APS Employee Census

The Australian Public Service (APS) Employee Census is an annual survey conducted across the APS, designed to collect feedback from all staff on their experiences of work. The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations is committed to listening to and valuing all voices in our organisation.

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Our 2023 APS Employee Census results

We are proud to share our inaugural results of the APS Employee Census, which reflect the views of our staff since the establishment of the department on 1 July 2022. Between May and June 2023, 80% of our people responded to the Census survey.

The 2023 Census results demonstrate our commitment to fostering a curious and inclusive workplace culture and that our people are proud of the work we do.

Here is what our people say about working for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations:

Question DEWR APS
I suggest ideas to improve our way of doing things 90% 87%
My agency supports and actively promotes an inclusive workplace culture. 84% 80%
My Senior Executive leader ensures that work effort contributes to the strategic direction of the agency and the APS. 79% 73%
I recommend my agency as a good place to work. 78% 68%

Access our 2023 APS Employee Census Results and Action Plan below.

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Are you interested in joining #TeamDEWR?

We are committed to setting the standard as a model employer in the APS. If you are searching for a career in a modern workplace where you can make an impact, we invite you to consider joining us in the department of great jobs. Head to our Careers page for more information.

A word on interpreting our APS Employee Census results

If you are planning to analyse data from our results, we encourage you to consider it in context. The APS is composed of more than 100 agencies of varying sizes and functions. Similar agency sizes and functions should be taken into account when comparing data. More information on interpreting, benchmarking and comparing agency-level results is available on the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) website.