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Several Training Sessions Available in April

April 7, 2015

Training and Resources

April 13: Procurement Policies Training

Learn about UC Merced’s purchasing policies and procedures at a training session from 1:30-5 p.m. April 13 in the Mondo Building’s Granite Room (Room 316). This class is a required course for taking the training on CatBuy (UC Merced’s procurement system). Go to training to sign up.

April 14: Cash Handling Training

All departmental cashiers, supervisors and individuals responsible for petty cash funds are required to take cash-handling training to learn about the corresponding policies and procedures. Sign up now to attend the next course, from 9-10 a.m. April 14 in KL 201.

April 14: Full Accounting Unit (FAU) Training

Training on full accounting units (FAU) and their uses is being conducted from 2:30-4:30 p.m. April 14 in the Granite Room of the Mondo Building. Sign up now for this prerequisite to CatBuy Training.

April 21: Monthly Administrative and Management Services Officers Meeting

This group will meet for its next monthly meeting from 10:45 a.m. to noon April 21 in KL 232. AO/MSO meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month and are open to anyone who wants to hear more about important campus updates, developments and requirements.

April 22: CatBuy Training

CatBuy/BruinBuy training gives attendees a hands-on overview of how to use UC Merced’s online procurement system. The next class is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22 in KL 201. Sign up on the training website. Note: Participants must have an Oasis/BruinBuy login ID and complete the procurement and FAU classes before participating.

Travel Policy Training

UC Merced’s Travel Policy Training is available anytime online at the UC Learning Center. This training is required before attending trainings on Connexxus, the university’s travel booking system, and Express, the system used for requesting UC Merced related travel reimbursements. Travel policy training also is required before applying for travel and entertainment charge cards. Contact Travel Services at travel@ucmerced.edu with any questions.

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 the PPS Inquiry functions. This introduction covers the overall payroll process and features of the PPS system, such as Employee Database (EDB), Payroll Audit Record (IPAY), History Database (HDB), 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 at payroll@ucmerced.edu.

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 making a formal appointment. Contact Payroll Services anytime at 209-228-2729 or payroll@ucmerced.edu.