Guides, Manuals and Policies

Displaying 1 - 88 of 88. In addition to this list, you may also want to refer to University Policies and Procedures.

Title Purpose Last Updated
Accounts Codes Account Codes.  Link found on Procurement Website. 4/26/18
Amherst Bank Card This file is the powerpoint slideshow from Amherst Campus Bank Card Transition Information Sessions on 10/29/2020, 11/3/2020, 11/9/2020 and 11/12/2020. Click the file name. The file will download to your computer. The Controller's Office is available as a resource to the Amherst campus on how to... n/a
Amherst Campus Credit Card Information Policy UMass Amherst policy for accepting and handling Credit Card information. 5/18/17
Amherst Campus Policies Memorandum - Amherst Campus Policies 12/20/12
AP Look Up Payment Information, including special Handling How to look up payment information and also includes instructions ofr those instances when you need to pick up a check. 3/6/17
Business Expense Policy The Business Expense Policy applies to expenses incurred by a duly authorized University of Massachusetts employee or trustee conducting university business. A school or department may establish more restrictive guidelines and procedures than those covered by this policy. The policies below adhere... 12/10/18
Certificate of Insurance How to Request a Certificate of Insurance.  Open a tab and link to Office of the President web site and log in for access.  Then click on link for Certificate of Insurance to go directly to the page. n/a
Chartfield Lookup Job Aid Step by step Instructions for looking up chartfield information 12/14/20
Check (Non Payroll) Distribution Special handling of Non Payroll checks 11/27/18
Closing Dates - Monthly Financial [PDF] Monthly closing dates for FY21 7/7/20
Collection Security Guidelines The collection security guidelines provide internal controls designed to safeguard cash, checks and other types of tender received by departments. Some controls may not apply to every area but safeguards need to correspond to associated risk. Managers should ensure that their area is in compliance... 2/20/19
Commodity Codes Commodity Code list for Purchase Orders.  Link located on Procurement Website. 4/26/18
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bill Paying Policy and General Paying Policies Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bill Paying Policy and General Paying Policies 5/19/11
Controller's Office Internal Control Document Internal Control Procedure - used for document/transaction processing by the Financial Services division of the Amherst Campus of the University of Massachusetts. It details the procedures used for State-Appropriated Funds, Grants & Contracts and Non-Appropriated Funds. It further details the... 11/16/18
Core 5 Training 3/2/20
Cost Share Allowable Companion Funds Explanation of Cost Sharing on Sponsored Projects and list of allowable funds available for Cost Share. 11/27/18
Cost Share Training 11/16/18
Cost Transfer Policy Applies to all cost transfers to or from sponsored awards 2/25/20
Cost Transfers 4/9/21
Creating and Modifying Expense Reports PeopleSoft 9.2 guide to creating and modifying Expense Reports. 6/18/18
Direct Payment in BuyWays Job Aid for Direct Payment in BuyWays 7/7/17
Echo Sign Process for Subrecipient Invoices Adobe EchoSign Electronic Signature Process-Subrecipient Invoices 9/1/16
Endowment Budget Inquiry Job Aid Associated Revenue Budget Job Aid Use for Gift, RTF% and Endowment Funds. 9/2/08
Expenditure Classification Crosswalk The handbook includes the codes, code descriptions and instructions for the encumbering and expenditure of funds on requisitions/purchase orders. It does not include codes for Payroll, Employee Reimbursements, or Recharges, as they are inappropriate for use on requisitions/purchase orders. The... 3/9/17
Expenditure Classification for Reimbursements Accounts/Object Codes for Employee Reimbursement Handbook 6/2/14
Expiring Award Notice 11/16/18
Fabricated Equipment Cost on Federal Research Grants and Contracts Procedure The purpose of this Guidance is to define criteria and procedures for the inclusion of Fabricated Equipment on research projects sponsored by the federal government, so that such charges are in compliance with federal regulations and University policies. 10/11/12
Federal Trade Commissions Red Flag Rule Policy The Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) issued a regulation known as the Red Flag Rule that is intended to reduce the risk of identity theft. The Red Flag Rule applies to UM Amherst due to our participation in the Federal Perkins Loan program, the Nurse Faculty Loan Program, our institutional loan... 4/20/16
Financial Research Adminstration 7/8/19
Finding Award Documents in Summit Job Aid on how to view Award Documents within Summit. 11/14/13
Fly America Act and Open Skies Agreement Decision Tree 9/24/18
Fly America and Open Skies Training Fly America and Open Skies training 9/27/18
Fly America Policy 9/24/18
Foreign Vendor Document Requirements 9/28/18
Fraudulent Financial Activities The Board of Trustees has issued a Policy Statement on Fraudulent Financial Activities (Doc. T00-051, adopted August 2, 2000) [PDF]. Described herein are... n/a
Glacier Quick Guide 9/28/18
Grant Fund Crosswalk n/a
Guidance for Travelers 1/19/21
How to evaluate a cost to a Federally Sponsored Project 11/1/15
How to Generate / Resend Approvals Job Aid for Travel Registry - How to Generate / Resend Approvals 11/14/17
Insurance Information University of Massachusetts Insurance Information.  Link to Office of the President web site. n/a
Journal Attachment Instructions PSoft 9.1 has the ability to attach supporting documentation directly into your GL Journal. Should you chose this option you would not need to print your Journals as the support is electronically attached. 4/30/12
