Palau

Senate

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
No information available
Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
No information available
Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
No information available
Authority that designates the Speaker when the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
No information available
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State
No information available
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
No information available
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
No information available

Speaker terms

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Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
No information available
There is a Code of conduct for members
Yes

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2020)
Basic salary, per year
50,000 USD
(2021)
Basic salary, per year in PPP
63,291
(2021)
Basic allowances
No information available
Names of the basic allowances
No information available
Members pay income tax on salaries
No
Members pay income tax on allowances
No information available
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament
No
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament
No information available
Additional salaries and allowances provided for leadership positions
No

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
No
Office at parliament
Yes
Constituency office
No
Housing
No
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
Yes

Notes:

Travel per-diem

Representation Fund

Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker No
Committee Chair No
Salary of the Speaker
No information available
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

Salaries are determined by law. Per the Constitution (Section 8) no increase in compensation shall apply to the members of parliament during the term of enactment, nor may an increase in compensation be

enacted in the period between the date of a regular general election and the date a

new legislature convenes.

Parliament determines the amount of allowances
No information available
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
No
Information on salaries and allowances on the parliamentary website

Not available.

Year data was last reported

2020

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament
Cannot be a member of parliament
Members for whom data is available
12
(2021)

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No