Authorizing or Rejecting a Request

To authorize or reject a Pre-Award Spending Request:

  1. Access the request through your Pre-Award Spending Inbox.
  2. Click Manage on the To Be Authorized tab to the right of the Pre-Award Spending Request requiring authorization. A new window will load:
  3. Review the Pre-Award Spending Request by clicking View / Print Pre-Award Spending Request. This opens a PDF file containing the details of the request.
  4. Return to the Pre-Award Spending Request pop-up window and select either Authorized or Rejected from the drop-down menu. You can add a note to indicate why you are rejecting the request if you select Rejected.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. The window will close and the request will move to your Previously Reviewed tab, where you can see the decision and track the status of the request.

If you reject the request, by default, the submitter and the department approver will be notified by email of the rejection. The email will include the note you provided about the rejection, if any.