University of Saskatchewan

Financial Services (FS)

Tri-Agency Financial Administration

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can the institutional approver also be a one-up approver for PCard statements?
Answer: Yes.

Reference to Tri-Agency Financial Administrative Guide

The university’s institutional approver is the mechanism or control process that has been put in place to achieve compliance with the following control practice outlined in the guide. “The institution has the right and responsibility to withhold and withdraw approval of expenditures proposed by a grantee that contravene the Agency's requirements or the institution's policies.” 

When a one-up is also an institutional approver, the expectation is that this individual would first perform the activities related to the one-up (and sign) and then perform the activities of the institutional approver (and sign).