The Parliamentary Office

The Parliament of Finland is the workplace of 200 Members of Parliament (MPs), who are elected every four years. Parliament enacts legislation, approves the state budget, ratifies international treaties and oversees the Government. Parliament plays a strong role in matters related to the EU. Moreover, Members of Parliament participate in the activities of international cooperation bodies.

The Parliamentary Office is responsible for creating the proper conditions for Parliament to carry out its tasks as an organ of state. The office headed by the Secretary-General employs approximately 400 civil servants. The six departments of the office perform duties related to legislation and committee work, international affairs, information and communication services, administration (including financial, property and data management services) and security services. In addition to civil servants, the Parliamentary Office employs approximately 100 MP assistants.

Approximately one third of the duties of civil servants at the Parliamentary Office are directly related to legislation and committee work. Approximately 40% of the civil servants work in management, supervisory or expert duties. Typical job titles include committee counsel,  information officer, administrative assistant, facility custodian, customer adviser and security officer.

MP assistants are responsible for assisting Members of Parliament with their parliamentary work. An assistant’s job description depends on the fields of interest and on the specific needs of each Member of Parliament. Members of Parliament choose their assistants personally. Anyone interested in working as a parliamentary assistant should contact the Member of Parliament or the office of the parliamentary group directly.

The management and operations of the Parliamentary Office are steered in accordance with the strategy by its values, which are good service, transparency and interaction as well as equity. Duties at the Parliamentary Office are varied; in-depth expertise, wide-ranging education and a positive service attitude are appreciated. We take care of the competence and well-being at work of our personnel by providing them with interesting and varied duties, as well as diverse training, physical exercise and recreation opportunities. Our personnel have at their disposal high-quality, comprehensive occupational healthcare services. Flexible working hours and remote working opportunities complying with work tasks make it easier to reconcile work and private life.

2014-10-31
Mari Herranen works as a counsellor of international affairs at the International Department of the Parliamentary Office.
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Published 2014-10-31 at 12:22, updated 2020-05-04 at 14:12

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The Parliamentary Office is responsible for creating the proper conditions for Parliament to carry out its tasks as an organ of state.


Contact information  

Parliament of Finland
00102 Helsinki, FINLAND

Eduskuntakatu 4, Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 4321 (Switchboard)
kirjaamo (at)parliament.fi

www.eduskunta.fi

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