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Interdepartmental Requests

When to Use an Interdepartmental Request:
An interdepartmental request is used to move an expense or revenue between departments; or, to bill other on-campus departments for goods and/or services. Submit these requests through an online journal and e-mail the PeopleSoft Financials Team in Financial Services at psteam@towson.edu so the journal can be processed.

When NOT to use an Interdepartmental Request:
An interdepartmental request is NOT to be used for Budget/Appropriation Transfers or for charges that belong on non-departmental requests.

How to submit an Interdepartmental Request?

An authorized signer from the department that originates the request notifies via email the other department to obtain approval.

An authorized signer from the department receiving the request forwards the confirmed email approval to the PeopleSoft Financials Team in Financial Services at psteam@towson.edu along with the backup documentation and notification that the journal was uploaded.

The department submitting the journal for processing must ensure that the following information is included:

  • Journal Posting Date
  • Journal source must be INT (Interdepartmental)
  • Journal Header Description stating original date and Specific Detailed Description of item or service
  • Five-digit department or seven-digit project code for each department being credited/charged
  • The appropriate six-digit account number for each department being credited/charged
  • Amount(s) for each item or service
  • A description for each item being credited/charged

It is crucial to retain copies. Both the charged and the credited departments need to retain copies for two reasons. First, the auditors may ask you to verify by producing your copies. Second, compare your copies against the monthly budget report to verify any items posted to your department.

Credit Requests. If you have inadvertently billed a department incorrectly on an interdepartmental request, you must submit a new Interdepartmental request journal to correct the entry. Note the journal number of the original request in the detailed description.

Submit the journal to the PeopleSoft Financials Team in Financial Services at psteam@towson.edu.

Locating appropriate expenditure accounts. There are 14 different major groups of expenditure accounts that can be used to break down each type of expenditure into the appropriate category within your Department's budget. 

 

If you need assistance contact the PSTeam at 410-704-2188

Financial Services

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Financial Services Fax Numbers

Financial Services HelpLine: 410-704-5599

Email: finservehelp@towson.edu

 

 

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