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BuyWays Catalog/Punchout purchases less than $2,500 can be made without a secondary approval of a departmental manager due to the fact that such purchases are low dollar and limited to certain items.  To assist the departmental manager with a review to ensure these purchases relate and support the department’s mission, an alert report was created listing those catalog/punchout purchases for a selected month.  The report can be accessed in the Summit Reporting tool through the Academic Admin or Department Admin dashboards.  The Alert Report is found on the left side of the page when accessing the Summary tab.  Clicking on the “BuyWays  - Catalog/Punchout Requisitions less than $2,500”  link will produce a report of purchases made on chart fields within the report user’s authority.     

We are excited to announce that SOUTHWEST AIRLINES is our newest addition to our Travel Program! Southwest will be offering bonus points and A-List status upgrades to those University travelers who book their business travel through our preferred agencies (Egencia or The Travel Collaborative).

Please visit the Presidents Office Travel Page for more info. 

Introducing the W.B. Mason Employee Purchase Program for details and how to register visit our Perks for Employees Page 

Recently I have received numerous email and calls from vendors, mostly in the IT market segment, that have received emails and purchase order inquiries purporting to be from the UMass Amherst Procurement Department. The orders may look official but they DO NOT come from my office even though they use my name and a somewhat similar email address. The email used is: johnmart [at] umassc.org . This is close enough to my UMass email to fool some vendors. Vendors that have gone along with the scam to get additional information have found that the fake purchase order that is issued has shipping addresses in the Eastern part of the state. The locations are “rent an address” locations that just forward the shipment for a fee. The shipments are probably getting forwarded overseas so once they leave the USA they can’t be retrieved.

In this age of posting everything on-line the scammers are able to copy and...

Thanks for attending Mail and Shipping 101!

A copy of the Slides and Handouts can be found here

Please read the Finance 9.2 upgrade announcement memo for more details on what services will be affected. 

Did you know that your training for Procard and Records Manager training has a three year expiration? Hillary Osgood, Procard and Travel Card Program Manager, will be happy to answer your questions about receiving training or your training expiration date. Contact Hillary Osgood.

The UMass Amherst Procurement Credit Card Program (UMass Procard) is a procurement tool, which offers an alternative to the online procurement/payment processes and provides an efficient and effective method to purchase and pay for consumable commodities of smaller dollar value. The Procard is a MasterCard credit card issued through Citibank in the name of a participating employee. The Procard concept is designed to delegate authority and responsibility, to enable quick and convenient purchasing of approved commodities up to defined spending limits directly from those vendors that accept the MasterCard credit card....

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