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(Oct 10 2017) Eleventh Annual USG Procurement Expo will be October 24, 2017 in Savannah

(October 4, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host the 11th Annual University System of Georgia (USG) Procurement Expo Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Expo will be held at the Armstrong Center located at 13040 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA.

 
(Sep 19 2017) Travel Policy Changes

(9/19/17) Travel Policy Changes

 
(Jul 28 2017) Travel Regulation Reminders

Travel Rules - Reminders

 
(May 04 2017) Process Changes: Business and Finance

Due to recent staff changes in the Business and Finance department, there will be a few process adjustments - effective May 5, 2017.

 
(Jan 06 2017) USG Mileage Rate Changes for 2017

(1/6/2017)  Mileage reimbursement rates for 2017

 
(Jan 03 2017) State Travel Policy Changes for 2017

(1/3/17) Meal Reimbursement Changes for 2017

 
(Nov 21 2016) (11/21/16) iStrategy Now Available

(11/21/16) iStrategy is up and running.

 
(Nov 16 2016) iStrategy Data Errors

11/16/16

 
(Nov 04 2016) System Maintenance for PeopleSoft

(11/4/16)  PeopleSoft System will be offline.

 
(Jul 15 2016) USG 2017 Budget Calendar

USG 2017 Budget Calendar

 
(Jul 15 2016) Encumbrances for Travel Authorizations

Change: Encumbrances for Travel Authorizations

 
(Jul 06 2016) 2017 Budget Information

iStrategy Budget Information for 2017

 
(Jun 21 2016) FY 2017 Budget Documents on Reserve in the Library

FY 2017 Budget Documents

 
(Mar 11 2016) FY2016 Year-end Close-out Dates

(March 11, 2016) - In order to close-out the FY 2016 financial records to meet Georgia State Purchaseing/Expenditure requirements, the following cut-off dates have been approved;

 
(Jan 11 2016) Mileage Rate Decrease Effective January 1, 2016

(January 11, 2016) The State Accounting Office has provided updated mileage reimbursement rates for travel by vehicle, effective January 1, 2016.

 
(Jul 07 2015) The Armstrong Atlantic Report Catalog currently does not have any budget-related information in it for 2016.

(July 7, 2015) The Armstrong Atlantic Report Catalog currently does not have any budget-related information in it for 2016.  The replication process for that library has failed.

 
(Jul 02 2015) Preparing for Hurricane Season

(July 2, 2015) As we enter hurricane season this year, we encourage everyone to review these preparation steps.

 
(Jul 02 2015) Your 2016 budget information is now available in iStrategy.

(July 2, 2015)  Your 2016 budget information is now available in iStrategy.  Until the Board of Regents makes 2016 the default year in the system, you will have to manually select 2016.  2015 will remain the default year for approximately two more weeks.

 
(Jun 18 2015) FY 2016 Budget Documents on Reserve in the Library

(June 16, 2015) Documents for the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget have been put on reserve in the Library.

 
(Jun 18 2015) Next week we will begin a campus road / parking lot resurfacing that will require some road and parking lot closures.

(June 18, 2015) Next week we will begin a campus road / parking lot resurfacing that will require some road and parking lot closures.  Our contractor will begin work Monday, June 22, 2015 to start resurfacing University Drive.

 
(Jun 06 2014) FY 2015 Budget Documents on Reserve in the Library

(June 6, 2014) The documents for the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget have been put on reserve in the Library.

 
(Jun 03 2015) Armstrong State University's campus community that our campus is provided reliable natural gas through natural gas.

(June 3, 2015) As required by the Georgia Public Service Commission, Office of Pipeline Safety, Armstrong State University is to notify the campus community that our campus is provided reliable natural gas through natural gas pipelines. 

 
(Apr 28 2015) iStrategy is now available. Please note – the ETL failed on Monday, April 27th and Tuesday, April 2

(April 28, 2015) iStrategy is now available.  Please note – the ETL failed on Monday, April 27th and Tuesday, April 28th.  The ETL last ran successfully on Saturday, April 25th.  All iStrategy data is as of that date.

 
(Apr 27 2015) iStrategy will be available on Monday, April 27 th.

(April 27, 2015) Announcement: iStrategy will be available on Monday, April 27th.  Data in iStrategy will be refreshed that morning  from the PeopleSoft Financials 9.2 Production environment.

 
(Apr 27 2015) The iStrategy ETL failed Monday morning.

(Apirl 27, 2015) The iStrategy ETL failed Monday morning.  Users running reports in iStrategy will notice an error message “The selected page could not be opened because the cube could not be found. Please choose a different page.”

 
(Apr 21 2015) Strategy has been unavailable since the PeopleSoft 9.2 application upgrade.

(April 21, 2015) Strategy has been unavailable since the PeopleSoft 9.2 application upgrade due to retrofits in iStrategy needed to accommodate changes in PeopleSoft Financials for the 9.2 application upgrade.

 
(Apr 13 2015) The University System completed the conversion of a new PeopleSoft upgrade.

(April 13, 2015) On March 31, 2015, the University System completed the conversion of a new PeopleSoft upgrade.  Unfortunately this upgrade caused problems with the the nightly interface from PeopleSoft to iStrategy.  That interface has been down since the conversion.

 
(Apr 13 2015) The PeopleSoft Financials system was recently taken offline.

(April 13, 2015) The PeopleSoft Financials system, including the automated Expense Reimbursement and Online Requisition modules, was recently taken offline in late March by the USG IT Services for the purpose of completing a major version upgrade.

 
(Mar 31 2015) iStrategy is currently unavailable. An announcement will be sent when iStrategy becomes available.

