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Public Service Employee Survey


The 2014 Public Service Employee Survey was conducted from August 25 to October 3, 2014.

The survey is now closed. We thank you for your participation. Your responses will inform and shape the people management practices in your organization now and in the future.

At the end of the sixth week of surveying, the preliminary response rate for the federal public service was 68.9% compared to 69.6% at the same time in 2011. The preliminary response rate includes electronic questionnaires only.

Response rate meter demonstrating 68.9% rate

A final response rate, including submitted electronic, paper and alternate format surveys, and based on final adjustments to employee counts, will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

The results of the 2014 Public Service Employee Survey will be released in two waves in early 2015

  • Wave I: Release of top-line results of the overall public service, departments and agencies, and by demographic characteristics; and
  • Wave II: Release of results for departments and agencies by organizational structure.

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.