As an alternative way to recognize students, you may consider requesting a Royal Kudos award. A Short-Term Stipend may also be used when a student performs a service where it is not realistic to use a timesheet to compensate for time worked (e.g. hosting visiting students) (Please refer to Short-Term Stipend, Royal Kudos)Award.
Non-employees. Individuals from outside Bethel may receive a nominal (less than $100.00) gift certificate/gift card as a thank you for a service or work performed.
Research Participants. Gift certificates/gift cards less than $100.00 may be given to non-employees who participate in a research project.
A Gift Card Form, along with an Expense Reimbursement Form or Business Expense Report or Credit Card Activity Report , must be completed and turned in to the Business Office for all gift certificates/gift cards purchased with University funds. Departments or individuals who do not complete the Gift Card Form will not be reimbursed. No gift certificates in excess of $100.00 shall be reimbursed.
This policy applies to all gift certificates, including but not limited to, gift certificates purchased for Royal Grounds or the Campus Store. The Business Office will track all Gift Card Forms and issue IRS 1099-Misc forms to those who exceed the IRS reporting threshold.
Last Reviewed: May 23, 2019