Information in this report comes primarily from the Human Resource Capability (HRC) survey, which has collected data on staff1 in Public Service departments annually since 2000.
This report complements the recently released capping update which focused on the total number of positions (FTE staff numbers plus vacancy numbers) in core government administration, and the number of communication staff in each department. For the full capping report, see www.ssc.govt.nz/capping-data-to-30june10.
While organisations covered in the capping report differ from the Public Service departments covered in this report there is a significant overlap between the employees covered by the cap on core government administration and employees in the Public Service. Figure 1 highlights the overlaps and differences between these two groups.
Figure 1 Core Government Administration and the Public Service
This report provides further information about characteristics and trends within the Public Service workforce. Five main topic areas are covered:
_ staff numbers
_ pay and benefits
_ recruitment and retention
_ equality and diversity
Data from other sources, including job advertisements placed on jobs.govt.nz and Statistics NZ labour market information, has been included to provide context. The focus of this report is on Public Service wide trends, rather than individual department level information.
1 The survey includes all permanent and temporary employees but does not include contractors or employees who work on a casual or as-required basis.