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The People Matter Survey is an employee opinion survey run by the Victorian Public Sector Commission.

It consists of a core survey with 6 optional modules.

The core survey monitors the application of the public sector values and employment principles within public sector organisations.

It contains questions about employee perceptions of the way the values and employment principles are demonstrated within the organisation by leaders, managers and colleagues and measures employee satisfaction and engagement.

The modules provide the option of exploring specific themes in detail.

In 2016 there were modules for diversity and inclusion, employee wellbeing, change management, career intentions, learning and development and sexual harassment.

All Health Services, Victorian Public Service Departments, Victoria Police and VPSC are mandated to participate annually. We encourage all other public sector organisations to participate every two years.

About the 2017 Survey

The next survey will take place in April and May 2017.  We are currently in the process of seeking organisational commitment.

About the 2016 Survey

The VPSC would like to thank all participating respondents and organisations for their support and efforts over the 8-week period.

In  2016

  • 299 organisations were invited to participate
  • 190 organisations agreed to participate representing over 180,000 employees
  • Over 62,000 people did respond to the survey – a response rate of 34%

Of the 190 organisations

  • 100 health services – 87 public health services, 1 private hospital, 12 Community Health Services
  • 12 TAFE institutes
  • 21 Arts, Finance, Transport & Other organisations
  • 4 Police and Emergency services organisations
  • 28 Victorian Public Service organisations
  • 25 Water organisations – 6 CMAs, 11 Water Corporations, 8 Land management and ports

Survey results were reported back to the participating organisation as both individual report suites and benchmark reports, for their own use.

Outcomes from the 2016 PMS can be found across a number of our Data Insight pieces.

Welcome to the People Matter Survey 2017

The People Matter Survey is a public sector employee opinion survey.


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