Calculating Lobbying Expenses

POLICY: 2.1.4
Effective Date:
Last Updated: 05/20/2010

The Lobbying Disclosure Act requires UGA to make a good faith estimate on a quarterly basis of its lobbying expenses, including hard costs for travel, printing, payments to outside consultants involved in lobbying assistance, and the value of the time spent by UGA employees engaged in federal lobbying activities.  Thus, UGA must make a good faith effort to collect information about costs incurred and time spent by any employee engaging in federal lobbying activities.  Please note that federally-funded sponsored project funds must not be used to pay for federal lobbying activities.