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1Travel and Business Expense Reimbursements ACCOUNTS PAYABLEGENERAL POLICIES and PROCEDURESTravel and Business Expense Reimbursements
2The Role & Responsibilities of the Traveler/Employee Familiar with Departmental, University and funding agency policies and regulationsFamiliar with location of policy guidanceand toolsDocuments business purpose and justification for each expense and tripProvides all original receipts, flight itinerary and/or all supporting documentationRequests reimbursement no later than 120 days (or end of fiscal year, whichever is sooner) after expenses were incurred
3The Role & Responsibilities of the Processor Understands the nature of each expenditureChecks the completeness and accuracy of accountingInputs expense reports into AP/CAR and selects appropriate approversSegregates “unallowable” expenses to an 8500 sub-codeEnsures that all supporting documentation is provided
4The Role & Responsibilities of the Designated Approver (DAF) Understands nature of the expenseCompleteness of documentation and accuracy of accountingSegregation of “unallowable" expensesCompliance with University policy and funding agency regulationsAbsence of a conflict of interest (employees’ duty and responsibility to conduct business matters solely for the benefit of the University)Appropriateness of expense and availability of funding
5Role & Responsibility of a Supplemental Approver When approving transactions, Individuals with Supplemental Approval authority are in all cases responsible to verify:the business need for the exceptionthe propriety of the exception in compliance with the Supplemental Approver and Travel & Business expense policies.Individuals with Supplemental Approval authority are in all instances ultimately responsible for the approval decision.
6DAF/Supplemental Approval Reminder Under no circumstances may an individual approve his or her own Expense Report or that of a person to whom he or she reports
7Role & Responsibilities of AP Process DAF approved expense reports and prepare and issue timely payment to the employee.Image and archive all original documentation related to the reimbursement request.Perform audits of these expense reports to verify:Compliance with University reimbursement policyCompleteness of documentation and accuracy of accountingSegregation of allowable expensesAssist with policy & procedure guidance and approval of exceptions
8Compliance Compliance is everyone’s responsibility The importance of compliance cannot be overstated and remains of the highest importance to the University. Consequences of non-compliance:Decrease in federal funding, donationsFines & penaltiesLoss of tax-exempt statusDamage to reputation
9Compliance – Why it is important: EXAMPLES:“IRS brings end to Oscar swag: In settlement, stars owe for 2006 but are off the hook for prior years; Academy says no more gifts.”Stanford University - In the early 1990s, federal investigators looked at Stanford’s overhead costs for U.S. research and found thousands spent on sheets, an Italian wooden commode, and an enlarged bedU. Tennessee - An audit showed that…had routinely failed to turn in receipts, overspent lodging allowances, received exemptions to university policiesIRS Recent Revocations of 501(C)3 determinations
10Compliance Foundation of policy: IRS Regulations Reimbursement submission time limitReceipts/Proof of paymentBusiness purposeFederal RegulationsSegregation of “unallowable” expensesFly America Act (travel on grants)Expectations of a 501(c)3 organization
11Reimbursement Submission Time Limit Employees should submit within 10 days of a trip (for travel) or bi-monthly/monthly (for business expenses)Employees must submit requests for reimbursement to their department within 120 days from the date the expenses were incurred, or the end of the University’s fiscal year on June 30th, depending on which comes first.
12Reimbursement Submission Time Limit Failure to submit within 120 days or at the fiscal year-end requires Supplemental Approval. Facts and circumstances of the latesubmission must be documented to determine if it is taxable.Legitimate circumstances (not taxable)Prolonged travel with no mechanism to submit expensesMedical issues or leavesCircumstances that are not legitimate (taxable beyond 120 days)Being busyNot having administrative support to prepare TBERNot knowing the policyIf the expenses are not submittedwithin one year, they are always taxable.
13Documentation: Receipts Original receipts, invoices, web confirmations, payment documentation should be submitted to the department for all expensesLost receipts must be documented and require Supplemental Approval for:Expenses over $75Meals costing over $25Lodging costing any amount
14Documentation: Receipts Receipts may take many forms:Cash register receiptOrder formWeb receipt/confirmationDetailed receipts must identify:Date of purchaseVendor nameItemized list and unit price of the purchased itemsTotal amount
15Documentation: Proof of Payment Proof of payment is required to demonstrate that payment was tendered and is often part of the receiptProof of payment may be documented by:“Cash Tendered”“Paid”A zero balance dueEvidence of debit/credit chargeDebit or credit card statementdebit or credit card statement as last resort to document receipt and/or proof of payment. We need to see name and charge, can black out or cover all else (particularly account number).
