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Staff Surveys

Volume 447: debated on Friday 16 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2006, Official Report, column 1605W, on staff surveys, why the total number of staff surveys carried out by the Department of the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister increased from three in 2003-04, to (a) 18 in 2004-05 and (b) 14 in 2005-06. (77103)

Business units in the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister have made increasing use of staff surveys as an efficient means of assessing the business needs of the internal users of their services. The majority of the surveys have been conducted electronically and were aimed at obtaining feedback and suggestions on how services could be improved.