UW-Green Bay purchasing director discusses sanitation costs prior to students returning to campus | WLUK

Gallons of hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and personal protective equipment. Tory Ortscheid has to buy it all before students come back to the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

“It would be upwards of tens of thousands of dollars,” he said. He’s the purchasing director for UWGB. “We are purchasing large quantities of PPE supply to support the return of the students and the faculty and staff.

Thousands of college students will return to campus next month, and part of making sure the campus is safe is having plenty of hand sanitizing stations.

Source: Local start-up hopes to help schools, businesses cut PPE, sanitation costs | WLUK

PCard refresher is Friday, May 4

Purchasing is conducting PCard refresher training for existing cardholders and supervisors at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018. The hour session will be held in IS Videoconference Room (IS1034). “We will identify common errors and policy compliance regarding required audit documentation as well as answer your concerns and questions.” Your attendance is appreciated.

Reminder on Sorelle farewell… and hello, Mike Barry

Your chance to extend best wishes to longtime Phoenix Bookstore manager Patrick Sorelle on his final day of UW-Green Bay employment after 28 years — he’s bringing his game not to South Beach but to NWTC — has been arranged with a traditional cake reception set for 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21) in the University Union’s 1965 Room. If you would like to contribute to a gift and/or have a “Patrick” story/picture for the memory book, contact either Amy Ibuaka or Sue Machuca at The Phoenix Bookstore.

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Barry named interim manager — Mike Barry, for many years the purchasing director and director of institutional services for UW-Green Bay, is returning to daily duty with interim appointment as Phoenix Bookstore manager until Sorelle’s successor can be identified. To communicate with the Bookstore manager (after Patrick’s last day Friday, any way) email Mike.

Reminder: Dupuis sendoff is Wednesday

Our friends in Purchasing are offering a friendly reminder about Wednesday’s (June 13) celebration for Linda Dupuis, who is retiring from her position as Director of Institutional Support. The event will begin at 4:35 p.m. at The Bluff Pub & Grille, 2638 Bay Settlement Road, and last as long as attendees care to celebrate. Outdoor seating is available, and the forecast for Wednesday calls for sunny skies and a high near 70. Please RSVP to Judy Felton if you plan to attend.

Dupuis retirement event is next week at The Bluff

Congratulations and a fond farewell to Linda Dupuis, who will be retiring from her position as Director of Institutional Support next week. The Purchasing Department is inviting the campus community to a celebration in Dupuis’ honor immediately after work Wednesday, June 13 at The Bluff Pub & Grille, 2638 Bay Settlement Road. The party starts at 4:35 p.m. and will last as long as attendees care to celebrate, so stop in briefly or stay for dinner and beyond. Outdoor seating is available, and organizers are hoping for good weather. Please RSVP to Judy Felton by Friday (June 8) if you plan to attend. Dupuis’ last day on campus will be Tuesday, June 12.

More scams

The U.S. Postal Service is reporting an increasing number of attempted scams across the country, and the UW-Green Bay Purchasing Office just recently heard from an employee who had an insistent “vendor” try to fast-talk the employee into providing information for a presumed scam.  In short, says Linda Dupuis, don’t hesitate to call Purchasing if you have concerns about a suspect phone call, mailing or package.