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Ministers' Office Handbook

Attachment I

Extended Leave - Recognition of Prior Government Service

Recognition of prior government service for extended leave purposes may be given to a staff member who has had a continuous period of employment with an Australian Government agency, a NSW Government sector agency, an interstate government agency, or service referred to in section 5 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013. The recognition is conditional upon commencing in a Minister’s office within two months after the conclusion of the employment with the former government service.

This is an arrangement approved under section 5 of the Members of Parliament Staff Act 2013.

The Public Service Commission maintains a list of all approved Commonwealth, state and interstate agencies for this purpose.

Evidence of prior government service needs to be provided to substantiate the validity of previous  employment.

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