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The CTR Weekly Update provides information about the work of the Office of the Comptroller, its mission, and its initiatives relevant to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Weekly Update is typically delivered on Wednesdays.

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The following key contacts receive the Weekly Update: Chief Fiscal Officer, Internal Control Officer, MMARS Liaison, Payroll Director, Legal Counsel, Security Officer. If there are changes to your agency’s key contacts, the Key Contacts Update Form should be completed and signed by your agency head. Once the form has been submitted to CTR, changes will be made to the email distribution list and individuals will begin to receive the Weekly Update.

All users requesting MMARS access will be automatically subscribed to the Weekly Update.

Support can be provided by the CTR Solution Desk.

Most Recent Weekly Update

MMARS and LCM availability, UPDATE: Bill Payments Policy, Internal Control Certification Reminder - Past Due, Department Head Annual Review and Approval of Statewide Enterprise Systems – Past Due, Close/Open Upcoming Dates, Ask the Expert Sessions with the Ledger Unit, Summary Receivables Boot Camp, Watch Close/Open Boot Camps on Demand, Posting Non-Central Draw Federal Grant Revenue to FY2024

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FY2025

July 10, 2024

MMARS and LCM availability, UPDATE: Bill Payments Policy, Internal Control Certification Reminder - Past Due, Department Head Annual Review and Approval of Statewide Enterprise Systems – Past Due, Close/Open Upcoming Dates, Ask the Expert Sessions with the Ledger Unit, Summary Receivables Boot Camp, Watch Close/Open Boot Camps on Demand, Posting Non-Central Draw Federal Grant Revenue to FY2024

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July 2, 2024

Interim Budget Guidance, MMARS and LCM availability, No Federal Grant Draw during week of July 8, Close/Open Upcoming Dates, Period 12 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, Ask the Expert Sessions with the Ledger Unit, Summary Receivables Boot Camp, Watch Close/Open Boot Camps on Demand, Posting Non-Central Draw Federal Grant Revenue to FY2024

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FY2024

June 26, 2024

Close/Open Upcoming Dates, Ask the Expert Sessions with the Ledger Unit, Summary Receivables Boot Camp, Close/Open Boot Camps On Demand, No Federal Grant Draw during Week of July 8, Period 12 Payroll, Fringe, & Indirect Tax

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June 18, 2024

CashPro users urged to verify website, No federal grant draw week of July 8, Internal Control Certification, Department Head Annual Review and Approval of Statewide Enterprise Systems, Beware of Spoofed Web Search Results, Vendor File Cleanup

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June 12, 2024

HR/CMS User Group Meeting, MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, Encumbrance (Contract) Roll Update, Encumbrance processing when two Fiscal Years are open, Close/Open Upcoming Dates, Account Code Rollover, Ask the Expert Sessions with the Ledger Unit, Close/Open Boot Camps, Vendor File Clean Up, Federal Grant Reminder and Training

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June 5, 2024

Office of the Comptroller files Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. VCC/VCM Update, Encumbrance (Contract) Roll Update. Encumbrance processing when two Fiscal Years are open, Close/Open Upcoming Dates Ask the Expert Sessions with the Ledger Unit, Close/Open Boot Camps, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-19: Earnings Code Processing, During the Split Year Pay Period, Vendor File Clean Up, Federal Grant Reminder and Training, Account Code Rollover, HR/CMS User Group Agenda, MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks

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May 29, 2024

Internal Control (ICC) Drop In Sessions, Close/Open Upcoming Dates, Ask the Expert Sessions with the Ledger Unit, Close/Open Boot Camps, Contact the CTR Solution Desk, JUNE 12: HR/CMS User Group Agenda, MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks

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May 22, 2024

Close/Open Upcoming Dates, Encumbrance Suspension, HR/CMS User Group, MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks

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May 15, 2024

JUNE 12: HR/CMS User Group Agenda, Close/Open Upcoming Dates, Close/Open Boot Camps, NOW AVAILABLE: Internal Control Certification PowerForm, Receipt of Trust Document (RT) and Trust Voucher Document (TV) submission deadline, MAY 24: Final day before A&F $50K rule for Executive Departments, MAY 30: Encumbrance Suspension, MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-17: Annual Department Head Internal Controls

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May 8, 2024

JUNE 12: HR/CMS User Group, Expenditure Classification Handbook Consolidated into one document for ease of reference and navigation, Close/Open Upcoming Dates, MAY 15: Receipt of Trust Document (RT) and Trust Voucher Document (TV) submission deadline, MAY 24: Final day before A&F $50K rule for Executive Departments, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-17: Annual Department Head Internal Controls, Federal Grant Reminder/Training, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week

