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Public Service Employee Survey

The 2014 Public Service Employee Survey has been extended!

All eligible employees of participating departments and agencies in the federal public service received  invitations to complete the 2014 Public Service Employee Survey via email. Eligible employees who have not yet received a survey invitation should contact Statistics Canada at  or 1-877-949-9492. Employees now have until October 3, 2014, to complete the survey. (The deadline to complete the Survey was extended for an additional week.)

As of September 21, the end of the fourth week of surveying, the preliminary response rate for the federal public service is 57% compared to 55.4% at the same time in 2011.

Response rate meter demonstrating 57% rate

The preliminary response rate includes electronic questionnaires only. A final response rate, including submitted electronic, paper and alternate format surveys, will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Stay tuned for weekly updates!

View the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

The Public Service Employee Survey has been conducted every three years since 1999. It provides employees the opportunity to voice their opinions on their leadership, workforce and work environment. It is conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Employee surveys are recognized as an organizational best practice to help engage employees and ensure an efficient and effective workplace. It is important to have reliable information on the state of the public service and the organizations that make it up. Ongoing surveys, such as the Public Service Employee Survey, help identify opportunities to optimize excellence in people management, innovation and productivity.