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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?
A. According to the IRS, for entertainment to be directly related to the active conduct of a business there must be a general expectation of deriving a business benefit. That means that the active conduct of business is the primary purpose of the activity. An example would be an area planning meeting that is held over lunch; staff working through dinner to complete a project within deadlines, and dinner is provided; prospective donors being entertained; or a University function where refreshments are served.


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?

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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