Education & ExperienceBachelor’s degree required with 5 years experience in aposition involving grants administration, preferably in auniversity setting.Preferred RequirementsMasters degree.Financial ResponsibilitiesThis position is integral to the management of approximately115 active grant awards totaling $32 million and of approx. 300internal grants totaling $4.3 million.Physical RequirementsAbility to travel easily between the Loop and Lincoln Parkcampuses, as needed. Ability to work at a computer for longperiods of time. Certifications/LicensesCRA (Certified Research Administrator) designation preferredOther Skills & Abilities RequiredMastery of a wide range of DePaul business processes andprocedures. Mastery of federal and non-federal funding agency policies andprocedures. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially in afast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to make decisions, be self-motivated, andwork independently. Demonstrated ability to handle the setup of and assist with themanagement of large, complex grant awards. Demonstrated ability to conduct advanced database searches andconduct data analysis. Demonstrated ability to use enterprise software such asOracleCloud. This position is integral to the successful management ofapproximately 115 active external grant awards at DePaul, totaling$32 million, and 300 active internal grant awards totaling $4.3million. Responsibilities & DutiesSenior Grants and Contracts Specialists may be assigned topre-award or post-award or a combination of the two, depending uponthe needs of the office. Sets up internal and external grant awards–including complex,multi-year awards–using Blackbaud and the BlueSky FinancialManagement system. As part of this process: Works with multiple proposal and award documents in a range offormats, identifying and abstracting key information regarding theproject. Using this information creates an award profile for use bygrants staff across multiple offices throughout the award lifecycle. In creating the profile, tracks issues that will posechallenges for grants administration, including intellectualproperty issues, cost-sharing, conflicts of interest, and pre-awardspending. Reconfigures the project budget, translating it into DePaul’sbudget categories and reconciling proposal, award, and DePaulbudgets to ensure consistency and accuracy. Works with the PI, as needed, to revise the budget and scope ofwork in those cases where the amount requested exceeds the amountawarded, secures PI/Chair/Academic Unit approval for reconfiguredbudget and scope of work as relevant, and communicates adjustmentsmade at the point of award to the sponsor.With reference to the proposal and award documents, identifiesand enters project milestones for which DePaul will be responsibleas a first step toward assuring compliance with these requirements. Works with the Manager of Restricted Accounting (externalgrants) and Financial Affairs (internal grants) to finalize grantaward setups and issues the Notices of Grant awards to recipients,and coordinates with ORS staff responsible for personnelactions. Updates BlueSky records when extensions or other awardmodifications are issued by the sponsor, adjusting milestones andother fields as needed, and issues memos on the new award terms tothe PI, academic unit, and Restricted Accounting. Schedules and conducts one-to-one orientation sessions for newPIs that introduce them to grants management and focus on thechallenges presented by their internal and external awards. As partof this process: Covers special requirements established by their awardagreements, by sponsor policy, or by federalregulations. Reviews strategies and institutional procedures for dealingwith challenging, complex grants management issues that pertain tothe award. Goes over reporting requirements and procedures, includingroles and responsibilities involving the preparation and submissionof programmatic and technical reports. Provides individualized instruction, as needed, on grantsmanagement skills such as reading and reconciling budgetreports. Provides ongoing technical support and problem resolution to PIsacross the university such as the following: Reviews budget reports from Restricted Accounting and, ifneeded, work with PIs to select and implement solutions incooperation with Restricted Accounting. Reallocates employee compensation and other expenses duringgrant closeout, as needed.Determines the financial status of grant accounts and workswith PIs to resolve fiscal issues and challenges. Coordinates a tracking and notification system that focuses ongrant award milestones such as progress reports, conflict ofinterest disclosures, and end dates. This activity includes runningmilestone reports for Advancement or other units as applicable,monthly, or on as a needed basis.Using Blackbaud and BlueSky reporting functions prepares anddisseminates lists of active grants and new awards of ORS staff,Advancement, and Academic Affairs and assists Directors incompiling post-award information for internal and external grantsfor inclusion in ORS’s annual report.Performs other duties as assigned. Multicultural StatementAt DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want tojoin us in our mission to provide access to education for all.Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives fromcolleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures,backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seekcollaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to workin a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional,yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leadersthat want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respectedcommunity of approachable colleagues. Build your career withus. General Summary Additional InformationFor consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.Salary & Benefits Package:DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay andbenefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to furtherthe University’s mission. For more information, please visit thefollowing pages:Full BenefitsPart-Time BenefitsRequired Background Check:Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing abackground check. Only final candidates who are extended an offerof employment will undergo a background check.Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you willalso be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated ReporterStatus at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to makea report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonablecause to believe that a child known to them in their professionalor official capacity may be abused or neglected. For moreinformation, please visit the following pages:Illinois Department of Children & Family Services(DCFS)Illinois Abused and Neglected Child ReportingActTitle IX Contact InformationFederal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universitiesmake known the contact information for the person responsible forcoordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities.At DePaul University, the Title IX Coordinator is Kathryn Statz.Her office is located in Lincoln Park on the 3rd floor of theStudent Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. She can be reached at312-362-8970, or [email protected] University is an Equal Opportunity / AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, marital status, physical or mentaldisability, protected veteran status, genetic information or anyother legally protected status, in accordance with applicablefederal, state and local EEO laws.
UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic have a new commander. Bela Keita, a Senegalese general with a no-nonsense reputation arrived in Bangui about a month ago. And the general consensus in the capital is that in recent weeks, security has improved. He has instructed his troops to “change their posture” by taking a more aggressive approach. The C.A.R army and police have also come back onto the streets recently. C.A.R has been rocked by sectarian violence since 2013.
John Hughes.It was also Mike Corner’s last game before returning to the “chippy” in the U.K., so a special thanks to him for all the help he’s provided over the past few months.A Flight1st Geoff Cox (15) 43pts2nd Colin Greig (9) 39pts3rd Tony Robbins (13) 38ptsB Flight1st Frank Sharkey (22) 40pts2nd Reg Smart (26) 38pts3rd John Hughes (17) 38ptsNear Pins: Alan Freeman, Mashi Kaneta and Tony RobbinsWednesday, March 7, Plutuluang W & N – StablefordWe always try to play one of the cheaper courses on public holidays, so today we paid a return visit to the Navy course. Only 10 die-hard golfers turned up, the remainder preferring to avoid the anticipated chaos of an overcrowded course, delays and associated problems. In the event, we weren’t surprised to find that there was a shortage of caddies, and a delayed tee off, but the hard-core golfers eventually had a good although slow day.The course was in surprisingly good shape with the greens looking good, but as usual very slow. Ex-champion John Hughes backed up his claim that he’ll win this month’s Golfer of the Month title by winning on the day, ahead of arch rival Colin Greig. Gez Williams had a great day on the par 3’s taking three prizes, and also taking 3rd place in the competition, beating Gordon Melia on a count back.1st John Hughes (17) 35pts2nd Colin Greig (9) 34pts3rd Gez Williams (19) 33pts4th Gordon Melia (17) 33ptsNear Pins: Gez Williams (3) and Ken F.Friday, March 9,The Emerald – StablefordBack to the regular number of 22 golfers today for our visit to the always popular Emerald course. The day started off very warm, with some of the less acclimatized members struggling on the front nine, but the breeze picked up on the back nine to everyone’s relief.It’s still early days, but John Hughes continued his push for the Golfer of the Month title, beating newcomer Roger Mitchell on a count back after