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2014

July

  • Expanded fiscal year-end calendar
  • New F&A rates for next four years
  • Policy updates
  • Budget and Net Position Internal Reporting APS and what you need to know
  • New OMB Uniform Guidance webpage and working groups
  • Scholarship Payment form adds SPA approval for Fund 30/31
  • CUSP awards
  • Innerview: Mirinda K. Scott

June

  • Expanded fiscal year-end calendar
  • FY15 rates: GAIR, F&A, fringe benefits
  • FYE resources
  • Do your sponsored projects cost transfers within approved time limits
  • Events with alcohol need initial approval
  • FY15 auxiliary fund budgeting
  • Sponsored project travel reimbursement by third parties
  • Innerview: Barry Northrop

May

  • New APS: Budget and Finance Reporting
  • Illustrated Guide to the Annual Financial Report
  • The Guide training: Internal Sales Activity
  • CPE @ UCB
  • Replenish petty cash funds before custodians leave for the summer
  • Fiscal year-end reminders and dates
  • Fiscal year-end pre-flight checklist

April

  • PETs with tuition remission deserve extra scrutiny
  • Prepare General Fund budgets for FYE14 and the new FY15
  • Green shoots of fiscal year-end
  • Property Disposal training
  • FY15 planning parameters
  • The Guide training is back!
  • Innerview: Kathy Loudermilk

March

  • Snapshot: Old unposted card charges (clean up for year-end)
  • Internal Sales Activity (ISA) rate sheets due (How to determine ISA risk rating)
  • Coffee and the campus budget
  • NSF monitoring visit April 7-11
  • New format and new feature for CU annual financial report
  • ABS customer satisfaction survey results

February

  • Abundance of trainings/events in February
  • m-Fin Project Spending Trends report
  • A computer is a computer is a computer (code the same things the same)
  • How to inactivate a SpeedType
  • OMB "Super Circular"
  • Receipt threshold raised to $75 for travel

January

  • A fresh look at internal sales results in a new approach
  • NSF to conduct monitoring visit on campus this April
  • Cost Sharing policy revised
  • Property Management training cycle begins February 11
  • New Colorado sales tax certificate available
  • Mileage rate decreases a penny
  • CUSP 2014 now open for business

2013

December

  • ABS customer satisfaction survey
  • Returned check from the bank? You have a receivable!
  • Boulder sales tax goes up January 1, 2014
  • FY15 resource planning
  • Participant Support Costs policy revised
  • APSs under review
  • Clarification on sponsored project deficits
  • Nominate an ABS employee who has gone above and beyond
  • Innerview: Karen Stiner

November

  • Lessons from the audit zone
  • New user interface coming to CU Marketplace
  • How to handle an emergency purchase
  • Deficits and sponsored project JEs and PETs
  • Verify campus address before replacement procurement cards are mailed
  • Additional expense types added to Concur

October

  • FY14 fringe benefit rates approved
  • OCG adds new tool to FileMaker database system
  • Tax offset season begins in January
  • What to do in the event of flood damage to university property
  • Keep CU banking information offline and private
  • CU Marketplace now recognizes more SpeedType fiscal roles

September

  • What's in your wallet? (Pay attention to balance sheet accounts)
  • NCURA instructional videos on YouTube
  • General fund salary budget allocations
  • NSF Grants Conference in Denver
  • CPE schedule set
  • InnerView: Janet Hildebrandt

August

  • Fiscal certification mini-FAQ
  • Sequestration heightens sponsor scrutiny: Spend funds or suffer consequences
  • FY14 fringe benefit rates await final approval
  • PSLite updated with FY14 default year
  • DAICR allocation posted in July
  • Corporate scandal reveals a universal lesson
  • Your great ideas recognized
  • ePER SkillSoft link updated
  • Changes afoot at OCG
  • Travel mileage form drives off into the sunset
  • InnerView: Linda Cross-Hagar

July

  • Unassigned transactions graph and instructions
  • Fiscal year-end: What now?
  • The accrual zone
  • Concur approvers can set delegates
  • The future of OCG
  • CUF to CU employee move has knock-on effect
  • Fiscal certification starts July 1
  • m-Fin reports update

June

  • FY13 close: What's new and noteworthy
  • FY14 rates snapshot: GAIR, F&A, fringe benefits
  • Departmental property managers end-of-year checklist
  • Policy update
  • FY14 auxiliary fund budeting
  • m-Fin reports update
  • CUSP: Cornucopia of great ideas

May

  • Fiscal year-end preparation that you can do now
  • Year-end moratoriums and cutoffs
  • New SkillSoft course on faculty summer salaries
  • Receipts: $25 threshold and scanning
  • Get an email address from donors for gift receipts
  • Two new SPA forms: Project Manager Change form and Project Reorg form
  • InnerView: Chyrl Taylor

April

  • The right way to record personal expense reimbursements
  • Property Management Training Session 2: Property Disposal
  • U.S. Budget sequestration impact
  • New m-Fin Fiscal Roles lookup report is "pretty cool"
  • Polices under review
  • Submit your good ideas to CUSP
  • Sponsored project notification process improvement
  • No accrual for final FY13 biweekly pay period
  • Fiscal year-end starting to make noises
  • InnerView: Rebekah Martino

March

  • SPO invoice authorization changes on March 1
  • Fund 98 (Non-Budget Activity) is new
  • Resource Planning Basics — new training from the Budget Office
  • ARRA spending deadline
  • Need to reclassify position budgets?
  • OMB proposes sweeping grants management reform
  • Get NSF projects ready for ACM$
  • Takeaways from the PSC Town Hall
  • InnerView: Lauren Miremont

