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Department Manager Responsibilities

The State Travel Regulations issued by the State Accounting Office have emphasized the responsibility of approvers when approving travel expense reports. These approver responsibilities are specifically highlighted and clarified in the State Travel regulations and should be adhered to. All approvers in the submission process are held accountable for:

An approver is equally accountable for all expenditures and should be able to judge the business appropriateness of each expenditure.

In certain circumstances, approvers are allowed to grant an exception to the State travel regulations. When granting an exception, he/she will be held accountable for answering questions regarding the approval of the exception; therefore the approver must be knowledgeable of what constitutes an exception.

Approvers are certifying: