2 This paper presents staffing information provided to the State Services Commission (SSC) by Public Service departments and by selected State sector organisations1 as at 30 June 2000. Cabinet directives [CO (88) 11, STA (90) M4/1, STA (94) M12 and STA (96) M2/2] refer. The information includes staff numbers and restructuring details for all the organisations surveyed. Public Service departments also provide skill shortage information2, and salary, recruitment and cessation data, which is also analysed by EEO group. Information on occupation, region, and length of service within Public Service departments is included for the first time.
3 This is the first year of the new HRC survey in which Public Service departments provide anonymous unit record data for all staff instead of aggregate data as in the past. This has reduced compliance costs for most departments and hugely increased the range of analyses that can be performed on the data. The selected State sector organisations, however, still provide data in aggregate form.
4 This paper identifies broad themes and trends in the data. Because the new collection offers much greater scope for analysis than in the past, SSC will expand on these themes and trends in publications and reports to Ministers over the coming year.
1The selected State sector organisations that are included in the survey are listed in Appendix 2.
2A Skill Shortage Survey is conducted by the SSC, but this has not proved successful in identifying key areas of labour market shortage. Because of this no results are shown in this report. The survey will be reviewed in the coming year.