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PeopleSoft Budgeting Information

PeopleSoft is the financial system that Towson University utilizes for budget, accounting, accounts payable and procurement.  PeopleSoft  provides online, up-to-the-minute access to your data.  The system can be accessed from anywhere the internet is available. The PeopleSoft Financials Budgeting and Chart of Accounts book will assist users in working with budgets, running reports, and all other PeopleSoft Financials functionality.

PeopleSoft budgets are loaded at the "child," or PeopleSoft account, level. Child budgets are then rolled up to a parent level, which is where budget checking occurs.    Budgets are never loaded directly to a parent, and are thus never transferred out of—or into—parent.  

                   

Budget transfers should only be performed in order to adjust a department's spending plan and cover over expenditures. Budget transfers should not be done to move an expense. Expenses should always stay in the department with which they belong.

Budget transfers from a state support department (department starting with a one or a two) to any other type of department (self support, auxiliary, agency etc) are not allowed.  State Support departments can only transfer budget to another state support department.

 

If you are transferring between PeopleSoft funds, you must contact the University Budget Office to process your request via the Transfer of Revenue Request Form. This form should be used when transferring budgets in the circumstances listed in the table below.

  

Transfer from Transfer to
Self Support
Self Support
Self Support
State Support
Self Support
Auxiliary Support
Auxiliary Support
Auxiliary Support
Auxiliary Support
State Support

 

Self Support Department Guide

A self support department is funded solely on self generated revenues and does not receive any state appropriations. All expenses incurred by the department must be covered by the revenue generated in that Fiscal Year.

Initiatives

PeopleSoft Financials allows for the use of an additional chartfield further classifying activities into detailed categories; to track related expenses for a specific activity within a departmental budget and across departments. The Initiative chartfield acts as a shadow system within PeopleSoft.  

Query

The PeopleSoft Query tool is available, to those with the proper security, and allows for users to run queries that have written for them.  

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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2182
Fax: 410-704-3476

 

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