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Survey responses

What is your age?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid <25 years 21 5.4 5.4
25-29 56 14.4 14.4
30-34 48 12.3 12.4
35-39 43 11.1 11.1
40-44 63 16.2 16.2
45-49 55 14.1 14.2
50-54 57 14.7 14.7
55-59 24 6.2 6.2
60-64 16 4.1 4.1
>64 years 5 1.3 1.3
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
What is your sex?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Female 215 55.3 55.4
Male 173 44.5 44.6
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Which Australian Public Service (APS) agency do you work for?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 28 7.2 7.2
Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 14 3.6 3.6
Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator 29 7.5 7.5
Organ and Tissue Authority 21 5.4 5.4
Australian Office of Financial Management 26 6.7 6.7
Commonwealth Grants Commission 31 8 8
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 25 6.4 6.4
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 50 12.9 12.9
Australian Institute of Family Studies 39 10 10.1
Office of Parliamentary Counsel 39 10 10.1
National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority 46 11.8 11.9
National Water Commission 36 9.3 9.3
Inspector General of Taxation 4 1 1
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Where is your workplace?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid ACT 259 66.6 66.8
Outside ACT 129 33.2 33.2
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
What is your substantive classification level?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid APS 1-6 (or equivalent) 175 45 45
EL1 or EL2 (or equivalent) 184 47.3 47.3
SES 21 5.4 5.4
Other 9 2.3 2.3
Total 389 100 100
What is your total length of service in the APS?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Less than 1 year 46 11.8 11.9
1 to <5 years 130 33.4 33.5
5 to <10 88 22.6 22.7
10 to <15 56 14.4 14.4
15 to <20 22 5.7 5.7
20+ 46 11.8 11.9
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
What is your employment category?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Ongoing 337 86.6 86.9
Non-Ongoing 50 12.9 12.9
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Do you have carer responsibilities?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 151 38.8 38.9
No 237 60.9 61.1
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
For whom do you have carer responsibilities?
Frequency Percent of carers Percent of sample
Valid Child(ren) – under 5 years 48 24.74 12.37
Child(ren) – 5 to 16 years 92 47.42 23.71
Child(ren) – over 16 years 27 13.92 6.96
Parent(s) 17 8.76 4.38
Other (including partner or relatives not including parents or children) 10 5.15 2.58
Total 194
What is your highest completed qualification?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Less than Year 12 or equivalent 15 3.9 3.9
Year 12 or equivalent (HSC/Leaving certificate) 29 7.5 7.5
Vocational Qualification 21 5.4 5.4
Associate diploma 15 3.9 3.9
Undergraduate diploma 6 1.5 1.5
Bachelor degree (including honours) 141 36.2 36.3
Postgraduate diploma (includes graduate certificate) 69 17.7 17.8
Masters degree 67 17.2 17.3
Doctorate 25 6.4 6.4
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I enjoy the work in my current job.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 125 32.1 32.8
Agree 192 49.4 50.4
Neither agree nor disagree 37 9.5 9.7
Disagree 21 5.4 5.5
Strongly disagree 5 1.3 1.3
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 381 97.9 100
Missing Missing 8 2.1
Total 389 100
When needed, I am willing to put in the extra effort to get a job done.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 255 65.6 65.9
Agree 124 31.9 32
Neither agree nor disagree 6 1.5 1.6
Disagree 1 0.3 0.3
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
My job allows me to utilise my skills, knowledge and abilities.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 129 33.2 33.2
Agree 190 48.8 49
Neither agree nor disagree 28 7.2 7.2
Disagree 27 6.9 7
Strongly disagree 13 3.3 3.4
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
My work has become a fundamental part of who I am.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 56 14.4 14.4
Agree 136 35 35.1
Neither agree nor disagree 116 29.8 29.9
Disagree 59 15.2 15.2
Strongly disagree 21 5.4 5.4
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Overall, I am satisfied with my job.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 95 24.4 24.5
Agree 195 50.1 50.3
Neither agree nor disagree 45 11.6 11.6
Disagree 36 9.3 9.3
Strongly disagree 16 4.1 4.1
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
My current job will help my career aspirations.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 63 16.2 16.2
Agree 142 36.5 36.6
Neither agree nor disagree 112 28.8 28.9
Disagree 46 11.8 11.9
Strongly disagree 22 5.7 5.7
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
My job gives me a feeling of personal accomplishment.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 81 20.8 21
Agree 189 48.6 49
Neither agree nor disagree 65 16.7 16.8
Disagree 36 9.3 9.3
Strongly disagree 15 3.9 3.9
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
I receive adequate recognition for my work contributions and accomplishments.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 71 18.3 18.3
Agree 169 43.4 43.7
Neither agree nor disagree 60 15.4 15.5
Disagree 60 15.4 15.5
Strongly disagree 24 6.2 6.2
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I receive adequate feedback on my performance to enable me to deliver required results.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 69 17.7 17.8
Agree 201 51.7 51.8
Neither agree nor disagree 48 12.3 12.4
Disagree 59 15.2 15.2
Strongly disagree 10 2.6 2.6
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I am satisfied with the recognition I receive for doing a good job.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 69 17.7 17.8
Agree 166 42.7 42.9
Neither agree nor disagree 72 18.5 18.6
Disagree 64 16.5 16.5
Strongly disagree 14 3.6 3.6
Not sure 2 0.5 0.5
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I am fairly remunerated (e.g. salary, superannuation) for the work that I do.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 95 24.4 24.5
Agree 174 44.7 45
Neither agree nor disagree 44 11.3 11.4
Disagree 49 12.6 12.7
Strongly disagree 24 6.2 6.2
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I frequently try to help others who have heavy workloads.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 78 20.1 20.1
Agree 227 58.4 58.5
Neither agree nor disagree 65 16.7 16.8
Disagree 17 4.4 4.4
Strongly disagree 1 0.3 0.3
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I would be more productive if there was less ‘red tape’ (e.g. regulatory or administrative processes).
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 80 20.6 20.6
Agree 121 31.1 31.2
Neither agree nor disagree 112 28.8 28.9
Disagree 68 17.5 17.5
Strongly disagree 6 1.5 1.5
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I volunteer to do things that are not required in order to help my agency.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 70 18 18
Agree 234 60.2 60.2
Neither agree nor disagree 67 17.2 17.2
Disagree 16 4.1 4.1
Not sure 2 0.5 0.5
Total 389 100 100
I make suggestions to improve my work area.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 115 29.6 29.7
Agree 230 59.1 59.4
Neither agree nor disagree 34 8.7 8.8
Disagree 8 2.1 2.1
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I give up personal time for the sake of my work, even when I may not receive recognition for doing so
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 84 21.6 21.6
Agree 194 49.9 50
Neither agree nor disagree 61 15.7 15.7
Disagree 39 10 10.1
Strongly disagree 9 2.3 2.3
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I understand my responsibilities in relation to creating and maintaining records.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 124 31.9 31.9
Agree 236 60.7 60.7
Neither agree nor disagree 13 3.3 3.3
Disagree 10 2.6 2.6
Strongly disagree 3 0.8 0.8
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 389 100 100
The people in my work group feel they are valued for their contribution.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 42 10.8 10.9
Agree 193 49.6 50
Neither agree nor disagree 87 22.4 22.5
Disagree 43 11.1 11.1
Strongly disagree 14 3.6 3.6
Not sure 7 1.8 1.8
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
The people in my work group cooperate to get the job done.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 147 37.8 38.1
Agree 202 51.9 52.3
Neither agree nor disagree 18 4.6 4.7
Disagree 17 4.4 4.4
Strongly disagree 2 0.5 0.5
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
The people in my work group share job knowledge with each other.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 151 38.8 39.2
Agree 177 45.5 46
Neither agree nor disagree 32 8.2 8.3
Disagree 18 4.6 4.7
Strongly disagree 7 1.8 1.8
Total 385 99 100
Missing Missing 4 1
Total 389 100
The people in my work group are honest, open and transparent in their dealings.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 140 36 36.3
Agree 178 45.8 46.1
Neither agree nor disagree 38 9.8 9.8
Disagree 19 4.9 4.9
Strongly disagree 10 2.6 2.6
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
The people in my work group resolve conflict quickly when it arises.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 77 19.8 19.9
Agree 166 42.7 43
Neither agree nor disagree 86 22.1 22.3
Disagree 32 8.2 8.3
Strongly disagree 14 3.6 3.6
Not sure 11 2.8 2.8
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
My supervisor encourages me to build the capabilities and/or skills required for new job roles.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 102 26.2 26.4
Agree 173 44.5 44.8
Neither agree nor disagree 55 14.1 14.2
Disagree 40 10.3 10.4
Strongly disagree 15 3.9 3.9
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
My supervisor appropriately deals with employees that perform poorly.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 38 9.8 9.8
Agree 130 33.4 33.7
Neither agree nor disagree 101 26 26.2
Disagree 51 13.1 13.2
Strongly disagree 26 6.7 6.7
Not sure 40 10.3 10.4
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
My supervisor demonstrates honesty and integrity.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 167 42.9 43.3
Agree 158 40.6 40.9
Neither agree nor disagree 33 8.5 8.5
Disagree 18 4.6 4.7
Strongly disagree 9 2.3 2.3
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
My supervisor works effectively and sensitively with people from diverse backgrounds.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 134 34.4 34.6
Agree 151 38.8 39
Neither agree nor disagree 64 16.5 16.5
Disagree 15 3.9 3.9
Strongly disagree 7 1.8 1.8
Not sure 16 4.1 4.1
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
In my agency, the leadership is of a high quality.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 104 26.7 26.7
Agree 157 40.4 40.4
Neither agree nor disagree 50 12.9 12.9
Disagree 51 13.1 13.1
Strongly disagree 22 5.7 5.7
Not sure 5 1.3 1.3
Total 389 100 100
My agency is well managed.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 94 24.2 24.3
Agree 160 41.1 41.3
Neither agree nor disagree 68 17.5 17.6
Disagree 42 10.8 10.9
Strongly disagree 20 5.1 5.2
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
In my agency, communication between senior leaders and other employees is effective.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 55 14.1 14.2
Agree 156 40.1 40.3
Neither agree nor disagree 72 18.5 18.6
Disagree 71 18.3 18.3
Strongly disagree 29 7.5 7.5
Not sure 4 1 1
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
In my agency, senior leaders engage with staff on how to respond to future challenges.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 47 12.1 12.1
Agree 175 45 45.1
Neither agree nor disagree 75 19.3 19.3
Disagree 59 15.2 15.2
Strongly disagree 25 6.4 6.4
Not sure 7 1.8 1.8
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
In my agency, the most senior leaders are sufficiently visible (e.g. can be seen in action).
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 130 33.4 33.5
Agree 166 42.7 42.8
Neither agree nor disagree 36 9.3 9.3
Disagree 31 8 8
Strongly disagree 21 5.4 5.4
Not sure 4 1 1
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
My agency is a good place to work.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 154 39.6 39.7
Agree 175 45 45.1
Neither agree nor disagree 32 8.2 8.2
Disagree 17 4.4 4.4
Strongly disagree 8 2.1 2.1
Not sure 2 0.5 0.5
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
In general, employees in my agency effectively manage conflicts of interest.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 94 24.2 24.2
Agree 171 44 44.1
Neither agree nor disagree 67 17.2 17.3
Disagree 22 5.7 5.7
Strongly disagree 5 1.3 1.3
Not sure 29 7.5 7.5
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
In general, employees in my agency appropriately assess risk.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 62 15.9 16
Agree 193 49.6 49.7
Neither agree nor disagree 81 20.8 20.9
Disagree 25 6.4 6.4
Strongly disagree 6 1.5 1.5
Not sure 21 5.4 5.4
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Employees in my agency feel they are valued for their contribution.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 29 7.5 7.5
Agree 193 49.6 49.9
Neither agree nor disagree 81 20.8 20.9
Disagree 55 14.1 14.2
Strongly disagree 14 3.6 3.6
Not sure 15 3.9 3.9
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
My agency places a high priority on the learning and development of employees.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 69 17.7 17.7
Agree 159 40.9 40.9
Neither agree nor disagree 72 18.5 18.5
Disagree 59 15.2 15.2
Strongly disagree 23 5.9 5.9
Not sure 6 1.5 1.5
8 1 0.3 0.3
Total 389 100 100
My agency operates with a high level of integrity.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 155 39.8 40.1
Agree 173 44.5 44.7
Neither agree nor disagree 35 9 9
Disagree 15 3.9 3.9
Strongly disagree 5 1.3 1.3
Not sure 4 1 1
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
My agency deals with underperformance effectively.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 13 3.3 3.4
Agree 118 30.3 30.5
Neither agree nor disagree 108 27.8 27.9
Disagree 71 18.3 18.3
Strongly disagree 33 8.5 8.5
Not sure 44 11.3 11.4
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
Working at my agency is important to the way that I think of myself as a person.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 46 11.8 11.9
Agree 142 36.5 36.8
Neither agree nor disagree 115 29.6 29.8
Disagree 57 14.7 14.8
Strongly disagree 24 6.2 6.2
Not sure 2 0.5 0.5
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
When someone praises the accomplishments of my agency, it feels like a personal compliment to me.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 44 11.3 11.3
Agree 176 45.2 45.4
Neither agree nor disagree 104 26.7 26.8
Disagree 47 12.1 12.1
Strongly disagree 10 2.6 2.6
Not sure 7 1.8 1.8
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
When I talk about my agency, I usually say “we” rather than “they”.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 134 34.4 34.4
Agree 193 49.6 49.6
Neither agree nor disagree 32 8.2 8.2
Disagree 21 5.4 5.4
Strongly disagree 5 1.3 1.3
Not sure 4 1 1
Total 389 100 100
My agency routinely applies merit in decisions regarding engagement and promotion.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 70 18 18
Agree 152 39.1 39.2
Neither agree nor disagree 67 17.2 17.3
Disagree 49 12.6 12.6
Strongly disagree 21 5.4 5.4
Not sure 29 7.5 7.5
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
My workplace provides realistic performance expectations.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 45 11.6 11.6
Agree 229 58.9 59
Neither agree nor disagree 45 11.6 11.6
Disagree 54 13.9 13.9
Strongly disagree 12 3.1 3.1
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
My workplace provides opportunities to increase knowledge and/or experience in my job.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 72 18.5 18.6
Agree 207 53.2 53.4
Neither agree nor disagree 51 13.1 13.1
Disagree 38 9.8 9.8
Strongly disagree 17 4.4 4.4
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
My workplace provides access to effective learning and development.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 78 20.1 20.1
Agree 190 48.8 49
Neither agree nor disagree 53 13.6 13.7
Disagree 44 11.3 11.3
Strongly disagree 20 5.1 5.2
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
My workplace provides good working relationships with my manager and colleagues.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 100 25.7 25.8
Agree 214 55 55.2
Neither agree nor disagree 42 10.8 10.8
Disagree 22 5.7 5.7
Strongly disagree 10 2.6 2.6
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Overall, my agency has sound governance processes for effective decision making.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 83 21.3 21.3
Agree 183 47 47
Neither agree nor disagree 75 19.3 19.3
Disagree 29 7.5 7.5
Strongly disagree 8 2.1 2.1
Not sure 11 2.8 2.8
Total 389 100 100
Change is managed well in my agency.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 41 10.5 10.6
Agree 160 41.1 41.2
Neither agree nor disagree 91 23.4 23.5
Disagree 55 14.1 14.2
Strongly disagree 29 7.5 7.5
Not sure 12 3.1 3.1
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
My workplace is good for my health and wellbeing.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 45 11.6 11.6
Agree 165 42.4 42.4
Neither agree nor disagree 114 29.3 29.3
Disagree 39 10 10
Strongly disagree 19 4.9 4.9
Not sure 7 1.8 1.8
Total 389 100 100
Overall, I am satisfied with my agency.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 94 24.2 24.2
Agree 202 51.9 52.1
Neither agree nor disagree 45 11.6 11.6
Disagree 29 7.5 7.5
Strongly disagree 17 4.4 4.4
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I am proud to work in my current agency.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 124 31.9 32
Agree 172 44.2 44.3
Neither agree nor disagree 66 17 17
Disagree 13 3.3 3.4
Strongly disagree 10 2.6 2.6
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I would recommend my current agency as a good place to work.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 109 28 28.1
Agree 169 43.4 43.6
Neither agree nor disagree 63 16.2 16.2
Disagree 28 7.2 7.2
Strongly disagree 17 4.4 4.4
Not sure 2 0.5 0.5
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I am satisfied with the opportunities for career progression in my current agency.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 27 6.9 7
Agree 92 23.7 23.8
Neither agree nor disagree 84 21.6 21.7
Disagree 115 29.6 29.7
Strongly disagree 62 15.9 16
Not sure 7 1.8 1.8
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I feel a strong personal attachment to my agency.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 56 14.4 14.4
Agree 142 36.5 36.5
Neither agree nor disagree 120 30.8 30.8
Disagree 53 13.6 13.6
Strongly disagree 17 4.4 4.4
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 389 100 100
My agency inspires me to do the best in my job.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 65 16.7 16.8
Agree 178 45.8 45.9
Neither agree nor disagree 81 20.8 20.9
Disagree 49 12.6 12.6
Strongly disagree 13 3.3 3.4
Not sure 2 0.5 0.5
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
My agency motivates me to help it achieve its objectives.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 59 15.2 15.2
Agree 195 50.1 50.4
Neither agree nor disagree 75 19.3 19.4
Disagree 48 12.3 12.4
Strongly disagree 10 2.6 2.6
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I am proud to work in the APS.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 65 16.7 16.8
Agree 189 48.6 48.7
Neither agree nor disagree 107 27.5 27.6
Disagree 19 4.9 4.9
Strongly disagree 4 1 1
Not sure 4 1 1
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I would recommend the APS as a good place to work.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 77 19.8 19.8
Agree 209 53.7 53.9
Neither agree nor disagree 82 21.1 21.1
Disagree 15 3.9 3.9
Strongly disagree 2 0.5 0.5
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I am satisfied with the opportunities for career progression in the APS.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 45 11.6 11.6
Agree 175 45 45.1
Neither agree nor disagree 95 24.4 24.5
Disagree 53 13.6 13.7
Strongly disagree 8 2.1 2.1
Not sure 12 3.1 3.1
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
If asked to choose, which would you say you primarily consider yourself to be?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid APS employee 126 32.4 32.5
Agency employee 262 67.4 67.5
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Regular feedback/recognition for effort:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 62 15.9 16
Satisfied 182 46.8 46.9
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 74 19 19.1
Dissatisfied 54 13.9 13.9
Strongly dissatisfied 14 3.6 3.6
Not sure 2 0.5 0.5
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Chance to be innovative:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 63 16.2 16.2
Satisfied 165 42.4 42.5
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 89 22.9 22.9
Dissatisfied 50 12.9 12.9
Strongly dissatisfied 18 4.6 4.6
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Opportunities to utilise my skills:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 93 23.9 23.9
Satisfied 186 47.8 47.8
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 47 12.1 12.1
Dissatisfied 45 11.6 11.6
Strongly dissatisfied 17 4.4 4.4
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 389 100 100
Opportunities to develop my skills:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 71 18.3 18.5
Satisfied 178 45.8 46.5
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 63 16.2 16.4
Dissatisfied 51 13.1 13.3
Strongly dissatisfied 20 5.1 5.2
Total 383 98.5 100
Missing Missing 6 1.5
Total 389 100
