Official Functions

OFF’s are not approved for purchase until MCC Fiscal Services emails the PDF copy of the OFF that is assigned an OFF # by Fiscal. Departments cannot submit a requisition, make a p-card purchase, or submit a petty cash until the approved OFF has been sent to them.

Please email your completed Official Function Form and supporting documentation as a single PDF to the Fiscal Services DL (

  • Official Function Form (OFF): Flowchart (Forms section)

MCCCD is required to spend its resources only on things that tangibly and directly benefit its educational mission and objectives. Some expenses by their nature aren't appropriate. Others require an explanation to meet that requirement.

Examples of expenses that may be official functions are employee retreats and conference banquets or hotel contracts.

The term "official function" means an activity or item that:

  • Does not appear to be, without explanation, an ordinary and necessary function of MCCCD as a public educational institution.
  • Provides a tangible benefit and links directly to MCCCD's educational mission.
  • Is reasonable and commensurate in value to the tangible benefit that MCCCD will receive.

Examples of expenses that don't meet any of the criteria for the definition of "official function" are:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Charitable contributions or donations (except for student groups, see Administrative Regulation)
  • Dues for memberships in non-school related civic or community organizations (such as Rotary, Kiwanis) or in discount stores
  • Gifts and decorations of any type for personal life events (such as births, deaths, weddings, funerals) including flowers
  • Gifts for personal use (such as apparel, jewelry, flowers or luggage) in appreciation of an MCCCD employee or officer

Official Function Need To Knows:

  • Forms for a meeting or interview must-have agenda and/or interview schedule attached

Official Functions:

Membership Payment Worksheet:

  • Membership Payment Worksheet: Instructions (Forms section)
  • Membership Payment Worksheet: Word Document (Forms section)