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Review the status of your invoice in the My Documents section under the Invoicing tab. Refer to the chart below and the "Recommended Actions."

STATUS Definition RECOMMENDED ACTION
Composing An invoice currently being entered into ARIBA Non-PO, but not yet Submitted Review the entered information for accuracy, then click the Submit button on the Summary page.
Submitted An invoice submitted for payment and in review with the Approver or Central Office Check the Approval Flow to see which box is Active. Contact that person or group to process the approval.
Reconciling An invoice in review with Central Office for an inconsistency (i.e. a tax variance) Contact Procurement Customer Service at pcshelp@uw.edu and provide the Non-PO Invoice number.
Reconciled An invoice Central Office reviewed and approved. (Changes may have been made to the total invoice amount, depending on the variance Nothing. Invoice has been sent.
Paying Invoice is paid within 2 business days Check the Non-PO Payments report in Procurement Desktop Reports (PDR).

The delivery address determines the sales tax rate that is applied to your Non-PO invoice, when applicable. ARIBA will always use the delivery address to cross check the sales tax entered on the invoice. For this reason, always add the address where the goods physically shipped to.

You must pay the full balance on the card by the next billing statement.

The UW Travel Card is issued by JPMorgan Chase directly to the user. As such, it is governed by a contract that is solely between JPMorgan Chase and the cardholder. Cardholders are personally responsible for paying all charges on the UW Travel Card.

The contract between the cardholder and the bank requires full payment of the balance by the next billing statement, and if the cardholder fails to do so, late fees begin to incur at 60 days past due and the card is suspended.

Upon receipt of complete and proper documentation, the UW Travel Office reimburses official UW travel expenses in a timely manner through the online eTravel system. As a condition of accepting reimbursement from the UW, cardholders agree to use all of the reimbursement money to pay the charges in full on the UW Travel Card.

If there is a balance on the UW Travel Card, and the reimbursement money is not used to pay the balance in full, the cardholder will be subject to corrective actions for violating the terms of this policy, and will be subject to proceedings under the State Ethics Act. Using travel reimbursements for anything other than paying the corresponding travel charges constitutes fraud and will lead to corrective actions which may also include dismissal.

The contract between the cardholder and JPMorgan Chase permits communication between the bank and UW about the status of payments to the bank, including when cardholders do not honor the obligation to pay the statement balance in full by the due date. If the UW receives notice that a statement balance has not been paid in full by the due date, UW Corporate Travel Services will contact the cardholder and the department administrator to facilitate payment. 

  • An account becomes 60/90 days past due. 
  • Two (2) dishonored checks issued to JPMorgan Chase or reversal of two electronic payments routed to the bank. 
  • An account is repeatedly delinquent. 
  • Travel reimbursement is not used to pay all corresponding charges on the account. 
  • Using the card for personal charges. 
  • Individual is no longer on the University payroll (e.g. resignation, leave of absence without pay, etc.). 
  • Eighteen months with no account activity. 
  • Failure to comply with UW and State of Washington travel regulations.

If your account is terminated for delinquency, non-payments, improper use of reimbursements, or using the card for personal charges, the account cannot be reinstated.

Cardholders must make sure the outstanding balance is paid in full to the bank and the card is turned in to the department upon separation. Any remaining default is to be charged to the University, the department will then be responsible for any remaining default owed.

All documents related to the UW Travel Card may be fully disclosed as a public record to the extent provided for by the Public Disclosure Laws.

Please log in to the field advance dashboard to review the status of a field advance you have requested or approved. Check the appropriate box in the left-hand corner of the screen to view the field advances on the dashboard.

To determine the status, locate “Status Description” on the dashboard.  Below it defines what each status represents:

In Process – The request has not been submitted for departmental approval; the custodian can still edit the request

Departmental Approval Required – The request is pending departmental approval; the custodian should contact the approver to approve the request

Central Office Approval and Processing – The field advance desk received request and it is pending their review

Waiting Funding – The field advance desk has approved the request and the funding is in pending/in progress

Current – Field advance processed and funded

 

 

NOTE: Charges for personal travel are not allowed on an Individual Travel Card.

