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!
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
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
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
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.
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 2016/05: 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.
- Departmental Circular 2016/04: Personalised Letterhead Stationery and Postal Vote Applications
Changes have been made to printing and communications for personalised letterhead stationery and postal vote applications (PVAs).