16Business purpose may be obvious to traveler but not to a third-party!! Written explanation of valid business purpose must be documentedWhere appropriate, conference agenda, flyer, registration form, or schedule of events should be provided.Business purpose must be specific: “Travel to Boston to Accounts Payable Network conference to speak about CU Accounts Payable Department” is an appropriately documented business purpose. “Boston conference” is not.What did you do +where did you do it + why is it CU businessBusiness purpose may be obvious to traveler but not to a third-party!!
17Compliance with IRS Regulations Business vs. Personal Benefit (personal inurement)This concept may be applied in evaluating approval of exceptions to policyReimbursements made by the University must have a clear business purpose related to mission and substantial business benefitIf the expense has primarily personal benefit, it should not be reimbursed (and would be taxable to the employee)Personal benefit = additional compensation, so the IRS gets their sharePenalties include possible loss of tax-exempt status & tax penalties against the individualThis is why many expenses are non-reimbursable (suntan lotion, late fees, toothpaste)
18Compliance with Federal Regulations “Unallowables” or “Segregated” expensesNO government funds are to be used to pay for “Unallowables”or “Segregated” expenses, that is, expenses characterized by the Federal Government as “frivolous”Costs not clearly related to University business (e.g. alcohol, flowers, chocolate, entertainment)Excess expenses over policy thresholds
19Compliance with Federal Regulations Fly America ActTravelers on federal grants must comply with US Flag Carrier RuleWith limited exceptions, travel must occur on US air carriersBe careful of “code sharing”, rules are restrictive and require issuance through US Carrier
20Expectations of a 501(c)3 Organization The University is supported by:IRS & taxpaying public (tax exemption)DonorsStudentsGranting AgenciesWe must be careful stewards of these funds!(Remember the front-page test)
21Compliance ReminderBe mindful of departmental budgetary constraints and restrictions on federal fundsMore restrictive policies mandated by:Specific programs or grantsDepartments or schoolswill take precedence over University policies.
22Exception Requests to AP All policy exceptions not listed as eligible for Supplemental Approval, or any requests for exception of amounts that exceed the thresholds allowable for Supplemental Approval, still require a formal written exception request approved by a Senior Departmental Officer for documentation and evaluation of approval by AP.Travelers should understand this is a request, not a guaranteeFor guidance, contact Accounts Payable prior to expenditure (where possible) or prior to submission or reimbursement requestFor example:Meals in excess of 50% of policy guideline.Helicopter service
24Planning Travel Check the internet for low fares. Consult the University preferred travel agency when possible. Also inform them of any special discounts available for conference.Use a University preferred vendor.Check the internet for low fares.When in doubt about whether an expense may be allowable, contact the AP Service Center with questions and/or obtain prior approval from your DAF.
25Travel Expense Policy: Airfare Should be purchased at the lowest available commercial/economy rate (typically 14 days before travel)Travel on U.S. air carrier is preferred, but not required for non-government grants only.Carrier selection should be influenced by price & not by the traveler’s frequent flyer affiliation.Business or first class air travel for flights in excess of 5 hours (or if there is a documented medical need) requires Supplemental Approval.Air tickets, e-tickets, confirmations should show dates, price, to/from info and class.Nature of business such that can be unpredictable and refundable is warranted, just document why refundable purchased.
26Travel Expense Policy: Rail/Bus Should be purchased at the lowest available commercial/economy rateFor rail, when traveling by Amtrak’s Acela train, a traveler should obtain business class tickets.Business or first class for rail travel requires Supplemental Approval.Tickets should show dates, price, to/from info and class.
27Travel Expense Policy: Ground Transportation Taxis, private car services, shuttle services will be reimbursedRental carsCompact or intermediate/mid-size car rateIf using CU preferred vendor (Hertz) in the US, do not purchase the insuranceInsurance will be reimbursed for all other vendors (when Hertz is not available), or using Hertz internationallyReceipts should show dates, price, to/from info (and class for rentals).
