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 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.
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.
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.