Whats New for Salary Audit FY 2004 n New Security Model –You must access Sal/Lic via the new address in order to see the See Notes –If you cannot get in to the Lic/Sal web page using the new address, contact Doris McCain @ (919) 807-3731.
Whats New for Salary Audit FY 2004 n 1% Penalty will be applied to Prior Year Salary Audit Exceptions –New Policy goes to State Board in September
Whats New for Salary Audit FY 2004 n 1% Penalty will be applied to Prior Year Salary Audit Exceptions –You will have 90 days to clear exceptions After the 90 day letter –In other words, by Dec 31, 2003 –Also includes outstanding FY 2002 exceptions
Whats New for Salary Audit FY 2004 n 1% Penalty will be applied to Prior Year Salary Audit Exceptions cont. –Calculate 1% of State Overpaid shown on the Exception Impact Report
Whats New for Salary Audit FY 2004 n 1% Penalty will be applied to Prior Year Salary Audit Exceptions cont. –and calculate 1% of over-used months shown on Allotment Report - Months Allocated vs Months Used times monthly allotted salary
Whats New for Salary Audit FY 2004 n 1% Penalty will be applied to Prior Year Salary Audit Exceptions cont. –The salary overdraft information and penalty will be included on the Allotment Overdraft Report for 13th Period (JHA356EG) –Use the Penalty Payment option in BUD (AUPP) to pay the penalty. Be sure to flag as Prior Year.
Whats New for Salary Audit FY 2004 n No Bump List is on the Web n See Note information is on the Web n New Security Model n 1% Penalty will be applied to Prior Year Salary Audit Exceptions n Principal Salary Calculation n Announcement Page to tell LEAs when pay vouchers are inserted
Certified Salary Refunds/Adjustments n BUD Transactions for Certified Salary objects must have a parent/child relationship. n You must use the F6 key to create the offsetting entry. The F6 key creates the parent/child relationship. n Salary System will Reject BUD batches w/o Parent/Child relationship.
Form G n Licensure Section grants authority to the teachers who hold a masters degree in a non-teaching area.
Form G n As assignments change from year to year, LEAs request Licensure to grant placement on the M salary scale for teachers in a non-teaching education area.
Form G n There is a Web screen that lists of all individuals by LEA that are currently on the M salary schedule. n Each LEA needs to review the web page. n LEAs should send the FORM G to Licensure for any needed changes, additions or deletions. –Includes changes in school assignment
Salary Exceptions and the BUMP n DPI completed the experience BUMP on July 7, 2003. –This means that employees who worked 6 months or more, received an additional year of experience on their license. n The FY 2003 No Bump list is now online.
Salary Audit Group n We are part of the Information & Analysis Section in School Business n We are only a staff of 2, so please be patient when calling us. We will get back to you. n Personnel Policy Questions should go to School Personnel Support section of School Business.
Salary Administration/License System n Effective July 1, 1999, LEAs can pay workforce development teachers holding a restricted license from PRC 001 –Request approval from Licensure
Salary Administration/License System n Teacher Orientation –Licensure will notify Salary Audit staff of teachers who apply for initial license with more than 1 year of teaching or non- teaching experience –Must be paid PRIOR to April 1 –3 days of orientation pay based on certified salary of the employee
Auditing Tips n Salary Exceptions –Zero Salary assignment We will use the Salary/Licensure web screen to let you know if you have a license problem with your employee Audit Exception - Zero Salary Probably out-of- field Check Attachment A for required license area –See Note comments are now on Web
Audit Tips cont n Moving an employee from one position to another when employee is on installment pay –Make sure you inactivate current assignment –Re-create identical assignment with new budget code Note: Contact Software Vendor for further instruction
Audit Tips cont n Salary Splits for # of Days Employed –You cannot do these with BUD –Please contact Sherry Peele or Marie Houston n Drivers Education –DMV certification - Use Object Code 199
Audit Tips cont n Prior Year Salary Exceptions –When trying to correct w/in the same PRC, must submit a manual 202 n Correcting Prior Year w/ Data File –Be sure to flag as prior year –If correcting in July or August, be sure to flag as installment –Call your vendor if you are unsure of what to do
Audit Tips cont n Verify BUD batches –Check BUD Communication Forms before calling us! –If approved, verify to see if results were what you wanted –If not approved, check error message, and –Compare BUD entry with voucher inquiry screen, make corrections and resubmit if necessary
Audit Tips cont n Tips for BUD batches – Keep batches small Easier to balance Recommend 30 lines or less Future Release of BUD will limit # of lines in a batch –Submit batches frequently Do not wait until you have 10 or more batches before you release them
Audit Tips cont n Do not submit batches with multiple updates the same day –Wait until you have been notified that the batch has been approved, THEN submit another batch –DPI is working to enhance the salary system to accept multiple updates
Audit Tips cont n Verify your Allotment Management Report, which is on the Salary/Licensure web page.
