Extended Operating Hours for M&PS Help Desks
A three-month trial of extended hours of operation for the M&PS Help Desks will commence from 5 December 2016. During this time, the M&PS Help Desks will be open between 8:30am to 8:00pm AEDT.
Review Committee Recommendations
The terms ‘entitlements’ and ‘benefits’ are progressively being replaced with ‘work expenses’ throughout this website (Recommendation 2a). Further advice will be provided as other Review Committee recommendations are implemented.
Topics of Interest
Are all the WHS roles within your office filled?
Use Form 144: Work Health and Safety (WHS) Roles Nomination to nominate a:
|WHS Site Officer
A WHS Site Officer is trained to carry out certain WHS tasks at their workplace, such as risk assessment and identifying and reporting hazards and incidents.
|First Aid Officer
A First Aid Officer is trained to provide first aid. They also maintain first aid facilities in their office, and assist the WHS Site Officer to monitor and report WHS hazards and incidents.
An Emergency Officer is trained to provide information on emergency management and coordinate emergency responses at their workplace.
- Departmental Circular 2017/01: New Motor Vehicle Allowance Rate
New Motor Vehicle Allowance rate of 61 cents per kilometre applies from 6January 2017
Ministerial Circular 2016/13: Ballot Result - MOP(S) Act Enterprise Agreement
The ballot for the proposed Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 has been successful. The enterprise agreement was supported by 50.53 per cent of the valid votes cast (714 yes/699 no).
Ministerial Circular 2016/12: Ballot for new MOP(S) Act Enterprise Agreement
A ballot to seek approval of the proposed Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 will commence on Monday 21 November 2016. The ballot will close at 2.00pm on Friday 25 November 2016.
Departmental Circular 2016/11: Determinations for Electorate Officer Positions, Staff Travel and Relief Staff
Determinations for electorate officer positions,staff travel and relief staff.