both scored 37 points. John’s now only 3 points behind last month’s winner Colin Greig, but with Colin facing an impending cut in his handicap, it could be a tight contest.A Flight1st Alan Freeman (3) 36pts2nd Colin Greig (9) 33pts3rd Paul Smith (3) 33ptsB Flight1st John Hughes (17) 37pts2nd Roger Mitchell (20) 37pts3rd Steve K (20) 36ptsNear Pins: Alan Freeman, Lee Butler, Mashi Kaneta and Tore Eliason.Note: The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society who now play out of the Bowling Green on Soi X-Zyte between Pattaya 3rd Road and Soi Buakhaow. We play three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, so if you enjoy a fun day out and a friendly but competitive golf competition why not come and join us. We meet at the Bowling Green at 9 a.m. and new players with valid handicaps are always welcome. For more information call Dave on 087 146 9978, email [email protected] Newcomer Frank Sharkey took the honours in the B flight, ahead of Reg Smart, who was making a return after a couple of week’s absence due to illness – welcome back Reg, and we’re now waiting for your mate Peter to recover as well. PSC Bunker Boys @ The Bowling GreenMonday, March 5, Bangpakong – StablefordWe had a good turnout of 22 golfers today for one of our rare visits to the always enjoyable Bangpakong course. Every time we play this course someone seems to turn in a remarkable score and there was no question who was the star today, as Geoff Cox followed up a modest front nine (16 points), with a stunning back nine, carding 4 birdies, for 27 points and a gross back nine score of 35 to run away with the A flight.
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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has warned Andy Carroll to keep himself in shape.Striker Carroll has scored two goals in two games, including the crucial second in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Liverpool, since returning from his latest injury absence.The 26-year-old has been dogged by fitness problems since moving to Upton Park in 2013, while questions have been raised in the past about his lifestyle and how he looks after himself away from football.But Bilic now finally has his key forward fit and firing – and wants him to stay that way.“Now he looks fit to me,” said the Croatian boss.“Basically we are talking a lot about him; ‘Andy this, Andy that, Andy for England’, but now he is fit and it is all about him now.“Is he going to look after himself, work hard, train, rest, to maintain his fitness, or to even make it better? And then, and only then, he will become a great asset for us.“It is up to him. But I expect him to stick to what he was like recently. He would be very, very stupid to do otherwise.”Michail Antonio nodded West Ham in front after 10 minutes, and Carroll killed off his former club when he thumped home a header from Mark Noble’s cross 10 minutes after half-time.“That’s two back-to-back wins which is fantastic and two goals for me, which is obviously even better for me personally,” the big frontman told West Ham TV.“It’s nice that the manager was pleased with my performance. I put a shift in and so did all the lads and he’s just delighted with the three points, as is everyone.“I got another 90 minutes under my belt and it’s much better than training. You can only get match fitness through games and I’m feeling good.” 1
A Letterkenny chef has appeared in court after being caught with a quantity of cannabis.Michael Kemmy, of Glencar appeared at Letterkenny District Court after he was stopped by Gardai driving a VW Golf on Port Road in Letterkenny. When stopped Gardai suspected he was nervous and he admitted to Gardai that he had three cannabis joints and cannabis resin.The drugs, whom Kemmy said were for his personal use, was worth €50.Judge Paul Kelly said he would give Kemmy a chance to avoid a criminal conviction by paying €150 the Letterkenny Community and Youth Centre.Chef in hot water after cannabis find was last modified: February 24th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:canabism chefcourtletterkenny
As Nick Wingfield, technology correspondent for the New York Times describes in his vivid, firsthand account of shopping at the Amazon Go store “Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future,” it’s hard not to get excited about the future of retailing.And while the retail industry can use all the good press it can get, I’m not sure this is it.It was a strange juxtaposition to see giddy customers line up for hours for the privilege to ‘grab and dash’ with a box of granola bars and a vanilla soda only to avoid a check-out line in the store – an ironic twist that was amusingly lampooned on a recent episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.