Public service employee surveys

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that ongoing workplace improvement is based on evidence, such as that collected through public service employee surveys. Public service employee surveys allow the federal public service to identify what it is doing well and what it could be doing better to ensure the continuous improvement of people management practices in government. Better people management practices lead to better results for the public service, and in turn, better results for Canadians.

The federal public service conducts two surveys of its employees:

  • the Public Service Employee Survey, a comprehensive survey done every three years
  • the Public Service Employee Annual Survey, a short survey conducted every year in which the comprehensive survey isn't conducted
Public Service Employee Survey

The 2017 Public Service Employee Survey was conducted from to . The Public Service Employee Survey is led by the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, in collaboration with Statistics Canada. This comprehensive survey measures federal government employees' opinions about their engagement, leadership, workforce and workplace.

Previous years and related documents

Public Service Employee Annual Survey

The first Public Service Employee Annual Survey was conducted from to . The survey was administered by EKOS Research Associates Inc. on behalf of the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, and focused on aspects of the workplace such as respect, diversity and well-being.

A total of 129,997 employees in 74 federal departments and agencies responded to the survey, for a response rate of 52.0%.

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