ESC and Grace Hall Conference Room Locks

In the post COVID-10 workplace, the conference rooms at ESC and Grace Hall will be locked down to the Development Department team members only in order to minimize traffic and limit potential exposure. This will be effective Thursday, July 2. With this change in the ability to schedule, you will receive an automatic email notification for each conference room that we have locked down. The email states “Devhelp has shared a calendar with you”. Please ignore these emails, as no action is required from you.

June 30, 2020 Year End and Boldy Campaign Close

In order to properly account for pledges and gifts through June 30, 2020 please keep in mind the following items:


  • Gifts in the form of cash and wires need to be received by the University by June 30, 2020 (in hand or post marked) and need to be delivered to Gift Management by noon, July 2, 2020.
  • Gifts in the form of securities should be in the University’s investment account by Tuesday, June 30th.
  • Gifts sent to the lockbox with postmarks through June 30, 2020 will be processed by the end of day, July 2, 2020.
  • FY20 pledges with the appropriate supporting documentation should be to Gift Management by noon, July 2, 2020 for FY20 processing.
  • Gifts and pledges received on July 1st for FY21 will be processed on July 9, 2020 and reflected in July 10th reporting.



  • The Daily Transaction Report delivered on the mornings of July 1 through July 9, 2020 will reflect FY20 transactions only.


Please let us know if you have any questions. Happy Fiscal Year End!

-Stacy Koebel-Harder

Changes with Google Chats

You may have noticed that on July 1 there will be an update to the Chat software we user through Google. There is nothing we need to do to receive this update unless you need to copy any group messages from Classic Hangouts to Chat.

  • Your chat history for direct messages to an individual in Hangouts will be migrated to Google Chat.
  • Group messages from Hangouts (including their history) will not be copied to Google Chat.
    • Possible Action Needed – if you have important group messages in Classic Hangouts, just copy and paste your group messages into a shared document for your records.


Resources for getting started with Google Chat

Accounts Payable Year End Cutoff

Due to the high volume of payment requests typically received by Accounts Payable near fiscal year end, please allow for the time needed to process such requests. In keeping with the fiscal year-end closing schedule available at, please plan to have all payment requests submitted to Accounts Payable by Monday, July 6th at 5PM in order to be processed in June business, if they relate to fiscal year 19/20 activity. Payments to international payees may involve additional tax considerations, and could require longer processing times. Please contact us if you have concerns regarding an international payment.

For payment requests submitted via the Financial Toolkit, or Expense Reports submitted via TravelND; they must be approved by your department and received in the Accounts Payable queue by Monday, July 6th at 5PM.

For vendor invoices related to buyND Purchase Orders, the invoice must be received by Accounts Payable with the related Receipt entered in the buyND system by Monday, July 6th at 5PM.

As always, use of the Procard for smaller dollar purchases is much appreciated!

Please make others in your area aware of this timing. Various sources were used to generate the distribution for this email, so I apologize if you received more than one copy. If you have any questions or concerns about year end processing of your payment requests, please contact me.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Ed Verhamme
Accounts Payable Manager

Navigate Your New Normal with Joe Holt

Join THRIVE! on Friday, June 26th, 2020, from 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST) for a Zoom session, Navigate Your New Normal, headed by Joe Holt, Professor of Management at Mendoza College of Business, expert in business ethics, and active supporter of gender equity. Drawing on his Jesuit training, Prof. Holt recently volunteered to serve as a “naplain” – part nurse, part chaplain – in Chicago during the height of the pandemic. In our session, he will help us reflect on the COVID-19 crisis and chart a path forward.

We’ll learn from his experiences serving others, insights into workplace empathy, lessons on flexibility, recommendations on our return to campus, and reflections on how the pandemic impacts women in particular. Topics will include: What invisible loads have we been carrying? How could institutions and people chart a path forward in empathy, recognition, and inclusive support? Prof. Holt is a dynamic, engaging speaker and a strong ally of women in the workplace. Don’t miss this special opportunity!

RSVP Link:

UR June Birthdays

The happiest of birthdays to all our UR colleagues born in the month of June! We hope your upcoming year is filled with laughter, love, and good health.

6/3 – Cristi Ganyard
6/3 – Kerry Shayne Murphy
6/3 – Pier White
6/4 – Marcia Hittner
6/8 – Dawn McGrath
6/8 – Megan Andedo
6/8 – Maureen Daday
6/8 – Matt LaFlash
6/8 – Sharon Keane
6/9 – Michael Loungo
6/11 – Bill Ribera
6/12 – Carolyn Lax
6/12 – Nathalia Casiano
6/13 – Mark Futa
6/16 – Rich Reynolds
6/17 – Noel Terranova
6/19 – William Mitchell
6/20 – Cheryl Schlimpert
6/21 – Brigette Kinney
6/22 – Anastasia Envall
6/22 – George Mandrakas
6/22 – Marilyn Bassett-Lance
6/29 – Mark Witucki
6/30 – Jessica Witous

Procard Statements and Fiscal Year End

Dear Procard holders,

As you aware, the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2020) is nearly here. Please take a minute to read the following reminders of year-end procedures as they pertain to your Procard statement reports and the underlying Fund/Org to which your Concur account defaults.

