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  • Purchasing and Contracts Updates and Hot Topics

    The Procurement Services department within Financial Management Services is committed to purchasing practices and policies that are compliant, responsible and appropriately support the university's goals and mission. Accordingly, those who are making purchases on behalf of or doing business with the...
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  • Stanford Travel Updates and Hot Topics

    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 for university-sponsored travel must be booked through a Stanford Travel booking channel. This...
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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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  • WalkMe: A New Interactive Learning Solution to Benefit Financial System Users

    In response to a recent Financial Management Services (FMS) Learner Needs Analysis and iProcurement usability feedback from our 2021 Client Satisfaction Survey, FMS recognizes the need for “just in time” training for our user community. To that end, the FMS Financial Learning Solutions team is...
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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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  • Stanford Travel Newsletter: Fall 2022open_in_new

    Topics include: Perks and Prizes from Stanford, Car Rental Guidance for Young Adult Drivers and Guests, Groups, Programs and Multiple Travelers, Travel Booking Policy Update, New Customer Service Dashboard for Flight Cancellations and Delays, In Case You Missed It links, and other resources.
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  • Protect Your Purchasing Card and Travel Card from Fraud over Winter Close

    The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of virtual and contactless ways of working, but unfortunately payment fraud perpetrated by external parties, including credit card theft, has also increased and became more sophisticated during the pandemic. From 2020 to 2021, consumer fraud increased...
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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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  • Updated Resources to Support Supplier Setup and Onboarding

    Updated resources to support supplier setup and onboarding

    Stanford Financial Management Services has a new toolkit of resources to support supplier setup and onboarding. Stanford engages with a wide range of suppliers (also referred to as vendors) to provide products and services necessary to support its mission. Schools and units are generally free to...
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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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