If you have questions, please contact your departmental accountant.
DEOs, Departmental Administrators, Research Administrators, Departmental Accountants
Policy Purpose and Description
General expense items include equipment that costs less than $5,000, office supplies, postage, telecommunications, and other types of supplies and services. The general expense allocation is entered in the financial information system as the basis for the Budget Comparison report generated each month by the Business Office.
CLAS establishes a recurring allocation of general expense funds. The department may also request from the College non-recurring supplements to the general expense allocation to cover one-time special needs such as recruitment costs or unanticipated repairs.
When the department has general expenses related to grant projects, the grant funds are used to cover the expenses. Please contact your departmental accountant if you have questions regarding allowable expenses.
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