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  • Stanford Travel Newsletter: Fall 2021open_in_new

    Topics include: New Stanford Travel Booking policy and exemptions desk guide, Common questions about booking university-sponsored travel, New resource on how to manage expenses related to travel cancellations, Booking channel agent fees updated in September, FMS updates related to COVID-19: Travel...
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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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  • 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, hotels, and car rentals for university-sponsored travel must be booked through a Stanford...
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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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  • Stanford Travel Newsletter: Summer 2021open_in_new

    Summer 2021 topics include: Travel Policy exclusions and guidance, new Digital Payments visitor travel reimbursements, Egencia savings finger feature, car rental policy update, ERS enhancements to airline fields, StudentUniverse profile creation
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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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  • New Resources and Process to Manage Aging Transactions

    Financial Management Services (FMS) continually monitors the financial ecosystem for opportunities to reduce risk and support excellence in financial stewardship. As part of this effort, FMS conducted an assessment in May 2020 of Purchasing Card (PCard), Travel Card (TCard) and Advance transactions...
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  • Year-End Close (YEC)

    It's that time of year again! The 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 Deadlines YEC...
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