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9.2 Budget Checking Travel Authorizations During Approvals

Purpose:  Use this document as a reference for budget checking Travel Authorizations during approvals in ctcLink.

Audience: Finance and Business Office staff

You must have at least one of these local college managed security roles:

  • ZZ Expenses Approval
  • ZZ Expenses Manager
  • ZZ Expenses Processing

If you need assistance with the above security roles, please contact your local college supervisor or IT Admin to request role access.

Budget Checking Travel Authorizations During Approvals

Navigation:  NavBar > Navigator > Travel and Expenses > Approve Transactions > Approve Transactions 

  1. On the Approve Transactions page, select the Travel Authorizations tab to review multiple Travel Authorizations.  The Travel Authorizations tab will display.
Approve Transactions page - Overview tab
  1. On the Travel Authorizations tab, select the Description link or Transaction ID link to navigate to the Travel Authorization Summary page.   The Travel Authorization Summary page will display.  
Approve Transactions page - Travel Authorizations tab

Use the Travel Authorization Summary page to review a summary of travel authorization expenses. Managers and project managers who have authority to approve travel authorizations use this page.

  1. On the Travel Authorization Summary page, select the Budget Options link.  The Commitment Control Details pagelet will display.
Travel Authorization Summary page
  1. On the Commitment Control Details pagelet, select  Budget Check to initiate the Travel Authorization budget check.
Commitent Control Details pagelet
  1. On the Commitment Control Details pagelet, note that the Budget Checking Header Status has changed and additional fields are displayed.  
  2. Select OK after the budget check has completed to close the Commitment Control Details pagelet.
Commitent Control Details pagelet

 However, if you receive a message saying "Budget Checking Errors Exist", please follow these next steps.

  1. Select OK.
  2. Next message - Budget Checking has logged 'Error' exceptions. Do you want to Transfer to the Exceptions?
  3. Select No.
  4. You will be sent back to the Travel Authorization Summary page.
  5. Go to the Comments section, add the following comments "Error in Budget Checking, please review errors and resubmit once fixed"
  6. Select Send Back.
  1. Process complete.

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