February

  • ABS newsletter new format
  • Vacation and sick leave payouts
  • Continuing budget change cutoff April 15
  • Fund 35 (Gift Projects) is new
  • SpeedType fiscal staff changes
  • PETs and ePER recertification
  • One less HRMS gray day
  • Research Administrators Meeting spring schedule
  • System policy changes result in 59.5% reduction in APS number
  • DEPA due 3/31/13
  • OUC town hall materials available
  • InnerView: Liz Spencer

January

  • QRC lives to fight another day
  • How to account for insurance proceeds
  • FY14 budget planning
  • J-1 visa processing fee
  • No more INs through ABS
  • A blog is born
  • New fabrication process

2012

December

  • Policy Changes on the Horizon
  • ePERS Policy Now Includes Hourly Workers
  • Allocations and INs: New Routing
  • Sales Tax Stays the Same
  • Property Management Training
  • InnerView: Andy Wang

November

  • Clean Up Procurement and Travel Card Transactions
  • Holiday Season Reminders
  • Space Surveys Past Due
  • Petty Cash Forms Go To ABS
  • CAS Forms Go To OCG
  • Audit Findings–A Cautionary Tale
  • New NIH Query

October

  • Find the Procedural Statement
  • Faculty Fair
  • Space Surveys Due
  • Turn Off Access When You Leave
  • ePERs News
  • Q&A: Reusing/Repurposing SpeedTypes
  • New Procurement Training Format
  • InnerView: Kate Tallman

September

  • After the Fact Purchases
  • ePERS Enhancement
  • Do You SNA?
  • International Wires
  • New ChartField Forms
  • Space Survey: Don't Wait
  • CPE Courses Lineup
  • Parting Shot: Hua Xu
  • Student Views: Jasmine Xiang and Kristin Speedy

August

  • An Unconventional History of the Accounting Handbook
  • Your Good Ideas Wanted
  • FishNet Headed for the Deep Six
  • CCS introduces Ecliptics
  • DAICR Decoded
  • Proposal Submission Policy
  • Get Spaced Out (Space Survey)

July

  • Policies in the News
  • Final Fringe Benefit Rates
  • Sponsored Projects Hot Tip
  • It's Accrual World
  • Fiscal Certification is Inclusive

June

  • Year End Close Calendar
  • Gift Wire Timing Change
  • FY13 Rates at a Glance
  • FY End 2012: What's New or Notable?
  • CUF Cost Sharing Reimbursement Reminders

May

  • Year-End Check Up
  • Year-End Moratoriums
  • Beware Telecom Sales Tax
  • Continuing Budget Cutoff
  • PeopleSoft HRMS Query
  • Automatic Concur Reports

April

  • Asset, Revenue, or Expense?
  • Combine Related Expenses on Expense Reports
  • Continuing Budget Cutoff
  • Reimburse Petty Cash Funds
  • FYE Biweekly Pay Period
  • P-Card Charge-o-Graph
  • FY13 Auxiliary Fund Budgeting
  • ABS Org Realignment
  • Faculty Summer Salaries
  • PeopleSoft Login Change

March

  • What is DAICR?
  • Carl's m-Fin Blog
  • P-Card Cleanup
  • Continuing Budget Cutoff
  • Time to Realign Salary and Benefits Budgets?
  • FY13 Planning Parameters
  • Petty Cash and Change Funds Forms Routing
  • Innerview: Megan Schosker

February

  • Campus Alcohol Policy Makeover
  • NIH Reduces Salary Cap
  • Classified to Exempt Changes Require Housekeeping
  • Cost Share Reimbursements from CUF
  • New Chartfield Forms
  • Final Friday Discussions
  • APS New Year Diet
  • CUSP Pop Quiz

January

  • Requester Oversight in CU Marketplace
  • Pre-authorize all Travel
  • New Sales Tax Certificate
  • Spend ARRA Awards by 9/30/13
  • Fiscal Staff on Fund 30/31
  • When Position Number Changes
  • 2012 Mileage Rate

2011

December

  • A Star is (Re)Born (The Guide)
  • Move Needed SPOs to CU Marketplace
  • Sales Tax Stays the Same
  • Effort Reporting Alert
  • Don't Sit on ARRA Funds
  • SUNY Audit
  • CPE Courses
  • Departmental Property Management Training

November

  • PBA Launches New How-To Resource
  • When Portals Collide
  • Need a Different Ship-To?
  • Planets Page Leaves Orbit
  • Receipts Up To $25
  • State Travel Cards Cancelled
  • FIN8RPT Reports New Home
  • Q&A: Rebate in the form of a Debit Card

October

  • Evolution of the Fiscal Staff Role
  • PV Goes Electronic
  • New Form is Born: PA
  • Slip Sliding Away
  • Fellowship Template
  • ePERS Summary by PI Repor
  • Faculty Fair
  • Fiscal Roles and Approval Authority at a Glance

September

  • Sponsorships
  • Travel & What Hasn't Changed
  • Fellowship Appointments
  • Q&A: CU Marketplace Prices
  • New Biweekly Timesheet
  • Switch to the New Travel Card
  • Innerview: Stefanie Furman

August

  • Stake Undead Concur Transactions
  • CU Marketplace Goes Liv
  • UCD Reports
  • Policy & Procedures Update
  • Q&A: Fiscal Certification
  • Q&A: VAT Number

July

  • Year-End Close Calendar
  • Telecom Charges Change
  • Burst Reports Go Bust
  • Pcard Accrual Corrections—Warning
  • New Travel Form
  • Fiscal Certification & You

