May 2, 2018

Please share with the ConnectCarolina Finance users in your school/division. Updates are sent on an as-needed basis.

Top Issues

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 Thursday, May 31. 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!  April GSHIP Premium Files: The April GSHIP premium file has been uploaded into ConnectCarolina and departments now have access to update allocations.  For more information, see the April 17 memo.

NEW! Year-End Deadlines:  Remember that there is not one month-end close date for June, but rather there are a series of month-and year-end close dates.  Information concerning the year-end procedures and dates that documentation must be received for payment in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2018 will be updated under the Fiscal Year-End 2018 Resources found on the Month-End and Year-End Resources page in the featured resources section of ccinfo.unc.edu.

NEW! It’s Time to Do the 2-Step! If you use any part of ConnectCarolina except SelfService, then starting May 23, you’ll be required to use 2-Step/Duo access to Connect Carolina.  That means if  you enter grades, submit ePARs, conduct performance evaluations, buy from the vendor catalogues or any other transaction beyond those on the SelfService menu, you’ll need to verify with 2-Step/Duo to get into ConnectCarolina.  For more information, see the May  ConnectCarolina newsletter.

NEW! Arc 3 is New ePro Vendor:  Effective Tuesday, May 1, Arc 3 Gases will be available via the vendor catalog (ePro) page of ConnectCarolina. For details on how to order and the best efficiencies in payment methods, see the May 1 memo.

REMINDER! 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.

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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