Respondents’ privacy is paramount. Census responses will be kept anonymous.

Email addresses of all Public Service employees were provided to Research NZ by core Public Service agencies so that they could send out census participation invitations. Email addresses and any other personal identifiers were deleted from census information before being provided to Te Kawa Mataaho by Research NZ for analysis. Details on who completed the survey, other than the total number done at each agency, will not be available to Te Kawa Mataaho or participating agencies.

Te Kawa Mataaho will only report aggregated census results for groups of respondents. These groups will be formed by combining respondents’ demographic information, such as age group, gender or agency. Smaller numbers will be suppressed to ensure we protect people’s privacy.

Te Kawa Mataaho will publish summary, aggregated system-level results on our website at the completion of this project. Alongside these system-level results, participating agencies will also be able to access aggregated data about their own agency, but only where there is sufficient data to ensure individual responses cannot be identified.

For more information, please refer to the Privacy Impact Assessment report.

If you have any census questions please email us: census@publicservice.govt.nz

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