Early Pay Cut-Off for Payday Thursday 5 May 2016
Due to the ANZAC day public holiday, the cut-off for payday 5 May 2016 will be Friday 22 April 2016. Any documents that will affect your pay must be received in M&PS by the cut-off date.
M&PS Parliament House Office
During sitting periods the M&PS Parliament House Office is open Monday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Tuesday to Thursday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Workplace Bullying and Harassment Policy
A new policy has been developed to provide Senators, Members and MOP(S) Act employees with up-to-date information to assist them to fulfil their responsibilities to address workplace bullying and harassment.
Enterprise Agreement Negotiations
Information on negotiations for the next MOP(S) Enterprise Agreement, including contact details for bargaining representatives is now available.
Topics of Interest
Casual Employees’ TravelWhere a casual employee travels for all or most of a number of consecutive working days, the place travelled to will be their work base. It is an employee’s responsibility (expense) to travel between their home and their work base, and travelling allowance cannot be claimed at an employee’s work base.
In many instances, a casual employee has no entitlement to claim the cost of domestic travel or travelling allowance, as a work base is defined in the Enterprise Agreement as the place of work where an employee spends most time on duty.
Please contact the Staff Help Desk for further information.
- Departmental Circular 2016/03: Adjustment to Office Budgets
A pro-rata increase to the communications component of parliamentarians’ 2015‑16 office budgets has been made.
- Departmental Circular 2016/02: New Private Vehicle Allowance and Motor Vehicle Allowance Rates
New Private Vehicle Allowance and Motor Vehicle Allowance rates of 63 cents per kilometre apply from 1 March 2016.