August 21, 2006 AUGUST 2006
Reminder: PSC Policy Page Revised
Employees Receive Direct Deposit Regular visitors to our web site – www.cu.edu/psc – will have
noticed a recent change in the name and design of the former
Do your faculty and staff members get reimbursed for travel or PSC Policies web page. Now titled, PSC Procedural
other business expenses? Have some of them been out of the Statements, this site has been redesigned to reflect the
office over the summer months? If so, you might want to help underlying authority: the University’s Administrative Policy
bring them up to date on direct deposit of employee reimburse- Statements, or APS. In addition, the PSC statements have been
ments. rearranged in alphabetical order by procedure name, paralleling
We encourage our newsletter readers to share this important the APS web site and making the procedures easier to find.
enhancement with their colleagues. Please let them know that In general, the PSC Procedural Statements (PPS) provide
employees now receive their PSC payments as direct deposits instruction to University of Colorado organizational units on
into their main bank account (as identified for payroll). You can how to comply with specific aspects of the University’s
designate a different account for your reimbursements by Administrative Policy Statements and other University, State,
submitting the Direct Deposit Modification (DDM) form – it’s and Federal regulations. These procedures cover the areas of
available on the PSC Forms page at www.cusys.edu/psc/forms/. purchasing and payables, including travel.
Looking for an easy way to get everyone on the same page? Print Please note that italicized words in any of the PPS documents
out the announcement and memo on the PSC web site – can be found in the APS Dictionary…and we handily provide a
www.cu.edu/psc -- or point your fellow employees to that site. link to the Dictionary from the procedures page.
It’s an easy link from there. Questions on the PSC Procedural Statements? Contact the
Finance & Procurement Help Desk at 303.315.2846 or email
CU EthicsLine in Place PSCHelpDesk@cu.edu.
We are pleased to announce that the new CU EthicsLine service –
operated by the independent company, EthicsPoint – is now Dell Battery RECALL
operational. The EthicsLine provides employees with an Did your organizational unit purchase a Dell notebook com-
anonymous method for reporting fiscal misconduct and other puter (Latitude™, Inspiron™, XPS™, or Dell Precision Mobile
concerns. Workstation™) between April 1, 2004 and July 18, 2006?
You can make a report via the internet site, or via the phone. The If you did, you should be aware that Dell has voluntarily issued
service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more a recall of certain batteries, sold with these models of Dell
information, please refer to the Department of Internal Audit web notebook computers or separately as secondary batteries. Under
site: www.cusys.edu/audit/fraud.html. To make a report, call the rare conditions, it is possible for these batteries to overheat and
toll-free telephone number (1.800.677.5590) or go online to pose a risk of fire.
How do you know if your computer batteries are affected by
Help from Corporate Express Printed on the batteries are the words Dell and either Made in
You always need office supplies…and now you have an easier Japan or Made in China or Battery Cell Made in Japan
way to meet those needs. Assembled in China. To learn if your batteries are subject to the
Our mandatory office supply contract vendor, Faison/Corporate recall, go to www.dellbatteryprogram.com. If they are,
Express, has created new Customer Care numbers exclusively for immediately discontinue use of the battery and power your
CU. To take advantage of this special service, you can telephone system using only the AC adapter and power cord until your
the company at 1.800.434.0924, or fax them at 1.800.434.0925. replacement battery arrives.
Do you have questions on office supplies? Dell provides instructions on how to return recalled batteries
and how to obtain replacements on the web site referenced
You can always contact your purchasing agent specialist, Ed
above. For additional questions not covered on the recall
Dinkins, by calling 303.315.2791 or emailing him at
website, call Dell toll-free: 1.866.342.0011, Mon-Fri, 8:00
a.m.-6:00 p.m. CST.
PSC Closes Wed., 8/23, p.m.
The PSC will be closed for a staff event on Wednesday
Published University of Colorado System Editor: Normandy Roden
by: Financial Compliance Office Associate Director afternoon, August 23.
Campus Box 124 P.O. Box 173364 303.315.2825
Denver, Colorado 80217-3364 email@example.com