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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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  • New OBI Report: Salary, Fringe, and Indirect Cost by Employee

    Developed in response to 2021 OBI Financial Reporting survey feedback, a new report is now available in the OBI PLM dashboard that provides better answers to payroll reporting questions. The new report shows salary, fringe benefits, and indirect costs attributable by employee for both actuals and...
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  • Year-End Close (YEC)

    It's that time of year again! The year-end close (YEC) process of recording and reporting expenses from September through August gives a snapshot of the university's transactional activity each fiscal year. For an in-depth look at the process, review Topic Overview: Year-End Close. Schedules and...
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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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  • New Inquiry Tool: Pending Transactions

    Based on feedback from our campus users and the number of support requests submitted to the Financial Support Center, FMS is introducing a new Oracle Financials Inquiry Tool to improve system efficiency and awareness of transactions requiring pending action by yourself or others. The new Pending...
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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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