Public Service Employee Survey
A message from the Chief Human Resources Officer
The Government of Canada has embraced the importance of data in its policy development. It is committed to ensuring that ongoing workplace improvement is based on evidence, such as that collected through the Public Service Employee Survey. The Public Service Employee Survey allows the federal public service to identify what it is doing well and what it could be doing better, from the perspective of its employees, in order to ensure the continuous improvement of people management practices in government. As the Chief Human Resources Officer, I am pleased to make the 2018 results publicly available, and to announce that additional analysis using modern tools will provide topic-specific information to my Office and stakeholders.
Monitoring the trends that employees express now on an annual basis speaks to our commitment to listening and acting to address their concerns or celebrate our strengths. Investing in this survey speaks to the importance we give to reinforcing a productive, healthy and respectful workplace, for an energized, innovative and inclusive workforce that is better able to meet the rapidly evolving expectations of employees and Canadians alike.
Better people management practices lead to better results for the public service, and in turn, better results for Canadians.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
2018 Public Service Employee Survey
The 2018 Public Service Employee Survey was conducted from to . The survey was administered by Advanis, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board of Canada. This comprehensive survey measured federal government employees' opinions about their engagement, leadership, workforce, workplace, workplace well-being and compensation.
A total of 163,121 employees in 84 federal departments and agencies responded to the 2018 Public Service Employee Survey, for a response rate of 57.7%.
- Results tables presented according to numerical order of questions
- Results tables presented according to people management themes
- Open datasets
- Highlights of results
- Summary report of results
- More information about the Public Service Employee Survey
- Participating departments and agencies
- Question number concordance with past surveys
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