December 30, 2007 - January 5, 2008 Archives

Spring Scholarship Processing

The Office of Student Finance has a few reminders and updates on the Scholarship Automation Process. Spring financial aid will begin disbursing for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law students on January 14th, 2008.


Please have all of your scholarship batches entered and approved by Friday January 11th. This is important to ensure that students' financial aid packages are complete and will be disbursed correctly. Batches entered late can result in cancellation of other financial aid, and have the potential to negatively affect students.

When financial aid information becomes available in PeopleSoft you will be able to begin entering scholarship batches for new freshmen for Fall/Spring 2008-2009. This is estimated to occur in the beginning of March 2008. More information will follow.

If there is a new user in your department who did not receive this email, please forward this message and have them respond to <> in order to be added to the listserv.

FY09 Budget Prep Calendar

The FY09 Budget Prep Calendar is now located on the Fiscal Administration web page.  We will post revised copies as we receive them.


You can find the calendar at:


All FY09 Budget instructions and documents will be updated on the fiscal administration web page in the coming weeks as the college begins the FY09 Budget planning cycle with academic departments and centers.

Faculty and Human Resources

The Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty and CLA Human Resources will host an important training session focused on faculty and academic staff recruitment and hiring processes.  The session will include a brief overview of relevant University policies, a primer on collegiate search guidelines and procedural requirements, and real-time demonstrations working within the University's online employment system.  The college strongly encourages all administrators and support staff to attend.

·        Thursday, 10 January 2008

·        12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

·        202 Johnston Hall

Lunch will be provided.  
To ensure sufficient quantities, please RSVP to
FFI:  Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty and CLA Human Resources, 612-624-9839

Grants Management Users Network (GMUN) Winter General Meeting

The GMUN Winter General Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 24, 
2008, from 10:00-11:30 am, at Coffman Theater. The agenda is as follows:
·         SPA Strategic Vision - Pamela Webb
·         EFS - Conversion and Beyond - Sue Paulson
·         Cost Share/Match - Kevin McKoskey, Sue Paulson
· and Adobe Platform - Frances Spalding
·         Grants, Projects, and Contracts (GPS) - Sue Paulson
·         Updates - Pamela Webb
·         Effort (if time allows) - David Hagen

Change in Mileage Rates for 2008

The IRS announced increases in the standard business mileage rates for calendar year 2008. 

·         Beginning January 1, 2008, the standard business mileage reimbursement rate, for personal vehicle use on approved University business, increases from 48.5 cents to 50.5 cents per mile. 


See the Rates section in Appendix P of U of MN policy, Traveling on University Business, at:


·         The standard mileage rate for moving expenses decreases, from 20 to 19 cents per mile. 

·         Business mileage incurred in 2007 but reimbursed in 2008, must be reimbursed using the 2007 mileage rate.

·         The Employee Expense Worksheet (UM 1612) accommodates changes to the mileage rates.

Faculty & Research

Appraisals of Probationary Faculty - Due 25 January 2008
Annual appraisals of probationary faculty are due in the Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research no later than Friday, 25 January 2008.  Information about these reviews may be found on the Appraisals of Probationary Faculty page of the Faculty and Research website, along with links to the governing documents and forms.

Payroll Job Posting

·         The CLA Payroll Office has a position posted for the auditing and entering of HRMS Entry Worksheets for several units in CLA.
·         For more information, see requisition number 152030 at: or contact Toni Ziegler at:, 4-4153.

Mark Your Calendar

Jan. 17

  • CLA Financial / Human Resources Meeting, MN Population Center at 9:00 am

Jan. 24

  • The GMUN Winter General Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 24,
    2008, from 10:00-11:30 am, at Coffman Theater

Jan. 25

  • CLA Payroll cutoff for the 1/21/08 - 2/3/08 pay period, 4:30 pm

Jan. 28

  • Appraisals of Probationary Faculty due to 212 Johnston Hall.

Feb. 28

  • CLA Financial / Human Resources Meeting, Room 101 Fraser Hall, 8:00 am

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