Survey of Staffing: Organizational data release, November 2012 (12-30)


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The purpose of this note is to inform you of the release of the Organizational Data Reports based on the 2011 cycle of the Public Service Commission (PSC)’s Survey of Staffing (SOS).

Thank you for your continuing support for the SOS, one of the PSC’s principal tools for monitoring staffing within the federal public service. The information gathered is used for reporting at the government-wide and organizational levels and helps us improve staffing policies.

The latest data release on the PSC extranet site includes customized reports for each organization. Each report includes survey findings for 37 key questions, as well as four questions about non-candidacy political activities of federal public service employees, selected from both the manager and candidate components of the SOS. The reports also include average results for organizations of similar size, and for the public service as a whole.

In addition, a consolidated report of the 2011 cycle of the SOS (candidates and managers) summarizing all of the key findings at the public service–wide level will soon be available on the PSC extranet site.

We suggest that a note be circulated by e-mail among employees in your organization to inform them of this release.

Should you require further detail or wish to provide any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact

Elizabeth Murphy-Walsh
Audit and Data Services Branch