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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Improvements to PCard and TCard Application and Maintenance Launched February 14

    On February 14, Financial Management Services improved how Purchasing Cards (PCards) and Travel Cards (TCards) are requested and managed. These changes make the application process more efficient and user-friendly. The changes also provide more guidance on managing spending limits, which strengthens...
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  • Protect Your Purchasing Card from Fraud over Winter Closure

    The amount of money lost to fraudulent charges on credit, debit and prepaid cards continues to increase every year, and there were almost 460,000 reports of credit card based fraud and identity theft in 2020, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Fraudulent charges on Stanford-issued credit...
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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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  • New Digital Payments Option Streamlines Visitor Travel Reimbursements

    Digital Payments, a new payment option in the Expense Requests System (ERS), is a secure and efficient way to reimburse visitors for their travel expenses. Launched on June 21 as the first phase of the Alternative Payments Solution project, Digital Payments was developed to simplify and enhance the...
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  • July 19 ERS updates to Late Submissions and Airfare Details

    In an ongoing effort to improve the Expense Requests System (ERS) and its ability to meet the needs of the university, starting July 19 there will be several changes to how expense requests are reported. New information will be required when submitting an expense report more than 60 days after the...
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