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Delegation of Signing Authority and Approvals

There are several policies/regulations which document when it is appropriate for a Fund Financial Manager (FFM), Principal Investigator (PI), or Unit Head to delegate their signing authority:

The associated forms/Minerva menu option which should be used to delegate such authority are:

  • Delegate Temporary Signing Authority for travel advances, expense reports, payment requests, and POPS Timesheets - Minerva menu option (sign-in is required) [How To - KB article]
  • Naming a Delegate in an Acting Capacity as Unit Head during temporary absences - Financial Services website form (listed under "Other Forms") 
  • Delegate Purchase Requisition Approvals - Minerva menu option (sign-in is required)

Read the following Memorandum & Announcements:

  • May 5, 2014 Memorandum from Rose Goldstein and Michael Di Grappa about New requirements for research funds: authorization of expenses by PIs and record retention - channels news | PDF version.
  • December 4, 2013 announcement from Cristiane Tinmouth, Controller, Financial Services and Alison Verkade, Director Service Centre, Human Resources about POPS Timesheets now available on Minerva Delegate Temporary Signing Authority Menu - channels news.
  • May 9, 2013 announcement from Cristiane Tinmouth, Controller, Financial Services about Delegation of Temporary Signing Authority Procedures For All Fund Financial Managers - channels news.
  • May 6, 2013 Memorandum from Rose Goldstein and Michael Di Grappa about Research Administration and Accountability – Tri-Agency Recommendations - NEW DELEGATION MENU - channels news | PDF version.