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NEW! April 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.) Tuesday, 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! ConnectCarolina Makeover Coming in May: Have you heard that ConnectCarolina is getting a makeover? Besides looking better, the new look will reduce clicks and give you more options for navigating. Check out the ConnectCarolina Makeover Video for a sneak peek of what’s to come! The best way to stay up-to-date is to sign up for the ConnectCarolina newsletter at and visit the ConnectCarolina Makeover page on

NEW! Coming Soon! Manage Your Direct Payroll Deposit in ConnectCarolina. You will soon be able to manage your direct payroll deposit accounts using Self Service in ConnectCarolina in a secure and convenient way. By using two-step verification and ConnectCarolina’s self-service menu, you will be able to change your direct payroll deposit account information and split your direct payroll deposit into multiple accounts online. Following the directions is crucial, so read more in the March 29 Direct Deposit memo.

NEW! >New Purchasing Card Allowable Charges: Dine-in. In coordination with the Carolina Excellence initiative, in-restaurant dining expenses for University business can now be paid using a University purchasing card (P-Card) effective immediately. For more information, see the March 29 P-Card memo.

NEW! May 2019 Payroll Schedule Adjustments. To accommodate the ConnectCarolina upgrades occurring the weekend of May 17-19, 2019 (B23) and May 27-June 9 (B25), the biweekly 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:

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  • School/Division ePAR Approvals Deadline: May 13, 2019 12:00 pm
  • Central Office ePAR Approvals Deadline: May 14, 2019 5:00 pm
  • Payroll Lockout (All Actions Due): May 15, 2019 12:00 pm
  • Payroll Confirm Date (Lockout Ends): May 17, 2019 12:00 pm

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  • School/Division ePAR Approvals Deadline: June 11, 2019 12:00 pm
  • Central Office ePAR Approvals Deadline: June 13, 2019 5:00 pm
  • Payroll Lockout (All Actions Due): June 14, 2019 12:00 pm
  • Payroll Confirm Date (Lockout Ends): June 18, 2019 12:00 pm

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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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