BUD Fall Release n Changes for the No Child Left Behind legislation: 1) New Federal Transferability Accounts: –8100-721 TRANSFER IN (credit balance) –8100-722 TRANSFER OUT –Use these accounts to transfer: federal budget amendments, and transfer federal expenditures
BUD Fall Release n PRCs that can accept Transfers-In: –048 - DRUG FREE SCHOOLS –050 - ESEA CHAPTER 1 LEA BASIC PGM –059 - ESEA CHAPTER 2 FORMULA –103 - Improving Teacher Quality –107 - Educational Technology-Formula
BUD Fall Release n PRCs that can Transfer-Out: –048 - DRUG FREE SCHOOLS –059 - ESEA CHAPTER 2 FORMULA –103 - Improving Teacher Quality –107 - Educational Technology-Formula
BUD Fall Release contd 3) New BUD screen for federal transferability expenditures. êTransaction Type Inquiry (AITT) displays the new Tran Type (FTR) ê New option on the Adjustment Update Menu - Option #11 - AUFT
Error Messages n When installing a BUD Release/PTF, the system may generate Error Messages. n STOP!
Error Messages n Do not press enter or select an option to Cancel, Dump, Ignore, or Retry. n Print the error message before you call the Customer Response Center for assistance. n Do not sign off after you print the error message.
Error Messages n Call the Customer Response Center at 919-807-HELP (4357) to report the error message. n Tell the dispatcher that you are installing a BUD Release/PTF.
Contacting the DPI Customer Response Center n Call 919-807-HELP (4357) and speak to a dispatcher or leave a voice mail message. n E-Mail the Customer Response Center: email@example.com@dpi.state.nc.us
Contacting the DPI Customer Response Center n Call the Customer Response Center at 919-807-HELP (4357) if you have questions on: –How to Use the BUD System –Help Screen Error Messages/Bugs –How to Install BUD Releases or PTFs
How to Log a Call at the Customer Response Center n Give the dispatcher your LEA Number. n Your Name and Telephone Number. n Identify BUD as the application you are using. n Provide a detailed description of your problem.
How to Log a Call at the Customer Response Center n Provide the Customer Response Center with a print out of the error message. n Send the fax to 919-807-3246.
Verify Distribution Queue Status n Status should read, waiting n If status reads, retry-fail or retry-wait: – type 3 in the option column to place queue on hold, –then 6 in the option column to release the queue n Press F5 to see if the numbers decrease in the Current column to 0.
Verify Distribution Queue Status n Status column should change to waiting. n If the Status does not change to waiting, contact your AS/400 Operator. n AS/400 Operator should verify the SIPS line and controller are active.
Verify Distribution Queue Status n If line and controller are not active, vary both of them off and back on. n If the status still does not change to sending or waiting, call the DPI Customer Response Center at 919-807- HELP (4357).
Missing Communication Forms? n Sign on to BUD as BUDPUSER n As you sign on as BUDPUSER, the Display Messages screen will appear if you have received any communication from DPI.
Missing Communication Forms? n Review and Delete your messages, then press Enter to continue signing on to the BUD System. n Go to the Fast Path Field and enter SURF –This can be done from any menu screen within BUD –SURF will call the SUUF (Update Files) program
Missing Communication Forms? n If you are still missing communication forms and it has been at least five days after sending batch to DPI, get the transaction type(s) and batch number(s) for the missing batches n Call Customer Response Center at 919-807- HELP (4357). DPI will send you the communication forms again.
Other Ways to Access Communication Forms n For Federal Communications –FICF - Federal Communication Inquiry Screen –FRCF - Federal Communication Report
n For Adjustment Communications –AICF - Adjustment Communication Inquiry Screen –ARCF - Adjustment Communication Report –Press F8 - Item Comment from any Inquiry Screen to view the comments Other Ways to Access Communication Forms
Copy Batches Denied by DPI n Only Copy Batches with a batch status of D on the AICF Screen n Purpose is to correct errors in the Batch without having to key the batch again.
n Copied Batch has the same Batch Number, but uses the current date for the Batch Creation Date n Once the Batch is copied, the Batch Status code becomes a C n Batches can only be copied once Copy Batches Denied by DPI
n Once errors are corrected, the batch is submitted to DPI for processing n LEAs should not interface to their GL when batches are resubmitted Copy Batches Denied by DPI
General BUD Information Chart of Accounts Inquiry/Reports
Chart of Accounts Inquiry n Enter AICA in the Fast Path field to access the Chart of Accounts Inquiry Screen. n Press Enter. n When the screen is first displayed, it is blank. n Type the fund and PRC you want to view and press Enter.
