College of Liberal Arts

Entertainment

College of Liberal Arts OOEF Policy

The college policy (also linked above) pertains to all entertainment expenditures. Entertainment expenditures include food and beverages, facility rentals, flowers, invitations, and other similar expenses and must serve a business purpose.


Best Practices

  • All entertainment payments require an approved Official Occasion Expense Form.
  • The University is exempt from the mixed beverage tax and state sales tax.
  • Preapproval is required for purchases made using the procard. Please include "preapproval" in the OOEF document ID field.
  • Receipts and invoices must be attached unless the OOEF is for preapproval.
  • If the Dean hosts an event, special processing is required. Please contact the Dean's Office.
  • When possible, a house account (direct bill/ invoice for payment) should be used for vendors.
  • Reimbursements for employee companion meals are not permitted unless the donor/distinguished guest has a companion in attendance.
  • Tips should not exceed 20% of the subtotal (excluding taxes, and fees).
  • All purchases must adhere to the $75/person limit, and not be more than 50% alcohol.
  • The OOEF should reflect a business reason and benefit to the university. Please see university OOEF for examples.
  • All vendors for a single event should be included on one OOEF when possible.
  • If the number of guests listed on the receipt differs from the amount listed on the OOEF, please include a note to explain. 
  • Sales tax is reimbursable for dine in meals only.

Contact

Amy McMillan, 512-232-6251

 


Last Modified: 15 November 2019