Maggie De La Mere Has Retired from SJSU

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Maggie De La Mere. She achieved her independence from SJSU on July 4th, 2019. Maggie was the primary contact in the Accounts Payable Travel Desk for 11 years and an invaluable employee to our department. We wish her a wonderful retirement and she will be greatly missed by her colleagues.

Stepping into fill her shoes is Jasmine Velazquez who has been with Accounts Payable since May 2018. She looks forward to assisting you on questions regarding the university’s travel process and policy.

Fiscal Year 2018-19 Close

To employees responsible for budget and financial management functions, fiscal year 2018-2019 is now closed in CFS (Common Financial System). The Finance Data Warehouse may be utilized to report on the full year of 2018-19 fiscal activity. All future transactions and budget transfers should be directed to the open fiscal year, 2019-20.


The following processes will be completed by July 24:

70000 Encumbrance Roll

  • Budget will be allocated to support the encumbrances that were outstanding on June 30, 2019 in funds 70000 (CSU Operating) and SSETF funds (70018, 70019, and 70020).
  • Office of Budget Planning & Financial Management will consult with division budget officers in the event that closing encumbrance balances exceeded departments’ balances available.

70000 Compensation Pool

  • As a reminder, Fund 70000 salary budgets were reverted to the Centralized Compensation Pool, which allocates budgets based on monthly payroll after the monthly Labor Cost Distribution process completes, similar to the monthly benefits budget allocation

Please contact your Office of Budget Planning & Financial Management team member should you have any questions.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to a successful closing of 2018-19!