- Sponsor – As much as check-out lines are the bane of retailing—a legitimate friction point that causes some shoppers to switch from bricks to clicks and buy online—cashier-less checkout is not a panacea for the challenges brick-and-mortar retailers are facing.Cashiers Aren’t the Problem—A Lack of Cashiers IsWhile some retailers are quick to blame diminishing mall traffic, or those confounding millennials and their erratic buying behavior, for their same-store sales woes, they need look no further than their own stores. It’s obnoxious to make customers wait an inordinate amount of time to hand over their hard-earned money, but that’s exactly what happens in retail stores every hour of every day.The ‘check-out problem’ so many retailers seem to have is largely self-inflicted. Retailers, it seems, are genetically conditioned to cut expenses. As every retailer knows, store labor (including cashiers) is the largest expense. It is utterly blasphemous for a well-intentioned store manager to ask for additional labor hours, even when she witnesses disgruntled shoppers storming out of the store in disgust, leaving abandoned shopping carts in their wake.Part of the problem is that many retail executives today believe that they can “algorithm” their way to success. If AI and machine learning can help cure cancer, then surely those tools can solve the comparatively trivial issue of improving the shopper experience in retail stores, right? But it’s as close to reality as humans living on Mars—with all due respect to Elon Musk—it’s theoretically possible, but mind-bogglingly impractical.Sensors versus PeopleThe 1,800-square foot Amazon Go store is chock-full of hundreds of sensors, cameras and scanners, according to Devin Coldewey, a writer for TechCrunch (“Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered, no check-out convenience store”). While the details of exactly how all this technology works and what it cost was not disclosed, it’s hard to image that it was nothing short of a small fortune. And the ongoing expense of maintaining this super-computer disguised as a convenience store would likely consume a substantial portion of a sizable retail chain’s entire annual IT budget.While the technology overhead alone would exclude virtually every brick-and-mortar retailer from an Amazon Go-esque deployment at scale, there’s another issue that would be troubling to most retailers: theft. According to Coldewey, “a certain amount of ‘lossage’ is anticipated [by Amazon]…and if you manage to get out without paying for something, the company doesn’t officially care.” Well, most retailers do care about theft and the impact it has on their bottom line. Bill Turner raises some interesting questions in “Now Amazon Doesn’t Care If You ‘Accidentally’ Shoplift.”There’s no doubt that the cool factor and publicity Amazon receives makes the return on investment more than acceptable. However, when you consider that a typical 1,800-sq-ft convenience store might have two cashiers being paid twelve dollars per hour (if they’re lucky), it would be impossible for even the largest, most successful retailers to make a rational financial case for this—at least not using the current technology available.Frankly, I doubt that Amazon will expand their Go concept any time soon or very far. I’d bet my 401K that there’s close to a zero percent chance that they will roll-out the ‘Go-platform’ to their 474 Whole Foods stores, which average 39,000 sq ft in size. Simple math says these stores would require five or six thousand sensors each. Even the mighty Amazon, awash in cash from their wildly successful web services business, would have a hard time making the numbers make sense.Retailers High Jump and Amazon Pole VaultsAmazon’s relentless pursuit of innovation is impressive and even inspiring, but they are playing an different game than almost every other retailer. Brick-and-mortar retailers that try to chase Amazon are destined to fail. They can’t possibly sustain the retail moon-shots Amazon seems to make every other quarter.And yet, the retail industry is undergoing cataclysmic change. Business results are challenged, and stores are being shuttered. Traditional approaches and strategies that have worked reliably in the past do not today. As one retail executive confided, “Nothing seems to be working…We’re questioning everything.”The allure of technology as the panacea for all that ails brick-and-mortar retailing, like the type epitomized by Amazon Go, is compelling. But technology is hardly a panacea. For some retailers, too many misplaced technology bets could exacerbate an already precarious financial situation and waste precious time as the next earnings call approaches.My advice to retailers is to simply install a single sensor at the entrance of their stores so they can know exactly how many shoppers are visiting and when. Then, they should hire enough store staff to serve the shoppers in a way that delights them and causes them to happily make a purchase and return again and again. Retailers don’t need Amazon Go to be successful. It’s a no-go for most of them anyway—maybe even Amazon too—and they’re jumping with a pole. 