The APS employee census collects confidential attitude and opinion information from APS employees on important issues including their health and wellbeing, attendance, performance management, leadership, and general impressions of the APS. It is administered to all APS employees and is an opportunity for employees to tell the Australian Public Service Commissioner what they think about working in the APS.
Census reports from the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman can be found below.
|2018–19 Agency census report|
Overall the Office received excellent results with 88 per cent of staff responding to the survey. Key highlights include very good engagement scores which demonstrate staff are engaged and we saw a great improvement in employee wellbeing, which now ranks the Office at 13 out of 97 agencies. There were no major changes across the agency leading into the census period which had the potential to impact results. This year was the first year the Office included labour hire employees in the census, which may have impacted results in some areas including stability of employment, mobility and career advancement. In response to the census results, the Office is working on continually improving internal communication across all levels of employees, as well as continued efforts towards health and wellbeing and looking at initiatives to assist with career advancement and mobility issues.