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.
New Travelling Allowance Rates
New Travelling Allowance rates for MOP(S) Act employees apply for travel from 1 July 2016.
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.
Have you changed your home and/or postal address?
If so, please notify the Staff Help Desk of any changes as soon as possible to ensure receipt of your payment summary for the 2015-16 financial year.
Enterprise Agreement (EA) Processing Timeframes
The table above outlines the expected timeframes for processing of payments under the Enterprise Agreement.
Updated election information is available. Upon the calling of an election, specific information relevant to each person’s individual circumstances is emailed to all Senators, Members and their employees.
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.