Ohio University

Signature Authority

Pursuant to University practice, the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration has delegated approval authority for execution of certain contracts to department administrators and managers. View the listing of positions with proper authority in the table below or in the Signature Authority PDF.

University Agreements Involving Payment or Receipt of Money or Other Consideration
Contract Type Amount Designated Authority
Procurement or leasing of goods, supplies, and services (including consulting services) $50,000 or less Unit RC CFAO on university template
ICA Game Guarantees of $100,000 or less Athletic Director  
$500,000 or less Director of Purchasing or AVP/Controller  
$1,000,000 or less SVPFA Chief of Staff or VPFA  
Greater than $1,000,000 SVPFA and President jointly  
PV of cash flows $1,000,000 or less SVPFA Chief of Staff or VPFA  
PV of cash flows greater than $1,000,000 SVPFA and President jointly  
Independent Contractor (IC) Honorarium Agreement or EZ Form RC CFAO  
Utility agreements Any utility agreement Director of Utilities or AVP Facilities Management and Safety
$10,000 or less without an agreement Finance and Administration Business Service Center  
Greater $10,000 without an agreement Director of Utilities or AVP Facilities Management and Safety  
Construction contracts (must follow university PAR processes) $500,000 or less Director of Capital Projects Finance or AVP/Controller
$1,000,000 or less SVPFA Chief of Staff or VPFA  
Greater than $1,000,000 SVPFA and President jointly or SVPFA Chief of Staff and President jointly  
Real Estate agreements for purchase, sale, or gift $1,000,000 or less SVPFA Chief of Staff or VPFA
Greater than $1,000,000 SVPFA and President jointly  
Real Estate leasing, appraisal, survey, title opinion, environmental survey transactions, and other related real estate transactions $50,000 or less Manager of Real Estate Operations
PV of cash flows $1,000,000 or less SVPFA Chief of Staff or SVPFA  
PV of cash flows greater than $1,000,000 SVPFA and President jointly  
Innovation Center occupant/lease transactions (OHIO as lessor only) PV of cash flows $25,000 or less Director of the Innovation Center or VP of Research
PV of cash flows $50,000 or less Manager of Real Estate Operations  
PV of cash flows $1,000,000 or less SVPFA Chief of Staff or SVPFA  
PV of cash flows greater than $1,000,000 SVPFA and President jointly  
Dublin Campus event/space use transactions (OHIO as lessor only) $25,000 or less Project Manager, Dublin or Senior Director, CHSP Central Ohio Programs and Partnerships
Greater than $25,000 See Real Estate leasing transactions  
Sale of University goods, services, and assets, regardless of the price (including University consulting services, contractual rights, and privileges)-Goods $100,000 or less Director of Auxiliary Operations or AVP/Controller
$1.000,000 or less SVPFA Chief of Staff or SVPFA  
Greater than $1,000,00 SVPFA and President jointly  
Sale of University goods, services, and assets, regardless of the price (including University consulting services, contractual rights, and privileges)-Services $50,000 or less Assistant Director of Strategic Sourcing and Operations or AVP/Controller
$1,000,000 or less SVPFA Chief of Staff or SVPFA  
Greater than $1,000,000 SVPFA and President jointly  
Joint VP Authorizations
Contract Type Amount Designated Authority
Academic agreements that involve the expenditure or receipt of funds, asset transfer, gift tax credit, or other financial obligations Any amount VPFA and EVPP
Research subcontracts for an aggregate amount awarded to any one vendor in a 12-month period $50,000 or less Director of Budget & Operations, Research; or AVP Research
Greater than $50,000

VP Research

 
Performance agreements $50,000 or less VPSA
Greater than $50,000 VPSA and VPSA  
Other VPFA Regulatory and Operational Delegations
Contract Type Additional Details Designated Authority Options
Agreements in which obligations of other entities are modified or excused (other than legal settlements) Reserving bad debts for receivables AVP/Controller (with notification to SVPFA)
Bad debt write-off SVPFA and General Counsel  
Establishment of banking, securities, and other financial accounts or financial guarantees All amounts

Combination of any two signatures from:

  • SVPFA
  • AVP/Controller
  • CFIO, Ohio University Foundation
  • Director, Treasury Management
Purchases, redemptions, or transfer of securities All amounts

Combination of any two signatures from:

  • SVPFA
  • AVP/Controller
  • CFIO, Ohio University Foundation
  • Director, Treasury Management
  • Managing Fiduciary
Manual or convenience checks All amounts

Combination of any two signatures from:

  • SVPFA
  • AVP/Controller
  • CFIO, Ohio University Foundation
  • Director, Treasury Management
  • Director of Payments
Regulatory and/or tax-related payments and returns $1,000,000 or less SVPFA
Greater than $1,000,000 SVPFA and President  
Form 990 and 990T

AVP/Controller, CFIO, or SVPFA

 
Routine real estate taxes

AVP/Controller or

Legal Affairs

 
Routine sales tax and use tax

Tax Manager, CHRO, or AVP/Controller

 
Routine payroll employment taxes

Payroll Operations Manager, Tax Manager, or CHRO

 
Routine compliance reporting and regulatory permits pertaining to the operations of:

Environmental Health, and Safety; Utilities; Facilities Maintenance; Sustainability

AVP Facilities Management and Safety
Architecture, Design, and Construction AVP Architecture, Design, and Construction  
Transportation, Parking, and Fleet issues AVP of University Planning  
Airport Director of Airport Operations  
Printing, Moving and Surplus SVPFA CFAO  
Campus Safety and Policing

Chief OUPD

 
Insurance and Risk Management SVPFA  
Grants and Contracts Accounting

Director or Manager of Grants Accounting, or

AVP/Controller

 
Treasury, Bond compliance Director, Treasury Management