NSW Parliament Electorate Officers PSA meeting
More than 20 NSW Parliament, Electorate Officers and other parliamentary staff, including ministerial staff, met with the PSA on 8 November 2016 to discuss and look at a range of issues impacting on them.
From this meeting, the PSA will set up the Parliament Members’ Staff Vocational Advisory Group (VAG), to provide the necessary structure and start addressing the large number of issues raised.
While some issues, such as the Members of Parliament Staff Act 2013, will be a long-term objective, there are more immediate issues of concern which can start to be addressed through the current consultative mechanisms with the Department of Parliamentary Services.
Some of the initial areas for consideration by the VAG will be:
- access to, and support for study programs
- mobile phones
- work health and safety issues.
The next step will be to elect delegates to the Advisory Group. We will be putting out a call for nominations shortly.
For any members who are at Parliament House on Wednesday 23 November, the Parliament House Workplace Group will be having its Annual General Meeting from 12.00 pm in the Macquarie Room. All members are welcome.