It’s Happening: Finance is Finally Moving!

After several delays, Finance will finally move our operation to an off-campus location in downtown San Jose.  Finance areas: Accounts Payable, Accounting Services, Budget and Financial Management, Contracts and Purchasing Services, Finance Support, and Risk Management will relocate from Clark Hall to 60 South Market St.

In order to facilitate the move, our office will be closed on February 7 and 8. Finance will resume regular business hours on Monday, February 11.

How will the Finance Office closure affect campus users?

  • Finance will be unable to quickly respond to inquiries from the campus due limited phone and wi-fi access.
  • Accounts Payable will not process payments for FTS vouchers or PO invoices.
  • Contracts and Purchasing Services will not process Requisitions or issue Purchase Orders.
  • Finance will not post Budget and Expense Transfer Journals from FTS.

What is not affected by the closure?

  • Bursar’s Office and Distribution Services are not moving to the new site. Both departments will be open at their normal business hours and provide services to the campus.
  • Though we will be off-campus, you can continue to send us mail via inter-campus mail and reference our campus extended zip, just as you do now.
  • Financial systems:
    • FTS will be available for users to view, create, submit, and approve transactions.
    • CFS will be available to users to enter PO receipts and to check PO or voucher activity.
    • CFS Data Warehouse will be available to users to run financial reports.

To minimize disruptions to the campus:

If there are any urgent requests for Contracts and Purchasing Services or Accounts Payable, please email Finance Support at

To summarize the impact during the Finance Office closure:

  • Purchase Order encumbrances will not be posted.
  • Payments to suppliers, employees, and students will not be made.
  • Budget and expenditure transfers will not be posted.
  • Change Order Requests will be processed within the normal 5 – 7 day time frame.
  • FTS, CFS, and FDW will be available to users.

Please forward this announcement to staff and faculty in your area, as needed.

December Accounting Period Close

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

This means that the General Ledger (GL) system will not accept any more entries with a December journal date. December transactions can still be entered into the GL system, but the journal date must be 1/1/2019 or later. The current period open is January 2019.

2019 Mileage Reimbursement Rate

The CSU adjusted its mileage reimbursement rates to reflect the new IRS rates. The mileage rate changes are as follows and apply to business travel occurring on or after January 1, 2019:

  • The standard mileage rate increased from 54.5 cents per mile to 58 cents per mile.
  • Miles driven for moving purposes will be reimbursed at 20 cents per mile, increased from 18 cents per mile.

The FTS Travel module reflects the standard mileage rate appropriate to the date(s) the mileage was incurred. If you have any questions, please contact FinanceConnect at ext. 4-1558 or

Please forward this message to any staff or faculty you feel should be notified.