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  • Year-End Close: 2024 Reminders and Deadlines

    2024-05-20
    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. All times listed...
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  • Enhancements to increase procurement efficiency

    2024-04-19
    Procurement Services, part of Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS), continuously examines opportunities to enhance processes or provide new solutions to support purchasing activities for the university while maintaining financial stewardship excellence. Areas of opportunity under review are...
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  • Continuous Improvements to Fingate

    2024-02-22
    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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  • 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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  • Streamlined Delivery and Pick Up Options for Will Call Payments

    2023-07-31
    Effective July 31, 2023, a streamlined process and tools will make it easier to receive Will Call check payments for purchase order invoices and Expense Requests transactions. About the new process After a Will Call payment is requested for an Expense Requests transaction or a purchase order invoice...
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  • Bank Closure/Takeover Impacts and Resources

    2023-05-02
    This article provides a summary of guidance for suppliers and employees who are impacted by recent bank closures, for example Silicon Valley Bank.
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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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  • Enhancements to Support the Supplier Setup Process

    2023-01-30
    Based on feedback received from the 2021 Client Satisfaction Survey, FMS is making a number of improvements to the systems, resources and guidance related to supplier setup. Technology Enhancement: Increased Visibility to Setup Process A top theme in the survey was a desire for increased... Enhancements to Support the Supplier Setup Process
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  • New California Law Regarding Pay Transparency

    2022-12-19
    Effective Jan. 1, 2023, suppliers of Stanford University must comply with California law regarding pay transparency, which includes the following requirements for California employers: Employers with 15 or more employees must include the pay scale, defined as the “salary or hourly wage range that...
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