BUSINESS CASE TEMPLATE
PART 1: GENERAL INFORMATION
Name of Allowance: Daily per Diem Allowance and Holiday Pay Overseas
This allowance is normally paid directly by the United Nations to personnel on UN
missions. The daily per diem rate is at $1.27 per day and is provided to cover small
miscellaneous expenses such as toiletries. The holiday pay of $70 is paid at the end of the
mission. Where a mission is not a UN led one, these allowances are paid by the
Department of Defence.
Number on Spreadsheet: 49
PART 2 BUSINESS CASE PROPOSAL
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In both instances, please provide a through and considered business case for maintaining
the allowance either as is or in modified format. The modifications should also be
detailed, and include information on any revisions of the headings outlined in the
The Department should confirm that the allowances represent value for money and
provide additional or higher value work which can not be considered as part of the
normal responsibilities, flexibilities or duties expected of a person in such a post.
This information should be returned to
by 31 January, 2012.
SECTION (a) BUSINESS CASE FOR RETAINING ALLOWANCE
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(1) What does the employer receive in return for the allowance?
The small amount paid is to cover incidentals such as toothpaste, toiletries etc.
(2) Is the allowance cost effective/represent value for money?
Where the mission is a UN mission (the vast majority of missions) the allowance is paid
by the UN and is not an expense to the Department of Defence. Where it is a non-UN