Fiscal Support Specialist Vikki Estes has taken a job as an Assistant to the Treasurer with Midview Local Schools. She will be handling the district payroll responsibilities. Her last day was March 25th. Vikki was an excellent addition to the Fiscal Support Team bringing 9 years of payroll experience and her expertise and documentation skills will be missed.
We have hired Savannah Buck to replace Vikki as our new Fiscal Support Specialist. Savannah’s first day is April 14th. Savannah completed her Bachelor of Arts in Communication work with the University of Akron in 2012 and is excited for the opportunity to learn the fiscal support role.
State Software Discussion
The Fiscal Team is keeping tabs on the developing OASBO/MCOECN/Munis accounting software situation. Within the next couple of months NEOnet plans to host a demo of the Tyler Munis Accounting Software for those interested in seeing and discussing the capabilities of the software. I recently attended a demonstration and it is very impressive. It appears to have the capability to combine virtually all record keeping programs we currently run for accounting, payroll and human resources into one fully integrated system. It IS however a modified accrual basis system which would require extra effort and the process is not far along enough to have established group pricing yet. When a demo is lined up I will send out an invite to all Treasurers.
Five Year Forecast Update Reporting Period
All city, local, exempted village, and joint vocational school districts are required to submit an updated FY13 five-year forecast by May 31, 2013. The May Update Period will open on Monday, April 1, and submissions will be processed on a daily basis through May 31. Any district that does not have a forecast submitted and processed before June 1 will be considered to have missed the statutory deadline. If you have any questions concerning this submission please email fiscal[at]neont[dot]org.
March 2014 USPS Release
The March 2014 release of USPS42 includes the addition of two new programs: SERSHIRE and STRSHIRE. These programs were created to support the electronic reporting of new hire information to the SERS and STRS retirement systems. These programs are both located on the RETIRE program menu. These programs will be discussed at the April 4th Roundtable meeting held by the Fiscal Team.
Office for iPad
Microsoft has made Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote free for the iPad! To download and install search for Microsoft Office in the App store and download. Follow this link for more information.
The next Treasurers Operating Committee meeting is Thursday, April 17th from 12:00 to 2:00.