New York State has rescheduled the implementation of their Statewide Financial System (SFS) EE1 initiative,  originally scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 1, to the beginning of October. This implementation impacts CUNY and CUNYfirst. Therefore, a “blackout” period has been established during the transition from Wednesday, Sept. 30 through Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015.

During the blackout period, departments may continue to create and submit requisitions in CUNYfirst. However, Purchasing will not be able to process any requisitions to issue purchase orders, and Accounts Payable will not be able to process payments against existing purchase orders. The last day for processing through Purchasing or Accounts Payable is Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.

In order to ensure payment to critical vendors prior to the blackout period, please create a CUNYfirst receipt for good/services received and submit the authorized invoice to the Accounts Payable Office, in Building 3A, Room 101, no later than Sept. 23, 2015.

Please keep in mind that when SFS and CUNYfirst become operational on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, the implemented changes may result in further delays in processing requisitions and payments to vendors.

If you have any questions regarding purchase orders, please contact the Purchasing Office at 718.982.2460. For questions regarding payments, please contact the Accounts Payable Office at 718.982.2483.

Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation and patience during this transition.