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The 2014 CUSP program period is offically over, but its genius lives on. Want to read about holding more effective meetings with Google Hangout? Check out the 2014 CUSP submissions! Interested in international career opportunities? See what the ICAT Team has to offer. We're sharing great ideas on everything from the streamlining of expense reporting and other business processes to tracking graduate students and (gulp!) managing residence life. From this year and past years, we share a multitude of great ideas.
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Questions?Questions about the CU Shared Practices recognition program, eligibility, and the nomination process should be directed to Fran Chapman in the Office of University Controller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Description: In an effort to increase the transparency and accessibility of our financial reports, the 2013 Annual Financial Report has been produced as an HTML website. How does this benefit the University? Benefits to the interactive HTML format include: … Continue reading
Description: Scriptbuilder is an MS-Word template I created shortly after joining the Employee Learning and Development (ELD) team. Using MS-Word “quick parts,” styles, and other MS-Word features, I created the tool to improve the production and consistency of our course … Continue reading
Description: At UCCS the cash transfer JEs and new ChartField requests are a centralized process. After fiscal year-end close, I was responsible for disposing outdated records which included backup documents for the cash transfers and ChartField requests. While making several … Continue reading
Description: Our Residence Life department consists of 54 staff members who use the Procurement card to make about 400 purchases a month for student development programs in the Residence Halls. For fiscal year 2013, Hall Directors used an individual paper … Continue reading
Description: The Office of the University Controller offers Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses to University employees as well as professionals from the local community. The courses are offered on a regular basis throughout the year. A majority of the course … Continue reading
Description: A team comprised of individuals from the Budget Office (Erika Smith, Dana Takeuchi, Linh-Thong Lo, Joy Vidalon, and Kristina Berg) and Accounting and Business Support (Laura Ragin, Leila McCamey, Elizabeth Spencer, Jenny Shao, and Rebekah Martino) completely overhauled the … Continue reading
Description: The Federal Government reimburses the campus for the significant amount of its equitable share of Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs associated with conducting organized research. Space costs represent more than 50% of the reimbursement; therefore, completing a reasonable space … Continue reading
Description: Since its founding in 1876, invoices have arrived at the University of Colorado on paper. Whether hand-written, typed, or computer-generated, they all required manual handling to pick up the mail, sort the envelopes, open the envelopes, remove and date … Continue reading
Description: I have created a FileMaker database that collects data from currently unrelated campus databases – ISIS, HRMS, and OCG – to track applicant, student, and student financial / appointment information. Applicant information from ISIS/Cognos is uploaded to the database … Continue reading
Description: When a personal expense is charged on a Procurement/Travel card, the charge should be allocated to account 013109, and the reimbursement should be deposited to the same ST and same account 013109, so the charge and deposit could offset … Continue reading