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June 28, 2022
Effective July 1, UC Merced’s internally funded projects will no longer require project portfolio management (PPM) attributes for transactions (e.g. requisitions/purchase orders, invoices, Concur) commonly known as POET. Historical data of the affected projects will continue to be...
June 27, 2022
To: Oracle users Campus colleagues, The Oracle Data Integrity Project (ODIP) is investigating and addressing variances in UC Merced’s financial management system. When ODIP began its work in November 2021, about 600 projects were identified as out of alignment. As of June 21, 50% of...
June 10, 2022
The following appeared in ORED's Research Newsletter on June 10, 2022: DFA continues to make progress on the Oracle Data Integrity Project. Currently, the accounting team has aligned 65% of contracts and grants and 63% of internal accounts. The next steps will be to continue to increase the...
June 6, 2022
Campus Colleagues, As we progress toward the 2022-23 fiscal year, everyone at UC Merced deserves a view of our financial picture that is the clearest and sharpest possible. In that light, the Financial Transparency Town Hall originally scheduled for this morning is moving to a later date so it...
June 3, 2022
The following appeared in ORED's Research Newsletter on June 3, 2022: The Oracle Data Integrity Project continues to make progress on the alignment of accounts as well as addressing budget discrepancies. The Division of Finance and Administration's accounting team has aligned 57% of...
May 27, 2022
Campus colleagues, Thank you all for engaging with the Division of Finance and Administration to provide meaningful feedback on our Oracle-based financial system. These productive discussions have made room for DFA to prioritize and propose a significant change to the financial management of...
May 27, 2022
The Oracle Data Integrity Project is addressing some of our more complex alignment issues, but we are prioritizing contracts and grants. Our team has reconciled approximately 54% of contracts and grants and 60% of our internal accounts. Approximately 21% of all accounts (including gifts) have...
May 20, 2022
The Oracle Data Integrity Project has developed alignment plans for 50% of our contracts and grants and 58% of our internal funds; we are still working on initiating the alignments for gifts. We currently have alignment plans for 43% of all accounts. We have been able to move many of these...
May 16, 2022
.responsive { width: 100%; height: auto; } A Message from interim Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Kurt Schnier: DFA Colleagues, Over this past Commencement weekend, we celebrated three years of our students' achievements. It was amazing to witness. The joy and...
May 15, 2022
On Friday, May 17, support staff became aware of issues with UC Merced's Oracle financial system. The issues affected procurement requisition workflow approval and Oracle interfaces. Financial System Support and the Office of Information Technology staff worked with Oracle representatives...
May 13, 2022
Our Oracle Data Integrity Project continues its effort to align the project sub-ledger with the general ledger. To date, they have put together alignment plans for 50% of the 214 contract and grant accounts that require alignment and 58% of the 259 internally managed accounts (e.g.,...
May 6, 2022
Thank you to all who joined our Oracle Town Hall on May 5 to hear about the history of Oracle, the status of our foci, and the future directions of our team’s efforts to support the campus. As summarized in the presentation, the Oracle Data Integrity Project continues to make progress on...
May 5, 2022
Safeguards are being put in place to ensure Project Portfolio Financial Management (PPFM)-funded purchase requisitions have the necessary financial information to process the transaction in the Oracle system. Effective May 27, if a submitted requisition is missing POET (Project, Organization,...
May 4, 2022
Dear Colleagues, Jennifer Riedeman, a longtime member of UC Merced’s accounting team and the current interim Director of General Accounting, has announced her resignation. Her last day with UC Merced will be Friday, May 27. Jennifer has worked at UC Merced for eight years, including the...
April 22, 2022
The Oracle Data Integrity Project has made progress over the past two weeks on efforts to align our general ledger and project sub-ledger, where your funds are managed. The alignment effort has focused initially on the more than 200 contracts and grants that are out of...
April 6, 2022
.responsive { max-width: 100%; height: auto; border: 0px solid #ffffff; } The Division of Finance and Administration has important updates on efforts to improve the user experience in UC Merced’s Oracle-based financial management system. Full-Court Press on Project Account...
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...
March 15, 2022
To: UCM Plan Users   Updated March 15: We are happy to report that the issue reported concerning UCM Plan users and budget data load transformation between Projects Cube and Financials Cube has been resolved. Financial users can now use the Summary Totals in Financials Cube....
February 18, 2022
New training material has been posted in the Accounting section on how to address Accounts Payable invoices that require correction because of missing POET information. Resources include a training video, a step-by-step guide in PDF form, an AP cost transfer request template in Excel form. They...
February 17, 2022
Colleagues, UC Merced’s required transition to our own financial system, the Oracle Financial System, necessitated a steep learning curve for our faculty and staff. This process has been challenging. It also generated significant operational issues as we continue to learn the system that...

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