February 2017

Published monthly, the Fiscal Administrators' News is where you can find the latest information regarding the Office of Procurement Services.

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Procurement Services

Bank of America Works Recommended Settings

Bank of America Works is optimized for Firefox. Google Chrome and Internet Explorer are not supported Browsers. Using either browser will negatively impact sign on, receipt imaging, reporting and various other functionalities. Please be sure to use Firefox when accessing Works.

If you have further questions, please contact corpcard@vcu.edu.

Chrome River Enhancement: Alternate Email Addresses

Up until now, Chrome River has only recognized e-mail approvals when sent from the primary email address in the approver’s profile. For users with vcuhealth.org or mymail email addresses, this has required users to contact Travel Services to update their primary email address and/or logging in to Chrome River to approve pre-approvals and expense reports.

Chrome River has enhanced email approvals to recognize up to three (3) alternate email addresses in the user’s personal preferences. This enhancement will allow employees to update their preferences without having to wait for Travel Services to make the change for them. Employees with vcuhealth.org or mymail email addresses will want to update their preferences as soon as possible


  1. Log in to Chrome River
  2. Click on Options from the top right hand menu:
  3. Click on Preferences from the drop down menu
  4. Under Alternate Email Addresses, enter up to 3 alternate email address in the free flow boxes:
  5. Click Save:

Please contact travel@vcu.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Travel Services Upcoming Training Dates

February 8th – Travel Policy, MCV Campus
February 16th – Chrome River, MCV Campus
February 23rd – Christopherson Business Travel, MCV Campus

New! February 14th – Moving & Relocation, MPC Campus

Beginning in February Policy, Chrome River and Christopherson training classes will alternate by month between the Monroe Park and MCV campuses. Faculty & staff may attend sessions on either campus. Registration information is available on Procurement Service’s website, on the I Want To Receive Training/Take a Classroom Course page. Please email travel@vcu.edu for questions or concerns.

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Controller's Office

Monthly Reconciliations

Please remember that monthly reconciliation of Banner orgs is a key internal control. The linked form can be used as a cover sheet to certify that the reconciliations have been reviewed.

Grants & Contracts Accounting/Effort Report Updates

ECRT URLhttps://ecrtprod.asauxweb.vcu.edu/ecrt
Effort Reporting’s website: http://www.controller.vcu.edu/grants/effort.htm
Helpful Toolshttp://www.controller.vcu.edu/grants/ECRThelpfultools.html

Grants and Contracts Accounting/Effort Reporting extends our gratitude to you for all that you do to assist our office and to minimize non-compliance risks on sponsored programs at VCU. Please don’t hesitate to contact a G&C/Effort Reporting staff member if at any time you have questions that cannot be answered by content on the Controller/G&C website.

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