Good working relationships:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 136 35 35.1
Satisfied 182 46.8 46.9
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 44 11.3 11.3
Dissatisfied 18 4.6 4.6
Strongly dissatisfied 7 1.8 1.8
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Remuneration package (e.g. salary, superannuation):
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 93 23.9 24
Satisfied 175 45 45.1
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 53 13.6 13.7
Dissatisfied 47 12.1 12.1
Strongly dissatisfied 20 5.1 5.2
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Interesting work provided:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 103 26.5 26.6
Satisfied 185 47.6 47.8
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 65 16.7 16.8
Dissatisfied 27 6.9 7
Strongly dissatisfied 6 1.5 1.6
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
Flexible working arrangements:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 178 45.8 46
Satisfied 149 38.3 38.5
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 31 8 8
Dissatisfied 19 4.9 4.9
Strongly dissatisfied 7 1.8 1.8
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
Good manager:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 153 39.3 39.4
Satisfied 149 38.3 38.4
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 38 9.8 9.8
Dissatisfied 25 6.4 6.4
Strongly dissatisfied 23 5.9 5.9
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Other:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 9 2.3 22.5
Satisfied 4 1 10
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 7 1.8 17.5
Dissatisfied 4 1 10
Strongly dissatisfied 10 2.6 25
Not sure 6 1.5 15
Total 40 10.3 100
Missing Missing 349 89.7
Total 389 100
On what basis are you employed?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Full time 339 87.1 87.1
Part time or casual 50 12.9 12.9
Total 389 100 100
How many hours are you usually expected to work in a fortnight in your current job?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid 75 hours or less 108 27.8 32
75 to <80 146 37.5 43.3
80 to <90 58 14.9 17.2
90 to <100 12 3.1 3.6
100 or more 12 3.1 3.6
NA 1 0.3 0.3
Total 337 86.6 100
Missing Missing 52 13.4
Total 389 100
In the last fortnight,[1] how many hours did you work in your current job?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid 75 hours or less 92 23.7 27.1
75 to <80 114 29.3 33.6
80 to <90 74 19 21.8
90 to <100 33 8.5 9.7
120 or more 18 4.7 5.3
NA 8 2.1 2.4
Total 339 87.1 100
Missing Missing 50 12.9
Total 389 100
Considering your work and life priorities, how satisfied are you with the work-life balance in your current job?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 120 30.8 31
Satisfied 185 47.6 47.8
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 41 10.5 10.6
Dissatisfied 35 9 9
Very dissatisfied 6 1.5 1.6
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
In the last fortnight, how many days did you take of the following types of unplanned leave? :Sick
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid No days 268 68.9 75.3
1 day or less 61 15.7 17.1
2-3 days 15 3.8 4.3
4 or more 12 3.3 3.4
Missing Missing 33 8.5
Total 389 100
In the last fortnight, how many days did you take of the following types of unplanned leave? :Sick
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid No days 301 77.4 89.1
1 day or less 25 6.4 7.4
2 days or more 12 3.1 3.6
Missing Missing 33 8.5
Total 389 100
In the last fortnight, how many days did you take of the following types of unplanned leave? :Compensation
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid No days 319 82 99.4
2 days 1 0.3 0.3
3 days 1 0.3 0.3
Total 321 82.5 100
Missing Missing 68 17.5
Total 389 100
In the last fortnight, how many days did you take of the following types of unplanned leave? :Miscellaneous/Other
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid 1 15 3.9 4.6
2 2 0.5 0.6
3 1 0.3 0.3
4 1 0.3 0.3
15 309 79.4 94.2
Total 328 84.3 100
Missing Missing 61 15.7
Total 389 100
In the last fortnight, how many days did you take of the following types of unplanned leave? :Unauthorised
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid No days 319 82 99.7
1 day 1 0.3 0.3
Total 320 82.3 100
Missing Missing 69 17.7
Total 389 100
Does your agency offer health and wellbeing programs to employees on the following issues::General Health/Lifestyle
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 232 59.6 60.3
No 88 22.6 22.9
Not Sure 65 16.7 16.9
Total 385 99 100
Missing Missing 4 1
Total 389 100
Does your agency offer health and wellbeing programs to employees on the following issues::Ergonomics
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 371 95.4 95.6
No 6 1.5 1.5
Not Sure 11 2.8 2.8
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Does your agency offer health and wellbeing programs to employees on the following issues::Smoking
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 39 10 10.1
No 167 42.9 43.3
Not Sure 180 46.3 46.6
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
Does your agency offer health and wellbeing programs to employees on the following issues::Alcohol use
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 20 5.1 5.2
No 188 48.3 48.7
Not Sure 178 45.8 46.1
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
Does your agency offer health and wellbeing programs to employees on the following issues::Diet
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 33 8.5 8.5
No 197 50.6 51
Not Sure 156 40.1 40.4
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
Does your agency offer health and wellbeing programs to employees on the following issues::Exercise
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 100 25.7 25.8
No 175 45 45.1
Not Sure 113 29 29.1
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Does your agency offer health and wellbeing programs to employees on the following issues::Mental Health
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 150 38.6 39
No 117 30.1 30.4
Not Sure 118 30.3 30.6
Total 385 99 100
Missing Missing 4 1
Total 389 100
Does your agency offer health and wellbeing programs to employees on the following issues::other (text)
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 23 5.9 46.9
No 7 1.8 14.3
Not Sure 19 4.9 38.8
Total 49 12.6 100
Missing Missing 340 87.4
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how frequently have you accessed any available health and wellbeing programs::General Health/Lifestyle
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 100 25.7 26.7
Always 19 4.9 5.1
Often 13 3.3 3.5
Sometimes 41 10.5 11
Rarely 31 8 8.3
Never 170 43.7 45.5
Total 374 96.1 100
Missing Missing 15 3.9
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how frequently have you accessed any available health and wellbeing programs::Ergonomics
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 33 8.5 8.7
Always 18 4.6 4.7
Often 12 3.1 3.1
Sometimes 98 25.2 25.7
Rarely 95 24.4 24.9
Never 125 32.1 32.8
Total 381 97.9 100
Missing Missing 8 2.1
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how frequently have you accessed any available health and wellbeing programs::Smoking
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 219 56.3 58.4
Always 1 0.3 0.3
Never 155 39.8 41.3
Total 375 96.4 100
Missing Missing 14 3.6
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how frequently have you accessed any available health and wellbeing programs::Alcohol use
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 217 55.8 57.6
Have accessed program 6 1.6 1.7
Never 154 39.6 40.8
Total 377 96.9 100
Missing Missing 12 3.1
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how frequently have you accessed any available health and wellbeing programs::Diet
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 199 51.2 52.9
Have accessed program 17 4.4 4.5
Never 160 41.1 42.6
Total 376 96.7 100
Missing Missing 13 3.3
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how frequently have you accessed any available health and wellbeing programs::Exercise
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 160 41.1 42.2
Always 13 3.3 3.4
Often 6 1.5 1.6
Sometimes 31 8 8.2
Rarely 18 4.6 4.7
Never 151 38.8 39.8
Total 379 97.4 100
Missing Missing 10 2.6
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how frequently have you accessed any available health and wellbeing programs::Diet
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 143 36.8 37.7
Have accessed program 9 2.3 2.4
Never 199 51.2 52.5
Total 379 97.4 100
Missing Missing 10 2.6
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how frequently have you accessed any available health and wellbeing programs::other (text)
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 36 9.3 54.5
Always 5 1.3 7.6
Often 2 0.5 3
Sometimes 2 0.5 3
Rarely 2 0.5 3
Never 19 4.9 28.8
Total 66 17 100
Missing Missing 323 83
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how effective have you found the health and wellbeing programs you have accessed::General Health/Lifestyle
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 256 65.8 71.9
Highly effective 31 8 8.7
Somewhat effective 64 16.5 18
Not effective 5 1.3 1.4
Total 356 91.5 100
Missing Missing 33 8.5
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how effective have you found the health and wellbeing programs you have accessed::Ergonomics
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 153 39.3 41.4
Highly effective 83 21.3 22.4
Somewhat effective 114 29.3 30.8
Not effective 20 5.1 5.4
Total 370 95.1 100
Missing Missing 19 4.9
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how effective have you found the health and wellbeing programs you have accessed::Smoking
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 350 90 98.6
Somewhat effective 1 0.3 0.3
Not effective 4 1 1.1
Total 355 91.3 100
Missing Missing 34 8.7
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how effective have you found the health and wellbeing programs you have accessed::Alcohol use
