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The Division of Financial Affairs (DFA) is Cornell's central finance management function, led by Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Joanne M. DeStefano.

DFA's vision consists of three components: "Partners, Stewards, Innovators." "Partners" recognizes that Cornell's decentralized organization and broad-reaching missions require successful and positive interactions with staff, faculty, and other Cornell community members. "Stewards" reflects DFA's focus on responsible and realistic policies and practices that safeguard the university's finances and other assets. As "Innovators," DFA proactively and continually improves upon its internal processes, as well as the services it offers.


DFA & CIT Diversity Spotlight

18 Diverse student summer intern positions open – apply by March 16
Eighteen positions are open for the DFA and CIT 2015 diverse student summer internship program. The application deadline is March 16, 2015.

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2015 IRS standard mileage rates are available

The IRS has released the mileage reimbursement rates for 2015.


University Policy 3.24, Mobile Communication Devices

University Policy 3.24, Mobile Communication Devices has been revised.

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