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Cal Poly Pomona

Accounts Payable

Mission Statement

Accounts Payable Department is responsible for the issuance of various University payments.  Following is a brief outline of some of the more common items processed by our department along with tips to help staff and vendors alike submit proper payment requests.

If a particular situation is not covered below, or you would like more details about anything discussed, contact our office and ask to speak with an accounting technician. 

Contact Information
Imaging Program
Invoices
Moving and Relocation Expenses for New Employees
Moving and Relocation Expenses Update
Petty Cash Requirements

Contact Information

For comments, suggestions and/or areas of concern, please contact:

Helen Lee - Accounts Payable Coordinator
Telephone: 909-869-2014
E-mail: helenlee@csupomona.edu

Nichelle Carter - Direct Pay
Telephone Number: (909) 869-2016
Email: nicarrillo@csupomona.edu

Laurie Hamilton - Travel
Telephone Number: (909) 869-2018
Email: lmhamilton@csupomona.edu


Nancy Shroyer
- A to I Vendors
Telephone Number: (909) 869-2029
Email: nlshroyer@csupomona.edu

Elaine Lozano - J to Z Vendors
Telephone Number: (909) 869-2160
Email: erlozano@csupomona.edu:

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Imaging Program

For scanning and/or auditing purposes, we ask that you please do not use the following when submitting your invoices and travel documents to Accounts Payable:

  • Correction fluid/tape
  • Highlighters (If there is an item to be noted, please circle it)
  • Dark or hard to read copies
  • Receipts or documents smaller than 8-1/2 x 11 (please tape to a blank sheet of paper - do not staple)

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Invoices

Submittal - All invoices going through the regular purchase order procedure are to be submitted directly to Accounts Payable and must reference the purchase order number issued authorizing the purchase. If the invoice qualifies for a direct pay, see the direct pay procedure. If a department should receive an invoice from a vendor, the department should immediately forward it to Accounts Payable. Please write the purchase order number on all invoices submitted.

Payment - Invoices are paid according to the terms on the purchase order. The Buyer can negotiate special terms with individual vendors.

Vendors and/or Departments calling Accounts Payable inquiring about payment status of an invoice should be prepared to provide the following information: purchase order number, invoice number, and invoice amount.

Freight Charges - A California State requirement for freight provided by a common carrier with charges of $50.00 or over must be supported by a copy of the actual freight bill. Payment of the freight charge will be withheld until the proper documentation is provided.

Vendor Data Record Information - A Vendor Data Record Form (Form 204) must be completed and filed with Accounts Payable by all vendors doing business with the University. This form documents such information as the federal identification number or SSN number, as well as the type of business for tax reporting purposes. Failure to submit a completed "Vendor Data Record" form will result in delays in payment and/or federal and state backup withholding (38%) being deducted from the payment.

Payments to new vendors will be delayed until a completed Vendor Data Record Form (Form 204) is obtained from the vendor.

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Moving and Relocation Expenses for New Employees

I. Complete Certification for Reimbursement of Moving/Relocation Expenses form

II. Arrange to have household goods relocated

III. Identify appropriate transportation, lodging, and meal costs for new employee and spouse

IV. Complete the Travel Expense Claim  form

V. Complete the Direct Pay form

VI. Submit Certification form, Travel Expense Claim form and all original receipts to Accounts Payable Dept. (CLA – Bldg. 98, B1-113)

I. Complete Certification for Reimbursement of Moving/Relocation Expenses form

  • The CPP employee's signature, Dean/Department Chair/Account Responsible Person, the Vice President/Vice President's Designee, and the CPP President/President's Designee must sign the Certification for Reimbursement of Moving/Relocation Expenses with the total negotiated payment amount indicated in the appropriate space (original signatures required).
  • This form includes repayment information to be applied should the employee fail to start work or complete the terms of their employment, as explained in the section entitled, "Certification of Employee."
  • Expenses associated with the relocation (i.e. moving of household goods, land transportation while en-route to new location for new employee and spouse, air transportation for new employee and spouse, lodging while en-route to new location for new employee and spouse, and meals while en-route to new location for new employee and spouse) may be reimbursed up to the approved amount on the Certification Form and in accordance with the procedures outlined below. Reimbursement is not allowed for any move less than 50 miles from your former residence or if your former residence was closer to the CSU Pomona campus.
  • Expenses paid directly to a third-party for moving services (packing, shipping, and unloading) are non-taxable.
  • Moving and relocation expenses may be eligible for payment or reimbursement by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Taxability of Moving/Relocation Expenditures). However, due to IRS Regulations, certain expenses are considered taxable and are reportable to the individual.  Some common examples include pre-move house hunting expenses (transportation and lodging) and meals. Required employment taxes will be withheld from the employee’s paycheck for such reimbursements.
  • Identify the preparer’s name and the office telephone number at the bottom of the form.