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May 1, 2024

Expenditure Classification Handbook Consolidated into one document for ease of reference and navigation, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-17: Annual Department Head Internal Controls Period 10 (April) Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, Close/Open Meeting Week: May 6-9, Federal Grant Reminder and Training, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week

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April 24, 2024

MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, PRF84 Payment Solutions Contract - Immediate Action Required to Prevent Payment Disruption DocuSign New Branding Scheme, Master Agreement Reminder, Enroll Now in Close/Open Boot Camps, Close/Open Meeting Week: May 6-9

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April 17, 2024

DocuSign New Branding Scheme, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week: DocuSign Branding Changes – Make sure to Verify Senders, Fiscal Year Memo 2025-01: Proposed Fringe Benefit and Payroll Tax Rates, Master Agreement Reminder, Close/Open Meeting Week: May 6-9, Enroll Now in Close/Open Boot Camps, Enroll Now in Close/Open Drop-In Session, Close/Open FY2024 Executive Encumbrance Deadline Memo, Close/Open FY2024 Independents Encumbrance Deadline Memo, Department Security Officer (DSO) Virtual Drop-In Session, MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, PRF84 Payment Solutions Contract - Immediate Action Required to Prevent Payment Disruption

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April 10, 2024

MMARS and LCM Availability, Fiscal Year Memo 2025-01: Proposed Fringe Benefit and Payroll Tax Rates, Master Agreement Reminder, Close/Open Meeting Week: May 6-9, Enroll Now in Close/Open Boot Camps, Enroll Now in Close/Open Drop-In Session, Close/Open FY2024 Executive Encumbrance Deadline Memo, Close/Open FY2024 Independents Encumbrance Deadline Memo, UPDATE: HR/CMS Upgrade - April 14, 2024, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week, Department Security Officer (DSO) Virtual Drop-In Session, MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, PRF84 Payment Solutions Contract - Immediate Action Required to Prevent Payment Disruption

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April 3, 2024

BEST Program Financial Reports Survey, Close/Open FY2024 Executive Encumbrance Deadline Memo, Close/Open FY2024 Independents Encumbrance Deadline Memo NEW: Close/Open Meeting Week: May 6-9, Enroll Now in Close/Open Boot Camps, Enroll Now in Close/Open Drop-In Session, Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, HR/CMS Update, Department Security Officer (DSO) Virtual Drop-In Session, MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, PRF84 Payment Solutions Contract - Immediate Action Required to Prevent Payment Disruption

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March 27, 2024

Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, PRF84 Payment Solutions Contract - Immediate Action Required to Prevent Payment Disruption, Enroll Now in Close/Open Boot Camps, Enroll Now in Close/Open Drop-In Session, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week

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March 20, 2024

Enroll Now in Close/Open Boot Camps, Enroll Now in Close/Open Drop-In Session, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week, CTR Statewide Learning, MMARS and LCM Availability

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March 13, 2024

Enroll Now in Close/Open Boot Camps, Close/Open Drop-In Session, Be wary of "official" government communications

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March 6, 2024

HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Electronic Forms 1095-C now available through HR/CMS Employee Self Service, Encumbrances Close/Open Boot Camps Coming Soon, Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges

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February 28, 2024

FY2024 Mid-Year Open and Aged Summary Receivables Billing Report, HR/CMS User Group Meeting Agenda, Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, Vendor/Customer On-Demand Learning Opportunities, New CTR LMS Learner Features, Immediate Action Required to Prevent Payment Disruption - PRF84 Payment Solutions Contract

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February 21, 2024

Comptroller files Fiscal Year 2023 Statutory Basis Financial Report, FY2024 Mid-Year Open and Aged Summary Receivables Billing Report, HR/CMS User Group Meeting Agenda, Vendor/Customer Learning Opportunities, New CTR LMS Learner Features, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week,, Immediate Action Required to Prevent Payment Disruption - PRF84 Payment Solutions Contract

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February 14, 2024

MMARS and LCM Availability, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-16: Tax and Payroll Updates for Fiscal Year 2024, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-15: Office of the Comptroller's Fiscal Year 2024 Single Audit Chargeback, Immediate Action Required to Prevent Payment Disruption - PRF84 Payment Solutions Contract

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February 7, 2024

Fiscal Year Memo 2024-13: Mid Year Capital Asset Inventory Review, Period 07 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, Immediate Action Required to Prevent Payment Disruption - PRF84 Payment Solutions Contract

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January 31, 2024

Forms 1099 now available through VendorWeb, Electronic Forms W-2 now available through HR/CMS Employee Self-Service, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-13: Mid Year Capital Asset Inventory Review, Period 07 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, FY2024 Mid-Year Open and Aged Summary Receivables Billing Report, Immediate Action Required to Prevent Payment Disruption - PRF84 Payment Solutions Contract

