|Activity:||Revenue Producing Activity (RPA)|
|Policy:||Establishing and Modifying Revenue Producing Activities (RPA), FIN-TRE-121|
Processing Revenue, FIN-TRE-120
Accepting Electronic Payments, FIN-TRE-110
Recharge and Service Center Activity, FIN-ACC-400
External Agency Agreements, FIN-TRE-90
Conflicts of Interest and Commitment, UA-17
Intellectual Property Policy, UA-05
|Forms:||BL RPA Annual Review Questionnaire|
Online RPA System
RPAQ Sample Budget Template
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement
|Things to Know:||Must be consistent with the mission of the University and the mission of the specific organization.|
Applies to internal and external sales activities.
Definition of revenue producing activities (RPA) – Revenue is generated from sale of products and/or services provided by the University or University employees.
Excludes all sponsored programs.
External sales – An exchange by the University of tangible or intangible products and/or services with external customers for monetary consideration. Does not pay for the goods or services from an IU account.
Sales revenue may exceed expenses. Excludes – technology transfer, license and trademark agreements.
Internal sales – The sale of goods or services by one University department to another department within the University and to sales within a department. Limited to break-even basis. Transactions use an
Internal/Service Billing or batch process.
Must be approved by campus business officer.
Revenues produced must remain in University accounts and use appropriate object codes.
Governed by Indiana State Law and University Conflict of Interest Policy.
BL Patti Quimby, firstname.lastname@example.org, 855-1252
UA Anna Jensen, email@example.com, 856-2548
a. Schedule a preliminary review meeting/discussion with the campus business officer before commencing with the following steps in establishing an RPA account;
b. Complete an RPA Questionnaire;
c. Create a business plan;
d. If a recharge center, prepare a schedule of rate calculations for the operation;
e. Submit the questionnaire, business plan, completed Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement, if applicable, and any supporting paperwork to the campus business officer for approval.
Additional cross references:
Program Income on Sponsored Programs, SPA-11-011
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