28Travel Expense Policy: Mileage Set by the IRS – currently$.505 per mile and includes:fuel,maintenanceinsurance costsIn other words, DO NOT request reimbursement for gas when requesting reimbursement for mileage.Tolls and reasonable parking charges will be reimbursed in addition to mileageTickets, fines, vehicle repairs are not reimbursableTraveler should keep record of miles traveled (odometer reading or map quest). This does not need to be submitted to AP
29Travel Expense Policy: Lodging Threshold for reimbursable lodging expense:Up to $350 per night for domestic travelUp to $400 per night in international locationsOver- limit expenditures for lodging (by no more than 50%) require Supplemental ApprovalAnything over 50% requires a formal written exception request approved by a Senior Departmental Officer for evaluation of approval by APIf conference held at hotel where price exceeds threshold, provide conference flyerDetailed hotel bill is required for all lodging expensesToken gift for stay in private residence (should be $100 or less) and long-term rental accommodations requires Supplemental Approval
30Travel & Business Expense Policy: Business Meals Thresholds for reimbursable meal expenses (not including tips or tax)Up to $25 for breakfast,Up to $35 for lunch,Up to $50 for dinner,Over-the-limit expenditures for meals (by no more than 50%) requires Supplemental Approval.Anything over 50% requires a formal written exception request approved by a Senior Departmental Officer for evaluation of approval by APOriginal cash register or credit card receipt required over $25For groups, document the business purpose, names of the attendees (if over 10 people, the number of attendees), and the relationship of the attendeesThis covers:Individual meals during travelMeals involving only CU personnelMeals among peers for research collaboration or administrative meetings
31Travel & Business Expense Policy: Business Meals Involving External Parties Expenses for business meals involving external parties (hosted and paid by a University employee and attended by business colleagues, donors, students, or prospective employees, which result in a business benefit to the University) should not exceed $100 per person, not including tips or tax.Document the business purpose, names of the attendees (if over 10 people, the number of attendees), and the relationship of the attendeesOver-limit expenditures for meals involving external parties (by no more than 50%) requires Supplemental ApprovalAnything over 50% requires a formal written exception request approved by a Senior Departmental Officer for evaluation of approval by APOriginal cash register or credit card receipt required over $25Examples include: Fundraising, Recruitment, Speaking engagements
32Travel Expense Policy: Meals Thresholds are maximum spending limits, NOT per diems, and should not be charged as suchPer DiemsMay be used if allowable in the terms of a grantMay be used in destinations where local custom or culture (remote locations) makes it difficult to obtain receiptsRequires Supplemental ApprovalPer diem rate must be in accordance with the government’s published per diem rate for M&IE(http://www.state.gov/m/a/als/prdrn/cl6476.)
33Travel Expense Policy: Other Reimbursements during Travel Meeting and conference feesAn emergency purchase of supplies, equipment, or books under $500 while travelingDetail “emergency circumstance” in “Description of Expenses”Greater than $500 requires Supplemental Approval, greater than $2500 require approval from Purchasing
34Travel Expense Policy: Miscellaneous Reimbursable Expenses Baggage handlingStorage expensesBusiness office expensesBusiness-related calls and faxesUp to 3 personal calls per day of reasonable durationCurrency conversion feesGratuities to porters, bellhops and other service personnelInternet accessLaundry or cleaning expenses on trips lasting over 5 daysATM fees and traveler check feesGround transportationParking and tollsTravel change/cancellation fees (if required for business needs)
35Travel Expense Policy: Non-Reimbursable Expenses Airline club membership dues or one-day admission feesAir-phone usageBaby-sittingBarbers & hairdressersClothing (purchase or rental)Toiletry itemsMore than 3 personal calls each day, unless emergency circumstances are documentedExpenses related to vacation taken before, during, or after a business trip.Frequent flyer milesHelicopter services for local travel/entertainmentSnacks•Loss or theft of cash advance• Loss of airline tickets• Loss or theft of personal fund• Lost baggage• Luggage and briefcases• Personal reading materials• Medical expenseswhile traveling• Mini-bar alcoholic expenses• Movies• Personal entertainment• Pet care• Recreational expenses• Saunas, massages• Shoe Shines• Souvenirs, or personal gifts
36Travel Expense Policy: Foreign Currency Conversion Expense Reports can only be submitted in U.S. dollars, and need an explanation & translation of foreign receipts and their conversions.For conversion, traveler can choose the appropriate rate:Using Oanda.com’s Daily default “Interbank Rate”, either the daily rate or average rate during the tripActual conversion rate based on cash exchange or credit card conversionNew Currency Conversion Worksheet enables the traveler to perform conversions into U.S. dollars automatically.If the worksheet is not used, the traveler should write the conversion amount in U.S. dollars on each receipt and submit to the department.The traveler should remember to provide conversion rate sources to the department. These are not required to be submitted to AP.
