Division of Finance Updates
E-Travel News September Issue | 09/06/2018
The September issue of E-Travel News has been published. Topics include E-Travel Online Booking Fee Change, Federal Per Diem Changes – Effective September 1, 2018, Hotel Booking Tips for E-Travel Planners, and Real ID for Alaskans.
IRIS PCard Enhancements Go-Live Date Announcement | 09/06/2018
IRIS PCard Enhancements | 08/13/2018
References have been added to the IRIS References and Resources webpage for the upcoming enhancements to IRIS for PCard Enhancements.
Statewide Travel Office Cost Savings Analysis Report | 08/01/2018
The final Fiscal Year 2018 Statewide Travel Office Cost Savings Analysis report has been posted. We are pleased to report that the net calculated benefit of using E-Travel Contracts resulted in a savings of $3.5 million for the State of Alaska, up from $3.1 million in Fiscal Year 2017.
Questions or comments about this report may be addressed to Danielle Meier, the State E-Travel Manager.
Re-Appropriation Handy Guide Updates | 07/23/2018
An updated version of the Re-Appropriation Handy Guide (RAHG) has been published on the DOF Website.
Questions or comments about this update may be addressed to the IRIS Help Desk.
LearnAlaska Application Decommissioning | 06/29/2018
LearnAlaska is being decommissioned and will no longer be available for use effective July 1, 2018. The login page will remain live for a period of time after July 1, but users will be preventing from logging in.
The Department of Administration, Divisions of Personnel & Labor Relations (DOP&LR) and Finance (DOF) will utilize the TrainAlaska system for class registrations starting in August 2018.
LearnAlaska Administrators are working to migrate employee transcript records for courses conducted by DOP&LR and DOF to TrainAlaska as part of this change.
Questions or comments about this notification may be addressed to the LearnAlaska Help Desk.
APEA Supervisory Bargaining Unit Salary Schedules | 06/21/2018
Salary schedules effective July 1, 2018 for the APEA Supervisory bargaining unit have been posted to the Salary Schedules webpage.
Alaska Administrative Manual Updates, Transmittal 94 | 06/04/2018
Transmittal #94 to the Alaska Administrative Manual was issued and is effective June 1, 2018.
- Revised Accounting Section
- Revised Procurement
- Revised Payroll
- AAM 330 — Overpayments, Advances, Bonuses, and Allowances
IRIS Expenditure Object Codes Reference Document | 05/21/2018
A reference worksheet of IRIS Expenditure Object Codes [XLSX] has been posted to the Reference section on the State Agency Fiscal Staff webpage and to the IRIS Financial Job-Aids section on the IRIS Financial/Procurement System References & Resources webpage.
Updated Website Look-and-Feel | 05/18/2018
The Division of Finance's website has been updated to reflect the State of Alaska's revised website look-and-feel standards. For the most part website navigation and bookmarks should remain the same. If you have issues locating website resources, please contact the DOF Webmaster for assistance.
FY 2017 Statewide Cost Allocation Plan Posted | 05/18/2018
The State of Alaska Statewide Cost Allocation Plan for Fiscal Year 2017 is now available online. You may view the current and previous year's reports online.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (FY 2017) | 02/20/2018
The State of Alaska Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017 is now available online. You may view the current and previous year's reports online.
Compensation & Travel Report of Executive Positions (CY 2017) | 01/31/2018
The State of Alaska Compensation & Travel Report of Executive Positions for Calendar Year 2017 is now available online. You may view the current and previous year's reports online.
How to read your paystub & W2 reference document | 01/26/2018
An updated version of the reference document "How to read your payroll stub & yearly W2 earnings statements" [PDF] has been posted to the DOF website. Links can also be found in Employee Self Service (ESS), on the Payroll Reference Sheets and Matrices page, on the Information for State Employees page, and on the IRIS System References and Resources for ESS page.
Tax Year 2017 W-2 Forms | 01/23/2018
During the week of January 22, 2018, Division of Finance staff will print and mail 2017 W2 tax forms to all SOA employees who had earnings in Tax Year 2017. Employees should expect to receive their W2 tax form by January 31, 2018 depending on mail delivery speed.
While hardcopy forms will be provided via mail, we are also pleased to announce that this is the first year that forms will also be available online for employees. This will provide employees with quicker access to their W2 Tax Form if a reprint is needed. The online version of the W2 form is available online immediately in the Employee Self Service (ESS) application which is accessible from inside and outside the SOA network to all active state employees.
Recording of Re-Appropriation Handy Guide Presentation | 07/13/2017
A recording of the WebEx Presentation of the RAHG Version 1 is now available online as a MPEG-4 (MP4) video file. This is a large file, runtime (HH:MM) and file size is notated next to the recording for your reference. Your browser should automatically select the best player application for this file type, recommended players include the Windows Media Player and QuickTime.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (FY 2016) | 06/01/2017
The State of Alaska Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2016 is now available online. You may view the current and previous year's reports online.
Alaska Administrative Manual Updates, Transmittal 93 | 03/31/2017
Transmittal #93 to the Alaska Administrative Manual was issued and is effective April 1, 2017.
Revised Accounting Section
- AAM 60 — Travel
- Traveler Reimbursement (60.210)
- AAM 60 — Moving
- Reimbursable Moving Expense (60.350)
- Updated Forms include:
- Employee Move Authorization Request [PDF]
- Travel Authorization Form with Linked Travel Request [XLTM]
Compensation & Travel Report of Executive Positions (CY 2016) | 01/31/2017
The State of Alaska Compensation & Travel Report of Executive Positions for Calendar Year 2016 is now available online. You may view the current and previous year's reports online.
IRIS HRM is Live! | 01/17/2017
The implementation of Alaska’s statewide human resource and payroll software system is here! Starting at 6am on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, State of Alaska employees may begin working in IRIS HRM for Calendar Year 2017 payroll and other employee related transactions.
Read more at the IRIS Portal homepage.
IRIS HRM Employee Self Service (ESS) is now available | 01/17/2017
The Go Live of the IRIS HRM System includes the introduction of the Employee Self Service (ESS) module. ESS allows State employees a convenient way to review various payroll information specific to them through a secure online portal accessible both inside and outside the State network.
Read more at the IRIS Portal homepage.
Alaska Administrative Manual Updates, Transmittal 92 | 01/04/2017
Transmittal #92 to the Alaska Administrative Manual was issued and is effective January 1, 2017.