If you’re looking for finance or procurement training, note that the online courses have been reorganized in SkillSoft. The new approach relies on campus and department folders so employees can zero in on courses relevant to their specific location.
Kudos to OUC staff members Heather Hoyer and Lisa Vallad, both of whom will achieve CPLP designation effective May 1.
Developed by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the CPLP certification denotes a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance. The designation is achieved after considerable study, passing of a comprehensive test, and submission of a real-world work product.
Need training? Take a look at the recently reorganized folders in SkillSoft. Now, when you’re searching for our required or recommended online courses, you’ll find them under a more logical filing system.
The new navigation for online courses offered by the Office of University Controller (OUC) and the Procurement Service Center (PSC) is:
Log in to your campus portal > on the CU Resources tab, select Training > select Start SkillSoft > select Catalog. Open the University of Colorado - Courses folder > select Finance (or select Procurement).
The January 1 semiannual update cycle includes a few changes to policies, procedures, and forms. Among them:
Alcoholic Beverages: Administrative Policy Statement, PSC Procedural Statement, and Official Function form clarify approval requirements when Fund 36 (development) monies are used
Mileage Rates: PSC Procedural Statement Travel, Non-Employee Reimbursement form, and Concur Travel & Expense System updated to reflect mileage rates in effect as of Jan 1 (new standard rate is 50 cents/mile)
We had a terrific response to our Dec 5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) course schedule.
Most of the courses offered that day filled to capacity. After a few cancellations due to weather, we were able to accommodate additional individuals on the wait lists.
We'll provide a recap of participant evaluations shortly. In the meantime, feel free to review next quarter's CPE. Our Feb 18 courses are all new and are described on the CPE website at www.cu.edu/controller/cpe/?page_id=1504.
During the OUC Town Hall sessions on the campuses, we showed a looping slide show of Office of University Controller facts and figures. The slide show was titled, "OUC by the Numbers" and after the town halls, we received some requests to replay some of the numbers for you on this blog.
So following is an excerpt ... a select number of the Numbers:
10,170,471 - journal lines created in FY 2013
45,207 - active SpeedTypes
2,020 - PeopleSoft Finance System users
263 - learning resources available online for fiscal systems and policies
The Office of University Controller's CPE for CPAs Program has opened registration for three days of courses in the second quarter of FY 2014.
If you're a CPA looking for continuing professional education to maintain your license ... or if you're not a CPA but you're looking for convenient, relevant professional development opportunities ... check out the great variety of course topics, below:
Mon, Nov 11 - Cash Controls; Analyzing and Interpreting Financial Statements
Thu, Nov 14 - Effective Writing; Securing Mobile Devices; Emotional Intelligence
If you haven't worked in the Cognos Reporting System recently, you should know that there's a new folder in town: It's called HELP and it provides quick and easy access to Carl's m-Fin blog, to Cognos learning resources, and to the FinPro Help Desk.
The OUC closed out a week of Town Hall sessions with a visit to the Denver Campus on Fri, Oct 11.
We had a nice crowd in the beautiful Business School building downtown. Participants were particularly interested in learning about the OUC's work in technology/resources, Cognos m-Fin reports, and PeopleSoft Finance.
We were pleased to review the comments and suggestions on the session feedback forms ... and particularly appreciated the statement, "Thank you for your time and enthusiasm!"
A great way to wrap up our Town Halls for 2013. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Several Office of University Controller staff spent a day in Boulder on Oct 9 as part of the fall campus town halls.
We outlined accomplishments related to technology and efficiency; provided updates on Fiscal Certification, CU Shared Practices (CUSP), PeopleSoft Finance, and Cognos Reporting; and discussed professional development opportunities available through our Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Program and training/support options provided by the Finance & Procurement Help Desk.