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Authorizing Official Business Travel
1.0 Relevant Regulations and Rules
UN Staff Rules and Regulations
[Implements Staff Regulations 3.4 to 3.6 and Staff Rule 3.6]
Rule 7.4
2.0 Policies
Main Policy
Authorizing Official Business Travel
 Related Policies
Individual Contract
Route, Mode of Transportation, and Standard of Accommodation ​
Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA)

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Jillian Kellow,George Peradze
Effective Date
Planned Review Date
Summary of Changes/Comments
August 1, 2019 - Eliminated references to processing travel through the AP module. Eliminated need to obtain supervisor approval for travel 'in writing' to reflect the introduction of e-services (absence management) which now includes duty travel. Updated link to T&E user guide.

May 11, 2018 - One of the duty travel responsible party roles changed from "certifying officer" to "travel processor" to better reflect their duties. 

Feb 2014 - Revision of existing approval process including application of fees to process transactions at HQ. Encourage the use of virtual technology and limiting the number of individuals on a trip.