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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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  • 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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  • Year-End Close (YEC)

    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. Schedules and...
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  • Purchasing and Contracts Updates and Hot Topics

    The Procurement Services department within Financial Management Services is committed to purchasing practices and policies that are compliant, responsible and appropriately support the university's goals and mission. Accordingly, those who are making purchases on behalf of or doing business with the...
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  • WalkMe: A New Interactive Learning Solution to Benefit Financial System Users

    In response to a recent Financial Management Services (FMS) Learner Needs Analysis and iProcurement usability feedback from our 2021 Client Satisfaction Survey, FMS recognizes the need for “just in time” training for our user community. To that end, the FMS Financial Learning Solutions team will...
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  • Mobile Deposit Application Redesigned

    Wells Fargo has updated their Commercial Electronic Office (CEO) Mobile Deposit platform for mobile check deposits in March 2022 with a new look and feel. Departments across Stanford use the Wells Fargo app to deposit paper checks using the CEO service. Employees can use the camera on their iPhone...
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  • PTA Maintenance Enhancement Project

    The PTA Maintenance Enhancement is a Financial Systems Governance (FSG) strategic project initiated with University IT (UIT) in early 2022 to improve the PTA Maintenance system’s controls, data quality, and accuracy by by implementing two new slu

    The PTA Maintenance Enhancement is a Financial Systems Governance (FSG) strategic project initiated with University IT (UIT) in early 2022 to improve the PTA Maintenance system’s controls, data quality, and accuracy by solving for these current issues: New notification email to PTA Maintenance...
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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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