 19 4 60
n. Project management ACT 28 31 3 38
APS 23 32 4 41
o. Regulatory/investigation/compliance (e.g. border security, Customs, compliance, enforcement, investigation) ACT 9 14 4 74
APS 10 15 3 72
p. Service delivery (e.g. call centre, client contact, client claims processing, customer service, direct managers of these functions) ACT 7 21 3 69
APS 7 23 3 67
q. Technical or trades (e.g. mechanic, security guard, technician, trade worker) ACT 1 13 2 83
APS * * * *
Question 58ii. (SES respondents only) If you did experience difficulty recruiting or retaining any of the occupational groups in question 58i, please assess the impact this difficulty had on your work area’s capability.
  None % Limited % Moderate % Severe %
Note: Only SES respondents who selected 'Yes' to an occupational group in question 58i were asked the relevant sub-question of question 58ii. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 20.4%, b – 14.5%, c – 6.8%, d  – 20.0%, e – 31.4%, f – 20.5%, g – 23.3%, h – 20.6%, i – 6.5%, j – 35.6%, k – 20.3%, l – 21.0%, m – 29.4%, n – 15.0%, o – 17.5%, p – 3.5%, q – 63.8%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 22.5%, b – 13.4%, c – 12.9%, d  – 18.5%, e – 27.7%, f – 18.4%, g – 26.5%, h – 21.6%, i – 4.8%, j – 35.4%, k – 22.1%, l – 19.3%, m – 30.7%, n – 15.1%, o – 14.8%, p – 5.2%, q – 67.4%.
a. Accounting/finance (e.g. accounts processing, budgeting, financial reporting) ACT 0 27 42 32
APS 0 25 44 31
b. Administration (e.g. accommodation, travel, executive assistant, governance, grant management, logistics, ministerial, program implementation, property management, other corporate services, direct managers of these functions) ACT 0 22 72 6
APS 0 23 71 6
c. Audit (e.g. internal/external auditor) ACT 0 30 48 22
APS 0 25 56 19
d. Communications/marketing/engagement (e.g. advertising, branding, communications, graphic design, media, editing, publishing, public relations, relationship manager, stakeholder engagement) ACT 0 19 63 18
APS 0 21 61 18
e. Generalist manager (specialist managers such as information and communications technology, policy or human resources managers should instead be considered under the relevant occupational group) ACT 0 12 ‡ 79 10
APS 0 17 75 8
f. Human resources (e.g. payroll, recruitment, worker’s compensation, workplace relations) ACT 0 3 85 12
APS 0 3 87 10
g. Information and communications technology (e.g. quality assurance, testing, helpdesk/support) ACT 0 7 60 33
APS 0 7 59 35
h. Information, data or knowledge management (e.g. archivist, gallery/museum curator, historian, librarian, records manager, data analyst) ACT 0 14 54 32 †
APS 0 16 54 30
i. Intelligence/national security (e.g. contingency planning, information security, intelligence analysis/assessment, personnel security, security adviser) ACT * * * *
APS 0 8 90 2
j. Legal (e.g. law interpretation, litigation, paralegal, privacy, prosecution, Freedom of Information) ACT 0 18 57 24
APS 0 19 57 24
k. Policy or research (e.g. policy analysis, policy planning, policy development, research) ACT 0 16 65 19
APS 0 16 66 18
l. Procurement or contracting (e.g. purchasing, contracting) ACT 0 17 ‡ 64 † 19 †
APS 0 26 58 15
m. Other professional (not otherwise covered in other occupational groups e.g. economist, engineer, scientist, valuer) ACT 0 19 ‡ 57 23 ‡
APS 0 26 54 20
n. Project management ACT 0 19 43 38
APS 0 18 43 39
o. Regulatory/investigation/compliance (e.g. border security, Customs, compliance, enforcement, investigation) ACT 0 18 † 70 12
APS 0 24 65 10
p. Service delivery (e.g. call centre, client contact, client claims processing, customer service, direct managers of these functions) ACT 0 22 42 36
APS 0 23 47 30
q. Technical or trades (e.g. mechanic, security guard, technician, trade worker) ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
Question 59i. (SES respondents only) If you indicated you experienced difficulty recruiting or retaining employees for the accounting/finance occupational group in question 58i, please indicate which types of occupations.