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January 24, 2024

Electronic Forms W-2 now available through HR/CMS Employee Self-Service, Ask the Experts - Vendor/Customer Management Virtual Session Cybersecurity Tip of the Week, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-13: Mid Year Capital Asset Inventory Review, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-14: Late Penalty Interest Rate, Ensure department contacts are up-to-date

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January 17, 2024

Commonwealth of Massachusetts awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 33rd consecutive year Ask the Experts - Vendor/Customer Management Virtual Session NEW: Fiscal Year Memo 2024-14: Late Penalty Interest Rate Fiscal Year Memo 2024-13: Mid Year Capital Asset Inventory NEW: Ensure department contacts are up-to-date Master Agreement Reminder Cybersecurity Alert: Vendor imposter scam targeting municipalities, vendors

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January 10, 2024

MMARS and LCM Availability (Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday), Fiscal Year Memo 2024-13: Mid Year Capital Asset Inventory, Master Agreement Reminder, Ask the Experts - Vendor/Customer Management Virtual Session

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January 3, 2024

Period 06 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, Ask the Experts - Vendor/Customer Management Virtual Session, Form 1098-F (Government Fines and Penalties), Cybersecurity Tip of the Week

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December 27, 2023

Fiscal Year Memo 2024-10: Department Security Officer Review and Approval of Statewide Enterprise Systems Security, MMARS and LCM Availability (New Year's Day), Fiscal Year Memo 2024-12: 2023 Tax Reporting and Year End Processing, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-11: 1099 Guidance/Issuing and Filing IRS Forms 1099 for Tax Year 2023, Form 1098-F (Government Fines and Penalties)

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December 20, 2023

Fiscal Year Memo 2024-12: 2023 Tax Reporting and Year End Processing, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-11: 1099 Guidance/Issuing and Filing IRS Forms 1099 for Tax Year 2023, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-10: Department Security Officer Review and Approval of Statewide Enterprise Systems Security Access, Form 1098-F (Government Fines and Penalties), Cost of Living Increases, Retro Payments will be processed simultaneously; paychecks issued with a check date of Friday, December 22, Update to Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Authorization Form

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December 6, 2023

Cost of Living Increases, Retro Payments will be processed simultaneously; paychecks issued with a check date of Friday, December 22, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Update to Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Authorization Form, New Payroll Public Records Exemption alert in HR/CMS, updates to policy and form Fiscal Year Memo 2024-10: Department Security Officer Review and Approval of Statewide Enterprise Systems Security Access, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-09: Office of the Comptroller's FY2024 MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, PowerDMS Drop-In Session recording, Period 05 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges

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November 29, 2023

New Payroll Public Records Exemption alert in HR/CMS, updates to policy and form, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-09: Office of the Comptroller's FY2024 MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, PowerDMS Drop-In Session recording, HR/CMS User Group Meeting Agenda, Period 05 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, Updated Interdepartmental Service Agreement (ISA) Policy and Form

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November 21, 2023

New Payroll Public Records Exemption alert coming to HR/CMS, updates to policy announced, No federal grant draw during week of November 27, HR/CMS User Group Meeting Agenda, Updated Interdepartmental Service Agreement (ISA) Policy and Form

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November 15, 2023

Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges FY2024 Periods 3 & 4, December 6: Next HR/CMS User Group Meeting - Hybrid, REMINDER: Updated Interdepartmental Service Agreement (ISA) Policy and Form. FY2024 Payroll Tax and Fringe Benefit Rates Approved

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November 8, 2023

Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, FY2024 Payroll Tax and Fringe Benefits Rates Approved, Updates to Federal Grant Accounting and Reporting Policy, Federal Grant Activation Reconciliation Course, Cybersecurity Panel for Commonwealth Leadership, PowerDMS Drop-In Session, No federal grant draw during week of November 27

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November 1, 2023

Updates to Federal Grant Accounting and Reporting Policy, Federal Grant Activation Reconciliation Course, Cybersecurity Panel for Commonwealth Leadership, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week, CTR Cyber with Sec. Jason Snyder, PowerDMS Drop-In Session, No federal grant draw during week of November 27, Re-encumbrance of lapsed amounts

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October 25, 2023

PAUSE VERIFY REPORT on the go and travel, Re-encumbrance of lapsed amounts, Internal Award Reference in MMARS for CT/Internal Departmental Service Agreements (ISA)s, DynaCash Mid-Year Check In Session

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October 18, 2023

PAUSE VERIFY REPORT at work, Internal Award Reference in MMARS for CT/ISAs, DynaCash Mid-Year Check In Session

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October 11, 2023

PAUSE VERIFY REPORT while teleworking, Close/Open Look Ahead, Master Agreement Reminder

