This is an update notice about events impacting the helium industry and causing supply constraints. While the UW–Madison supply level will continue to be met (or nearly met), pricing will be impacted.
As of July 1, 2022, new 15-digit CES numbers are required when making purchases exempt from Wisconsin sales and use tax. If the new CES is not received prior to any purchase, sales and use tax will be withheld.
This is the June 2022 Division of Business Services (DoBS) newsletter, sharing information related to DoBS activities. This edition includes info on: fiscal year-end reporting deadlines, Gift Funds policy updates, driver authorization reminders, training info, and new hire details.
ShopUW+ launched a Supplier Manager module May 9. The Supplier Manager module moves all supplier management processes from the Shared Financial System (SFS) into ShopUW+. New resource web pages offer guidance for ShopUW+ users and Suppliers.
(Updated 6/6/22) UPS is no longer setting up accounts to receive discounted rates through E&I. Existing accounts are being migrated to a DOA-managed contract. Users are encouraged to procure services through FedEx, UPS, and USPS to receive the best pricing.
Purchasing Card (P-card) newsletter for April 2022. Info includes: updates fiscal year-end, more approvals required for single purchase increase limits greater than $5000, and audit findings.
David Honma will join UW–Madison as the new assistant vice chancellor of business services and controller. Honma will replace Dan Langer, who retired.
A new “Find Capital Equipment Assets” search tool for WISER is now available. This search tool is intended for DPA and financial staff usage. This allows departments to create their own ad hoc reporting on their capital equipment.
SWAP is not open to in-person sales, but online auction services remain available at swapauction.wisc.edu.
The use of face coverings continues to be part of UW-Madison’s strategy to help slow the transmission of COVID-19. KN95 and N95 masks are available at no cost to employees in certain roles. Surgical grade masks are also available.