In Western Australia, the Public Sector Commission's purpose is to bring leadership and expertise to the public sector to enhance integrity, effectiveness and efficiency. The Commission’s vision is of a high performing public sector serving the needs of the State now and into the future.
In accordance with section 22D of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, the Public Sector Commissioner reports annually to Parliament on the state of public sector administration and management, and on the extent of compliance with public sector standards and ethical codes. One of the primary information sources used for the State of the WA public sector report 2015 - Creating opportunities is the public sector entity survey (PSES).
The 2015 PSES collected information across topics such as the application of Commissioner’s Instruction No. 7 – Code of Ethics, codes of conduct and general principles of human resource management, public interest disclosure, equal employment opportunity strategies and agency management at June 2015 or for the 2014/15 financial year. The survey was sent to chief executive officers and chief employees of public sector entities with over 20 full-time equivalents as at December 2014, including Senior Executive Service (SES) organisations, non-SES organisations and departments of state. In 2015, 84 public sector entities completed the survey.
Three files are available for download on data.gov.au:
1) Public Sector Commission PSES 2015.pdf – the survey instrument sent to relevant entities to access online.
2) Public Sector Commission PSES 2015 data.xls – individual agency responses to the PSES with a question key and response key. Please note some variables have been removed to simplify the dataset.
3) Public Sector Commission PSES 2015 data.sav – individual agency responses to the PSES, in .sav format to be used with SPSS. Please note some variables have been removed to simplify the dataset.
Further information and a summary of PSES data is available in the State of the WA public sector statistical bulletin 2015.