You can review the funding process with Post-Funding Forms, which provide feedback to those Senators who represented an individual or RSO as they received funds and the funding process as a whole. Your feedback is critical for Senators so that we may continue to tailor this process to make it more approachable in the future.
While technically the repercussions of a sanction will no longer be felt by alumni or students who transferred away from UCF, it is recommended that they still attend ORS in order to give their explanations to the committee and have their fiscal probation lifted sooner.
Students and RSO representatives have 4 chances to meet with ORS in order to testify before the committee. If they do not attend after 4 regularly scheduled meetings, an individual/RSO will be sanctioned based upon the information the committee has on hand. If you have concerns about meeting with ORS on its normal schedule, email the ORS Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The documents that are placed in Verification of Purchases Forms must meet the condition of being a “proof of purchase.” This means that the documents must show that a transaction has occurred and that funds were deducted from an account. Bank statements and actual receipts (be they digital or paper) are two documents that are allowed.
A Verification of Purchases Form is a document used only by RSOs to submit the receipts of the items they purchased for their fiscal bills. These forms are what ORS uses to verify whether an RSO purchased enough of the requisite items to fulfill their half of a fiscal bill.
Fiscal Probation can be lifted in two ways: it can either lapse after a calendar year from the day it was imposed, or it can be lifted by the ORS Committee by a majority vote. It is highly encouraged that individuals and RSOs come to ORS to lift fiscal probation much faster so they may request funds once more for their use.
For individuals, reverting more than 20% of their funds will be cause for fiscal probation. For RSOs, not only could reverting more than 20% of funds warrant probation, but also not contributing more than 95% of their half towards a fiscal bill, turning in a Verification of Purchases Form late, misusing funds, or other violations that are outlined in the Finance Code.
Fiscal Probation is the procedural step where if an individual or RSO violates the Finance Code, they will be barred from receiving funds.
Not necessarily. Depending on what prevented a party from using their funds, ORS will determine whether to sanction them or not. However, there must be enough evidence to prove that a reversion was the product of unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances (i.e. COVID).
Sanctions last a full calendar year from the day ORS placed it. For example, if an individual is sanctioned on August 1st, 2022, then they will have the sanction until August 1st, 2023.