Offer a “meal reimbursement” to your ARs to thank them for their time at rep council meetings.
We got this idea from the Gloucester County Education Association. The county follows this practice:
Before each rep council meeting, the treasurer goes to the bank and gets a $10 bill for each rep. At the meeting, each rep is given a $10 bill in an envelope. A meal is not served at the meeting; light refreshments are offered. Therefore, this “meal reimbursement” can be offered.
The $10 is non-reimbursable. The county created a special form to document the use of the $10, and it is stapled to a voucher. This documentation is submitted to the county’s accountant each year.
To learn more about this practice, reach out to your UniServ field representative.