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  • Updated Card Suspension Process to Support Proper Use

    2023-11-07
    An updated suspension process for individual (not departmental) Purchasing Cards (PCards) and Travel Cards (TCards) rolls out in Fiscal Year 2024. Designed to reduce risk to the university and encourage financial stewardship of these university-issued credit cards, the updated suspension process... Updated article on October 9, 2023
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  • Updated resources to support honoraria and human subject payments

    2023-10-10
    There has been a significant increase in the number of honoraria payments and payments to human subjects, including related travel reimbursements, since university operations fully resumed following the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, from calendar year 2019 to 2022, the number of honoraria...
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  • Creating Opportunities through the Supplier Diversity Initiative

    2023-09-22
    Suppliers play a critical role in enabling the university to realize its mission and live its values. Given the critical role of the supplier and Stanford's decentralized purchasing approach which allows individual departments to make purchasing decisions that are tailored to their specific needs...
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  • July Enhancements to the PCard Module

    2023-07-14
    In an ongoing effort to improve and streamline the Stanford Purchasing Card (PCard) experience, several enhancements to the Purchasing Card module within Oracle Financials will launch on July 17. Additionally, to continually improve and support purchasing practices and policies that are compliant...
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  • Excellence in Financial Stewardship | Issue 8open_in_new

    2023-06-22
    This newsletter, covers the risks and best practices with stewarding gifts using scenarios such as spending in accordance with the gift terms, when a donor’s gift is unspent, and navigating difficult and uncertain situations.
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  • New Course Now Required to Access iProcurement

    2023-06-22
    The purchase of goods and services plays a big part in helping to achieve the university’s mission. Faculty and staff who make purchases have a key role in stewarding the university’s resources. Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) recently launched FIN-0420: Preferred Purchasing Methods to... New FIN-0420: Preferred Purchasing Methods course now required to access iProcurement
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  • Year-in-Review: Resources Supporting Financial Stewardship

    2023-05-02
    Over the past year, Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) focused on providing the financial community with the tools and knowledge needed to support financial stewardship of all our university resources. The efforts also built a common understanding of the key requirements around all our...
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  • Turning Feedback Into Action

    2023-02-01
    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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  • Managing and Monitoring PCards and TCards: Clarified Guidance and New Tools

    2022-10-18
    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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