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Benefits of Working at IPEA

The Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) is a new Statutory Authority of around 60 employees. IPEA's functions include to provide advice, monitor and administer claims for travel expenses and allowances by parliamentarians and their employees, ensuring that taxpayers' funds are spent appropriately and in compliance with the rules.

IPEA has competitive remuneration arrangements in place that ensure it can attract and retain appropriately skilled employees and maintain the delivery of its high quality advice and administration functions. Additionally, IPEA provides a flexible working environment where employees are encouraged to work together collaboratively and to engage in both formal and informal learning and development opportunities.

2019 APS Census Results

As a relatively new agency, IPEA is proud of our 2019 APS Census results, with 94 per cent of employees strongly believing in the purpose and objectives of IPEA. Particular highlights are IPEA’s innovation, engagement and wellbeing scores, with IPEA ranked 8th, 12th and 21st respectively out of 97 APS agencies. This is evident through IPEA’s strong social club, and our employees willingness to look for ways to improve our work and embrace change. Responding to employees’ indicating that they would like more opportunities for career progression, IPEA will be developing a workforce strategy to build skills and capabilities to meet our future workforce needs and career development.

Current IPEA Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies.

How to Apply

You should begin by downloading the relevant selection documentation for the vacancy you wish to apply for. This will include further details on how to apply, a description of the duties of the position and details of the specific qualifications, skills and experience required. If you require additional information or clarification about the vacancy, please speak to the contact officer.

More information and tips to help you apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service is available at APSJOBS website.

Your completed application must include:

Your completed application must be emailed to: IPEARecruit@ipea.gov.au by 11:30pm (Canberra Time) on the closing date. It is preferred that your email attachments are submitted as PDF or MS Word documents. Please also include the position number and your surname in the Subject Line of your email to confirm the position you are applying for.

If you experience any difficulties submitting your application please e-mail: IPEARecruit@ipea.gov.au prior to 4:00pm (Canberra Time) on the closing date.

Information for Applicants

Applicants for IPEA vacancies are required to be Australian citizens and preferred applicants must be willing and eligible to gain and maintain a Baseline security clearance.

Late applications will generally not be accepted. If you require additional time to submit your application you must seek approval for an extension prior to the closing date and time. Your request for an extension should be emailed to: IPEARecruit@ipea.gov.au for consideration.

Additional information, other than that provided by you in your application, may be sourced and considered during the recruitment process. This may include information contained on social media sites (e.g. Twitter or Facebook), other websites, from referees and other relevant persons or organisations.

Privacy Statement

The information provided by you during IPEA's recruitment process is collected to assist in determining your suitability for vacant positions. Personal information provided to IPEA is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and will not be disclosed without your consent except where authorised or required by law.

You must not knowingly provide any false or misleading information in connection with your engagement. You must also not willfully fail to disclose information that you know, or ought reasonably to have known, was relevant to IPEA in making a recruitment decision. Additionally, you must behave honestly and with integrity in connection with your employment. If you are found to have breached these legislative requirements in connection with your application and engagement in IPEA, you may be taken to have breached the Australian Public Service Code of Conduct in accordance with section 15(2A) of the Public Service Act 1999. If you are suspected of having engaged in such conduct prior to engagement, this may be investigated in accordance with IPEA's Procedures for Determining Breaches of the APS Code of Conduct made under section 15(3) of the Public Service Act 1999.

Public Gifts Register

The public gifts register shows gifts, benefits and their value that have been accepted by IPEA employees in 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. 

Enterprise Agreement

The Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021 was approved by the Fair Work Commission on 9 November 2018. It commenced on 16 November 2018 and nominally expires on 15 November 2021. The enterprise agreement sets the terms and conditions of employment for APS1 to EL2 employees at IPEA.

Employment Related Documents

The following documents relate to requirements under the Public Service Act 1999 and the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 to publish information including procedures about certain matters.

Diversity and Inclusion

IPEA understands and appreciates that diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights enriches our capability to deliver to the Australian community and our clients. Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy reflects IPEA’s values-based leadership and commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture.

IPEA is a place which embraces difference and fosters an environment of inclusion and regard for others. It is important that our employees feel included, valued and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Our aim is to develop and retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our employees to maintain a long and productive working career. Understanding the benefits of diversity, and ensuring inclusiveness, is at the heart of our core values and work culture.