Happy Spring! This issue of the Financial Management Newsletter includes information about the following:

* New Procurement Services Website!
* eFECS Online FEC Launches for Quarterly Reporters
* Learn about the University's Endowment!
* Campus Tax Training Series 2010
* Mysteries of Managing Email are Unveiled…
* 2011 Benefit Rates are now available!
* New NON-FEC Cost Share Reporting Form
* Coding Changes for Purchasing "Intangible Assets" 

New Procurement Services Website!

The new Procurement Services website is now live and ready to serve your purchasing and payment needs. Please visit our new site, and let us know what you think!

Here's the new site: http://f2.washington.edu/fm/ps/

eFECS Online FEC Launches for Quarterly Reporters

Last week, online FEC system was released for schools that certify on a quarterly basis. Semi-annual schools will begin using this new system in July.

For more information about the system, and various training options available for it, visit the eFECS online help pages: http://f2.washington.edu/fm/efecs/ 

Learn about the University's Endowment!

Learn more about the University's endowment by signing up for a class offered through UW Professional & Organizational Development (POD) on Tuesday, May 4th from 1:00pm to 4:45pm. Learn about the endowment process, from the time funds arrive at the University to the distribution to the department, and stewardship reporting. Participants receive a model for projecting endowment cash flow.

To register please go to http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/pod/courses/descriptions/Q0810.html

Questions? Contact Ann Sarna at 206-616-1145 or anyasar@u.washington.edu. 

Campus Tax Training Series - 2010

The Financial Management Tax Office is offering a series of training classes to increase awareness across campus of the various tax issues the University faces. For more information, and to sign up, please go to https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/donnaand/96781.

Please contact Julia Shanahan at jeshana@u.washington.edu or 616-3003 with any questions.

Mysteries of Managing Email are Unveiled…

UW Records Management Services is pleased to announce the release of Best Practices for Managing Email for use by University employees. The full document, which can be found at:

http://f2.washington.edu/fm/recmgt/retentionschedules/gs/general/uwgs5, includes detailed recommendations regarding email retention how to manage inbox flow, and a manager's responsibilities. A training session on mail will be offered on May 11th. Advanced registration is required.

Please call 543.0573 or email urc@uw.edu to register.

2011 Benefit Rates are now available!

Please see the “News” section of the Financial Accounting website at


If you have any questions, please contact Dan Schaaf at schaafd@u.washington.edu or 685-6423. 

New NON-FEC Cost Share Reporting Form

A revised Non-FEC reporting form has been published to the GCA web page. The new form facilitates entry into the eFECS cost share module (CSM) thereby reducing the time it takes to have reported data reflected in the CSM. Link to form : http://www.washington.edu/research/gca/costshare/cs.contribution.sources.html#references (under References/Regulations)

Contact Ted Mordhorst @ tedm2@uw.edu with questions.

Coding Changes for Purchasing "Intangible Assets"

There are new and updated object codes for intangible assets (including SOFTWARE). The following object codes should now be used for intangible assets: 05-45, 05-46, 06-18, 06-19, 06-20, and 06-21. For detailed descriptions of these codes, see the following link: http://www.washington.edu/admin/finacct/obcodes/

FAQs related to this topic can be found at: http://www.washington.edu/admin/eio/homepage/faqs.html#Intangible_Assets_GASB_51

Please contact the Equipment Inventory Office at eio@u.washington.edu or 543.4663 with questions.