RAPID Closeout Tool Version Dated 08/26/2021 Release

Dear Colleagues, ORA is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the RAPID Closeout Tool (version dated 08/26/2021). Please download the latest version of the tool, available in the ORA Online Resource Center. This latest version includes the following updates: Pre-award Expenditure Report (New!): Identifies expenses prior to the start date of the award. UCPath Reports Payroll Reports: … Read More

Postdoctoral Unallowable Benefits on NRSA Grants

Dear Colleagues, Composite Benefits Rates (CBR) for different employee groups are available on the Corporate Financial Services website. Per the NIH Grant Policy Statement Section 11 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards, costs normally associated with employee benefits (such as FICA, workman’s compensation, life insurance, union dues, and unemployment insurance) are unallowable. Such unallowable benefit costs compose 12.57% of … Read More

PAMS New Feature – Advanced Deliverables Search

Dear PAMS Users, We are excited to announce a new PAMS feature – Advanced Deliverables Search! This new page in PAMS allows you to search for financial deliverables assigned to your portfolio by using various search parameters. This new search capability will help with the monthly reconciliation of your portfolio, including submitting information needed to complete financial deliverables on-time. Under … Read More

2020-21 FYE Close – EFM Deadlines

Dear Colleagues, As a friendly reminder, Business and Finance Solutions (BFS) released the Schedule for the 2020-21 Fiscal Year Closing . In conjunction with BFS’s deadlines, the following dates are EFM’s deadlines for Department to submit FYE Closing Activities. Respectfully, Robert De Jesus, Accountant UCLA ORA-EFM | Research Finance Compliance Team Tel: 310.794.6997| Fax: 310.794.2852 Email: robert.dejesus@research.ucla.edu    

New Location of PAMS F&A Reconciliation Page

Dear PAMS Users, The F&A Reconciliation page in PAMS has been moved to a new location effective Monday, 1/11/21. You can now find the F&A Reconciliation page under the PAMS “Billing and Reporting” tab. All existing links to the F&A Reconciliation page, including the links under the Management Reports tab and the Closeout tab, will automatically redirect you to this … Read More

EFM Plans for 2020-21 Campus Winter Holiday Closure

Dear Colleagues, In observance of the UCLA Winter Holiday Closure, Extramural Fund Management will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020, and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021. For the Closeout Packets that were due by November 30, 2020 but not submitted to EFM, EFM will provide the results of its final expense review to departments by Tuesday, … Read More

Implementation of Revised Financial Closeout in UG to Final Financial Deliverable Due date in PAMS

Dear Colleagues, As announced at RAF, November 12th, financial closeout requirements in UG changed effective November 12, 2020. For everyone’s easy reference, the revised guidelines are included in this email and more information can be found in Uniform Guidance §200.344 Closeout. This announcement explains how ORA will implement this change to the due date of the final financial deliverables in PAMS. … Read More

UCPath Direct Retro Processing Schedule

Dear Colleagues, Please review the communication below from CRU regarding the UCPath Direct Retro Processing Schedule. More information can be found on CRU’s website. UCPath Direct Retro Processing Schedule (2020) The following schedule helps users identify the deadlines when Direct Retros must be approved in order to appear on the Labor Ledger and the UCLA General Ledger. As UCPath releases … Read More

ERS Effort Report Release – Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019

Dear Colleagues, EFM is pleased to announce that you can now access your department’s effort reports and begin the certification process for the following reporting periods: Reporting Period Non Academics and 11/12 Academics 9/12 Academics Summer 2018 N/A 06/01/18 – 09/30/18 Fall 2018 (modified) 08/01/18 – 12/31/18 08/01/18 – 10/31/18 Winter 2019 01/01/19 – 03/31/19 11/01/18 – 02/28/19 Please note … Read More