On this page, you will find

  • Information for Employees
  • Information for Survey Coordinators

The 2017 survey period is currently underway.

This year, the survey again 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 2017 there are modules for diversity and inclusion, employee wellbeing, change management, career intentions, learning and development and sexual harassment.

Sample questions are available in the PMS resources, linked at the bottom of the page.

All Healthcare services, Victorian Public Service departments, Victoria Police and VPSC are mandated to participate annually. All other public sector organisations are encouraged to participate every two years.

Information for Employees

Participants are reminded that survey responses are entirely anonymous.

The survey is designed and coordinated by VPSC and conducted by ORIMA Research, an independent research organisation engaged by us to collect and process responses.

Participant anonymity is a priority for VPSC.  Individual responses are de-identified and kept confidential at all stages.

More information about the process and Anonymity is available on the Participants page.

Information for Survey Coordinators

The Survey Coordinator Information Kit is designed to provide you with the information you need to run the survey.  

You can also use the links below to download material you will need for the survey, including:

  • a template for your customised organisation structure/composition questions
  • invitation and reminder email templates
  • timelines
  • a poster to promote the survey and
  • the questions used within the core survey and modules

To help you promote the survey we have also prepared a statement summarising how we protect survey participant’s anonymity.

Link to the Coordinator Information Kit (PDF, 0.35MB, 23 pages)

Access all of the People Matter Survey 2017 Resource documents