If agency global thresholds are too restrictive to support program needs, consider need for and submit Waiver for CRS Global Procurement Policies / internal control, local purchase waiver (see Procurement Manual – ERRWR template – (validity period of 90 days; resubmit to extend period; consider using earlier date for waiver activation if needed).
Request a waiver to allow a person to have multiple advances at once, if many cash payments ongoing. Requires Director Overseas Finance approval (request to go from CR to RD/DRD MQ and then to Director Overseas Finance).
Establish/hold emergency cash for use in the event of evacuation (need to immediately pay staff salaries), risk of loss of access to banks? Requires CR and RD approval.