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Info on WISPER, Gift Check Processing, Routing of Checks, and Trust Fund Deposits

Information regarding WISPER, gift check processing, routing of checks, and trust fund deposit:

1) WISPER is LIVE!

WISPER (the new routing tool) is now LIVE. The tool replaces the hard copy Transmittal Form and should be used for electronic routing. For information on the system, training, and to log in, go to http://www.rsp.wisc.edu/WISPER/index.html

If you need assistance, please contact:
Meredith 1-1500 mluschen@cals.wisc.edu
Becky 5-8443 rbound@cals.wisc.edu
Casey 2-2397 clhillmer@cals.wisc.edu

Note: WISPER will be used for routing ALL proposals, agreements, and awards. The system can be used as a search tool for status information*, and will be the front-end tool for capturing information/data to be transferred into PeopleSoft Grants as awards are finalized.

* Data previously available in PALS (RSP’s Proposal Tracking System) has been converted into WISPER, so you can use WISPER as a search tool to help in determining the status of proposals, agreements, and awards by individual, department, etc. The data which was converted includes all pending, created after 7/1/07, and updates with funding status changed after 7/1/07.

2) GIFT CHECK PROCESSING
Unrestricted gifts will now need to route under a “new” routing form specific for gift checks. The form is available on the RSP forms page at http://www.rsp.wisc.edu/routing/checks
Hard copy routing is required of this form with checks for deposit — it does not include an electronic routing option.

Please know that this new form is still under development. The site is interactive and will be enhanced further by RSP over the next several weeks. In order to take full advantage of the tool, a minimum of Adobe Reader version 7 is required, but RSP is strongly recommending version 8.1.2.

Note: “New” unrestricted gift accounts will be assigned “233” project numbers. For the current time, if you are making an add to a current gift account, designate the 133 project number.

If you experience difficulties or have questions, please contact Casey 2-2397 clhillmer@cals.wisc.edu.

3) Routing Checks
See RSP’s website at http://www.rsp.wisc.edu/routing/checks for additional information about routing checks that are not unrestricted gifts … you’ve gotten a check and you’re not sure what to do with it.

4) Deposits to Trust Funds
We are pending information from Trust Funds and will provide that as soon as we have it available.

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