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8.8.5 Submit 50 or More Payment Requests

Policy Statement

If you need to pay numerous and different payees for the same purpose, you may use a "feeder file" to submit the transactions at one time. Feeder files are not processed through the Chrome River system.


To submit 50 or more payment requests:

Do not change the layout or format of the Excel template; doing so will cause errors and keep the file from being processed in Banner.
  1. Contact University Payables (UPAY) to receive a copy of the Excel feeder file and instructions for entering the transaction data.
  2. Complete a Request a General Encumbrance/Wire Transfer Payment form containing the business purpose, all relevant supporting documentation, and original authorization signatures.
  3. Email the completed Excel template and form to UPAY at
  4. UPAY exports the file to Banner for processing the payments.

Request a General Encumbrance/Wire Transfer Payment

8.4.6 Request Checks Made Payable to Human Subjects
8.6.11 Refund Money to a Payee
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Last Updated: January 23, 2023 | Approved: Senior Associate Vice President for Business and Finance | Effective: September 2012