  Yes % No % Not sure % Not applicable %
Note: Only SES respondents who selected 'Yes' to the 'Accounting/finance' occupational group in question 58i were asked this follow-on question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 31.0%, b – 20.3%, c – 14.6%, d  – 25.1%, e – 34.8%, f – 22.5%, g – 33.2%, h – 30.1%, i – 31.1%, j – 89.5%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 35.6%, b – 23.1%, c – 18.1%, d  – 30.7%, e – 34.0%, f – 26.6%, g – 37.5%, h – 33.5%, i – 35.8%, j – 88.4%.
a. Accounts processing ACT 38 27 9 26
APS 41 25 8 26
b. Budgeting ACT 63 11 8 19
APS 65 10 7 18
c. Financial accounting or reporting ACT 78 12 3 8
APS 79 10 3 8
d. Finance analyst ACT 58 13 3 26
APS 58 12 3 27
e. General finance ACT 33 ‡ 27 ‡ 3 38
APS 40 22 2 35
f. Management accounting ACT 66 5 7 23
APS 67 4 6 23
g. Performance/output reporting ACT 29 † 24 8 39
APS 36 21 7 36
h. Tax accounting ACT 22 18 8 52
APS 24 17 7 52
i. Manager ACT 54 17 8 ‡ 22
APS 52 16 10 23
j. Other ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
Question 59ii. (SES respondents only) If you experienced difficulty recruiting or retaining any of the accounting/finance occupations in question 59i, please assess the impact this difficulty had on your work area’s capability.
  None % Limited % Moderate % Severe %
Note: Only SES respondents who selected 'Yes' to a particular occupation in question 59i were asked the relevant sub-question of question 59ii. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 17.7%, b – 29.2%, c – 27.4%, d  – 33.6%, e – 38.5%, f – 21.4%, g – 23.5%, h – 52.7%, i – 21.2%, j – 0.0%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 28.2%, b – 31.6%, c – 29.8%, d  – 39.1%, e – 39.1%, f – 26.9%, g – 37.7%, h – 53.0%, i – 27.0%, j – 0.0%.
a. Accounts processing ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
b. Budgeting ACT 0 22 35 43
APS 0 19 35 46
c. Financial accounting or reporting ACT 0 7 67 25 ‡
APS 0 7 64 30
d. Finance analyst ACT 0 12 64 24
APS 0 12 64 23
e. General finance ACT * * * *
APS 0 0 35 65
f. Management accounting ACT 0 24 44 32
APS 0 22 45 33
g. Performance/output reporting ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
h. Tax accounting ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
i. Manager ACT 0 11 53 36
APS 0 11 53 36
j. Other ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
Question 60i. (SES respondents only) If you indicated you experienced difficulty recruiting or retaining employees for the human resources occupational group in question 58i, please indicate which types of occupations.
  Yes % No % Not sure % Not applicable %
Note: Only SES respondents who selected 'Yes' for the 'Human resources' occupational group in question 58i were asked this follow-on question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 8.4%, b – 11.1%, c – 11.1%, d  – 11.1%, e – 11.1%, f – 11.1%, g – 11.1%, h – 11.1%, i – 19.1%, j – 32.3%, k – 18.2%, l – 98.7%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 7.5%, b – 9.9%, c – 9.9%, d  – 9.9%, e – 9.9%, f – 17.1%, g – 9.9%, h – 9.9%, i – 17.1%, j – 28.8%, k – 16.3%, l – 95.4%.
