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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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  • Mobile Deposit Application Redesigned

    Wells Fargo has updated their Commercial Electronic Office (CEO) Mobile Deposit platform for mobile check deposits in March 2022 with a new look and feel. Departments across Stanford use the Wells Fargo app to deposit paper checks using the CEO service. Employees can use the camera on their iPhone...
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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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  • Follow the #Stanford-FMS-news Slack channel

    FMS is excited to offer a quick and easy way to stay up-to-date with all of the news, updates and reminders that you need to get your job done. It's as easy as clicking a button and joining the channel in Slack. Simply search for or click #Stanford-FMS-news here to be prompted to join the channel...
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  • Expense Request Efficacy Dashboard

    The OBI Expense Request Efficacy Dashboard, available from the Expense Requests and SU Card Activity Dashboard, has been significantly redesigned to produce more useful information, including graphics for data visualization. Business unit managers can more effectively monitor the accuracy rate and...
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  • New Group Travel Meal Enhancement

    As a part of a continued effort to enhance and improve the processes and policies associated with Business and Travel Expenses, Stanford Financial Management Services has released new functionality within the Expense Request System that provides an easier way to submit a reimbursement request for a...
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  • Retirement of Expenditure Type 52325

    Background In May 2019, Financial Management Services (FMS) completed an effort to update the university's Business and Travel Expense policies. The goal of this project was to provide clearer guidance and streamline the reimbursement process, while remaining steadfastly committed to sound financial...
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