What is a team building or employee morale-boosting event?
Enterprise funds may be used to pay for or reimburse the cost of meals or light refreshments for team building or employee morale-boosting events as long as there are no restrictions on the funding source disallowing the expense. Faculty/staff picnics or holiday gatherings serve the business purpose of team building events. Social events such as employee birthdays, anniversaries, showers, farewell gatherings (except retirement), etc may be considered employee moral boosting occasions. Such events may include employees and spouses, significant others or special guests. The approving authority should evaluate these events in terms of cost, benefit, availability of funds, and alternatives that would be equally effective in accomplishing desired business objectives. The CSU Operating Fund may not be used to pay for or reimburse these types of events.