Survey of Staffing: Organizational data release, October 2013 (13-17)


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The following e-mail was sent to Deputy Heads on November 12, 2013.

This letter is to inform you of the release of the organizational data reports regarding the findings of the Public Service Commission (PSC)’s latest Survey of Staffing (SOS).

The SOS is an important tool for understanding employees’ perceptions of staffing, as well as their awareness of their legal rights and responsibilities regarding political activities. The data is used to identify trends at the government-wide and organizational levels, to inform improvements to staffing policies and practices and our collective efforts to safeguard non-partisanship within the federal public service.

The latest data release on the PSC extranet site includes customized reports for each organization under the Public Service Employment Act with 350 or more employees. Each report includes survey findings for 37 key staffing questions and 4 questions related to awareness of legal rights and responsibilities regarding political activities. The reports also include average results for organizations of similar size and for the public service as a whole.

We encourage you to inform your employees of your organization’s survey results, as many of them participated in the survey.

We appreciate your continued support in communicating and encouraging employees to participate in the survey. We hope that the results will be informative and will support your efforts to improve staffing in your organization and safeguard the non-partisanship of the federal public service.

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

We value your feedback.

Jacqueline Bogden
Audit and Data Services Branch