Can I pay for a parking ticket with University funds?

As outlined in Bulletin BUS-46, Use of University Vehicles :

  • Traffic/parking citations shall not be paid from any source of University funds.
  • The driver of a University vehicle is responsible for the payment of any traffic/parking citations incurred on or off University property during the time that said driver is responsible for the operations of the vehicle. University parking citations have the same legal authorization as those issued by municipal or state law enforcement authorities.

Also, according to the Accounting Manual Chapter A-253-27, Administrative Fund Payments, personal expenses incurred while on University business, such as traffic fines or parking tickets, are prohibited.

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Accounts Payable