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Financial Management Program Completes 2nd Year

December 16, 2014

Cohort Completes Financial Management Training 

The UC Merced Financial Management Certification Program (FMCP) has completed its second year of financial management training for campus business and administrative officers.

The FMCP supports the professional development of campus employees and promotes ethical management of campus financial resources by offering a full year of comprehensive training built on financial, compliance and administrative concepts introduced in the UC Business Officer Institute.

The program launched in 2013 with an inaugural cohort of staff members from a variety of campus units. In 2014, the program expanded its elective offerings to include courses on internal audit and ledger review.

To date, 35 staff members have completed the FMCP and 26 have completed the Risk Management Certification Program (RMCP), a companion certification that focuses on fostering quality risk assessment skills and teaches participants concepts related to minimizing and preventing loss and managing risk.

Want to be a part of the 2015 FMCP cohort? Nominations will be accepted from Jan. 12 to 30, with courses expected to begin in March.

For detailed information about the program, including nomination requirements and course offerings, please visit the Financial Management Certification Program page on the Controls website.

Payroll Year-End Information

In case you missed it, here is some important end-of-the-year information related to payroll, paycheck distribution during the campus closure and related matters:

Employees who are not enrolled in direct deposit can pick up their paychecks at the Mondo Building (at Canal and Main streets in Merced) during the campus closure as follows:

  • Employees paid biweekly can pick up their paychecks from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30.
  • Employees paid monthly can pick up their paychecks from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2.

To receive your check:

  • ​Checks to be distributed include those of Fresno Center employees and any "special handling” checks.
  • Each employee must present his or her CatCard or driver’s license.
  • All checks not picked up on the designated date and time will be forwarded to the Cashier's Office for Check Custodian pickup Jan. 5.

2014 Form W-2 

To receive your 2014 Form W-2 electronically, enroll on At Your Service Online (AYSO) by Dec.  31. For login assistance, contact Payroll Services

Updates to the Payroll Services Website 

The following resources were recently posted on the Payroll website for reference under the “How Do I…” tab:

Please contact Payroll Services if you have any questions or concerns.

Training and Resources

Online Personnel/Payroll System (PPS) Training

The Personnel/Payroll System (PPS) Inquiry and Overview class is mandatory for managers, supervisors and employees who will be using PPS Inquiry functions. This introduction covers the payroll process and PPS system features, such as the employee database (EDB), payroll audit record (IPAY), history database (HDB), Payroll Time Reporting (PTR), pay compute and paydays. Training is available online via the Learning Management System (LMS) at the UC Learning Center (search for “pay” to find payroll classes). For more information, visit the Payroll Training page or contact Payroll Services.  

Monthly Procurement Services Meetings

Procurement Services offers purchasing procedure updates and advice and provides an opportunity to give feedback to the university’s buyers and commodity managers. Join the next meeting from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 7 in KL 232 or via ReadyTalk. Email procurement@ucmerced.edu for more information or to submit agenda requests.

Monthly Administrative Officers and Management Services Officers Meeting

The AO/MSO meetings are open to anyone who wants to hear details about important campus updates, developments and requirements. The group’s next meeting is from 10:45 a.m. to noon Jan. 20 in KL 232. AO/MSO meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month.

Payroll Services Fridays

Every Friday, a Payroll expert is stationed in KL 201 until 5 p.m. to meet and discuss concerns without the need for an appointment. You may also contact Payroll Services any time at 209-228-2729 or payroll@ucmerced.edu.