Payment of Honoraria
May 26, 2011
An honorarium is a token payment for services. Often there is no expectation of remuneration (i.e. the service would likely be provided whether or not there is payment). Additionally, an honorarium payment:
- Must not be for work that is in contravention of the contracting out provisions of any existing collective agreements;
- Should be infrequent and one-time in nature; and
- Must not normally exceed $2,500. Any amounts in excess of this figure require approval from a Vice-President or the Executive Director of Human Resources.
Employees are paid honoraria payments through Payroll, subject to statutory source deductions, without SFU benefits (no pension benefits).
Non-employees are paid honoraria payments through payment services as vendors.
Vice-President, Legal Affairs.
Additional Pay Form at Payroll Services website.
Cheque Requisition Form at Payment Services website.