a. Human resources generalist ACT 85 6 8 1 ‡
APS 79 5 7 9
b. Learning and development ACT 47 32 8 13 †
APS 41 29 7 23
c. Occupational health and safety ACT 9 ‡ 35 8 48
APS 16 31 7 46
d. Payroll ACT 17 1 8 74
APS 15 1 7 77
e. Performance management ACT 22 21 8 49
APS 20 18 7 55
f. Recruitment ACT 25 18 8 49
APS 24 17 8 51
g. Talent management ACT 44 18 8 31
APS 39 16 7 39
h. Worker's compensation ACT 9 ‡ 21 8 62
APS 16 18 7 59
i. Workforce planning ACT 69 ‡ 18 9 4 ‡
APS 60 16 8 16
j. Workplace relations ACT 0 27 10 62
APS 0 23 9 68
k. Manager ACT 4 ‡ 46 0 50
APS 12 40 0 48
l. Other ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
Question 60ii. If you experienced difficulty recruiting or retaining any of the human resources occupations in question 60i, please assess the impact this difficulty had on your work area’s capability.
None Limited Moderate Severe
Note: Only SES respondents who selected 'Yes' to a particular occupation in question 60i were asked the relevant sub-question of question 60ii. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 16.3%, b – 0.0%, c – 0.0%, d  – 64.7%, e – 0.0%, f – 0.0%, g – 0.0%, h – 0.0%, i – 1.6%, j – 0.0%, k – 28.6%, l – 0.0%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 15.5%, b – 0.0%, c – 50.0%, d  – 64.7%, e – 0.0%, f – 0.0%, g – 0.0%, h – 0.0%, i – 1.6%, j – 0.0%, k – 8.0%, l – 0.0%.
a. Human resources generalist ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
b. Learning and development ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
c. Occupational health and safety ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
d. Payroll ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
e. Performance management ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
f. Recruitment ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
g. Talent management ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
h. Worker's compensation ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
i. Workforce planning ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
j. Workplace relations ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
k. Manager ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
l. Other ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
Question 61i. (SES respondents only) If you indicated you experienced difficulty recruiting or retaining employees for the information and communications technology occupational group in question 58i, please indicate which types of occupations.
  Yes % No % Not sure % Not applicable %
Note: Only SES respondents who selected 'Yes' for the 'Information and communications technology' occupational group in question 58i were asked this follow-on question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 20.2%, b – 30.9%, c – 20.9%, d  – 30.8%, e – 20.9%, f – 27.0%, g – 30.2%, h – 24.5%, i – 28.6%, j – 34.8%, k – 26.0%, l – 27.4%, m – 23.1%, n – 31.9%, o – 23.1%, p – 28.3%, q – 27.4%, r – 27.4%, s – 29.2%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 21.6%, b – 31.3%, c – 17.7%, d  – 31.3%, e – 22.2%, f – 28.0%, g – 30.7%, h – 25.9%, i – 28.8%, j – 34.6%, k – 28.5%, l – 29.7%, m – 26.1%, n – 33.5%, o – 21.9%, p – 30.4%, q – 29.7%, r – 29.7%, s – 31.2%.
a. Business process analysis/design ACT 84 12 3 0 ‡
APS 82 10 3 4
b. Databases ACT 50 36 † 9 4 ‡
APS 50 32 8 9
c. Development and programming ACT 74 16 8 2 ‡
APS 71 15 7 7
d. Helpdesk/support ACT 22 35 16 ‡ 28
APS 19 37 13 31
e. Information/knowledge management ACT 43 27 8 22
APS 42 26 8 24
f. Infrastructure and facilities ACT 29 16 15 † 40
APS 32 15 13 40
g. Networks and telecommunications ACT 14 † 27 † 17 42
APS 17 24 15 43
h. Procurement and vendor relations ACT 31 25 17 28
APS 28 22 18 32
i. Program-project management ACT 75 ‡ 9 9 ‡ 7 ‡
APS 66 8 11 14
j. Quality assurance ACT 29 † 29 ‡ 10 ‡ 32
APS 26 25 13 36
k. Security ACT 18 28 3 51
APS 19 27 3 51
l. Service management ACT 12 34 9 45
APS 11 35 8 46
m. Strategic leadership ACT 41 30 8 22
APS 42 27 8 23
n. Systems administration ACT 26 26 16 32
APS 28 24 14 34
o. Systems analysis/design ACT 55 18 † 14 † 13
APS 57 15 11 17
p. Systems integration and deployment ACT 42 19 21 † 18
APS 42 17 19 22
q. Testing ACT 41 26 15 18
APS 39 25 17 19
r. Training and development ACT 27 38 15 19
APS 27 36 17 21
s. Web and multimedia content development ACT 35 33 9 23
APS 36 31 8 25
Question 61ii. If you experienced difficulty recruiting or retaining any of the information and communications technology occupations in question 61i, please assess the impact this difficulty had on your work area’s capability.