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October 4, 2023

A message from Comptroller William McNamara on Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Request for Enterprise Systems Access through EOTSS ServiceNow, Master Agreement Reminder, DocuSign Tip of the Month: Envelope Reports

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September 27, 2023

Request for Enterprise Systems Access through EOTSS ServiceNow, Fiscal Year Memo 2024-07: Potential Federal Government Shutdown, ASAP and ECHO Payment Systems Year-End Close Out Processing, Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off next week

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September 20, 2023

CTR Solution Desk, ASAP and ECHO Payment Systems Year-End Close Out Processing, Accounting Period 01, Period 02 Charges Delayed, Updated Interdepartmental Service Agreement (ISA) Policy and Form

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September 13, 2023

HR/CMS User Group Meeting, CTR Solution Desk, Accounting Period 01, Period 02 Charges Delayed, Updated Interdepartmental Service Agreement (ISA) Policy and Form

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September 6, 2023

CFO Spending Report Dashboard updated for Budget Fiscal Year 2024, Accounting Period 01, Period 02 Charges Delayed, Updated Interdepartmental Service Agreement (ISA) Policy and Form, InTempo permanently inaccessible, “Signing” in DocuSign – What Does it Mean?

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August 30, 2023

Key Contacts Update Form available in DocuSign, InTempo permanently inaccessible, Cash Deposit Adjustment (CD1) Form for Non-Federal Grants Funds, Clear All Sweep Accounts, Payroll Refund Receipt Voucher (PRRV) Processing, Accounting Period 13 Payroll Fringe, and Indirect Cost Charges, Updated Interdepartmental Service Agreement (ISA) Policy and Form, Treasury State Agreement

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August 23, 2023

InTempo permanently inaccessible, Cash Deposit Adjustment (CD1) Form for Non-Federal Grants Funds, Higher Education FY2023 Receipt of Trust and Trust Voucher Documents, Accounting Period 13 Payroll Fringe, and Indirect Cost Charges, Treasury State Agreement, PRF84 Payment Solutions Contracts Active in COMMBUYS, Federal Grant Reminder, HR/CMS User Group Meeting

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August 16, 2023

InTempo permanently inaccessible, Cash Deposit Adjustment (CD1) Form for Non-Federal Grants Funds, PRF84 Payment Solutions Contracts Active in COMMBUYS, Periodic Allotment and Ad hoc Allotments, Federal Grant Reminder, HR/CMS User Group Meeting

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August 9, 2023

Updated Interdepartmental Service Agreement (ISA) Policy and Form, Federal Grant Reminder, Higher Education FY2023 Receipt of Trust and Trust Voucher Documents, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Second Interim Budget Guidance, Higher Education Audit Guidance, Fiscal Year 2023 GAAP Instructions

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August 2, 2023

Updated Interdepartmental Service Agreement (ISA) Policy and Form, Accounting Period 01 Fringe Benefits, Payroll Tax, and Indirect Cost Charges Delayed, Department Head Signature Authorization in MMARS Policy Updated, DocuSign Tip of the Month, Higher Education Audit Guidance, Fiscal Year 2023 GAAP Instructions, Schedule of SEFA COVID-19 identification classification and research and development grants spending, Statutory Receivable Instructions

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July 26, 2023

Department Head Signature Authorization in MMARS Policy updated, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Close/Open Look Ahead, CD1 Form for Non-Federal Grants Funds in DocuSign, Federal Draw Book Entry Forms available in DocuSign

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July 19, 2023

Close/Open Look Ahead, Prompt Payment Discounts statistics and enrollment information now available on MAComptroller.org, Vendor File outage resolved, Cash Deposit Adjustment (CD1) Form for Non-Federal Grants Funds, Federal Draw Book Entry Form available for submission in DocuSign, FY2024-03: Late Penalty Interest Rate, FY2024-02: Interim Budget Guidance, FY2023-22: Earnings Code Processing During Accounts Payable Pay Periods, Posting Non-Central Draw Federal Grant Revenue to FY2023

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July 12, 2023

Prompt Payment Discounts page now available on MAComptroller.org, Cash Deposit Adjustment (CD1) Form for Non-Federal Grants Funds in DocuSign, Purge of DocuSign Copies of 2021 Forms, Federal Draw Book Entry Forms available for submission is DocuSign, Late Penalty Interest Rate, Interim Budget Guidance, Earnings Code Processing During Accounts Payable Pay Periods, Posting Non-Central Draw Federal Grant

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July 5, 2023

Close/Open Look Ahead, MMARS Non-Final RE and CR Documents, Period 12 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefits, and Indirect Cost Charges, Purge of DocuSign copies of 2021 forms, Federal Draw Book Entry Form available for submission in DocuSign, Interim Budget Guidance, Posting Non-Central Draw Federal Grant Revenue to FY2023

