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 Parliamentary Service Act 1999.

The figures in this appendix exclude staff on leave without pay and staff on temporary movements out of the department at 30 June 2008. Also excluded are those non-ongoing staff employed on a casual or sessional basis who did not work on 30 June 2008, the last working day of the 2007–08 financial year.

Staff numbers, by classification and gender, 30 June 2008

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) 15 10 25
Parliamentary Executive Level 1 (PE 1) 10 12 22
Parliamentary Service Level 6 (APS 6) 8 27 35
Parliamentary Service Level 5 (APS 5) 4 2 6
Parliamentary Service Level 4 (APS 4) 10 21 31
Parliamentary Service Level 3 (APS 3) 9 19 28
Parliamentary Service Level 1/2 (APS1/2) 12 8 20
Total 71 102 173

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

Staff numbers, by classification and employment category, 30 June 2008

Classification Ongoing Non-ongoing Total
Clerk of the Senate 1 1
SES Band 2 1 1
SES Band 1 4 4
PE 2 24 1 25
PE 1 18 4 22
APS 6 24 11 35
APS 5 5 1 6
APS 4 26 5 31
APS 3 23 5 28
APS 1/2 14 6 20
Total 140 33 173

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

Staff numbers, by classification and participation, 30 June 2008

Classification Full-time Part-time Total
Clerk of the Senate 1 1
SES Band 2 1 1
SES Band 1 4 4
PE 2 24 1 25
PE 1 12 10 22
APS 6 28 7 35
APS 5 6 6
APS 4 26 5 31
APS 3 26 2 28
APS 1/2 15 5 20
Total 143 30 173

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

Full-time equivalent staffing levels (staff years), 2006–07 and 2007–08

Program 2006–07 2007–08
Clerk’s Office 4 4
Table Office 17 17
Procedure Office 31 32
Committee Office 52 53
Black Rod’s Office 46 46
Total 150 152

Diversity profile at 30 June, 2006–07 and 2007–08

Equal employment opportunity (EEO) staff category 2006–07 2007–08
Male 66 71
Female 96 102
EEO details not provided 1 2
English not first language spoken 4 3
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
With a disability

Classifications and salary scales, 30 June 2008

Classification Salary scale ($)
Clerk of the Senate 321,280
SES Band 2 169,768–178,703
SES Band 1 140,080–147,118
PE 2 106,042–113,385
PE 1 85,245–95,486
APS 6 70,533–77,373
APS 5 62,618–66,498
APS 4 56,050–60,205
APS 3 49,976–53,990
APS 1/2 39,121–48,970

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

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