  None % Limited % Moderate % Severe %
Note: Only SES respondents who selected 'Yes' to a particular occupation in question 61i were asked the relevant sub-question of question 61ii. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 19.8%, b – 18.4%, c – 18.2%, d  – 0.0%, e – 12.5%, f – 0.0%, g – 9.0%, h – 27.9%, i – 11.4%, j – 32.2%, k – 52.5%, l – 0.0%, m – 13.6%, n – 34.6%, o – 30.9%, p – 29.0%, q – 20.4%, r – 51.9%, s – 0.0%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 22.9%, b – 22.9%, c – 20.3%, d  – 0.0%, e – 21.7%, f – 16.4%, g – 26.2%, h – 26.5%, i – 11.0%, j – 30.2%, k – 61.0%, l – 0.0%, m – 22.9%, n – 43.5%, o – 30.4%, p – 33.4%, q – 18.9%, r – 46.6%, s – 14.3%.
a. Business process analysis/design ACT 0 1 ‡ 52 47 ‡
APS 0 3 54 43
b. Databases ACT 0 28 41 31
APS 0 25 47 28
c. Development and programming ACT 0 1 ‡ 62 ‡ 37 ‡
APS 0 3 56 42
d. Helpdesk/support ACT * * * *
APS 0 61 9 30
e. Information/knowledge management ACT 0 25 39 36
APS 0 25 40 35
f. Infrastructure and facilities ACT 0 4 90 6
APS 0 11 83 6
g. Networks and telecommunications ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
h. Procurement and vendor relations ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
i. Program-project management ACT 0 14 22 64
APS 0 16 22 61
j. Quality assurance ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
k. Security ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
l. Service management ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
m. Strategic leadership ACT * * * *
APS 0 0 51 49
n. Systems administration ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
o. Systems analysis/design ACT 0 5 30 65
APS 0 9 26 66
p. Systems integration and deployment ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
q. Testing ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
r. Training and development ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
s. Web and multimedia content development ACT 0 0 81 19
APS 0 2 79 19
Question 62i. If you indicated you experienced difficulty recruiting or retaining employees for the other professional occupational group in question 58i, please indicate which types of occupations.
  Yes % No % Not sure % Not applicable %
Note: Only SES respondents who selected 'Yes' for the 'Other professional' occupational group in question 58i were asked this follow-on question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 49.7%, b – 24.9%, c – 49.7%, d  – 38.5%, e – 49.7%, f – 38.6%, g – 49.7%, h – 45.3%, i – 45.3%, j – 56.4%, k – 55.6%, l – 84.4%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 50.1%, b – 25.6%, c – 50.1%, d  – 40.2%, e – 50.1%, f – 42.0%, g – 50.1%, h – 39.9%, i – 46.9%, j – 55.0%, k – 52.5%, l – 80.0%.
