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8.6.5 Request a Vendor Check Payment for Professional Development Activities

Policy Statement

Employees may attend a professional development activity such as a conference, seminar, workshop, or training if the activity benefits the University of Illinois System, is related to the employee's job, and the unit has funds available. The activity must be authorized by the unit head or delegate before registration.

Try to register using a P-card. If that is not possible, follow this procedure.

Before starting the procedure below, determine whether the payee has a Banner vendor number. For step-by-step instructions, consult the Banner Vendor ID and Address Query job aid. If the payee does not have a Banner vendor number, consult 8.5 Vendor Setup and Maintenance.


To request a vendor check payment for professional development activities:

  1. Allow plenty of time for processing through the Chrome River workflow.
  2. Log in to Chrome River. In the Invoices ribbon select +Create.
  3. Proceed through the screens.
  4. University Payables (UPAY) reviews the request and processes for payment.

8.5 Vendor Setup and Maintenance
19 Contracts

Chrome River Resource Page
University Payables Training Materials

Last Updated: January 23, 2023 | Approved: Senior Associate Vice President for Business and Finance | Effective: September 2012