June

  • Year-End Close Calendar
  • F&A, Fringe Benefit, and GAIR rates for FY12
  • PCard Charges—Just Do It
  • Credit Card Acceptance Procedures
  • CPE Credits
  • Exit Innerview: Sandra Godden

May

  • Smooth Out the Year-End Ride
  • Year-End Moratoriums
  • Big Travel Changes May 2
  • PCard Charge-O-Graph
  • Understand the PCard Puzzle
  • Equipment Inventory
  • Certified Departmental Property Managers
  • Innerview: Carolyn James

April

  • Cognos Training: What You Think
  • FY12 Auxiliary Budgets
  • GF Deficit Report Goes Electronic
  • Procurement Card Charge-O-Graph
  • The Basics
  • Revised JE Guidelines
  • New Model m-Fin Reports

March

  • What Does Available Balance Really Mean?
  • Continuing Budget Cutoff
  • Clean Up Old PCard Charges
  • Delayed PCard Receipts
  • Code Costs Consistently
  • Internal vs. External Sales

February

  • Cash Tips from OCM
  • NCURA Meeting in Denver
  • PSLite New Version & Who to Call
  • Mainframe Decommissioning
  • Campus Equipment Inventory
  • OUC & PSC Town Hall Meetings
  • NSF Wants Faculty Feedback
  • Innerview: Carl Sorenson

January

  • New Cognos Reports
  • Sales Tax Goes Up
  • Petty Cash Fund Limit Rises
  • Mileage Rate Increase
  • F&A vs. Direct Costs
  • Last Call for Printed Reports
  • Property Accounting Website
  • New & Updated Policies & Forms
  • Innerview: Brendon Johnson

2010

December

  • Multi-Function Devices Case Study
  • How to Stay on Top of Effort Reporting in 6 Clicks
  • Sales Tax Hike
  • Patent Expense Account
  • Research Administrator Mail List
  • GIK Giving Season
  • DPM Training
  • Innerview: Wendi Pevler

November

  • Inside a PI's Head
  • New Sales Tax Exemption Certificate
  • ARRA Recovery Act Reporting
  • New Departmental Property Manager Training & Certification
  • NSF to Prohibit Voluntary Cost Sharing
  • CUSP Forum for Good Ideas
  • ePER Reminder

October

  • New & Improved Fiscal Procedures
  • Student Financials Reports
  • COA-Lite Tip for Special Requests
  • Lesson from an Audit
  • IRS Tax Exemption Letter
  • Grant Proposal Submissions
  • Innerview: LeeAnn Baronett

September

  • Official Functions with Alcohol
  • Double Check Scanned Receipts
  • Property Tag Feedback
  • Adding Fiscal Staff to Fund 30/31
  • Tax Exemption Troubles?
  • Q&A: Difference in Time it Takes Card Charges to Hit Expense System

August

  • Expense System Retrospective
  • PSLite New Model Year
  • No Subordinate Approvers
  • Unrelated Business Income Tax UBTI
  • Balance Sheet Details Due
  • Q&A: Travel Advances
  • Budgeting Corner
  • Innerview: Nadiya Vovk

July

  • Fiscal Year End Calendar
  • Fiscal Certification Season
  • Security Alert
  • Accrual Tale
  • Policy Scoreboar
  • Innerview: Wendy Fuchs

June

  • Fiscal Year End Calendar
  • Budgeting Corner
  • Get Those Expense Reports In
  • FedEx Charges on Sponsored Projects
  • Equipment Inventory
  • Expense System Accruals
  • Paying Participant Costs
  • New F&A Rates for FY11-13
  • Business and Personal Travel
  • Innerview: Elizabeth Smith

May

  • Fiscal Year End Survival Tips
  • Year End Moratoriums
  • Expense System Adds Expense Types
  • Account Code Final Call
  • Equipment Inventory
  • Auxiliary Budgeting
  • Number of Expense Report Submissions Q&A
  • Innerview: Mary Lippi

April

  • Auxiliary Fund Budgeting
  • Account Code Reduction
  • New Non-Employee Reimbursement Form
  • Participants and Lump Sum Allowances Q&A
  • Cash Awards Paid by Sponsored Projects Q&A
  • Innerview: Erika Smith

March

  • Account Code Clean-Up
  • Operating Expenses in Plant Funds
  • Expense System Generates Systemic Changes March 1, 2010
  • Q&A: Keep Scanned Receipts?
  • Q&A: Expense System Acronyms in the GL
  • Q&A: What Account to Use for Study Subjects
  • Innerview: Jean Stewart

February

  • Procurement Card Detailed Reports in the Expense System
  • PSC Open House
  • Sponsored Projects Training
  • Keep Your ID Private
  • Fall ePERS online
  • Q&A: Account Code to Use for Gift Card to Employee
  • Q&A: Expense System Report Deadline
  • Innerview: Barry Northrop

January

  • Get a Grip on Unallocated PCard Charges
  • Mileage Rate Drops 10%
  • Expense System Survey
  • Transparency Online Project
  • PDF 3rd Party Program
  • Capitalizing Repairs, Renovations and Remodeling policy revised
  • Cost Sharing policy revised
  • Efficiency Task Force Ideas Wanted; Policy/Procedures/Forms changes

2009

December

  • Payroll Encumbrances in Sponsored Projects
  • Cancel Your Access When You Leave
  • How Much Do I Have to Spend?
  • No Change in Sales Tax
  • ACARD System Still Active
  • Account Code Review

November

  • Gifts from Vendors
  • Higher Education Fiscal Guidelines
  • Expense System—Fax, Scan, or Save As?
  • ARRA Awards to Date