a. Actuary ACT 0 ‡ 3 ‡ 0 97
APS 4 8 0 88
b. Economist ACT 63 4 0 33
APS 66 3 0 31
c. Education and training professional ACT 13 ‡ 3 ‡ 0 84
APS 10 12 0 78
d. Engineer ACT 46 ‡ 2 ‡ 0 52
APS 39 10 0 50
e. Health professional ACT 0 ‡ 3 ‡ 0 97
APS 5 7 0 88
f. Mathematician (excluding statistician) ACT 19 ‡ 2 ‡ 0 79
APS 16 10 0 75
g. Patents examiner ACT 0 3 ‡ 0 97
APS 0 12 0 88
h. Scientist ACT 25 3 ‡ 0 72 ‡
APS 28 10 0 61
i. Statistician ACT 33 3 ‡ 0 65
APS 30 10 0 60
j. Valuer ACT 0 3 ‡ 0 97
APS 0 14 0 86
k. Veterinary scientist ACT 5 ‡ 3 ‡ 0 92 ‡
APS 8 13 0 79
l. Other ACT * * * *
APS 44 3 0 53
Question 62ii. If you did experience difficulty recruiting or retaining any of the occupational groups in question 62i, please assess the impact this difficulty had on your work area’s capability.
  None % Limited % Moderate % Severe %
Note: Only SES respondents who selected 'Yes' to a particular occupation in question 62i were asked the relevant sub-question of question 62ii. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 0.0%, b – 8.7%, c – 11.3%, d  – 2.6%, e – 0.0%, f – 3.7%, g – 0.0%, h – 5.4%, i – 2.4%, j – 0.0%, k – 0.0%, l – 0.0%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 0.0%, b – 16.7%, c – 11.3%, d  – 5.1%, e – 100.0%, f – 3.5%, g – 0.0%, h – 5.6%, i – 15.0%, j – 0.0%, k – 0.0%, l – 4.6%.
a. Actuary ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
b. Economist ACT 0 19 54 27 ‡
APS 0 20 59 21
c. Education and training professional ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
d. Engineer ACT * * * *
APS 0 3 85 12
e. Health professional ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
f. Mathematician (excluding statistician) ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
g. Patents examiner ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
h. Scientist ACT * * * *
APS 0 10 72 18
i. Statistician ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
j. Valuer ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
k. Veterinary scientist ACT * * * *
APS * * * *
l. Other ACT * * * *
APS * * * *

K. INNOVATION

Question 63a. In the last 12 months, has your work group implemented any innovations?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 5.4% and APS-wide was 7.1%.
Yes 53 ‡ 50
No 29 ‡ 31
Not sure 19 19
Question 63b. Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; which parts of your work did it affect?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 63a were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.3% and APS-wide was 0.5%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
Your policy thinking 24 ‡ 20
Your services 41 40
The way you provide services (not including the way you interact with stakeholders) 50 51
The way you interact with stakeholders 37 ‡ 35
Your administrative or organisational processes 56 55
The way you look at problems or challenge assumptions 25 24
Other 2 2
Question 63c. Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; how important were the following sources of ideas or information:
  Very important % Somewhat important % Not important % Not sure % Not applicable %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 63a were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: i – 2.8%, ii – 2.1%, iii – 1.3%, iv – 2.6%, v – 3.0%, vi – 3.2%, vii – 3.0%, viii – 3.3%, ix – 2.8%, x – 3.3%, xi – 4.0%, xii – 3.5%, xiii – 3.2%, xiv – 3.5%, xv – 81.0%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: i – 3.1%, ii – 2.3%, iii – 1.7%, iv – 3.1%, v – 3.5%, vi – 3.7%, vii – 3.6%, viii – 4.1%, ix – 3.0%, x – 3.7%, xi – 4.2%, xii – 4.0%, xiii – 4.0%, xiv – 3.5%, xv – 82.3%.
