Policy 1208: Individual Professional, Business and Technical Organization Membership Fees and Dues

Subject Area: Procurement/Disbursement
Responsible Office: Financial Services
Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer
Originally Issued: October 1992
Revised: January 1995, February 2010
Refer Questions To: Shared Services Help Desk, 773-702-5800

Purpose: To establish policy for the payment of individual membership fees and dues for employees in professional, business, and technical organizations.


Professional, business, and technical organization memberships fees and dues will be paid only in cases where the benefits derived are in accordance with the University’s mission of instruction, research, and public service. The membership must support the individual’s job related responsibilities.