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New Guideline: Management Report Review

A new Guideline has been published to offer clarification to Policy 3-003: Authorizations and  Approvals Required for Financial Transactions.  This Guideline is meant to improve internal controls across campus as it outlines: Account Executives (AEs) and PIs remain primarily responsible for … Continue reading

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Enhanced Financial Web Reports – We’ve gone RED

We have upgraded our CIS-based Financial Web Reports, and are excited to announce that they have a fresh, new, RED look! Our users will notice enhancements to the functionality, including: Management Reports/Journal Detail now consolidates UShop spend by Voucher number. … Continue reading

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Deb Larson Retirement

Financial and Business Services announces the retirement of Deb Larson. Deb has served the University of Utah for nearly 20 years and has been the Manager of Cost Accounting and Analysis since 2010. Deb has been integral in the preparation … Continue reading

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New Enhancements to the Effort Distribution Report (EDR)

With the suggestions and feedback that users have given us, we have developed some exciting new enhancements to the EDR. New features include: The EDR can now be used for all out-of-quarter reallocations for non-PAR employees. This is generally those … Continue reading

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The Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Rate Cost Study

On October 9th 2013, there were two informational sessions held on campus to inform and educate the attendees on the upcoming Space Survey to be conducted as part of the University’s overall F&A Rate Study. An FBS News Post was sent out … Continue reading

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Campus Rollout of Effort Distribution Report (EDR)

After a three month successful pilot, we are pleased to announce the Effort Distribution Report (EDR) Web Application has been rolled out to the entire campus! The link to access EDR is available on either the Financial & Business Services or Human Resource Management … Continue reading

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Track PARs with a new FIL

Have you ever wanted to know the status of the PAR you returned to Cost Accounting?  A new FIL has been created to help you. This new FIL is located in the EFFORT REPORTS folder in the Financial Information Library (FIL). It is called: … Continue reading

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Key Personnel Effort and Fiscal Responsibility Reminder for Principal Investigators

EFFORT: Each department should ensure the appropriate level of effort of Key Personnel on projects. Key Personnel include all Principal Investigators and others specifically listed on the awarding document. Auditors of grants and contracts review Key Personnel to ensure the appropriate effort is charged … Continue reading

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Key Personnel Effort and Fiscal Responsibility Reminder for Principal Investigators

November 11, 2011 EFFORT: Each department should ensure the appropriate level of effort of Key Personnel on projects. Key Personnel include all Principal Investigators and others specifically listed on the awarding document. Auditors of grants and contracts review Key Personnel to ensure the … Continue reading

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Estimating Fringe Benefit Rates

Cost Accounting released a memo effective August 1, 2011 which concerns estimating fringe benefits on grant applications and contract proposals. This memo supersedes the previous memo of April 13, 2006. Fringe Benefit Rate Memo (Effective Aug 1, 2011) Questions regarding … Continue reading

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