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Oregon adopted a temporary regulation allowing a vehicle use tax alternative filing format for certain taxpayers purchasing taxable motor vehicles outside Oregon. The temporary rule is needed to provide taxpayers an alternative to filing daily tax returns based on an estimated purchase price and later filing amended returns to correct the true purchase price reflecting the correct tax amount.Temporary Filing JustificationThis administrative rule will provide an alternative filing format for licensed Oregon dealers who submit title and registration application to DMV using the Electronic Vehicle Registration system, to report vehicle use tax owed on purchases of taxable motor vehicles from dealers located outside of Oregon. The temporary rule is needed because:– The taxpayer will be required to continue filing vehicle use tax returns and make tax payments daily and amend tax returns when the retail sales price is not known at the time the vehicle use tax return is filed;– Taxpayers who are licensed Oregon dealers purchasing taxable motor vehicles outside of Oregon for business use in Oregon;– Immediate rulemaking will allow taxpayers to immediately cease filing returns and making payments daily; and– Temporary rulemaking will allow taxpayers to file one return and make one payment to report taxable motor vehicles purchased in the months of November and December in 2018.OAR 150-320-0430, Oregon Department of Revenue, effective October 26, 2018 through April 23, 2019Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.
Leicester City reportedly work to scare off the interest of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in their promising defender by tying the newly promoted England international down with a new improved contractOne of the greatest revelations of last season’s Premier League campaign, Ben Chilwell, has drawn the attention of EPL heavyweights after some glittering performance with the Foxes.The versatile defender has already accumulated 44 league appearances under Claude Puel, as he started all eight Leicester City’s matches in the English top flight this season.According to the British publication, Team Talk, the 2016 Premier League champions have bound the 21-year-old player with a new deal that will last until 2024.Chilwell himself was delighted to prolong his stay at the King Power Stadium.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Leicester’s always felt like the right place for me,” he said.“I’ve had fantastic support at every level since I arrived nine years ago and I’ve always felt opportunities would come if I continued to work hard. That’s a great feeling to have as a young player.“The club has really big, long-term plans and it’s really exciting to know that I’m going to be part of that. We’ve got a great squad with quite a youthful core so there’s a real opportunity for us to push on and achieve something together in the coming years.”A product of Leicester City youth academy, Chilwell has established himself as a first-choice left back and an integral part of the starting line-up ever since he returned from a brief loan spell with Huddersfield Town.
Manchester City will be striving to make history at Wembley on Sunday as they try to retain a trophy for the first time against Chelsea.Bernardo Silva feels City need to start becoming serial winners by defending their titles starting with the Carabao Cup on Sunday.A win for the Citizens will secure their sixth triumph in the competition and means only Liverpool, with eight, have won it more times.And Bernardo confirmed that keeping a grip on the cup would be a big boost.“Not only winning it once but keep winning and winning. We know we have the squad to do that but our opponents are very strong and it won’t be an easy job. We will do our best to try.”The Portuguese midfielder dismissed their recent 6-0 whitewash over Chelsea, suggesting the result is irrelevant.“To be honest we should forget that match because it won’t happen again. We are not expecting the same result,” he said via Manchester News.“We are playing against one of the best sides in the world even though lately their results are not the best for them.”Match Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.City did a number on Chelsea in that league meeting, after losing 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in December, by closing down main supply route Jorginho.And Bernardo warned it will take the same application and energy to win at Wembley.Here is Bernardo Silva…And Raheem Sterling rattles it home…and once more City are in front 😍😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/383P7tf5pt— Nyame Ba (@JeffBazza10) February 15, 2019“Against this kind of players you can never relax and if you give them time to think, time to play, and time to decide they will destroy you,” he said.“So yes we have to play with the same intensity and try to win another trophy.”Guardiola’s men head into the tie in a confident mood after beating Schalke 3-2 in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.