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FY2023

June 28, 2023

Close/Open Look Ahead, Period 12 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefits, and Indirect Cost Charges, Purge of DocuSign copies of 2021 forms, Federal Draw Book Entry Form available for submission in DocuSign, Earnings Code Processing During the Split Year Pay Period, Capital (Fixed) Assets Inventory Review, Posting Non-Central Draw Federal Grant Revenue to FY2023

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June 21, 2023

Earnings Code Processing During the Split Year Pay Period, Capital (Fixed) Assets Inventory Review, Posting Non-Central Draw Federal Grant Revenue to FY2023, Close/Open Look Ahead, Statewide Single Audit Boot Camp, Clear All Sweep Accounts, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week, Hiring/Rehiring/Transferring MBTA Employees, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week, Department Head Annual Review and Approval of Statewide Enterprise Systems, Fiscal Year 2023 Internal Control Questionnaire and Department Certification

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June 14, 2023

Capital (Fixed) Assets Inventory Review, Close/Open FAQ, Close/Open Look Ahead, Higher Education Reminder, Statewide Single Audit Boot Camp, Clear All Sweep Accounts, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week, Hiring/Rehiring/Transferring MBTA Employees, Department Head Annual Review and Approval of Statewide Enterprise Systems, Fiscal Year 2023 Internal Control Questionnaire and Department Certification

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June 7, 2023

Office of the Comptroller files ACFR, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Close/Open Look Ahead, Period 11 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, Statewide Single Audit Boot Camp, Federal Grants Forms now available for submission in DocuSign, Cash Deposit Adjustment (CD1) Form now available for submission in DocuSign, Commodities and Services Policy Revised, Department Head Annual Review and Approval of Statewide Enterprise Systems, Fiscal Year 2023 Internal Control Questionnaire and Department Certification

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May 31, 2023

Department Head Annual Review and Approval of Statewide Enterprise Systems, Federal Grants Forms now available for submission in DocuSign, Cash Deposit Adjustment (CD1) Form now available for submission in DocuSign, Commodities and Services Policy Revised, Fiscal Year 2023 Internal Control Questionnaire and Department Certification, Close/Open Look Ahead, HR/CMS User Group Meeting Agenda, CTR Solution Desk Adds New Callback Feature, Period 11 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, Statewide Single Audit Boot Camp

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May 24, 2023

Comptroller McNamara reappointed, Federal Grants Forms available for submission in DocuSign, Close/Open Look Ahead, CTR Solution Desk Adds New Callback Feature. Comcast payment update, HR/CMS User Group Meeting Agenda, Statewide Single Audit Boot Cam, Missing or Reduced Federal Payments

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May 17, 2023

Comcast payment update, Close/Open Meeting Week, Purge of DocuSign copies of 2020 forms, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Statewide Single Audit Boot Camp, Clear All Sweep Accounts, Submit PRRVs by June 30, Federal Grants Forms available for submission in DocuSign, Missing or Reduced Federal Payments

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May 10, 2023

Comcast payment update; Close/Open Meeting Week; Purge of DocuSign copies of 2020 forms; MMARS, HR/CMS and Statewide Single Audit Chargebacks, Higher Education Reminder, Clear All Sweep Accounts; Submit PRRVs by June 30

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May 3, 2023

Purge of DocuSign Copies of 2020 Forms, Period 10 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, New Contractor Authorized Signatory Listing (CASL) Forms, HR/CMS Upgrade Complete, Federal Grant Reminder, DocuSign Tip of the Month: Notify Recipients

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April 26, 2023

Cash Deposit Adjustment (CD1) for Non-Federal Grants Funds now available in DocuSign, Period 10 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, Clear All Sweep Accounts, Federal Grant Reminder, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week

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April 19, 2023

Close/Open Meeting Week, PAC Form updated, Boot Camps, New CASL Forms coming soon

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April 12, 2023

Prior Appropriation Continued (PAC) Form updated for Fiscal Year 2023, MMARS/LCM availability, New Contractor Authorized Signatory Listing (CASL) Forms, Clear All Sweep Accounts by June 30, Federal Grant Notice of Application Reminder, Close/Open Boot Camps, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week

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April 5, 2023

New CASL Forms, Use a Combined Form W-9 / EFT Authorization Form, Third Quarter MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, Period 09 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges

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March 29, 2023

Third Quarter MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, Period 09 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, PartnerNet no longer available for submission of Forms W-9 and EFT Authorization Forms, MMARS Draft Transactions Reports available through Commonwealth Information Warehouse, CTR Close/Open 2023-2024 Boot Camp Series, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week

