Finance Open Lab Schedule for January to June 2020

** Updated 6/1/20:  Due to Shelter in Place, Finance Open Labs have been cancelled through June. If you need assistance, please contact FinanceConnect at or 4-1558.


Finance Open Labs have been scheduled for January to June 2020.

Open labs are informal sessions where qualified personnel are available to assist department users who have access to the finance applications: CFS, FTS, Finance Data Warehouse, and Campus Marketplace. Come to an open lab for help on a number of topics:

  • Understanding procurement and finance policies and guidelines
  • Entering Requisitions or Travel Authorizations/Reimbursements in FTS
  • Ordering from Campus Marketplace and Staples Advantage
  • Running or reviewing Finance Data Warehouse reports
  • Managing PO encumbrances
  • Completing a PO Change Order Request
  • Recording receipts and inspections
  • Uploading Purchase Order invoices in e-Invoice
  • Reviewing PO/requisition information in CFS
  • Checking the payment status for a PO invoice, Direct Payment or Reimbursement

New ProCard/GoCard users are encouraged to attend a dedicated ProCard/GoCard Reconciliation Workshop for training and assistance.

Unless noted, Open Lab is held in our new location IRC 210 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on each of the days listed below. We encourage you to bring your laptop. Please refer back to this announcement for schedule and location changes.

January 10

January 17

February 7

February 21

March 6

March 20   **Cancelled

April 3  **Cancelled

April 17 in IRC 101  **Cancelled

May 1  ** This is a  Zoom webinar that will be combined with an overview session regarding new Supplier IDs in FTS. Refer to announcement and registration for details and to register.

May 8   **Cancelled

May 15   **Cancelled

May 22  **Cancelled

June 5   **Cancelled

June 12  **Cancelled

June 19  **Cancelled


2020 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, 2020:

  • The standard mileage rate decreased from 58 cents per mile to 57.5 cents per mile.
  • Miles driven for moving purposes will be reimbursed at 17 cents per mile, decreased from 20 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.