Transaction Timing
Remember that because Procard months range from the 26th to the 25th, the Procard year-end is actually June 25th.

To ensure that a Procard purchase is recorded in the proper budget year, the transaction must be posted into your June 2020 Concur statement. Due to normal posting delays by Chase, please be aware that a Procard purchase made on or after June 23rd will likely be posted in your JULY Procard Statement Report and consequently into Fiscal 2021.

If you intend to make purchases in Fiscal 2020 with your Procard (especially if using unrestricted funds), you should do it THIS WEEK, before June 22nd.

Procard Statement Report Submission and Approval
It is extremely important that you complete ALL outstanding Procard Statement Reports (and have them approved) before we close the fiscal year.

Procard activity is recorded in the University accounting system only after the monthly report has been submitted and approved. Until then, the transactions remain in a clearing account and are not properly applied against the applicable research, discretionary, or administrative account. We will make an adjusting entry at year-end forcing all outstanding reports to be recorded in Fiscal 2020. HOWEVER, all transactions on this adjusting entry will be to the cardholder’s default FOP and Supplies (72001). To ensure that your transactions are recorded correctly, please submit your Procard statements in June. Then take a moment to remind your Approver to approve as soon as possible, but no later than July 6th.

Please note we are unable to move Procard transactions posted after the fiscal year close back into Fiscal 2020 (the “old” year). If your intent is to make any Procard purchases using current “old” fiscal year dollars, please review your current budget and purchasing needs and plan accordingly.

While restricted account (e.g., research or discretionary) balances roll over into the new fiscal year, it is always best to have transactions posted in the proper period.

If I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,
Mike Favorite

Technology News – Google and Zoom Updates

Google Updates – OIT Lunch & Learn (online session)

Google is changing things up again! Learn about the latest features Google has added to its G Suite products – multiple signature templates in Gmail, dashboard and drive shortcuts, the redesigned file and the folder sharing interface in Google Drive.


Register at or email
Tuesday, June 23; noon to 1 p.m.

Zoom Updates – Meeting Passwords

In anticipation of Zoom requiring meeting passwords, Zoom meetings will have passwords on by default starting June 13, 2020.

Key details about Zoom meeting passwords:

  • Only new meetings will be affected
  • Meeting passwords will be automatically added to the invitation when you schedule the meeting and embedded securely in the URL of the meeting
  • Meeting passwords will, by default, be a minimum of six numbers
  • If your meeting participants click on the meeting URL in the invitation or in the meeting list in their Zoom client, they will be able to join without entering a password
  • If your meeting participants join by dialing in with a telephone, by clicking the Join button on their client, or by going to, then they will have to enter the meeting password
  • For more details, see Zoom’s knowledge article on meeting passwords

To see an example of how required passwords will look, see the Zoom Passwords and Scheduling a Meeting article.

Kylemore Book Club

The NDAA and six other campus partners have teamed up to release a new program called the Kylemore Book Club. In this first program, Literature & Film in Lockdown, participants will discover how they might navigate the COVID-19 pandemic by looking to literature and film with plague or isolation as themes. This four-week program will give you the opportunity to view prerecorded 5-minute videos, participate in a weekly online meeting on Wednesdays at 1 pm EDT, and to join an online discussion forum. The weekly topics will be:

Wednesday, June 17: Introduction – Literature and Plague
Wednesday, June 24: Boccaccio, Decameron (Introduction and the First Story)
Wednesday, July 1: Hitchcock, Rear Window (film)
Wednesday, July 8: Camus, The Plague

Access information to the online meetings will be shared on a weekly basis when you sign up.

To learn more or to sign up, click here.

June Matching Gift Email and Company Performance Information

June Email

The June Matching Gift Email will send this Tuesday, June 9 to this list of assigned entities who work for matching gift companies, have made a gift since February 12, 2020, and as of today have not yet matched their gift. These gifts represent over $246K in potential matches.

Please note that individuals on the second tab of the excel file (“Fundraiser Outreach”) have not received the matching gift email message (all gifts exceeding $25,000) but may be eligible to match their gifts totaling $1.3M. You are encouraged to reach out to your assigned benefactors directly to discuss the details and answer questions related to the matching gift process.

Company Performance

In being mindful of the effects of the pandemic on matching gift company performance during this time, Katie Engel and her intern Laksumi provided an analysis of companies that match gifts to Notre Dame. Entities that are in our system that work for companies that have shown evidence of layoffs or furloughs or were ranked as performing poorly were removed from the June email. Of particular note, some of our largest matching gift firms including Deloitte, ExxonMobil, IBM, and KPMG were excluded from this outreach based on this information. This information may also be useful to you in your individual outreach.

If you have any questions regarding this matching gift communication, please reach out to Laura Walker.