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Coronavirus Hub on the intranet

Have you looked at the Coronavirus Hub on the Parliamentary intranet recently? The Hub is where you can find all the latest information about Parliament’s response to the Coronavirus and links to guidance and other contacts. https://intranet.parliament.uk/employment/health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus-hub/

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The Fortnight – Issue 15 out now

Issue 15 of The Fortnight has been published on the intranet here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/Fortnight/Fortnight-issue-15.pdf The Fortnight keeps you informed of service changes, key contacts and activity on the estate that will affect MPs, their staff and about Administration Committee decisions on services we all use. In this issue: Book in for a flu jab Changes to…

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Has your Member completed the Members’ Customer Satisfaction Survey yet?

Has your Member completed the Members’ Customer Satisfaction Survey yet? The annual survey is currently live and Members will have received an email with a link to the survey. It’s really important that Members give their feedback on the House of Commons services, as this information is used to identify where things are going well,…

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Security forms – technical issues with electronic PDFs

PSD are aware of some technical issues with the electronic PDF forms, which are being looked at as a matter of urgency. In the meantime, please see this guidance on the intranet for details and workarounds: https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/Security/Helpful-hints-and-top-tips-to-completing-your-PDF-form.pdf

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Balfour Project Peace Advocacy Fellowship 2020-21

The Balfour Project seeks an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on justice and equal rights. Acknowledging Britain’s continuing historical responsibilities, it works through popular education and advocacy to persuade the British Government to recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel and uphold equal rights. Following a successful pilot last academic year,…

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Making the Parliamentary estate a COVID-19 secure workplace

The House of Commons has produced a briefing for Members about the changes made to ensure that the parliamentary estate is a COVID-19 secure workplace. Any staff who can work remotely should continue to do so, rather than returning to the estate, or their constituency offices. You can view the briefing here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/Members%20Pack_June%202020_V2.pdf For more…

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Hotlines List Update – please make sure you are accessing the current list

The Hotlines List was updated on 20 August 2020. Please bookmark the list, and don’t download or print it. We have received complaints that people are using out-of-date information, because they are either saving or printing out the list, instead of accessing the current version on the intranet. Please go here to see the new…

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MP Staff: NFU photo competition – Win a Great British Food hamper

The NFU are running a ‘love your countryside’ photo competition for parliamentary staffers where the winner will receive a Great British Food Hamper, which includes a bottle of English wine, a selection of cheeses, pies, truffles and fudge; the runner-up will also receive a hamper of delectable British goodies. To enter, please send the following…

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Facebook scam warning

It’s been brought to our attention that several MPs have received a message in their Facebook notifications, saying that their page has been reported and asking them to click on a link to ‘repair’ their page. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK! This is a known scam and could result in malware being downloaded to…

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Banner – Equipment for returning to the workplace

Our office supplier, Banner, has published a catalogue of equipment to allow MPs and staff to return to the workplace safely, including: preparing the building equipping the workforce controlling access to sites implementing a social distancing plan reducing virus transfer You can view the catalogue here: https://www.easyflip.co.uk/BannerReturntotheWorkplace/

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