Recognition programs are allowed for SPA employees, but the award must be in accordance with University guidelines on employee recognition programs. Guidance for developing a recognition program is available in the "Employee Recognition Handbook."
Be sure to also read the policy on taxation of gifts, prizes, and awards. Note that per fund authority restrictions, neither state, overhead, nor contracts and grants monies may be used to fund these programs. Payment should be made with a discretionary trust account or clinical funds. (See clinical funds.)