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£6.31 - The National Minimum Wage rates

£6.31 - The National Minimum Wage rates

From 1 October 2013 new rates and age bands will apply.

https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates  (Link to DirectGov )

Publication date: 4 October 2013

Account Code Changes from August 1st 2013

Account Code 550 – Mileage

The account rule will be amended to allow detailed posting of individuals from the payroll rather than a single summary figure per project. This means that journals can optionally include the staff number in category 3 of the posting string.

Publication date: 4 October 2013

Agresso 5.6.3

We're pleased to announce that the new version of Agresso is now LIVE. 

Publication date: 1 April 2014

Agresso 5.6.3

We're pleased to announce that the new version of Agresso is now LIVE. 

Publication date: 1 April 2014

Agresso Helpdesk – Staff Changes

Clare Brass has left the Agresso Helpdesk Support Team to take up a new post in Student Services and we all wish her the very best in her new and exciting job.

Publication date: 5 December 2012

Agresso Upgrade

As you may be aware, we have now completed the testing of the new version of Agresso and, as things stand, we aim to go live with the new version on Tuesday, 1 April 2014.

Publication date: 26 March 2014

A new field called ‘Savings’ has been added to the requisition screen header

To help with the task of completing the annual HEFCW Procurement Efficiency Report, a new field called ‘Savings’ has been added to the requisition screen header.

Publication date: 18 April 2012

April 2011 Salary

Due to the timing of the Easter holidays this year and the additional bank holiday due to the Royal wedding, salaries will be paid on the 28th April 2011.

Publication date: 2 March 2011

Archive Reference Number added to transaction reports

A new column called 'Archive Ref' has been added to the Agresso
transaction reports

Publication date: 27 January 2011

Award of Bangor University Coach Hire Framework

Following a European tender exercise, Bangor University have a framework agreement in place for the hiring of coaches (with drivers).

Publication date: 24 February 2017

Barclaycard Purchasing Card Reconciliation System

The new Barclaycard system is already available at https://spendmanagement.barclaycard.co.uk/secure/welcome.asp. The Agresso upload, workflow and post process is currently being tested and will be available shortly to all users together with new reports.

Publication date: 20 May 2014

Business Travel and associated Expenses

Following on from the Vice-Chancellor’s message to all staff in December 2011, the policy on the procurement and subsequent reclaim of Business Travel and associated Expenses has been updated

Publication date: 13 February 2012

Casual Fees – Pink Forms

Due to changes in Government legislation, on monthly reporting to HMRC and workplace pensions it is necessary to operate an end of calendar month cut off for staff submitting Casual Fee (Pink) Forms.

Publication date: 4 April 2014

Changes to Agresso

Supplier Invoice transactions – Goods received date – this field now defaults to N/A.  This must be changed to the actual period goods or services were received. If the services were received over a period of time then enter RANGE and specify the dates in the workflow log

Publication date: 20 June 2011

Changes to Agresso user password security

The following document explains the changes being made to the security settings in Agresso. These changes will be in place on Monday, 10th December 2012.

Publication date: 10 December 2012

Changes to the Standard Requisition Screen

The standard requisition screen now has an ‘Amount or Quantity based’ field.

Publication date: 20 February 2011

Cyflogau Rhagfyr 2014/ December 2014 Salaries

Telir cyflogau Rhagfyr 2014 ar 22 Rhagfyr 2014 ac felly'r dyddiad olaf ar gyfer cyflwyno cais i’r Swyddfa Gyflogres am daliad ar y dyddiad hwn yw 5 Rhagfyr 2014  // Salaries for December 2014 will be paid on the 22nd December 2014 and therefore the last date for submission to the Payroll Office for payment on this date is the 5th December 2014.

 

Publication date: 27 October 2014

December 2013 salaries

Salaries for December 2013 will be paid on the 19th December 2013 and therefore the last date for submission to the Payroll Office for payment on this date is the 2  December 2013. Any paperwork received after this date will be processed in the January 2014 payroll.

Publication date: 23 October 2013

December 2015 Salary

Salaries for December 2015 will be paid on the 22nd December 2015 and therefore the last date for submission to the Payroll Office for payment on this date is the 4th December 2015. Any paperwork received after this date will be processed in the January 2016 payroll.

Publication date: 29 September 2015

December 2016 Salaries

Salaries for December 2016 will be paid on the 21st December 2016 and therefore the last date for submission to the Payroll Office for payment on this date is the 2nd December 2016. Any paperwork received after this date will be processed in the January 2017 payroll.

Publication date: 6 October 2016

December payroll

It is the Universities intention to implement the 1% increase in salaries, in the December payroll, which will be paid to staff on Thursday the 19th December.

Publication date: 26 November 2013

December Salaries 2017

Salaries for December 2017 will be paid on the 20th December 2017 and therefore the last date for submission to the Payroll Office for payment on this date is the 4th December 2017.  Any paperwork received after this date will be processed in the January 2018 payroll.

Publication date: 23 October 2017

Disappearing rice fields threaten more global warming

All over China, a huge change has been taking place without any of us noticing. Rice paddies have been (and are being) converted at an astonishing rate into aquaculture ponds to produce more protein for the worlds growing populations. This change risks creating an unexpected impact on global warming.

International researchers, including Prof Chris Freeman from Bangor University, have found conversion of paddy fields to aquaculture is releasing massive amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere. 

Publication date: 4 March 2019

Dyddiad Cau Cyflogres Ebrill 2014 / Payroll Deadline April 2014

Oherwydd gwyliau'r Pasg , dydd Gwener, 4 Ebrill 2014, fydd y dyddiad  olaf y gellir anfon ceisiadau i’r Swyddfa Gyflogres i'w talu ar 30 Ebrill 2014. // Due to the Easter holidays the final date for submissions to the Payroll Office for payment on 30th April 2014 will be Friday, 4th April 2014.

Publication date: 1 February 2014

E-mail Agresso Purchase Orders directly to Suppliers

The problem with e-mailing Agresso Purchase Orders directly to Suppliers has now been resolved.

Publication date: 2 March 2011

Essential Maintenance

The server(s) will be unavailable Thursday 10/02/11, between 17:00 and 24:00 for essential maintenance.

Some systems will be unavailable during this time. This includes: Agresso Web Service, Agresso Smart Client 

Publication date: 9 February 2011

Essential Maintenance

The server(s) will be unavailable Wednesday 16/02/11, between 13:00 and 13:10 for essential maintenance.

Some systems will be unavailable during this time. This includes: Agresso Web Services

Publication date: 14 February 2011

Final Financial Statements 2018/19

Final Financial Statements 2018/19 pdf.

Publication date: 4 December 2019

Financial Period Status

You can now check the status of an accounting period by referring to the new ‘Financial Period Status’ report in the ‘Codes and Lists’ section of Finance Reports.

Publication date: 20 June 2011

Financial Regulations - November 2019

Financial Regulations November 2019

Publication date: 7 February 2020

Financial Year End Procedures 2011/12

The Financial Year end procedures for the year ending 31st July 2012 have now been published on the Finance Office website  and should be read by all members of staff involved in the day to day processing and approval of financial transactions. 

Publication date: 22 July 2012

Financial Year End Procedures 2012/13

The Financial Year end procedures for the year ending 31st July 2013 have now been published on the Finance Office website  and should be read by all members of staff involved in the day to day processing and approval of financial transactions. 

Publication date: 7 July 2013

Financial Year End Procedures 2013/14

The timetable and procedures for all staff involved in the Financial Year End has been posted on the Finance Office web site

Publication date: 3 July 2014

Financial Year End Procedures 2014/15

The timetable and procedures for all staff involved in the Financial Year End has been posted on the Finance Office web site. Please take the time to ensure you are aware of the dates that are relevant for your department. It is vital that all deadlines are met so that the annual accounts are completed on time.

Publication date: 21 June 2015

Financial Year End Procedures 2015/16

The timetable and procedures for all staff involved in the Financial Year End has been posted on the Finance Office web site

Publication date: 29 July 2016

Financial Year End Procedures 2018/19

Publication date: 10 July 2019

Goods Receipt (and Missing Goods

We have made some changes to the Goods Receipt (and Missing Goods Receipt) screen.

Publication date: 26 June 2011

Government expands definition of employees in the Public Sector

The government is introducing new rules to stem the reduction of tax take because of the so-called ‘Gig economy’.

From 6th April 2017, new legislation will expand the definition of those deemed to be employed within the public sector to take in limited companies and partnerships often called Personal Service Companies and sole traders doing business either under a trading name or as an individual.