October

  • Get Those JEs Approved
  • Normalized vs. Traditional Reports Update
  • Are We Running Out of SpeedTypes?
  • After-the-Fact Purchases
  • ARRA Grants

September

  • Reports Go Back to the Future
  • ARRA at a Glance
  • Allow Time to Set Up Petty Cash & Change Funds
  • Constitution Day
  • Check Cashing Tips at OCM
  • Q&A: Checks Made Out to CUF
  • FIN Training Manual Change

August

  • Tuition Remission ABCs & PETs
  • Budgets in the New FY
  • Ahoy Petty Cash Custodians
  • Account Code Cleanup
  • Balance Sheet Details
  • PV Pop Quiz
  • Q&A: ID Revenue/Expense Accounts
  • Q&A: Official Function Accounts
  • Innerview: Sandra Boimbo

July

  • Fiscal Year End Calendar
  • Expense System Update
  • Capitalization Threshold Raised to $75,000
  • Q&A: DUNS Numbers
  • Policies Under Review
  • Fiscal Certification & You
  • Innerview: Liz Wright

June

  • Fiscal Year End Calendar
  • Sponsored Project JE Tips
  • Same-day Mail to PSC
  • SPA Compliance Area Changes
  • Q&A: Fringe Benefit Charges on One Time Payments Includes Eco Pass Recharge
  • Innerview: Susan Wyn

May

  • Fiscal Year End Prep
  • PI Leaving Your Department?
  • FY09 Year End Moratoriums
  • Q&A: A Report for an Org's Fiscal Roles and Reports To
  • Q&A: Petty Cash Fund to Pay Study Subjects in More Than One Project
  • FY10 Fringe Benefit Rates
  • Equipment Inventory Updates Due
  • FY10 Auxiliary Budgeting
  • Innerview: Greg Roers

April

  • Expense System in Your Future
  • Black Box Quiz
  • FY2010 Auxiliary Budgeting
  • F&A Budgets
  • Innerview: Sharon DeCarlo

March

  • Sponsored Projects: Spend with Care
  • F&A Space and Library Surveys
  • FY10 GAIR rate
  • FY09 Budget Cutoff
  • Innerview: Dave Sayers

February

  • SkillPort Report
  • Opinion: Is There a Problem?
  • Property Services Pick-up
  • Efficiency Task Force
  • Slimming the Travel Codes
  • Q&A: Who to Call with PSLite Questions?
  • CU Foundation Transfer Requests FPS
  • Travel Authorization and Expense PPS
  • Innerview: Lori Haynes

January

  • CUConnect Link Not Working
  • FY10 Planning Parameters
  • Property Services Pick-Up
  • Efficiency Task Force
  • Fiscal Code of Ethics Training Q&A
  • Sales Tax Charged on University Purchase Q&A
  • Innerview: Jenna Hamilton

2008

December

  • Sales Tax Collection
  • No Change in Sales Tax
  • Outside Checking Accounts
  • Try Me Reports
  • Holiday Season Reminders
  • Hand Drawn Express Warrant Q&A
  • FinProHelp Ticket
  • Innerview: Carrie Howard

November

  • Cost Transfers Do's and Don'ts
  • Revenue Shortfall Action Plan
  • Bag that Cash
  • OCG Report Tool
  • Spot Awards
  • Memorial Event Q&A
  • Personal Expense on ACARD Q&A
  • Innerview: Maggie Young

October

  • Petty Cash & Change Fund Changes
  • Fiscal Certification Feedback
  • Wireless Telecom Survey
  • Summer ePERs
  • Black Box Headers
  • Changing Orgs Midstream
  • Fiscal Responsibility Training
  • Faculty Computer Purchase Program Q&A
  • OCG/SPA 2008/09 Program
  • Innerview: Jenny Shao

September

  • Sponsored Project JE Do's & Don'ts
  • Time to Toss Old Records?
  • Standard Descriptions for Project-Related FOPPS
  • PSLite Q&A
  • Subsystems and Fund 30

August

  • What Happens After the Close?
  • Fiscal Certification Labs
  • Balance Sheet Details Due
  • Budget Update
  • Q&A: Exporting PSLite Reports to Excel with Access 2007
  • Innerview: Pat Libhart

July

  • FY End Calendar
  • Records Disposal Update
  • Mileage Rate
  • Travel Expenses and the Procurement Card
  • Expenditure Control Suspended
  • CUConnect Upgrade
  • Q&A: State Travel Card
  • Q&A: eBay
  • The SPA Dance
  • New ePER Policy
  • Innerview: James Lei

June

  • FY End Calendar
  • Fund 30 JE Tips
  • FY09 Benefit Rates
  • Gift SpeedType Setup & Maintenance FPS
  • Q&A: Recruiting Costs Update
  • Mail to PSC
  • ABS Email changes
  • Innerview: Jeni Comly

May

  • Fiscal Year End Preparation
  • ACARD Reallocation ABCs
  • Reporting System Tune-up
  • Q&A: Recruiting Costs
  • Q&A: Sales Tax on Giveaways
  • Q&A: Driver License number on checks
  • Innerview: Charlotte Whyte

April

  • Cash Control
  • New COA & Gift forms
  • Printing by Org Node
  • New Travel Account Codes
  • Service Center Equipment
  • Innerview: Lynda Reisinger

March

  • Auxiliary Budgeting
  • FY09 GAIR Rate
  • Fund 28 EC Attributes
  • ePER Step-by-Steps
  • Approval is not a Rubberstamp
  • Non-Capital Cleanup
  • Faculty Computer Program
  • Q&A: PSLite Logon
  • Innerview: Jim Sheppard

