blog posts System Government Costing's Monthly Facts and Reminders Mar 2, 2021 10:00 amBuying and ContractsAccounting and BudgetingFY 21Have you been told you have to calculate compliant service rate calculations for your service center funds? Did your heart skip a beat and your response was “Say what?” Knowing where to get assistance is a great start. System Government Costing has certificate programs available to help train and provide information to service center managers related to performing compliant service and storeroom rate calculations. Service Activity BasicsThe Service Activity Basics Certification is an interactive program designed to provide you with information and training related to performing service and storeroom rate calculations, including specific rate requirements, rate components, and considerations related to compiling service rates. The course moves beyond the introduction to Self-Supporting Funds training (GL105 and GL205) to cover additional basics of service centers. It consists of 8 modules:Service CentersAccounting PracticesIdentify RisksAllowable/Unallowable ExpensesDepreciationInternal/External RateOver/Under RecoveryDetermine BaseThe self-paced format of the Service Activity Basics Certification allows you to work through one lesson at a time when it is convenient for you. It only takes 3-4 hours to complete the entire program. Use this link to apply today!Service Activity AdvancedSystem Government Costing also offers the Service Activity Advanced Certificate Track. This cohort-based, instructor-led training builds on the prerequisite Service Activity Basics course to provide information and training related to performing service and storeroom rate calculations, including specific rate requirements, rate components, and considerations related to compiling service rates. It is designed to be part of a Service Activities certificate track. The training provides: What you need to know to develop a complaint service activity rateStep-by-step process for a complaint service activity rateHands-on rate calculations during the courseWalk-through complex topics being explained thoroughly and made easyHelpful resources (SME's, templates, reports, job aids) available for all Banner 3E service activity unitsLearn about various types of service rates (blended rates vs markup rates)Use this link to apply today!ContactIf you have questions about the trainings offered feel free to consult System Government Costing’s “Who to Ask” list to find an expert who can help.