Publication date: 27 March 2017

Guidance on the management of the procurement process for Research and Structural Funds Projects

The Guidance is of particular importance to any staff who are engaged in the procurement process for Research and Structural Funds Projects

Publication date: 23 February 2011

High Value Orders

In response to a recent Internal Audit Report, staff are reminded that the University’s Financial Regulations require evidence of three written quotations for all purchases between £5,000 and £20,000. This evidence should be attached to all electronic requisitions within Agresso prior to sending to the Senior Manager for approval.

Publication date: 3 October 2014

How to download a Spreadsheet from the Web Reports in Agresso

The Agresso Report Engine has recently been updated and this provides new functionality on web reports.

Publication date: 15 May 2013

Important message regarding Agresso system availability

Agresso will be unavailable

Publication date: 20 February 2012

Important Procedural Changes - Procurement Process

The University Manual Order Pad system has now ceased to be used.

Publication date: 6 October 2011

IMPORTANT - YEAR END CREDITORS 2011/12

Further to our previous e-mail on the 7 August, due to the number of July dated invoices still being received, we have decided to extend the deadline for keeping the July period open from the 7 August to the 8 August.

Publication date: 7 August 2012

International and Same day payments charges

The University has recently changed its bankers to Santander. The new online payment portal is called Santander Connect and replaces Barclays Internet Banking (BIB).  In line with this, the pricing structure of online payments has also changed.

Publication date: 3 August 2015

NatWest Purchasing Card Reconciliation System

 

We will shortly be switching off the old NatWest purchasing card system and it is therefore imperative that all outstanding reconciliations are completed as soon as possible.

Publication date: 20 May 2014

New Account Code – 971 (Publishing Costs)

This account code should be used to record all payments made to publishers for the costs of publishing articles or manuscripts, including article processing charges (APC) paid for Open Access publishing.

Publication date: 25 April 2013

NEW Payroll Deadline – May 2013

In May the University will be initiating new Payroll processes in order to comply with recent Government legislation on Pension Schemes.

Publication date: 17 April 2013

New routing added to the Incoming Invoices workflow

Research project invoices relating to partner or sponsor distributions (account codes 301 to 340) will now be routed to the REO post-award team for coding and approval rather than the departments

Publication date: 15 September 2014

New! What to do if you cannot Goods Receive an order

Having a Missing Goods Receipt task that you cannot process is a common Helpdesk query. This new handout explains what action is to be taken if you come across this scenario.

Publication date: 19 September 2012

Old Style £1 Coins – Deadline 15 October 2017

Venues should continue to provide change with new style £1 coins only and bank all old style coins as soon as possible. Old Style coins cease to be legal tender at the end of Sunday, 15 October 2017.

Publication date: 3 October 2017

Online Shop Sales and Agresso General Ledger

The finance office process for posting online shop sales has been amended to automate the process.

Publication date: 30 April 2015

Opening Balance Period 201000

The Opening balance period 201000 now contains the Balances brought forward from the financial year 200900 to 200913.

Publication date: 1 April 2011

Opening Balance Period 201100

The Opening balance period 201100 now contains the Balances brought forward from the financial year 201000 to 201013.

Publication date: 4 January 2012

Opening Balance Period 201200

The Opening balance period 201200 now contains the Balances brought forward from the financial year 201100 to 201113.

Publication date: 5 December 2012

Opening Balance Period 201500

The Opening balance period 201500 now contains the Balances brought forward from the financial year 201400 to 201413.

Publication date: 2 December 2015

Pay Award

The Universities and Colleges Employers Association have concluded the August 2010 pay round with the implementation of a 0.4% award.

Publication date: 8 February 2011

Payroll Deadline - April 2017

The final date for submissions to the Payroll Office for the April 2017 payroll will be Tuesday, 4th April 2017 with the salaries being paid on 28th April 2017.  This slightly earlier date is due to the timing of the Easter holidays.

Any paperwork received after this submission date will be processed in the May 2017 payroll.

Publication date: 27 January 2017

Payroll Deadline March 2016

The final date for submissions to the Payroll Office for payment in March will be the 4th March 2016, this is due to the Easter holidays.  Any paperwork received after this date will be processed in the April 2016 payroll.

