Welcome to the People Matter Survey 2019

Following extensive stakeholder consultation as part of the PMS review conducted in 2018, the survey questions will be underpinned by a theoretical framework. Based on this framework, the VPSC will provide additional reports in 2019 that will offer greater analysis of your results, and what factors are driving your organisation’s outcomes.

We are also offering organisations to opt in for transparency of results whereby the VPSC will publish your ‘top line’ aggregate results.

Information for Heads of Organisations and Human Resources Directors

We encourage your organisation to undertake the survey in 2019. If you choose to participate, you can select a 2 to 3 week survey period between 13 May and 14 June.

Please let us know whether or not you wish to participate in the survey by completing the following web-based participation form by Friday 8 March:


For further information on how to complete the participation form, please refer to our Guide for Organisation Heads and Human Resource Directors on the resources page. The guide provides information on the survey, timelines, the reporting of results and how anonymity is protected as well as recommendations on how you can promote the survey within your organisation.

If you have any questions, please contact us at people.matter@vpsc.vic.gov.au.

Information for Survey Coordinators

The Survey Coordinator Information Kit provides the information you need to run the survey. See the resources page for all PMS documents.

Use the link below to download material you need for the survey, including:

  • a template for organisation structure/composition questions invitation and reminder email templates
  • timelines
  • promotional material; a poster, a collection statement, and a privacy and anonymity statement that describes how we protect the identity of participants and
  • the questions used within the survey (coming soon)

Access all of the People Matter Survey 2019 Resource documents


Participants are reminded that the survey is 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.

Find more information about the process and, privacy and anonymity on the What PMS participants need to know page.