Approve or reject a contract You can approve or reject a contract if you are the contract manager. Before you beginRole required: contract_manager or admin Procedure Navigate to Contract Management > My Approvals. Select a contract in Requested state. Perform one of the following tasks. OptionDescription Approve the contract Click Approve. The contract Substate changes to Approved. Reject the contract Click Reject and enter a rejection reason in the Comments field. The contract Substate changes to Rejected Click Update. A contract with a State of Draft and a Start Date set in the future is kept in Draft until the start date is reached. If the contract has a Substate of Approved, the system changes the State to Active and removes the Substate value. When a contract with a State of Draft and a Start Date set to a date in the past is approved, the contract State is automatically set to Active and Substate is left blank.