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  • Business Expense Updates and Hot Topics

    The university pays directly or reimburses individuals for expenses that are necessary and appropriate to conduct university business. Expenditures must be consistent with the university’s purchasing policies and guidelines as well as the guiding principles and IRS regulations with regard to...
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  • Winter Closure Information

    In accordance with the 2022-23 winter closure schedule, Stanford University will be officially closed for regular business from Wednesday, Dec. 21 through Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Normal business hours will resume Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Time Reporting & Payroll Administration Guidance Payroll will...
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  • Continuous Improvements to Fingate

    FMS is continuously working to improve the Fingate user experience. Planned and completed changes range from search improvements, navigation updates and content revisions. Learn more about recent and upcoming changes on this news page.
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  • International Lodging Maximums Change on April 8

    Starting April 8, 2022, Stanford will align its international lodging reimbursement maximums for actual expenses to the federal per diem rates, meaning that the same maximum applies for international lodging whether the traveler uses the per diem or actual expenses reimbursement method. In some...
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  • Travel Booking Policy Update

    The university implemented a travel booking policy in 2020 in order to enhance and streamline the collection of traveler information needed to locate and support travelers in the event of an emergency. The policy provides Stanford’s Global Risk Management team visibility into travel, thereby...
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  • Change to PCard and TCard Delivery as of September 1

    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

    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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  • Turning Feedback Into Action

    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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  • FMS Client Satisfaction Survey

    The Client Satisfaction Survey is an ongoing conversation with the Stanford community to learn about their experiences with the financial tools, systems and services that FMS provides and uses that feedback to inform strategic initiatives and continuous improvements.
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