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What are Special Category IDs?

Special Category IDs, also known as Non-PO Special Category IDs, are a 5 digit numbers used to classify transactions. They are used on voucher payments to group purchases for financial reporting to the state.

There are three types of non-PO Special Category groups:

  1. Category IDs: Voucher Payments Under $5,000 are used on voucher payments under $5,000 to group purchases into categories for the University Annual Financial Report. 
  1. Category IDs: Hybrids, No Restriction on the Value of a Payment are used on voucher payments under $5,000 to group them for the University Annual Financial Report and voucher payments over $5,000 to indicate that these purchases are excluded from the requisition and purchase order process. 
  1. Category IDs: Exception Codes to the Purchase Order Process are used on voucher payments over $5,000 to indicate that these purchases are exempt from the requisition and purchase order process. 

The Category ID field can be found on the line level of the voucher. 

Read more:

Purchasing Manual: Introduction to Procurement Process, Non-PO Category IDs.

Updated on August 4, 2021

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