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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 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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  • 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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  • Managing and Monitoring PCards and TCards: Clarified Guidance and New Tools

    With business back and a busy fall upon the university, FMS refreshed resources to support managing and monitoring access to the PCard and TCard. While these cards are convenient purchasing methods for departments, it is vital to monitor their use to mitigate risk to the university and support good...
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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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  • 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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  • Change to PCard and TCard Delivery as of September 1

    In response to limited campus access during the COVID-19 pandemic, in early 2021 the Card Services team began redirecting all new, renewed, or reissued Purchasing Cards (PCards) and Travel Cards (TCards) to a secure central delivery site. Cardholders submitted a support request or updated the Credit...
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