Background What in the survey? Why bother? The Retirement Intentions survey is This is your chance to influence the work Over the next couple of weeks staff 45 designed to canvass a range of issues arrangements available in the future. By years or older from this agency will be important to mature employees including: responding to the survey you will let, asked to participate in an anonymous voluntary Retirement Intentions survey. factors influencing retirement decision makers know what is important The consulting group “Data Analysis the planned timing of retirement to your future at work financial planning for retirement your agency know what it can do to help Australia” is undertaking this study on To make sure that there is a cross section with your transition to retirement behalf of the Department of the Premier of employees in the survey, a number of The survey will also help simulate your and Cabinet. general questions about respondents are thinking about - why you would retire, Currently, almost half of the Western included. These will NOT be used in any when you want to retire and can you Australian public sector workforce is aged way to identify individual employees. realistically afford to leave at a time of 45 years and older. In practical terms, your choosing? this means that over the next 10 years a What’s the information for? large proportion of our skilled and The information obtained from the How long will it take? experienced workforce will be looking retirement intentions survey will be used The survey is designed to take no longer toward retirement. by government to manage the than 10 minutes of your time. You will demographic change facing the public not need any do any preparation or In order to plan for this transition, central collate any information. As the title sector workforce. government and individual agencies need suggests this is a survey about your to ensure that “baby boomer” Agencies participating in this project will intentions, so there are no right or wrong expectations and aspirations are balanced also be able to use the information to answers. Please do not spend too much with the need to deliver uninterrupted develop skill transition plans as well as time considering your responses. services to the Western Australian recruitment, retention and retirement community. strategies specific to their needs. Survey distribution Government of In order to save time and resources the Western Australia Retirement Intention survey has been developed as an e-survey. For further information RETIREMENT INTENTIONS please contact Over the next couple of weeks a SURVEY 2006 representative from HR will email you a link to the e-survey. Please follow the instructions closely and if you have any Data Analysis Australia Staff Information problems accessing the survey please contact your agency’s IT branch. If you Hotline (08) 9386 9005 have other problems completing the Between 9am and 4.30 Mon-Fri survey you can contact the Data Analysis Australia Hotline: (08) 9386 9005 Between 9am and 4.30 Mon-Fri Reporting of Findings The analysis of the Retirement Intentions survey should be completed by mid 2006. The findings will be made available progressively during the latter Or go to half of 2006. www.dpc.wa.gov.au/psmd The Department of the Premier and Cabinet will make a whole of Government report available.
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