The University of Chicago has several payment options that do not require the issuance of a Purchase Order. The most common methods of requesting a payment are:
A check request is used for purchases of limited goods or services, which are not required to be processed on a Purchase Order. However, a single invoice greater than $5,000 requires a separate check request.
Petty cash is a small amount of discretionary funds in the form of cash used for expenditures where it is not sensible to make the disbursement by check or GEMS.
A reimbursement to an individual (RTI) is defined as a payment to an individual for business expenses incurred on behalf of the University and paid for with personal funds.
Travel reimbursements are defined as payments to individuals for reimbursement of expenses incurred while traveling on University related business.
A travel advance is defined as funds paid to an individual or entity for anticipated cash expenditures to be incurred on behalf of the University.
An expedited disbursement or a check $250,000 or greater. A nominal fee may apply.
An expedited disbursement via electronic transfer.