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 352 90.5 98.9
Highly effective 1 0.3 0.3
Somewhat effective 1 0.3 0.3
Not effective 2 0.5 0.6
Total 356 91.5 100
Missing Missing 33 8.5
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how effective have you found the health and wellbeing programs you have accessed::Diet
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 339 87.1 95.5
Highly effective 2 0.5 0.6
Somewhat effective 11 2.8 3.1
Not effective 3 0.8 0.8
Total 355 91.3 100
Missing Missing 34 8.7
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how effective have you found the health and wellbeing programs you have accessed::Exercise
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 302 77.6 84.1
Highly effective 20 5.1 5.6
Somewhat effective 34 8.7 9.5
Not effective 3 0.8 0.8
Total 359 92.3 100
Missing Missing 30 7.7
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how effective have you found the health and wellbeing programs you have accessed::Mental Health
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 322 82.8 91
Highly effective 5 1.3 1.4
Somewhat effective 21 5.4 5.9
Not effective 6 1.5 1.7
Total 354 91 100
Missing Missing 35 9
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, how effective have you found the health and wellbeing programs you have accessed::other (text)
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid NA 93 23.9 90.3
Highly effective 4 1 3.9
Somewhat effective 5 1.3 4.9
Not effective 1 0.3 1
Total 103 26.5 100
Missing Missing 286 73.5
Total 389 100
I am pressured to work long hours.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 11 2.8 2.8
Often 28 7.2 7.2
Sometimes 113 29 29.2
Rarely 134 34.4 34.6
Never 101 26 26.1
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I have to work very fast.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 34 8.7 8.8
Often 100 25.7 25.9
Sometimes 191 49.1 49.5
Rarely 49 12.6 12.7
Never 12 3.1 3.1
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
I have to work very intensively.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 33 8.5 8.6
Often 136 35 35.3
Sometimes 173 44.5 44.9
Rarely 37 9.5 9.6
Never 6 1.5 1.6
Total 385 99 100
Missing Missing 4 1
Total 389 100
I have unrealistic time pressures.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 17 4.4 4.4
Often 46 11.8 11.9
Sometimes 118 30.3 30.5
Rarely 157 40.4 40.6
Never 49 12.6 12.7
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I can decide when to take a break.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 199 51.2 51.4
Often 127 32.6 32.8
Sometimes 50 12.9 12.9
Rarely 10 2.6 2.6
Never 1 0.3 0.3
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I have a say in my own work speed.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 92 23.7 23.8
Often 163 41.9 42.1
Sometimes 100 25.7 25.8
Rarely 28 7.2 7.2
Never 4 1 1
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I have a choice in deciding what I do at work.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 32 8.2 8.3
Often 119 30.6 30.9
Sometimes 159 40.9 41.3
Rarely 56 14.4 14.5
Never 19 4.9 4.9
Total 385 99 100
Missing Missing 4 1
Total 389 100
I have a choice in deciding how I do my work.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 80 20.6 20.7
Often 187 48.1 48.3
Sometimes 82 21.1 21.2
Rarely 34 8.7 8.8
Never 4 1 1
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I can rely on my supervisor to help me out with a work problem.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 189 48.6 48.8
Often 105 27 27.1
Sometimes 58 14.9 15
Rarely 24 6.2 6.2
Never 11 2.8 2.8
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I can talk to my supervisor about something that has upset or annoyed me about work.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 173 44.5 45.5
Often 82 21.1 21.6
Sometimes 70 18 18.4
Rarely 38 9.8 10
Never 17 4.4 4.5
Total 380 97.7 100
Missing Missing 9 2.3
Total 389 100
I am supported through emotionally demanding work.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 84 21.6 22
Often 109 28 28.5
Sometimes 101 26 26.4
Rarely 61 15.7 16
Never 27 6.9 7.1
Total 382 98.2 100
Missing Missing 7 1.8
Total 389 100
My supervisor encourages me.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 129 33.2 33.4
Often 118 30.3 30.6
Sometimes 84 21.6 21.8
Rarely 42 10.8 10.9
Never 13 3.3 3.4
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
If work gets difficult, my colleagues will help me.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 128 32.9 33
Often 123 31.6 31.7
Sometimes 102 26.2 26.3
Rarely 31 8 8
Never 4 1 1
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I get help and support I need from colleagues.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 124 31.9 32
Often 128 32.9 33.1
Sometimes 100 25.7 25.8
Rarely 33 8.5 8.5
Never 2 0.5 0.5
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I get the respect I deserve from my colleagues.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 155 39.8 40.1
Often 144 37 37.2
Sometimes 68 17.5 17.6
Rarely 16 4.1 4.1
Never 4 1 1
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
My colleagues are willing to listen to my work-related problems.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 132 33.9 34.2
Often 140 36 36.3
Sometimes 96 24.7 24.9
Rarely 16 4.1 4.1
Never 2 0.5 0.5
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
There is friction or anger between colleagues.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 10 2.6 2.6
Often 27 6.9 7
Sometimes 127 32.6 32.7
Rarely 188 48.3 48.5
Never 36 9.3 9.3
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I am subject to unkind words or behaviour.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 2 0.5 0.5
Often 15 3.9 3.9
Sometimes 32 8.2 8.2
Rarely 130 33.4 33.5
Never 209 53.7 53.9
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I am subject to bullying at work.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 3 0.8 0.8
Often 5 1.3 1.3
Sometimes 36 9.3 9.3
Rarely 65 16.7 16.8
Never 279 71.7 71.9
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
Relationships at work are strained.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 9 2.3 2.3
Often 24 6.2 6.2
Sometimes 103 26.5 26.5
Rarely 188 48.3 48.5
Never 64 16.5 16.5
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I am clear what is expected of me at work.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 147 37.8 38
Often 137 35.2 35.4
Sometimes 57 14.7 14.7
Rarely 28 7.2 7.2
Never 17 4.4 4.4
6 1 0.3 0.3
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I know how to go about getting my job done.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 213 54.8 55.2
Often 159 40.9 41.2
Sometimes 14 3.6 3.6
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
I am clear what my duties and responsibilities are.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 207 53.2 53.5
Often 145 37.3 37.5
Sometimes 29 7.5 7.5
Rarely 5 1.3 1.3
Never 1 0.3 0.3
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
Staff are consulted about change at work.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 68 17.5 17.6
Often 164 42.2 42.4
Sometimes 103 26.5 26.6
Rarely 44 11.3 11.4
Never 8 2.1 2.1
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
I have sufficient opportunities to question managers about change.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 98 25.2 25.3
Often 113 29 29.2
Sometimes 110 28.3 28.4
Rarely 57 14.7 14.7
Never 9 2.3 2.3
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
When changes are made, I am clear how they will work out in practice.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 52 13.4 13.5
Often 143 36.8 37
Sometimes 132 33.9 34.2
Rarely 47 12.1 12.2
Never 12 3.1 3.1
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, have you applied for a job in the APS?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes in my agency 117 30.15 30.15
Yes in another agency 82 21.13 21.13
No 210 54.12 54.12
Not sure 1 0.26 0.26
Missing Missing
Total 388
Based on your most recent experience in applying for a job in the APS, what was the outcome of the process?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid I was offered the job 104 26.7 54.7
I was not offered the job 49 12.6 25.8
I withdrew my application 2 0.5 1.1
Availability of the job was withdrawn 4 1 2.1
The process is not yet complete 22 5.7 11.6
Other 9 2.3 4.7
Total 190 48.8 100
Missing Missing 199 51.2
Total 389 100
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?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid I was not advised 8 2.1 4.4
1 month or less 34 8.7 18.8
1month to <2months 68 17.5 37.6
2 months to <3months 33 8.5 18.2
3 months to <4months 21 5.4 11.6
4 months to <9months 15 3.9 8.3
9 months to <18months 2 0.5 1.1
Total 181 46.5 100
Missing Missing 208 53.5
Total 389 100
I found the process overly demanding.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 22 5.7 12.4
Agree 42 10.8 23.6
Neither agree nor disagree 35 9 19.7
Disagree 71 18.3 39.9
Strongly disagree 6 1.5 3.4
Not sure 2 0.5 1.1
Total 178 45.8 100
Missing Missing 211 54.2
Total 389 100
I found the process difficult to understand.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 5 1.3 2.8
Agree 15 3.9 8.4
Neither agree nor disagree 29 7.5 16.3
Disagree 105 27 59
Strongly disagree 21 5.4 11.8
Not sure 3 0.8 1.7
Total 178 45.8 100
Missing Missing 211 54.2
Total 389 100
I thought the process took far too long to complete.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 34 8.7 19.1
Agree 50 12.9 28.1
Neither agree nor disagree 35 9 19.7
Disagree 48 12.3 27
Strongly disagree 9 2.3 5.1
Not sure 2 0.5 1.1
Total 178 45.8 100
Missing Missing 211 54.2
Total 389 100
I believe that the process was transparent.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 8 2.1 4.5
Agree 93 23.9 52.2
Neither agree nor disagree 38 9.8 21.3
Disagree 21 5.4 11.8
Strongly disagree 14 3.6 7.9
Not sure 4 1 2.2
Total 178 45.8 100
Missing Missing 211 54.2
Total 389 100
I believe that the process was conducted efficiently (e.g. streamlined processes).
