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Signature Authority

March 4, 2020

Reminder: only a handful of people in the University are authorized to sign legally binding documents on behalf of Ohio State. This would include any contracts, agreements, MOUs, etc.

These contracts could be for both goods/services we provide to others, as well as goods/service we procure from others; regardless of the dollar value.

Even if something you are asked to sign appears to be innocuous, it may still require review and approval from one of our legal representatives.

FAES Finance is currently developing a workflow document to help with the routing of various agreements for approval. In the meantime, if you are unsure about who to contact, Jesse Buxton.26 will be able to point you in the right direction.

The takeaway is, please do not sign any agreements on behalf of Ohio State.