As of January 2023, awards at the Chancellery of the Sejm amounted to PLN 2.6 million, of which PLN 2.4 million was paid for the second half of the year. The Sejm met for the last time at the end of August.
“Fakt” asked the Chancellery of the Sejm about awards for employees of the Chancellery of the Sejm from January 1 to October 31. A total of 433 people received PLN 2,605,356.54. The Sejm Information Center reported that the average amount of the reward paid was PLN 4,306.37.
Generous awards for employees of the Chancellery of the Sejm and Senate
Over PLN 2.4 million was paid in the second half of the year, when the Sejm is practically closed. The last meeting of the lower house took place at the end of August. The former Speaker of the Sejm, her deputies and the head of the Sejm Chancellery did not receive awards.
In turn, in the upper house, the head of the Senate Chancellery, Adam Niemczewski, received two cash prizes from the prize fund, which amounted to PLN 8,179.86 and PLN 10,359.69. 183 people received awards at the Senate Chancellery. PLN 774,703.53 was allocated from the prize fund for this purpose. The Senate Information Center emphasized that the average amount of the reward paid was PLN 2,890.68.
A change in the approach of the Senate Chancellery. They didn’t want to reveal it before
For example, for months, journalists could not learn about the awards and bonuses of the employees of the Senate Chancellery in 2021. Inquiries concerned the then management of CIS, i.e. Maciej Berek, Jakub Stefaniak and Anna Godzwon, as well as Małgorzata Daszczyk, one of Tomasz Grodzki’s closest collaborators, who worked as director Marshal’s office.
Berek, former head of the Senate Information Center, intervened himself to ensure that the upper house revealed his awards. Thanks to this, it turned out that last year he collected almost PLN 27,000. zloty. However, it was not possible to learn the amount of awards for other officials. The Senate Chancellery initially asked for an extension of the response deadline, but then assessed that this was not public information.