Department Charge Help

Help Topics

  1. About
  2. Roles Description
  3. Account Summary
  4. Deactivate Account
  5. Reapprove Account
  6. Manage Account
    1. Add New Editor
    2. Remove Editor
    3. Add New User
    4. Deactivate User
    5. Activate User
  7. Add New Account


1. About

University Housing provides Department Charge as a service to our customers in all classic University dining halls. You may manage your CFOAPAL accounts and the people authorized to use them with this application.


2. Roles Description

  • Business Manager: Owner of the account who requests access initially. Business Manager can add editors (with varied permissions) as well as add/remove users & activate/deactivate accounts. There can be only one Business Manager for an account.
  • Editor: Maintains the account. An Editor is the Department's contact person. Editor can add/remove users & activate/deactivate accounts. There can be more than one editor for an account.
  • Authorized User: Can use a valid icard charge to assigned FOAPAL account. Note: Business Managers and Editors can not use the Department Charge unless they are also added as a User.


3. Account Summary

The Account Summary page displays all accounts to which you have access. You may sort the accounts by clicking on the headings. When you click on an account number, you are presented with the Manage Account page. The Manage Account page allows you to reapprove existing account, add/remove Editors and add/activate/deactivate Users.


Account Summary



4. Deactivate Account

If your account is no longer valid, you should deactivate it by clicking on the "Deactivate" button in the 'Accounts Summary' page.


Deactivate Account



5. Reapprove Account

If you don’t have any changes to make to the account, you can simply reapprove the account the account by clicking on the “Reapprove Account” button in the 'Manage Account' page. This will change the date of Last Update or Approval to the current date and time. This will tell us that your account is current and updated.


Reapprove Account



Manage Account

The manage account section has the following functionalities:

(i) Add New Editor: To add a new editor to the account, enter the UIN (of the new editor) and click on the “Add New Editor” button.

Add Editor

On successful addition, the new editor will start showing up in the “Editors” grid, and you will be redirected to the 'Manage Editor' page where you can assign appropriate permissions to the newly added editor.

Add Editor


Manage Editor



(ii) Remove Editor: To remove an existing editor, click on the “Remove” button in the grid. On successful removal the name will no longer show up in the 'Editors' grid. The “Date of last update or approval” (on top of the page) will change to current date and time.

Remove Editor



(iii) Add New User: Before adding a new user, please make sure that the user does not already exist in the 'Active Users' or 'Inactive Users' grid. To add a new user, enter the UIN (of the new user) and click on "Add New User" button.

Add New User

On successful addition the name will show up in the 'Active Users' grid. The “Date of last update or approval” (on top of the page) will change to current date and time. Last Modified will show the name of the Editor/Business Manager who has made the change.

Add New User



(iv) Deactivate User: To deactivate an existing user, click on "Deactivate" button in the "Active Users" grid.

Deactivate User

On successful deletion the name will be removed from the 'Active Users' grid and will show up in the 'Inactive Users' grid. The “Date of last update or approval” (on top of the page) will change to the current date and time.



(v) Activate User: To activate a deactivated user, click on "Activate" button in the "Inactive Users" grid.

Activate User

On successful activation the the name will be removed from the 'Inactive Users' grid and will show up in the 'Active Users' grid. The “Date of last update or approval” (on top of the page) will change to the current date and time.




7. Add New Account

To find the account you wish to add, you can look it up with the CFOAPAL or C-Index number. Enter the CFOAPAL or C-Index number and click on the appropriate "Look up" button.

Add New Account

Once you have the correct account displayed by the system search, please enter a brief display name (maximum of 15 characters) and fill in the missing fields (if any). Display name will appear at the register, so it helps your Authorized Users determine which account to choose. The Program Title and Fund Title are displayed to assist you in selecting the correct account. The Program Title will be stored as the Banner Name. If the Program Title does not exist, the Fund Title will be stored. Click on "Add New Account" button once the requisite information is complete in the form.

Add New Account

Once the account has been successfully added, you will be redirected to the Manage Account page.