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March 22, 2023

PartnerNet no longer available for submission of Forms W-9 and EFT Authorization Forms, MMARS Draft Transactions Reports available through Commonwealth Information Warehouse, Third Quarter MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, Period 09 Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, Updating a Department Head or other Key Contact through DocuSign, Vendors with Silicon Valley Bank, Close/Open Boot Camps

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March 15, 2023

Vendors with Silicon Valley Bank, PartnerNet no longer available for submission of Forms W-9 and EFT Authorization Forms, Close/Open Boot Camps, MMARS Draft Transactions Reports available through Commonwealth Information Warehouse, Key Contact Updates, Third Quarter MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week, Update to Payroll Refund Receipt Voucher Process

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March 8, 2023

HR/CMS User Group Meeting, DocuSign Demo Session, DocuSign Tip of the Month, Third Quarter MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, Update to Payroll Refund Receipt Voucher Process, Negative Draw Prevention Report

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March 1, 2023

Reminder to Review Negative Draw Prevention Report, Reminder for Non-Central Draw Federal Grants to Draw Monthly, Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Safe Browsing Practices While At Work

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February 22, 2023

Reminder for Non-Central Draw Federal Grants to Draw Monthly, Federal Grant ECHO Payment System, Payroll Tax, Fringe Benefit, and Indirect Cost Charges, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Tips to Avoid Fraudulent Invoices

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February 15, 2023

HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Fiscal Year 2023 Mid-Year Open and Aged Summary/Details Receivables Reports, Federal Grant ECHO Payment System, Data Risk Assessment

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February 8, 2023

Fiscal Year 2023 Mid-Year Open and Aged Summary/Details Receivables Reports, Federal Grant ECHO Payment System, Hidden threats in AI sites

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February 1, 2023

Forms 1099-NEC, "Other Pay" detail on CTHRU, Period 07 Payroll Tax Fringe Benefit and Indirect Cost Charges, Fiscal Year 2023 Mid-Year Open and Aged Summary/Details Receivables Reports

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January 25, 2023

Electronic Forms W-2 now available, Period 07 charges, Mid-Year Open and Aged Receivables Reports, ECHO Payment System, Federal Grant Forms

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January 18, 2023

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, MMars and HR/CMS Chargebacks, Mid-Year Capital Asset Inventory Review, Late Penalty Interest Rate, Tax Season Scammers

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January 11, 2023

GASB Statements No. 94 and 96 statewide meetings, MMARS/LCM availability, DocuSign Tip of the Month, Federal Grant Reminder to send grant extension paperwork to federal grant mailbox, Negative Draw Prevention Report Cleanup

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January 4, 2023

Period 06 charges, Intercept Web Application Active User Review, State Finance Training for new finance and budget employees, CTR Cyber 5 with Robert Hill

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December 28, 2022

Statutory Basis Financial Report, Department Security Officer Review, MMARS Availability, Tax Reporting and Year-End Processing, State Finance training for new finance and budget employees

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December 21, 2022

Tax Reporting and Year-End Processing, Statewide Contracts Updates, New Capital Program Setup Form, MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, Unique Entity Identifiers, DocuSign Tip of the Month

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December 14, 2022

Key Statewide Finance Compliance Roles Updates, Forms 1099, Negative Draw Prevention Report, PRRV Deadline

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December 7, 2022

HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Period 05 Charges, IRS Form 1098-F, HR/CMS Reminders, Department Security Officer Review and Approval of Statewide Enterprise Systems

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November 30, 2022

No federal draw during week of November 24, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Period 05 Charges, Form 1098-F Info Session, Federal Grant Tables

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November 22, 2022

No federal draw during week of November 24, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week

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November 16, 2022

No federal draw during week of November 24, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, DynaCash statements

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November 9, 2022

Cybersecurity, DynaCash, MMARS Browser Best Practices, HR/CMS Reminders

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November 2, 2022

Accelerated Payroll, Fiscal Year 2023 Single Audit Chargeback, Accounting Period 04 Charges, DynaCash - Adding or Removing Users, MMARS Browser Best Practices

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October 26, 2022

Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Period 04 Charges, Encumbrance/Contract Transmittal Form, P-Card and External Cash Receipt Table Forms through DocuSign

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October 19, 2022

Procurement Card Forms submitted through DocuSign, External Cash Receipt Table Form through DocuSign, Forms Improvement Project

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October 12, 2022

Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Periodic and ad hoc allotments, DynaCash Resources, Paper Supression for Forms W-2 and 1095-C

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October 5, 2022

Cybersecurity Awareness Month, DynaCash resources, Accounting Period 3 Charges, VCC and VCM processing

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September 28, 2022

Fiscal Year 2023 MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Issues from the 2021 Single Audit

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September 21, 2022

FY2021 Statewide Single Audit, Receivable Modification Request Form in DocuSign, Table Change Request Form, VCC and VCM Processing, Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

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September 14, 2022

HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Receivable Modification Request Form in DocuSign, Cybersecurity Risk Assessment, PowerDMS login issues

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September 7, 2022

Comptroller Advisory Board, Non Central Draw Federal Grant Revenue, Accounting Period 02 Charges, PowerDMS login issues, HR/CMS User Group Meeting

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August 31, 2022

August 31 Deadlines, Close/Open, Accounting Period 13 Charges, DynaCash Transition to M&T Bank

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August 24, 2022

Period 01 Charges Postponed, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, DynaCash Transition Video, Late Encumbrances Deadline

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August 17, 2022

HR/CMS User Group Meeting, DynaCash Transition Video, Late Encumbrances Deadline

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August 10, 2022

Official Opening of Fiscal Year 2023, Accounting Period 01 Chargebacks

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August 3, 2022

New Unique Entity Identifier field in MMARS, DynaCash transition training session, Accounting Period 01 Chargebacks

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July 27, 2022

DynaCash transition training session, Treasury-State Agreement, Statutory Receivable Instructions, Higher Education audit guidance

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July 20, 2022

Late Penalty Interest Rate, DynaCash Transition and Training Session, Missing or Reduced Federal Payments

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July 13, 2022

Earnings Code Processing During Accounts Payable Pay Periods, DynaCash, Close/Open

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FY2022

June 29, 2022

Tryntje Bumgardner named Assistant Comptroller for Payroll and Payments, Fiscal Year 2023 Interim Budget Guidance, Fiscal Year 2022 GAAP Instructions, Close/Open 2022 - 2023

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June 22, 2022

Coming soon: Electronic submission of the Prior Appropriation Continued (PAC) Request Form through DocuSign, FY2022 Annual Capital Asset Inventory Review, Close/Open 2022 - 2023

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June 15, 2022

TODAY: MMARS support for Internet Explorer ending, Close/Open 2022 - 2023, Treasury Offset Program, Higher Education monthly reporting

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June 8, 2022

Earnings Code Processing During the Split Year Pay Period, Now available: New Write-Off Form submission process through DocuSign, UPDATED: Payroll Refund Receipt Voucher (PRRV) Form, New Cash Deposit Adjustment (CD1) Form for Non-Federal Grants Funds, HR/CMS User Group Meeting

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June 1, 2022

Coming June 6: New Write-Off Form submission process through DocuSign, HR/CMS User Group Meeting June 8, MMARS support for Internet Explorer ending June 15, Fringe benefit, payroll tax, indirect cost charges for Accounting Period 11

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May 25, 2022

Wage Act and Termination Procedures, Survey about new IRS regulations, HR/CMS User Group Meeting

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May 18, 2022

Department Head Annual Review and Approval of Statewide Enterprise Systems, FY2022-23: Fiscal Year 2022 Internal Control Questionnaire and Department, Internal Control Guide Updates, MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks

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May 11, 2022

Encumbrance Funding Guidance, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Virtual Meeting reminder, Federal Grant Setup Form, Close/Open FY2022 - 2023

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May 4, 2022

Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Virtual Meeting, Close/Open FY2022 - 2023

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April 27, 2022

Comptroller Advisory Board Meeting, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week, Close/Open FY2022 - 2023, Fringe benefit, payroll tax, indirect cost charges for Accounting Period 10

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April 20, 2022

Close/Open Boot Camps and Training, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week, Seeking feedback from users of the Statewide Contract for Debt Collection Services (PRF72)

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April 13, 2022

Tax Identification Number Requirements for Earmark Recipients Close/Open Boot Camps and Training Seeking feedback from users of the Statewide Contract for Debt Collection Services (PRF72)

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April 6, 2022

Form W-9 Updates, Federal Grants Setup Form, Upcoming changes to federal SAM.gov system for federal awards and sub recipient tracking, Clear all sweep accounts by June 30

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March 30, 2022

Upcoming changes to federal SAM.gov, HR/CMS Health and Safety Procedure, Settlements and Judgments for DocuSign, Fringe benefit, payroll tax, indirect cost charges for Accounting Period 9

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March 23, 2022

Expiration of OFF46, Proposed Fringe Benefit and Payroll Tax Rates, Cyber criminals targeting state vendors, Boot Camps

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March 16, 2022

NOW AVAILABLE: Standard Contract Form video webinar, CTR Close/Open 2022-2023 Boot Camp Series, MMARS and HR/CMS chargebacks