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 11 2.8 6.2
Agree 67 17.2 37.6
Neither agree nor disagree 52 13.4 29.2
Disagree 33 8.5 18.5
Strongly disagree 11 2.8 6.2
Not sure 4 1 2.2
Total 178 45.8 100
Missing Missing 211 54.2
Total 389 100
I believe that the process was fair.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 15 3.9 8.5
Agree 88 22.6 50
Neither agree nor disagree 47 12.1 26.7
Disagree 14 3.6 8
Strongly disagree 6 1.5 3.4
Not sure 6 1.5 3.4
Total 176 45.2 100
Missing Missing 213 54.8
Total 389 100
I was provided adequate opportunity to seek feedback on my application, interview and/or other selection method used.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 15 3.9 8.4
Agree 69 17.7 38.8
Neither agree nor disagree 50 12.9 28.1
Disagree 19 4.9 10.7
Strongly disagree 11 2.8 6.2
Not sure 14 3.6 7.9
Total 178 45.8 100
Missing Missing 211 54.2
Total 389 100
I was left with a positive impression of the agency following the selection process.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 16 4.1 9.1
Agree 81 20.8 46
Neither agree nor disagree 39 10 22.2
Disagree 26 6.7 14.8
Strongly disagree 10 2.6 5.7
Not sure 4 1 2.3
Total 176 45.2 100
Missing Missing 213 54.8
Total 389 100
Do you intend to leave your agency in the next two years?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes, to retire 18 4.64 4.64
Yes, to pursue a job in another APS agency 105 27.06 27.06
Yes, to pursue a job outside the APS 64 16.49 16.49
Yes, to study 14 3.61 3.61
Yes, other 22 5.67 5.67
No 100 25.77 25.77
Not sure 113 29.12 29.12
Missing
Total 388
My desire to relocate:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 27 6.9 15.7
Somewhat important 26 6.7 15.1
Not important 70 18 40.7
Not sure 10 2.6 5.8
NA 39 10 22.7
Total 172 44.2 100
Missing Missing 217 55.8
Total 389 100
My desire to gain further experience:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 101 26 58.4
Somewhat important 45 11.6 26
Not important 14 3.6 8.1
NA 13 3.3 7.5
Total 173 44.5 100
Missing Missing 216 55.5
Total 389 100
My desire to try a different type of work or seeking a career change:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 42 10.8 24.3
Somewhat important 73 18.8 42.2
Not important 35 9 20.2
Not sure 4 1 2.3
NA 19 4.9 11
Total 173 44.5 100
Missing Missing 216 55.5
Total 389 100
My interests do not match the responsibilities of my current job:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 37 9.5 21.4
Somewhat important 48 12.3 27.7
Not important 49 12.6 28.3
Not sure 3 0.8 1.7
NA 36 9.3 20.8
Total 173 44.5 100
Missing Missing 216 55.5
Total 389 100
The lack of opportunity to work on innovative or ‘leading edge’ projects in my current job:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 49 12.6 28.2
Somewhat important 51 13.1 29.3
Not important 41 10.5 23.6
Not sure 4 1 2.3
NA 29 7.5 16.7
Total 174 44.7 100
Missing Missing 215 55.3
Total 389 100
The lack of future career opportunities in my current agency:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 112 28.8 64.4
Somewhat important 41 10.5 23.6
Not important 10 2.6 5.7
Not sure 2 0.5 1.1
NA 9 2.3 5.2
Total 174 44.7 100
Missing Missing 215 55.3
Total 389 100
The lack of recognition in my current agency for doing a good job:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 39 10 22.7
Somewhat important 51 13.1 29.7
Not important 53 13.6 30.8
Not sure 4 1 2.3
NA 25 6.4 14.5
Total 172 44.2 100
Missing Missing 217 55.8
Total 389 100
Promotions in my current agency are generally not based on fair and transparent recruitment processes:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 29 7.5 17.1
Somewhat important 28 7.2 16.5
Not important 43 11.1 25.3
Not sure 14 3.6 8.2
NA 56 14.4 32.9
Total 170 43.7 100
Missing Missing 219 56.3
Total 389 100
Senior leadership in my current agency is of a poor quality:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 38 9.8 22.1
Somewhat important 43 11.1 25
Not important 38 9.8 22.1
Not sure 6 1.5 3.5
NA 47 12.1 27.3
Total 172 44.2 100
Missing Missing 217 55.8
Total 389 100
My current remuneration package:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 39 10 22.7
Somewhat important 68 17.5 39.5
Not important 48 12.3 27.9
NA 17 4.4 9.9
Total 172 44.2 100
Missing Missing 217 55.8
Total 389 100
Other [Please specify] Q190 ……………..:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 14 3.6 87.5
NA 2 0.5 12.5
Total 16 4.1 100
Missing Missing 373 95.9
Total 389 100
If you are intending to leave the APS, would you consider returning to work in the APS in the future?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 87 22.4 46.3
No 7 1.8 3.7
Not sure 30 7.7 16
NA 64 16.5 34
Total 188 48.3 100
Missing Missing 201 51.7
Total 389 100
Have you been at your current substantive classification level for at least five years?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 128 32.9 33.1
No 254 65.3 65.6
Not sure 5 1.3 1.3
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
Responsibility for managing staff?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Increased greatly 23 5.9 15.3
Increased slightly 32 8.2 21.3
Neither increase nor decreased 68 17.5 45.3
Decreased slightly 11 2.8 7.3
Decreased greatly 12 3.1 8
Not sure 4 1 2.7
Total 150 38.6 100
Missing Missing 239 61.4
Total 389 100
Level of financial delegation?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Increased greatly 12 3.1 8
Increased slightly 22 5.7 14.7
Neither increase nor decreased 92 23.7 61.3
Decreased slightly 6 1.5 4
Decreased greatly 12 3.1 8
Not sure 6 1.5 4
Total 150 38.6 100
Missing Missing 239 61.4
Total 389 100
Size of budget?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Increased greatly 17 4.4 11.4
Increased slightly 21 5.4 14.1
Neither increase nor decreased 78 20.1 52.3
Decreased slightly 7 1.8 4.7
Decreased greatly 17 4.4 11.4
Not sure 9 2.3 6
Total 149 38.3 100
Missing Missing 240 61.7
Total 389 100
Responsibility for managing sensitive stakeholder relationships?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Increased greatly 30 7.7 20
Increased slightly 31 8 20.7
Neither increase nor decreased 66 17 44
Decreased slightly 9 2.3 6
Decreased greatly 8 2.1 5.3
Not sure 6 1.5 4
Total 150 38.6 100
Missing Missing 239 61.4
Total 389 100
Requirement to deal with a complex working environment?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Increased greatly 53 13.6 31.7
Increased slightly 50 12.9 29.9
Neither increase nor decreased 52 13.4 31.1
Decreased slightly 4 1 2.4
Decreased greatly 4 1 2.4
Not sure 4 1 2.4
Total 167 42.9 100
Missing Missing 222 57.1
Total 389 100
Level of autonomy or independence?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Increased greatly 28 7.2 17.3
Increased slightly 46 11.8 28.4
Neither increase nor decreased 47 12.1 29
Decreased slightly 23 5.9 14.2
Decreased greatly 15 3.9 9.3
Not sure 3 0.8 1.9
Total 162 41.6 100
Missing Missing 227 58.4
Total 389 100
Job requirements in terms of skills, knowledge or qualifications?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Increased greatly 36 9.3 22.1
Increased slightly 49 12.6 30.1
Neither increase nor decreased 70 18 42.9
Decreased slightly 4 1 2.5
Decreased greatly 1 0.3 0.6
Not sure 3 0.8 1.8
Total 163 41.9 100
Missing Missing 226 58.1
Total 389 100
Workload (e.g. the number or size of tasks to be completed within a given timeframe)?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Increased greatly 49 12.6 30.2
Increased slightly 59 15.2 36.4
Neither increase nor decreased 35 9 21.6
Decreased slightly 13 3.3 8
Decreased greatly 3 0.8 1.9
Not sure 3 0.8 1.9
Total 162 41.6 100
Missing Missing 227 58.4
Total 389 100
Do you have a documented performance plan for your current job?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 318 81.7 83.5
No 63 16.2 16.5
Total 381 97.9 100
Missing Missing 8 2.1
Total 389 100
Have you received formal individual performance feedback in your current agency in the last 12 months?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 336 86.4 86.4
