To ensure that its expenditures are appropriate, the board should do the following:
Develop and implement a process for reviewing travel reimbursement invoices, such as requiring the Bar Pilots to submit original receipts and disallowing individual costs for extended travel that exceed the costs for required travel.
The Executive Director had instituted written invoice processing procedures to ensure that duplicate payment of travel costs does not occur, and to disallow travel costs that exceed the cost for the required travel. The new procedures require original invoices, when available, and ensure a thorough review of travel itineraries and invoice costs. (See enclosed.)
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