Maryland Courts

May 31, 2015

Message from Tammy Sitar


End of Month Local Revenue Disbursement Process – Based on multiple requests, the team has made some enhancements to areas of the Local Revenue process.  These changes are effective in the system as of Monday, June 1, 2015.

  • For ALL Courts, Circuit and District, the Local Revenue Disbursement Report options on the run control page have been changed.  The Disbursement Transmittal Summary has been combined into just one report, which will now combine the interest with the other disbursements.  The same change was applied to the Disbursement Statement report as well.  When interest exists, it will be combined on the same report with the other disbursement amounts. 
  • The Local Revenue Interest calculation will now be based on each charge code and the related disbursement setup for the customer/vendor.  As you may recall, the project team solicited input from each court on which customers/vendors your court pays interest to.  This data was used to modify your court charge code configurations.  Charge code disbursements in which courts elected to exclude the customer/vendor from interest payout will no longer be used in the GEARS interest allocation process.  All other charge codes for customers/vendors will be part of the calculation.  As always, you will need to continue to create the Interest bills manually.
  • The GEARS team has also resolved the rounding issue associated with the disbursement calculation.  Accounts 9588 and 9511 should match exactly now.

Below is a screen shot of the new Disbursement Reports run control page:

Disbursement Reports screen

Any questions, please let us know or complete a help desk ticket.

Thank you,

Tammy Sitar, CPA
Maryland Judiciary
Deputy Director Budget and Finance
GEARS, Project Director
580 Taylor Avenue, Bldg A-4
Annapolis, MD  21401
410-260-1290 Fax