No 53 13.6 13.6
Total 389 100 100
From what sources did you receive formal individual performance feedback in the last 12 months?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Your supervisor 321 82.73 82.73
Someone more senior (other than your supervisor) 54 13.92 13.92
Co-worker 28 7.22 7.22
Someone more junior than you 22 5.67 5.67
Client 15 3.87 3.87
Consultant/service provider 5 1.29 1.29
Representative of another APS agency 1 0.26 0.26
Minister or ministerial adviser 1 0.26 0.26
Other 2 0.52 0.52
Missing
Total 388
The way in which the performance feedback session was conducted provided me with the assistance/ guidance I needed.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 56 14.4 17.2
Agree 174 44.7 53.4
Neither agree nor disagree 47 12.1 14.4
Disagree 29 7.5 8.9
Strongly disagree 17 4.4 5.2
Not sure 3 0.8 0.9
Total 326 83.8 100
Missing Missing 63 16.2
Total 389 100
My most recent performance review will help me improve my performance.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 37 9.5 11.1
Agree 134 34.4 40.4
Neither agree nor disagree 84 21.6 25.3
Disagree 56 14.4 16.9
Strongly disagree 17 4.4 5.1
Not sure 4 1 1.2
Total 332 85.3 100
Missing Missing 57 14.7
Total 389 100
My learning and development needs were adequately considered as part of the performance feedback discussion.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 57 14.7 17.2
Agree 156 40.1 47.1
Neither agree nor disagree 55 14.1 16.6
Disagree 36 9.3 10.9
Strongly disagree 19 4.9 5.7
Not sure 8 2.1 2.4
Total 331 85.1 100
Missing Missing 58 14.9
Total 389 100
My performance feedback discussion included how my performance aligns with the APS Values and Code of Conduct.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 34 8.7 10.5
Agree 124 31.9 38.2
Neither agree nor disagree 78 20.1 24
Disagree 64 16.5 19.7
Strongly disagree 19 4.9 5.8
Not sure 6 1.5 1.8
Total 325 83.5 100
Missing Missing 64 16.5
Total 389 100
My performance feedback discussion included how my performance aligns with business outcomes.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 53 13.6 16.4
Agree 146 37.5 45.1
Neither agree nor disagree 56 14.4 17.3
Disagree 51 13.1 15.7
Strongly disagree 14 3.6 4.3
Not sure 4 1 1.2
Total 324 83.3 100
Missing Missing 65 16.7
Total 389 100
I complete my assigned duties.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 319 82 82.2
Often 64 16.5 16.5
Sometimes 2 0.5 0.5
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
NA 2 0.5 0.5
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I fulfil the responsibilities set out in my performance plan.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 269 69.2 70.6
Often 71 18.3 18.6
Sometimes 4 1 1
Not sure 5 1.3 1.3
NA 32 8.2 8.4
Total 381 97.9 100
Missing Missing 8 2.1
Total 389 100
I perform the tasks that are expected of me.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 333 85.6 85.8
Often 45 11.6 11.6
Sometimes 3 0.8 0.8
Rarely 1 0.3 0.3
Not sure 5 1.3 1.3
NA 1 0.3 0.3
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
I meet the formal performance requirements of my job.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Always 332 85.3 85.6
Often 42 10.8 10.8
Sometimes 2 0.5 0.5
Not sure 7 1.8 1.8
NA 5 1.3 1.3
Total 388 99.7 100
Missing Missing 1 0.3
Total 389 100
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:
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid 4 4 1 1.1
5 2 0.5 0.5
6 8 2.1 2.1
7 58 14.9 15.3
8 168 43.2 44.2
9 87 22.4 22.9
10 43 11.1 11.3
11 10 2.6 2.6
Total 380 97.7 100
Missing Missing 9 2.3
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months have your learning and development needs been identified and agreed to with your manager?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes, fully identified 146 37.5 37.8
Yes, to some extent 164 42.2 42.5
No 68 17.5 17.6
Not sure 8 2.1 2.1
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
Based on your experience in the workplace, please rate your level of satisfaction with:...your own access to learning and development opportunities in your agency?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 81 20.8 21.5
Satisfied 161 41.4 42.7
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 73 18.8 19.4
Dissatisfied 44 11.3 11.7
Very dissatisfied 13 3.3 3.4
NA 5 1.3 1.3
Total 377 96.9 100
Missing Missing 12 3.1
Total 389 100
Based on your experience in the workplace, please rate your level of satisfaction with:...the quality of formal training and education courses (off-the-job) in your agency?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 62 15.9 16.5
Satisfied 162 41.6 43.1
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 77 19.8 20.5
Dissatisfied 28 7.2 7.4
Very dissatisfied 12 3.1 3.2
NA 35 9 9.3
Total 376 96.7 100
Missing Missing 13 3.3
Total 389 100
Based on your experience in the workplace, please rate your level of satisfaction with:...the quality of informal, on-the-job training in your agency?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 60 15.4 16
Satisfied 160 41.1 42.6
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 85 21.9 22.6
Dissatisfied 38 9.8 10.1
Very dissatisfied 7 1.8 1.9
NA 26 6.7 6.9
Total 376 96.7 100
Missing Missing 13 3.3
Total 389 100
Based on your experience in the workplace, please rate your level of satisfaction with:...the quality of coaching or mentoring in your agency?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 57 14.7 15.2
Satisfied 126 32.4 33.5
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 77 19.8 20.5
Dissatisfied 48 12.3 12.8
Very dissatisfied 24 6.2 6.4
NA 44 11.3 11.7
Total 376 96.7 100
Missing Missing 13 3.3
Total 389 100
Based on your experience in the workplace, please rate your level of satisfaction with:..the quality of elearning
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very satisfied 10 2.6 2.7
Satisfied 46 11.8 12.3
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 85 21.9 22.7
Dissatisfied 28 7.2 7.5
Very dissatisfied 17 4.4 4.5
NA 189 48.6 50.4
Total 375 96.4 100
Missing Missing 14 3.6
Total 389 100
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?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very high 25 6.4 6.6
High 111 28.5 29.2
Moderate 137 35.2 36.1
Low 43 11.1 11.3
Very low 25 6.4 6.6
Not sure 5 1.3 1.3
NA 34 8.7 8.9
Total 380 97.7 100
Missing Missing 9 2.3
Total 389 100
How much time did you spend in learning and development activities off-the-job during the last 12 months?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid No time 40 10.3 10.3
1-2 days 126 32.4 32.6
3-5 days 126 32.4 32.6
6-10 days 60 15.4 15.5
More than 10 days 29 7.5 7.5
Not sure 6 1.5 1.6
Total 387 99.5 100
Missing Missing 2 0.5
Total 389 100
In the last 12 months, has your work group implemented any innovations?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 193 49.6 50.7
No 117 30.1 30.7
Not sure 71 18.3 18.6
Total 381 97.9 100
Missing Missing 8 2.1
Total 389 100
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?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Your policy thinking 57 14.7 100
Your services 94 24.2 100
The way you provide your services (not including the way you interact with stakeholders) 101 26 100
The way you interact with stakeholders 95 24.4 100
Your administrative or organisational processes the way you look at problems or challenge assumptions 144 37 100
Other 59 15.2 100
Missing
Total
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :The Australian Government (e.g. Ministers)
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 28 7.2 15.2
Somewhat important 43 11.1 23.4
not important 76 19.5 41.3
Not sure 8 2.1 4.3
NA 29 7.5 15.8
Total 184 47.3 100
Missing Missing 205 52.7
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :Your agency’s senior leadership (outside your work group)
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 91 23.4 48.4
Somewhat important 48 12.3 25.5
not important 32 8.2 17
Not sure 6 1.5 3.2
NA 11 2.8 5.9
Total 188 48.3 100
Missing Missing 201 51.7
