Department of Sociology - Payment & Reimbursement Forms

Submit all forms and supporting documentation to:
Department of Sociology
410 Barrows Hall, MC1980
Berkeley, CA 94720-1980

Every payment or reimbursement request should be accompanied by one of our departmental forms below, completed in full and with all required signatures. Payment/Reimbursement requests submitted with an incomplete form, or without a form, may delay processing. If you are uncertain about which form to use, contact Belinda White (belindak AT berkeley DOT edu).

All forms are available as an editable PDF form. The form can be filled out on your workstation and then printed and brought into the office. You still need to sign the printed version of the form for records keeping purposes. Detailed instructions on how to complete the forms are also available. We strongly recommend that you read through all form instructions at least once; in addition to step-by-step instructions, they provide useful information and details on campus allowability of payment/reimbursement, documentation required for the specific expense type, etc.

Requests for reimbursement must be supported by documentation clearly showing proof of payment (original receipts, invoices marked "Paid In Full," credit card or bank statements, etc.). Note that certain expenses require specific documentation (e.g., zero-balance statement for lodging reimbursement), so it is important to read the form instructions before obtaining and submitting receipts. Receipts should be taped - not stapled - to 8½" x 11" sheets of paper; the back of scratch paper is fine.

Requests for payment must be accompanied by supporting documentation: an invoice showing "Balance Due," quotes from a vendor, etc.

We often need to update our forms to conform to revised campus policy or newly published allowance rates. Be sure to use the most updated version of our forms. This site will indicate the version date we are currently using for each of our forms; be sure it matches with the version date of the form you are using (version date is located in the header and footer of each form).

If you have questions about the forms or transactions, contact Belinda White (belindak AT berkeley DOT edu).

Reimbursement Request Form PDF, [Instructions] - Version 05/04/2010
Use this form to request reimbursement for miscellaneous supplies and general expenses, such as books, subscriptions, office supplies, photocopying, etc. This form should not be used: for Travel or Entertainment expenses; to request payment of honoraria; or services rendered (including translation, transcription, software support, etc.); or to request reimbursement for miscellaneous expenses (there are specific forms for each of those expense types; see below).

Honorarium Payment Request Form PDF, [Instructions] - Version 05/04/2010
Use this form to request an honorarium payment to an individual. It is important to read the instructions provided to ensure payment is allowable according to university policy. We cannot process honoraria that violate university policy. The policy can be found here.

If you need to make a payment for services rendered (e.g., translation, transcription, software support, etc.), use the department's Honorarium Payment Request Form.  Because we don't see too many services requests here in the department, we use the honorarium form and ask the person completing it to make a few minor adjustments:

  • Cross out "Honorarium Payment Request" at the top of the form and write in "Services Rendered Payment Request"
  • Cross out "Date(s) of Talk" and write in "Date(s) of Service." 

Once these minor changes are made, the form should be completed as is.

Travel Reimbursement Request Form PDF, [Instructions] - Version 05/04/2010
Use this form to request reimbursement for expenses incurred during travel for legitimate business purpose. Before completing the form, be sure to read the instructions provided to ensure all costs submitted are reimbursable according to university policy. It is always a good idea to review campus travel policy prior to a trip - especially where international travel is involved - to ensure your costs remain within the daily maximum allowed for reimbursement and that you gather all necessary documentation for full reimbursement. Campus travel policy can be found at: http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/policies/bfb/g28.html.

    Quick Facts:
  • Travel reimbursement requests must be submitted within 7 (seven) days of completion of travel.
  • Traveler must sign in the certification section of the Travel Reimbursement Form. Without traveler signature, UCB's Travel Office will not process the reimbursement request.
  • All expenses to be reimbursed must be accompanied by an original receipt.
  • Internet travel packages are not reimbursable unless every aspect of the package is clearly itemized.
  • If travel involves flying, an itinerary must be provided, showing departure/arrival times and any connections. If the itinerary does not indicate airfare, include a passenger receipt.
  • If lodging costs are to be reimbursed, a zero-balance statement from the hotel must be provided.
  • If requesting reimbursement for private vehicle mileage, gas costs for the vehicle cannot be reimbursed (gas, vehicle wear-and-tear, etc. are already factored into the mileage rate).
  • Be aware of daily maximum allowances for travel reimbursement; UCB policy prohibits reimbursement over established per diem rates:

For domestic travel, the daily maximum meal allowance is up to $64 per day for travel duration of 24 hours or greater. Effective September 1, 2008, the University no longer reimbursed meals when travel was less than 24 hours, unless the trip included an overnight stay as supported by a lodging receipt. Please also note that for domestic travel, only actual meal expenses can be reimbursed; per diem cannot be claimed.

For international travel, daily maximum meal and lodging allowances are determined by the U.S. State Department, and vary from region to region. Contact Belinda White (belindak AT berkeley DOT edu) prior to your trip for per diem rates; this information will help you plan your trip and ensure full expense reimbursement.

Entertainment Payment/Reimbursement Request Form PDF, [Instructions] - Version 05/04/2010

Quick Facts:

  • Entertainment payment/reimbursement requests must be submitted within 7 (seven) days after meal event.
  • A clear and detailed explanation of the business purpose of the meal must be provided on the form. Failure to provide such a statement may delay processing of payment/reimbursement.
  • The Host of the meal event must sign in the certification section of the Entertainment Payment/Reimbursement Form. Without host signature, UCB's Entertainment Office will not process the payment/reimbursement request.
  • All payment/reimbursement requests must be accompanied by an itemized invoice or receipt, which clearly shows detail of meals and drinks served. Credit card receipts must be accompanied by itemized meal receipts.
  • Identify any and all alcohol expenses; depending upon funding source, alcohol charges may not be allowed.
  • A participant list must be included with any entertainment payment/reimbursement request.
  • Be aware of per-person maximum meal allowances; UCB policy prohibits payment/reimbursement over established rates without exception approval obtained prior to meal event:
      For domestic travel, daily maximum meal allowances are:
    • Breakfast: $26.00
    • Lunch: $45.00
    • Dinner: $78.00
    • Light Refreshments: $18.00
  • Per-person rates are calculated to include a meal's tax, service charges, and delivery charges.