In his remarks to the University Senate Meeting, held virtually, Chancellor Kent Syverud addressed the University’s COVID response, plans for the Spring Semester and progress on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. He also provided updates on enrollment, the University budget and…
Purchasing Department Announces Transition Away From Paper Requisition Forms
In an effort to maximize efficiency and move toward more sustainable processes, the Purchasing Office will no longer accept hard copy paper requisition forms beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 2, the first day of Syracuse University operations in 2019. From that point forward, the Purchasing Office will only process electronic requisitions through the University’s e-Procurement system (PeopleSoft) with very limited exceptions for prior business arrangement. It is important to note that this will not affect paper requisitions for other areas of the University.
The Purchasing Office is taking these steps now to be in compliance with the new purchasing policy, which they anticipate coming into effect sometime in the new calendar year. The change will give campus departments additional information about their purchases, such as real-time information regarding the purchase order and payment status, and provide them with a historical record about the purchase should they need to reference it.
Over the next month, staff in the Purchasing Office will reach out to offices across campus to assist them through the transition. Training sessions will be scheduled to adapt staff members to the e-Procurement system, and a follow-up training toolkit will be made available on the Purchasing Office’s website (purchasing.syr.edu).
Offices affected by this transition will receive an invitation to a training session shortly. If you have any questions, please contact the Purchasing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.