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University provides guidance on holiday expenditures

Published: November 19, 2021 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University is committed to the responsible use of public funds and as such is providing guidance on holiday expenditures as follows:

Gifts: Holiday gifts for employees or students cannot be purchased with University or Foundation funds. Holiday gifts for individuals or entities external to Ohio University may only be purchased if the Vice President for University Advancement approves an exception, in writing, for development purposes. Any gift approved as an exception must be paid for with only Foundation funds and comply with IRS guidelines.

Cards: The use of e-cards is encouraged to promote the University’s sustainability efforts as well as reduce costs. University funds cannot be used to purchase holiday cards. Foundation funds can be used only if the cards are being sent to individuals or entities external to Ohio University, who have a business relationship to the University (including donors and prospective donors). To further reduce costs, departments should coordinate plans to send cards with University Advancement so that these efforts are aligned with ongoing development activities.

Parties: Holiday parties cannot be paid for with University or Foundation funds.

Decorations: Decorations cannot be purchased with University or Foundation funds.

Questions? Please contact Kris Sano at sanok@ohio.edu.