i. The Australian Government (e.g. Ministers) ACT 20 ‡ 27 ‡ 37 5 ‡ 10 ‡
APS 18 24 37 8 13
ii. Your agency's senior leadership (outside your work group) ACT 31 39 ‡ 21 4 ‡ 5 ‡
APS 31 37 21 6 6
iii. You or other members of your work group ACT 63 ‡ 30 4 ‡ 2 ‡ 1
APS 60 30 6 2 1
iv. Other Commonwealth agencies ACT 17 ‡ 36 ‡ 33 ‡ 4 ‡ 10 ‡
APS 14 31 35 7 13
v. State/Territory agencies ACT 9 ‡ 21 † 48 5 ‡ 17 †
APS 8 20 47 7 18
vi. Local government agencies ACT 4 12 ‡ 59 ‡ 6 ‡ 20
APS 4 13 55 8 21
vii. Groups representing communities (e.g. local community groups, Indigenous groups) ACT 7 † 19 48 ‡ 6 ‡ 20
APS 8 19 45 7 20
viii. Other non-government organisations (e.g. environmental groups, charities) ACT 6 17 50 6 ‡ 21
APS 6 16 49 8 21
ix. Industry stakeholders (e.g. industry/business groups, individual business) ACT 23 ‡ 30 29 4 ‡ 14
APS 21 29 30 6 14
x. Tertiary education and/or research groups ACT 8 ‡ 17 ‡ 50 5 ‡ 20 †
APS 7 16 49 7 21
xi. Unions ACT 3 ‡ 12 ‡ 59 ‡ 5 ‡ 21
APS 5 14 53 7 21
xii. Outsourced service providers (e.g. job network providers) ACT 8 16 52 ‡ 6 ‡ 19 †
APS 7 15 49 8 20
xiii. Other contractors or consultants ACT 12 ‡ 27 ‡ 41 ‡ 5 ‡ 15 ‡
APS 10 22 43 8 18
xiv. Members of the public ACT 12 ‡ 21 45 ‡ 4 ‡ 18
APS 17 21 38 6 17
xv. Other ACT 10 ‡ 2 ‡ 14 † 4 ‡ 70 ‡
APS 8 4 16 8 64
Question 63d. Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; has it had an effect on any of the following:
  Positive effect % Neither positive nor negative effect % Negative effect % Not sure % Not applicable %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 63a were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: i – 2.4%, ii – 1.9%, iii – 1.4%, iv – 1.6%, v – 2.3%, vi – 1.6%, vii – 1.9%, viii – 2.4%, ix – 84.1%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: i – 2.5%, ii – 2.1%, iii – 1.8%, iv – 2.0%, v – 2.4%, vi – 2.0%, vii – 2.2%, viii – 2.6%, ix – 85.0%.
i. The cost of doing your work ACT 45 34 ‡ 7 ‡ 8 ‡ 5
APS 46 31 9 10 5
ii. Your administrative procedures ACT 67 19 ‡ 9 ‡ 3 † 2
APS 65 18 12 3 2
iii. The quality of your work ACT 74 ‡ 19 4 ‡ 2 ‡ 1
APS 70 19 7 2 1
iv. Your client or service user satisfaction ACT 71 ‡ 17 5 ‡ 4 3
APS 67 18 8 5 3
v. Your client or user access to information ACT 65 ‡ 22 ‡ 4 ‡ 4 ‡ 6
APS 59 25 5 5 6
vi. Your job satisfaction ACT 65 ‡ 26 7 ‡ 2 1 †
APS 62 25 10 2 2
vii. Your workplace (i.e. where your work is done) ACT 58 ‡ 30 6 ‡ 2 ‡ 4
APS 55 30 8 3 5
viii. Cross-agency collaboration ACT 42 ‡ 33 2 ‡ 6 ‡ 17 ‡
APS 36 34 3 7 19
ix. Other ACT 4 ‡ 11 ‡ 1 ‡ 6 79
APS 5 13 2 6 74
Question 64a. Do you believe there are any barriers to implementing innovations in your workplace?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 6.0% and APS-wide was 7.7%.
