This final entitlements estimator ("Estimator") is provided by the Commonwealth for the purpose of enabling the staff of Senators and Members ("users") to calculate an estimate of final entitlements payable to a staff member on cessation of the staff member's employment. The Commonwealth may update the information in the Estimator from time to time as required. However, the Commonwealth does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained in the Estimator.
The Commonwealth recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of the Estimator and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, and completeness of the information they enter into the Estimator. The Estimator will and is only intended to provide an estimated final entitlements figure based on the information entered into it by the user. The Estimator should not be relied upon to produce an exact final entitlements figure, which will be calculated by the Department of Finance at the time of cessation. The Estimator is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.
The Commonwealth makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of the Estimator, its suitability for use or that use of the Estimator will be uninterrupted or error-free.
As per the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019, a casual employee is paid at an hourly rate for every hour worked. The hourly rate is based on a salary point, plus an additional 20 per cent of salary in lieu of access to certain entitlements. See the Enterprise Agreement for more information.
Estimate generated at: Sun Jul 05 2020 01:14:16 Australia/Sydney+1000 (AUS Eastern Standard Time)
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If you are an employee of a public sector agency (including the Australian Public Service) who has taken leave without pay in order to take up employment under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 (MOP(S) Act), you are not eligible to payment in lieu of annual leave and long service, nor to any severance benefits, on ceasing MOP(S) Act employment. Instead, you will return to your former department/agency.
Your fortnightly payslip provides the balance of your Annual Leave entitlement as at each pay date. You may also use Online HR to predict your Annual Leave
You may be eligible for severance benefit if you are an ongoing employee and your employment is terminated. In these cases, you need to estimate the number of
completed years of continuous eligible MOP(S) Act service. Broken periods of service or prior MOP(S) Act service are not to be included in this total (except in circumstances
described in the EA).
If you were previously employed by a State/Territory parliamentarian, on a basis equivalent ongoing or non-ongoing MOP(S) Act employment, immediately prior to
employment under the MOP(S) Act and if that service has been recognised for the purposes of calculating a severance benefit, then include that service with your continuous
MOP(S) Act service in the calculation.
If your ongoing employment is terminated as a result of your employing Senator/Member ceasing to hold office (in accordance with sub-sections 16(1), 16(2) or 23(1) of
the MOP(S) Act)), your severance benefit will be increased by 30%.
In accordance with the EA, if you are re-employed under the MOP(S) Act after receiving a severance benefit and the re-employment occurs during the period covered by
the severance benefit, a portion of the severance benefit may be required to be repaid.
Eligible service for Severance Pay - please note:
Note: Where the reason for termination meets the definition of ‘retrenchment’ as provided under the Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976, you may
also be eligible for payment in lieu of long service leave. In these circumstances you must have at least 12 months of eligible service. Although the Final Entitlements
Estimator does not cover this aspect (as each termination has to meet the 'retrenchment' definition), payment in lieu of long service leave will be included in the actual
payment after the employing Senator or Member has certified that the termination meets the Long Service Leave Act definition.
You need to estimate the following information only if you are eligible for payment in lieu of Long Service Leave:
Eligible service for Long Service Leave accrual - please note: