The fiscal year for all departments of State Government closes on the thirtieth day of June (CGS, Sec. 4-35).
It is important that you review and closely follow the year-end instructions. If you have any questions, please refer to the list of contacts at the end of these instructions.
You are responsible for distributing these instructions to the appropriate staff within your agency. It is important that all dates and deadlines be observed, as there will be no extensions, except for those expressly authorized by the Comptroller's Office.
When the term "budgeted funds" is used in these instructions, it refers exclusively to the following funds:
11000 General Fund
12001 Transportation Fund
12003 Banking Fund
12004 Insurance Fund
12006 Consumer Counsel/DPUC Fund
12007 Workers Compensation Fund
12009 Mashantucket Pequot & Mohegan Fund
12010 Soldiers Sailors and Marines Fund
12013 Regional Market Operations Fund
12014 Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund
Maintaining or Revising Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Chartfield and Budget Structure in Fiscal Year 2013
Any changes (addition or inactivation of values) required to your present financial chartfield structure for Fiscal Year 2013 should be submitted using the Core-CT chartfield maintenance form (http://www.core-ct.state.ct.us/dvd/chartfield.htm ) no later than Friday, April 27, 2012. Requests for budget structure changes should also be submitted to the attention of John Clark at Office of the State Comptroller by that date.
Please keep in mind that the following actions must be finalized by April 27, 2012:
** Reminder: Speedcharts and distribution codes referencing budgeted funds will be automatically updated with the Budget Reference for the new fiscal year. Please verify that this has occurred. If you are using speed charts or distribution codes for a non-budgeted fund, with a budget reference selected, you must change that budget reference to 2013 when the new budget reference should be used in the new fiscal year.
The pay period beginning on June 15, 2012 is the first payroll processed in Fiscal Year 2013. All fiscal year budget references must be effective on June 15, 2012.
No later than Monday, May 9, 2012 agencies must notify the Office of Policy and Management of all appropriations within budgeted funds that qualify for continuance to Fiscal Year 2013.
Lapsing Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations receiving new funding in Fiscal Year 2013
No appropriation balances in budgeted funds will be brought forward to the new-year appropriation. Unliquidated encumbrances from Fiscal Year 2012 will be recommitted against the new-year appropriation once PO Roll-Over is complete. Any expenditure posted after June 30, 2012 will be charged against the new-year appropriation.
Continuing Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations
All unexpended balances (unliquidated encumbrances, unencumbered, unallotted) will be brought forward to the new-year appropriation early in Fiscal Year 2013 (after adjustments and budget balances are verified). Unliquidated encumbrances will be automatically recommitted against the new-year appropriation once the rolled POs have passed budget checking. Expenditures posted after June 30, 2012 will be recorded as new-year expenditures.
All continuing appropriations such as Federal and Other Grants or Insurance Recoveries should be balanced and closed by June 30, 2012 wherever possible.
Lapsing appropriations not renewed with a Fiscal Year 2013 appropriation (one month carry-forward)
These appropriations will be extended until 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 for the purpose of liquidating obligations properly incurred in Fiscal Year 2012 (the old year). The unliquidated encumbrance balance will be automatically brought forward to Fiscal Year 2013. On July 31, the unliquidated balance will be lapsed.
First quarter Fiscal Year 2013 allotments
Please submit your first quarter allotments to OPM leaving sufficient time to
distribute the allotment and to ensure receipt by the Comptroller's Office no
later than June 29, 2012.
The Billing Module will close on June 29, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. for Fiscal Year 2012 processing. Billing for Fiscal Year 2013 will open on Monday, July 2, 2012. Exceptions are for the Internal Service Fund (ISF) Business Units (DASS1 & DOCS1). Billing for the ISF Business Units will close on Thursday, July 5, 2012 after the 10 a.m. Batch, for Fiscal Year 2012 processing. Fiscal Year 2013 processing for the ISF Business Units will open on Friday, July 6, 2012.
