Employees who incur expenses when entertaining persons with whom Government conducts business will be reimbursed entertainment expenses as outlined in this policy.
This policy applies to all employees. Bargaining unit employees should also consult their respective collective agreements.
|Entertainment||the provision of food, drink and/or other forms of hospitality (i.e., musical entertainment, tours, etc.) to persons with whom government business is being conducted|
It is the responsibility of individual departments to:
It is the responsibility of employees to:
Employees may incur entertainment expenses, within or outside the province, up to $200 per day
(including taxes and gratuities) with the prior approval of the Deputy Minister. Entertainment
expenses in excess of $200 per day, require the prior approval of Treasury Board.
Coffee, tea, soft drinks and juice may be served at press conferences at the discretion of the
Deputy Minister. Where departments wish to host a reception for a limited number of persons
following a Ministerial announcement, prior approval of the Deputy Minister is required.
All social events held in government facilities require the prior approval of the Deputy Minister.
All major social events are to be held in suitable locations, such as a building cafeteria, large boardroom or rented outside facilities.
Parties centered around an employee (retirement, promotion etc.) may be held in office areas or departmental boardrooms provided they are of a maximum two hour duration and approved by the Deputy Minister.
Where parties are taking place in government facilities, employees are expected to do reasonable
Deputy Ministers may approve expenditures for the following events, subject to the availability of funds:
Deputy Ministers may authorize expenditures related to in-service training expenses, provided sufficient departmental funding exists and meal and transportation costs are within the limits of this policy.
Last Policy Update: March 15, 2000