Information for Parliamentary Service employees

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Can staff move between the Parliamentary Service and the Australian Public Service?

Yes, employees from one Service can be engaged in the other Service at a comparable level.

I’m a Parliamentary Service manager/supervisor, what Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner functions can I access?

Managers and supervisors can access all the functions of the Merit Protection Commissioner. These include reviews of employment decisions and fee-for-service functions.

Who does the review work?

Parliamentary Service casework is undertaken by the Office of the Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner.

Who is the Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner?

Ms Godwin holds a dual appointment as the Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner and the Merit Protection Commissioner for the Australian Public Service.

What is the legislative base for the Commissioner’s role?

Section 47 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 establishes the independent statutory office of the Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner.

What are the Parliamentary Service Values?

The Parliamentary Service Values are available.

What is the Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct?

The Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct is available.

I want more information

The review system for Parliamentary Service employees is similar to that for APS employees.

Who is eligible to apply for review?

All current non-SES employees of Parliamentary Service are eligible to apply for review. Former Parliamentary Service employees have limited rights of review.

I’m a Parliamentary Service employee, what is reviewable?

A wide range of decisions and actions are reviewable, including some promotion decisions. The scheme is similar to that for APS employees.