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 Terressa Yeakle Best 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.)
A/P Help Document – Honorarium