|Title:||Travelling Allowance - Categories of Accommodation|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0044/07|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 11 April 2007|
|Description:||Impact on travel allowance entitlements through amendment to categories of accommodation types.|
|Framework:||Employment Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 30 March 2007 to 1 July 2017|
|Authorised by:||Dr Neale Fong, DIRECTOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 11-Apr-2007|
|Print version:||View print version|
Travelling Allowance - Categories of Accommodation
WA Health Industrial Instruments (Awards and Agreements) generally enable employees, who undertake travel on official business, to claim travelling allowances. In most cases, when the travel on official business necessitates an overnight stay and the employee is fully responsible for their own accommodation, meal and incidental expenses, the relevant Industrial Instrument prescribes:
The wording of these Industrial Instruments do not typically reflect contemporary descriptions of the various forms of “hotel or motel” type accommodation and may give rise to confusion about an employee’s entitlement to claim a travelling allowance.
Accordingly, where an Industrial Instrument entitles an employee to claim a travelling allowance in the form described above, the provisions contained in the Industrial Instrument are to be applied as follows:
All other respects of the application of the travelling allowance provision contained in the relevant Industrial Instrument are to remain unchanged.
Copies of the relevant Industrial Instruments can be accessed at http://www.health.wa.gov.au/awardsandagreements.
Any enquiries regarding this circular can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Neale Fong
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 29 April 2015 at 4:22pm