Public Service Financial Community Survey

Detailed information for 2009

Status:

Inactive

Frequency:

One Time

Record number:

5165

Statistics Canada is conducting the Public Service Financial Community Survey on behalf of the Office of the Comptroller General to collect relevant and timely information about the financial community on which to base decisions.

Data release - February 8, 2010 (No public use microdata file will be produced by Statistics Canada and data will not be made available through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI).)

Description

The financial community within the Public Service has faced unique issues over the past few years because of changes in the workplace. Statistics Canada is conducting the Public Service Financial Community Survey on behalf of the Office of the Comptroller General to collect relevant and timely information about the financial community on which to base decisions.

The information obtained will help the Treasury Board in making key decisions on a number of major strategic issues which face the financial community such as professionalism, mobility, employment equity representation, career development, succession planning, stability of employment status, impact of linguistic competencies on career development, reach of the Financial Officer Recruitment and Development/Internal Auditor Recruitment and Development Program (FORD/IARD); issues having an effect on workload, and learning plans.

Subjects

  • Government
  • Labour

Data sources and methodology

Target population

The target population is comprised of all employees working in the Financial Community of the federal public service (employees of the FI classification and those EX employees who are responsible for financial management within the Financial Community).

Instrument design

The questionnaire was developed in collaboration with the Office of the Comptroller General. The questionnaire was adapted from a survey they used in 2006. Standard questions and wording were used where ever possible (such as demographic questions and questions relating to location of the respondents job). The questionnaire underwent critical review by the Questionnaire Design Resource Centre (QDRC). The QDRC also performed Cognitive Interviews with members of the target population to ensure the questions were well understood by potential respondents. The questionnaire was also reviewed several times by the Questionnaire Review Committee. The questionnaire was under development from March 2009 until July 2009.

Sampling

This survey is a census with a cross-sectional design.

Data are collected for all units of the target population, therefore no sampling is done.

Data sources

Data collection for this reference period: 2009-08-17 to 2009-09-25

Responding to this survey is voluntary.

Data are collected directly from survey respondents.

Data collection was carried out during a six week period beginning in August 2009, using an E-Questionnaire (Internet).

View the Questionnaire(s) and reporting guide(s) .

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

No public use microdata file will be produced by Statistics Canada and data will not be made available through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI).

Revisions and seasonal adjustment

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

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