The Senate Staff

The Senate staff is headed by the Secretary General, who is appointed by the Senate Bureau and is accountable to the President of the Senate. Deputy secretary generals, duly delegated by the Secretary General, co-ordinate vast operational sectors.
In order to perform the various and complex duties vested into the Senate, the support of highly flexible staff is necessary.
The Senate staff is organised into Services and Offices.
This structure is essential in all phases of the business conducted by the Senate. It provides technical, legal, procedural, documentary and administrative assistance with regard to the institutional functions of the Senate. Staff are recruited by competitive examination.