840 CMR: PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ADMINISTRATION COMMISSION
840 CMR 2.00: RETIREMENT BOARD TRAVEL
2.05 Travel Arrangements
1. The Board may designate a Board staff member to be responsible for making all travel arrangements and for assisting Board Members and Board staff in completing authorization and reimbursement forms. If a Board Member or Board staff member elects to make his or her own travel arrangements, the provisions of 840 CMR 2.00 shall apply.
2. When making travel arrangements, government rates, business rates or the most cost effective rate will be secured. The Board must be satisfied that the rate is fair and reasonable before reimbursement is approved
3. The Board may authorize an extended stay if the net cost to the Board will be lower. For example, if airline fare is lowered by staying an extra day and the cost of accommodations and meals for that extra day results in a net savings to the Board, an extended stay can be authorized.