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May 25, 2022
Division colleagues, As part of DFA’s ongoing effort to improve service times, streamline processes and create synergies in the campus community, Business and Financial Services (BFS) will realign some of our core teams. This alignment uses the strengths of BFS team members who perform similar bodies of work, allowing us to balance our service offerings. ​Effective June 1, the changes...
May 25, 2022
UC Merced departments have begun the work required to close fiscal year 2021-22. To assist in this process, General Accounting has assembled documentation of fiscal close deadlines and other information. As prescribed by the State of California, UC Merced must close its general ledger for FY2022 on June 30. For campus departments, two significant periods lead up to this date: May 1-31:...
April 1, 2022
Dear Division Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Riedeman has accepted the role of Interim Director of General Accounting. Jennifer has been with UC Merced for more than eight years, including the last six as Director of Treasury, Accounts Payable Disbursements & Cashiering. Her interim appointment begins Friday, April 1. We will conduct a full recruitment to fill...
March 3, 2022
We are pleased to inform you that UC Merced has successfully partnered with U.S. Bank to implement an important initiative to expand our commercial card program by using their Payment Plus product. This service allows for the secure delivery of automated Visa card payments to our suppliers. We have identified a list of suppliers to target for this initiative and have begun to contact them to...
January 5, 2022
The University’s mileage reimbursement rates for expenses incurred in connection with the business use of a private automobile will increase in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service standard mileage rates published in IRS Notice 2022-03. The following new rates are effective for expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2022: • The reimbursement rate for the use of a...
December 15, 2021
Greetings, Division Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Amanda Preston-Nelson is joining the Division of Finance and Administration as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Controller, leading Business and Financial Services . Amanda, a San Joaquin Valley native, brings an extensive knowledge of managing business services in higher education. She comes to us from San Joaquin Delta College...
November 1, 2021
Campuses have been experiencing difficulty arranging meals for events based on the existing rates for business meals and entertainment. The last time the meal rates for business and entertainment were increased was in 2016. After discussing with the campus controllers, we have elected to increase the rates by 5% in 2021 and another 5% in 2022. Effective November 1, 2021, the maximum per person...
October 11, 2021
TRS will be down Monday, October 11, 2021, after 5:00 p.m. for approximately one hour and will not be accessible during this time.
July 1, 2021
Controllers and AP Directors/Travel Managers, The California Attorney General’s office updated the list of states where state funds may not be used for travel. https://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-bonta-add-five-states-travel-restrictions-list-result-wave-new The FAQs have been updated to reflect the twelve states currently on the list, and their effective dates...
January 5, 2021
 Walkup Window Hours: Monday 8:30 am -4:30 pm (closed for lunch from noon-12:30pm Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm  Please see the Student-Parents Guidance page for more detailed information.

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