Travel on government business
The National Joint Council Travel Directive provides for the reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred while travelling on government business.
The directive is co-developed by participating bargaining agents and public service employers. It applies to public service employees, exempt staff and other persons travelling on government business, including training.
Learn more by consulting the Travel Directive. Public Service employees with questions regarding travel claims and reimbursements should contact their Designated Departmental Travel Co-ordinator.
Quick Reference – Appendices
- Appendix A – Guide to Insurance Coverage for Employees on Government Travel
- Appendix B – Kilometric Rates – Modules 1, 2 and 3
- Appendix C – Allowances – Modules 1, 2 and 3 (Canada/USA Meal and Incidental Rates)
- Appendix D – Allowances – Module 4 (International Meal and Incidental Rates)
- Appendix E – Blanket travel authority templates – Module 1 – Travel within headquarters area
- Appendix F - Sample declaration
Read the latest National Joint Council communiqués from the Government Travel Committee for updates related to travel provisions.
Note: Travel for ministers, members of Parliament, heads of departments and agencies, and executives is governed through a separate Special Travel Authorities policy.
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