Dec 9, 2019
Departments/units should spend no more than $75/employee, per year for staff appreciation and events. While this amount does not include rental fees for space, tables, chairs, etc., it does include all food, beverage, entertainment, games, and any gifts. Keep in mind, all applicable tax rules must be followed if giving gifts to employees.
Generally speaking, holiday parties and staff appreciation week events would be included in this category; and our guidance is these events should not include gifts/gift cards from University funding sources.