A checklist for approving officials
is included as an appendix and must be used when reviewing documents.
Prior to the implementation of certifying officer legislation in DoD, multiple statement (invoice) reviews were conducted by (in order) cardholders, approving officials
, and disbursing offices.
System response time is significantly improved, facilitating both the traveler and Approving Official
's efficiency in completing the travel authorization process.
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.
The system, which was heavily modified to fit the needs of VAPHS, is now used by all researchers, the research support staff, all members of the IRB Committee, and all IRB approving officials
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
. In the past, coordinators would receive an e-mail for every transaction requiring their review and would have to log in and log out for each.
receiving officials, RAs, travel approving officials
), FM'ers can assist by training accountable officials on their responsibilities and rights to appeal.
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.
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.