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Department Head Signature Authorization in MMARS Policy Updated

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Effective July 24, 2023, the Office of the Comptroller (CTR) has updated its Department Head Signature Authorization in MMARS Policy.

Major updates to the policy include:

The policy is available publicly at this link. All MMARS and HR/CMS users have enhanced access via the following PowerDMS link [login required].


About the Policy

CTR establishes accounting rules and instructions for all Commonwealth of Massachusetts departments for the appropriate use of the Massachusetts Management and Accounting Reporting System (MMARS). This policy explains when and how department heads may delegate approval of certain fiscal transactions in MMARS by using department head signature authorization.  The policy also describes CTR rules around the use of electronic signatures for MMARS transactions.

Questions about the policy can be directed to Parris Lourenco.