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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 Deadlines

Travel policy update

It is time to start planning for end of the year travel. Online travel must be submitted in PeopleSoft by June 12, 2017, and paper travel (non-employee, international and encumbered travel) to be paid before year end must be turned in to Accounting Services by June 20, 2017.

For any June travel that doesn't meet these deadlines, which is to be charged to FY2017, please complete the Travel Advance and Year End Encumbrance form (check year end encumbrance at the top) found on UNIFY > Campus Resources > For Faculty/Staff > Forms > click the link then click Accounting.

Travel that is completed after June 9, but before June 30, maybe encumbered. If any part of the trip occurs after June 30, the encumbrance must be presented to Accounting Services by May 1, 2017, for consideration. The year end encumbrance form should include backup for your anticipated expenses such as airfare costs, a map to support mileage, an agenda to support per diem requests, lodging reservations and estimates for parking, taxis, shuttles and other costs. This paperwork should be approved by the budget manager and sent to Accounting Services no later than June 1, 2017, but preferably by May 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Omega Hedgepeth at or 478-445-1178.


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.