The I WORK FOR SA – Your Voice Survey is a voluntary, confidential and anonymous whole-of-government survey which will provide an opportunity for all South Australian Public Sector employees to have a say about their workplace.
About the survey
To access the survey, email email@example.com
or call 1800 065 312.
The Commissioner for Public Sector Employment invites all South Australian Public Sector employees to complete the first I WORK FOR SA – Your Voice Survey.
THE SURVEY OPENED ON 24 SEPTEMBER 2018 AND WILL CLOSE AT 5:00 PM ON 26 OCTOBER 2018
The survey will provide valuable insight to help ensure our sector is an employer of choice that positively serves our community.
It seeks the views of public sector employees and will gather information on their experiences at work and their perceptions on a range of workplace matters such as values, development, leadership, service and inclusivity.
The survey will supplement the Commissioner’s State of the Sector Report and will improve the quality of data available about the public sector workforce.
ORC International, an independent research company, bound by the Market Research Society’s Code of Conduct, will conduct the survey on behalf of the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment (OCPSE). ORC will ensure responses remain confidential and individual employees will not be identified. The survey can be completed during normal working hours.
The survey was released on 24 September 2018. A link to the survey was sent to all South Australian Public Sector employees in an email from the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The I WORK FOR SA – Your Voice Survey is open to South Australian Public Sector employees. For more detailed information about the survey, please see the FAQs below.
Who can participate?
All South Australian Public Sector employees, including independent agencies and state owned corporations, are invited to participate in the survey. This includes all full-time and part-time employees, casuals, graduates, apprentices, temporary employees (fixed term contract) and employees on leave. The survey is not open to volunteers or external contractors.
Why should I complete the survey?
The survey is an opportunity for all public sector employees to have a say about their workplace. It aims to measure employee perceptions on a range of workplace matters such as values, development, leadership, service, and inclusivity. This will help ensure the South Australian Public Sector is an employer of choice that positively serves our community.
Is it compulsory?
No, it isn’t. However, the more people who respond, the more representative and useful the results will be to identify strengths and opportunities to improve work practices across the sector.
How can I access the survey?
When the survey was released, a link was sent to South Australian Public Sector employees in an email from the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment.
If you are a South Australian Public Sector employee and you did not receive an email from the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment with a link to the survey on Monday 24 September 2018, please contact ORC International on 1800 065 312 and they will arrange a link to be sent to you.
For most employees, the survey can be completed online.
For some non-office based employees, you will be able to talk with your supervisor about a suitable time and place to complete the survey during regular working hours.
Employees who don’t have computer access, can complete the survey on a Smartphone or by scanning the QR code on I WORK FOR SA – Your Voice Survey posters in your agency.
Employees who cannot complete the survey online, can contact ORC International on 1800 065 312 and they will arrange for a PDF version of the questionnaire to be made available as well as a pre-paid postage envelope for returning the questionnaire.
Hard copy questionnaires must be posted on, or before 26 October 2018. ORC International will accept mailed surveys as long as they are received within five working days of 26 October 2018.
How long will it take to complete?
The I WORK FOR SA – Your Voice Survey will take about 15 minutes to complete.
Can I complete the survey during work time?
Yes, you will be able to complete the survey during your normal working hours.
Can I save the survey part way through and return later to finish it?
Yes. The survey will not time out due to inactivity at your computer. If you use a shared computer or cannot complete it in one session, it’s recommended that you save your progress and log out of the survey.
I’m going to be on leave during the survey period, can I still do the survey?
Yes, you can. Once open, the survey can be completed anywhere, at any time, during the survey period (24 September – 5:00pm 26 October 2018).
If you have planned leave or will be absent during the survey period and wish to take part, please speak with your manager or supervisor and request them to send the survey link to your personal email address. Alternatively please contact ORC International on 1800 065 312 and they will arrange a link to be sent to you.
I am seconded to another public sector organisation. Do I complete the survey in my current agency or my ‘home’ agency?
You should complete the survey for your current agency.
What if I currently work for more than one agency?
If you work for multiple agencies, please complete the survey according to which agency you spend the majority of your time.
What sort of questions will be asked in the survey?
The survey will ask about your experiences and work practices relating to your role, your workgroup, your manager, your agency and workforce matters such as development, service and inclusivity. There are also voluntary demographic questions such as length of employment in the public sector, your age and background.
Why would I be asked demographic questions about my gender and age group etc?
These will be voluntary questions. Should you choose to respond, you will help deepen the understanding around how experiences across a diverse workforce differ, and help tailor initiatives to support agencies and the workforce.
How is my privacy protected?
The survey will be anonymous and conducted by an independent provider, ORC International, to maintain your confidentiality. ORC International is bound by strict privacy guidelines and these can be found at: https://orcinternational.com/australia-privacy-policy/.
The survey link will be sent to public sector employees’ work email. The link will be the same for all employees and is not unique to an individual. No unique identifying information (such as name, date of birth, email address, employee ID, computer IP address) is collected about any individual who completes the survey. Employees will be asked to choose a password at the beginning of the survey. This password is stored independent of any identifying information. It can only be retrieved if you remember your password.
If there are any issues regarding logins, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual responses cannot be traced back to individuals by your organisation or by the OCPSE.
Strict rules are built into the process, requiring all answers to be merged, not reported individually. Where people work in small teams, the results will be merged with larger teams before they are released.
How is the data collected and reported?
Quantitative data comprises your responses to the demographic and attitudinal questions within the survey. The OCPSE and ORC International will report aggregated results of quantitative data and make these available to agencies. Results will only be reported where there are 10 or more responses from members of a particular group to ensure that no individual can be identified.
Groups of at least 10 responses can be formed by a combination of demographic information (such as age group, gender or classification level) and/or where the respondent works within an agency.
External disclosure of your de-identified qualitative responses will only occur if the information is required, or authorised, by or under an Australian law or court/tribunal order.
Qualitative data comprises your responses to free-text comments. These free-text comments, without any identifying information, will be reported and made available to OCPSE and your agency. However, free-text comments will only be attributable to particular groups where there are 30 or more comments from members of that group. External disclosure of your de-identified qualitative responses will only occur if the information is required, or authorised, by or under an Australian law or court/tribunal order.
How will the results be used?
The survey will supplement the Commissioner’s State of the Sector Report and will improve the data available about the public sector workforce.
Who will see the results?
South Australian Public Sector organisations will receive reports that summarise the responses from their employees.