Cost Center Managers and Service Centers have a responsibility to ensure the appropriate spend category is used on all transactions.
Pay special care to non-catalog requests with items with a useful life of one or more years that are over the greater than $5,000 threshold and ensure an appropriate trackable spend category is used; otherwise, the transaction will not route for registration. The "Spend Categories – FDM Values" report can be run with a filter on "Spend Category is Trackable" to identify trackable spend categories.
It is recommended to run "Find Supplier Invoice Details – OSU" monthly for your CC/CCH with a Line Spend Category Hierarchy of "Non-Trackable" to review for any greater than $5,000 missed items that need to be manually registered.
It is also recommended to run "Find Expense Report Details – OSU" monthly for your CC/CCH to review for any greater than $5,000 missed items that need to be manually registered.
The downloadable FDM worktag reference guide has been updated to include information on “Driver” and “Related” worktags and how they function. It is highly recommended for related worktags to only be used if that is going to be the associated worktag value 100% of the time. It is important to understand that related worktags will replace any worktag that may have been manually entered or populated from another driver worktag. For an Enterprise Interface Builder (EIB), if a worktag is not specified in the EIB but it is related, it will be added when the EIB is loaded. See the full NewsLink post for more details.
As of Tuesday, August 8 , the Cost Center Manager role is no longer paired with the Cost Center Fund Transfer Approver role. The Cost Center Director role will continue to be paired with the Cost Center Fund Transfer Approver role.
Access will not be automatically removed for existing assignments to Cost Center Manager, but no additional pairing assignments for the CCM will occur. Access can still be added for Cost Center Manager using the Workday security request process within Service Now and will need to be approved by the senior fiscal officer.
Starting in September (during August month-end close), initiators and approvers of journals and fund transfers that are in a "created" or "in progress" status on business day 4 will see new Workday alerts/notifications. It is important to take immediate action on these items prior to 4 p.m. on business day 5 to avoid these entries being canceled or moved to the next period.
Beginning with goods and services provided in October, Internal Service Providers (ISPs) should now use the new Internal Order Billing (IOB) process in Workday to invoice other internal departments or units at Ohio State. In addition to being aware of the resources and key dates and described below, review the original NewsLink post for this change .
Internal Service Delivery (ISD) should still be used to bill for goods and services provided in September. The ISD process will be decommissioned on October 31, 2023 . All ISDs must be submitted by 5 p.m. on October 31 .
In order to support training for the new Internal Order Billing process go-live in October, the Controller's Office will be slightly delaying the closure of internal purchase orders during August close and September close. Internal purchase orders for August will be closed on Tuesday, September 5 (as opposed to 8/31), and internal purchase orders for September will be closed on Monday, October 2 (as opposed to 9/29). This will ensure there is adequate test data in the training tenant.
As a part of fiscal year-end activities, subaward supplier contract encumbrances will be closed out for FY23 and re-opened in FY24. An encumbrance will not roll-forward into FY24 if a subaward supplier contract has an "Amendment in Process" status. This issue was confirmed in testing. As a result, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is providing guidance and deadlines for subaward supplier contract amendments as shared in the full NewsLink post.
To avoid potential accounting issues, the cut off time to approve any requisitions, supplier invoices, purchase orders, change orders, or expense reports is noon on Friday, June 30, 2023. It is highly recommended to have everything approved on Thursday, June 29, 2023. These activities may resume on July 1.
Starting at noon on Friday, June 30, 2023, the university will start a “roll-forward” process, which will run until the process is complete. System slowness may be experienced during this time. This process will automatically update the budget date to July 1, 2023, on all purchase orders, requisitions and supplier contracts with open commitments/obligations created before July 1, 2023. Any Commitments/Obligations based on the remaining balance, not yet invoiced, will be moved to FY 2024. Invoices matched to these POs and supplier contracts following the “roll-forward” will carry a July 1, 2023 budget date.
Please refer to the Unit Year End Checklist for other important year end timeline information and tasks that need to be performed. Please continue efforts to close out as many old items as possible to help with the roll-forward process.
Encumbrances for blanket purchase orders associated with fiscal year 2024 will first post to fiscal year 2023 until a manual job is run at month-end to move the encumbrance into fiscal year 2024. The process will look for any blanket purchase orders created after 4/17/23. It is also important to review the Creating a Blanket Purchase Order job aid in the Administrative Resource Center (ARC).