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News and Announcements

RAS Coffee Club

April 7, 2015

9-10 am

Successful award closeout requires collaboration between departments and their OSP financial analysts.  At April's RAS Coffee Club we will share tips and tricks as well as  discuss the pressures and pain points we all experience around closeout. 

 Senior Financial Analyst Beth Whitmore McKay will talk briefly about her team’s closeout experiences as well as OSP training updates after which participants are invited to share their own experiences and ask questions. Alison Wellman Smith, FAS’ Senior Manager for Systems and Reporting, will talk about some of the tools the FAS Post-Award team has devised to help departments and share her school-level perspectives. 

FAS Announces Change In policy Regarding Faculty Supplemental Salary

March 12, 2015

Message from Michael D. Smith, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Dear colleagues, 

With gratitude to the members of the FAS Committee on Research Policy (CRP), I write to announce a positive change in our policy regarding faculty supplemental salary. As you may know, new governmental regulations on faculty compensation have necessitated changes in our policies. In responding to these new regulations, the CRP took this opportunity to structure our new policy in a manner that will improve the experience for faculty and will simplify its administration. I am pleased with the proposed changes and believe that the new policy will better serve the faculty.

FASSPAR Data Loads

March 4, 2015

Due to an issue with the data feed into FASSPAR, the most recent data in the system is of January 28, 2015.  HUIT is aware of the issue and working on the problem. RAS will work with HUIT to get this resolved as quickly as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

RAS Coffee Club

March 3, 2015

RAS Coffee Club: Sponsored Expenditures Guidelines

March 3, 2015, 9:00 am to 10:00 am

In response to the OMB’s new Uniform Guidance, OSP is preparing to release a new Sponsored Expenditures Guidelines (this will replace the “Guidelines for Federal Sponsored Expenditures” document).  The first RAS Coffee Club of 2015 will be a review of the new Guidelines and the context in which they were expanded and developed. Sarah Axelrod, Director of Cost Analysis and Compliance at OSP, was instrumental in the re-write of the sponsored expenditure guidelines and will serve as the subject matter expert during our discussion. 

Mandy Ellenwood and Charlotte Gallant will facilitate. Space is limited and coffee’s on us! Sign up here.

RAS Coffee Club is held in the Lamont Library Café at the tables in the back.

Fellowship Payments and Reimbursements for Students and Non-employee Postdocs/Fellows

January 29, 2015

The Financial Policy Office (FPO) is pleased to announce the publication of a new financial policy, Fellowship Payments and Reimbursements for Students and Non-employee Postdocs/Fellows. The FPO developed the policy in response to several departments' requests for assistance around taxation of fellowships paid to students and non-employee postdocs.