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Training and Resources Available

March 20, 2015

Training and Resources

April 1: Monthly Procurement Services Meeting

Procurement Services meetings offer purchasing procedure updates and advice and give participants an opportunity to give feedback to the university’s buyers and commodity managers. The next meeting is from 1:30-3 p.m. April 1 in KL 232. Participants can also call in via ReadyTalk. Email procurement@ucmerced.edu for more information or to submit agenda requests.

April 13: University Procurement Policies Training

Learn about campus purchasing policies and procedures at the next 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 CatBuy (UC Merced’s procurement system) training.

April 14: Full Accounting Unit (FAU) Training

Full Accounting Units (FAU) training, a prerequisite to CatBuy training, will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. April 14 in the Mondo Building’s Granite Room. Register online.

Travel Policy Training

UC Merced’s Travel Policy training is available online anytime 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). The training must be completed before applying for a travel and entertainment (T&E) charge card. Questions? Email Travel Services.

Online Personnel/Payroll System (PPS) Training

The Personnel/Payroll System (PPS) Inquiry and Overview class is mandatory for managers, supervisors and employees who use PPS Inquiry functions. This introduction covers the overall payroll process and features of the PPS system including: Employee Database (EDB), Payroll Audit Record (IPAY), History Database (HDB), Time Reporting System (TRS), 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). Visit the Payroll training page or email Payroll Services at for more information.

Payroll Services Fridays

Every Friday, a payroll expert is stationed in KL201 until 5 p.m. for the opportunity to meet and discuss employees’ concerns without making a formal appointment. Contact Payroll Services anytime by calling 209-228-2729 or email payroll@ucmerced.edu.