Monitoring and reporting sector performance

Evaluating and reporting sector performance

In accordance with the Public Sector Management Act 1994, the Public Sector Commissioner reports to Parliament annually on the state of administration and management and on compliance with standards and ethical codes. The report also covers the Commissioner’s obligations under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (PID Act) and the Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act 2003 (CCM Act).

The State of the sector report is tabled in November each year. The report is accompanied by the State of the sector statistical bulletin.

The primary sources of information used to evaluate and report on sector performance are detailed below.

Public sector entity survey 

Public sector entities with more than 20 full-time equivalent staff are asked to complete the Commission’s public sector entity survey annually. The survey asks entities about their administration and management, including questions on human resource management, workplace behaviour, workforce development and the PID Act.

For further information, see the public sector entity survey page.

Integrity and conduct survey (formerly public interest disclosure survey)

The integrity and conduct survey (formerly the PID survey) is sent annually to public sector entities, local governments, government trading enterprises, public universities and government boards and committees.

Following legislative changes brought about by the Corruption and Crime Commission Amendment (Misconduct) Act 2014, the former PID survey has been revised to capture authorities’ activities to prevent and respond to minor misconduct, as well as their compliance with the PID Act.  

For further information, see the integrity and conduct survey page.

Employee perception survey

The Public Sector Commission conducts an annual Employee perception survey across a selection of Western Australian public sector agencies. The survey aims to establish employees' views of the extent to which behaviour in their agency is consistent with good human resource and ethical practice, and diversity and inclusion principles. The survey also seeks to establish employees' satisfaction with their work and employee views about management, administration and integrity, conduct and reporting principles.

For further information, see the Employee perception survey page.

Human resource minimum obligatory information requirement 

Public sector entities are required to submit human resource minimum obligatory information requirement (HRMOIR) workforce data on a quarterly basis.  The data includes demographic information such as age, gender, diversity status, salary, location, occupation and employment status.

For further information, see the HRMOIR page.

Other information sources

The Commission responds to requests for information throughout the year and engages with entities and key professional groups in the public sector on an ongoing basis through development programs, consultancy services and in the course of reviews, investigations and assessments. Common issues and risks identified and addressed through these activities also contribute to the Commissioner’s evaluation and reporting function.


Page last updated 18 May 2018