Managing performance and feedback
Employers and managers should support each employee to perform at their best.
Variation to contracts
A MOP(S) Act employees employment can be changed through a variation of contract. This could for a number of reasons, such as promoting or transferring an ongoing employee, extending the contract of a non-ongoing employee, or changing ordinary hours of duty.
Studying and training
A range of learning and professional development opportunities is available as part of the MOP(S) Act staff Professional Development Program.
Salary, employment types and positions
MOP(S) Act employees can be employed on an ongoing, non-ongoing, or casual basis. Employees are employed against an electorate officer or personal employee position, or as relief staff. Salary classification and rates are outlined in the Enterprise Agreement and classification structures documents.
Salary progression and higher duties
All eligible ongoing and non-ongoing MOP(S) Act employees who are not at the top of their salary range, advance to the next salary point as at 1 July of each year. A parliamentarian may temporarily progress an ongoing employee to a vacant position at a higher classification for a defined period.
MOP(S) Act employees can nominate a complying superannuation fund and are entitled to superannuation in accordance with the Enterprise Agreement. Employer contributions are made at the rate of 15.4%
Salary packaging: staff
Salary packaging is an arrangement where the employee forgoes a part of their salary in return for a benefit of a similar nature. This can include motor vehicles, portable electronic devices, and additional employer superannuation contributions.
Private-plated vehicles: staff
Senior staff can be provided with a private-plated vehicle for private and business use or elect to receive a private-plated vehicle allowance. Where there is an existing lease on an available vehicle, it is expected you will use this vehicle to ensure value for money.
Workplace giving program
The workplace giving program allows MOP(S) Act employees to donate directly from their pre-tax pay to one or more charities or non-profit organisations.
Fringe benefits tax
Fringe benefits tax (FBT) is a tax payable by employers on benefits provided to employees in respect to their employment. This can apply to both MOP(S) Act employees and parliamentarians. Benefits can include cars, residential telephones and internet connection, and studies assistance (HECS-HELP payments).
Employing parliamentarians may ask ongoing MOP(S) Act employees to relocate to a different location than where they currently work for various reasons. MaPS may pay reasonable costs to relocate ongoing MOP(S) Act employees.