When are background checks required for people who use Procurement Cards (P Cards)?

The Background Check policy criteria states that background checks are required of those who have authority to commit financial resources of the University through contracts greater than the Low Value Purchase Authority. Therefore, if the Procurement Card user is only authorized for purchases up to the Low Value Purchase Authority maximum of $2,500 per transaction, no background check is required. Departments should make sure that the appropriate audit procedures are in place.