Human Resource Capability (HRC) Survey, Capping (Workforce Statistics)

Last updated: 27 November 2015

The State Services Commission has been publishing HRC reports annually since 2000 and Capping reports six-monthly since 2009. 

The 'Related Resources' section on this page provides links to all Human Resource Capability Survey reports and Capping material on this website.

HRC survey:

The Human Resource Capability (HRC) survey is run annually and collects anonymous information about Public Service department employees, including staff numbers, pay, senior leaders, diversity and workplace wellbeing. Results are published in the HRC report which provides trends and insights on the Public Service workforce that can be drawn on to monitor, plan and address present and future workforce issues at department and system levels.  See the latest HRC 2015 report.

Capping update:

Capping on the size of 'core government administration' was introduced by the Government in 2009. The cap has been reset at 36,475 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions, including unfilled vacancies as at 30 June 2011. The cap is applied globally, to the total staff size in core government administration, not to individual organisations. The State Services Commissioner is responsible for overseeing the cap and reports six-monthly update to the Cabinet Committee on State Sector Reform and Expenditure Control. See Capping updates here.