February

  • Expenditure Control Phase 3
  • New PV Reimbursement Restrictions
  • FY08 Continuing Budget Cutoff; BJEs and Expenditure Control
  • Incompatible Access
  • Data Update Project
  • Q&A: Free Movie Tickets
  • Innerview: Pat Dodson

January

  • Mind the Monthly Close
  • Recognition and Training
  • Backward Cash Transfers
  • Portal to Portal
  • Sales Tax Rate Change
  • New Sales Tax License
  • Fund 30 Expenditure Control
  • Certify those PETs
  • CIW Got You Down?
  • Q&A: Key Contact Names
  • Approve Those Journals
  • Expense System Update
  • Mileage Rate Change
  • Innerview: Meg Thompson

2007

December

  • Payment Voucher PPS
  • Donation Activity & Holiday Parties
  • When PI's are Gone
  • Cell Phones & Projects
  • Per Diem & Projects
  • Calendar Deadlines
  • Excess Ticket Distribution
  • Chemical Alert
  • Q&A: Electronic Images of Documents
  • InnerView: Sutha Thanikasalam

November

  • Home Internet Expense
  • Welcome to CU
  • Don't Post Journals after Close
  • Subclasses need unique speedtypes
  • Reports on Ice
  • Q&A: Reports that Consolidate Subclasses
  • Co-PIs Get Reports
  • Fiscal Staff Expansion Pack
  • Retention of University Records
  • JE Approval in a One-Person Office
  • Fundraising Events & Journal IDs
  • InnerView: Deedee Joeris

October

  • What Reports Do You Use?
  • Advance Payment to Vendors PPS
  • Reporting System Tips & Tricks
  • Need to Add Fiscal Staff to Sponsored Projects?
  • Portal Changes Channels
  • SPO Automatic Close Periods
  • Travel Changes
  • SPA Email Address
  • Q&A: Expenditure Control
  • ePER Portal and Form Change
  •  InnerView: Chris "Z-Man" Zetterholm

September

  • Q&A: When Not to Approve a JE
  • Records Retention New Policy
  • Incompatible Access
  • SPOs in Phase 2
  • Portal Report Dates
  • Financial Summary Report
  • Budget for ID Revenue & Transfers In
  • Amount Available
  • InnerView: Kathy Phillips

August

  • Expenditure Control Success Strategy
  • EC can be EZ
  • New Fund 10 Expenditure Control Report
  • Fiscal Certification
  • Draft APS Policies
  • Q&A: Printing Multiple Reports
  • Updated COA Form
  • FPS & PPS Glossary
  • New Acronym List
  • InnverView: Demetria Ross

July

  • Fiscal Year End Countdown
  • SAS 112
  • PET Deadline
  • Last Minute Mail to Denver
  • UCD Audit
  • FY08 Benefit Rates
  • Effort Reporting Red Flags
  • OCG Online PowerPoint
  • InnerView: Nataliia Frazier

June

  • Fiscal Year End Calendar
  • FY08 Auxiliary Budgeting
  • Wireless PPS deadline
  • Inform Your Approvers
  • Q&A: Employee Recognition
  • Town Meeting Handouts
  • Goodbye Printed Reports
  • ISC Rate Sheets
  • New GAIR Rate
  • Updated COA Form
  • Cash Policy Change
  • InnerView: Diane Przygocki

May

  • Fiscal Year End Prep
  • FY08 Auxiliary Budgeting
  • CIW Ad Hoc Report Survey
  • Q&A: Over-the-Counter Drugs for Employees
  • Personal Tech Guidelines
  • F&A on Simple Speedtype Query
  • Gift Training
  • ePERS Training
  • Fund 10 Expenditure Control
  • Fund 34 Expenditure Control
  • InnerView: Chris Seymour

April

  • Incompatible Access
  • Audits and You
  • Capitalization of Costs
  • Credit Cards
  • FY08 Salary Uploads
  • GIK Changes
  • Spring Campus Forums
  • Q&A: Paying for Services
  • Q&A: GIK Tee Shirt
  • Expense System
  • Cash Advance Update
  • Personal Internet Expense
  • Newsletter Poll
  • Expenditure Control Phase 2
  • InnerView: Linda Johnson

March

  • Sponsored Project News
  • New Controls for Wireless Telecom
  • Q&A: UPI Fund 80
  • Q&A: Gift Cards Same as Cash?
  • Q&A: Massages
  • ACARD not for Services
  • InnerView: Leila McCamey

February

  • Expenditure Control Override
  • Budget Change Cutoff
  • N/A JE Status
  • Emergency Procurements
  • CIW Blues
  • Training Tab
  • OCG Trainings
  • New Petty Cash Form
  • Meet Steve McNally
  • InnerView with Hua Xu

January

  • Mac computer support
  • Expenditure Control Forum
  • PS Headers Out of Date
  • ePERS Email & Training
  • Fiscal Roles and Sponsored Projects
  • PSLite's Latest Tool
  • Mileage Rate Increase
  • Sales Tax Increase
  • Need a Gift FOPPS?
  • Wire Transfer Q&A

2006

December special edition

  • Change in PS Edit & Budget Check
  • SPO Automatic Close Period Under Review
  • If Your Gift FOPPS are Inactive
  • Own a Mac?

