Appendix 3 - Staffing statistics

The Clerk of the Senate is appointed by the President of the Senate under subsection 58(1) of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999. Staff of the department are engaged under section 22 of the Act.

The figures in this appendix exclude staff on leave without pay and those on temporary movements out of the department at 30 June 2007.

Also excluded are those non-ongoing staff employed on a casual or sessional basis who did not work on 29  June 2007, the last working day of the 2006–07 year.

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Staff numbers, by classification and gender, 30 June 2007
Classification Male Female Total
Clerk of the Senate 1 1
Deputy Clerk of the Senate (SES Band 2) 1 1
Clerks Assistant and Usher of the Black Rod (SES Band 1) 2 2 4
Parliamentary Executive Level 2 (PE 2) 12 10 22
Parliamentary Executive Level 1 (PE 1) 9 13 22
Parliamentary Service Level 6 (APS 6) 9 27 36
Parliamentary Service Level 5 (APS 5) 3 1 4
Parliamentary Service Level 4 (APS 4) 10 19 29
Parliamentary Service Level 3 (APS 3) 10 17 27
Parliamentary Service Level 1/2 (APS1/2) 10 6 16
Total 66 96 162

SES = Senior Executive Service, PE = Parliamentary Executive, APS = Australian Parliamentary Service

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Staff numbers, by classification and employment category, 30 June 2007
Classification Ongoing Non-ongoing Total
Clerk of the Senate 1 1
SES Band 2 1 1
SES Band 1 4 4
PE 2 22 22
PE 1 19 3 22
APS 6 26 10 36
APS 5 4 4
APS 4 24 5 29
APS 3 23 4 27
APS 1/2 13 3 16
Total 137 25 162

SES = Senior Executive Service, PE = Parliamentary Executive, APS = Australian Parliamentary Service

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Staff numbers, by classification and participation, 30 June 2007
Classification Full-time Part-time Total
Clerk of the Senate 1 1
SES Band 2 1 1
SES Band 1 4 4
PE 2 22 22
PE 1 15 7 22
APS 6 27 9 36
APS 5 4 4
APS 4 24 5 29
APS 3 26 1 27
APS 1/2 12 4 19
Total 136 26 162

SES = Senior Executive Service, PE = Parliamentary Executive, APS = Australian Parliamentary Service

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Full-time equivalent staffing levels (staff years)
Program 2005–06 2006–07
Clerk’s Office 4 4
Table Office 16 17
Procedure Office 32 31
Committee Office 56 52
Black Rod’s Office 44 46
Total 152 150


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Diversity data, 30 June 2007
Equal employment opportunity (EEO) staff category 2006–07
Male 66
Female 96
EEO details not provided 1
English not first language spoken 4
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
With a disability


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Classifications and salary scales, 30 June 2007
Classification Salary scale
Clerk of the Senate $300,900
SES Band 2 $171,830
SES Band 1 $141,460
PE 2 $101,964–$109,024
PE 1 $81,966–$91,813
APS 6 $67,821–$74,397
APS 5 $60,210–$63,941
APS 4 $53,859–$57,889
APS 3 $48,054–$51,913
APS 1/2 $37,616–$47,086

SES = Senior Executive Service, PE = Parliamentary Executive, APS = Australian Parliamentary Service

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