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Business Matters

March 29, 2019
Travel Services program launches on April 1

As of 8:00 AM on Monday, April 1, Christopherson Business Travel (CBT) is the University’s preferred travel management company. This change comes with an updated travel policy, detailed individual travel and group travel procedures and an improved booking experience in Concur.

March 21, 2019
Support resources and payment options for the University's new travel provider

The University’s upcoming travel program will launch on April 1, 2019 and will include a partnership with Christopherson Business Travel (CBT), an updated travel policy and procedures, improved booking experience in Concur and will be supported by a University travel manager. On April 1, University travel (including hotels, airfare and rental cars) should be booked through Concur or by calling a CBT agent directly. To assist with this change, there are a number of support resources available.

March 5, 2019
Sponsor Equipment

Ohio University occasionally purchases equipment with sponsored agreements or contracts.  In some cases, the equipment ownership remains with the sponsor.  Equipment that is vested with the sponsor (per sponsor guidelines) and in the permanent possession of Ohio University must be tracked as sponsor equipment.

March 5, 2019
OBI Finance Dashboard Default View

As discussed at the Business Forum on February 6, 2019, the Accounting and Reporting Partner Group recommended, with campus input, to make a change to the default view within the OBI Finance Dashboard, General Ledger tab, “GL Funds Available” report. 

March 5, 2019
Date Extension of the Current Federal Indirect Cost Rates for Ohio University - Effective July 1, 2019

Ohio University completes an Indirect Cost (IDC) Proposal, resulting in a Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Rate Agreement, every four years with the Federal government, to determine the IDC rates.  The IDC rates represent the expenses of doing business that are not readily identifiable with a specific grant, contract, project or organizational activity, but are necessary for the general operations of the university.

March 5, 2019
Policy 48.001 - Identity Theft Prevention (Red Flag Rules)

Millions of Americans have their identities stolen each year. Identity thieves may drain accounts, damage credit, and even put medical treatment at risk. The cost to business - left with unpaid bills racked up by scam artists - can be staggering, too.

The Red Flags Rule (issued by the Federal Trade Commission) requires many businesses and organizations to implement a written identity theft prevention program designed to detect the “red flags” of identity theft in their day-to-day operations, take steps to prevent the crime, and mitigate its damage. The bottom line is that a program can help businesses spot suspicious patterns and prevent the costly consequences of identity theft. 

February 11, 2019
Unable to view Delete and Append button in Concur Expense

On Tuesday, February 5, the Concur Expense user interface was upgraded to a new version. Finance has received several calls since the upgrade from users that could not view the Delete/Detach and Append buttons. In some cases, simply reducing the zoom to 100% will allow the buttons to be viewed properly. In other cases, it is a browser-related issue so please ensure you are using a supported browser for Concur.