Current Issue

Schools and Units Need to Start Using the New I-9 Form Starting on January 22

January 12, 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new version of the I-9 Form.

This new version includes expanded instructions, the ability to add multiple preparers and a handful of changes to various fields. Example: the “Other Names Used” field is being replaced by “Other Last Names Used” to avoid possible discrimination and protect the privacy of transgender people. note: This is a writable PDF form. If using Chrome, some settings may prevent the form from displaying. If you encounter an error, please use IE or FireFox.

Travel Policy Information Session

January 12, 2017

The Financial Policy Office and Strategic Procurement will host a repeat of the Travel Policy information session on Wednesday, January 25 from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Forum Room at Lamont Library. To attend, please send an email to Andrea Sexton at with the word “registration” in the subject line. The session is open to all; please feel free to forward this invitation to others who may be interested.

Modernization of Financial Reporting (MFR) Project Update

January 12, 2017

OBI Financials Pilot
As of late November, all 14 new OBI Financials dashboards are in production and are being piloted by over 120 Pilot Users. These pilot users have been providing great feedback to their Engagement Councils, who in turn have provided this information to the MFR Finance Working Group and Project Team – there are now over 130 items that have been collated and prioritized in our backlog!