New! Moving and Relocation Guide

The “Moving Regulations” section of the SJSU Travel Guide has been removed and now exists as a separate, Moving and Relocation Guide.  The guidelines have been updated to include more clearly defined approval requirements with $ amount thresholds. Also, the “Reportable and Taxable Expenses” section has been re-labeled as “Taxability of Moving and Relocation Expense Reimbursements”, and reflects the change in taxability due to the tax reform bill enacted on December 22, 2017, and effective January 1, 2018.

If any questions, contact Finance Support at or 4-1558.  Please forward this message to any staff or faculty you feel should be notified.


New Manager-Special Projects for Finance

From Marna Genes, AVP-Finance:

I am pleased to announce a new position for Shauna Rios in the Finance group. On March 19th, Shauna will assume the role of Manager-Special Projects. Her portfolio is best described as wide-ranging – it includes Public Records Act requests, business process redesign, change management, and project management. In this new role, Shauna’s focus will be on improving your experience with our systems, processes, procedures and policies. Her efforts will guide us in providing better resources (education), streamlining processes, and increasing response times. I hope you will partner with her in this new and exciting role.

About Shauna: Shauna started with SJSU in 2007 as the Assistant to the AVP of Finance. Her commitment to customer service made her stand out as an ideal candidate to lead Finance’s customer service team in 2011, and she was one of the founding members of the Finance Support unit when it formed in 2013. Shauna holds a BA in Liberal Studies from CSU Stanislaus, where she also worked prior to coming to SJSU.

February Accounting Period Close

For employees who track or manage department budgets, please note that the month of February 2018 is now closed in CFS.

This means that the General Ledger (GL) system will not accept any more entries with a February journal date. February transactions can still be entered into the GL system, but the journal date must be 3/1/2018 or later. The current period open is March 2018.