Spring 2013 class – your “bonus quiz” is now available, per our discussions in class – see notice on our course front page in eLearn! The quiz is in the Assessments area as usual, and you have till Wednesday May 8 at 11:59pm to take it if you decide to do so – it is cumulative, and optional.
Your quiz for Module 7 is available in eLearn – deadline Sunday April 28 11:59pm!
An intriguing intergovernmental problem: when the Feds come down on you for NOT spending their money…
NYTimes: California Failed to Spend Millions on Water Projects, E.P.A. Says
The state failed to spend $455 million of federal money meant to improve water infrastructure in the state, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.
Note how the IRS tries to focus limited audit resources on returns with characteristics likely to predict cheating using mathematical modeling. I like the quote about its success from the IRS publication – elegant bureaucratic understatement.
AP Exclusive: Likely tax cheats flock South, West
Streams office hours Thursday 4/11/2013 are ONLINE/PHONE ONLY – email me at email@example.com or call at number shown on your syllabus if you need assistance. No in-person appts. were scheduled for today. If you have emailed with with questions about the Excel assignment, I have responded – let me know if you have additional questions. MES
Quiz for Module 6 is now available!
This week remember you are also completing your Excel budget development activity (using Workbook Exercise 3) – see all the resources on this which were provided to you in Content Module I – A – 3 since the beginning of the semester, including the KEY! The Excel activity is to be submitted to the appropriate dropbox.
Both the Quiz and the Excel activity are due by 11:59pm Sunday 4/14/2013 as shown on the syllabus.
Correction to Workbook Exercise 3 Scenario 3 table as shown in printed workbook – the Key I posted in eLearn is still correct.
You have an alert classmate to thank for the following – Error in workbook Exercise 3 in the “starter table” for Scenario 3 as shown on p. 31 The Vision total for Chief Dep. DA (1) on that page is incorrect – it should be $35 (you will see that when you calculate it out yourself, at $2.72 * 13 pay periods) . So the total at the end of the row is actually the correct value for that position, but that typo is shown in the Vision column. Remember that you have my Key in Content Module I, A-3, and you should use that to check your work for each scenario. The totals shown on that Key are correct (what is shown is rounded to the nearest dollar, which I do by using the formatting options in Excel – on the Home ribbon, under Number in Excel 2007/2010) -MES