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The Letter of Representation (LOR) is an electronic certification signed after the close of each fiscal year. There are two types: Cost Center Owner LORs and Dean and Division Head LORs. These certifications provide assurance to Executive Management at UT Dallas and UT System that all cost centers, and ultimately the financials of UT Dallas, are accurate and without material errors or known fraud.
The Cost Center Owner Certification (Cost Center Owner LOR) is available through the Galaxy portal, under Gemini Financials > Main Menu > General Ledger Custom > Year End Certification > Cost Center Owner Certification. The LOR PeopleSoft Guide for Cost Center Owners explains how to complete the LOR for a cost center owner.
The Dean / Division Head Certification (Dean / Division Head LOR) is available through the Galaxy portal, under Gemini Financials > Main Menu > General Ledger Custom > Year End Certification > Dean / Div Head Certification. The LOR PeopleSoft Guide for Deans and Division Heads explains how to complete the LOR for a school or division, after all cost center owner LORs have been completed.
LORs are used by the President and the Vice President for Budget and Finance to complete UTD’s annual financial certification required by UT System Administrative Policy UTS 142.1, Policy on the Annual Financial Report.