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  • Cardinal Planning & Budgeting Project

    2023-08-28
    Stanford’s University Budget Office (UBO), in partnership with University IT (UIT), Financial Management Services (FMS), and university stakeholders, is undertaking a multi-year initiative to enhance the foundation of financial management. The project includes the launch of the new Cardinal Planning...
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  • Updated Employment Verification Process and Form I-9

    2023-08-10
    Federal law requires that every employer who recruits, refers for a fee, or hires an individual for employment in the U.S. must complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This article outlines recent changes to the federal Form I-9 and the university's verification process to help... This article outlines recent changes to the federal Form I-9 and the university’s verification processes to help departments verify their employee's identity and employment authorization.
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  • Merchant Services Transformation Project

    2023-08-01
    Merchant Services Transformation Project The Merchant Services (MS) Program manages, supports, and mitigates risk for payments collected digitally and via credit card at Stanford. MS is currently supported through a collaboration between three distinct university groups within Business Affairs...
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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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  • PTA Manager Enhancement: Closing Non-Sponsored PTAs Using Bulk Uploads

    2023-07-28
    In January 2023, Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) partnered with University IT (UIT) to launch the PTA Manager close request feature for non-sponsored PTA segments, which improved efficiency, internal controls, and data quality/accuracy. On July 31, new functionality was added that... Recent PTA Manager enhancements have added functionality to close non-sponsored PTAs and PTA segments, giving users a more convenient and streamlined user experience.
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  • Cash and Check Deposit Enhancements

    2023-07-24
    The Office of the Treasurer (OOT) within Financial Management Services (FMS) is supporting improvements to how cash and checks are deposited and developing enhancements that are being rolled out across the university. These changes primarily affected CASHNet processes used by the campus community... This project involves identifying and implementing system and/or process solutions for all deposit streams currently relying on the CASHNet system.
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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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  • OBI News: Summer 2023open_in_new

    2023-06-28
    In this issue: Updated P2P Dashboard At a Glance Report, July 14 drop-in OBI Open Lab, July 31 aging transactions reminder, and more.
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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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