Central Washington University policy 7-126.96.36.199 states, in part: Subject to programmatic and fund approval by the principal budget administrator (PBA), payment for light refreshments during university-sponsored meetings, projects, or formal training sessions may be authorized.
Expenditures for light meals and refreshments are limited to 50% of the current State of Washington $14 lunch per diem rate ($7) times the estimated attendance. Ancillary costs such as room rentals, setup, and cleaning, if separately itemized, are not included in the calculation.
In regards to coffee and light refreshments: for state purposes, coffee encompasses any nonalcoholic beverage such as tea, soft drinks, juice, or milk. A light refreshment is an edible item that may be served between meals such as a pastry, fruit, cheese, or cookies.
Prices are valid through December 31, 2015. Please note displayed prices are for on campus department charges, residence hall vouchers, and for billing to state agencies/nonprofits conducting qualifying fundraising activities. Tax is added to billing for private party and non-state entities.