Hold that Date!
Sponsored Financial Reporting Open House
FSUN is doing something different this
fall. Instead of one large general membership meeting, we are offering
the same content at two smaller venues - one in Duluth and one in the
Twin Cities. UMConnect will be available for the Twin Cities
October 18, 2011, Griggs Center in Duluth
November 3, 2011, Mississippi Room, CMU, Twin Cities
Since the Twin Cities event will be in a smaller venue, registration will be required.
The Board is working to lock in an agenda for these half-day sessions.
Keep your eyes on the FSUN website for more information coming soon: http://www.finsys.umn.edu/fsun/fsun_home.htm
We will update news on the agenda and registration procedures as we get
closer to the dates. As always, we look forward to addressing topics of
interest to those of us working with the financial system.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
1:00 - 3:00PM
AI Johnson Room - McNamara Alumni Center
Snacks & Beverages Provided
You are cordially invited to an Open
House hosted by Sponsored Financial Reporting (SFR). This will provide
you the opportunity to meet the staff in SFR and experience a select
number of our internal processes. A few of the topics that will be
covered at the various stations:
- Program Income
- Clinical Trials
- Standardization of Invoicing/Reporting Worksheets
- Award Closeout
- Sponsored Accounts Receivable
- "A Day in the Life"
Please contact Marjorie Nebo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-6026 with any questions.
Revised Travel Policy
The revised Administrative Policy:
Traveling on University Business is now available in the Policy Library.
Some of the changes to the policy include an extended time frame for
submitting travel expenses, a new formula for reimbursement for partial
day travel, and an alignment of the international allowable lodging rate
with the current domestic lodging rate. Departments are encouraged to
use sound judgment when it comes to applying the new policy for travel
that was planned prior to, but taken after the new policy has gone into
effect. For questions regarding the new policy please contact Beth Tapp
in Purchasing Services.
PI Reporting Improvements
For more updates regarding new or updated travel policies and contracts visit Travel Services website: http://travel.umn.edu/
Based on feedback and requirements
provided by faculty, PIs, and staff, new reports have been created
specifically for the use of faculty, particularly of use to principal
Enhancements to the database Data Warehouse Enterprise Financials (DWEF)
New summary tables have been created as part of the Financial (EFS)
Reporting Improvements Initiative. These new DWEF summary tables should
enable all to more quickly pull together useful data without having to
join together a large number of tables, should help improve performance
when pulling larger amounts of data from DWEF, and will make the casual
ad hoc reporting activity less cumbersome.