Archive April 2012

 
OUC staff members have been busy … training new staff, learning and sharing new information, pursuing professional development. Among the happenings:

Adam Rodriguez joins FinPro Help Desk

We are delighted to introduce Adam Rodriguez, who started at the Finance & Procurement Help Desk a few weeks ago and is already beginning to respond to department and vendor inquiries.
We still respond to questions like “What happened to all the Cognos reports?” Your default display presents the first 15 reports. To see the remaining reports, use the entries scroll area (top right of screen, where it says 1-15). Click the double arrow to the right and the next 15 will show.
Want to access the PeopleSoft Finance System? Cognos Reporting? CU Marketplace? Concur Travel & Expense? PeopleSoft HRMS? … There’s an easy way – and in some cases, just one way – to get there:
  • Sign in to your campus portal using your desktop username and password.
  • Then look for the link you want under the Business Applications section on the portal home page.
The campus portals are located at:

Boulder

https://portal.prod.cu.edu/MyCUInfoFedAuthLogin.html

Colorado Springs

If you’re reading this newsletter, you need to know how to find the FY 2012 Year-End Calendar. It’s on the OUC website. You can navigate to it by clicking on Finance System, then System Calendars.
This is not the time to be shy. Tell us what you’ve done to make things work better in your department, on your committee, or simply in your day-to-day work life. CU employees have lots of good ideas that they put into practice every day, saving the University money, time, and hassles. You just need to tell us about it. To share these good things, use the CU Shared Practices (CUSP) website. Don’t keep a good idea to yourself!
Do you feel you could benefit from an effective writing course? Would you like tips on stylistic devices, format, etiquette, and/or grammar? Good news, then: We’re developing a “Topics in Effective Writing” course for future CPE offerings. As always, our focus is on relevant material for our CU CPA and other audience members. Email Normandy.Roden@cu.edu and tell her your specific writing-related interests.
Our March 2012 Continuing Professional Education classes quickly filled to capacity – and all were well received by participants. We launched the first quarter of calendar year 2012 with 2 days of new and repeated-on-request course offerings, including Understanding Internal Controls, Understanding and Preparing the Statement of Cash Flows, Banking and Payments, and The Ethics of Whistle-Blowing. Credits were available in Auditing, (Governmental), Accounting
Your campus portal is the better (and starting April 16, the only) way to log in to your CU business applications. Just sign in to your campus portal using your desktop user name and password – and then click the link to the system you want: PeopleSoft Finance, PeopleSoft HRMS, Cognos Reporting, CU Marketplace, Concur Travel & Expense, and so forth. You may want to bookmark your campus portal:

Boulder

https://portal.prod.cu.edu/MyCUInfoFedAuthLogin.html

Colorado Springs

Beginning Mon, April 16, you will need to access the PeopleSoft Finance System using your new PeopleSoft ID. Your new user ID looks like this: XXXXnnnnnn:
  • Your new ID begins with up to the first 4 letters of your last name, for example, SMIT- for Smith. If your last name contains fewer than 4 characters, your ID will really include “X” – so, Yu becomes YUXX-.
  • Your new ID ends with sequentially assigned numerics, for example, -000101.