Apr 21, 2015

 

Miscellaneous

ACCESSING BANNER INB WITH GOOGLE CHROME
Google has released an update to its browser Google Chrome. Google Chrome version 42 and newer releases will disable the Java plugin by default. Banner INB and other plugin-based web applications will not be able to run without the Java plugin. When attempting to reach such applications, you may see a gray box with a puzzle piece that says, "This plugin is not supported."

Through an EIU configuration, Google Chrome may continue to work with Banner INB for some time. It is recommended, for full compatibility, to use a different web browser such as Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox.

Please see the ITS Self Help page for information.

JASON HAMILTON, Information Technology Services
Posted: Apr 20, 2015


RETIREMENTS/SPRING CLEANING RECYCLING
As we near the end of the semester, the recycling department can provide 90-gallon blue recycling bins for paper recycling in offices for spring cleaning or in preparation of retirement. If the papers being recycled contain sensitive information (quizzes, tests, etc.), arrangements can be made to transport the container directly from the office to CCAR Industries for recycling so as to prevent sensitive information from being released into the public. Bins will be provided on a first-requested, first-served basis. Please submit your request via email to rwsiegel@eiu.edu.

RYAN W. SIEGEL, Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Apr 10, 2015


LIBRARY ADDS 1,209 NEW TITLES IN MARCH
During March, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,209 new items. The list can be viewed here. The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.

DAVID BELL, Library Services
Posted: Apr 03, 2015


RECYCLING UPDATES
Many people have noticed the recently updated labels across campus. These reflect several changes to campus recycling efforts to try to achieve President Perry's goal of 50 percent recycling across our campus.

Paper recycling can include envelopes with windows still in them.

We have also added glass along with our plastics and aluminum. (No Styrofoam, please.)

Trash has been labeled "landfill" to give a more accurate picture in people's mind of their impact of where the material placed in the container is going. This follows a national trend that has found the term "landfill" to be more effective in diverting waste and encouraging recycling.

We appreciate everyone's efforts to make EIU a greener place to live and work.

RYAN W. SIEGEL, Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Mar 27, 2015


YEAR END REQUISITION DEADLINES
FY16 requisitions may now be entered by changing your transaction and delivery dates to July 1, 2015. All FY15 requisitions must be received in the office of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services by the deadlines listed below. Procurement cannot guarantee that requisitions submitted after the deadlines will be paid from FY15 funds.

All FY16 requisitions that are to be in place by July 1, 2015, need to adhere to the same deadlines below, or as requested by the buyer.. Do not wait for FY16 budgets to be loaded.

Deadlines:

Purchases exceeding the Board of Trustees Approval limit:
$250,000 for any purchase -- Feb. 13, 2015

Purchases exceeding the following:
$20,000 for Professional and Artistic Services (P&A); $50,000 for Commodities, Equipment and Services; and $65,000 for Construction -- March 13, 2015

Purchases less than the following:
$20,000 for Professional and Artistic Services (P&A); $50,000 for Commodities, Equipment and Services; and $65,000 for Construction -- May 1, 2015

Please notify Procurement if you have a purchase or are planning a purchase that cannot meet these deadlines.

SUSAN L. PROPST, Purchasing
Posted: Jan 08, 2015


OTHER PROCUREMENT DEADLINES
Travel Applications Deadline:
All Travel Applications for the remainder of FY15 must be received in the Department of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services by June 5, 2015.

OfficeMax Deadline:
Final day to order through OfficeMax for FY15 -- Noon on Monday, June 29, 2015

P-Card Deadlines:
Transactions need a post date of June 30, 2015, or earlier on PaymentNet for P-Card purchases from FY15 funds. All FY15 transactions must be reviewed and approved on PaymentNet by July 1, 2015.

Final Payments:
All final FY15 Request for Payments, invoices, and Travel Vouchers must be received in the Department of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services by July 9, 2015.

SUSAN L PROPST, Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services
Posted: Jan 08, 2015





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