Adding personal time/travel with a business trip is allowable only when all of the following conditions exist:

  • The primary purpose of trip is official UW business
  • Approved leave is used during personal portion
  • UW does not incur any extra expenses beyond what it would normally incur

Click the Read More... link to review the Travel Office policies and guidelines for combining personal time/travel with a business trip.

In addition to ensuring the University of Washington is on the most current release of the Ariba software, the following enhancements are included in the 9r2 release of Ariba:

  • For invoices rejected AFTER the upgrade to 9r2, the Invoices Tab of the BPO will show a status of Rejected instead of Reconciled. For those invoices, you will no longer have to navigate to the Invoice detail and then to the Invoice Reconciliation tab to determine if an invoice has been rejected. For invoices reconciled after the  9r2 implementation, the status of Reconciled, means that the invoice has been released for payment.
  • You can search for invoices with a status of Rejected in the Invoice search interface. Only invoices that were Rejected after the deployment of 9r2 will be displayed.
  • If you are an approver for a budget or organization, you can access all approvable types through Manage -> My To Do from the blue command bar. This provides approvers with the ability to quickly access all To Dos in once place. After selecting this option, you can either view all of your To Dos by scrolling through them, or you can filter the display by Approvable Type (i.e., Card Application, Card Limit Increase, Contract Request, Requisition) and other options such as Title, ID, Date Created, Date Submitted, Preparer, and Requester.

Here is a summary of the commands to use in each of the respective browsers to override cache.

Firefox: command + shift + R
Chrome: shift + f5
Safari: shift + (the reload button)
Internet Explorer: ctrl + f5

Using these commands, you will be able to bypass the cache maintained by your browser.

If a new card is ordered on a field advance request, it takes up to 5-7 business days to arrive.  We will notify the custodian and cardholder when we receive the Western Union debit card.  The card will be available for pick up at our office or, we can send via campus mail.

Once the card is received by the cardholder, the field advance desk must be notified by email at: fieldadv@uw.edu so, it can be activated and loaded with funds.

To add a file with no additional spend down:

  • Log on to your field advance dashboard
  • Click on the pencil icon under "Edit SpendDowns"
  • Click on "Create New SpendDown" Under the "SpendDowns" tab
  • Attach your file
  • Type, "0.00" under "SpendDown Amount in US Dollars"
  • Click "Save"
  • The "In Process" yellow tab will expand and if there are no additional spend downs, click "Submit" under "Submit for Approval"

The receipts must be uploaded and saved before the budget number and object code is entered into the system. 

The “In Process” yellow tab will expand.  To enter the budget number to charge, click on “New Detail”.  Enter the budget number and select the object code.  After the information is entered, click “Save Detail” and confirmed, a new line will appear to enter another expense item.  PCA Task, Option & Project are optional.  

In the latest release of Ariba, 9r2, the Shopping Cart icon behaves the same as clicking the Checkout button. The Summary Page provides you with full edit access to all fields of the request, including the Title, Hold Until, and On Behalf of fields. The Shopping Cart only allowed edits of quantity and line item information.

Additional UW employees are only added as the Requestor to monitor or reconcile a field advance.

To add additional Requester:

  1. Log onto your field advance dashboard
  2. Click on your field advance number (blue link)
  3. Click on “Manage Additional Requestors” at the top of the page
  4. Type in name of requestor
  5. Click “Add”

9r2

Invoices rejected PRIOR to the September 8, 2015 deployment of 9r2 will have a status of Reconciled. However, the status of Rejected is on the associated Invoice Reconciliation, accessed using the Reconciliation tab on the Invoice.

Also, you can use the Search option for Invoice Reconciliation to locate a batch of rejected BPO invoice reconciliations prior to the 9r2 deployment based on various search criteria. From there, you can navigate and locate the associated BPOs and Invoices.

