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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 Thursday, Mar. 29. 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! Cash Advances. Business Managers should process cash advances via campus vouchers using chartfield account 113920 which will be paid by direct deposit instead of paper check. Funds will be deposited to the employee’s bank account used for payroll deposits.  OSR project cash advances will have checks sent if they use account codes 559510 and 559511 if there is no direct deposit banking information on file. For more information, see the Mar. 26 cash advances memo.

NEW! Understanding Salary Projections in ConnectCarolina.  A live webinar at 10 a.m. on  Wednesday, April 11 will take a deep dive in salary projections and how they are calculated and have information augmenting the Understanding Salary Projections document.  You can join the webinar on Wednesday, April 11 from the link on the home page of  For more information, see the March 23 memo.

NEW! Airgas Good Friday/Easter Holiday Schedule.  Airgas is working and delivering cylinders as dry ice as normal.  There are no changes in delivery.  For more information, see Mar. 26 Airgas memo.

NEW! 2018 Travel Updates and Restrictions.  Along with recent mileage updates, NC Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) has released some additional travel guidelines and restrictions for 2018.  Meal reimbursements will no longer be eligible for travelers who are not making an overnight stay in their itinerary.  Also, for travelers who have excess lodging expenses over the state per diem, Form 1302.1.1f Excess Lodging Justification may be necessary if the hotel is more than $300 per night (or $400 per night in certain high-cost cities).  For complete details, see the Mar. 26 travel memo.

NEW! Enhanced Dual Employment Payment Request Form.  The Budget, Planning & Analysis office has rolled out an enhanced Dual Employment Payment Request form.  For more information, see the Mar. 26 dual employment memo.

NEW! June 2018 Payroll Schedule Adjustments. To accommodate fiscal year end processing, the biweekly (B25) and month (M12) payroll deadlines have been adjusted. The changes have been made on the Payroll Schedule as well as in the HR/Payroll Deadlines calendar. The changes are highlighted below:

Biweekly 25

  • Central Office ePAR Approvals Deadline: June 13, 2018 5:00 pm
  • Payroll Lockout (All Actions Due): June 14, 2018 12:00 pm
  • Payroll Confirm Date (Lockout Ends): June 18, 2018 12:00 pm

Monthly 12

  • TIM Admin Deadline: June 18, 2018 5:00 pm
  • Central Office ePAR Approvals Deadline: June 18, 2018 5:00 pm
  • Payroll Lockout (All Actions Due): June 19, 2018 12:00 pm
  • Payroll Confirm Date (Lockout Ends): June 22, 2018 12:00 pm

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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


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 (select ConnectCarolina > ConnectCarolina Finance > the appropriate area of concern).

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