Approval Process: Requisitions

For users with Approver role


Step 1: Retrieve requisition

Step 2: Review line item(s) for accuracy

Step 3: Approve, Send Back, or Hold

Based on your evaluation of the transaction, select one of the following actions: Approve, Send Back, or Hold. Please refer to additional details about these actions on the next page.


Approve if all line items are correct, appropriate, and consistent with NU purchasing policy.

What happens next?

Send Back

Send back if there are errors or insufficiencies that should be corrected by Requester.

What happens next?


Hold a transaction if further research is needed by Approver before making a decision. Transactions placed on hold are exempted from automatic 5-day timeout. When placed on hold, workflow is suspended indefinitely until Approver takes further action. Approver is responsible for timely management of requisitions placed on hold for further research.

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