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PeopleSoft 9.2 Tips - Using Two Concurrent Browser Sessions

May 11, 2017

There is an issue with using the “New Window” feature in both Chrome and Internet Explorer that causes the application to timeout. Oracle is working on a solution. Until then, if this is a feature you want to use, you must use FireFox.  In testing for a solution, the product team found a workaround by doing the following:

  1. Open FireFox and navigate to a page in PeopleSoft that has the New Window link.

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Reminder About Term Appointment End Dates and ASIP

May 11, 2017

Term Appointments
With the leaves on the trees starting to show, it is time for schools and units to start reviewing their appointment end dates for the fiscal year-end to ensure that employees who are going to be extended are not inadvertently terminated. You can review your school’s/unit’s Term Appointments by using the University Workforce Application in QlikView.  In the report, select the Compliance category, and then select Term Appointments from the menu.

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Big Changes coming to GMAS on May 22, 2017!

May 11, 2017

GMAS will be unavailable starting at 7pm Friday May 19th for a new release. It will become available again for the start of business on Monday, May 22, 2017. Changes for the upcoming release include:

  • A new proposal entry screen for Initial Proposals and Competing Renewals

HUBS: Release 3.9 and the Transition to SNOW

May 11, 2017

Release 3.9

HUBS Release 3.9 is coming on May 22.  HUBS* will be unavailable during the installation of the release which will begin at 10:00pm on Friday, May 19, and it will continue through to the start of business on Monday, May 22.  A couple items of note are:

  1. A new patch has been installed to correct report formatting issues.  Although many issues are fixed with the patch, some reports have lost formatting in the headers and footers, but only in the HTML version. These new issues will be corrected in a future release.   
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Updated Policy on Gifts and Celebratory Events for Employees and Nonemployees

May 11, 2017

The Policy on Gifts and Celebratory Events for Employees and Nonemployees has been updated. Policy changes include:

  • Increasing the nontaxable threshold for employee gifts from $75 to $100
  • Establishes a $100 limit on gifts to nonemployees and outlines a process for exceptions. Gift certificates of $100 or less to nonemployees are allowed, subject to school/unit policy.
  • Donations in lieu of flowers of $100 or less may be made to charitable organizations (Note: individual schools may require Financial Dean approval for… Read more about Updated Policy on Gifts and Celebratory Events for Employees and Nonemployees

Gifts and Celebratory Events for Employees and Nonemployees Policy Session

May 11, 2017

What: Effective 5/1/17, the policy on celebratory events and gifts to employees and nonemployees has been updated. This session will go over the new thresholds and changes to the policy and give guidance on processing these types of payments.

When: Thursday, May 18 from 10:00-11:30

Where: Lamont Library, Forum Room

RSVP: Email to financialpolicy@harvard.edu with the word “registration” in the subject line

Citi® Corporate Cards is Going Paper Free with Cardholder Statements!

May 11, 2017

We are excited to announce that Citi® Corporate Cards is moving to paper free statements beginning July 1, 2017. You can securely access your account information 24 x 7 via the CitiManager® web tool. With CitiManager, you can easily view, download and print your online statements, subscribe to account email and SMS text alerts, and much more!

If you do not yet have a CitiManager account, you can go to citimanager.com/login, click on“Self Registration for Cardholders” under First Time Users, and select the “Fill the card’s data” option or we… Read more about Citi® Corporate Cards is Going Paper Free with Cardholder Statements!

Modernization of Financial Reporting (MFR) Project Update

May 11, 2017

OBI Financials Pilot

The MFR Project Team continues to prepare for the go-live of the OBI Financials Dashboards beginning this summer.  Are you ready to use the OBI Financials Dashboards with enhanced security features?  The Project Team continues to build and test the DAC 2.0 solution which will include dual segment security (security based on select two segments of the Chart of Account such as Org-Fund, Org-Root), the ability for a user to have multiple roles, and non-contiguous segment values.  These additional security features will ensure we are able to… Read more about Modernization of Financial Reporting (MFR) Project Update