Commitment Accounting

Important Information for Commitment Accounting Users

Effective July 1, 2018 only valid chart string combinations will be allowed in PeopleSoft.

In an effort to support the Fiscal Year End 2019 closing related to employee charging instructions (ECI), please adhere to the following deadlines:



June 7, 2019

Final day to enter Salary and Wage Redistribution Justification (SWRJ) forms for processing.

The SWRJ Application will be shut off at close of business.

During the shutdown there will be no access to the Application.

June 26, 2019

Final day to enter employee charging instructions (ECI) for FY 2019.

The most recent approved instruction will rollover to the new FY 2020.

June 28, 2019

Rollover of existing FY 2019 ECIs to FY 2020.  ECIs will be temporarily disabled for FY 2020 beginning on this date.

July 1-5, 2019

ECI reallocations for FY 2019 will be permitted by departments.

July 10, 2019

All ECI access will resume on this date for FY 2020 and back to April 1, 2019 for FY 2019.

The SWRJ Application access will also resume on this date.

Department default changes will continue to be entered as they are received in Payroll.

If you have questions about employee charging instructions, or the SWRJ form, please contact Payroll Services at (848) 445-2281 or

The Salary and Wage Redistribution and Justification Application can be used to request a transfer of work effort/costs to alternate funding source(s), only after the payroll has been posted to the General Ledger.

The new 2017 Change In Source of Funds form is now available on the Grant and Contract Accounting website. Please see instructions tab on how to complete the form.