Friday, April 20, 2012

RRC notes -- 4/18/2012

There was an RRC meeting on April 18, 2012.   
See below and attached.  DJP

RRC Meeting Summary -April
18, 2012

Cell phone allowance:  The employee cell phone allowance is
being eliminated.  Employees currently
receiving the allowance will be able to have a flat dollar amount (still
pending, but likely $60-70/mth) added to their base pay.  In the future, if a position requires a cell
phone, that should be noted as a condition of employment, and the base salary
should be set with this in mind.  The
change will officially occur around the change of the fiscal year.

Year end:  There will be only one year-end workshop
this year.  It will be broadcast on UM
Connect and archived.  It is likely to be
in mid-May.  The year-end memo and calendar
should be out next week.  Period 12 and
period 13 will each be one day shorter than usual due to external year-end
reporting deadlines.  More transactions
will be allowed in period 13 than in the past. 
For example, sponsored and cost-share transactions will be allowed.

PeopleSoft upgrade:  Andy Hill (PeopleSoft Upgrade Program
Director) discussed the upgrade of all three PeopleSoft systems.  Several documents pertaining to the upgrade
are attached.  Regarding the EFS upgrade,
Rob Super will chair the EFS Functional Steering Committee, and I am a
member.  Karen Wolterstorff is on the
HRMS Functional Steering Committee.  I
will be soliciting feedback from many of you as the project unfolds over the
next 2 years.

Annual COA account
value updates: 
Attached is a
document containing the COA changes for FY13. 
Of particular note, there is a new A/R Account code for Foundation
billings (110031).  This will allow us to
see Foundation A/R separate from general A/R in reports.

Combo code project:  The combo code modification to HRMS will
roll out next week.  On several pages,
you will be able to either input the combo code or the chartstring, and the
system will populate the other.  See
attachment for details and screenshots.

RRC 2012-04-18.doc

Combo code.pdf

COA changes.pdf

PeopleSoft upgrade.pdf