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POPP>Administrative Services>Duty Travel>Route, Mode of Transportation, and Standard of Accommodation
Route, Mode of Transportation, and Standard of Accommodation
1.0 Relevant Regulations and Rules
UN Staff Financial Rules and Regulations
[Implements Staff Regulations 3.4 to 3.6 and Staff Rule 3.6]
Rule 7.6
2.0 Policies
Main Policy
Route, Mode of Transportation, and Standard of Accommodation ​
 Related Policies
Authorizing Official Business Travel
Security Clearance
Language English | Español | Français
Page Properties
Key Words
None
Focal Point
Jillian Kellow,George Peradze
Effective Date
05/09/2017
Planned Review Date
15/06/2020
Summary of Changes/Comments
May 11, 2018 - One of the duty travel responsible party roles changed from "certifying officer" to "travel processor" to better reflect their duties. 
 
June 2017 - Based on the OAI recommendations, the policy has been updated as following; -A route should be most economical route; -Increased threshold of $500; -‘Cabin above economy’ applies when there is no business class; -If the most economical fare does not include checked luggage, it is within the discretion of the authorizing unit to approve a higher fare including one piece of checked luggage.---- Best booking practices require the most economical fares to be purchased at any time during the day, 21 days prior to travel. Revised standard of accommodation guidance. Abolished absolute entitlement. Encouraged use of sustainable forms of travel.
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