Inter-agency Bills must be received by the debtor agency by June 8, 2012. Any Inter-Agency Payment Worksheets must be completed by the close of business on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
The AR Module will close for all Business Units on Thursday, July 5, 2012 after the 10 a.m. Morning Batch, for Fiscal Year 2012 processing. This means that all Deposits and Payments should be completed by the close of business on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. On Friday, July 6, 2012, AR will open for all Business Units for Fiscal Year 2013 processing. All Maintenance Worksheets must be completed and be set to Batch Standard by Wednesday, June 27, 2012. If they are not completed by then, they must be deleted by the agency.
Please keep in mind that all monies deposited prior to July 1, 2012 are Fiscal Year 2012 (old year) receipts. All monies deposited on or after July 1, 2012 are Fiscal Year 2013 (new year) receipts. The controlling factor is NOT the check date, but rather, the date that the deposit is recorded at the bank. In Core-CT, this will show as the Accounting Date on the deposit. The received and entered date may be July 1 or later, but if the Accounting Date is prior to July 1, this is an old year deposit and must be completed. All bank deposits from June 29, will appear in the agency pick list on July 2. The entered date will be 7/2/2012, but the accounting date will be 6/29/2012 and MUST be processed in Fiscal Year 2012. Any deposit with an Accounting Date of July 1, 2012 or later cannot be processed until July 6, 2012, which is when the AR Module is open for Fiscal Year 2013.
Every effort should be made to process Fiscal Year 2012 deposits (either Direct Journal or Apply Payment to an Open AR Item) prior to Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Any outstanding Fiscal Year 2012 deposit left unprocessed after 10 am on Thursday, July 5, will be directly journalled to funds awaiting distribution (pending receipts) by the Comptroller's Office. Agencies will be responsible for modifying these entries to the proper coding with a GL spreadsheet or online journal, no later than Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
Also, any Fiscal Year 2012 Refund of Expenditure Open Item coded to Budgeted Funds will be automatically updated to general revenue for Fiscal Year 2013. This ensures that budgets are not increased in the new fiscal year.
On Account (OA Entry Type) Payments
OA's should be avoided. If an agency receives an overpayment, a sequence should be added to the deposit and the deposit split between the item payment and a direct journal. The direct journal entries should be coded to the Funds Awaiting Distribution if the overpayment is being returned to the customer. The overpayment should then be returned to the customer through the AP module. If the overpayment will not be returned to the customer, then the direct journal entries should contain the proper accounting distribution.
Agencies shall determine their own cut off dates for the issuance of requisitions sourced to purchase orders, the creation of new purchase orders, and the issuance of change orders, within the following parameters:
Agencies must close POs on a monthly basis at the beginning of each fiscal year and more frequently as the end of the fiscal year approaches. Agencies must continue to close all POs that should not roll into fiscal year 2013 through 12:00 p.m. on June 29, 2012.
The benefits of creating a "change order" are:
Do not reduce the PO amounts below what has been ordered through June 30, 2012.
POs that are left in a Business Unit that have a positive remaining balance and have the PO status of Dispatched and a Budget status of Valid will be rolled. It is the agency's responsibility to clean up POs that do not qualify to roll, prior to the June 29 deadline.
Core-CT will be adjusting the close days as we approach the end of the fiscal year as follows:
Should an agency desire to have the number of close days reduced prior to the dates listed, they must e-mail their request to the Purchasing Team. Please address the email as follows: In the subject line "Close Days" in the body include your business unit(s) (example: "DASM1"). Please include your contact information: Name, e-mail address and valid telephone number including area code. Also, please let us know what you would like the days set to and for how long. This e-mail should be addressed to all 3 members of the Purchasing team: Noreen.Camara@ct.gov , Amanda.Starbala@ct.gov , and Joann.Bellamo@ct.gov .
To assist in returning monies pre-encumbered by a requisition the Core-CT weekly process of requisition reconciliation will be run on Fridays and an additional run will been added on Tuesdays, beginning April 10, 2012. Requisition close will run on a nightly basis, Monday through Friday, beginning June 4, 2012.
Access for the following roles will be removed at the close of business on June 25, 2012: Requesters, Requisition Amount Approvers 1, 2, 3, and 4, Budget Approvers, and Purchasing Approvers, CT Multi-Requester, CT ITD Approvers 1- 4, CT Req Bid Contract Creator, CT DAS Approver 1, CT F A Adhoc Approver, CT WF Req Adhoc Approver, and CT Catalog Viewer.