II. Arrange to have household goods relocated 

The following moving companies may provide moving services, but usually require initial contact three weeks before the move to schedule time and resources appropriately.

Vendor Name

Contact #

Website

Bradys Moving & Storage Inc

Fax (530) 345-4000
Tel (530) 342-1869

www.bradysmoving.com

Golden Eagle Moving Services

Tel (800) 328-4367

www.goldeneaglemoving.com

Mayflower Transit

Tel (866) 557-5150

www.mayflower.com

Wheaton Van Lines, Inc

Tel (800) 248-7962
Fax (317) 570-4635

www.wheatonworldwide.com

Employees may choose from two payment methods:

a. University pays the moving company on behalf of the employee

b. The employee pays the moving company directly

If option (a) is chosen, the hiring department must contact procurement department to request a purchase order for the moving company to directly invoice the University.

III. Identify appropriate transportation, lodging, and meal costs for new employee and spouse

The original itemized receipt showing proof of payment must be submitted for each and all expenses associated with the moving/relocation (including meals of $25 or more) for the new employee and spouse.

The original itemized receipt showing proof of payment must be submitted for the new employee’s airfare and their spouse’s airfare associated with the relocation.

Reimbursement may be made for actual meal expenses incurred (excluding alcohol beverages and tobacco) according to the CSU Travel Procedures and Regulations.

The approved Travel Expense Claim, with all of the required receipts and documentation for the new employee’s moving and relocation expenses, must be submitted to the Accounts Payable dept within 30 days of their arrival date.

1. If moving and relocation travel will be completed by a private vehicle:
a. Travelers must keep a record of the mileage traveled (direct route to new residence)
b. Travel between January 1, 2011 and March 31, 2013, the mileage reimbursement rate is $0.19 per mile.
c. Travel between April 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013, the mileage rate is $0.24 per mile.
d. Travel on or after January 1, 2014, the mileage rate is $0.23.5 per mile.
e. Gasoline costs for private vehicles will NOT be reimbursed
f. No reimbursement for transporting a private vehicle or repairs on a private vehicle.

2. If moving and relocation travel will be completed by a rental vehicle:
a. The new employee may purchase additional insurance offered by a rental car/truck company; however, if additional insurance is selected, the new employee will not be reimbursed for the cost of the additional insurance.
b. No mileage is reimbursed for rental vehicles.
c. Gasoline for truck rentals and car rentals is reimbursed when original itemized receipt(s) showing proof of payment is provided and attached to the Travel Expense Claim form submitted to Accounts Payable at the conclusion of travel.

3. For moving and relocation travel, lodging expenses include room charges and applicable taxes (reasonable lodging for new employee and spouse) while en-route to new residence.  No reimbursement may be claimed for additional nights in the same location, in-room movies, room service, personal phone calls, in-room mini bar, etc.

IV. Complete the Travel Claim Expense form

V. Complete the Direct Pay form

VI. Submit the Certification form, Travel Expense Claim form and all original receipts to Accounts Payable Dept. (CLA – Bldg. 98, B1-113)

References:
CSU Travel Procedures and Regulations G-001
CSU Relocation and Moving Expenses
Taxability of Relocation and Moving Expenses

Should you have any questions regarding Moving and Relocation reimbursement, contact Helen Lee at 2014 or helenlee@csupomona.edu.

Moving and Relocation Expenses Update

Mileage Reimbursement Rate for 2014 memo dated December 18, 2013 updated the stardard mileage rate for moving expenses.
HR Letter 2012-02
updated moving and relocation expenses

FS Letter 2010-01 updated tax information in Attachment A relates to mileage rate for moving expenses.

FS Letter 2009-01 updated information in Attachment B relates to moving and relocation expenses.

 Petty Cash Requirements

Petty Cash is available for reimbursement for items purchased up to the amount of $50.00 + tax and within 30 days of purchase.

Please complete a State of California Disbursement Voucher form (Std 439 Rev 4-84), attach all original receipts, and present completed form to the Cashiers in the CLA Bldg., Room 98-B1-113 for reimbursement. 

  1. Disbursement Vouchers are valid if processed within one month of date of receipt.  Receipts over 30 days can be reimbursed by completing a Direct Pay Form (F-3820) and Travel Expense Claim form (F-262). Please go to our on-line forms page to access the correct claim form. Attach receipts to direct pay form and claim and forward to Accounts Payable for payment.

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