The purpose of the Gift Cards: Dos and Don’ts course is to explain the requirements of the Gift Cards procedural statement, and to provide concrete, campus-specific examples.

Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: N/A

Instructional Method: Group-Live

Instructors: Normandy Roden, Leila McCamey, Melinda Hamilton

Recommended CPE Credit: 1.0  Hours

Field of Study: Finance

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Outline appropriate gift card use for University business (allowable uses, prohibitions, and exceptions);
  • Identify purchasing methods and approvals (including the Request for Gift Card Purchase Authorization form, the Statement of Responsibility form, and other required documentation);
  • Explain the relevant accounting (including recording and receipting), tax reporting, reconciliation, and audit steps;
  • Identify safeguarding and security issues; and,
  • Access additional applicable policies and procedures.

In addition, participants will learn about:

  • Alternatives to gift card use; and,
  • Campus-specific contacts and other available resources.

Program Policies

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