The information in this report comes mainly from the Human Resource Capability (HRC) survey, which has collected anonymous unit-record data on staff2 in Public Service departments since 2000. Data from Statistics New Zealand's labour market surveys is also used to allow comparisons with the labour force as a whole.
Four new variables were added to the 2008 survey. These variables provide more information on collective agreements (names and expiry dates), data on recognised previous service, and information on the destination of employees on secondment. Superannuation information was also enhanced with the addition of KiwiSaver contribution data.
2The survey includes all permanent and temporary employees but does not include contractors or employees who work on a casual or as-required basis.