December

  • Alcohol and Travel Policies & Procedures
  • Official Functions & Alcohol
  • Property Disposal Form
  • ePER Made Easy
  • New F&A Rates
  • InnerView with Jeanne Connely

November

  • Look at 3 PSC Procedural Statements
  • Holiday Parties and Food Drives
  • Holiday Potluck Q&A
  • Certify Fund 30 PETs
  • CUConnect Open Forum
  • Calendar Freebie
  • ePER Notes
  • ePER QRC
  • New Phase 1 STs
  • InnerView with Lauren Caraballo

October

  • Doing Business with the CU Foundation
  • Cost Sharing Gets a New Look
  • Campus Forum
  • ePERS Meeting
  • Records Disposal Date
  • Reporting System News
  • Expenditure Control Delay
  • InnerView with Bev Rogers

September

  • Reporting System–What's Easy, What's Not
  • Expenditure Control Countdown
  • ePERS Training
  • PSLite New Model
  • Q&A Personal Use of University Facilities
  • InnerView with Maribel Markham

August

  • Q&A Self-Generated Revenue vs Profit & GAIR
  • More on Crediting an Expense
  • Reporting Tool: What to Expect
  • Gift Fund Training Deadline
  • ePERS, CU EthicsLine Goes Live
  • Boulder Tax Seminar
  • InnerView with Phensiri Phanichpatom

July

  • Q&A Commencement Regalia
  • Fiscal year-end edition with expanded deadline calendar
  • Year-end Homestretch
  • Gift Fund $0 Threshold
  • PERs Going Online
  • CU Ethics Hotline
  • New PSLite Version
  • Fringe Benefits Rates FY07
  • JE Survey Results
  • Reporting Tool on Track
  • InnerView with Sandra Godden

June

  • Fiscal year-end edition with expanded deadline calendar
  • Q&A Foundation Reimbursements
  • Q&A Crediting an Expense part III
  • CCS Online Forms
  • FY07 GAIR Rate
  • Hourly Work on Projects
  • Year-End Budgeting
  • COA Lite
  • Gift JE Approvals
  • InnerView with Pam Starbuck

May

  • Q&A Crediting an Expense Update
  • Project Audits & Fines
  • Fiscal Year End Preparation
  • Property Accounting
  • GIK Equipment
  • Fund 3x Cost Transfers
  • FY07 Auxiliary Budgeting
  • Simple Speedtype Query
  • Gift Training Deadline
  • Reporting Tool Materials
  • Cash Bar Change
  • Dirty Desks
  • ABS Quarterly Awards
  • InnerView with Laura Ragin

April

  • Q&A Crediting an Expense
  • Cost Sharing in a Nutshell
  • Q&A Outside Consulting, Gift JEs, FYE, Gift Cash Deficit Notices, InnerView with Terri Roark

March

  • Q&A Gift Check Processing
  • Gifts Used to be so Simple
  • Q&A Special Events
  • Official Functions With Alcohol Purchase
  • Reporting Tool Update
  • InnerView with Jud Hurd

February

  • Q&A Gifts in Kind
  • Q&A Clothing Supplied to Employees by Dept.
  • CU Hosts NSF Conference
  • Fiscal Code of Ethics Training
  • Alcohol Purchases & Provisions
  • Financial Reporting Makeover
  • Sneak Peek at Gift Fund Changes
  • InnerView with Nataliia and Ksenia

January

  • No issue this month

2005

July – December

  • No issues during these months

June

  • Employee Changes
  • Compensating Controls
  • Employee Reimbursements
  • Fraud
  • Thanks to Research Administrators
  • Practical Guidelines for Determining the Reasonable Cost of Lodging on sponsored Projects
  • Daily Fiscal Year End Email Reminders
  • Fiscal Year End Web Page
  • Auxiliary Fund and Renewal & Replacement Plant Funds Budget Development
  • New User Finance System Training
  • Training and Education
  • Payroll Expense Transfers
  • Essential FOPPS Maintenance
  • Payroll Deadlines
  • Financial Deadlines
  • ABS Web Site
  • Updated ABS Staff List

May

  • Employee Recognition
  • New Employees, Employee Changes
  • Compensating Controls
  • Employee Reimbursements
  • Special Event Administration
  • Using the Payment Voucher and Travel Voucher with Fund 30 and Fund 31
  • SPA Approval and Procurement
  • Working with Your FOPPS at Fiscal Year End
  • Year End Town Meeting
  • Property Accounting at Year End
  • Auxiliary Fund and Renewal & Replacement Plant Funds Budget Development
  • Q&A on Softball League Fees 
  • FY2005 Continuing Budget change cutoff;

April

  • Help Desk Hints
  • Finance System Access
  • Finding Unposted Journals
  • Encumbrance Journal Entries
  • SPA Approval for Subsystem Feeds through the Black Box
  • Balance Sheet Transactions Report
  • Effort Reporting
  • Fund 30 Cost Transfer Approvals
  • IN Journal Entries for Sponsored Projects
  • Records Management
  • Q&A about Notary Licenses
  • Recognition Awards

March

  • New Director of Accounting
  • Upgrade Resources
  • IN Forms
  • Mainframe Processes and 8 Digit SpeedTypes
  • Cost Transfer Review Criteria
  • GAIR
  • Update to Chapter 12 (Accounts Receivable) of The Guide

February

  • Finance System Upgrade information
  • Update to Chapter 10 (Cash Control) of The Guide

January

  • New Sales Tax Rate
  • New IN Forms
  • Mid-Year FOPPS Maintenance
  • Compliance Corner about Potential OIG Audit Topics
  • Q&A about Sensitive Expenditures and Meals for Visiting Colleagues
  • Upgrade Communication Plan for CU-Boulder
  • Upgrade and the Black Box
  • Important Upgrade Dates
  • Org Operating Unit ChartField Attribute

