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1090 - Policy on Compensation and Reimbursement of Trustee Local Expenses

The work of the Board of Trustees requires unusual dedication. The Trustees commit time, energy, and personal resources to the work of the College, and, through the College, to the good of the community. By law, members of the Board, with the exception of the secretary and treasurer, may not receive compensation of any kind for their services. By College tradition, the secretary and treasurer of the Board also serve without compensation. Board members may, however, be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. This policy sets out the guidelines for compensation and reimbursement of local expenses for the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees. Conference and travel expenses are addressed in the Board of Trustees Policy on Board Travel.

Compensation

No member of the Board of Trustees of Washtenaw Community College shall receive compensation for services rendered as a member of the Board.

Reimbursement of Reasonable Expenses

Board members may receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred in the course of their duties as Board members. Reimbursable expenses may include: office supplies, mileage, the cost of an additional fax/computer line used primarily for College business, and the cost of subscriptions. These expenses may be reimbursed upon submittal of the expense reimbursement form with appropriate receipts to the Secretary to the Board.

As an alternative to receiving reimbursement, Board members may request a written confirmation from the President of the College that expenses were incurred by the member and were not reimbursed by the College. Such confirmation may be used by the Board member in claiming a deduction on the member's personal income tax return. The deductibility of any given expense is dependent on federal and state tax law and the member's individual circumstances.

Adopted: March 23, 1999
Administrative Review: May 2002
(1090)

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