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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A checklist for approving officials is included as an appendix and must be used when reviewing documents.
Even if the reviews by cardholders and approving officials were comprehensive, the supporting disbursing office also conducted a separate, detailed entitlement review before making the payment.
Recommendation: The Director of Finance at Commission headquarters should instruct and monitor approving officials to ensure that expenditure transactions are dated when goods and services are received and approved before payment is made.
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.
More than 451,000 travelers have created travel documents in DTS, which does not include other key DTS users: Authorizing and Approving Officials (AO), Defense Travel Administrators (DTA), Centrally Billed Account (CBA) personnel, and other process owners who are also using DTS every day to support and manage the travel process.
227) This can include, but is not limited to, persons such as Agency Program Coordinators, approving officials, authorizing officials, cardholders, resource managers, fund holders, Automated Information System administrators, contracting officers, receiving officials, personnel officers, employees' supervisors, and supervisors of time and attendance clerks.
The GAO recommended to Congress that the Air Force reduce the number of cards; minimize purchase limits; establish training courses for cardholders and officials who approve purchases; and hold cardholders and approving officials accountable for misuse of cards.
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.
Recommendations include conducting onsite investigations at institutions where improper disbursements of Pell Grants were found; implementing an effective review-and-approval process to ensure that approving officials are adequately trained in and knowledgeable of their disbursement duties and responsibilities; and enhancing security procedures over computer storage rooms.
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.