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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Interim I-9 Process

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced interim Form I-9 procedures to defer the physical presence requirement as an accommodation to employers complying with state shelter-in-place requirements. Learn more about the provision and temporary policies.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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