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Cognos to be Decommissioned

June 29th, 2015 by FinanceConnect
Cognos, the application used for creating and managing financial reports from Finance (Legacy), will be decommissioned at the end of June 2015 due to the application’s server end-of-life.
If you need to obtain financial data dated prior to Jan. 1, 2011, queries and reports are still available to run within Finance (Legacy). Please contact Finance Support at financeconnect@sjsu.edu if you have any questions or need assistance.

May Account Period Closed

June 9th, 2015 by FinanceConnect

For employees who track or manage department budgets, please note that the month of May 2015 is now closed in CFS.

This means that the General Ledger (GL) system will not accept any more entries with an May journal date. May transactions can still be entered into the GL system, but the journal date must be 6/1/2015 or later. The current period open is June 2015.

June LCD Processing

June 9th, 2015 by FinanceConnect

To personnel with Labor Cost Distribution (LCD) responsibilities, this is the monthly reminder to confirm your salary information by running your LCD Setup Audit.

Any changes to the distribution of funding for payroll expenses that you would like made for June 2015 payroll must be received by Finance Support no later than Monday, June 22th at 5:00 p.m.

For temporary appointment funding changes, all requests can be emailed directly to Finance Support at finance-support@sjsu.edu .

For faculty who are on release time and/or any split funding changes, employee profile requests must be approved by the Dean’s Office prior to submittal to our office. The Release Time Authorization (RTA) form for faculty on release time with the Research Foundation should be sent to Faculty Affairs – please do not send the RTA form to Finance Support.

We cannot guarantee that requests for changes received after the deadline will be captured for the June payroll cycle.

Reminder: Payroll expenditures for Fiscal Year 2014/15 will reflect regular/negative pay for the months of July 2014 through June 2015; positive pay salary expenditures (e.g. student salary and overtime) will represent the months of June 2014 through May 2015. Positive pay for Fiscal Year 2015/16 will reflect expenditures for the twelve month period of June 2015 through May 2016.

For more information about the LCD process, please see http://www.sjsu.edu/finance/about_us/budget/budget_dev/people_budgeting/labor_cost_distribution/index.html.

If you have any questions about LCD processing, please contact FinanceConnect at financeconnect@sjsu.edu or 4-1558.

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