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Quick Reference: Financial Policy Summaries

03/25/21 - Responsibilities of Purchasers, Preparers, and Approers (ROPPA) Brown Bag Session Slide Deck
03/01/21 - Revised Responsibilities of Purchasers, Preparers, and Approvers (ROPPA) Policy
01/22/21 - Payments to Foreign Entities and Foreign Individuals in B2P Session Slide Deck
01/01/21 - Revised Procurement Policy
12/01/20 - Independent Contractor Web Based Training
10/09/20 - Timing and Processing of Student Worker Travel Expenses
01/21/20 - Payment Categories and Hiring Methods if Classified as an Employee
11/12/19 - Tax Implications for Moving, Recruiting, Visas and Related Expenses
10/01/19 - Air Travel Guidelines at a Glance

COVID-19 Updates:
Harvard Main Coronavirus Website
Cash Receipts Guidelines
Construction Closing Costs for Suspended Construction Projects due to COVID-19
Guidance Regarding Independent Contractor Policy Requirements
Guidance Regarding I-9 Collection
GLACIER Submission Guidance (Secure Upload)
Internal Controls (Key Controls) Guidance
Inventory - FY20 Extension Memo 9/8/2020
Invoice Payment Guidelines
Payroll and NRA Emergency Operations Changes
Reimbursement Expenses for Remote Work - Business Expense Policy
Sponsored Expenses FAQ
Travel Guidance

Recent Additions

10/01/19 - Independent Contractor Classification PI/Researcher Guide
09/26/19 - Slides for 10/26/19 Supplier Onboarding Process Session
08/22/19 - Slides from 8/22/19 Back to School Policy Refresher
7/1/2019 - Revised Independent Contractor Policy effective 7/1/2019
12/18/18 - Slides from 12/18/18 Software Accounting Policy Information Session
Financial Management of Property, Plant and Equipment - updated 7/1/18
10/01/17 - Bank Accounts Policy has been updated
10/01/17 - DUNS, Tax ID and EIN Numbers FAQ

Online ROPPA Training (Responsibilities of Purchasers, Preparers and Approvers Policy)

Informational Brochure: Reference Guide for Purchasers

Sponsored Travel Policy Update Brochure



Upcoming Policy Events

2021 Apr 22

Avoiding Processing Off-Cycle Checks in PeopleSoft Brown Bag

11:00am to 12:00pm

Did you know that processing an off-cycle check costs the University ~$50.00 each to process?
Have you wondered when it is or is not appropriate to issue an off-cycle paycheck for an employee?
Do you know there may be other ways to apply payments to an employee’s paycheck without having to process it as an off-cycle check?
Would you like to have an open discussion with your peers around strategies and best practices?

If you process off-cycle check requests in PeopleSoft you may want to attend this session led by the Central Payroll team. ...

Read more about Avoiding Processing Off-Cycle Checks in PeopleSoft Brown Bag