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Deactivation of a Fee-for-Service Educational Activity (FSEA)

Directive Statement

Colleges and departments that have Fee-for-Service Educational Activity (FSEA) units that become dormant have the responsibility to request the inactivation of the assigned ChartField.  A written request to close the FSEA must be sent to the Auxiliary Accounting Office.  The request must be approved by the department Dean/Chair.

Reason for Directive

To ensure that ChartFields are inactivated in a timely manner and that all surplus/deficit amounts of the FSEA are accounted for correctly.

Who must comply?

All UF departments.

Procedures

Prior to submission of the request, ensure the following:

  1. All applicable expenses have been booked
  2. Note that overhead expenses are assessed on a calendar year basis and may be assessed to an FSEA unit in the fiscal years subsequent to the close of the actual service performed.  Reach out to the UF Budget Office to ensure that no outstanding charges are going to be assessed on the unit in the subsequent year
  3. Determine the final surplus/deficit amount and handle per the procedures below
  4. Contact the Auxiliary Accounting Team (ga-aux@ad.ufl.edu) to close the ChartField
  5. Auxiliary Accounting team will review the unit to ensure all activity on the FSEA has ceased.  Fund balance must be brought to zero as part of the closing process

Note: Auxiliary Funds which have been inactive for 24 months may be subject to inactivation.  The Auxiliary Accounting Office will contact the units that may be subject to this criterion.

Deficit

If the FSEA ends with a deficit balance, the department is responsible for funding the deficit.

Surplus

If the FSEA ends the activity with a surplus balance, the FSEA manager must:

  1. Evaluate the FSEA users over the last fiscal year and the extent, if any, to which federal users were charged
  2. A refund should be calculated, and a credit provided to the federal projects originally charged
  3. If no grant activity occurred, the surplus balance may be absorbed by an approved unit/college auxiliary reserve

Definitions

Fee-for-Service Educational Activity

Revenue-generating activity from the provision of goods and/or services.  Such activity enhances, promotes, or supports the University’s instruction, research, public service and campus support functions, and other educational and support functions in order to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, and members of the public participating in University events and programs.

Last Reviewed

07/31/2021: reviewed content

Contacts

Auxiliary Accounting: (352) 294-7236

UF Budget Office: (352) 392-2402

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