1. Mileage Rate down half cent to $.575 as of 1/1/2020

    Jan 3, 2020

    IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2020

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business purposes.

    Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  2. Sales Tax Reconciliation

    Jan 2, 2020

    Sales tax liability reported in the previous year will be cleared with a journal entry from your cash balance in the miscellaneous designated fund If you wish to send a local check to cover the liability, please send with an OSU Extension Deposit Transmittal Form, using account 41225 and description “Sales Tax Liability”
  3. Faculty and Staff Appreciation Guidance

    Dec 9, 2019


    Departments/units should spend no more than $75/employee, per year for staff appreciation and events.  While this amount does not include rental fees for space, tables, chairs, etc., it does include all food, beverage, entertainment, games, and any gifts.  Keep in mind, all applicable tax rules must be followed if giving gifts to employees.

    Generally speaking, holiday parties and staff appreciation week events would be included in this category; and our guidance is these events should not include gifts/gift cards from University funding sources.

  4. PCard Policy Exceptions for Non-Contracted "Services"

    Dec 4, 2019

    There’s been a substantial increase in Policy Exceptions for non-contracted “services” paid with department PCards without completing the University’s pre-purchase requirements.  Below is information to share with users and PCard Department Card Managers.

    University Policy Overview:

  5. Blanket T# Info and How to Add Money to One

    Nov 26, 2019

    Once your travel budget is known then you can create a Blanket T# by going to in the Travel Request page, hit NEW. Select Affiliation, use 'Lookup Employee ID' and the Traveler Name, Email, Phone will be filled in. Click in the box to checkmark it for "Blanket Travel Request" and type a general statement about 'Business Purpose of Trip' that would cover your monthly travels. Departure Date - likely January 2, 2020 and Return Date June 30, 2020 can reflect a half-year for 2020 in preparation of the Workday transition.

  6. Vendor Set-up Form Update

    Nov 26, 2019

    Using a direct link to online forms is vital.  The vendor maintenance purchasing portal will only accept the latest version of the Vendor Setup Form- using this Vendor Maintenance/Vendor Setup Job Aid will help direct to the controller's page where the latest forms are found and will help guide you to fill them out.

  7. Travel Information Update

    Jun 6, 2019

    This Travel Information Update was presented to Support Staff at their May 2019 Conference.

    Covering topics from general travel information, to Blanket and single T#s, CTP, forms, car rental, Travel Links, PCard use for Travel, Columbus Hotels, Per Diem and more.

    Provided by: Extension Operations, Fiscal Team

    Jesse Buxton, Patty Corfman, Sarah Mays and Vickie Snyder

  8. Finance Update

    Jun 6, 2019

    This Finance Update was presented to Support Staff at their May 2019 Conference.

    Covering topics such as the recent changes of the Service Center and restructure, new job aids and forms on the Operations page, procurement and payment topics and more.

    Provided by: Extension Operations, Fiscal Team

    Jesse Buxton, Patty Corfman, Sarah Mays and Vickie Snyder


  9. OSU Extension Severe Weather Operating Procedures

    Dec 7, 2018

    In accordance with university policy during snowy and icy weather, the following short-term closing procedures must be followed for county-based Extension offices:

  10. Jeff McCutcheon – Assistant Director of Operations

    Aug 19, 2018

    April 20, 2018:
    Roger Rennekamp – associate dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and director, Ohio State University Extension