News


SubjectNew GURU website Search function
VerbiageThe GURU website has been updated to include Search functions. The search element is located adjacent to the header at the top right of the page.

In order to access the newly revised GURU, and depending on the browser, it may be necessary to clear the cache. Please use a Technical Support Form (https://guru.psu.edu/tech-support-form.cfm) to submit any inquiries or call the Help Desk at 814-863-8592 if further assistance is needed.

Effective: 8/20/2018
Date8:40 AM - 08/20/2018


SubjectForm "UNRETIRED" - One Day Travel-Meal Reimbursement Report
VerbiageThe One Day Travel-Meal Reimbursement Report form has been "unretired"

It has been determined that there are additional uses for the One Day Travel-Meal Reimbursement Report which cannot be processed through the ERS system. In order to address this situation, the One Day Travel-Meal Reimbursement Report is once again available on GURU.

Effective: 8/9/2018
Date3:03 PM - 08/09/2018


SubjectNew additions to GURU
VerbiageNew additions to GURU:

The Payment Clearinghouse - Access to The Payment Clearinghouse site has been added to the Business Resources/Tools section of GURU. The Payment Clearinghouse is an external link within Rates and Schedules or the View All listing.

Software Agreement Decision Tool - Access to the Software Agreement Decision Tool has been added to the Business Resources/Tools section of GURU. The Software Agreement Decision Tool is an external link within Decision Tools or the View All listing.
Date2:45 PM - 07/23/2018


SubjectUnsubscribe from GURU Listserv
VerbiageFollow the steps below to unsubscribe yourself from the GURU Listserv.

1.) Click the link below.

Unsubscribe from GURU Listserv

2.) Leave the subject of the email blank.
3.) Leave the body/message of the email blank.
4.) Send the email.

You should receive an email confirming your removal from the list.
Date2:14 PM - 06/12/2018


SubjectYEAR-END CLOSING GUIDELINES FOR 2017-2018
VerbiageCarryforward Policy and Year-End Closing Guidelines 2017-2018

(Posted 4/23/2018)
Date2:31 PM - 05/25/2018


Subject2018 Standard Mileage Rate
VerbiageThe Internal Revenue Service has announced the Standard Mileage Rate for 2018 is 54.5 cents per mile.

The Standard Mileage Rates at a Glance page on the IRS website has yet to be updated to include this information.

(Posted 1/25/2018)
Date2:30 PM - 05/25/2018


SubjectMoving Expenses are now taxable
VerbiageDue to changes to the federal tax law, all moving expenses incurred after 2017 that are paid or reimbursed by the University will be taxable to employees. There are no longer non-taxable payments for relocation expenses under the law. As such, all University paid or reimbursed moving expenses will be reported as taxable income and subject to University payroll tax withholding.

Any questions should be directed to the University Tax Manager.

(Posted 1/9/2018)
Date2:28 PM - 05/25/2018


SubjectOrdering Pre-numbered Receipts
VerbiageAll orders for pre-numbered receipts must be placed within IBIS.

Please prepare an Interdepartmental Charges and Credits (IDCC) in IBIS to order pre-numbered receipt books. Systems & Procedures will continue to fill these orders.

The Supplying Department ID is &sys

The unit cost is $3.00 per book and all orders must be for a minimum of 5 books.

Please contact Mindy Barnett at 814-863-8662 or by email at mag5188@psu.edu with any questions pertaining to pre-numbered receipts.
Date2:28 PM - 05/25/2018





SubjectGURU Form Retired - One Day Travel-Meal Reimbursement Report Form
VerbiageGURU Form Retired - One Day Travel-Meal Reimbursement Report Form

The One Day Travel-Meal Reimbursement Report Form has been retired.

The Employee Reimbursement System website should be consulted regarding processing Employee Travel Reimbursement requests.

Websites containing references to this document and/or a hyperlink will need to be revised.

Effective 7/12/18
Date07/12/2018


SubjectUsers with previous versions of Acrobat Reader should update
VerbiageUsers with previous versions of Acrobat Reader should update to the most recent version to assure compatibility with documents on GURU. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is now available.
Date05/25/2018


SubjectIBIS forms, functions, and transaction instructions
VerbiageIBIS forms, functions, and transaction PDF downloads are available on the Administrative Information Services (AIS) website.
Date05/25/2018


SubjectDisabled pop ups may cause problems
VerbiageDisabled pop ups may cause problems when using resources on GURU. We understand that users get annoyed with the pop-up windows when visiting various website; however, if you encounter a problem when using GURU resources, be aware that it may be due to your browser not having pop-ups enabled.
Date05/25/2018


SubjectTechnical Difficulties
VerbiageIf you experience any problems accessing an application or finding a particular page, please contact our support staff by accesing "Help" on the GURU toolbar or by calling (814) 865-9568 for assistance.
Date05/25/2018