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March 9, 2022

HR/CMS User Group Meeting Presentation, UPDATES: Non-Tort Settlement and Judgment Payment Authorization Form, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week

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March 2, 2022

Settlement and Judgment Form now available for completion and submission through DocuSign, 2021 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C (Affordable Care Act), Fringe benefit, payroll tax, indirect cost charges for Accounting Period 8

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February 23, 2022

Electronic submission of Non-Tort Settlement and Judgment Form through DocuSign, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, CIW has moved to AWS Redshift environment

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February 16, 2022

COMING SOON: Electronic submission of Non-Tort Settlement and Judgment Form through DocuSign, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week

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February 9, 2022

HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week, Purge of rejected documents over 75 days old

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February 2, 2022

Tax Time resources now featured on MAComptroller.org, Periodic and Ad hoc Allotments, Fringe benefit, payroll tax, indirect cost charges for Accounting Period 7

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January 26, 2022

Commonwealth of Massachusetts awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Forms W-2 are now available online!

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January 19, 2022

DUNS Number Transition to Unique Entity Identifier, Contractor Authorized Signatory Listing temporarily unavailable in DocuSign

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January 12, 2022

Late Penalty Interest Rate, Transition from DUNS Number to Unique Identity Number, Purge of Rejected Documents, Protect Your Accounts with Security Questions

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January 5, 2022

Standard Contract Form, Contractor Authorized Signatory Listing Form now accepted through DocuSign, Tax and Payroll Updates for Tax Year 2022, Fiscal Year 2022 Mid-Year Capital Asset Inventory Review, Updates to Federal Grants, Records Management Policies

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December 22, 2021

Form W-2 Instructions for Tax Year 2021 now available on MAComptroller.org, Electronic acceptance of Standard Contract Form, Contractor Authorized Signatory Listing (CASL) via DocuSign, Adobe Sign Training

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December 15, 2021

Apache Log4j Vulnerability Guidance, Issuing and Filing IRS Forms 1099 for Tax Year 2021, MMARS and HR/CMS chargebacks, Budget resynchronization complete

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December 8, 2021

Federal Government Continuing Resolution, 2021 Tax Reporting and Year End Processing, HR/CMS User Group Meeting Presentation, Adobe Sign Demo Sessions

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December 1, 2021

FY2022 Department Security Officer Review, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Audit Notification Requirement

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November 23, 2021

Statutory Basis Financial Report, Demo Sessions for Adobe Sign, HR/CMS User Group Meeting, Cybersecurity Tip of the Week, Federal Grants

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November 17, 2021

Demo Sessions for Adobe Sign, HR/CMS User Meeting, Cybersecurity Tip, Close / Open Meeting Survey

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November 10, 2021

Form W-9 and EFT in Adobe Sign, MAComptroller.org, Document Catalog Purge

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November 3, 2021

Close/Open Meeting Survey, Cyber Tip, Fringe for Accounting Period 4

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October 27, 2021

Links have changed, Single Audit Chargeback, CTR Cyber

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October 20, 2021

Redesign of MAComptroller.org, Advisory Board meeting, Allotments

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October 13, 2021

MMARS and HR/CMS Chargebacks, MobiusView, Cybersecurity, Catalog purge

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October 6, 2021

MobiusView, Cybersecurity, MAComptroller.org, GASB 87

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September 29, 2021

CIW modernization, MAComptroller.org

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September 22, 2021

ServiceNow, MAComptroller.org, re-encumbrance of lapsed amounts

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September 15, 2021

HR/CMS User Group, MAComptroller.org

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September 8, 2021

Close/Open thank you, Post-Open activity roll

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September 1, 2021

Data and cybersecurity statewide contract, encumbrance suspension

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August 25, 2021

Cybersecurity, FY2021 balance forward

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August 18, 2021

MAComptroller.org, periodic/ad hoc allotments, federal grants

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August 11, 2021

FY2022 fringe benefit and payroll tax rates, scareware, ServiceNow

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August 4, 2021

FY2022 Treasury / State Agreement

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July 28, 2021

CTR now accepting Standard Contract Form, Contractor Authorized Signatory Listing (CASL) through Adobe Sign, Fringe benefit, payroll tax, indirect cost charges for Accounting Period 1, Close / Open

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July 21, 2021

PowerDMS Update, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) package reporting available, Fiscal Year 2021 Statutory Receivable Instructions

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July 14, 2021

Late Penalty Interest Rate, Fiscal Year 2021 Higher Education Audit Guidance, Audit Issues from the 2020 Single Audit - Preparation for 2021

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July 7, 2021

Fringe benefit, payroll tax, indirect cost charges for Accounting Period 12, Posting NCD Federal Grant Revenue to FY2021, CTR ServiceNow ticket management tips

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