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General Items

Q. How do I get a document notarized? Does your office have any notary publics?

Q. Do contracts have to be approved by the Finance Office?

Q. How do I get information about University liability insurance?


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Payments

Purchasing Questions:
Q. How do I get a Procurement Card?

Q. When are the Procurement Card training sessions?

Q. Where can I get a copy of my Procurement Card statement?

Q. Who should I contact regarding bid information?

Q. What is the current state and local sales tax rate?

Q. Do we pay tax on online subscriptions and/or services?

Business Expense & Reimbursement Questions:
Q. What is a business expense?

Q. What is a business entertainment expense?

Q. What is not a business entertainment expense?

Q. Are entertainment expenses for spouses reimbursable?

Q. What is the current mileage rate?

Q. Are commuting miles reimbursable?

Q. What if I travel from home to a remote job site and then to SPU?

Q. What if I travel from home to a remote job site then back home?

Q. Can I bring a family member along on a business trip?

Q. Is childcare a business expense?

Q. Are gifts to employees a business expense?

Q. What if I exceed the amount per meal limits?

Q. What is the advantage of using the per diem method?

Q. What is the difference between the SPU and IRS per diem rates?<

Q. If I go to a conference where some, but not all, of the meals are provided, can I use the per diem option?
A. To use the per diem option, the per diem amount would have to be prorated for the portion of the day not covered by the conference. This becomes complicated and reduces an already low amount. It may be easier in those cases to request reimbursement on actual expenditures.


Q. Why are so many signatures required on Requests for Reimbursement?

Q. Why do I have to attach receipts?

Q. What do I do if I am unsure of the correct account code to use?

Q. What do I do if I have lost/misplaced my receipts or invoice?


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Faculty/Staff Payroll

Q. When are timesheets due?

Q. Where can I find my leave balance or latest pay stub information?

Q. Where can I get a blank timesheet?


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Student Payroll

Student Questions:
Q. What if I don't have access to a timesheet?

Q. What if I can’t submit my timesheet?

Q. What if I can’t enter hours on my timesheet?

Student Supervisor Questions:
Q. What if I don’t see all my students listed?

Q. What if I can’t approve my student’s timesheet?

Q. What if I don’t see the option to submit the timesheet to myself?

 





 

   
 




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