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UNIVERSITY of HOUSTON MANUAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
 

Summary: UNIVERSITY of HOUSTON
MANUAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
SECTION: Finance and Accounting Number 05.02.02
AREA: Expenditure Management
SUBJECT: Official Functions and Discretionary Expenditures
February 28, 1995; Revised May 17, 2011 Page 1 of 11
I. PURPOSE AND SCOPE
The administration of the University of Houston recognizes that refreshments, business
entertainment, and other discretionary expenditures can be important to the operation of the
university. It is, however, critical to place these activities in proper perspective; to prevent
abuses; to ensure prudent control of these expenditures; and to ensure compliance with all
university, state, and federal regulations governing these expenditures and use of university
funds. This policy defines the events which qualify as official functions, prescribes expenditure
limits for official functions and discretionary purchases using university funds, and specifies lines
of authority for approval of all such expenditures.
This policy is written to comply with applicable federal and state laws and regulations and with
System Administrative Memoranda 03.A.02. It applies to all expenditures for the functions,
goods, and services described herein by all university departments from all university funds, with
restrictions and exceptions as defined.
II. POLICY STATEMENT

  

Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology