GUIDELINES FOR PAYMENTS TO INDIVIDUALS FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2011


Penn State should have written agreements with individuals who are speaking or presenting at a University event – including seminars, courses and public forums.   A written agreement for speakers has been authorized by University General Counsel to protect both the individual speaking and the University.  Financial Officers are authorized to sign this form on behalf of the University.

The University Scholar Agreement is the primary agreement to be used for speaking engagements, although it is not required for every event.  The form is available as a fill and print form on GURU.  

Honorarium payments are now limited to $1000 or less.  If payment to a visiting faculty member or other individual for speaking will exceed $1000, payment can still be made, but must be coded as a Personal/Professional Service, and the University Scholar Agreement must be completed.

For additional help in determining how to pay INDIVIDUALS for services provided to the University, see the Services Matrix.


August 1, 2011