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  • Recent Updates on Booking University-Sponsored Travel

    Many students, post-doctoral scholars, faculty and staff travel on behalf of Stanford. To be reimbursed for this travel, travelers and travel arrangers must follow university policy; in most cases airfare, hotels, and car rentals for university-sponsored travel must be booked through a Stanford...
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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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  • Improved Search Functionality on Fingate

    FMS has implemented some changes to the Fingate website's search functionality effective August 1, 2021 that will improve the user experience. These changes are a result of a deep dive study of the site analytics, user experience polls and direct feedback from the site's audience.
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  • Payroll Services Updates Related to COVID-19

    Payroll Services provides timely updates to key areas and systems, providing new or updated guidance related to payroll activities and supporting the university through the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Labor Schedules Enhancement

    The Labor Schedules Enhancement launched February 18, 2021. The enhancement brings a custom front-end for the Labor Schedules module, sitting in front of the Oracle application. This is done using Oracle Apex technology, as has been used with PTA Manager, SeRA, FFIT, and numerous other applications...
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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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  • Updated System Messaging: Creating and Clearing Advance Requests

    Updated Advance Request System Messaging

    To improve the process for creating and clearing Advance Requests and reduce clearing errors, the Payment Services team has made several changes to system messages in the Expense Request System. Advances are most commonly used to pay in advance for Stanford-sponsored travel (although the Travel Card...
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  • Federal Payroll Tax Deferment Program

    Stanford has decided to forgo implementation of the federal government’s optional payroll tax deferment program. An executive memorandum issued in August allowed employers to postpone withholding of Social Security taxes from Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2020 for employees whose pretax income is less than $104...
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