The civil service travel policy sets out a number of expenses not covered in the government’s travel policy.
Among those items are included airline club membership fees and/or airline upgrades, and country club fees. If a civil servant seeks to upgrade an airline ticket from economy to business class, for example, it must have the prior approval of the relevant supervisor.
First class tickets for any flight would be paid back to the purchaser, nor would costs for failure to cancel travel or hotel reservations.
Car rental upgrades would be handled in a similar manner and car washes would not be reimbursed. Any parking tickets or traffic fines incurred during the trip will not be reimbursed.
Laundry and dry-cleaning expenses for trips of five days or less are not included in reimbusable expenses, but could be paid out of per diem.
Dependent care, lawn care, maid service and pet care while a civil servant is away from Cayman is not included in travel costs.
Excessive tipping – defined as more than 20 per cent of the cost of a single meal – would also not be included.
Life, accident or flight insurance premiums, lost or stolen property, or the purchase luggage or briefcases during the trip is non-reimbursable.
Items for personal use, from things like newspapers, magazines and books to haircuts and evening or formal wear purposes would not be included in reimbursements.
Similarly, personal entertainment expenses, including in-flight movies, health club visits, pay-per-view movies, social activities and bar tabs are not included in reimbursements.