Publication date: 7 January 2016

Payroll Deadlines

As a result of on-going Payroll processes to ensure the University complies with Government legislation on Pension Schemes. It is necessary to re-schedule the Payroll deadline for the next 3 months to:-

Publication date: 27 May 2013

Payroll deadlines // Dyddiadau Cau Cyflogres

O ganlyniad i brosesau Cyflogres presennol i sicrhau bod y Brifysgol yn cydymffurfio â deddfwriaeth y Llywodraeth ar Gynlluniau Pensiwn, a'r dulliau gweithredu HMRC newydd hefyd, mae angen i ddyddiad cau'r Gyflogres barhau i fod y 10fed o bob mis nes rhoddir gwybodaeth bellach.  

 As a result of on-going Payroll processes to ensure the University complies with Government legislation on Pension Schemes and also new HMRC procedures it is necessary for the Payroll deadline to remain as the 10th of each month until further notice.

 

Publication date: 4 October 2013

Procurement of Travel & Subsistence Arrangements

You are advised that the Business travel and associated expenses policy has been reviewed. You attention is particularly drawn to section 2 – Procurement of Travel & Subsistence Arrangements

Publication date: 1 November 2012

Procurement Procedures

Please be advised that new Procurement Procedures (attached) will come into operation today. All staff who have procurement responsibilities must read the attached document to make themselves familiar with the revised requirements.

Publication date: 1 February 2017

Purchasing Cards – Agresso workflow to go-live

On Friday, 4th July 2014 the coded items from the Barclaycard Spend Management (BSM) system will start to flow into the Agresso system so cardholders (or their delegate) can attach the receipts and invoices to each transaction.

Publication date: 3 July 2014

Removal of Project code data control on Requisition Screen

Data control has been relaxed on the requisition screen. The screen now allows any requisitioner to use any valid Project code(s) even those external to the department.

Publication date: 25 April 2013

Reports Update

The following new reports have been added to the Agresso reports menu:

Publication date: 4 October 2013

Reports Update

The following new reports have been added to Agresso:

Publication date: 6 August 2014

Reports Update

The following new reports have been added to Agresso:

Publication date: 18 September 2014

Reports Update

The following new reports have been added to the Agresso reports menu.

Publication date: 8 July 2012

Requisition Template

In order to standardise our purchase orders for widely used products and services, and further improve our invoice/PO matching, RequisitionTemplates are now available from the /Requisitions – Standard /screen

Publication date: 20 June 2011

Sales Invoices – Online Payment by Credit or Debit Card

An additional payment method for Official Bangor University Sales Invoices is now available and will be printed on all new invoices.

Publication date: 7 June 2017

School Celebrates The Festival of Social Sciences

The School would like to congratulate all staff and students who were involved in this year’s ESRC Festival OF Social Sciences.

Publication date: 28 November 2018

‘SINV to code’ workflow tasks

It is now possible for the registration team to leave workflow comments when registering SINVs. Please refer to the workflow log in all ‘SINV to code’ workflow tasks for any messages/additional info relating to the invoice.

Publication date: 20 June 2011

The National Minimum Wage rates

From 1 October 2012 new rates and age bands will apply.

Publication date: 30 September 2012

The paydate for the December 2011 payroll

Salaries for December 2011 will be paid on the 21st December 2011 and therefore the last date for submission to the Payroll Office for payment on this date is the 5th December 2011.

Publication date: 27 October 2011

Travel & Subsistence Expenses Procedure

The policy on the procurement and subsequent reclaim of Business Travel and associated Expenses has been updated

Publication date: 26 June 2012

UWBmis & Agresso

From 4 January 2011, HR and Payroll management information, previously delivered via UWBmis, will be accessed via Agresso Self-Service (agresso.bangor.ac.uk).

Publication date: 3 January 2011

When completing a GRN, please enter a short comment in the ‘External Ref’ box.

When completing a GRN, please enter a short comment in the ‘External Ref’ box. The comment will enable the registration team/Agresso Helpdesk to distinguish one ‘GRN’ from another on a purchase order, so please be as specific as possible when entering your comment e.g. date of delivery, month or week of invoice/service or any other information specific to that particular Goods Receipt. These comments will be crucial in assisting the registration of the invoice, and will greatly reduce unnecessary/incorrect Missing GRN and ‘out of tolerance’ tasks.

Publication date: 20 February 2011