December 28, 2008 - January 3, 2009 Archives

CLAIR Website is back online

IRIS system maintenance is now complete and data for fall 2008 and spring 2009 is loaded. Please take a moment to review the "Authorized User" report and submit any changes to Ed Zerylnick ( The fall 2008 entry deadline will be Monday, February 2, 2009. The basic entry functions; add, edit and delete are unchanged. You will note that we have replaced the old "org" field with two new fields to capture program or project id.

At this time several reconciliation and summary reports for fall 2008 and beyond still need to be reworked. We plan to have this work completed soon. Thank you for your patience.

Joint Financial Services / Human Resources Meeting

The January Financial / Human Resources meeting will be held on Thursday, January 22nd at 9:00 am in the Minnesota Population Center Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall (West Bank).

Please mark your calendar.

EFS Process Workflow

The EFS Process Workflows presented at the EFS Town Hall Meeting Wrap-Up are now available on the CLA Fiscal Administration webpage.

If you were unable to attend the meeting you will find the entire library in .pdf format at the following location:

Quick Link on the CLA HR website

A new Quick Link has been added to the CLA Office of Human Resources intranet website:

Click on "Department Assignments by HR Consultant/Personnel Specialist" to see a list of which departments and units are assigned to which HR Team.

Mileage Rate Change Effective January 1, 2009

The IRS announced changes to the standard business mileage rates for calendar year 2009. The standard business mileage reimbursement rate is decreasing from 58.5 cents to 55 cents per mile. The standard rate for moving expenses also decreases from 27 to 24 cents per mile.

Business mileage incurred in 2008, but not reimbursed until 2009 should still be reimbursed at the 2008 mileage rate. The Employee Expense Worksheet (UM1612) accommodates changes in mileage rates.


December 18
Joint CLA Financial / Human Resources meeting, 1-108 Hansen Hall, 9:00-10:30 am

December 24
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 12/22/2008 - 01/042009 pay period, 4:30 pm

December 24
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 01/05/2009 - 01/18/2009 pay period, 4:30 pm First pay period of Spring Semester

January 5-11
All offices will be closed in the Department of History

January 22
Joint Financial Services / Human Resources meeting, 50 Willey Hall, 9:00 am

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