The batch process for requisition sourcing will be discontinued after the scheduled nightly run on June 25, 2012. Future dated requisitions must not be created in Core-CT.
Agencies should close all requisitions that did not source to a PO by June 26, 2012. If the requisition status is approved, pending approval, canceled, denied, or open or have a budget status of error, the requisition must be closed by 12:00 p.m. on June 29, 2012. If an agency is currently using an open requisition as a template, the requisition must be saved as a template or it should be closed. Templates will not be affected by the PO roll.
The Core-CT team will update the budget date and the accounting date on the requisition templates.
PO Roll Process:
In order for a purchase order to qualify for PO Roll, encumbered funds must remain on the PO line(s), the PO status must be Dispatched, the Budget status must be Valid, and the Line(s) must not be in a Fully Matched status.
The Core-CT team will begin the PO Roll process for all qualifying POs on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Should the Core-CT team encounter a problem with a PO that was left in an agency's business unit to roll or the PO does not roll due a technical error, the Core-CT team will attempt to close that PO. POs that were closed by the Core-CT team will be posted on the Core-CT website for agencies to recreate in the 2013 fiscal year.
Core-CT will begin to roll POs on the morning of July 1, 2012 and continue to roll through July 4, 2012.
User access to the Purchasing and Requisition Modules will be re-established
on Thursday, July 5, 2012. In the event that the PO Roll is not completed, a
Daily Mail will be issued on the morning of July 5indicating the estimated time
frame remaining for the continued lock out.
New-Year Purchasing Transactions
Agencies may begin creating new fiscal year Requisitions and POs on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Agencies should not approve Requisitions or POs until all of the budgets are in place.
Continuing Funds will not be available until Monday, July 16, 2012.
New-year vouchers can be entered into Core-CT when all affected budgets are in place - July 2 at the earliest. Continuing funds will be available July 16, 2012 at the earliest. Ensure that required agency budgets are also available before approving vouchers.
Remember to pay special attention to the entry of Receipt Date in the new
year. On vouchers for Goods and Services received in the prior year, the agency
must over-write the current date that is defaulted and enter the actual receipt
date. Again, agencies are also reminded not to combine invoices and urged to pay
for items received in the old year separately from items received in the new
Any questions regarding the accounting for adjustment or reversal vouchers should be directed to the General Accounting contacts listed on the last page of this memorandum or Elaine Pelletier in the Accounts Payable Division.
Claims Authorization Form (CO-512)
Form CO-512 is available for downloading from the Office of the Comptroller's website at http://osc.ct.gov/agencies/forms/index.html . The original hard-copy form must be completed and forwarded to the Comptroller's Office, Accounts Payable Division, 55 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106 Attention: Linda Arn by Friday, June 15, 2012.
The CO-512 must contain the names of all agency personnel with the final approver roles listed below. The Encumbrance or Expenditure box must be checked based on their authorization. Any forms with both boxes checked for one individual will be returned to the agency for segregation of duties.
Final Approver Roles -
All information must be completed in the designated contact section.
The 'new' box on the CO-512 form should only be checked off at the beginning of each fiscal year. Any changes thereafter must be reflected by checking the 'update' box. The 'effective date' must be the same date as reflected on the Core-CT Application Security Request Form CO-1092. An updated CO-512 form must be submitted at that time.
When submitting an updated CO-512 form, all final approvers must be listed. This updated form will supersede all previously submitted forms. Therefore, all employees with final approver roles must be listed on the updated form.
The signature of the agency head (Commissioner, Executive Director, etc.) must appear on all Claims Authorization Forms to certify that the listed personnel are authorized to encumber or expend funds on their behalf. An updated CO-512 form must be submitted when there is a new agency head.
Encumbrance and expenditure documents may not be processed for the new fiscal year if the authorization form is not received by June 15, 2012.
The bi-weekly pay period Friday, June 1, 2012 through Thursday, June 14, 2012
scheduled for payment on Friday, June 29, 2012 is the final payroll charged to
appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012.
