Procurement Policies and Procedures
PLAQUES, FLOWERS, AND PARTIES
Based on SC Code of Laws, State funds may be used for “employee plaques, certificates and other events, including, meals and similar types of recognition to reward innovations or improvements by individual employees or employee teams that enhance the quality of work or productivity or as a part of employee development programs of their agency or institution. Awards shall be limited to fifty dollars for each individual." A description of the item purchased, name of recipient and reason for purchase should appear on the voucher.
If the expenditure does not meet the conditions noted above, the expenditure may be allowable if program related and paid by self-generated funds or directly with Foundation Funds. Examples where Foundation Funds would be more appropriate would be flowers sent to an employee who is sick or hospitalized, flowers at the death of an employee or others, retirement.