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Extension Operations

Ohio State University Extension



The OSU Extension Operations Team serves as an interface between OSU Extension and the central support units of CFAES and Ohio State.


  1. Spend Authorization Requirements When Third Party is Paying

    Feb 20, 2024

    When an employee is traveling for business and a third party is covering all the costs:

    A spend authorization should still be submitted, but it can be submitted for $1 using the Travel Incidentals expense item.

    It should be made clear in the business justification that a third party is paying all travel costs and no expenses will be processed through the University. It also needs to be clear the dates of travel, destination and purpose of the trip.

  2. Xero – Local Checking Account Software

    Jan 30, 2024

    Soon this winter all Extension offices with local checking accounts will transition their bookkeeping to a single cloud-based software platform called Xero. Extension Operations is currently piloting the software with six county offices. Transition to Xero will be mandatory and at no cost to county budgets.

    Benefits of Xero:

  3. Reconciliation Process

    Jan 30, 2024