37Travel Reimbursements for Non-University Employees University travel policies and procedures apply to everyone, even individuals who are not University faculty or staff. Visitors should be informed prior to visit.Expenses of guest lecturer, consultant, or prospective faculty member or officer must be pre-approved by proper DAF.
38Travel Reimbursements for Non-University Employees Request reimbursement for a non-University individual’s travel expenses on a CHECK REQUEST with required back-up documentationHave individual complete a W-9 form and provide a home addressIf foreign person (non-US citizen), upon arrival, obtain copy of I-94 or passport with visa entry stamp to confirm the person may be reimbursed (http://www.columbia.edu/cu/isso/faculty/paymentchart.html)Attach flyer of event as back-up documentationTo organize expenses, new non-employee worksheet may be used (similar to Expense report format)
39Travel AdvancesWhere required, advances are allowable up to $500 to cover out of pocket expenses that cannot be reasonably charged to a corporate charge card“Special” circumstances may warrant an advance over $500:International travelTravel by teams or large groupsTravel for recruiting purposesFunds for program or research start-up or short-term operationsPayments to conference/research participantsBudget justification should be provided.Charge to 2380 sub-codeReconciling falls same as reimbursement time limit
41Entertainment Expenses Business entertainment includes events such as (theatre, sporting events, recreational outings) that are taken with guests, business colleagues, donors, students, employees, prospective employees and are directly related to a University business purpose and conducted for the benefit of individuals outside the University.Appropriate University purchasing mechanism (direct billing) should be used when possibleThese types of expenses cannot be charged to a research grant.Entertainment expenses over $1,000 reimbursed on a TBER or expenses for business entertainment conducted in private homes require Supplemental Approval.
42Employee Entertainment Expenses The University strongly suggests that employees first consider funding these with their own contributions.However, Departments may choose to celebrate personal occasions as an expression of employee appreciation.What to consider:Fair & consistent application among employeesBudgetary constraintsThe “front page test”- will it seem appropriate to others (e.g., donors, taxpayers) that the University pay for this event?Entertainment expenses for employee events reimbursed on a TBER over $500 require Supplemental Approval.
43Employee Entertainment Expenses: Reimbursable Business Occasions Dissertation defensePromotionWelcoming a new hire to the UniversityLeaving the UniversityYears of Service/RetirementGraduation of an employee/studentAwarding of tenurePublicationEvent or performance openingSabbaticalRecognition of achievement, departmental goal, honor, or thank you
44Employee Entertainment Expenses: Reimbursable & Non-Reimbursable Personal Occasions for Employee AppreciationReimbursable Employee entertainmentDepartmental celebration of a holidayCollective celebrations of birthdaysCongratulations on business related individual achievementNon reimbursable Employee entertainmentShowers for birth or adoption of babyEngagements, weddings, anniversaries,Individual birthday celebrationsCongratulations on personal related individual achievement
45Entertainment Expenses: Documentation The original receipts/invoices for events must include:The date and locationThe items purchasedThe total amount of the expenseProof of paymentFocused purpose of business event (such as “recruitment event at 21 Club for assistant professor of psychiatry,” or “football game with potential donor”) must be documented.Vague, unfocused purposes (such as “to foster collaboration”) should be avoided.List of attendees (or a #, if there are more than 10 names), and the attendees’ relationship to the University.
46Entertainment Expenses: Clothing Rental of Clothing for an EventEvent must require attire that is more formal than standard business attire.The employee’s attendance at the event is mandatory.We suggest the rental of clothing be approved in advance by the department, and will only be paid when Supplemental Approval is provided..