Yes 55 53
No 30 31
Not sure 15 16
Question 64b. What are the barriers to implementing innovations in your workplace?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'No' or 'Not sure' to question 64a were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.3% and APS-wide was 0.4%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
Unwillingness of managers to take risks 49 ‡ 44
Resistance to change by managers 45 ‡ 39
Employees believe their ideas will not be seriously considered by managers 37 ‡ 43
Budget restrictions 63 62
Political uncertainty (e.g. frequent changes in government or ministers) 23 23
Lack of incentives 23 ‡ 26
Technological barriers 38 38
Other 17 16
Question 65. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements:
  Agree % Neither agree nor disagree % Disagree % Not sure %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 6.0%, b – 6.1%, c – 6.1%, d  – 6.1%, e – 6.3%, f – 6.4%, g – 6.2%, h – 6.3%, i – 6.3%, j – 6.3%, k – 6.5%, l – 6.6%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 7.4%, b – 7.6%, c – 7.5%, d  – 7.9%, e – 8.0%, f – 7.8%, g – 7.6%, h – 7.7%, i – 7.7%, j – 7.7%, k – 7.8%, l – 7.9%.
a. I am always looking for better ways to do things. ACT 90 ‡ 9 ‡ 1 0
APS 88 10 1 0
b. I am prepared to challenge others' thinking and points of view in order to solve problems in my workplace. ACT 89 ‡ 9 ‡ 2 0
APS 87 11 2 0
c. I receive support from my manager when I suggest new ideas. ACT 72 ‡ 19 ‡ 8 1
APS 68 22 9 1
d. I know exactly who needs to hear about my ideas so that they can be evaluated. ACT 62 ‡ 26 † 9 ‡ 3
APS 59 27 11 3
e. There are established processes for evaluating my ideas. ACT 34 ‡ 32 24 ‡ 10
APS 38 32 20 10
f. Employees in my workplace have autonomy and freedom in carrying out their job roles. ACT 55 ‡ 28 15 ‡ 2
APS 49 28 20 2
g. Employees in my workplace are provided with enough time and resources to try out new ideas. ACT 32 ‡ 30 33 ‡ 4
APS 30 30 36 4
h. My workplace encourages innovation and the development of new ideas. ACT 54 ‡ 27 17 ‡ 3
APS 50 28 19 2
i. My workplace is prepared to pilot and trial new ideas. ACT 52 28 15 5 ‡
APS 52 29 15 4
j. My workplace celebrates its successes in innovation and learns from everything it does. ACT 42 33 20 5
APS 41 34 20 5
k. My workplace shares its ideas and encourages their wider use. ACT 49 30 16 6
APS 49 30 16 5
l. My workplace has reward or incentive programs that encourage innovation. ACT 27 ‡ 24 36 13 ‡
APS 30 25 35 10

L. SOCIAL MEDIA AND NETWORKING

Question 66. What level of access do you have to online social media and networking tools in your current agency?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 5.7% and APS-wide was 7.7%.
Access is available to all social media and networking tools 19 ‡ 13
Access is available to some social media and networking tools 21 ‡ 17
Access is not available to social media and networking tools 38 ‡ 49
Not sure 22 ‡ 21
Question 67a. During the last 12 months, did you officially use any online social media and networking tools for work purposes?
ACT % APS %
Note: Respondents who answered 'Access is not available to social media and networking tools' to question 66 were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.5% and APS-wide was 0.7%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
Yes – for working with government stakeholders (e.g. within your agency or with other Commonwealth, state or local government agencies) 17 18
Yes – for working with non-government stakeholders (e.g. community groups, industry/business, members of the public) 11 11
No 73 ‡ 69
Not sure 6 ‡ 8
Question 67b. To what extent do you agree that the use of social media and networking tools helped you to more effectively carry out your work:
    Agree % Neither agree nor disagree % Disagree % Not sure %
Note: Respondents who answered 'Access is not available to social media and networking tools' to question 66 were not asked this question. Only respondents who answered 'Yes – for working with government stakeholders' to question 67a were asked question 67bi, and only respondents who answered 'Yes – for working with non-government stakeholders' to question 67a were asked question 67bii. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: i – 0.7%, ii – 2.4%. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: i – 1.1%, ii – 2.5%.
i. ...with government stakeholders? (e.g. within your agency or with other Commonwealth, state or local government agencies) ACT 72 20 7 ‡ 2
APS 75 20 4 2
ii. ...with non-government stakeholders? (e.g. community groups, industry/business, members of the public) ACT 81 13 4 ‡ 2 ‡
APS 85 12 2 1
Question 68. Does your agency provide guidance on ethical considerations in using online social media and networking tools?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 6.5% and APS-wide was 8.4%. Respondents were able to provide more than one answer to this question.
