Fax Service Outage
The Department of Finance fax server is being relocated. The department is unable to receive fax transmissions between 8am and 5pm EST on Thursday 25 August 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience.
M&PS Parliament House Office
Entitlements Managers will be available in the M&PS Parliament House Office from 30 August to 1 September 2016. Office hours are between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
All employees ceasing as a result of the federal election
For the processing of final entitlements please submit Form 129: Notification of Employment Status so that we can pay your final entitlements as early as possible.
WHS Induction Training
WHS Induction Training is now available online for all new MOP(S) Act employees. You can access the course via WHS Online Training.
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 2016/06: New Private Vehicle Allowance Rate
A new private vehicle allowance rate of 66 cents per kilometre applies from 1 July 2016.
Departmental Circular 2016/05: How to Manage Protest Activity at your Office
The Department of Finance and the Attorney-General’s Department have prepared advice to assist you to manage protest activities at your office
Departmental Circular 2016/01: Commencement of the Parliamentary Injury Compensation Scheme
The parliamentary injury compensation scheme commenced on 9 May 2016.