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :You or other members of your work group
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 133 34.2 70
Somewhat important 42 10.8 22.1
not important 11 2.8 5.8
Not sure 3 0.8 1.6
NA 1 0.3 0.5
Total 190 48.8 100
Missing Missing 199 51.2
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :Other Commonwealth agencies
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 18 4.6 9.7
Somewhat important 74 19 40
not important 66 17 35.7
Not sure 5 1.3 2.7
NA 22 5.7 11.9
Total 185 47.6 100
Missing Missing 204 52.4
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :State/Territory agencies
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 8 2.1 4.3
Somewhat important 53 13.6 28.6
not important 79 20.3 42.7
Not sure 6 1.5 3.2
NA 39 10 21.1
Total 185 47.6 100
Missing Missing 204 52.4
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :Local government agencies
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 1 0.3 0.5
Somewhat important 11 2.8 6
not important 108 27.8 58.7
Not sure 10 2.6 5.4
NA 54 13.9 29.3
Total 184 47.3 100
Missing Missing 205 52.7
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :Groups representing communities (e.g. local community groups, Indigenous groups)
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 10 2.6 5.4
Somewhat important 31 8 16.8
not important 88 22.6 47.6
Not sure 9 2.3 4.9
NA 47 12.1 25.4
Total 185 47.6 100
Missing Missing 204 52.4
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :Other non-government organisations (e.g. environmental groups, charities)
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 8 2.1 4.3
Somewhat important 25 6.4 13.5
not important 96 24.7 51.9
Not sure 8 2.1 4.3
NA 48 12.3 25.9
Total 185 47.6 100
Missing Missing 204 52.4
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :Industry stakeholders (e.g. industry/business groups, individual business)
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 38 9.8 20.5
Somewhat important 45 11.6 24.3
not important 57 14.7 30.8
Not sure 9 2.3 4.9
NA 36 9.3 19.5
Total 185 47.6 100
Missing Missing 204 52.4
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :Tertiary education and/or research groups
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 8 2.1 4.3
Somewhat important 39 10 21.1
not important 82 21.1 44.3
Not sure 9 2.3 4.9
NA 47 12.1 25.4
Total 185 47.6 100
Missing Missing 204 52.4
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :Unions
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Somewhat important 18 4.6 9.7
not important 103 26.5 55.7
Not sure 10 2.6 5.4
NA 54 13.9 29.2
Total 185 47.6 100
Missing Missing 204 52.4
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :Outsourced service providers (e.g. job network providers)
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 11 2.8 5.9
Somewhat important 22 5.7 11.8
not important 93 23.9 50
Not sure 9 2.3 4.8
NA 51 13.1 27.4
Total 186 47.8 100
Missing Missing 203 52.2
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :Other contractors or consultants
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 28 7.2 15.1
Somewhat important 46 11.8 24.7
not important 64 16.5 34.4
Not sure 8 2.1 4.3
NA 40 10.3 21.5
Total 186 47.8 100
Missing Missing 203 52.2
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :Members of the public
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 21 5.4 11.4
Somewhat important 46 11.8 25
not important 69 17.7 37.5
Not sure 11 2.8 6
NA 37 9.5 20.1
Total 184 47.3 100
Missing Missing 205 52.7
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; :Other
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 6 1.5 22.2
Somewhat important 2 0.5 7.4
not important 3 0.8 11.1
Not sure 1 0.3 3.7
NA 15 3.9 55.6
Total 27 6.9 100
Missing Missing 362 93.1
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; has it had any of the following effects: Reduced the cost of doing your work
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Large positive effect 15 3.9 8.4
Small positive effect 53 13.6 29.6
Neither positive nor negative effect 53 13.6 29.6
Small negative effect 8 2.1 4.5
Large negative effect 6 1.5 3.4
Not sure 16 4.1 8.9
NA 28 7.2 15.6
Total 179 46 100
Missing Missing 210 54
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; has it had any of the following effects: Streamlined your administrative procedures
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Large positive effect 50 12.9 27.2
Small positive effect 68 17.5 37
Neither positive nor negative effect 27 6.9 14.7
Small negative effect 17 4.4 9.2
Large negative effect 6 1.5 3.3
Not sure 8 2.1 4.3
NA 8 2.1 4.3
Total 184 47.3 100
Missing Missing 205 52.7
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; has it had any of the following effects: Improved the quality of your work
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Large positive effect 57 14.7 31.1
Small positive effect 82 21.1 44.8
Neither positive nor negative effect 23 5.9 12.6
Small negative effect 3 0.8 1.6
Large negative effect 2 0.5 1.1
Not sure 8 2.1 4.4
NA 8 2.1 4.4
Total 183 47 100
Missing Missing 206 53
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; has it had any of the following effects: Improved your client or service user satisfaction
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Large positive effect 45 11.6 24.7
Small positive effect 62 15.9 34.1
Neither positive nor negative effect 37 9.5 20.3
Small negative effect 11 2.8 6
Large negative effect 2 0.5 1.1
Not sure 10 2.6 5.5
NA 15 3.9 8.2
Total 182 46.8 100
Missing Missing 207 53.2
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; has it had any of the following effects: Improved your client or user access to information
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Large positive effect 46 11.8 25.3
Small positive effect 72 18.5 39.6
Neither positive nor negative effect 31 8 17
Small negative effect 4 1 2.2
Large negative effect 7 1.8 3.8
Not sure 22 5.7 12.1
NA 182 46.8 100
Missing Missing 207 53.2
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; has it had any of the following effects: Improved your job satisfaction
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Large positive effect 40 10.3 21.7
Small positive effect 76 19.5 41.3
Neither positive nor negative effect 48 12.3 26.1
Small negative effect 9 2.3 4.9
Large negative effect 1 0.3 0.5
Not sure 3 0.8 1.6
NA 7 1.8 3.8
Total 184 47.3 100
Missing Missing 205 52.7
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; has it had any of the following effects: Improved your workplace (i.e. where your work is done)
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Large positive effect 28 7.2 15.3
Small positive effect 64 16.5 35
Neither positive nor negative effect 60 15.4 32.8
Small negative effect 10 2.6 5.5
Large negative effect 8 2.1 4.4
Not sure 13 3.3 7.1
NA 183 47 100
Missing Missing 206 53
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; has it had any of the following effects: Improved the effectiveness of cross-agency collaboration
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Large positive effect 19 4.9 10.4
Small positive effect 61 15.7 33.5
Neither positive nor negative effect 49 12.6 26.9
Small negative effect 2 0.5 1.1
Large negative effect 16 4.1 8.8
Not sure 35 9 19.2
NA 182 46.8 100
Missing Missing 207 53.2
Total 389 100
Thinking of the most significant innovation that was implemented by your work group in the last 12 months; has it had any of the following effects: Other [Please specify].Q273...........
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Very important 1 0.3 7.7
Somewhat important 1 0.3 7.7
6 1 0.3 7.7
7 10 2.6 76.9
Total 13 3.3 100
Missing Missing 376 96.7
Total 389 100
Do you believe there are any barriers to implementing innovations in your workplace?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes 188 48.3 50
No 134 34.4 35.6
Not sure 54 13.9 14.4
Total 376 96.7 100
Missing Missing 13 3.3
Total 389 100
What are the barriers to implementing innovations in your workplace?
