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Departments

Departments

The Security and Maintenance Section is responsible for the maintenance, cleaning and internal security of the Public Buildings. The Section is managed by the Sergeant-of-Arms who is responsible for performing ceremonial duties during Sittings of the National Assembly and plays an important role in the general maintenance, cleaning and internal...
The Accounts Section of the Parliament Office of the National Assembly of the Parliament of Guyana is responsible for the day to day running of the financial aspect of the Office. This includes the payment of salary and allowances to all the Ministers of the Government, including the Prime Minister,...
The Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly is also a Constitutional Office Holder. The Deputy Clerk attends Sittings of the National Assembly and assists the Clerk in the execution of his administrative and procedural duties (see Clerk of the National Assembly).  The Deputy Clerk is the Accounting Officer of...
The Clerk of the National Assembly is a Constitutional Office Holder. The Clerk has a public administrative role as well as being a specialist in the rules of parliamentary procedure and practice. As departmental head, the Clerk administers the Parliament Office. However, the exercise of this responsibility is qualitatively different...
The Finance Department comprises the Expenditure Planning & Management Unit (EPMU). The EPMU deals with budgetary and strategic issues, and advises management on matters relating to financial data of programmes to facilitate informed decision making. The key outputs of the Unit are: • Multi Year Plans • Strategic Plans and...
This Department comprises of the Supervisor and two (2) Legislative Clerks. The functions of the Department are:- • Advise the Speaker of the National Assembly on the admissibility of Bills, Motions, Questions and Amendments; • To coordinate Private Member’s Business: including Petitions, Motions to adjourn the Assembly on...
The Registry Department comprises of the Supervisor, three (3) Typist Clerks, one (1) Telephonist, five (5) Office Assistants and three (3) Vehicle Drivers. This department is responsible for providing services to the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Members of Parliament, Parliament staff and members of the public.  The staff of...
Hansard is the name of the edited and printed record of what was said in Parliament. It is named after Thomas Curson Hansard, an early printer and publisher of transcripts of parliamentary debates in the Westminster system of governance. The Hansard also includes ministerial statements and written answers to parliamentary...
The Parliamentary Public Relations Office, which was established in 2009, is administratively responsible to the office of the Clerk. Purpose • Foster the good corporate image of the institution of Parliament • Disseminate accurate information and educate the public on the operations and functions of Parliament • Enhance the public awareness...
The Parliamentary library which comprises the research unit of the Parliament Office is the heart of the Parliament as it has the capacity to provide knowledgeable, timely, non-partisan information services to all Members of Parliament, staff and the general public. Responsibilities of the Librarian: • Ensuring that books, journals and...
The Information Technology Section provides technological support to all members of staff and members of parliament during sittings of the National Assembly, maintains wired and wireless networks, website and live streaming. The Section is managed by the Systems Development Co-ordinator who plays an important role in developing, co-ordinating and maintaining...
The Personnel Section carries out the processes of recruitment, dismissal, performance appraisal, rules and regulations, leave, records management, preparation of record of service and computation of Members of Parliament (MPs) superannuation benefits, staff welfare and, training and development for the staff of the Parliament Office. It is also charged with...
The  Committees  Division  which  was  established  in  May  2003  provides secretarial, administrative support and procedural advice to all the Committees of the National Assembly. Each Committee is provided with a Clerk and an Assistant Clerk of Committee and, where necessary a researcher. ...