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Petty Cash General Information




In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the mandated reduction of staff on campus, our staff members are working remotely and are not in the office at this time.  Consequently, we will be unable to staff our regular walk-in Petty Cash hours of Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am to 11:30am for the duration of the COVID-19 reduction period.  For the time being, Petty Cash will be reviewed by appointment only.  If you need to replenish your Petty Cash, please email to request an appointment. 

 Please be sure to plan several days in advance to meet your needs, as we likely won’t be able to accommodate same-day requests.




The Petty Cash reimbursement process is only available to those departments that have received approval for, and obtained an actual Petty Cash fund.  Petty Cash funds are only allowed in certain, specific situations.  If your department does not qualify to obtain a Petty Cash fund, then all small purchases that might previously have been allowed via the petty cash reimbursement process should be made via PCard, or reimbursement via Chrome River Expense, as applicable.

Petty Cash forms are like cash, and misuse can cause financial loss for your department and the University.  For your safety, Unrestricted Accounting – Main requires the following when processing Petty Cash:

  • Petty Cash reimbursements MUST be hand-delivered to Unrestricted Accounting – Main; it is not safe to send these through campus mail.
  • Petty Cash reimbursements MAY NOT be left in Unrestricted Accounting – Main.  We ask that you arrange for the person delivering the form(s) to wait while it is reviewed and approved.  We do not have secure storage to hold these approved forms.

The Cashier's office is located in the first floor lobby of the UNM Business Center.  It is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday.  Unrestricted Accounting - Main will review Petty Cash reimbursement requests on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am only.

Accessing the Petty Cash reimbursement form requires logging in with your Net ID and password.  We recommend that you complete and print out your reimbursement requests online only as needed.  It is not a good idea to print out blank forms and have these accessible for possible misuse.

Click here to login and access the Petty Cash form.