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REMINDER! Month-End Close Deadline: Validated campus journal entries and data collect batches (journal imports) should be received by Accounting Services by close of business (5 p.m.) on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Please remember that accounting will not receive the journal entries until the journal has been budget checked valid and has passed through all required approvals (including OSR, if necessary).
For details on month-end close procedures, see the Accounting Services webpage. Bookmark this page to see the latest info in between updates.
NEW! B18 Payroll Schedule Changes: The payroll lockout and confirm dates for B18 are being moved up by one day. The changes have been made on the Payroll Schedule as well as in the HR/Payroll Deadlines calendar. The dates that have been adjusted are highlighted below:
Pay Period: SHRA B18 2018
- Central Office ePAR Approvals Deadline: March 7, 2018 5:00 pm
- Payroll Lockout (All Actions Due): March 8, 2018 12:00 pm
- Payroll Confirm Date (Lockout Ends): March 12, 2018 12:00 pm
NEW! 2018 Federal Withholding Tax Changes and How They May Affect You. Beginning with the Feb. 16, 2018 biweekly paycheck, all biweekly and monthly paychecks subject to federal tax withholdings will reflect the 2018 federal tax withholding rates issued by the Internal Revenue Service. For more information, see the Feb. 16 memo.
NEW! 2018 Travel Mileage Updates. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, university travelers are obligated to use a State-owned vehicle or vehicle leased through a state contract. When such vehicle is not available, and/or a personal vehicle must be used, the allowable business standard mileage rate is 54.5 cents per mile for trips that do not exceed 100 miles. For business travel trips that utilize personal vehicles and exceed 100 miles per trip, the employee will be reimbursed at 33 cents per mile. Although effective by the state on Jan. 1st, the new rate will not be applied retroactively, but will be in effect at the time of its inception in ConnectCarolina – on Feb. 15, 2018. See Feb. 15 travel mileage memo for details.
NEW! All ConnectCarolina Outage. The ConnectCarolina HR/Payroll system is being upgraded to the latest software version to include important security, accessibility and functional updates. An All ConnectCarolina outage will occur from 5 p.m. Friday, Mar. 2 to 7 a.m. Monday, Mar. 5. For complete details, see Feb. 22 memo.
NEW! Service and Repair Rate Schedule FY 2018-19: Facilities Services’ billing rates are adjusted annually effective with the end of the June billing cycle. The materials and contract rates remain unchanged. For more information, see the Feb. 15 rate schedule memo.
REMINDER! Subscribing to Business Managers Listserv: Finance and accounting personnel who would like to subscribe to the business managers listserv can do so by following the instructions at http://finance.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/298/2016/09/joinbusinessmgr.pdf.
Users should utilize the Business Systems Help Desk when they are unsure who to contact for issue resolution. This is the fastest way to obtain assistance and allows the project team to be able to track issues to determine the scale of the impact to all users. Users can reach the Business Systems Help Desk at 919-962-HELP or via a remedy ticket submitted online at help.unc.edu (select ConnectCarolina > ConnectCarolina Finance > the appropriate area of concern).
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