I have been instructed by my supervisor to book only business class flights for his official travel and to claim what seems to me to be unreasonably expensive accommodation. I am in a difficult position, but do not want to submit claims which seem to...

Q: I have been instructed by my supervisor to book only business class flights for his official travel and to claim what seems to me to be unreasonably expensive accommodation.  I am in a difficult position, but do not want to submit claims which seem to violate the Staff Rules and Regulations. What should I do? 

A: First, you should understand what the rules are. If you are in doubt, you should obtain information as to the rules from the Human Resources Department.  A tactful conversation with your supervisor may be possible.  If not possible, you should contact your departmental management, the Human Resources Department or Internal Audit.