08- SBR 12.02- Obligation Approval

Audit Readiness Control
Audit Readiness Control

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Provides the learner with a process flow of the end-to-end business process (Battle Drill). This process flow aides in understanding all players (entities) and tasks associated with completing the Battle Drill.

To provide documentation that demonstrates that an authorized individual with delegated authority reviews the purchase order (e.g., contracts, outbound acceptance MIPR, obligating document, travel order/voucher) to verify that it includes the date, amount, and uses the appropriate LOA (e.g., appropriation, fiscal year) prior to approving the obligation. The obligation needs to be signed and dated by an authorized individual. Documentation should include a valid delegation of authority for the period referenced in the sample.

Example of Documentation Requested:

1. Obligating Document with evidence of approval (e.g. Contracts, outbound MIPR, Travel order/voucher)

2. Delegation of authority (DD 577 or equivalent) for obligation approver that applies to the sample transaction

3. Federal Transaction Register Screenshot showing postings for budgetary accounts

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