Pcard Auto-Approve Days Changing
Based on input from cardholders and fiscal officers, we have adjusted the Pcard (PCDO) approval times to allow additional time for cardholders to approve their transactions. Currently, cardholders have seven calendar days to approve their Pcard eDocs. 

Beginning July 1, 2016, cardholders will have 14 days to approve their Pcard eDocs, after which the document will auto-approve. Fiscal officers will have 31 days—down from 38 days— to approve eDocs before they auto-approve. The existing PCDO cycle time of 45 days will remain the same.

The Pcard is one of three primary ways to buy at MSU.


The Purchasing Card (Pcard) Mastercard® credit card program delegates purchasing authority and capability to MSU staff. It does not tie to or affect your personal credit in any way. The Pcard, a MasterCard® issued by Bank of America, eliminates the need for small-dollar requisitions, direct payment vouchers, reimbursement vouchers, and petty cash funds and is convenient for items such as conference registrations and subscriptions. Using the Pcard provides quicker turn around time, greater flexibility, and reduced paperwork on orders.

Get a card by filling out an application in the Finance System and attending an orientation class. Financial transactions are processed in the Finance System.

Details about using a Pcard