PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Ifugao- LGU issues guidelines on travelling expenses of employeesby Mhars B. Lihgawon
LAGAWE, Ifugao, Jan. 26 (PIA) -- In line with the austerity measures of the provincial government, Governor Eugene Balitang issued the policies and guidelines for traveling expenses of all employees.
The guidelines provide the rates of travel expenses with in and outside the province and computations of the daily rate.
According to the guidelines, all travels by provincial government employees within or outside the province shall be duly authorized by the governor himself or the provincial administrator.
“Before a travel is made, it should be signed by authorized signatories and shall be pre-numbered by the provincial administrator’s office for the purpose of authenticity,” it stated.
Employees with issued service motor vehicles are not entitled to transportation expenses except allowable per diems. Field workers will only be entitled to transportation expenses and per diems not exceeding P3,000 per month if the nature of the travel is to transact official business outside of their work stations
Furthermore, where meals and lodging are provided during the activity, claims for per diems shall not be allowed. Only the cost of travel of transportation shall be allowed and hiring of motor vehicles is not allowed except where it is more economical to do so.
Travels with in the province may be accumulated for a whole month which shall be processed not later than the 15th day of the ensuing month while for travcels outside the province should be processed immediately after completion of travel but not later than the 15th day.
it also requires that a concise report of accomplishment shall be attached specifically for travels to attend seminar and for the supervision, inspection and monitoring of programs and projects.(JDP/MBL- PIA CAR,Ifugao)