Revised Questionable Transaction Report Available on SPS Website - 08/14/12

Sponsored Program Services has updated the Questionable Transaction Report (QTR) and moved it to the portal.

The QTR assists business offices manage allowable expenditures on federally funded sponsored program projects.
The QTR identifies questionable commitment items that have posted to sponsored program accounts on funds 4101000042020000. Based on the individual award from the sponsor and costs identified in the proposal submission, these commitment items may or may not be allowable.

The report can be run by the grant responsible cost center, grant number or account manager.

A list of the commitment items coded as questionable can be found on the General Information page, accessible via the Post-Award tab/Account Management link of the Sponsored Program Services website.
The expectation is for business managers to run the Questionable Transaction Report each month for their cost center. The report is not intended as a means to review every transaction in detail, but is to be used as a management tool.

The report provides an opportunity to evaluate potentially unallowable charges. It also provides information that allows business managers and their staff to ensure proper assignment of commitment items, identify training opportunities, become familiar with sponsored program accounts within their departments, and to detect potential problems.

Questions and concerns about a project with questionable commitment items posted to it may be referred to the project’s SPS account manager.