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  • OBI News: Fall 2023open_in_new

    2023-10-19
    In this issue: The new RFM Projected Budget Variance Report, drop-in OBI ad hoc training, and more.
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  • Employee Gift Policy Updated

    2023-10-13
    Employee Gifts: Updated Policy Administrative Guide Memo 2.2.10: Gifts and Awards for University Employees, which provides guidelines for gifts or awards for eligible university employees, was updated on July 20, 2023. The update aligns with IRS guidelines and is in keeping with the current cost of... Employee Gifts: Updated Policy
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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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  • PTA Manager Enhancement: Capital Projects Closeout and Cancellation

    2023-09-20
    Financial Management Services (FMS) has partnered with University IT (UIT) on an enhancement project to streamline, standardize, and automate the capital projects closeout and cancellation process by adding new functionality to PTA Manager. PTA Manager is a system in Oracle Financials that enables... Announcing the new PTAC Closeout functionality to PTA Manager.
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  • Stanford Travel Newsletter: Summer 2023open_in_new

    2023-09-06
    Topics include: Save the Date: October Stanford Travel Forum, Four Options to Meet Your Travel Needs, Win Airline Tickets, UA Club Passes, and More, Stanford Travel Packet Resource Updated, New Phone Number for Egencia Agent Support, In Case You Missed It resources, and other resources.
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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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