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Policy and Compliance Shifts to New Division; Upcoming Training

February 11, 2015

Policy and Compliance Director Shifts to Chancellor's Office

Sheryl Ireland's role as director of policy and compliance has shifted from Business and Financial Services to the new Office of Campus Culture and Compliance, led by Associate Chancellor Luanna Putney.

Under Putney's leadership, Ireland will guide the campus to the next level of policy and compliance. Her responsibilities continue to include — with broader scope — ethics and compliance, policy coordination, and coordinating the campus’s Delegation of Authorities.

With the campus since 2007, Ireland has seen UC Merced grow from its near beginnings, expanding the financial management and controls division into what it is today. She will continue in her role providing leadership and direction to two important projects, UC Path and the Indirect Cost Rate Proposal. Ireland will continue working at the Mondo Building until space opens up in Kolligian Library with the rest of the Office of the Chancellor. 

Training and Resources

Purchasing Policies Training

Learn about campus purchasing policies and procedures during training from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Mondo Building’s Granite Room. This class is a required course for CatBuy Training. Register online.

FAU Training

Training on full accounting units (FAU) and their uses is offered from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Mondo Building’s Granite Room. Register online for this prerequisite to CatBuy training.

CatBuy Training

CatBuy/BruinBuy training offers participants a hands-on overview on using UC Merced’s online procurement system. The next class is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 18 in KL 201. Sign up at the training website. Note: You must have an Oasis/BruinBuy login ID and complete the Purchasing and FAU classes before you participate.

Online Personnel/Payroll System (PPS) Training

The Personnel/Payroll System (PPS) Inquiry and Overview class is mandatory for managers, supervisors and employees who will use the PPS Inquiry functions. This introduction will cover the overall payroll process and features of the PPS system including: 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 at the UC Learning Center (search for “pay” to find Payroll classes). For more information visit the Payroll training page or email Payroll Services.  

Monthly Administrative or Management Services Officers Meetings

The AO/MSO meetings are open to anyone who wants to hear more about important campus updates, developments and requirements. The group’s next meeting is from 10:45 a.m. to noon Feb. 17. AO/MSO meetings occur on the third Tuesday of every month in KL 232. 

Payroll Services Fridays

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