2004

December

  • BRS Detail of GL Transactions Reports
  • Collection Fees on Accounts sent to CCS
  • Outstanding Wire Transfers
  • Sponsored Projects Accounting Chapter of The Guide
  • PET Approval for Funds 30 and 31
  • Q&A about Sensitive Expenditures and Meals for Spouses or Significant Others
  • Upgrade Timing and Training

November

  • ABS Name Change
  • New SPA Staff
  • Changes in SPA Agency Assignments
  • Tuition and PETs
  • PET Approvals
  • Compliance Corner
  • Finance System Upgrade
  • Outstanding Wire Transfers
  • UBIT

October

  • Flat Benefit Rates
  • Finance System Upgrade
  • Opening PSLite

September

  • Allowable Costs
  • Q&A Addressing Sale of Equipment
  • Fringe Benefits Timing
  • Default Departmental Payroll Suspense SpeedType

August

  • Cost Sharing
  • E-Bay Purchases
  • Records Management

July

  • Year End Wrap Up - Uncorrected Errors
  • Supporting Detail for Balance Sheet Accounts
  • Fringe Benefit Rates
  • General Fund Budget Rollforward
  • General fund Budget Cash Carry Forward
  • Auxiliary/Renewal & Replacement FOPPS
  • New Sponsored Projects Newsletter Feature
  • Cost Transfer Policy

June

  • New Director of Accounting
  • New SPA Accountant
  • Essential Website for Fiscal Year End
  • Important Documents for Fiscal Year End
  • Payroll Suspense at Fiscal Year End
  • Old Payroll Suspense Clearing Entries
  • Inventory
  • Property Accounting
  • Procurement Service Center Year End Information
  • Sponsored Project Checks
  • Outstanding Wire Transfers
  • Internal Service Center 2005 Rate Calculation
  • 2005 Auxiliary and Renewal/Replacement Budget Development
  • FY2005 Dates

May

  • SPA - Lessons to Learn from NSF Audit
  • Draft of SPA Chapter of The Guide
  • NCURA Annual Meeting
  • Working with Departmental FOPPS at Year End
  • Approaching Fiscal Year End Deadlines
  • Fiscal Year End Information on ABS Web Site
  • Fiscal Year End Town Meeting
  • Internal Service Center 2005 Rate Calculation
  • FY2005 Auxiliary and Renewal/Replacement Budgets
  • Late-Breaking Petty Cash News

April

  • Moratorium on Creating New Accounts
  • FY2005 Budget Planning Information
  • Restrictions on Credit Card Receipts
  • Sales Tax Payments by Electronic Funds Transfer
  • National Science Foundation Report relative to Sponsored Projects
  • Q&A about Using Petty Cash to Purchase Gasoline (DON'T!)

March

  • ABS Reorganization and Staff Changes
  • Video Relay
  • DRAFT Administrative Policy Statement about the Foundation

February

  • Update to Chapter 10 of The Guide pertaining to Cash Control
  • ABS FTE Policy
  • Q&A Addressing ACARD Purchases from State Contracts and Gifts - Faculty Gifts Restricted for the Faculty's Programs

January

  • Prohibition on Recording Social Security Number or Credit Card Number When Accepting Checks
  • SPA Tips (Tuition, PETs and Tuition, SPA Staff Changes)
  • Q&A (Sensitive Expenditures
  • Work-Study PETs
  • Official Service Provider Designation
  • Private Property Destruction Reimbursement

2003

December

  • Holiday Schedule for Transfers from the CU Foundation to CU-Boulder
  • Sales Tax
  • CU Foundation Development Officers
  • Cash Transfers
  • ID Revenue and Expense Account Edits
  • Operating Expense General Budget Account Change

November

  • Gift FOPPS
  • SPA Tips about: Tuition Updates, NCURA and Cost Transfers, Cost Sharing, NCURA and Policies and Audit Risk
  • Property Accounting - Follow-up Review of Equipment Physical Inventory Control
  • Q&A addressing Sensitive Expenditures, Salary Expense Accounting and ACARD Receipts

October

  • SPA Tips
  • Update to The Guide
  • PS Lite Update
  • Journal Source Codes
  • Tackle The Guide course

September

  • Search Tips for ABS Web Pages
  • Records Management program
  • Correction of Fringe Benefit Rate Error
  • Q&A addressing Sensitive Expenditures

August

  • SPA Tips addressing Federal Fiscal Year End on September 30th
  • Tuition Updates
  • Q&A addressing Expense Reimbursement/Revenue, Calling Cards, ACARD E-Bay Paypal Accounts, Financial Aid Payments

July

  • Newly Revised Sponsored Project Cost Policies
  • Interdepartmental Revenue/Expenses and Sales to Agency FOPPS
  • Update to the Cash Control Chapter of The Guide
  • General Fund Budget Rollforward
  • Budget Cash Carryforward
  • FY 2004 Auxiliary/Renewal & Replacement Budget Development
  • Fringe Benefit Rates and Encumbrances
  • SPA Tips - Manage Cost Transfers
  • Spring 2003 PERS
  • PS Lite File Update

June

  • Year-End Close Information
  • Deadlines
  • FY 2004 Auxiliary/Renewal & Replacement Budget Development
  • Internal Service Center Rate Worksheets
  • SPA Tips about PERS
  • Update to the Accounts Receivable Chapter of The Guide

May

  • Year-End Closing Town Meeting; Deadlines
  • FY 2004 Auxiliary/Renewal & Replacement Budget Development
  • Internal Service Center Rate Worksheets
  • SPA Tips about: 154xxxx Project Numbers
  • Spring 2003 Tuition Remission
  • Payroll and Tuition Remission Adjustments
  • Summer Tuition Remission
  • Spending University Cost Sharing/Matching Funds
  • FY2004 GAIR Rates
  • UCB Allocation of Fringe Benefits using Flat Rates
  • PS Lite Update
  • ABS Mission Statement

April

  • SPA Tips about PETs
  • "CAR" Test for Grant Expenses
  • Prohibition of Cash Tranfers on Projects
  • Depreciation and Voluntary Transfer Accounts

March

  • SPA Tips about NCURA Conferences and PERS
  • The Departmental Financial Management Guide (The Guide)
  • Training and Education Offerings including an Internal Service Center Workshop and an Accounts Receivable Workshop in addition to the standard offerings

February

  • Budget Position Number Format
  • ABS Feedback Survey
  • SPA Tip about Revenue Accounts on Projects
  • SPA Area Accountants
  • Auxiliary Recharge Rate for the Eco Pass Program
  • PS Lite Training
  • Q&A about Pooled Investment Earnings, Workers' Compensation, & Collection Costs

January

  • SPA Tip about Cost Sharing
  • ABS Feedback Survey
  • Account 699999

2002

December

  • Business Process Survey
  • Q&A about:
  • Accounts Receivable/Credit Cards
  • Sale of Equipment
  • Moving Expense Reimbursement
  • Payroll
  • PeopleSoft Error Message
  • PeopleSoft Finance Access by Temporary Employees
  • Uniform Allowance

November

  • Q&A about:
  • Pooled Investment Earnings
  • Credit Card Vendor Fees
  • Salary Overpayments
  • Ticket Sales Accounts

October

  • New Campus Sales Tax Policy
  • PAS Procedures
  • Quick Reference Cards
  • Q&A about:
  • Instructional Fees
  • Memberships to Retail Stores
  • Outside Organizations

September

  • PAS Procedures on Equipment Deletion
  • Q&A about:
  • Employee Awards or Gifts
  • Employee Reimbursement
  • Equipment
  • Meal Cost
  • PeopleSoft Finance Security Access
  • Study Subjects
  • Uniform Allowance

August

  • Business Operations Questionnaire
  • The Stampede
  • Q&A about Accounts Receivable Write-Off Approvals

July

  • FY2003 Auxiliary Fund and Renewal & Replacement Fund Budgets
  • General Fund Budget Rollforward
  • Budget Cash Carryforward
  • Property Accounting Inventory Database
  • Q&A about:
  • Official Functions/Meals
  • Donations, Checks
  • Journal Entries
  • Tax Numbers
  • Budget Check Module/Edit Check

June

  • Year-End Close Deadlines
  • FY2003 Auxiliary Fund and Renewal & Replacement Fund Budget Development
  • Property Accounting Inventory Database
  • Property Accounting Updates
  • FY03 GAR/GIR Rates
  • Q&A about Payroll Encumbrances

May

  • Year-End Close Meeting
  • Deadlines
  • Streamlining of General Fund Employer-Paid Benefits
  • Q&A about:
  • Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Royalty Income
  • Revenue
  • Cash Transfers (including Cash Transfer Table)

April

  • Information for New Hires
  • Q&A about Telephones (Cell Phones)

March

  • Change to Fund 20 Title
  • Audit Report
  • Personnel Effort Reports
  • Records Management Policy
  • Q&A about:
  • Equipment
  • ACARD/Postage
  • Checks/Financial Aid

February

  • Personnel Effort Reports for Fall 2001 Semester
  • Records Management Policy

January

  • Sales Tax Rate Change for 2002
  • Property Accounting System Manual,

2001

December

  • The Guide
  • The Primer
  • Sales Tax Rate Change for 2002
  • Benefits Estimates Update

November

  • Payroll Suspense
  • Use of International Air Carriers
  • Budget Position Numbers including Vacancy Savings Numbers

October

  • Deadlines
  • Training Opportunities
  • Q&A

September

  • The Primer
  • Journal Source Codes
  • New Q&A Feature

August

  • Reminder from Property Accounting Office
  • Training Opportunities
  • ABS Web Site
  • The Guide
  • New Student Faculty General Budget Accounts
  • IN For

July

  • Property Transfer Requirements
  • Change in the Use of Renewal & Replacement Plant Funds
  • Change in Allowable Expense Accounts
  • General Fund Rollforward
  • General Fund Budget Balance Available Cash Carryforward

June

  • FY01 Year-End Close Information and Significant Dates
  • Payroll Suspense

May

  • Year-End Closing Town Meeting
  • FY2002 GAR & GIR Rates
  • Auxiliary Fund, Renewal & Replacement Fund FY02 Budget Development
  • The Guide
  • End of Funding Suspense Report
  • Funding Distribution Approvals
  • Budget Position Number Format
  • Budget Preparation for Fiscal Year-End

April

  • FY2002 GAR & GIR Rates
  • FY 2001Continuing Budget Change Cutoff
  • ABS web site
  • PBA web site

March

  • The Guide
  • End of Funding Suspense Report
  • Payroll Suspense
  • Fund Transfers
  • Financial Administrator Workshops
  • Auxiliary Fund
  • Renewal & Replacement Fund Budget Workshops

February

  • New Staff Members
  • Auxiliary Fund

January

  • Equipment and Furniture Disposal

2000

December

  • ABS Description
  • Salary Survey Budget Allocation
  • JE Policy

November

  • ABS Structure
  • Closing General Fund FOPPS
  • JE Policy

Only November and December issues were published in 2000. Prior to this, ABS published a paper edition of its newsletter called Debits & Credits from January 1983 to June 1999.