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 2020 closing related to employee charging instructions (ECI), please adhere to the following deadlines: 



June 5, 2020

Final day to enter Salary and Wage Redistribution Justification (SWRJ) forms for processing.  Approvers will have access until June 9.

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

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

June 24, 2020

Final day to enter employee charging instructions (ECI) for FY 2020.

The most recent approved instruction will rollover to the new FY 2021.

June 25, 2020

Rollover of existing FY 2020 ECIs to FY 2021.  ECIs will be temporarily disabled for FY 2021 beginning on this date.

June 26 to  July 2, 2020

ECI reallocations for FY 2020 will be permitted by departments.

July 8, 2020

All ECI access will resume on this date for FY 2021 and back to April 1, 2020 for FY 2020.

The SWRJ Application access will also resume on this date.


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


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.