Basic Approval Process
If your department is considering providing goods/services to another University of Florida department or a customer outside of the campus community on a recurring basis, you will need to set up an Fee-for-Service Educational Activity (FSEA) unit. An FSEA unit also lets you recover the costs of providing these goods/services through charges to users. The University of Florida operates several types of FSEA Units.
University departments desiring to conduct FSEA activity must obtain approval to establish this type of unit by completing the Request to Update an FSEA.
The approval process to conduct activities as a Fee-for-Service Educational Activity consists of the following steps:
- Department completes an Application
- Department completes a Rate Setting Process
- Both documents are reviewed and approved by the Department Dean/Chair
Once the departmental approval is received, the Auxiliary Accounting Office will present the FSEA application package to the Auxiliary Advisory Committee, which meets on a monthly basis. Note that the time it takes to establish an FSEA unit varies, but rate calculations are usually the most time-intensive step of the process.
The last step of the application process is approval by the Senior Vice President of Finance and the Chief Financial Officer. The Auxiliary Accounting Office will notify the unit of the application’s approval or denial to establish an FSEA.
09/10/2021: updated content
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