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  • Organization Code Hierarchy Tool Project

    2023-02-21
    Stanford University’s financial account structure identifies each organization by a four-character alphabetical organization (org) code. The Organization Code Hierarchy Tool enables effective governance of this structure by defining parent-child organizational relationships and group information... Stanford UBO and FMS are building a new, robust organizational hierarchy management system to more effectively and efficiently support a broader set of the university's needs, launching July 1, 2023.
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  • Turning Feedback Into Action

    2023-02-01
    FMS uses the Client Satisfaction Survey to gather feedback from faculty and staff that fuels action plans for continuous improvements. This article covers the latest on those projects.
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  • Enhancements to Support the Supplier Setup Process

    2023-01-30
    Based on feedback received from the 2021 Client Satisfaction Survey, FMS is making a number of improvements to the systems, resources and guidance related to supplier setup. Technology Enhancement: Increased Visibility to Setup Process A top theme in the survey was a desire for increased... Enhancements to Support the Supplier Setup Process
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  • New California Law Regarding Pay Transparency

    2022-12-19
    Effective Jan. 1, 2023, suppliers of Stanford University must comply with California law regarding pay transparency, which includes the following requirements for California employers: Employers with 15 or more employees must include the pay scale, defined as the “salary or hourly wage range that...
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  • Managing and Monitoring PCards and TCards: Clarified Guidance and New Tools

    2022-10-18
    With business back and a busy fall upon the university, FMS refreshed resources to support managing and monitoring access to the PCard and TCard. While these cards are convenient purchasing methods for departments, it is vital to monitor their use to mitigate risk to the university and support good...
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  • Change to PCard and TCard Delivery as of September 1

    2022-09-12
    In response to limited campus access during the COVID-19 pandemic, in early 2021 the Card Services team began redirecting all new, renewed, or reissued Purchasing Cards (PCards) and Travel Cards (TCards) to a secure central delivery site. Cardholders submitted a support request or updated the Credit...
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  • Learn More About eReceipts with Live Events and Updated Resources

    2022-07-15
    The eReceipts app, developed by Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) in partnership with University IT (UIT), lets users easily upload and share images of receipts from their mobile device. Developed in response to user feedback, the app helps users manage business and travel expense...
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  • New OBI Report: Salary, Fringe, and Indirect Cost by Employee

    2022-07-11
    Developed in response to 2021 OBI Financial Reporting survey feedback, a new report is now available in the OBI PLM dashboard that provides better answers to payroll reporting questions. The new report shows salary, fringe benefits, and indirect costs attributable by employee for both actuals and...
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