The NSW People Matter Employee Survey is the NSW public sector’s annual employee opinion survey.

This year’s survey will run from Monday 22 August to Friday 16 September 2022.

The survey asks employees about their experience and perceptions of a range of workplace issues and practices, including management and leadership, service delivery, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, public sector values, and unacceptable conduct.

The survey is conducted by the NSW Public Service Commission with assistance from NSW public sector agencies and Big Village, an external service provider.  Big Village (which was previously known as ENGINE) is a member of the Association of Market and Social Research Organisations (AMSRO) and adheres to the Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code 2014 (the Code).

People Matter Employee Survey 2021

PMES 2021 Response rates, reports and resources

Explore previous years reports

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

See the PMES frequently asked questions page.

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Please contact the People Matter Employee Survey team at