FAQ - Lifetime Memberships in Professional Organizations

Nov. 6, 2015

Frequently Asked Question

I am retiring, can the University pay for my lifetime membership in XXX professional organization?

Per the University Expenditure Policy "Life memberships in a professional organization may be purchased, at the discretion of the Dean/VP, if it is anticipated that the overall cost will be less than the cost of annual memberships over the employee's anticipated tenure at the university." 

So a person retiring would not qualify for payment of a lifetime membership. 

That individual could pay for the membership themselves and then ask for reimbursement up to the equivalent amount of a one year membership. This is reimbursable at the unit leader's discretion. 


Resources: Purchasing Restrictions

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