The purpose of this policy is to define a procedure for requesting journal transfers of OTPS expenditures and who is authorized to make such a request.
A journal transfer allows a department/division the flexibility to move Other Than Personal Service (OTPS) expenditures between accounts.
In order to request a journal transfer the requesting employee should be the “Authorized Signature” on that account (see Chart of Accounts for authorized signors) or that department’s authorized Clericals, Deans, Chairpersons, Vice Presidents, or Directors.
All requests must be in writing; e-mail is an acceptable medium.
To request an expenditure move:
Submit a written request to the Director of University Accounting, which includes the following information:
Account to be charged
Account to be credited
Dollar amount to be transferred
The vendor name
The e-mail is to be copied to the Authorized Signor of the department that will be charged for the expense.
Director of University Accounting will process journal transfer and confirm via e-mail the transfer is complete.
Requesting department can verify the transfer using SUNY Management Resource Tool (SMRT).