Federal Chart of Accounts n The Federal Sub-System has COA information also: –FIPO – Chart of Accounts Inquiry Screen –FRPO – Chart of Accounts Report
Federal Chart of Accounts n Enter FIPO in the Fast Path field to access the Chart of Accounts Inquiry Screen. n Press Enter. n When the screen is first displayed, it is blank with a 3 hard coded in the fund field. n Type the PRC you want to view and press Enter.
Another Note n Receive your files at least weekly! –Receive files daily in June. n The Financial Vendors verify your State and Federal account entries against the COA in BUD. n This allows you to correct the account at the point of entry - Payroll and Accounts Payable.
Allotments and Carryover Amounts n Points to remember: –You must amend your budget if the allotment or carryover amount change after submitting the initial budget. –DPI transmits Allotment information twice a month. Be sure and receive your BUD files on a regular basis.
Notes About Amending the Budget n An amendment cannot be deleted. n Line items cannot be deleted. They can be zeroed out. n You may only delete line items added in the current amendment.
How do you adjust an invalid account code on an amendment? n Select the invalid account code by typing C for change n Reverse out the full amount
How do you adjust an invalid account code on an amendment? AMENDMENT PRC 17 C 3.5100.17.312.000.000.00 Approved Adjusted Revised 10,000.00 10,000.00- 0
System Information - Sending to DPI - Security
Sending to DPI n The information will be sent to DPI if the error is preceded by the word Warning Warning: Account code not found in your G/L System n The information cannot be processed and sent to DPI if the error is a hard stop error: Acct code not found in your G/L System
Sending the Initial Budget n Use SUIB to create the Initial Budget file to send to DPI. NOTE: The budget will not transmit to DPI if any error conditions exist. Check your printouts to be sure there are no errors. n The Finance Officer and a designee should be the only ones with access to this program.
Sending the Initial Budget n Do you want to post the budget to your GL? –Set Update GL option – Y if you want to interface with your GL, or N to not interface. –The default is set on Budget Options Update (FUOT) screen. –You have the opportunity to set the option as you send each PRC.
Sending the Budget Amendment n Use SUAB to create the Amendment/Transfer file to send to DPI. –WARNING: The budget will not transmit to DPI if any error conditions exist. Check your printouts to be sure there are no errors. n The Finance Officer and a designee should be the only ones with access to this program.
Sending the Budget Amendment n Do you want to post the amendment/transfer to your GL? –Set Update GL option – Y if you want to interface with your GL, or N to not interface. –The default is set on Budget Options Update (FUOT) screen. –You have the opportunity to set the option as you send each PRC.
Sending Batches to DPI n Use Close Batch and Send to DPI (SUCB) option to send: –Transfers –Refunds –Salary Adjustments –Penalty Payments –Transportation Refunds –New Federal Expense Transferability
Sending Batches to DPI n The system will default to the current processing month. n Change the processing period to the prior month, if needed.
DPI Processing Periods n July - 1 n August - 2 n September - 3 n October - 4 n November - 5 n December - 6 n January - 7 n February - 8 n March - 9 n April - 10 n May - 11 n June - 12
DPI Processing Rules n DPI does not process Automated 202s on the last two working days of the month. –Example: August 28-29, 2003 would not be approved until the September 2, 2003. n When you send a Refund, the cash entry is always posted using the current month regardless of the processing period requested.
Notes About BUD Security n You can secure Federal Budgets and Amendments by program/screen and PRC n You can allow someone to create a planning budget, yet only allow the Finance Officer to send it to DPI
Notes About BUD Security n You can give someone inquiry access only: –COA –Communication Forms n Use Update User Information (SUUI) program on the System Tables Menu (STMU)
Notes About AS/400 Profiles n You can set a User Profile to go straight to the BUD Main Menu –eliminates chgcurlib budp command n You can set a user profile to print reports to the queue. Then the user can review the reports online and only print when necessary - especially the System Update (SUUF) audit reports.
How Do I? n If you have questions: – about AS/400 profiles or – BUD Security Please call the Customer Response Center.