CUSP

 
The OUC is pleased to present a new fiscal year-ful of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) beginning Tue, Sept 16, 2014. Registration for that day is now available online at www.cu.edu/controller/schedule-and-registration.
Congratulations to Travis Chillemi, the OUC’s Strategic Communication Technology Manager! Travis recently earned a CU Shared Practices (CUSP) award for his radical redesign of the University’s Annual Financial Report.
A record number of submissions made. A record number of submissions posted. And an exciting Expo where CUSP Finalists described their best practices to a host of interested colleagues.
The following topics are on the agenda for the June Controllers’ meeting: Campus updates; July 1 policies/procedures; NACUBO Innovation Award; Proposed signature threshold on contracts; Advancement changes
The following topics are on the agenda for the May Controllers’ meeting: Campus updates; ATF Justification; Fund 80 processes; APS 2003-Coordination of Audits; APS 4058-Budget and Finance Reporting; APS 4060-Crowdfunding; CORE update; FIN Upgrade update; CUSP presentations. Questions on discussion points from this meeting – or any other Controllers’ meeting – should be directed to the appropriate campus controller.  
We’ve seen another record year for submissions to the CU Shared Practices (CUSP) recognition program. Please take some time to peruse the 19 postings currently on the CUSP 2014 website (www.cu.edu/controller/initiatives/cusp/?cat=6). The CUSP submissions will be presented to the campus controllers and CUSP voting body in May. Awards for the best-of-the-best practices will be announced at an event in June.
Follow this one simple trick to multiply the good you've accomplished in your department: Share your improved business process or tool with the CU Shared Practices (CUSP) recognition program. But do it soon! CUSP submissions for 2014 must be entered by end of day Wed April 30 at https://content.cu.edu/controller/initiatives/cusp/?page_id=30.
Employee recognition updates for the CU Shared Practices (CUSP) program:
  • Another best practice submission recently passed vetting and was posted to the CUSP website.
  • Several more submissions are currently under review.
  • There’s still time to share your innovative solutions to workplace challenges.
This week, we saw three new best practice submissions complete the vetting process -- and be honored with posting on the CU Shared Practices (CUSP) website: www.cu.edu/controller/initiatives/cusp. Several more submissions are currently under review.
Improving a business process in your department is a good thing to do. But sharing that improved process through the CU Shared Practices (CUSP) Program makes a good thing even better. It does this in two ways: First - A CUSP submission is a great way to provide improvement to University departments, inspiring them to apply, or expand on, the successful practices you describe. Second - A CUSP submission is a great way to provide recognition to University employees, highlighting their achievements and rewarding them for their innovations.

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