My company is currently trying to better define what constitues an Employee Cultural Event versus Employee Entertainment. Our policy is rather ambiguous and I am seeking other perspectives.
Deparment hosts a Team Building event….. Culture or Entertainment?
Several departments gather for a company paid baseball game……. Culture or Entertainment?
Department throws a baby shower for an employee……. Culture or Entertainment?
Gift cards are purchased as awards for employees…. Culture or Entertainment?
Your insights are appreciated.
We don't have the expense Type "Culture Event". We use Employee Event, and this expense type couple be used for the first 2 examples on your list, but definetely not for gift cards or baby showers.
We use "Employee Team Building Event" for examples 1, 2, and 4. This would be the expense type for Baby Showers but we do not allow baby shower meals/gifts for our employees. We have a gift/award expense type for your 3rd example.
We do not specify though which is a Culture event vs employee entertainment/welfare expense.