Frequency Percent of those who believe there are barriers Percent of sample
Valid Unwillingness to take risks 91 48.4 23.45
Resistance to change by managers 98 52.13 25.26
Employees believe ideas will not be considered 61 32.45 15.72
Budget restrictions 111 59.04 28.61
Political Uncertainty (e.g. Frequent changes of government or ministers) 29 15.43 7.47
Lack of incentives 41 21.81 10.57
Technological barriers 56 29.79 14.43
Other 28 14.89 7.22
188
Total 388
I am always looking for better ways to do things.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 127 32.6 33.8
Agree 212 54.5 56.4
Neither agree nor disagree 30 7.7 8
Disagree 7 1.8 1.9
Total 376 96.7 100
Missing Missing 13 3.3
Total 389 100
I am prepared to challenge others’ thinking and points of view in order to solve problems in my workplace.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 120 30.8 32
Agree 210 54 56
Neither agree nor disagree 34 8.7 9.1
Disagree 10 2.6 2.7
Strongly disagree 1 0.3 0.3
Total 375 96.4 100
Missing Missing 14 3.6
Total 389 100
I receive support from my manager when I suggest new ideas.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 75 19.3 19.9
Agree 195 50.1 51.7
Neither agree nor disagree 77 19.8 20.4
Disagree 23 5.9 6.1
Strongly disagree 6 1.5 1.6
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 377 96.9 100
Missing Missing 12 3.1
Total 389 100
I know exactly who needs to hear about my ideas so that they can be evaluated.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 60 15.4 15.9
Agree 202 51.9 53.6
Neither agree nor disagree 68 17.5 18
Disagree 34 8.7 9
Strongly disagree 3 0.8 0.8
Not sure 10 2.6 2.7
Total 377 96.9 100
Missing Missing 12 3.1
Total 389 100
There are established processes for evaluating my ideas.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 18 4.6 4.8
Agree 115 29.6 30.6
Neither agree nor disagree 114 29.3 30.3
Disagree 76 19.5 20.2
Strongly disagree 22 5.7 5.9
Not sure 31 8 8.2
Total 376 96.7 100
Missing Missing 13 3.3
Total 389 100
Employees in my workplace have autonomy and freedom in carrying out their job roles.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 45 11.6 11.9
Agree 203 52.2 53.8
Neither agree nor disagree 71 18.3 18.8
Disagree 32 8.2 8.5
Strongly disagree 15 3.9 4
Not sure 11 2.8 2.9
Total 377 96.9 100
Missing Missing 12 3.1
Total 389 100
Employees in my workplace are provided with enough time and resources to try out new ideas.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 14 3.6 3.7
Agree 127 32.6 33.7
Neither agree nor disagree 115 29.6 30.5
Disagree 72 18.5 19.1
Strongly disagree 27 6.9 7.2
Not sure 22 5.7 5.8
Total 377 96.9 100
Missing Missing 12 3.1
Total 389 100
My workplace encourages innovation and the development of new ideas.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 31 8 8.2
Agree 168 43.2 44.6
Neither agree nor disagree 92 23.7 24.4
Disagree 55 14.1 14.6
Strongly disagree 20 5.1 5.3
Not sure 11 2.8 2.9
Total 377 96.9 100
Missing Missing 12 3.1
Total 389 100
My workplace is prepared to pilot and trial new ideas.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 35 9 9.3
Agree 157 40.4 41.6
Neither agree nor disagree 98 25.2 26
Disagree 43 11.1 11.4
Strongly disagree 16 4.1 4.2
Not sure 28 7.2 7.4
Total 377 96.9 100
Missing Missing 12 3.1
Total 389 100
My workplace celebrates its successes in innovation and learns from everything it does.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 26 6.7 6.9
Agree 140 36 37
Neither agree nor disagree 116 29.8 30.7
Disagree 54 13.9 14.3
Strongly disagree 23 5.9 6.1
Not sure 19 4.9 5
Total 378 97.2 100
Missing Missing 11 2.8
Total 389 100
My workplace shares its ideas and encourages their wider use.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 29 7.5 7.7
Agree 153 39.3 40.6
Neither agree nor disagree 106 27.2 28.1
Disagree 47 12.1 12.5
Strongly disagree 17 4.4 4.5
Not sure 25 6.4 6.6
Total 377 96.9 100
Missing Missing 12 3.1
Total 389 100
My workplace has reward or incentive programs that encourage innovation.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 3 0.8 0.8
Agree 27 6.9 7.2
Neither agree nor disagree 81 20.8 21.5
Disagree 142 36.5 37.8
Strongly disagree 71 18.3 18.9
Not sure 52 13.4 13.8
Total 376 96.7 100
Missing Missing 13 3.3
Total 389 100
During the last 12 months, did you officially use any online social media and networking tools for work purposes?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes - for working with government stakeholders 60 15.46 15.46
Yes - working with non-government stakeholders 58 14.95 14.95
No 209 53.87 53.87
Not sure 18 4.64 4.64
Missing
Total 388
To what extent do you agree that the use of social media and networking tools helped you to more effectively carry out your work::...with government stakeholders? (e.g. within your agency or with other Commonwealth, state or local government agencies)
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 15 3.9 15.8
Agree 35 9 36.8
Neither agree nor disagree 25 6.4 26.3
Disagree 9 2.3 9.5
Strongly disagree 2 0.5 2.1
Not sure 9 2.3 9.5
Total 95 24.4 100
Missing Missing 294 75.6
Total 389 100
To what extent do you agree that the use of social media and networking tools helped you to more effectively carry out your work::...with non-government stakeholders? (e.g. community groups, industry/business, members of the public)
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 18 4.6 18.6
Agree 34 8.7 35.1
Neither agree nor disagree 29 7.5 29.9
Disagree 6 1.5 6.2
Strongly disagree 2 0.5 2.1
Not sure 8 2.1 8.2
Total 97 24.9 100
Missing Missing 292 75.1
Total 389 100
Does your agency provide guidance on ethical considerations in using online social media and networking tools?
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Yes for work use 131 33.68 33.68
Yes, for personal or home use 60 15.42 15.42
No 50 12.85 12.85
Not sure 104 26.74 26.74
Missing
Total 389
My workplace culture supports people to achieve a good work/life balance.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 109 28 28.2
Agree 181 46.5 46.9
Neither agree nor disagree 48 12.3 12.4
Disagree 35 9 9.1
Strongly disagree 12 3.1 3.1
Not sure 1 0.3 0.3
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
My input is adequately sought and considered about decisions that directly affect me.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 79 20.3 20.5
Agree 165 42.4 42.7
Neither agree nor disagree 65 16.7 16.8
Disagree 57 14.7 14.8
Strongly disagree 17 4.4 4.4
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
My agency actively encourages ethical behaviour by all of its employees.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 159 40.9 41.2
Agree 160 41.1 41.5
Neither agree nor disagree 47 12.1 12.2
Disagree 13 3.3 3.4
Strongly disagree 4 1 1
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
Senior managers in my agency lead by example in ethical behaviour.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 119 30.6 30.8
Agree 157 40.4 40.7
Neither agree nor disagree 59 15.2 15.3
Disagree 31 8 8
Strongly disagree 12 3.1 3.1
Not sure 8 2.1 2.1
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
Recruitment and promotion decisions in my agency are fair.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 68 17.5 17.6
Agree 164 42.2 42.5
Neither agree nor disagree 69 17.7 17.9
Disagree 44 11.3 11.4
Strongly disagree 12 3.1 3.1
Not sure 29 7.5 7.5
Total 386 99.2 100
Missing Missing 3 0.8
Total 389 100
I have confidence in the processes that my agency uses to resolve employee grievances.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 37 9.5 9.8
Agree 128 32.9 33.8
Neither agree nor disagree 96 24.7 25.3
Disagree 46 11.8 12.1
Strongly disagree 24 6.2 6.3
Not sure 48 12.3 12.7
Total 379 97.4 100
Missing Missing 10 2.6
Total 389 100
My agency is committed to creating a diverse workforce (for example gender, age, cultural background, disability status, Indigenous status).
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 46 11.8 11.9
Agree 167 42.9 43.4
Neither agree nor disagree 96 24.7 24.9
Disagree 25 6.4 6.5
Strongly disagree 5 1.3 1.3
Not sure 46 11.8 11.9
Total 385 99 100
Missing Missing 4 1
Total 389 100
My supervisor is effective in managing people.
Frequency Percent Valid Percent
Valid Strongly agree 99 25.4 26.3
Agree 161 41.4 42.7
Neither agree nor disagree 52 13.4 13.8
Disagree 39 10 10.3
Strongly disagree 23 5.9 6.1
Not sure 3 0.8 0.8
Total 377 96.9 100
Missing Missing 12 3.1
Total 389 100
My agency acted on concerns identified by last year’s State of the Service survey.
Frequency Percent
Valid Strongly agree 9 2.3 2.4
Agree 28 7.2 7.5
Neither agree nor disagree 40 10.3 10.7
Disagree 17 4.4 4.6
Strongly disagree 5 1.3 1.3
Not sure 274 70.4 73.5
Total 373 95.9 100
Missing Missing 16 4.1
Total 389 100