Service of the Parliament performs professional and other affairs for the needs of the Parliament, its working bodies, MPs and certain affairs for the MPs Groups.
Employees in the Service participate in preparing and organizing sessions of the Parliament, meetings of the committees and Collegium of the President of the Parliament. They also draft texts of adopted laws and prepare them for submitting to the President of Montenegro for declaring and publishing. Furthermore, they perform professional and other affairs regarding preparation of proposal of acts and other material upon the request of the chairperson and deputy chairperson of the committees, as well as other affairs in relation to establishing international parliamentary cooperation.
In addition, the Service of the Parliament performs affairs regarding the exercise of the rights of employment of officials in the Parliament and employees and civil servants in the Service of the Parliament, office operations, accounting and material – financial, as well as numerous other affairs.
Organization of the Service of the Parliament, systematization of jobs and tasks, job and task descriptions of organizational units and job descriptions of state employees and civil servants positions are organized so that provide quality, professional and timely performance of affairs and work tasks for the Parliament and MPs, in performing their functions.
Vision, mission, principles and values
Vision of the Service of the Parliament
The Parliamentary Service performs tasks in a high-quality manner, applying the best parliamentary practice in the system which honours principles and values of modern democracy. The Service represents a reliable source of information and enjoys trust of MPs as well as of professional and wider public. Its employees are aware of significance of the work they do and they are proud of working in the Parliamentary Service.
The Parliamentary Service has at its disposal all the necessary knowledge, skills, material and other working conditions. The Service strives for continuous learning, development and improvement, while also taking into account institutional continuity. The Service fosters positive organisational environment and takes care of its public reputation, nurturing and promoting democratic values and spirit of parliamentarism.
Principles and values of the Service of the Parliament:
Values of democracy and parliamentarism - the Service provides strong contribution to strengthening of democratic processes and institutions, as well as values of parliamentarism;
Professionalism - the Service upholds high standards in work performance and is completely committed and unbiased in its relation towards the beneficiaries;
Transparency and openness - information about the Service and its work is readily available to all citizens. The Parliamentary Service has a proactive approach in publishing information, it is open to all citizens and ready for cooperation on all issues of public interest;
Integrity - the employees in the Parliamentary Service perform their tasks diligently and responsibly, and conduct themselves in a manner that strengthens the reputation of the Parliament, creates and maintains trust of citizens at a high level.
Organizational Units of the Parliamentary Service:
1. Cabinet of the President of the Parliament,
2. Secretary General’s Office,
3. Sector for Support to Legislative and Oversight Functions of the Parliament,
4. Sector for Research, Documentation and IT Network,
5. Department for Public Relations and Protocol,
6. Internal Audit Department, and
7. Service for Human Resources and Corporate Affairs.
Sector for Support to Legislative and Oversight Functions of the Parliament consists of the following:
1. Section for preparation and processing of the working bodies meetings, and
2. Section for preparation and processing of the sittings of the Parliament, audio and written records.
Sector for Research, Documentation and IT Network consists of the following smaller organisational units:
1. Parliamentary Institute:
- Research Centre
- Library and Documentation Centre
- Education Centre
2. Section for Information and Communication Technologies
3. Section for Recording and Broadcasting of Sittings
Service for Human Resources and Corporate Affairs consists of the following smaller organisational units:
1. Human Resources Management Bureau
2. Legal Affairs Bureau
3. Financial Affairs Bureau
4. Material Bookkeeping and Maintenance Service Bureau
5. Public Procurement Bureau
6. Registry Office