Prepare for Statewide Financial System Shutdown

Published February 17, 2017

Statewide Financial System (SFS) is expected to be unavailable from March 30 through April 6, 2017 for State fiscal year-end processing.

“All state-funded transactions should be submitted to business offices no later than March 10, 2017 as every effort will be made to process them prior to the shutdown.”
Heidi A. Retzer, Director of Accounts Payable, Inventory and Travel

How Does This Shutdown Affect UB?

During this period, SUNY campuses and state agencies will not be able to process state procurement and financial transactions such as:

  • Purchase orders
  • Vendor payments
  • Travel
  • Petty cash, payments to individuals
  • Honoraria
  • Interdepartmental invoices (IDI)
  • Personal Service Regular (PSR) journal transfers
  • Interagency journal transfers

SUNY Research Foundation, University at Buffalo Foundation and eProcurement transactions with UPS, Fisher, VWR, and Staples are NOT affected.

Navigate This Shutdown

  • Submit transactions to the business offices by March 10, 2017 to help ensure the appropriate review and processing prior to shutdown.
  • Continue to submit all procurement and financial transactions during the shutdown.
  • Use your PCard to make allowable purchases.
  • Request reimbursement no later than March 10, 2017 for state-funded airfare paid by the traveler before the travel date. (Your department must pre-approve early reimbursement and, if your travel is canceled, you may need to reimburse UB.)

Contact an Expert

Purchase Orders

Vendor Payments

Supervisor

Annette Saraceno

State Accounts Payable

Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-4514

Email: als38@buffalo.edu

Travel

Meg Mitchell

Manager

Travel, Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-4535

Email: memcdole@buffalo.edu

Non-travel Reimbursements to Individuals

Karen Buchheit

State Accounts Payable, Procurement Services

Phone: 716-645-4528

Email: kmb36@buffalo.edu

Honoraria

Karen Buchheit

State Accounts Payable, Procurement Services

Phone: 716-645-4528

Email: kmb36@buffalo.edu

Amanda Brown

Manager

International HR Services

Phone: 716-645-4429

Email: amandab@buffalo.edu

PSR Journal Transfers

Administrative Units

Tricia Canty

State Account Management and Security, Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-2639

Email: tscanty@buffalo.edu

Academic Units

Deborah Schmigiel

State Accounting and Financial Reporting

Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-2635

Email: ds84@buffalo.edu

Interdepartmental Invoices (IDI)

Nancy Kreppenneck

State Accounting and Financial Reporting

Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-2661

Email: nak@buffalo.edu

Interagency Journal Transfers

Erin Guiffrida

IFR, Revenue Accounting and Treasury Management

Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-2601

Email: erinhunt@buffalo.edu

Procurement Card

Angie Rzeszut

Director of Accounts Payable, Travel and Procurement Card

Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-4533

Email: rzeszut@buffalo.edu

EProcurement

Renee Braun

eProcurement, Procurement Services

Phone: 716-645-4571

Email: braun@buffalo.edu