Many government contractors ask why tuition reimbursement is considered a fringe benefit, but some professional certifications, conferences, and training often fall under overhead or G&A. How do you differentiate the two?
Fringe benefits have to be available to all employees regardless of whether they are strictly administrative employees or SMEs. In this case, tuition reimbursement would only mean educational courses from an accredited college or university. Professional certifications, conferences, and training may only be available to specific employees at the company and are usually intended to enhance the work performed on existing contracts or to benefit the business as a whole.