Within Administration > Set up system security, create a group that does not have access to Approval Rules within the Configuration section of Accounts Payable.
  1. Within any module go to Administration > Set up system Security
  2. Right click Groups and select New Group
  3. Give the group a name and description
  4. On the Group Privileges tab highlight Accounts Payable within the System Components window
  5. Within the Accounts Payable Privileges window on the right hand side, highlight Configuration then click the Options button at the top right of the window
  6. Unmark the box next to Approval Rules
  7. Click OK
  8. Change any other permissions you would like set for this user group
  9. On the group members tab, add your members to the group
  10. Click save and close