What's New in Finance and Administration
Fiscal Year End
The University's fiscal year ends June 30. Your assistance is important for the year-end closing. As the fiscal year end approaches, each department should review their current financial status and identify any revenue opportunities and/or expenses that should be recognized in current fiscal year, including the following:
- Outstanding Encumbrances
- Cash Collections
- Unbilled Revenues
- Accounts Payable
If your department has any of the above mentioned items be sure to refer to the Fiscal Year End Process.
Change in Mileage Reimbursement Rate
Please be advised that the GSA mileage rate has been decreased from 54.0 cents per mile to 53.5 cents per mile.
The new mileage reimbursement rate is effective for travel on or after January 4, 2017 for employees using personally owned vehicles on official state business. If you have any questions please contact Renee Knight in the Travel Office at x25455, or Tim Krauss, Interim Accounts Payable Coordinator, at x27244.
Wanted: Your Cost-Saving Ideas
Last year we solicited your ideas on how to reduce expenses. Seventy-six suggestions provided ideas about ways in which the University could reduce expenses by conserving energy, using less office supplies, and taking advantage of technology, just to name a few. As we move into the new academic year, Southern's budget continues to face many challenges. Consequently, we continue to welcome your ideas on how to operate the university more efficiently and cost effectively.
We encourage you to submit your ideas for cost savings for consideration. The University Budget and Planning Committee will continue to review all suggestions in light of our budgetary situation and will make recommendations to the administration on their implementation.