The Award Date setting is available under System Setup | Sys Configuration | Agency | Options | Awards section. The Values for the setting are as follows:

  • Manual Entry 
  • Auto-set when CO/AO Approves
  • Prompt when CO/AO Approves 
  • Auto-Set on Release
  • Site Determines 

If this is set to "Site Determines" you may navigate to System Setup | Sys Configuration | Site | Options | Documents section and make the appropriate configuration.