September 2022

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

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Grants and Contracts

New Hires: Let’s Welcome Chynease Allen and Chante Holt

Chynease Allen joined VCU as a Grants & Contracts Accountant on August 10th. Chynease has more than ten years of combined private and public accounting and finance experience. She recently transitioned from Truist Financial Corporation where she served as a Senior Financial Analyst for approximately two years. Prior to that Chynease served as the Accounting Operations Supervisor at Truist where she managed general accounting operations in the Wealth Division of Truist. Chynease holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Virginia State University and several financial professional certifications and licenses. She is a Certified Financial Operations Professional. She is currently pursuing her CPA and is an active member of the financial wellness community.

Chanté Holt started her career as a state employee in March of 2014 when she began working at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. After also working for the Science Museum of Virginia for a time, she accepted the role of an Accounts Representative with VCU Parking and Transportation in 2016. After working for this department for six years, she transitioned to her new role as an Accountant in Grants and Contracts. In addition to her work history, Chanté graduated Cum Laude from the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs this past spring with a Bachelor’s in Urban & Regional Studies and a minor in Psychology. With this achievement, she became the first in her family to graduate from a 4-year college. Chanté began graduate school this fall where she is pursuing a Master’s degree in the Wilder school for Urban and Regional Planning. In her free time, Chanté enjoys urban gardening, event planning, knitting and cooking for friends and family.

For additional G&C related questions, consider attending open office hours, upcoming sessions and join link can be found at University Controller's Office, G&C training.

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Procurement Services

Travel Updates

Travel Advance requests can now be requested 14 Days prior to your travel start date, up from 10 days. This adjustment was made due to the reduction in the check run days and should allow time for the payment to process and post to your account prior to your departure.

When requesting a Travel Advance in Chrome River, under Report Type you must select Travel Advance in the dropdown option. No other report type can be chosen. Once saved, the Travel Advance form will open for you to complete the request.

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