Let’s catch up with our Reporting Systems staff – Carl Sorenson and Rosen Georgiev – and review recent developments in Cognos:

Gone Fishin’: New FishNet Replacements

The old FishNet query tool will be decommissioned later this fall so FishNet’s financial queries are now being reviewed for conversion to Cognos m-Fin reports. If you’ve needed the data provided by FishNet’s Pay Detail by Dept ID or Employee ID, please check out these m-Fin replacements (now available in the test environment, Cognos QA) and let Carl know what you think:
The few remaining Administrative Policy Statements (APS) in the Revenue suite of policies are proposed for rescission/rollback at the beginning of August
Earlier this week, about 1,000 individuals received email notifications of their responsibility to complete the Fiscal Certification or Fiscal Assessment. The process is off to a great start with over 300 completions already recorded. We’ve had a few questions about the officers listed in the emails so let’s review the roll-up process for the certification and assessment populations. As a reminder, your officer for this purpose is not necessarily the person to whom you report. This is consistent with how the roll-ups have worked in the past.
Many of the Accounting Handbook chapters being published on Aug 6 replace current Finance Procedural Statements (FPS).
Good news: The new CU-wide Accounting Handbook will go live on the OUC website on Mon, Aug 6.
You still have time to tell the world what you’ve done.
With many competing demands at this time of year, we offered just a single day of continuing professional education (CPE) for CPAs (and other employees) on Mon, June 4, presenting:
  • GASB Review
  • GASB Update
  • Topics in Effective Writing
All attendees have received their certificates of completion and links to access their course materials online.
Know someone who needs to stay up to date on financial matters … forms, procedures, policies, and other news? Tell them about the OUC Newsletter! You get it – and the PSC Communicator – and the PBS Bulletin – when you sign up for the University’s User Alerts. The subscription process has recently changed: to get on board, email help@cu.edu and ask to be added to the User Alert list. Or, if you prefer, enter a SupportWorks ticket (identify Desktop Support, Email as the categories). You’ll be signed up that very day!
Yes, it’s coming. Our new interactive web presence will be available later this summer. (We’d love to show it to you right away, but we need to wait for some software updates from UIS.) We’ll announce the new site and run through it prior to publication, to make sure you know what’s up, what’s where, what’s changed, and what’s going to be working better for you.
Last week, officers and their delegates received email messages and population data in preparation for the 2012 Fiscal Certification process. Officers have until June 29 to assign new delegates, make any needed changes to their rollup populations, and set due dates for their rollups. Following this preliminary phase, the actual fiscal certification and assessment statements will launch on July 2 and run through September 26 (2 weeks longer than usual). Good news for all participants: We’ve made substantial improvements to the certification and assessment forms this year.