47Gifts to EmployeesGifts should generally not be given to employees, additional compensation is the proper mechanismToken gifts may be given for:Exemplary business performanceGifts, prizes, awards of $100 of lessNon-cash gifts of $100 or less are reimbursable and non-taxable.Cash or cash equivalent (e.g., gift certificates) may be given, but is always considered taxable by the IRS, and reported on the employee’s annual form W-2.Anything over the threshold of $100 (by no more than 50%) for business performance will require Supplemental Approval
48Gifts to Employees Years of Service/Retirement Gifts, prizes, and awards of $400 or lessNon-cash gifts of $400 or less are reimbursable and non-taxable.Must be awarded as part of a meaningful presentation (presentation, ceremony or celebration)Can not be given before the 5th year of service, and with at least 5 years in between each length of service awardCash or cash equivalent ( e.g., a gift certificate) may be given, but is always considered taxable by the IRS, and reported on an employee’s annual form W-2.A years of service gift to an employee with a valuegreater than $400 (by no more than 50%) will require Supplemental Approval.
49Gifts to Employees: Reimbursable & Non Reimbursable “De Minimus” gifts “de minimus” gifts for occasions:Token non-cash gift (flowers, fruit basket) of $100 or lessCash or gift certificates are taxableAnything over the threshold of $100 (by no more than 50%) for “de minimus” gifts will require Supplemental ApprovalReimbursable occasions:Birth or adoption of a childFuneral, illness or hospitalizationCongratulations on a business related achievementNon-reimbursable occasions:Engagements, weddings, anniversariesHolidaysIndividual BirthdaysCongratulations on other personal achievements.
50Gifts to Employees: Reimbursable “De Minimus” gifts Sympathy gifts:If a contribution is requested in lieu of flowers, only a Dean, Associate Dean, VP or Senior Financial Officer can approve.Considerations include fairness to competing interests, careful consideration of the mission of the organization to which CU donates toA copy of the 501C3 exemption should be requested.
51Gifts to Employees: Documentation Required The original receipts/invoices for gifts must include:The dateThe items purchasedThe total amount of the purchaseProof of paymentThe employee’s name, home address and Social Security number for reporting to Payroll (for gifts with a value in excess of $100 or that do not meet the IRS exemption for years of service gifts).The approved purpose of the gift must be clearly documented.
52Gifts to Non-Employees The fair market value of gifts of cash or non-cash items given to non-employees (e.g. donors, alumni) should not exceed $600 in a calendar year.In rare circumstances where gifts to non-employees exceed $600, it becomes taxable income to the non-employee and is reported on a Form 1099.Anything over the threshold of $600 (by no more than 50%) for gifts to non-employees requires Supplemental Approval.Gifts to vendors are not reimbursable.
53Gifts to Non-Employees Gifts of cash to non-employees (e.g., honorarium) should be processed on a Check Request, and not reimbursed on a Business Expense Report. These gifts to foreign persons (non-resident aliens) must be processed through HRPC to comply with IRS and Dept. of Homeland Security regulations.
54Requesting Reimbursement: Reminders Remember to segregate expenses: Unsegregated Expenses in Column A, Segregated Expenses in Column BVerify payee’s correct home address is in systemCheck may not be received if sent to incorrect locationWe recommend DIRECT DEPOSITWhen submitting report, with attached documentation:NO STAPLESDo not TAPE invoices together (please tape small receipts to one side of a piece of paper)Use paper clips (as few as possible)List in chronological order
55Supplemental Approver – Launching February 1, 2007 The Travel & Business expenses policies apply to employees, students and non-employees in all Schools and Departments around the University, and should be complied with.However, from time to time, certain business needs and special situations (i.e. nature of business, location of purchase) may necessitate departure from the guidelines provided by policy.What’s New:Certain common exceptions to policy no longer require an exception request to AP for approval.AP will rely on approval from the “Supplemental Approver” in the department.
56Supplemental Approver How does this work?Individuals submitting a reimbursement request must still request approval of the exception and should document circumstances surrounding the exception to policy.Supplemental Approver would evaluate the situation & either approve or deny.AP will rely on this approval when reviewing the voucher.
57Who are Supplemental Approvers Supplemental Approvers may be a:DeanVPAssociate DeanSenior Financial OfficerA Supplemental Approver is someone who isresponsible for the administrative and financial leadership of their academic or administrative unitcan determine the appropriateness of expenses and exceptions in compliance with policy.This will vary by School or Department, depending the size and organizational structure.
58Role & Responsibility of a Supplemental Approver When approving transactions, Individuals with Supplemental Approval authority are in all cases responsible to verify:the business need for the exceptionthe propriety of the exception in compliance with the Supplemental Approver and Travel & Business expense policies.Individuals with Supplemental Approval authority are in all instances ultimately responsible for the approval decision.
