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OCIO technicians will be performing maintenance on the Finance System from 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 until midnight on Sunday, August 19, which will affect eRequest, eTravel and eReports/Data Warehouse. Those services will be unavailable during the maintenance period. In addition, the Wexner Medical Center's eMaterials (eMat) service will also be unavailable during the same maintenance window.
As a reminder to all Equipment Coordinators and Senior Fiscal Officers, the 2018 Physical Inventory and Equipment Review (PIER) audit due date is fast approaching. Please make sure to have your audit submitted to Asset Management by Friday, August 31, 2018.
It is now required that eStores suppliers with web-based punch-out catalogs, map the header comments section of our purchase orders. This means that they are searching that field for data in a standard format, just as they do with "ship-to" and "location" fields. The purpose of this change is to allow the supplier to pick up the PR#, end user name and email information that is automatically imported into the header comments field as the eRequest is pushed to PeopleSoft.
If other comments are manually entered into Header Comments before the standard eRequest comments, the supplier will be unable to pick up end user information for that order. Package labels and packing slips will not include the end user information in this case. See the full article for more details and a sample.
The Travel Office has arranged for several classroom offerings of the Travel Workshop (Introductory) session that will begin in July and will run through September 2018.
This two-and-a-half hour travel workshop explains the fundamentals of business travel for Ohio State; covering the Travel Policy and specific travel resources for developing a travel budget and initiating the Travel Request for Authorization. In addition, the session includes a demonstration of travel booking through the university's Travel Agency for Individual Business Travel and their online booking tool for air, hotel and rental car. The introductory workshop is geared to the new traveler, arranger or those participants interested in a refresher in the basics of traveling on behalf of Ohio State. See full article for more details and registration information.
This article shares information about key dates for Autumn Term 2018 tuition assistance processing, along with links to OHR's tuition assistance page and details from the Graduate School about graduate student fellowships, funding and awards.