What's New

  • Have you changed your home and/or postal address?

    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.

  • It's Postage Meter Reading Time!

    It's Postage Meter Reading Time!

    A remote reading of your postage meter balance will be undertaken at the close of 30 June and 1 July 2016. Please ensure that your postage meter is connected and the steps detailed in Postage Meter Reading are undertaken so the readings can be completed.

  • Enterprise Agreement (EA) Processing Timeframes

    Enterprise Agreement (EA) Processing Timeframes

    The table above outlines the expected timeframes for processing of payments under the Enterprise Agreement. M&PS must be advised in writing where an employee’s performance is unsatisfactory and a salary increment is not to be paid.

  • Annual Review of Electorate Staff Allowance (ESA) Allocations

    Annual Review of Electorate Staff Allowance (ESA) Allocations

    ESA annual review advice must be provided to M&PS on or before 30 June 2016 otherwise existing allocations will continue to apply. Changes to ESA allocations can be scanned and emailed to MOPSPay&Conditions@finance.gov.au prior to 1 July 2016.

  • MOP(S) Act Staff Travelling Allowance Determination

    MOP(S) Act Staff Travelling Allowance Determination

    The 120 night rule for travelling allowance in Canberra has been set aside from the dissolution of Parliament until 30 June 2016 by SMOS Determination 2016/8.

  • Election Information

    Election Information

    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’ Travel
    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.

    Where 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.

    Please contact the Staff Help Desk for further information.


Recent Circulars


  • Employment Agreement Bundle
  • New Employee's Guide
  • Electorate Employees' Salary Rates
  • Electorate Employees' Classification Structure
  • Personal Employees' Classification Structure
  • Senior Staff Classification Structure
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