Register for live training or to attend an open lab to learn about the University's new travel management company, Christopherson Business Travel, and the updated University travel policy Labs and live training sessions are scheduled through the second week of April and self-paced training is available through Professional Development Pathways.
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.
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.
As you may have heard, President Trump has ordered a temporary ground stop of Boeing 737 800/900 MAX series of aircraft for all airlines in the USA. The OHIO Travel Department received a report that lists all tickets for travelers that booked through Southwest and American Airlines through Altour and will be sending information directly to those impacted travelers with guidance.
The University’s upcoming travel program is aimed at delivering clear processes, improved services to travelers, and providing access to discounts that save the University money by partnering with Christopherson Business Travel (CBT). This program will launch on April 1, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.