To search for Invoice Reconciliations with a status of Rejected:

  1. Click Search in the blue command bar.
  2. Select Invoice Reconciliation from the drop-down.
  3. Ensure the Status, Contract ID and Rejected Date fields are visible in the Search Filter window. If they are not, click the Search Options link in the upper right-hand corner, and select Status, Contract ID and Rejected Date.
  4. Enter BPO into the Contract ID field to find Invoice Reconciliations for BPOs only.
  5. Select a Custom date range for the Rejected Date field prior to Sept. 8, 2015. For example, August 3, 2015 to September 4, 2015.
  6. Click on the drop-down arrow for the Status field and select Rejected.
  7. Optionally, you can add other search filters such as Requester (BPO Contact) and Supplier.
  8. Click Search.
  9. Invoice Reconciliations with a status of Rejected meeting the Search filter criteria should appear in the Search Results.
  10. Click on the IR ID number to view the details of the Invoice Reconciliation. The BPO and Invoice numbers are in the header Invoice Reconciliation detail. In addition, you can easily navigate to either the Invoice or the BPO by clicking on the Invoice or Contracts tab, respectively.

 

Below is a screen capture of an example search for BPO Invoice Reconciliations with a Status of Rejected:

Account Codes

For the best view of how your department spends money, we recommend using the account code that best fits the purchased good or service.

Please refer to the account code website located at: http://www.washington.edu/admin/finacct/obcodes/

You might also find it helpful to visit the taxability grid at the Tax Office web page, located at: http://f2.washington.edu/fm/tax/taxability

Best practice is for advertising charges to be paid by Procard. Employees should not use their personal funds to pay for this type of service. At this time, account code 03-21 for Advertising will not be added to the eReimbursement portion of ARIBA.

Click here for a list of all object (expense) codes.

 

AP Process

Invoice vouchers are required for the following circumstances:

  • Invoices over $10,000 submitted by a department for payment

  • To communicate special check handling instructions

  • To communicate wire transfer instructions

  • When an invoice is in a foreign language

Under RCW 84.36.050, the UW, which includes UWMC, is exempt from property tax on real or personal property owned or used by the University in this state if used for educational purposes. Therefore, we do not have or need an exemption certificate.

However, if we are leasing, there may be a different set of rules, which depends on the type of lease. Please refer to the lease agreement between the University and supplier.

*Note: Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is not considered a UW entity for these purposes.

According to the UW General Terms & Conditions (section 28), payment is not considered late if a check, warrant, or electronic transmittal notice has been mailed or issued within the time specified by the contract, or if no terms are specified, within 30 days from the date of receipt of a properly completed invoice, or goods, whichever is later.

Any late payment charges accrued on an invoice will be charged to the budget number listed on the purchase order, and subject to buyer review.

In this case, do not use eReimbursement to reimburse the UW employee.  Process the reimbursement through Travel by creating an expense report (ER) in Ariba.  Make sure to provide a Tax ID or published advertisement if a commercial lodging facility is other than a hotel.  For further questions, please contact Travel directly.  Note: For information on lease payments, please contact Real Estate.

Set up the purchase order for the approximate US dollar amount which can be found on a currency exchange website. The wire payment will be converted into the current day’s exchange rate when it is sent, so the encumbered amount and the paid amount will not match exactly. This will also be the case with foreign currency wires in Non-PO Invoice See Wire Payments.

If the refund check is sent directly to your department, simply fill out a reverse expenditure form and send it with the refund check to Accounts Payable at box 351130.

If it is a refund check for a Procard purchase, please send the reverse expenditure form and refund check to box 351120 Procard to deposit.

If the refund check was sent directly to Accounts Payable from the supplier, AP will deposit the check and process a journal voucher to move the funds back to your budget. In the even the money does not show up in your budget transactions, please contact Procurement Customer Service at 206-543-4500 or email them at pcshelp@uw.edu. Please provide the check information if you have it, or the refund amount, PO number, and supplier. We will assist in refunding the credit back to your budget.