U of A for Tomorrow Updates: March 31, 2022

U of A for Tomorrow updates for the week of March 31, 2022

31 March 2022

Here are the key U of A for Tomorrow updates from this week:


UAT profile: meet Karmeni

In this series, you got to know some of the people who have taken on new roles as part of the university's operating model. In this last installment of the series, meet Karmeni Govender, Academic Department Manager, Alberta School of Business.

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HR benefits, services, and support available to employees

While several HR and finance services related to operations have shifted from faculties and units to Shared Services, you may also be wondering how to complete HR and finance activities related to your employment with the U of A. This could include:

  • questions about your pay;
  • benefits and pension;
  • updating your personal information or submitting a legal name change;
  • managing life event changes such as maternity leave or retirement;
  • taking additional tax off;
  • requesting an employment verification letter; or
  • adding/removing a dependent.

Dozens of self-service actions are available to you 24/7, allowing you to problem solve immediately, and providing you with the fastest way to obtain answers and results.

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Groupize available tomorrow

Groupize is a new event management software solution that delivers end-to-end functionality for in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. Features and capabilities of the software include attendee registration, event templates, social media integration, payment collection (additional fees apply), reporting, and an app for attendees. There is no cost to use Groupize. View a demo of the software and get started here.

Procurement and Contract Management (PCM) will be holding an information session on Tuesday, April 26 from 10:00a.m. - 11:30 a.m. to answer questions about Groupize. All attendees should review the demo prior to attending. Users can also create a Groupize profile here.

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Tips for Travel, Expense Claims, and PCard Reconciliation

The processes for booking travel, claiming expenses, and reconciling PCards may be new to you. To support you in these areas, Shared Services would like to share the most common (and risky) travel, expense and PCard errors, the impacts to you, how to avoid them, and additional tips for clarity and expedited processing.

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A move to new purchasing processes on April 1, 2022

Since SET was launched, Procurement and Contract Management (PCM) has been reviewing and redesigning the expenditure strategy for goods and services across the university to find efficiencies and cost savings. On April 1, 2022, the following critical changes will be implemented:

  1. Mandatory use of Preferred Supplier Agreements (PSAs),
  2. Clear understanding and use of university purchasing methods,
  3. Multiple-quote process for non-PSA vendor purchases between $20,000 - $75,000,
  4. Discretionary oversight for Requests for Proposal (RFPs), and
  5. Process identification for Contract for Services.

Adherence to university purchasing policies, processes, and procedures will also be enacted.

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