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The 2015 CU Shared Practices (CUSP) Program is now open for best practice submissions.
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:
We’ve seen another record year for submissions to the CU Shared Practices (CUSP) recognition program.
Description: When a personal expense is charged on a Procurement/Travel card, the charge should be allocated to account 013109, and the reimbursement should be deposited to the same ST and same account 013109, so the charge and deposit could offset to zero. However, in the real world, these are frequently not processed to the same ST/acct. As a result, many balances are sitting in account 013109 that need to be cleared. Many people are not aware of these, or don’t have the knowledge about how to clear them, so we made instructional videos to guide people in the departments through the process of clearing the personal charges sitting in account 013109. Other members involved in making the videos were Rebekah Martino, and Chris Zetterholm.
Description: I have created a FileMaker database that collects data from currently unrelated campus databases – ISIS, HRMS, and OCG – to track applicant, student, and student financial / appointment information. Applicant information from ISIS/Cognos is uploaded to the database and exported to a Google Drive spreadsheet for faculty to review. Student ISIS/Cognos reports, like the enrolled student and degree reports, are uploaded to track student information each semester. Additional entries are made in the student’s database record to track critical milestones, paperwork, notes, and progress. Graduate student appointments (RA, TA, and GA) are tracked and scheduled to help PPLs monitor the appointments and changes to the appointment funding sources – from OCG data.
Description: The Federal Government reimburses the campus for the significant amount of its equitable share of Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs associated with conducting organized research. Space costs represent more than 50% of the reimbursement; therefore, completing a reasonable space survey is expected by the University and the Federal Government.

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