Earlier this month, you were informed that New York State will be implementing an upgrade (EE1) to their SFS system, from Thursday, Sept. 30 to Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. This implementation will impact CUNY’s ability to create purchase orders and vouchers for payment to vendors, as well as reimburse employee expenses. The implementation required changes in our CUNYfirst system to ensure that the data submitted to the State will meet the new EE1 requirements.

As a result, both systems are being upgraded simultaneously in order to facilitate the successful completion of all transactions after the upgrade is completed.

We have recently been informed that the campuses need to temporarily suspend the creation and submission of requisitions and receipts for existing POs until the upgrades in SFS and CUNYfirst are fully operational. The suspension of entry into CUNYfirst will help to prevent any system issues during the upgrade process.

We will promptly inform you when the system is again operational.

I thank you in advance for your continued cooperation and support during this time.​