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The Office of the Departmental Assistant

Your Ministerial office is supported by the Office of the Departmental Assistant, a small group of departmental staff, paid for by the Department, who are assigned to facilitate the transmittal of non partisan departmental advice and provide administrative assistance within the scope of your portfolio responsibilities. The Departmental Assistant, who heads this group of staff, is the liaison between the Minister's office and the Department, and manages the interaction between your staff and the Department, as well the sharing of information and documents.

This office is currently comprised of:

Departmental Assistant

The Assistant to the Departmental Assistant

Office manager

The Department can also provide public servant administrative support staff to the Minister’s office. The roles and responsibilities of these staff are outlined in the Policy for Ministers’ Offices, and may include a scheduling assistant for the Chief of Staff and administrative assistants to support the office, such as a receptionist. It is important to note that the salary for these positions would be funded by the Minister’s Office budget. The Departmental Assistant can assist in staffing these depending on your office’s needs.

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