The APS Employee Census is a survey administered to all APS employees, and collects information on important workforce issues, such as job satisfaction, employee engagement, performance management and leadership.
The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations was formed on 1 July 2022 due to Machinery of Government changes. As a new entity staff from the former Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Attorney-General’s Department and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade were brought together to form the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.
APS Census 2023 will be the first for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.
2022 APS Employee Census - Highlights Report
The 2022 APS Employee Census results reflect staff sentiments for the former Department of Education, Skills, and Employment (DESE).
The DESE participation rate for the census was 83 per cent which was the same as the APS participation rate.
Overall, the results show a high level of motivation and professionalism from staff who indicated they are 'happy to go the extra mile' and suggest new ways of doing things. Staff also highly rated the people in their workgroup and had strong regard for their immediate supervisors and SES managers.
Due to Machinery of Government changes this resource is published and hosted on the Department of Education website.