Early Pay Cut-Off for Payday Thursday 4 May 2017
Due to the ANZAC day public holiday, the cut-off for payday 4 May 2017 will be Friday 21 April 2017. Any documents that will affect your pay must be received in M&PS by the cut-off date.
The Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority
The Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) commenced operations on 3 April 2017. The IPEA website can be accessed at ipea.gov.au.
M&PS Help Desk Extended Hours
Following the trial of extended hours of operation for the M&PS Help Desk, the Help Desks will continue to operate between 9:00am AEDT to 5:00pm AWST on an ongoing basis.
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.
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Operating Procedures for COMCAR services in Canberra
A Parliamentary Shuttle service operates in sitting weeks and is managed by the Transport Offices of each House Department.
|Hours of operation
The shuttle service will only operate when the Transport Offices are open, with the officers of the relevant House Department able to advise you of these times.
All shuttle reservations should be for point to point journeys only. Although a break, or wait time, in the journey is permitted, the break should be for no longer than 30 minutes’ duration.
Please contact COMCAR’s Client Liaison Manager or refer to the COMCAR Client Newsletter for September 2016.
- Departmental Circular 2017/03: Commencement of New MOP(S) Act Enterprise Agreement
The Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016‑2019 commences on 19 April 2017.
Salary and allowance increases are expected to be paid on 4 May 2017.
- Departmental Circular 2017/02: Commencement of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority
On 3 April 2017, the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) commenced operations.
There are changed arrangements for enquiries relating to the Parliamentarians and MOP(S) Staff work expenses framework.
- Departmental Circular 2017/01: New Motor Vehicle Allowance Rate
New Motor Vehicle Allowance rate of 61 cents per kilometre applies from 6 January 2017.