Public service chief executives are continuing to spend tens of thousand of dollars on travel, accommodation and food but the man responsible for monitoring their spending is spartan in comparison.
The latest release of chief executives' expenses from July to the end of last year reveals State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie spent just $1480.
Other chief executives spent much more than Mr Rennie in the six-month period.
Ministry of Defence chief executive John McKinnon spent just over $40,000.
That included a couple of overseas trips attending conferences.
Several other chief executives spent $20,000 or more, in all cases involving an overseas trip.