16-A-005 Attachments in SMART (October 9, 2015)
|Informational Circular No.||16-A-005|
|Date of this Informational Circular:||November 13, 2015|
|APPROVAL:|| DeAnn Hill
(Original Signature on File)
Requirements for attachments in SMART for payments and reimbursements effective with SMART 9.2 upgrade
Effective November 13, 2015 the following information will be required regarding payments and reimbursements in the SMART system.
The Agency Audit Services team will no longer accept emailed or paper copies of invoices or other support documents.
For Accounts Payable (AP) vouchers:
- Invoices for payments are to be attached in SMART to the AP voucher for instances when:
- The invoice provides useful information that aligns with the referenced contract and notating this information in the payment notes or comments fields exceeds the limitation in those fields.
- The invoice provides information that is not available in SMART or on the Department of Administration website.
Exception: Note that Agency Audit Services does not require support documents for grant payments to be attached in SMART to the payments. Grant payment support documents should continue to be maintained at the agency in a file storage method other than SMART.
- Prior Authorization (PA) forms that require hand-written approval by the Office of Procurement and Contracts, such as revised PA’s, must be attached in SMART to the Purchase Order (PO). All other PA’s must follow the Office of Procurement and Contract’s policies for attachment in SMART.
- All copies of contracts or amendments are to be entered in SMART Supplier Contracts and should not be attached in SMART to the PO or the AP voucher. If an amendment needs to be added to the contract after the contract has been created in SMART Supplier Contracts, agencies should contact the Office of Procurement and Contracts for assistance.
For Travel and Expense (T&E) reports:
- Documents supporting travel and expense reimbursements are to be attached in SMART to the T&E report. These documents include:
- Prior authorization for travel not captured by a SMART Travel Authorization.
- Required receipts which support T&E reimbursements.
- Conference rate verification.
- Information that is not available in SMART.
Information regarding attachments in SMART:
- The recommended limit to the size of the file being attached is 1 MB.
- Agencies should not attach CAD (Computer Aided Design) files or picture files (examples- .jpg, .tif, .png, or .gif).
- Excel, Word, scanned .pdf files, or similar files, are appropriate.
- Multiple attachments are allowed.
- Avoid attaching documents that do not add value to the transaction.
- System retention for attachment files is expected to be three years. This period may be reduced if storage space becomes an issue.
- Agencies should not rely on SMART as the method for meeting agency record retention policies.
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