This document may be used to re-allocate the level of Electorate Staff Allowance (ESA) for the Electorate Officers in the office of a Senator or Member in the following circumstances:
The Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2020-23 (‘Enterprise Agreement’), provides for Electorate Officers to be allocated a level of ESA in recognition of, and as compensation for, reasonable additional hours worked and time spent on official travel outside of ordinary working hours.
The allocation of ESA must be in accordance with the Enterprise Agreement and the Additional Hours Guideline. Please refer to these documents before completing this form.
The allocation of ESA and expectations of additional hours of work should be discussed between the employing Senator or Member and their Electorate Officers.
If the employing Senator or Member has not consulted with the relevant employees, the form contains space to indicate why this has not occurred.
The Additional Hours Guideline sets out the timeframes for notifying MaPS of any changes to ESA allocations and specifies when such changes will take effect.
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