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Employment arrangements

The remuneration of the Clerk of the Senate, who is the holder of a statutory office, is determined by the President of the Senate after consultation with the Remuneration Tribunal.

The department’s five Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are covered by a determinations made under subsection 24(1) of the Parliamentary Service Act.

The department’s one hundred and fifty nine non-SES employees are covered by the Department of the Senate Enterprise Agreement 2017 – 2020. One employee had an Individual Flexibility Arrangement with the Clerk in accordance with clause 7 of the enterprise agreement.

Employees work at Parliament House, Canberra. One employee identified as Indigenous, compared with two in the previous period.

In addition to salary, certain staff are entitled to a range of entitlements including leave, study assistance, a Health and Wellbeing Subsidy, salary packaging, guaranteed minimum superannuation payments and other allowances. Employees can also use other services offered at Parliament House including the sporting facilities and the Parliamentary Library. The department’s employment arrangements do not provide for performance pay.