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NEW! The Month of March is Closed: Central offices have officially closed for the month.  This includes the transmission and reconciliation of March transactions, and state approval to close the month.

NEW! 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 Monday, April 30. 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!  Procurement Reorganization. Procurement Services announced several minor organizational changes to strategically align existing resources, consolidate related activities and ensure a focus on operational excellence and continuous improvement. Effective immediately, Procurement Services will consist of four functional units: Purchasing Services, eProcurement and Materials Management, Accounts Payable and Travel Services, and Procurement Services Operations.  For more information, see the Mar. 27 memo.

NEW! New Home for Finance Policies, Procedures and Forms. The Office of Ethics Education and Policy Management (OEEPM) has launched a new policy management system which includes all finance policy and procedure documents (including relevant forms).  Remember to bookmark https://unc.policystat.com/policy/4870825/latest/ as your new Finance Form page.  For more details, see the Mar. 29 memo.

NEW! A Fresh Look for the ConnectCarolina Website. Starting on April 11, you will see a new layout when you type connectcarolina.unc.edu into your browser. You’ll see the same links you’re used to seeing plus a few extra, and the page will be easier to use for those new to ConnectCarolina. For more information, see the April 4 memo.

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

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/files/2016/09/joinbusinessmgr.pdf.

Questions

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).

Suggestions for content can be emailed to financecomm@unc.edu.

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