Controllers’ Meeting Agenda: April 21, 2014

The following topics are on the agenda for the April Controllers’ meeting:

Unsubstantiated business expenses; Policy updates; CPE Program scheduling; FIN upgrade update; CORE update; Fundraising Authorization (FA) form updates.

Questions on discussion points from this meeting – or any other Controllers’ meeting – should be directed to the appropriate campus controller.

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Tick Tock: CUSP Deadline Near

Employee recognition updates for the CU Shared Practices (CUSP) program:

  • Another best practice submission recently passed vetting and was posted to the CUSP website.
  • Several more submissions are currently under review.
  • There’s still time to share your innovative solutions to workplace challenges.

The deadline for FY 2014 CUSP entries is Wed, April 30. You can still beat the clock – just submit the online form at https://content.cu.edu/controller/initiatives/cusp/?page_id=30.

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Praise for the Illustrated Guide to the Annual Financial Report

Published barely a week ago, the new Illustrated Guide to the Annual Financial Report has already garnered many positive reviews via the Guide’s Feedback section. Among the comments received to date are these:

  • I like the way this works!
  • Finally something that explains that tuition increases do not mean increases in pay for staff.
  • Such a great way to help people understand the financials!
  • Great job! Very readable, excellent graphics and layout, just the right amount of information for the intended purpose. Nicely done!
  • This is awesome!

Consistent with a focus on transparency and on effective communication, the OUC welcomes your thoughts and suggestions. We encourage you to get acquainted with the Illustrated Guide yourself. And, after you’ve reviewed it, scroll to the bottom of the website at https://content.cu.edu/controller/annualreport/illustratedguide/ and register your own feedback.

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OUC Staff Certifications

Kudos to OUC staff members Heather Hoyer and Lisa Vallad, both of whom will achieve CPLP designation effective May 1.

Developed by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the CPLP certification denotes a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance. The designation is achieved after considerable study, passing of a comprehensive test, and submission of a real-world work product.

Heather is our Procurement Training Specialist and Forms Developer. Lisa is our CPE Program Manager and Finance Training Specialist. They join FinPro Help Desk Manager Leslie Nittoli in recently acquiring professional certifications. Last year, Leslie became an HDI-certified Support Center Manager. (HDI is the professional association and certification body for the technical service and support industry.) The Support Center Manager designation requires successful completion of multi-area course work and an exam.

Congratulations to all three!

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April Bringing Strong Wrap-up to CPE Program

Three days of April CPE wrap up the final quarter for the OUC’s Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program in FY 2014.

Classes on April 10 were filled to capacity … and filled with lively discussion between instructors and participants. The day’s offerings included courses on Cognos m-Fin reports, budgeting basics, and PowerPoint/Word.

The final two days of CPE this fiscal year are April 15 and April 17 and most of those days’ courses are new to the program. For more information, take a look at the CPE website: https://content.cu.edu/controller/cpe/?page_id=1504.

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