Business Guidance Related to COVID-19

Updates on COVID-19 related changes to university business and finance protocols.

Business Activities by Department

Updated 8/24/2021

Electronic Signatures

An electronic signature is data, in digital form, attached to an electronically transmitted document as verification of the sender’s intent to sign the document. This is the equivalent of a handwritten signature, and is used to confirm approval of an action or the terms of a document.

While portions of the campus are operating from an alternate work location, the use of electronic signatures are acceptable for internal transactions, approvals or authorizations. SUNY does not currently accept electronic signatures as legally binding on state contracts or appointment letters.