(March 31, 2015) Announcement:  iStrategy is currently unavailable.  An announcement will be sent when iStrategy becomes available.

 
(Mar 30 2015) We would like to remind you of the following Accounts Payable processes

We would like to remind you of the following Accounts Payable processes

 
(Mar 24 2015) Reminder on Purchasing Limits

In order to close-out the FY2015 financial records to meet Georgia State Purchasing/Expenditure requirements, the following cut-off dates have been approved.

 
(Mar 17 2015) The University System of Georgia will be upgrading the PeopleSoft system at the end of March 2015.

(March 17, 2015) The University System of Georgia will be upgrading the PeopleSoft system at the end of March 2015. 

 
(Mar 10 2015) The University System of Georgia will be upgrading the PeopleSoft system at the end of March 2015.

The University System of Georgia will be upgrading the PeopleSoft system at the end of March 2015.

 
(Feb 19 2015) Ms. Yolinda German has accepted the position of Bursar for Business and Finance.

Ms. Yolinda German has accepted the position of Bursar for Business and Finance, effective February 16, 2015.

 
(Jan 14 2015) A Travel and Expense Training Class will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

(January 14, 2015) A Travel and Expense Training Class will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 9:00 - 10:30 am.

 
(Jan 09 2015) The State Accounting Office has provided updated mileage reimbursement rates for travel by vehicle.

The State Accounting Office has provided updated mileage reimbursement rates for travel by vehicle.  Effective January 1, 2015, Armstrong State University will reimburse mileage for travel in personal vehicles.

 
(Dec 16 2014) iStrategy ETL failure.

(December 16, 2014) Please see the attached pdf regarding today’s iStrategy ETL failure. 

 
(Dec 03 2014) A Purchasing Training Class will be held on Tuesday.

(December 13, 2014) A Purchasing Training Class will be held on Tuesday, December 9th from 9:30 - 11:00 am. 

 
(Oct 06 2014) Pay Dates for 2014

(October 6, 2014) Fall 2014 Pay Dates are as follows

 
(Sep 18 2014) Food Truck

(September 18, 2014) The Food Truck will be off-campus for the next three weeks.

 
(Sep 05 2014) Road Closure Saturday, September 6, 2014

(September 5, 2014) On Saturday, September 6, 2014, Burnett Boulevard will be closed to parking and traffic between the hours of 5 AM to 4 PM.

 
(Aug 26 2014) Travel, Expense and Purchasing Classes

(August 26, 2014) Travel and Expense Training Classes will be held on Friday, September 5th from 1:30 - 3:30 pm and Tuesday, September 9th from 9:30 – 11:30 am.

 
(Aug 20 2014) iStrategy Issues Resolved

(August 20, 2014) The iStrategy ETL failure has been resolved. 

 
(Aug 19 2014) iStrategy ETL Failure

(August 19, 2014) Please see the posted announcement in reference to an iStrategy failure.

 
(Aug 18 2014) iStrategy Enhanced Journal Drill Error

(August 18, 2014) Please see the iStrategy announcment in reference to "iStrategy Enhanced Journal Drill Running to Error"

 
(Aug 14 2014) SCIENCE DRIVE CLOSED WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 15TH

(August 11, 2014) On Friday, August 15th, the first annual “First-Year Student Convocation” will be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium at 10:00 a.m.

 
(Jul 23 2014) iStrategy Default Date Now Set to 2015

(July 23, 2014) Please see the announcement regarding iStrategy report updates.

 
(Jul 22 2014) Purchasing Training Class

(July 22, 2014) A Purchasing Training Class will be held on Wednesday, July 30th from 9:00 - 11:00 am. 

 
(Jul 22 2014) Travel and Expense Training Class

(July 22, 2014) A Travel and Expense Training Class will be held on Thursday, July 31st from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. 

 
(Jul 21 2014) Notice of Construction Work: The Learning Commons and MCC (Exterior)

(July 21, 2014) The contractors will begin work this week on the final phase of the site work for the Learning Commons project.

 
(Jul 08 2014) iStrategy Reminder for the New Fiscal Year - FY2015

(July 8, 2014) Please remember that any VIEWS that you created and saved for the fiscal year 2014 will need to be created again for 2015.  VIEWS do not rollover from year to year (a limitation of the system).

 
(Jun 30 2014) Armstrong Gateway Signage

(June 30, 2014) On June 25, 2014, work began on the construction of new "Gateway Signage" for Armstrong.  The project consists of the demolition of the existing sign along Abercorn Street (completed 6/25/14), and the installation of three new brick and cast stone entry signs, along with landscaping, lighting, and irrigation around all three signs.

 
(Jun 26 2014) Armstrong Bookstore Clearance Sale

(June 26, 2014) On Friday, June 27th and Monday, June 30th, all 'Atlantic' and old athletic logo merchandise in the Armstrong Bookstore will be reduced to 25% off the regular retail price (including clearance) items .

 
(Jun 25 2014) Announcement: Interim Appointments and New Hire for Business and Finance

(June 25, 2014) Ms. Jacque Stepherson has agreed to serve as Interim Director of Human Resources, effective July 7, 2014. 

 
(Jun 06 2015) Announcements from Business & Finance

(June 6, 2014) As we prepare to close the FY2014 year, please keep in mind that your departmental budgets must have sufficient funds to cover all of the routine and recurring monthly charges.  Those expenses may include copier rental and usage, telephones, postage assessed by the mailroom, print shop serivces, purchasing cards and bookstore charges.

 
(Jun 02 2014) Accounts Payable