CIVIL DEFENCE BOARD TRAVEL POLICY
In matters of official travel and subsistence, the Civil Defence Board adheres to civil service procedures as set-out from time to time in guidance issued by the Department of Finance, either communicated directly or via the Department of Defence, as appropriate.
The Board is satisfied that the principles of its travel policy are adhered to and that the internal audit process is effective in ensuring that the Board is fully complying with the policy.
Board members are advised of the details of the policy applying.
Intent and Scope
The purpose of the Civil Defence Travel Policy is to ensure that the best value for money is
obtained in respect of each official trip undertaken, consistent with the requirements of official business.
Where possible public transportation should be used for official travel; the use of taxi services should be rationalised as much as possible.
Where personal transport is used on official business Board members may claim for expenses incurred in accordance with civil service travel rates.
As and when required, air travel will be booked by the Executive of the Board obtaining the most cost-effective fully-flexible economy class fares.
If a Board member is not required to stay in a particular hotel for business reasons, the standard of hotel used should not be extravagant – where available three or four star hotels should be used.
Board members are reimbursed for accommodation expenses incurred in accordance with civil service subsistence rates.