Faculty Practice Organization - SFFPO Business Unit
A new Business Unit called "Faculty Practice Organization" (SFFPO) was established in PeopleSoft General Ledger, effective July 1, 2014. In addition to the new Business Unit, FPO has been added at Level 1 of the DeptID tree (DeptID 200003).  As of August 26, 2014, approximately 352 DeptIDs previously under the Medical Center Control Point (200000) were identified and moved to the new FPO Control Point (200003) in the DeptID tree. In order to align with the DeptID tree changes in PeopleSoft, the Payroll Office will perform a mass EDB update as described below; no department effort is needed. The FPO Control Point will take actions to correct pay transactions already recorded in the General Ledger. 

Change in Distribution Line Chartstring 

  • If the distribution line chartstring contains a targeted FPO DeptID, the Business Unit will be changed from a value of “M” to “F”. All other chartfield values (Fund, DeptID, Project, Function, Flexfield) as well as pay rate, distribution percent, and DOS code will not be changed. 

For example:

  BU Fund DeptID Project Function Flexfield
Pre-FPO chartstring M 5020 707121 1111111 42 A123456
FPO chartstring F 5020 707121 1111111 42 A123456
  • For employees on a bi-weekly pay cycle, the distribution line with the pre-FPO chartstring will be ended on August 30, 2014, and a new distribution line with FPO chartstring will begin August 31, 2014.
  • For employees on a monthly pay cycle, the distribution line with the pre-FPO chartstring will be ended on August 31, 2014, and a new distribution line with FPO chartstring will begin September 1, 2014.
  Pay Cycle PP Begin Date - PP End Date Compute Pay Day
FPO BU effective B1 8/31/14 - 9/13/14 9/18/14 9/24/14
Last pay period under old BU B1 - free 8/17/14 - 8/30/14 9/4/14 9/10/14
FPO BU effective MO 9/1/14 - 9/30/14 9/24/14 10/1/14
Last pay period under old BU MO 8/1/14 - 8/31/14 8/22/14 8/29/14

What is not changing in OLPPS

  • Appointment(s) do not change.
  • DeptIDs that are not moving under the FPO Control Point/Business Unit will remain unchanged. The non-FPO distribution lines and chartstrings also remain unchanged.
  • Although the Home DeptIDs for the FPO Control Point/Business Unit are moving organizationally, the Home DeptID value remains the same.
  • All Appointment DeptID values remain unchanged.
  • All Distribution DeptID values remain unchanged.

Payroll Journal

The September payroll journal and DPE will reflect payroll expenses under the new FPO Business Unit and roll up to the new FPO Control Point DeptID. MyReports will display these changes and payroll expenses will display the new FPO Business Unit.

If you have questions, contact [email protected].