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NEW!  March Month-End Close:  Central offices have officially closed for the month of March.  This includes the transmission and reconciliation of all March transactions, and state approval to close the month.

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! Webinar to learn more about the ConnectCarolina Makeover: ConnectCarolina is getting a new look, beginning the weekend of May 17-19.  To get an advance look and learn about the changes, join the Zoom webinar on Monday, May 6 from 3 to 4 p.m. using this link: (To join the audio by phone, dial (929) 436-2866 and enter the webinar ID: 975 897 947.)  To stay up-to-date on what’s happening with the makeover, go to

NEW! April GSHIP Premium Files: The April 2019 GSHIP premium file has been uploaded into ConnectCarolina and departments now have access to the GradStar GSHIP Administrator Premium Maintenance page.  The total cost allocation must equal the monthly premium of $325.87, and the last day to make changes in the system is Friday, April 26, 2019.  For more information, see the April 16 memo.

NEW! Arc 3 Gases Price Increase Coming in May: Arc3 Gases are increasing their prices for cylinder gases, micro bulk and bulk gases beginning May 1, 2019.  For more information, see the April 17 memo.

NEW! ePro Users: Updated Amazon Business FAQ Guide Now Available: If you haven’t registered or you’re already registered for Amazon Business in ConnectCarolina but still have questions about ordering, payments or buying policies, check out the recently updated Amazon Business FAQ Guide. The Business System Help Desk recommends that you refer to the guide for instructions on how to register and place orders according to requirements established for the UNC-Chapel Hill Amazon Business account.  If you still have questions after reading the Amazon Business FAQ Guide, give the Business Systems Help Desk a call at 919-962-HELP, option 2 or send them a help request at

REMINDER! May and June 2019 Payroll Schedule Adjustments. To accommodate the ConnectCarolina upgrade and the SHRA to EHRA IT position conversion, the biweekly payroll deadlines for B23 and B25 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 p.m.
  • Central Office ePAR Approvals Deadline: May 14, 2019 5 p.m.
  • Payroll Lockout (All Actions Due):  May 15, 2019 12 p.m.
  • Payroll Confirm Date (Lockout Ends): May 17, 2019 12 p.m.

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  • School/Division ePAR Approvals Deadline: June 11, 2019 12 p.m.
  • Central Office ePAR Approvals Deadline: June 12, 2019 5:00 p.m.
  • Payroll Lockout (All Actions Due): June 13, 2019 12 p.m.
  • Payroll Confirm Date (Lockout Ends): June 17, 2019 12 p.m.

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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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