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  1. OSU Policy updates – information for CFAES Employees

    Dec 17, 2019

    OSU Policy updates – information for CFAES Employees - Please review the one-pager with some important information on OSU’s updates to the Expenditure Policy and the Rewards and Recognition Policy.  The new versions are now in effect include a wide range of financial topics including meals, alcohol, recruiting expenses, employee recognition, entertainment, membership dues, and gifts.

  2. Welcome new BOC team member Joe Tobias

    May 8, 2018

    We are pleased to announce we have a new team member joining us!  Joe Tobias has accepted the position of BOC Team Lead for main campus in 004 Ag Admin.  Some of you may already know Joe by working with him in his current role in the PCard and Travel Office.  He supports the entire University fiscal community with frontline customer service, training sessions, communications and assistance with University policies and updates. 

  3. New electronic exception form now available

    May 8, 2018

    The CFAES Electronic Financial Transaction Exception Workgroup (Lisa Simpson, Tyler Schechter, Shirley Lin, and Lisa Wilson) has launched a new Electronic (paperless) workflow process to review and approve financial exceptions. The process utilizes DocuSign and does not require additional training.

    The Electronic Financial Transaction Exception Request is a 2-step process.

    Step 1 "Complete the PowerForm" to establish workflow routing

    Step 2 "Complete the Exception Form" for approval and auditing purposes.


  4. New contract for lodging/meeting space for campus area hotels

    Apr 20, 2018

    There is a new university-wide contract for local accommodations and meeting space. This contract, 18-HOTEL, was recently awarded to 17 properties by the Strategic Procurement team. The Strategic Procurement team has pre-negotiated terms and rates with local hotels for use by the University as part of a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP). The scope of these contracts include individual and group accommodations, meeting space, AV/TV service, food and beverage services, and additional services for events at each property.

  5. Welcome Senior Business Operations Manager Jen Bulla

    Mar 12, 2018

    Please join me in welcoming Jen Bulla as our new Senior Manager of the CFAES Business Operations Center.

    Jen has 23 years of experience working at Ohio State, most recently as Administrative Services Manager for the Department of Athletics, where she coordinated procurement, fiscal, and travel functions. She also previously managed the Travel and PCard programs for OSU, and worked in Transportation and Parking. She has been a contributor to OSU-wide committees, and comes highly recommended from people who have worked with her across the university.

  6. Travel forms updated with 2018 mileage rate

    Jan 8, 2018

    The University has adopted the 2018 federal mileage reimbursement rate of $0.545/mile.
    An updated monthly mileage log and overnight travel reimbursement form have been posted to the Forms page.
    Forms for 2017 mileage and overnight travel are still available.


  7. Extension Delegation of Approval Changes

    Apr 14, 2017

    Delegation of Financial Approval

    FAES has changed the method for tracking financial approvals. This makes the previous way we were doing approvals in Extension unnecessary. We have discontinued the old process and made a new help document which includes the following:

    Who are unit approvers

    What are they approving

    What can they not approve

    How do they get access to approve

    What actions must be taken for local checking accounts

  8. FAQ - Packing Slips, Proof of Services and Point of Sale documentation

    Apr 7, 2017

    Packing slips, proof of services and point of sale documentation. 

    Packing slips, proof of services and point of sale documentation are all pieces of documentation that provide confirmation that a good or service was received. In general this should be attached to every eRequest. However it is especially important for those buying tools that are direct billed without additional approvals for payment. In other words...

  9. FAQ - Panera Bread

    Apr 6, 2017

    Panera Bread Purchases

    Purchases that are made on a PCard or over the phone with Panera will not receive the correct pricing or timely payment required by the contract. 

    In an effort to eliminate these issues.  Process all Panera orders in the following manner:

  10. The 2016 Mileage Training is now available in BuckeyeLearn

    Apr 3, 2017

    The purpose of this module is to instruct College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences employees on the correct procedures and calculation methods for use of personal vehicles for university business. 

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this course you should be able to: