Our CPE Program wraps up the 4th quarter of FY13 with a promising day of all-new courses ... and a "back by popular demand" day of repeats. We've had a tremendous registration response and all courses are waitlisted; however, if you would like to attend, contact the CPE Program Manager, Lisa Vallad: www.cu.edu/controller/contact/staff/lisa_vallad.html.
Our latest CUSP submission describes an innovative laboratory cleaning process that saves times, maintains bioexclusion requirements, and decreases chemical/water use.
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Need to request access to use the PeopleSoft Finance System or CU Marketplace? The OUC is currently updating the Financial Systems Access Request form (on the web at www.cu.edu/ums/security/CUonly/AMPS/Forms/fin-sys-access.pdf). The revised version, which will be available later this month, will clarify roles/role descriptions and provide updated information on training requirements. We'll let you know when the revised form is published online.    
Congratulations to Cal Anderson (OUC's Director of Financial & Reporting Systems) and Jaime Mendez (Financial Systems Analyst) on their well-received presentation at Alliance 2013 in Indianapolis last month. The talk was titled, "Business Process Improvement and Leveraging PeopleSoft Investment." It offered tips and templates for achieving both goals through the examples of PeopleSoft’s Accounts Receivable/Billing modules as well as Fiscal Certification and other innovative processes that utilize the Finance System at the University of Colorado.
The Gift SpeedType Setup procedures were recently revised to reflect an enhancement in the training assurance process. If you work with gift monies, you already know that responsible individuals must be identified for every gift via the assignment of fiscal roles in the Finance System. You also know that all individuals with fiscal roles on Gift (Fund 34) SpeedTypes are required to complete gift fund management training.
The FY 2013 CU Shared Practices (CUSP) Program is open for submissions through the end of April.
Check out the CPE website for information on our new courses scheduled for Wed, April 10 (GASB Updates; Emotional Intelligence; Fiscal Roles in Financial Systems and Reporting). And -- if you haven't taken them before -- do consider the repeated courses on Tue, April 16 (Understanding Internal Controls; Cash Controls).
March 15 Controllers’ Meeting – Agenda The March Campus Controllers' meeting will be held on Fri, March 15 at the CU System office on Grant Street (Denver). Agenda items include:
The 11th Annual Professional Development Symposium, CU Women Succeeding, was held on the Boulder Campus in February. There, our FinPro Help Desk Manager, Leslie Nittoli, joined  R L Widmann and Viktoriya Oliynyk (both of UCB) in facilitating an interactive session on “the value of sharing stories of our professional journey.” The lively presentation was enhanced by music and small-group breakouts. A fun touch: the colorful and informational name tag-placards completed and worn by all participants.