Prepare for Statewide Financial System Shutdown

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Published February 28, 2019

Statewide Financial System (SFS) is expected to be unavailable from March 28 through April 9, 2019 for State fiscal year-end processing.

“All state-funded transactions should be submitted to business offices no later than March 11, 2019 as every effort will be made to process them prior to the shutdown.”
Angie Rzeszut, Director of Accounts Payable, Travel and Procurement Card

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
  • Non-travel reimbursements to individuals
  • Honoraria
  • Interdepartmental invoices (IDI)
  • Personal Service Regular (PSR) journal transfers
  • Interagency journal transfers

SUNY Research Foundation, UB Foundation, Procurement Card and eProcurement transactions with UPS, Fisher, VWR, and Staples are NOT affected.

Navigate This Shutdown

  • Submit transactions to the business offices by March 11, 2019 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 11, 2019 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

Dominic LoTempio.

Dominic LoTempio

Director of Procurement Systems and Compliance

Purchasing, Procurement Services

Phone: 716-645-4503

Email: dsl4@buffalo.edu

Vendor Payments

Angie Rzeszut.

Angie Rzeszut

Director of Accounts Payable, Travel and Procurement Card

Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-4533

Email: rzeszut@buffalo.edu

Travel

Meg Mitchell.

Meg Mitchell

Manager

Travel, Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-4535

Email: memcdole@buffalo.edu

Non-travel Reimbursements to Individuals

Karen Buchheit.

Karen Buchheit

State Accounts Payable, Procurement Services

Phone: 716-645-4528

Email: kmb36@buffalo.edu

Honoraria

Karen Buchheit.

Karen Buchheit

State Accounts Payable, Procurement Services

Phone: 716-645-4528

Email: kmb36@buffalo.edu

Amanda Brown.

Amanda Brown

Manager

International HR Services

Phone: 716-645-4429

Email: amandab@buffalo.edu

PSR Journal Transfers

Jeremy Nebelecky.

Jeremy Nebelecky

State Accounting and Financial Reporting

Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-6060

Email: jeremyne@buffalo.edu

Interdepartmental Invoices (IDI)

Diane Walton.

Diane Walton

IFR, Revenue Accounting and Treasury Management

Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-2603

Email: dwalton@buffalo.edu

Interagency Journal Transfers

Erin Govern.

Erin Guiffrida

IFR, Revenue Accounting and Treasury Management

Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-2601

Email: erinhunt@buffalo.edu

Procurement Card

Angie Rzeszut.

Angie Rzeszut

Director of Accounts Payable, Travel and Procurement Card

Financial Management

Phone: 716-645-4533

Email: rzeszut@buffalo.edu

EProcurement

Linda Deni.

Linda Deni

Director of Procurement Operations

Purchasing, Procurement Services

Phone: 716-645-4501

Email: lindaden@buffalo.edu