approving official


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approving official

An executive officer, administrative officer, administrative assistant or supervisory purchasing agent who is granted delegated acquisition authority to obligate appropriated funds. The Officer is responsible for acquisition activities of the offices, laboratories and branches with which they are associated, and he or she oversees the ICD ordering office.
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Virtually overnight the "rubber-stamping" reviews of billing statements by cardholders and approving officials disappeared as these program officials came to understand their potential liability.
Since 2006, vPC-GR has enabled more than 25,000 online transactions for retirements and decorations to be routed through coordinators, reviewers or approving officials.
Earlier, the Treasury's head of central accountancy, David Loweth, told MPs the reduction of the ``big five'' to the ``big four'' raised competition issues which needed to be considered by the Competition Commission: ``It will either be ministers making the referral or approving officials to make the referral,'' he told the Commons Treasury Select Committee.
If any of the approving officials discover an error, the request is returned without action to the requester through the ISSP system for correction and resubmission.
Recommendation: The Finance Officer at the Commission's ER office should instruct and monitor approving officials to ensure that expenditure transactions are dated when goods and services are received and approved before payments are processed.
Activity/installation Government Purchase Card Program Manager ensures that all cardholders and approving officials receive training that includes GPP requirements.
Expense vouchers are filed electronically subsequent to completion of travel and routed to proper approving officials.
The P-Card Web Solution will help NASA meet its goals of assisting over 4,500 cardholders and approving officials in managing their credit card related workload, and dealing with problems related to budget execution, reconciliation, and cost distribution.
Generally, GAO found that internal controls were not operating as intended because cardholders and approving officials were not following VA/VHA operating guidance governing the program and, in the case of documentation and vendor-offered discounts, lacked adequate guidance.
They have also started to educate cardholders and approving officials on the proper use of the purchase card.
At the individual transaction level, GAO identified a substantial number of purchases for which cardholder and approving officials had not adhered to important internal controls and were not in accordance with valid requirements, policies, and procedures.