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Business and Financial Policies and Procedures

Request a Check Cancellation

Before You Begin

Your unit may receive permission from University Payables (UPAY) to pick up checks because you need to pay:

  • Participants in research
  • Event officials, such as referees or contest judges

If there are checks left over at the end of an event because they were not needed, the checks must be cancelled.

The University is subject to and complies with the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act (Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 765, Act ILCS 1025), as well as the escheatment laws of other states as they relate to uncashed checks.

Begin

To request a check cancellation:

  1. Complete a Payment Action Request form. Submit the form and the check(s) to UPAY immediately.
  2. UPAY will cancel the check and refund the money to your CFOAPAL.
If the checks are not returned, UPAY is required by the Unclaimed Property Act to contact the payee and send them a replacement check - even if they did not participate in the research or event.

Payment Action Request

Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act (Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 765, Act ILCS 1025)
University Payables Training Materials

Last Updated: March 19, 2013 | Approved: Senior Associate Vice President for Business and Finance | Effective: September 2012

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