Heading into the future without forgetting the past – A Parliamentary Digital Service Blog Post
2017 has included some unexpected things for the PDS. In her first week, Tracey Jessup talks about becoming the new Director, what PDS has achieved so far and what the future holds.
Read more at the Parliamentary Digital Service Blog: https://pds.blog.parliament.uk/2017/09/15/heading-into-the-future-without-forgetting-the-past/
The eyes and ears of Hansard – A Parliamentary Digital Service Blog Post
Hansard isn’t only about the written word. They also stream and record more than 70 hours of live video every day when there’s a full set of Parliamentary proceedings to cover.
Read more on the PDS Blog: https://pds.blog.parliament.uk/2017/09/13/the-eyes-and-ears-of-hansard/
Developing our skills through 10% time – A Parliamentary Digital Service Blog Post
You might have heard of companies which let their employees spend a percentage of their time on creative projects that will benefit them. Emma Allen introduced this in the last organisation she worked for and she’s blogged about doing the same for her teams at PDS.
Read more on the PDS Blog: https://pds.blog.parliament.uk/2017/09/08/developing-our-skills-through-10-time/
As you will be aware, as a result of the cyber-attack at the weekend, the good folks in the IT department have been working round the clock to protect the system.
Many of you will find that you are having problems logging in at the moment, whilst the work is ongoing.
Please do not ring the help desk. If you’re on the Parliamentary estate, please be patient and don’t swamp the help desk with calls – they are working on it as fast as they can, and every extra phone call takes them away from the task in hand. If you do need to speak to someone, please go one of the drop-in centres instead:
Lords Members and Lords Members staff: Moses Room (9am)
Commons Members: Members Centre, PCH (9am)
Commons Members staff: Boothroyd Room (10am)
Staff of both Houses and Digital Service Staff: Boothroyd Room (10am)
Digital Service colleagues will be floor-walking in Fielden House, Millbank House, 7 Millbank and 14 Tothill Street from 10.00 am.
If you’re in the Constituency
Please be patient. The Digital Service team will contact you in due course – there’s a lot of people to contact, so it will take a while.