Honorarium Reporting Policy

  • Employment
Responsible Unit Office of Human Resources
Responsible Cabinet Member VP for Administration and Finance
Adoption Date Unavailable
Last Revision Date
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Policy Statement

Honoraria, as defined in the Ethics Commission’s regulations, includes any payment, fee or other compensation given to a covered individual for services that are not related to the individual’s official State duties, when that compensation is made as a gratuity or an award of honor. Examples include compensation for delivering a speech, writing an article or attending a meeting. Honoraria also may include payments for lodging and for transportation. The complete regulation is contained in 19 NYCRR Part 930.

Honoraria do not include:

  • Payments that are provided by a non-governmental source for activities which are not related to the activities of a covered individual nor do they include travel payments or tickets from relatives;
  • Salary, wages, royalties or fees earned from outside employment;
  • Payments, fees or travel payments by a certified or recognized employee organization.


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Policy Procedures

Seeking Approval for Honoraria

Individuals may seek prior approval from the University for the receipt of honoraria or they may report the honorarium at the end of the reporting year when such information is requested from the Human Resource Department. The reporting year is April 1 – March 31.

Receipt of honoraria may be requested from the President in advance of the receipt of the gratuity. The normal reporting mechanism is to report the honoraria when the information is requested from the Human Resource Office in the spring of each year.

Links to Related Procedures and Information

NYCRR Part 930

Ethics Commission Website

Contact Information

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History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date 2019-12-01 Five-year review
Adoption Date Unavailable Policy Adopted


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