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January 13, 2022
Many of you who received training for expanded access to the Oracle financial management system asked that videos of the sessions be made available. Those videos are now posted in the Oracle Toolkit . Smart View Basics (two videos) are in the Toolkit's Budgeting section Accounts...
January 13, 2022
Many of you who received training for expanded access to the Oracle financial management system asked that videos of the sessions be made available. Those videos are now posted in the Oracle Toolkit . Smart View Basics (two videos) are in the Toolkit's Budgeting section Accounts...
January 10, 2022
Sent on behalf of Interim Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Kurt Schnier   Greetings Division of Finance and Administration Colleagues, As a follow-up to the Jan. 7 message to the university about updated plans for the start of Spring Semester, please note these items and...
January 5, 2022
To: DFA Staff Greetings, colleagues,   As a follow-up to my announcement regarding Amanda Preston-Nelson joining DFA as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Controller on Feb. 14, I would like to share a Business and Financial Services staffing update. The university is moving...
January 1, 2022
Greetings, Division of Finance and Administration colleagues, As a follow-up to the Dec. 29 campus message regarding the return for Spring Semester, please note of the following items and plans for the Division: Vaccination Policy - To be considered fully compliant with the...
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...
December 6, 2021
Thank you for taking part in training for advanced access to the UC Merced Oracle Financials system. We invite you to complete a brief survey about your learning experience. Your feedback will help us fine-tune other Oracle system training and determine what other aspects of the university...
December 6, 2021
To: Faculty and staff Campus colleagues, As we speed toward the holiday break, I wanted to update you on progress made in improving users’ experiences with UC Merced’s Oracle-based financial management system. Nearly all the initiatives shared here are the result of formal and...
December 2, 2021
To: Faculty and staff UC Merced’s warehouse for long-term storage is over capacity. Immediate action from the campus community is needed to clear up this issue. Effective immediately, the warehouse will be closed to all incoming storage of goods and equipment. The closure will remain in...
November 19, 2021
The following information from DFA appeared in the Nov. 19 Research Newsletter. Procurement Thanks to exceptional effort by the CBS2 team, the ticket backlog continues to fall. The backlog is currently at 1,052 tickets and the day when we go below 1,000 is nearing. Addressing...
November 12, 2021
The following information from DFA appeared in the Nov. 12 Research Newsletter. Procurement The CBS2 team has focused on training our new hires this week. As a result, tickets are holding steady relative to last week, but we anticipate a reduction soon with the addition our new hires, and...
November 5, 2021
The following information from DFA appeared in the Nov. 12 Research Newsletter. Procurement     The CBS2 team continues to make progress on the backlog of tickets. The current number is at 1,099. This represents a 17% reduction over the last month. Addressing the backlog of...
November 3, 2021
To: Faculty and staff Good afternoon, I wanted to update all of you on several steps we have taken to improve the user experience with our Oracle-based financial system and to reduce the backlog of transactions and purchase requests. The steps, inspired by feedback from across campus, include...
October 27, 2021
To the faculty of UC Merced, Over the past month, we have held a number of town halls and meetings to discuss how to further support the research enterprise on campus. These meetings have been extremely productive, and we greatly appreciate your participation and engagement in the process....
September 13, 2021
The Business and Financial Services teams have been working diligently to complete the campus’s first fiscal year end close in the new financial system. With new systems and processes, the close was anticipated to take longer than previous years. We greatly appreciate everyone’s...
August 24, 2021
Division Colleagues, I’m happy to announce a new transition leadership team for the Department of Business and Financial Services. The team consists of: Interim Controller Chris Robinson Interim Assistant Controller Kelli Maxey Chris, currently the director of Student Business...
August 23, 2021
Colleagues, I wanted to take a moment to recognize the tireless work invested by our Division colleagues to secure housing for hundreds of UC Merced students. The challenge triggered by construction delays at the Merced Station off-campus apartment complex called for big decisions and immediate...
August 12, 2021
Greetings, colleagues,     As a follow-up to the Aug. 6 announcement of Josh Dubroff’s departure from UC Merced, the campus will move forward with the recruitment of a permanent Chief Procurement Officer. We will provide updates as they become available.   In the...
August 6, 2021
Division of Finance & Administration colleagues, Earlier today, it was announced that UC Merced will, effective immediately, require everyone to wear face coverings indoors , including people who are vaccinated. In doing so, the university joins numerous governments (including the State of...
August 6, 2021
Chief Procurement Officer Josh Dubroff shared this message with supply chain and shared services staff: Good afternoon, I hope you and your family are doing well and you are as excited about the start of the in-person school year as I am! I’ve seen several of you over the last couple...

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