Post-payment validation

IPEA carries out a program of post-payment validations to monitor and provide a further layer of assurance that selected travel expenses and related costs have been accessed correctly. Post-payment validations are ongoing systematic samplings of transactions. This covers a range of expenses such as:

  • business class travel
  • short term self-drive hire cars
  • accommodation receipts
  • taxis
  • travel to desirable destinations
  • travel with accompanying family
  • travel adjacent to public or school holidays.

Details of certain work expenses are provided to the parliamentarian for confirmation/elaboration

Compliance of work expense is assessed against legislative framework upon receipt of parliamentarian's advice

Is the work expense compliant?

Yes

No further action required

No

Recover work expenses through administrative action