Yes – for work use 46 ‡ 48
Yes – for personal or home use 26 25
No 11 ‡ 13
Not sure 33 ‡ 29

M. Interactions with government

Question 69a. In the past 12 months, have you had direct contact with any of the following?
ACT % APS %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 6.7% and APS-wide was 8.9%.
Both Ministers and Ministerial advisers 11 ‡ 7
Ministers only 1 ‡ 1
Ministerial advisers only 18 ‡ 10
Neither Ministers nor Ministerial advisers 70 ‡ 82
Question 69b. In the past 12 months, have you faced a challenge in balancing the need to be apolitical, impartial and professional; to be responsive to the Government; and to be openly accountable (as per the APS Values) in dealing with Ministers and/or Ministers’ offices?
ACT % APS %
Note: Repondents who answered 'Neither Ministers nor Ministerial advisers' to question 69a were not asked this question. The percentage of relevant respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was 0.2% and APS-wide was 0.2%.
Yes 33 32
No 62 62
Not sure 6 6
Question 70. Please rate your level of familiarity with the following documents which guide interactions with government:
  Familiar with % Heard of but not familiar with % Not heard of % Not sure %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 6.5%, b – 6.6%, c – 6.9%, d  – 6.7%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 8.5%, b – 8.6%, c – 8.8%, d  – 8.6%.
a. Standards of Ministerial Ethics (December 2007) ACT 7 ‡ 33 ‡ 56 ‡ 4 ‡
APS 4 28 62 5
b. Register of Lobbyists (May 2008) ACT 6 ‡ 32 ‡ 58 ‡ 4 ‡
APS 3 24 67 5
c. Lobbying Code of Conduct (May 2008) ACT 6 ‡ 30 ‡ 60 ‡ 5 ‡
APS 4 23 67 6
d. Code of Conduct for Ministerial Staff (July 2008) ACT 8 ‡ 36 ‡ 51 ‡ 4 ‡
APS 5 31 57 6

N. Agency culture

Question 71. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements:
  Agree % Neither agree nor disagree % Disagree % Not sure %
Note: The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question in the ACT was: a – 6.2%, b – 6.2%, c – 6.1%, d  – 6.2%, e – 6.2%, f – 6.4%, g – 6.4%, h – 6.4%, i – 6.4%. The percentage of respondents who did not answer this question APS-wide was: a – 7.6%, b – 7.7%, c – 7.7%, d  – 8.0%, e – 7.7%, f – 8.1%, g – 7.9%, h – 7.9%, i – 8.2%.
a. My workplace culture supports people to achieve a good work/life balance. ACT 68 17 15 0
APS 67 18 14 1
b. My input is adequately sought and considered about decisions that directly affect me. ACT 56 ‡ 23 ‡ 20 ‡ 1
APS 52 25 22 1
c. My agency actively encourages ethical behaviour by all of its employees. ACT 83 12 4 1
APS 84 11 4 1
d. Senior managers in my agency lead by example in ethical behaviour. ACT 61 ‡ 23 10 ‡ 6 †
APS 58 24 12 6
e. Recruitment and promotion decisions in my agency are fair. ACT 48 ‡ 27 ‡ 19 ‡ 6 ‡
APS 41 29 25 5
f. I have confidence in the processes that my agency uses to resolve employee grievances. ACT 39 31 18 ‡ 13 ‡
APS 38 31 20 11
g. My agency is committed to creating a diverse workforce (for example gender, age, cultural background, disability status, Indigenous status). ACT 69 21 6 † 4
APS 69 21 6 4
h. My supervisor is effective in managing people. ACT 70 ‡ 15 ‡ 15 1
APS 67 16 15 1
i. My agency acted on concerns identified by last year's State of the Service survey. ACT 23 ‡ 17 ‡ 7 ‡ 53 ‡
APS 22 19 8 51