Semi-monthly and any payrolls which will be paid June 29, 2012 will also be
charged to Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations.
Payroll checks dated in July will be charged to Fiscal Year 2013
Spreadsheet or Online journal entry corrections for Fiscal Year 2012 may be submitted until Tuesday, July 10, 2012. After that date, no additional corrections will be accepted to Fiscal Year 2012 transactions.
Detailed instructions concerning spreadsheet or online GL journal payroll corrections are available on the Core-CT web site under General Ledger Job Aids. Both fringe benefit and non-fringe benefit payroll corrections may be processed via the spreadsheet journal process.
There are also detailed instructions on spreadsheet journal entries available on the Core-CT web site under General Ledger Job Aids.
General Ledger for Fiscal Year 2012 will close on Thursday, July 12, 2012
starting at 12:00 p.m. The Core-CT Financial system will not be available until
Monday, July 16, 2012.
As in prior years, a detailed GAAP closing package will be distributed prior to fiscal year end. The purpose of the GAAP closing, which is separate from the legal closing outlined above, is to allow the Comptroller to report in conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This is required, in part, for the state to maintain a favorable bond rating.
As in the past, in conjunction with the GAAP closing package, agencies will be requested to provide a Schedule of Federal Financial Assistance. This report is critical to the Single Audit Report prepared by the Auditors of Public Accounts. A set of detailed instructions will be issued to each agency that receives federal financial assistance.
The Asset Management Fiscal Year 2012 Open Accounting Period will close on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
Agencies must process all Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Adds, Adjustments, Retirements/Reinstatements, Re-categorizations, and Transfers by close of business Tuesday, July 10, 2012. After that date, these transaction types will be booked as Fiscal Year 2013 transactions.
Remember that Fiscal Year 2012 transactions recorded in July, up to and including July 10, 2012, must reflect a June 2012 Accounting Date. This will ensure that these transactions will be included in FY 2012 Financial Reports and Statements.
Transaction Loader items for Fiscal Year 2012, that have not been loaded by
close of business on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, will be changed to error status.
The affected assets will have to be entered in Basic Add with all pertinent
purchasing, receiving, and vouchering information. Regular review of Transaction
Loader is recommended to help minimize year-end maintenance.
Asset Management and Inventory Modules (CO-59)
The Asset Management/Inventory Report/GAAP Reporting Form, CO-59 is an annual report of all capitalized real and personal property owned by each state agency. This report must be submitted by October 1, 2012 and must reflect the sum total of the physical inventory as of June 30, 2012. All Executive Branch agencies must use the Core-CT Asset Management Module to complete the information requested on the CO-59. Agencies using the Inventory Module or a separate inventory system are required to report their stores and supplies inventory on the CO-59.
Agencies not using the Core-CT Asset Management module are still required to report their assets on the CO-59 using their asset management systems.
Executive Branch agencies are expected to use the Asset Management and Inventory queries below to complete the CO-59 form for Fiscal Year 2012. If the values recorded on the CO-59 do not reconcile with Core-CT, the agency must provide a written explanation of the discrepancy in an attachment.
Asset Management Queries
CT_CORE_FIN_AM_COST_POS - Select this query to calculate the positive cost of assets for a range of accounting dates for the CO-59 report.
CT_CORE_FIN_AM_CO59_POS_DETAIL - Select this query for detail information to support the above query.
CT_CORE_FIN_AM_COST_NEG - Select this query to calculate the negative cost of assets for a range of accounting dates for the CO-59.
CT_CORE_FIN_AM_CO59_NEG_DETAIL - Select this query for detail information to support the above query.
Inventory Queries (Stores and Supplies) for those agencies that use the
CT_CORE_FIN_IN_CO_59_RCV - Select this query to calculate the items in inventory for a range of transaction dates for the CO-59.
CT_CORE_FIN_IN_CO_59_DEP - Select this query to calculate the depletions of items in inventory for a range of transaction dates for the CO-59.
Asset Management Report
AMAS2000 - Cost Activity Detail Report - Select this report to assist with the physical inventory reconciliation. The path for this report is: Asset Management>Financial Reports>Cost and Depreciation>Cost Activity Report. The final report cannot be run until after July 15, 2012.
