Examples of unallowable awards and gifts include the following:

  • Gifts of cash, except donations to a charity as an expression of sympathy,
  • Negotiable gift certificates and cards,
  • Gift certificates and cards for services,
  • Recreation memberships,
  • Season tickets to sporting or cultural events, and
  • Gifts provided to employees in connection with birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, holidays, farewells, graduations and other occasions of a personal nature.

 Federal or State Funds may not be used for sympathy gifts and cash contributions, andraffle prizes, door prizes, and incentive gifts to complete surveys and questionnaires.

Resources:

Business and Finance Bulletin BUS 43 – Materiel Management (Principles of Purchasing and Code of Ethics)
http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/policies/bfb/bus43.html

Business and Finance Bulletin G-41 – Employee Non-Cash Awards and Other Gifts
http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/policies/bfb/g41.pdf