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Alcohol, Meals and Catering Policy approved

Jul 17, 2019

The President's Advisory Council has been developing a set of policies to help ensure consistent business practices across the university and to  reduce and contain costs. The first such policies addressed mobile devices and contracts. The latest  addresses the purchase of alcohol, meals and catering for university business.

The new policy clarifies and makes consistent the rules and requirements for the purchase of alcohol, meals, and catering for faculty, staff and student employees on all three campuses. Changes include explicit support for the purchase of meals during travel to other campuses in order to encourage cross-campus collaboration. In addition, deans, non-academic department heads, and campus directors may approve alcohol purchases for employee-only events.

The approved Alcohol, Meals and Catering policy, effective July 24, is the result of feedback received during the draft policy comment period in May. The policy implementation project team would like to thank the members of the university community for their feedback, which informed the development of a policy that aligns with Pacific's values. A set of FAQs is available on SharePoint and the policies implementation team is available at for further clarification.

The remaining cost-reduction policy, currently under development, will address technology purchasing. All of these policies will enable Pacific to reduce expenses and ensure good stewardship of university resources through consistent, universitywide approaches to operational practices.

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