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The weekend of October 25th and 26th many staff will be working hard in preparation for payment of increases in the first paychecks of November. The processes have been in testing in instances other than production for some time. Next weekend will be the time when all the required data and processes are migrated to the production environment.

As many of you are aware - this is the first time this process has been run in Banner HR. Every effort has been made to ensure this will migrate smoothly into the production area without mishap. Testing has been ongoing since early September and all involved are quite confident this process will migrate and execute successfully. However, just in case there are any issues with the migration, a plan has been developed to enable the system to be available for normal business on Monday morning regardless of the outcome of the migration.

Part of this plan includes a "worst-case" scenario where the system would be brought back to the state it exists in as of Friday, October 24th, at midnight. If this becomes necessary, any data entry done over the course of the 25th and the 26th would be lost. Obviously we are not expecting this will be necessary - however in cases were the processes are so new to all of us - we need to plan for the worst - and expect the best.

Should we have to recover the system to the Friday night backup - an FYI will be sent to all users notifying them of the event. If any data was entered after Friday, October 24th at midnight, that data will have to be reentered into the system again.

Although we expect this risk to be small - it is only prudent that you all be aware. Please keep this in mind for any work you expect to perform in Banner on October 25th and 26th.

If you have any questions - please contact your campus help desk or send email to Banner Finance.

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Please note there has been a change in the allowances for individual meals; an allowance for "incidentals" is now separately stated. In the past, travelers claiming partial-day rates applied a percentage to the full-day rate. Beginning with travel incurred on October 1, 2003, travelers must use the specified rates in the table below and then add the $3 incidentals amount for each day. A traveler is not required to prorate the incidentals portion of the rate for partial-day travel. See Financial and Administrative Procedure 07-008 for examples of the application of the new rates to partial-day travel.

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Effective Wednesday, October 1, 2003, the domestic per diem rates for some cities increased while the rates for other cities have remained unchanged or decreased. USNH Financial and Administrative Procedure 07-008 contains the USNH rules as well as the link to the per diem rates issued by the U.S. Government. Per diem rates can also be accessed directly at:

For rates in the continental U.S., the traveler should select the "Maximum CONUS per diem rates" and the state of your travel location. Since USNH policy does not permit the use of per diem for lodging expenses, the table value listed in column (b), "M&IE rate," is the rate that should be used. This is the meals and incidentals expense rate that excludes lodging. The standard meal allowance per diem may only be used when business-related travel involves overnight stays. The new rates are as follows:

M&IE $31 $35 $39 $43 $47 $51
Breakfast 6 7 8 9 9 10
Lunch 6 7 8 9 11 12
Dinner 16 18 20 22 24 26
Incidentals 3 3 3 3 3 3

The USNH travel reimbursement Form has been revised to reflect the new rates. We strongly suggest travelers use this form to reduce the chances of inaccurate travel expense reimbursement requests.

Your assistance in notifying your faculty and staff of the domestic per diem changes that took place October 1, 2003 is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact your campus Accounts Payable Office for assistance:

USNH/UNH Accounts Payable office at 862-1474

KSC Accounts Payable Office at 358-2477 or 358-2480

PSU Accounts Payable office at 535-2252

CLL Concord office at 228-3000

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