June 7, 2017
Dear Principal Investigators and Research Administrators:
We would like to ask for your comments and input regarding a proposed change to our current release-time procedure in Sponsored Programs.
At this time, in order to process release-time, PI’s:
- Submit a ‘Request for Reimbursed Time’ to their MAR;
(The request is then approved and processed by the MAR, CSUN-Financial Services, TUC-Sponsored Programs and TUC-Financial Services)
- Receive a copy of CSUN invoice for the reimbursed time;
- Prepare a Check Request and submit it to TUC for the processing of payment.
We suggest eliminating Step 2 and 3. This would mean that PI’s no longer receive a copy of the CSUN invoice and will not need to complete a Check Request. Once the PI submits the initial “Request for Reimbursed Time, ’ it would directly result in the processing of payment to CSUN.
We intend to implement the new procedure on July 1, 2017.
Please let us know if you have any concerns regarding this new procedure.