Finance and Administration News
Ohio University has been designated as a “Tree Campus USA” location by the Arbor Day Foundation for the fourth year in a row. The honor recognizes colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students, faculty and staff in conservation efforts.
For the fourth consecutive year, Ohio University, the Athens Soil and Water Conservation District and the City of Athens are collaborating to celebrate what the Environmental Protection Agency now recognizes as Pollution Prevention Week (September 21-27) with a series of public events.
Students, faculty, staff and the greater Athens community are invited to help collect red oak acorns at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, on the College Green, following socially distant and mask protocols.
Document imaging and automated workflows play an important role in Ohio University’s strategic initiatives. If you would like to help shape the future of these vital IT services at Ohio University, consider joining the newly formed Document Imaging & Workflow IT Advisory Community. Membership is open to anyone at the University.
Effective September 10, 2020, Shred-It has announced a change in their dedicated Ohio University sales representative. All requests for pickups or confidential shredding bins should be directed to Jean Cantrell at Jean.Cantrell@stericycle.com. Jean has replaced Michelle Caudill who served as OHIO’s representative since the beginning of our contract with Shred-It.
During the August Business Forum, it was announced that we were anticipating the release of new purchasing cards (PCards) in mid/late October. Given the announcement of the Phase II plans and a large number of faculty and staff working continuing to work remotely to decrease density at our locations, the PCard issuance has been delayed until spring 2021. The current pcard provider, JP Morgan Chase, has extended the current agreement with the University until June 30, 2021.
During these uncertain times, most University travel is still suspended, however, there are some exceptions. As updates are made, we will be certain to inform you so that you are ready when travel is allowed. The Parking Spot at the John Glenn International Airport in Columbus is a preferred provider offering discounts for both business and personal travel for OHIO employees.
CFAOs are responsible for approving and monitoring access to Oracle EBIZ responsibilities for users assigned to their planning unit. In order to make that process easier and more convenient, a new dashboard has been created to assist in this process. The following user roles are to be monitored and adjusted, in accordance with planning unit business needs and personnel changes, by the CFAOs:
60 Day Rule for Corrections
Please remember that correction journal entries are to be uploaded within 60 days of the original transaction date. Correction journals require an original GL Transaction date for GL entries or Grants Expenditure Item Date for Grants entries as well as a 60 Day Correction Reason, if the original transaction’s effective date for GL entries or Expenditure Item Date for Grants entries is more than 60 days prior to the correction. Special circumstances for late entries must be documented in the 60 Day Correction Reason field in JET. The journal entry will be reversed if it is late and the circumstances are not appropriate for a late entry.
Everyone should be reviewing their accounts on a regular basis to identify corrections in a timely manner.
The Purchasing Department continues to assist the campus community for their purchases of goods and services and would like to remind faculty, staff, and students of best practices and policies that the University have in place.