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Professional Development resources and opportunities for GC Library Faculty

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This guide will serve us the portal for all information regarding professional development at Russell Library. 

Upcoming Events

Russell Library Calendar 

 

GLA's Research and Assessment Interest Group Meeting March 9th, 2017

LOEX May 11- 13th 2017, Lexington, KY

Upcoming Deadlines

Travel policy update

In October, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) changed the way travel day meals are figured. The new method for figuring travel day meals will be to calculate the full day's per diem rate at 75 percent then subtract the full amount (not reduced) of any meals provided that day. In the PeopleSoft travel module this is accomplished by choosing Emp Meals-Full Day, then in the center of the expense box click first or last day of travel, click the deduction flag, then click ok. You can add additional expense line(s) for any meal(s) provided, making sure to make the generated number a negative to deduct that meal from the expense report. I realize this is very confusing and have attached step by step directions/visuals from the Board of Regents. 

In addition, the IRS has reduced mileage reimbursement rates effective Jan. 1, 2017.  The Tier 1 rate is now $.535 per mile and the Tier 2 rate is $.17 per mile.  The PeopleSoft travel module will have to be updated, but no adjustment will be made if the rates calculated online are higher. Paper forms will be updated this week. Please contact Accounting Services if you have any questions.

Announcements

Travel Tip of the Week: Timely Reporting

All travel expenses should be reported within 10 days of trip end. At 45 days, the 45 Day Exception Form must be completed. Per IRS regulations, travel reimbursed after 60 days becomes taxable income. After 90 days, travel is no longer reimbursable. This includes travel taken over winter and summer breaks, which may be reported here.

Since January, we have had a spike in travel requiring the exception form, becoming taxable income, and a few that were not reimbursable. Please be aware that instructional travel (Schools of Education and Nursing) and travel for teaching in Macon/Warner Robins should be submitted monthly. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Accounting Services at 478-445-1178.