EPAF Quick Guide: Approving EPAFs

Issue / Question
Instructions on approving EPAFs.
  • How do I approve EPAFs? 
  • Where do I see EPAFs? 
  • Platform
    • BengalWeb
  • Audience Affected
    • Faculty
    • Staff
Video Tutorial: Approving an EPAF
1.  Log in to BengalWeb and click on Employees (left), then EPAFs
2. Note actions awaiting your approval in the Personnel Action Notices box. Choose the name you want to approve and click on the name. (Do NOT click on the link under ACTION.)
3. Carefully review the EPAF for accuracy. If you find errors, return the EPAF to the Originator to make corrections. (This is required. Anyone can start an EPAF. Your careful review is critical to prevent fraud and errors.) Please pay special attention to the dates and title, since most errors occur here.   
4.  Approve EPAF, Disapprove EPAF, or Return for Correction
  • Approve the EPAF - Click the Approve Button
  • Disapprove the EPAF or Return for Correction - First, click on Add Comment. Enter your explanation for disapproving or returning, along with your name in the Comments sections that open. When you are done entering comments click on the Disapprove or Return for Correction button. 
Note:  Comments are essential. Any information that might clarify or provide documentation should be entered in the Comments section before you submit your action.
  • Comments become a permanent part of legal record.
  • Comments must relate to business purposes of ISU.
  • Include your name, the date, and your phone number, in case someone else has further questions.
  • Keep all comments job related and precise. Banner is a legal record and can be used in litigation. 
EPAF Approver screen
5. You are done. The EPAF will now route to the next Approver in the queue, shown at the bottom of the screen. 

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