59Circumstances that require Supplemental Approval Transportation/Travel:First or business class travel by air (flights in excess of 5 hours or medical need).First or business class travel by rail/bus (not including Amtrak’s Acela train).Lodging exceeding the thresholds ($350 per night domestic and $400 (US dollars) per night international) by no more than 50%. ($525 domestic, $600 international)Appreciation given for lodging in a private residence.Short-term rental accommodations.Reimbursed travel extended beyond the minimum days required for business purposes.Required travel by an employee’s spouse, significant other and/or dependent (Note: May be taxable)
60Circumstances that require Supplemental Approval Meals:Meals exceeding the per meal thresholds ($25 breakfast, $35 lunch, $50 dinner) by no more than 50%. ($37.50 B, $52.50 L, $75 D)Meals (fundraising, recruitment, speaking engagements) involving external parties exceeding the per person threshold of $100 (excluding tips and taxes) by no more than 50%. ($150 per person)Use of per diems on non-grant accounts.Meals that require attendance by an employee’s spouse, significant other, and/or dependent.Expenses for meals or entertainment conducted in private homes.
61Circumstances that require Supplemental Approval Entertainment:Expenses for meals or entertainment conducted in private homes.Entertainment expenses to be reimbursed in excess of $1,000.Rental of clothing for an event.Entertainment expenses for employee events in excess of $500.
62Circumstances that require Supplemental Approval Gifts:A business performance or “de minimus” gift to an employee exceeding the threshold of $100 by no more than 50%. ($150) Note: Item is taxableA years of service/retirement gift to an employee exceeding the threshold of $400 by no more than 50%. ($600) Note: Item is taxableA gift to a non-employee exceeding the threshold of $600 by no more than 50%. ($900) Note: Item is taxable
63Circumstances that require Supplemental Approval Other:Purchases of emergency supplies, books, equipment in excess of $500.Issuance of a second travel advance before the first one has been reconciled.Reimbursements submitted more than 120 days after the date of the expense or after the end of the fiscal year (whichever is sooner). Please note that supporting documentation must include legitimate circumstances contributing to late submission in order to evaluate whether this is a taxable event.Missing receipt for expenses of $75 or more ($25 for meals), all lodging. Please note that supporting documentation must include missing receipt documentation to comply with IRS standards for reimbursement.
64Supplemental Approval Reminder As a reminder:All individuals requesting reimbursement should be in compliance with the University’s Travel & Business expense policies, effective October 1, Items eligible for Supplemental Approval are still exceptions; however, they are being approved by a departmental officer closer to the situation, rather than AP.Supplemental Approval in no way raises the thresholds of what is allowable or changes the segregation.
65Processing a voucher requiring Supplemental Approval Role & Responsibilities of Processors of Travel & Business Expense transactionsReviews voucher to identify common policy departures that require Supplemental ApprovalIdentifies this in AP/CAR for review by the Supplemental ApprovalResourcesList maintained in AP/CARList on AP websitePolicy documentsTraining manual
66Processing the voucher in AP/CAR Upon selecting “Designate Approver”, a pop up box will appear asking whether the voucher requires Supplemental Approval.
67Processing the voucher in AP/CAR To select one or more reasons, double click on the small box on the left hand side, which will then place a check mark in the box (later will change to an asterisk as you select more than one). Once you have selected all reasons, click “Close”.
68Processing the voucher in AP/CAR: Selecting an Electronic SA Select the individual who is the appropriate Supplemental Approver from your department. Click “Continue” to assign the DAF approver of the voucher.
69Processing the voucher in AP/CAR Select the individual who is the appropriate DAF Approver from your department. Depending on the departmental structure, the DAF approver may be the same individual selected for Supplemental Approval or may be different. Click “Continue”.
70Audit & Review Approving an Invoice Requiring Supplemental Approval If upon audit of the voucher, our Audit & Review specialists identify that Supplemental Approval was not appropriately selected (i.e. either was not identified at all, a reason is missing, or one is incorrectly included), they will put the voucher on hold to coordinate with the department.Obtain the approval from the appropriate Supplemental Approver and image this as part of the voucher.A further enhancement will be made to AP/CAR to allow the Audit & Review specialist to edit and select the supplemental approval reasons so this is tagged and included in any reporting.
71For more information: AP Service Center (212) 854-2122 AP website:AP Service Center(212)