The CO-59 form is now available for reporting assets by downloading it from the OSC website at http://osc.ct.gov/agencies/forms/index.html.
The completed CO-59 should be forwarded to the Comptroller's Office, The completed CO-59 should be forwarded to the Comptroller's Office, Budget & Financial Analysis - Statewide Services, 55 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106 Attn: Richard Esten. Questions regarding the completion of the CO-59 should be directed to: OSC.Assets@po.state.ct.us.
If you have any questions, please contact the following:
|Chart Of Accounts||Christopher.Bacon@po.state.ct.us||860.702.3386|
|e-Pro - Requisition Reconciliation - Tuesdays and Fridays||4/10/12|
|PO Close days - change from 30 to 15||4/13/12|
|Chartfield changes for FY 2013 including Payroll Combinations - adds/deletes||4/27/12|
|Budget Structure changes due by||4/27/12|
|Budget Reference Consolidation changes due by||4/27/12|
|PO Close days - change from 15 to 5||4/27/12|
|Request continuation of budgeted funds to OPM||5/7/12|
|PO Close days - change from 5 to 0 (zero)||5/25/12|
|First quarter allotment requests due to OPM - obtain due date from your budget analyst.|
|e-Pro Requisition Recon - to be run nightly starting||6/4/12|
|BI - Inter-agency Bills must be received by||6/8/12|
|AP - Claims Authorization forms (CO-512) due by 5:00 p.m.||6/15/12|
|AP - last date to pay Inter-agency bills||6/15/12|
|FY 2013 combo codes - effective||6/15/12|
|AP - Payment Cancellation forms (CO-790) due by 5:00 p.m.||6/20/12|
|Inactivating C/Fs - close A/R items||6/22/12|
|e-Pro - last requisition entered by close of business||6/22/12|
|e-Pro - last DAS-BID entered by close of business||6/22/12|
|e-Pro - ITD-10s last day to be approved by close of business||6/22/12|
|A/R - Close all On Account (OA) payments||6/25/12|
|A/R - last date to apply Inter-agency payments||6/26/12|
|AP - last night for interfaced vouchers||6/26/12|
|AP - last day for vouchers to be paid (approved by 9:00 a.m.)||6/28/12|
|AP - Delete Unposted Vchrs (except for JVs and ZPC vchrs) after State Pay Cycle||6/28/12|
|AP - Adjs and Reversals vouchers for ZPC - approved before 3:00 p.m.||6/28/12|
|AP - Last Zero-Dollar Pay Cycle by 9:00 a.m.||6/29/12|
|First quarter allotments from OPM to OSC||6/29/12|
|PO - Close POs that are not rolling by 12:00 p.m.||6/29/12|
|ePro - Close requisitions by 12:00 p.m.||6/29/12|
|AP - module closed at 12:00 p.m.||6/29/12|
|Balance Federal and other grants and Insurance Recoveries by||6/29/12|
|Billing module closed at 3:00 p.m.(except ISF units)||6/29/12|
|Payroll - last bi-weekly and semi-monthly payroll check date posted to FY 2012||6/29/12|
|GL - balance sheet accounts rolled||7/2/12|
|Billing module opened for new FY transactions||7/2/12|
|PO Roll from 7/1/12 through||7/4/12|
|PO and e-Pro modules - access restored||7/5/12|
|A/R - module closed at 10:00 a.m.||7/5/12|
|Billing module closed for Internal Service Fund units after the 10:00 a.m. batch||7/5/12|
|A/R - module opened for new FY transactions||7/6/12|
|GL - last date for FY 2012 SSJs or Online Journal Entries||7/10/12|
|AM - last transaction date for FY 2012 assets||7/10/12|
|AM - close FY 2012||7/11/12|
|Core-CT Financials will be unavailable from 12:00 p.m.||7/12/12|
|Payroll - first payroll check date posted to FY 2013||7/13/12|
|Continued Funds available||7/16/12|
|Lapsing appropriations not renewed in FY 2013, lapsed||7/31/12|
|AM - AM/Inventory Report / GAAP Reporting form (CO-59)||10/1/12|
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