APS Employee Census

The National Archives 2020 Australian Public Service Employee census results are outlined in the highlights report (PDF).

The main observations from the National Archives census results include:

  • The Wellbeing Index and Engagement Index have both improved slightly from last year and are both consistent with the wider APS result. Staff have a strong commitment to the APS and to the purpose of the National Archives.
  • Generally staff considered that there was no change to the way people worked or their wellbeing due to COVID-19. Overall staff had positive comments about the way COVID was managed including keeping staff safe, adapting to the changing situations, transitioning to working from home and communication.
  • A highlight was health and wellbeing, with strong results in relation to communicating about health and wellbeing and staff perceiving that the workplace cared about their health and wellbeing. As well as being a strong result compared to the APS, the result has improved since 2019.
  • Primary issues for staff were technology, change management and internal communication. There have been improvements in communication, innovation and an inclusive workplace culture compared to the previous census which suggests we are on the road to lifting these to a point where they are consistent with the rest of the APS.

2020 was a difficult year, which the National Archives has been able to navigate as successfully as possible. The National Archives will continue to focus on developing programs and strategies that best support staff in delivering our business outcomes and to build and maintain a culture and resources to attract, retain and develop skilled staff in this digital age.

2019 APS Employee Census

The National Archives 2019 Australian Public Service Employee census results are outlined in the highlights report (PDF).

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