Chico State Enterprises

Services, Resources and Contacts

Find CSE administrative department services and general contacts. You can also reach individual staff using the CSE Admin Staff Directory(opens in new window) or Campus Directory(opens in new window).

  • Accounts Payable (AP)

    Payment processing begins with the electronic submission of required documents to the transaction-specific digital inboxes where they are dated and tracked. Requests should be submitted to the appropriate Check Request Inbox(opens in new window).

    What We Do

    • Process CSE and UF Check Requests
      • Payment of invoices 
      • Reimbursements for travel, hospitality, and business-related expenses
      • Award and prize recipient payments
      • Donations, stipends, and honorarium payments
    • Process Payee Data Records (PDR)
    • 1099 Reporting
  • Accounts Receivable (AR)

    What We Do

    • Responsible for deposits, invoices, payment collections, and petty cash
  • General Finance and Accounting

    Vance Kelly, Director of Finance and Accounting:

    Department Contact Information:

    What We Do

    • Oversight of CSE and UF accounting functions
    • General accounting
    • Process transfer requests
    • Process campus authorization forms
    • Process signature authorization forms
    • General UF accounting inquiries
  • Grant Development and Cayuse Support

    Find the Development Specialist assigned to your college or subject matter:  Grant Development Team Assignments (PDF)

    Find information and tutorials on the Cayuse system(opens in new window).

    What We Do

    • Grant development services and resources
    • Funding searches and funding opportunity announcement distributions
    • Guidance on grant writing strategies and best practices
    • Development of budget and other proposal components
    • Perform proposal internal clearance/routing approvals, including re-routes
  • Human Resources (HR)

    What We Do

    CSE Human Resources is your “one-stop shop” for HR-related services and inquiries including:
    • Benefits
    • Recruiting
    • Onboarding
    • Compensation
    • Performance Management
    • Employment related policies
    • Training
    • Workplace Safety
  • ONESolution Support

    ONESolution is the financial management software that supports CSE programs and administration. 

    Jim Forberg, Enterprise Resource Planning Specialist:

    Ron Morris, Systems Analyst:

    What We Do

    • ONESolution access requests
    • ONESolution software questions and support
  • Payroll

    What We Do

    • Payroll for benefited and non-benefited CSE employees
    • Retroactive pay adjustments
    • W-2's
    • Addresses issues regarding pay discrepancies
  • Procurement Services

    Carli Forsythe, Procurement Services Manager:

    CSE procurements begin with the electronic submission of required documents to the transaction-specific digital inbox where they are dated and tracked. Procurement inboxes include the following:

    Electronic Submissions via Secure Drop Box:

    What We Do

    • Review and approve vendor selections that meet the competitive bid threshold 
    • Process purchase order requests and generate purchase orders
    • Review and execute vendor contracts
    • Review insurance requirements for vendor contracts 
    • Manage CSE procurement card (p-card) program, including but not limited to, new p-card requests, p-card training, and the processing of monthly cardholder statements 
    • Process rental car requests
  • Research Compliance

    Sharon Ruggirello, Institutional Compliance Coordinator

    CSE provides administrative coordination/support for research compliance activities led by CSU, Chico's Research Compliance Officer (RCO).

    What We Do

    • Coordinate protocol submissions and committee activities for the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
    • Coordinate protocol submissions and committee activities for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
    • Coordinate protocol submissions and committee activities for the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
    • Administer the Research Compliance Training Program (RCTP) through the online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
  • Sponsored Contracts

    Susan Podesta, Director of Sponsored Contracts:

    Susan oversees the work of the four CSE Contracts Officers and engages in strategic risk management with campus and auxiliary leadership.

    Department Contact Information:

    • CSE Contracts Inbox:
    • Please include all information and documents that may be helpful in assisting CSE Contracts with the review of your inquiry

    CSE’s Sponsored Contracts Unit processes incoming funding award documents and manages subrecipient contracting processes. We are required to adhere to state, federal, CSU Chancellor’s Office, and Chico State Enterprises policies and procedures to assure best business practices are followed.

    What We Do

    • Review incoming awards
    • Highlight and review key issues with faculty and project directors
    • Propose alternative terms to ensure compliance with policies
    • Lead sponsor negotiations as needed
    • Ensure compliance reviews are completed (Conflict of Interest, Export Control, Animal and Human Subjects)
    • Manage award acceptance process
    • Complete project set up in Cayuse
    • Collaborate within CSE’s pre- and post-award systems
    • Establish subrecipient agreements
    • Assist in managing subawards
    • Manage Special Set Up process

    Processing Timeline: Contracts administration may take up to 10 business days upon receipt of an incoming award depending on Sponsored Contracts Unit's existing workload.

    Please visit the CSE Staff Directory(opens in new window) to find contact information for your assigned CSE Contracts Officer. 

  • Sponsored Programs

    Please contact your assigned CSE Sponsored Programs Analyst:  CSE Staff Directory(opens in new window)

    What We Do

    • Work directly with faculty/project directors to provide administrative guidance for managing their grant and contract-funded programs
    • Work directly with faculty/college deans to provide guidance regarding their campus program and incentive accounts
    • Process transfer requests
    • Process campus authorization forms
    • Process signature authorization forms