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Undistributed Cash

Fund managers, find out how to view and help identify unclaimed deposits.

The university receives many deposits that remain unclaimed. Campus policy requires all checks to be deposited immediately, including deposits for which the owner department has not yet been identified.

Generally, these unidentified deposits are credited to an undistributed cash account until they can be identified and credited to the proper owner.

To help identify unclaimed deposits:

  • Check the undistributed cash list (PDF) of deposits whose UCSD owner has not been identified.
  • If you recognize a deposit or have information that might help determine the owner, e-mail General Accounting with as much as information as you have, including:
    • Anticipated future deposits
    • All relevant accounting information
  • Send relevant backup documents (such as invoices, letters, and contracts) to General Accounting at Mail Code 0953 or by fax to (858) 534-8533.

To help identify unclaimed Office of Post Award Financial Services (OPAFS) deposits:

  • Check the Lost Wires - OPAFS (unavailable) list of federal, state, and private award deposits whose UCSD owner has not been identified.
  • If you recognize a deposit or have information that might help determine the owner, e-mail OPAFS and include the following information:
    • Amounts
    • Dates
    • Payor
    • Principal Investigator
  • Send relevant backup documents (such as contracts) to the Office of Post Award Financial Services (OPAFS) at Mail Code 0954 or by fax to (858) 534-6867.

The main undistributed cash account for the campus is maintained by General Accounting. Other undistributed cash accounts are maintained by the Office of Post Award Financial Services (OPAFS), the UCSD Medical Center, the UCSD Medical Group, and others.