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Flashpoints May 2014

In this May 2014 issue:

UNK Dining Services

Summer is near! 

UNK Dining Services will be shut down from May 9th at 2pm - May 18th. We will reopen The Market @27th on May 19th with summer hours (Monday - Friday 7-8 am, 11:30 am-1 pm and 5:30-6:30 pm - Saturday & Sunday 10:30 - 11:30 am, 4:30 - 6:30 pm). ​

Please go to our website for all summer events, specials, hours and pricing!  http://www.dineoncampus.com/unkearney/

Lower Rates for Cellular Service

Departments will now enjoy the same coverage, features, and support on cellular services at significantly lower prices. The most common smartphone plan, for example, will now cost 17% less per month. Importantly, these savings were obtained through contract and account changes that did not affect service levels.  The new pricing takes effect with the April 2014 Cellular Charges bill.

Please call 865-8430 with any questions or for more information.

Graduation Gift Idea

Loper Dollars make a great gift for a high school graduate who will be attending UNK next Fall. Loper Dollars can be used at all campus dining locations, the Antelope Bookstore, the UNK Technology Store, copiers, printers and vending machines. Remember, purchases at campus dining locations using Loper Dollars are discounted 20% automatically! Contact the Finance Office for more information at #8423.

Fiscal Year End Reference Guides

Several reference guides are available in Sapphire to assist you in understanding what happens to surplus budgets at the end of the year as well as fiscal year closing policies, procedures, dates and deadlines. See Sapphire > Reference Guides > UNK > Finance Office > Fiscal Year End. Please contact Jill Purdy at 8421 with any questions.

May 1, 2014 Biweekly Payroll Will Post to April Financial Reports

The May 1, 2014 biweekly payroll will be posted the night of April 28th with an April 28, 2014 posting date, with a line item text that reads "05/01/14 University Biweekly Payroll".

Departments Handling Credit Card Numbers

Departments who handle customer credit card information must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCIDSS).  PCI compliance mitigates risk, protects the University from the costs of a breach, and strengthens overall security. When the University complies with the PCIDSS, it not only protects itself, but also its students, employees, alumni and customers.

The requirements for departments include:

  • Approval by the Finance Office prior to acceptance of payment cards (credit or debit) as a means of payment regardless of the transaction method or technology used (e-commerce, POS device, in person, telephone, fax or mail).
  • Approval by Information Technology Services of all technology implementation to process any payment card transaction, including internet payment service providers such as PayPal.
  • Establish department procedures for safeguarding cardholder information and secure storage of data. An updated copy of these procedures signed by the department head must be submitted to the Finance Office annually.
  • Annual security control attestation to assure understanding of the requirements to comply with payment card merchant safeguards. Attestation form provided by the Finance Office.
  • Breach of security reported immediately to ITS at schroederd@unk.edu, Finance Office at purdyj@unk.edu, and Public Safety at hamakerm@unk.edu. If you suspect loss or theft of any materials containing cardholder data, you are required to report the incident as soon as possible. See Information Security Incident Reporting and Response Procedures. 
Contact Jill Purdy at #8421 with any questions.

For further information, please go to:

Business & Finance – Policies & Procedures

Orientation for New Employees to B & F Procedures

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