Department of Premier and Cabinet
Category
Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular
Identifier
P1996-47
Status
Archived

P1996-47 Meal and Travelling Allowances

Description:

The purpose of this Circular is to advise Chief Executives of a 10% increase in meal and travelling allowances applying to employees of Departments effective from 1 September 1996.

The purpose of this Circular is to advise Chief Executives of a 10% increase in meal and travelling allowances applying to employees of Departments effective from 1 September 1996.

This increase was achieved following negotiations with the NSW public service unions and principally has regard to movements in the relevant components of the consumer price index since 1991 (the last time the allowances were increased). The attached schedule advises of the increased allowances.

A more comprehensive review of the meal and travelling allowance arrangements is to be undertaken. The review will:


ensure that employees are reimbursed for expenses properly and reasonably incurred in the performance of official duty; 


advise on the availability of the appropriate standard of accommodation; and 


establish an appropriate standard for regular updating of allowances with reference to the market. 
 

Wendy Barrett is available to advise further on the review and may be contacted on (02) 9228 3568. Your written contributions may be forwarded to her at Governor Macquarie Tower, Level 32, 1 Farrer Place.

Other NSW public sector employers are encouraged to review their meal and travelling allowances.

Any enquiries may be directed to Lana Pensky on telephone number (02) 9228 3565 or your client contact officer in the Public Employment Office.

KEN CRIPPS
Commissioner

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION

OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE NOTICES

NOTICE NO. REVIEW OF MEAL AND TRAVELLING ALLOWANCES

The Public Employment Office has increased the travelling and meal allowances payable to employees of Departments effective from 1 September 1996 as follows:

Division 2, Part 1 - Awards and Agreements.

Appendix 3 - Crown Employees (Travelling Compensation) Award

Table of Allowances

Meal allowances on journeys not requiring temporary residence - Clause 5

Breakfast-- $9.45

Lunch $12.25
Dinner $22.30

Accommodation allowances - Non government accommodate[on - Clause 6

First 35 days - Clause 6 (ii)

(a) for capital cities and Canberra, $169.15 per day and for ,elsewhere, $120.45 per day; or

(b) the actual necessary expenses for meals and accommodation (excluding morning and afternoon teas) together with incidental expenses for capital cities and Canberra of $7.05 per day and elsewhere, $8.80 per day.

After the first 35 days and up to 6 months - clause 6 (iii) $60.25 per day.

Accommodation allowances - Government accommodation - Clause 7

Daily allowance - Clause 7 (c)

$7.05 where the accommodation is located in a capital city or in Canberra and $8.80 elsewhere.

Division 2, Part 1 - Awards and Agreements

Appendix 3 - Crown Employees (Overtime) Award

Table of Allowances

Meal allowances on overtime - Clause 5

Breakfast $9.45
Lunch $12.25
Dinner $18.10

Division 2, Part 2 - Determinations/Allowances

Section 2, Composite Allowance

Appendix A

$ 84.30 per day.

Division 2, Part 2 - Determinations/Allowances

Section 1, Camping and Camping Allowances.

Appendix A

$ per day/

Night

Established Camp: 18.94

The allowance takes into account food, incidentals and general disability.

Non Established Camp 25.00

The allowance takes into account food, incidentials and general disability.

Camping Equipment Allowance 18.69
Bedding and Sleeping Bag 3.08
Staff who camp in Excess of 40 days 6.00
per annum

This allowance is paid in addition to the other allowances

Any enquiries from Departments concerning the above rates should be directed to their PEO client contact officer. (95/717 vol.ii)