To: University Business Managers, MOU Financial Leads,
HR Officers and Secondary Contacts
From: Walter Miller, Labor Accounting Manager; Andy Johns, Senior Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Research & Interim Director, Office of Sponsored Research
RE: Funding End Date change affecting ePAR forms
Beginning tomorrow, users that originate actions using the ePAR forms in ConnectCarolina will notice a change in the way that the Funding End Date field is populated on the chartfield string. Currently, if a chartfield string has a Project ID combined with a Fund Code beginning with ‘252’ for UNCCH or ‘192,’ for UNCGA the Funding End Date field on the ePAR is populated with the project’s end date. Cost share sources have not previously been forced to have a Funding End Date.
Beginning tomorrow, if a Project ID is present and the Funding End Date is blank, the Funding End Date on the ePAR will be populated with the project’s end date. Fund Code will no longer be considered when populating the Funding End Date. Funding End Date is a required field when a project ID is used. Once the Funding End Date is populated it can be changed, but cannot exceed the project’s end date. This change is being made to ensure that personnel effort is not being allocated to an expired project, whether as a direct charge or in the form of cost share.
If you have any questions about this new functionality, please contact the Business Systems Help Desk at 919-962-HELP, or by submitting a remedy ticket online at help.unc.edu.