New or revised policies implemented this month
  • Fiscal Policy – Rule 03-140-501 Communication Services
    • After implementing the fiscal policy for Communications Allowance earlier this year (replacing FIS 410-02 & 410-33), it was discovered that another related policy existed for Internet Services and Other Mobile Devices (previously FIS 410-30).  As a result, a new version of the recently implemented fiscal policy has been developed to incorporate information from all three of the old FIS policies.  This new policy provides further clarification on options available to employees who use a personal communication device and/or internet service for business purposes.
 
Introduction

Click on this link to the Introduction to learn more about the Fiscal Policy Program and how to navigate through the online manual.

 
New Website

This is a new site, and several areas are still under development.  Please email fiscal.policy@oregonstate.edu to notify us of any broken links, incorrect, missing or unclear information.  You will not generally receive a response, but all valid issues will be corrected in a timely manner.

 
Our Current Effort

The Fiscal Policy Program (FPP) is in the process of converting the Fiscal Operations (FIS) Manual to this new Fiscal Policy Manual.  This will include a thorough review of each policy to ensure the following:

  • The purpose (fiscal principles) and intent (rationale) are clear and reasonable;
  • The content is consistent with university policies and standards, as well as the strategic plan of the Division of Finance and Administration;
  • The content is relevant, aligned with the current governance structure and any reference to OUS has been removed; and
  • The standardized format, numbering convention and new status fields are updated.

This is a significant undertaking that will take time.  At this point, all FIS policies have been transferred to the new manual, but you may notice some significant differences from what you have been accustomed to seeing, such as:

  • Policies that overlap or work together have been identified and are now organized together under one fiscal rule.  As policies are reviewed and updated the content will be merged together as a single fiscal rule.
  • The numbering convention has changed as described above in the Structure section.
  • The header of each fiscal rule includes a reference to the FIS policy number(s) being replaced, as well as new status fields used to track and summarize useful information used for the Status Report, which allows you to monitor information and activity related to fiscal policy.