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DS Only Access

FIS Decision Support (DS) provides the ability to grant limited access to faculty and staff that do not have a daily business need for KFS.

Kuali Financial System (KFS) users are automatically granted FIS DS access. However, some departments may have a business need to grant non-KFS users access to  FIS Decision Support. This access is known as "DS Only" access. The access is granted by approved Access Managers, and is restricted to specific organizational, account, sub account and/or project information.

How to get access

The instructions below are for departments that want to give access to limited accounts for a DS Only user.

  • DS Only User Information
    The DS Only User Manual provides instructions on how to get DS Only access, and covers the basics for navigating Decision Support.
  • Decision Support Training
    Current or potential DS Only users are also encouraged to check out the resources on the left menu.
  • Principal Investigators
    The Expense by Principal Investigator (273) query is a good report to see information on expenses for a specific PI.
  • Information on Granting DS Only Access
    The DS Only Access Management Manual provides information and instructions on the process of granting DS Only access to non-KFS users.
  • Top Level Access Managers
    The first step in giving limited access to non-financial system (KFS) users is becoming an Access Manager. Top-level Access Managers have been chosen from Dean's/Vice Chancellor's Offices. These users have been given the ability to delegate authority to users at the departmental level.
    If you wish to become an Access Manager, please contact the appropriate person in your organization with delegation authority. A list of the top-level access managers, and the organizations over which they have authority, can be found below. (The organizations specified below are at the top level of an organizational hierarchy.)
Department /
College / Division
Name E-mail Address Org(s) of
Accounting & Financial Services Tracy Hunter 3-ACCT
College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Shannon Tanguay L-PROG
College of Biological Sciences Cathy Miller 3-BIOS
College of Engineering Manju Kaul 3-2400
College of Letters & Science Lisa Schwieso 3-CLAS
Graduate Studies Rosemary Martin-Ocampo 3-GRAD
Information & Educational Technology Morna Mellor 3-ITEC
Law School Brett Burns 3-LLAW
Library Elizabeth Vaziri 3-GENL
Offices of the Chancellor and Provost Ariel Cormier 3-CHAN
Office of Research Delanda Buchanan 3-RESH
Office of Student Affairs Luci Schmidl 3-VCSA
Office of University Relations Leann Castaneda 3-UREL
Office of Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer - Finance, Operations and Administration Kim Rhodes 3-VCFO
School of Education Donna Connolly 3-DEDU
School of Medicine Ron Forrest S-MEDI
School of Veterinary Medicine Shireen Lovell 3-VETM
UC Davis Medical Center Hospital Kerri Hester H-HSYS
Continuing and Professional Education (Formerly University Extension) Kenneth Maranta 3-UNEX