Journal Entry Guide The guide provides standards for users with access to journal entry workflow.  2/28/15
Journal Entry Import Instructions Instructions on how to import a Journal Entry Upload Spreadsheet into Administrative Accounting System. 2/1/12
Journal Workflow Guide A workflow guide for Journals in the Administrative Accounting System. 12/13/17
Lookup Budget Balance and Encumbrance How to check budget balances on the University PeopleSoft Financial Accounting System. 1/6/16
Lookup Cash Balance and Liabilities How to check cash balances on the University PeopleSoft Financial Accounting System. 1/6/16
Lookup Fund Balance Ho to look up Fund Balances on the University PeopleSoft Financial Accounting System. 1/6/16
Mileage Reimbursement Rate 4/1/21
MMARS Codes MMARS Codes.  Link found on Procurement Website. 4/26/18
OMB A-21 Quick Reference Tool 9/27/18
Participant Support Cost REU/RET Payments Procedure Participant Support Cost REU/RET Payments Procedure 4/14/16
Paymode Enrollment 7/30/18
PeopleSoft Fluid 9.2 User Guide Guide to get started with the new PeopleSoft Financials Interface. 6/12/18
PO Terms and Conditions Terms and Conditions - Amherst Specific n/a
Pre-Travel Authorization Pre-Travel Authorization Memo 3/8/17
Procurement Policy University of MA Procurement Policy n/a
Property Office Procedures Policy and Procedures to track of all University equipment and capital assets, conduct periodic inventory observations, and dispose of surplus equipment in accordance with Federal and State regulations and University policies. Equipment Tagging and Inventory Any purchase that meet the criteria of... 6/22/21
Quasi Endowment Transfer Policy Amherst campus departments may transfer restricted funds, primarily gift balances not expected to be used over a five year period, to the University foundation by creating quasi endowments.   9/1/08
Record Retention and Disposition Schedules Statewide Records Retention Schedule 5/26/17
Reimbursements to Resident Nonemployees Memo: To reduce paperwork currently needed to reimburse resident nonemployees it is no longer necessary to obtain a W-9. 12/18/15
Research Administration Financial Closeout of Awards 11/16/18
Research Trust Fund (RTF) Expenditure Guidelines The RTF policy of the University of Massachusetts is to comply fully with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 29, Section 6B (Federal Grant Funds; Definitions; Applications; Notice and Procedural Requirements; Restrictions on Expenditure of Funds; Institutions of Higher Learning). 4/28/89
Sale of Surplus Property Terms and Conditions 3/22/21
Sponsored Activities Fact Sheet n/a
Sponsored Grant Budget Levels A budget level defines the level of restriction for the use of funds provided by a Sponsor.  Within each level are unique Budget Account Codes that categorize how funds are to be expensed.  The budget level for an Award is determined according to to the Award terms and conditions.  Sponsored... 7/31/14
Student Payments - Power Point Presentation 5/4/18
Subrecipient Invoice Memo for Processing Invoices to Other UMass Campuses 3/2/20
Subrecipient Invoice Memo for Processing Invoices to Vendors 3/2/20
Subrecipient Invoice Processing Using DocuSign 3/3/20
Subrecipient Monitoring Procedures 7/8/19
Tax Status of The University Tax Status of the University. Net ID Log on required.  Link to Office of The President web site. n/a
Travel Manual To provide a uniform policy regarding approval and control of travel by employees on University business and to establish guidelines for the management of travel expenditures. This policy applies to all employees of the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.  1/30/20
Travel Registry Controller's Homepage n/a
Travel Registry Job Aids Job Aids for Travel Registry How to Register Your Own Travel... 7/24/19
Travel Registry-How to Approve Travel Job aid for Travel Registry - How to Approve Travel 11/14/17
Travel Registry-How to Register Proxy Travel Job aid for Travel Registry-How to register proxy travel 11/14/17
Travel Registry-How to Register Someone Else's Travel Job aid for Travel Registry-How to register someone else's travel 9/25/18
Travel Registry-How to Register Your Own Travel Job aid for Travel Registry-How to register your own travel. 11/14/17
Travel Registry-How to Search for Registries Job aid for Travel Registry-How to Search for Registries 11/14/17
Travel Registry-How to Set Up Blanket Travel Authorizations Job Aid for Travel Registry - How to Set Up Blanket Travel Authorizations 11/14/17
Travel to Mexico and Canada     Memorandum TO: Deans, Directors, Department Heads, and Travel Preparers FROM: Norm Gousy, Interim Controller DATE: December 22, 2017 SUBJECT: 2018 University Mileage Reimbursement Rate & Travel to Canada and Mexico The Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2017-204 outlining the increase... 1/12/18
Treasurer's Office Policies Treasurer's Office Policies.  External link to the Office of The President, Treasurer's Office. n/a
UMass Club in Boston - Campus Sponsored Events Memo to provide guidelines on campus sponsored events occuring at the UMass Clib in Boston. 2/23/06
University Employees and Political Campaigns Guidelines for University Employees and Political Campaigns 2/4/19
University Policies and Guidelines University Policies and Guidelines.  External Link to Office of The President. n/a
University Records Classification and Retention Matrix Records Retention and Disposition Matrix 5/26/17
Whistleblowing Policy Massachusetts General Laws c. 149, § 185 protects employees from retaliation for engaging in what is commonly known as "whistleblowing" activities. 8/28/17