Authority and Responsibility

Major responsibilities that cannot be delegated:

  • Accountability for ensuring that proper controls and monitoring procedures are in place and are being applied accordingly.
  • Accountability for ensuring that reports are accurate and meaningful.
  • Direct responsibility for delegated financial resources.

Staff may be responsible for implementing the Administrative Official’s decisions and for reviewing departmental compliance with university policies and procedures, but cannot be responsible for financial decisions for which the Administrative Official is accountable.

You can find resources on what an Administrative Official can delegate on the Delegations page.  Learn more about the requirements to reduce potential risk and visit the Resources page for additional information.

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