|Title:||WA Health Staff Air Travel Policy|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0585/15|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 14 January 2015|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||This Policy and Guidelines procedure sets out minimum mandatory requirements that must be followed when WA Health Staff travel by air so as to ensure that the integrity and responsibilities of WA Health employees are not compromised or perceived to be compromised.|
|Framework:||Procurement Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 8 December 2014 to 8 December 2019|
|Review date:||8 December 2019|
|Authorised by:||Professor Bryant Stokes, A/Director General, Department of Health, 17-Dec-2014|
|Print version:||View print version|
WA Health Staff Air Travel Policy
This WA Health Staff Air Travel Policy (the Policy) applies to all WA Health employees, which incorporates the following entities:
This is a system wide Policy and supersedes all polices related to staff air travel in WA Health.
This Policy and the accompanying Guidelines (Attachment 1) are applicable to all WA Health employees.
A Travel Proposal form (Attachment 3) and relevant approval as per the Approval Delegation Matrix (Attachment 2) is required if one or more of the following applies:
Supporting documents as per the Checklist for Travellers (Attachment 12) are required to be completed and accompany the Proposal for approval.
The following categories of travel are excluded from the provisions of this Policy:
The objectives of the Policy are to:
WA Health has many employees who are specialists in their field and are required to travel as an essential part of their business. While travel is supported as a legitimate means of representation and of accessing professional development, approval for travel is subject to a number of considerations relating to the costs and benefits associated with the travel.
All WA Health staff travel requests are to comply with:
No travel, accommodation or registration arrangements should be made until written approval by the delegated authority as per the Approval Delegation Matrix (Attachment 2) has been received.
Employees are covered for insurance purposes while travelling on official business provided the travel has been approved in accordance with this Policy (See section 6 of the Guidelines).
Grievances arising as a result of the application of this Policy will be resolved in accordance with the WA Health Employee Grievance Resolution Policy (OD 0138/09) and Local Grievance Resolution Guidelines.
Premier’s Circular 2014/02
The State Government as per the Premier’s Circular 2014/02 requires all Departments and Agencies to make every effort to minimise the cost of travel and the number of officers traveling interstate or overseas on official business. As part of this, consideration should be given to whether or not attendance at meetings and conferences outside of the State is necessary. If so, the minimum number if officers should be sent.
The Director General (DG) and Health Service (HS) Chief Executives (CEs) are required to ensure:
Professor Bryant Stokes
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 14 January 2015 at 1:16pm