The steps to resolve funding errors that are related to funding setup issues, regardless of where and how they are encountered are addressed below.
Budget Does Not Exist Errors require budget category setup for salaries as an allowable expense category. Setup is done by the Grant Accountant for the Project listed in the funding string. This issue is most commonly encountered at UW-Madison (A).
Contact the applicable grant accountant to request setup of budget categories to resolve “Budget Does Not Exist” errors.
Invalid Chart Field or Combo Errors are resolved by an account setup in the Controller’s Office by contacting the Controller, Assistant Controller or Chief Accountant; see Systemwide Business Office Directory if needed.
Whenever possible, the account setup should be completed the day before the final calculation so it can process overnight in the event an overnight HRS/SFS sync is required. If the controller’s office cannot complete the setup the funding in the account tree, then different funding will need to be entered prior to final calc and confirm.
These errors are caused by the accounting date being outside of the project begin and end date and the project or funding has expired. Typically, new funding needs to be entered. If the project should be valid, but is not, contact the grant accountant.