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 ENGINE, an external service provider. 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).

2021 survey results

The summary results of the survey help agencies identify elements of good practice and areas in need of further improvement. The survey results also provide evidence to help target strategies to build NSW Public Sector capability.

The privacy of survey respondents is an important aspect in the design and management of the survey. The survey data is aggregated for reporting and response thresholds are applied to ensure that all survey responses remain anonymous and confidential.

The 2021 People Matter Employee survey was open to NSW public sector employees from 23 August to 17 September 2021. Reports for agencies, clusters and the sector in PDF can be found by clicking on the organisation name in the table below.

Response rates and reports

Click each of the below clusters to download their reports.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

See the PMES frequently asked questions page.