The Legislative Assembly Service (LAS) provides the administration and support services required for the operation of the Legislative Assembly. 

The LAS is organized into five divisions and three corporate service branches which are overseen by the Clerk.


  • Office of the Clerk
  • Legislative Library
  • Parliamentary Counsel and Precinct
  • Parliamentary Support
  • Member Services

Corporate Service branches:

  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology Services
  • Financial Services

The Clerk, in her direction and leadership of the Legislative Assembly Service, is assisted by an Executive Leadership Team comprised of division heads and senior leaders in communications, finance, human resources, information technology and legal services. 

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Office of the Clerk

The Clerk is the chief permanent Officer of the Legislative Assembly. The Clerk is responsible to the Speaker for the administrative and other support services required for the operation of the Legislative Assembly and the support of its Members.

As the permanent head of the Legislative Assembly Service, the Clerk is responsible for its strategic direction and financial planning. The Clerk provides Members with expert, impartial, and confidential procedural advice on all aspects of parliamentary proceedings, privilege, rules, items of business, and practices of the Assembly.

The Clerk is responsible for the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly and its committees. During sittings of the Assembly, the Clerk ensures that all forms of business pass through each of the required procedural steps. 

The Clerk provides support to the Board of Internal Economy. Duties include advising the Speaker on all Board matters and implementing the Board’s Directives through the Legislative Assembly Service. The Office of the Clerk supports the Commonwealth Parliament Association – Saskatchewan Branch and provides executive, administrative and financial resources.

The Office of the Clerk is responsible for setting strategic direction, priorities and planning for the LAS.

Communication Services
Also, within the Office of the Clerk, the Communications branch provides corporate communications services to the LAS. Communications manages the Assembly’s website, social media channels, Member photography, and various reports, and sets and maintains organizational communication standards.

Legislative Library

The Saskatchewan Legislative Library furthers the parliamentary process in Saskatchewan by providing confidential, non-partisan leading edge information services to the Legislative Assembly, developing and maintaining the legislative and research collection, and ensuring the collection’s present and future accessibility to parliamentarians, the public service, and the people of Saskatchewan.

The Library has statutory provincial responsibility as the permanent depository of Saskatchewan government publications. All Saskatchewan government agencies are required to deposit copies of their publications with the Legislative Library.

The Legislative Library is the oldest library in the province. The collection dates back to 1876. The Library’s name was “North-West Government Library” prior to the establishment of the Province of Saskatchewan.

The collection specializes in legislative and government publications, public policy, current affairs, news media, politics and Saskatchewan history.  It contains many items that might not be available elsewhere.

The Library is open to the public and is a regular stop on the Legislative Building tour.

Office of the Legislative Librarian
The Office of the Legislative Librarian is responsible for library administration, leadership, and management.

Reference and Circulation Services
Reference and Circulation Services deliver library services to clients including research assistance, personalized library services, client orientations, and lending materials.

Support Services
Support Services operates library acquisitions, cataloguing, library catalogue software, collection management, and the Saskatchewan Government Publications deposit program.

The Library submits an annual report to the Legislative Assembly pursuant to section 80(3) of The Legislative Assembly Act, 2007, and in accordance with the Rules and Procedures of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.  


Parliamentary Counsel and Precinct

This division is comprised of two branches:

Law Clerk & Parliamentary Counsel

The Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel provides confidential legal services to Members of the Legislative Assembly. The legal services are non-partisan and are independent from the legal advice provided to Executive Government Cabinet by the Ministry of Justice. The Law Clerk provides services to Members that include interpreting statutes, drafting legislation (Bills and House amendments), and acting as legal counsel to legislative committees. The Parliamentary Counsel also provides legal services of a general nature, strategic legal advice and legal opinions to the Speaker, the Clerk, the Officers, the Board of Internal Economy, and the branches of the Legislative Assembly Service.

Sergeant-at-Arms Office 
The Sergeant-at-Arms is responsible for the security of the legislative Chamber. The Sergeant also plays a ceremonial role, carrying the mace and resting it on the Table at each of the Assembly’s sittings. 


Parliamentary Support

The Parliamentary Support Division provides advice and information to support the Legislative Assembly’s proceedings. Led by the Deputy Clerk, the division provides parliamentary expertise, research, and advice regarding the Assembly’s rules, procedures, and practices, as well as procedural educational materials. The division also provides parliamentary information for visitors and students, and prepares, processes, and maintains all legislative records and documents of the Assembly.

Procedural Services 
The Procedural Services branch provides support to the Assembly in the form of official records, procedural advice and committee support, and broadcast expertise. The team produces several time-sensitive Assembly documents, such as the Votes and Proceedings and the Order Paper. The branch is also responsible for creating the Journals of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, which is the permanent official record of the Assembly’s proceedings. 

Procedural Services supports the standing committees of the Legislative Assembly with procedural advice and research on public policy issues. Procedural Services employees write committee reports, organize public hearings, and maintain committee records. They also undertake projects to improve parliamentary processes such as procedural education, procedural operations, and table research.

Procedural Services also produces and broadcasts the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly and committees. The Broadcast team maintains and supports the audio and video equipment for the Chamber, committee room, and mobile broadcast.

Parliamentary Education and Heritage
The Parliamentary Education and Heritage unit provides a warm welcome for visitors to the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. Parliamentary Education and Heritage employees conduct tours of the Legislative Building in both official languages, deliver educational programs, coordinate school visits with MLAs, facilitate parliamentary programs for members of the public service, and protocol tours. The branch is also responsible for developing educational materials and coordinating special events and programs.    

Parliamentary Publications
The Parliamentary Publications branch produces the Debates and Proceedings (Hansard), which is the verbatim record of the Assembly’s debates. The Hansard team also creates speaker and subject indexes.


Member Services

This division provides client-centered service delivery to all Members, caucuses, and statutory Officers. Members Services includes the Member Payments & Allowances branch and the Payroll and Benefits branch.

Member Payments & Allowances
The Member Payments & Allowances branch ensures adherence to BOIE Directives by processing and monitoring directive allowances, tracking constituency office assets and administering various Member Services.

Payroll and Benefits
The Payroll and Benefits branch is responsible for providing all payroll and benefits services to the Members of the Legislative Assembly, Legislative Assembly Service, caucus offices, constituency offices, and legislative Officers.

Corporate Service branches

The LAS has three stand alone corporate service branches.

Financial Services
The Financial Services branch is responsible for providing financial and administrative services to the Legislative Assembly, its Members, and the branches of the LAS. This includes budgeting, forecasting, and appropriation control functions for revenue and expenditures and maintaining adequate internal control systems. This area also regulates the purchasing function of the LAS and records and monitors fixed asset purchases for the LAS. In addition, this branch assists the Offices of the Ombudsman and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner, Advocate for Children and Youth, Information and Privacy Commissioner, and the Conflict of Interest Commissioner and Lobbyist Registrar with their accounts payable, budgeting, forecasting, purchasing requirements, and financial statements.

Human Resources
The Human Resource branch is responsible for administering all components of human resource service delivery (e.g. policy development, organizational development, workforce planning, learning and development, performance management, and employee relations). Upon request, the Human Resources branch will provide support in relation to human resource issues to Members of the Legislative Assembly, caucus offices, and the offices of the Officers of the Legislative Assembly.

Information Technology Services
The Information Technology Services team is responsible for information technology and information services for the LAS and Officers. This support includes providing and maintaining network infrastructure, supporting desktop and mobile devices, and providing application software and internet services.