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DFA Update

A monthly newsletter for Division of Finance and Administration staff.








Note: Please visit the Financial Transparency page for information and updates about the campus's financial outlook and planning.


Sept. 8: New Directors in Business and Financial Services

Aug. 31: Oracle Guided Learning Launches with Support for Procurement

Aug. 16: Ready for Fall 2022: Parking, Transit, Dining, Housing

Aug. 12: DFA Teams' Accomplishments in 2022

July 14: Chancellor Provides 2022-23 Budget Call Update

July 12: Status of On-Site Work for DFA Staff at DCC

June 28: Transition of Internally Funded Projects to General Ledger: Details, Impacts

May 27: Workflow Change for Some Oracle Projects

May 25: Realignment of Business and Financial Services Teams

May 18: Preparing for Fiscal Year 2021-22 Close

May 17: Thank You for a Successful Commencement Weekend

May 16: Oracle System Issues Resolved

May 4: Interim General Accounting Director Riedeman Announces Departure

April 26: Notes to DFA Staff: Service Awards, Appreciation Lunches, Open House, Town Halls

April 8: Automated Routing for RA Approval on Oracle Purchase Requisitions

April 6: Financial Management System Update

April 1: FAQ: Equity Program for Staff Salaries

April 1: FAQ: Cost-Saving Initiative for Fiscal Year 2022-23

April 1: Interim Director of General Accounting Appointed

March 24: Budget Updates: Salary Market Equity Program and Vacancy Holds

March 21: New Policy for Indirect Cost Return (IDCR)

March 4: UCM Plan Data Issue Reported

March 3: New Payment Plus Service for Suppliers

Feb. 17: Message to Faculty: Oracle System Update

Feb. 14: Oracle Changes Make Data Entry for Purchases Easier

Feb. 3: Oracle Data Integration Project Update

Jan. 13: Videos of Oracle Expanded Access Training Posted

Jan. 12: Introducing the Oracle Toolkit

Jan. 10: Updated DFA Guidance for Start of Spring Semester

Jan. 5: BFS Update – Assistant Controller Recruitment

Jan. 1: Guidance for Return to Spring Semester


Dec. 16: Small Business Program

Dec. 15: New Assistant Vice Chancellor/Controller

Dec. 6: Update on Oracle Initiatives

Dec. 6: Oracle Financials Training Evaluation

Dec. 2: Help Needed to Clear Warehouse Clutter

Nov. 3: Initiatives to Improve Campus Financial System

Oct. 27: Addressing Impediments to Research

Sept. 28: Actions Taken and Planned to Support Research

Sept. 13: Close of Fiscal Year 2021

Sept. Bobcat Buy Catalog for Food Service

Aug. 24: New BFS Transition Leadership Team

Aug. 23: Updates on Student Housing, On-Site Work and STAR Awards

Aug. 20: Dining and Retail Services Information for Fall 2021

Aug. 18: Housing and Fall Semester Update

Aug. 17: Move-In Parking Updates and Reminders

Aug. 15: Update on Fall Housing for Students

Aug. 12: Coronavirus Leads to Pause for Events

Aug. 12: Details of Supply Chain/Shared Services Leadership Transitions

Aug. 10: Important Changes to Campus Budget Management

Aug 6: Message from Josh Dubroff: Next Chapter

July 15: Transformation Milestones for CBS2

July 8: Sunsetting of Enhanced Procurement Approval Requirements

July 6:  Transition to Automated Approval Reminders for Oracle Procure-to-Pay

July 1: Looking Toward the Future for DFA

June 29: Telecommute Agreement Forms Due June 30

June 24: Update to On-Site Workplan for DCC-based DFA employees

May 25: Reminder of Key Dates for Procurement in FY21

May 13: Update on Research Financial Data on Oracle Platform

May 3: Kurt Schnier Named Interim Vice Chancellor/CFO

April 22: DFA Celebrating Service Event Set for May 17

April 19: Interim Controller Kim Groesbeck Announces Retirement

March 8: Meet Finalists for Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer

March 5: 2020-21 Performance Appraisal Process Begins

Feb. 23: Telework Extension and Returning to In-Person Work

Feb. 23: Updates on Oracle Procurement Resources

Feb. 5: Procurement Support and Resources for Oracle Transition

Jan. 21: In Remembrance of Sofia Mortera

Jan. 11: Learning Curve on New Financial Systems Acknowledged

Jan. 4: Alpha Financials project launches new systems


Dec. 16: CFO Search Update: Candidate Criteria, Committee Members

Dec. 11: ECEC to Resume Operations

Nov. 30: DFA Open Houses, Strategic Planning Engagement

Oct. 7: Changes to Leadership Duties During CFO Transition

Sept. 21: Interim VC/CFO Mike Riley Leaving for New Role at UC Berkeley

Aug. 24: How to Order PPE from Bobcat Buy; Locations of Sanitizer Vending Machines

Aug. 14: University Store has New Website, New Operator

July 24: ECEC to Remain Closed for Fall Semester

May 8: Celebrating Service Awards to be Held Remotely May 18

April 1: Alpha Financials Project Update; Informational Website is Up

Jan. 31: Acknowledgments, remarks at 2020 Kick-off Breakfasts

Jan. 15: Business and Financial Services job postings for internal applicants


Oct. 17: DFA staffing and organizational updates

October: Update: Staff Assembly Town Hall questions and answers 

Sept. 25: AFI update from Interim Vice Chancellor Michael Riley

Sept. 16: Mapping Our Future With a Strategic Plan

June 27: Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief of Staff announced

April 11: Michael Riley on the UC-wide Cool Campus Challenge

Jan. 10: A message regarding staff member Tammy Petree


Nov. 26: Transition update to the Division

July 23: Update: merit increases for 2017-18

July 18: Update on Supply Chain Modernization Initiative

May 31: Changes in the Division of Finance and Administration