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Approving Documents Using Ursa

  1. Log on to Ursa, at https://ursa.unco.edu.
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  2. Select the Banner tab.
  3. If you have documents needing your approval select Next Approver or All Documents.
    • All Documents - will list all documents needing your attention first as well as documents that will need your approval after the others approve first.
    • Next Approver - will list documents needing your attention. If multiple people are listed on a queue the document will list in everybody's queue until one person approves, then it will drop out of everybody's listing.
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  4. From your listing of documents you can do the following (as shown below):
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    • Select Document number - to see description of purchase, FOAPAL and dollar amounts.
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    • Select History - to see who is authorized on all queues related to this document (will list both debit and credit)
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    • Select Approve - to approve the expenditure and post to Banner (will not post until all approval queues have been approved). Then select Approve Document again once you have added comments.
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    • Select Disapprove - to reject the expenditure, please provide comment on why you are disapproving.
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    NOTE: Contact your Fund Accountant if you need to correct the document or start a new document.


Use this method if you are unable to see documents needing approval in your Approval Channel on Ursa.
You may also Approve Documents using the Banner Self-Service channel which is also located on the Banner tab.

  1. Start by clicking on Banner Self- Service.
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  2. Then click on the Finance folder. Followed by the Approve Documents link.
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  3. The next screen allows you select All documents for which you may approve. Then push the Submit Query button to view all documents pending your approval.
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    NOTE: See Step 4 above for details on Next Approver and All Documents
  4. The next screen gives you a list of documents that you can approve or disapprove. For each document listed, click the appropriate link. This finalizes your approval.
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    The document total may be different than the amount for your FOAP because it includes both the Debit (ordering) and Credit (supplying) entries. Select the document number to see the detail amounts by FOAP. Once all FOAP approvers complete the Approval Process it will post to Banner.

Important Note

Whenever you use Ursa, don't forget to log out. Ursa contains personal information such as grades, financial aid, e-mail addresses, etc. and if you don't log out someone else might be able to access it.

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