An honorarium is a monetary token of appreciation in lieu of payment for services when propriety forbids the setting of a fee. The university, and not the employee, sets the fee for services received.
Contact the A/P Operations Manager to address university business purposes and circumstances. Please have your prepared response to the following questions:
- If this employee is providing a service for the university, what is unique about the service provided that a fee can not be established and paid through Payroll?
- What is unique about the service that a gift is being provided and not compensation for services? (There could be an issue with requesting services from an employee and not compensating them equitably and properly.)