Can I purchase supplies out of pocket?
Yes if you purchase general supplies such as non-edible tangible goods out of pocket simply save your reciept and fill out a payee set up 204 form and a Direct Pay form for reimbursment.
Can I purchase equipment over $5K and get reimbursed?
No, a purchase order must be used to purchase equipment more than $5,000. Please note that any equipment over $5K the University is obligated by UCOP and Federal policy to inventory and tag for audit reasons. A direct payment cannot be made to the vendor for equipment, and out-of-pocket payments for equipment regardless of cost will not be reimbursed. See Equipment (Purchased) Payment Guide
Can someone else pay for my items and get reimbursed?
The individual may fill out a payee set up 204 form and a Direct Pay for to seek a reimbursement in their name, you may not turn in a reciept with another individuals name.