Brazil

Parliamentary budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget: Constitution; Standing Orders of Parliament; Other
Constitution
Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget: Parliament; The Executive; Parliament and the Executive together; Other
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget: Parliament decides the maximum amount of the budget; The amount of the budget is agreed between Parliament and the Executive; The Executive decides the maximum amount of the budget; Other
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget: Parliament decides how to allocate the budget; The Executive can request Parliament to modify the budget allocation; The Executive can require Parliament to modify the budget allocation; The Executive decides how to allocate the budget; Other
Parliament decides how to allocate the budget
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National currency
Brazilian Real (BRL)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
2.58 (2022)
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Parliament’s budget, per year
10,463,546,809 (2022)
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Budget for the chamber
5,983,898,634 (2022)
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State budget, per year
4,256,632,711,027 (2022)
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Parliamentary staff

The parliamentary administration is independent from the government Members of the parliamentary administration may be fully independent from the government For example, certain countries have a ‘parliamentary civil service’ that is different from the general civil service, which works for the Executive.
Parliament has control over the recruitment of parliamentary staff Certain parliaments control the recruitment of parliamentary staff. Parliament decides - independently from the government- when to recruit staff, what procedures to use, who to recruit, etc.
There is one or more gender equality policies that apply to the parliamentary administration Parliaments may have one or more official gender equality policies - or be subject to national policies, laws or guidelines - that address issues such as the recruitment and promotion of women staff, family-friendly work arrangements, and gender based-discrimination and harassment.

Notes

The legislature's Equity Plan covers the recruitment and promotion of women staff, family-friendly work arrangements, and addresses gender-based discrimination and harassment.
It is reviewed periodically and includes approximately 30 goals, elaborated in a collaborative manner with input from most administrative units, with an aim to meet the country's Strategic Guidelines regarding equity actions. The 2019-2021 plan met 86% of its' goals. In October 2021, the Plan for Gender and Race Equity was renewed for 2021- 2023. Predicted actions include: for the legislative branch's Equity Observatory to promote discussion on actions for gender and race equity, especially on the prevention of sexual and moral harassment; actions to reconicile work and family life, such as addressing gender stereotypes regarding household chores and childcare; for the Brazilian Legislative Institute to launch online courses on the subject of structural racism and paths toward social inclusion for the bicentenary of Brazil's independence; the publication of books written by women in the 19th century; and outlining actions to support elderly women, the obese, and respect for diversity and the Equity Network, amongst others. The annual plan can be consulted online.
Number of permanent staff employed by parliament (full time equivalent (FTE) positions)
20,709 (2021)
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Number of permanent staff for each chamber
17,376 (2022)
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Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General Authority that selects the Secretary General.
Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
Length of term of the Secretary General
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Parliamentary staff