On April 5, UW-Green Bay completed its first annual Electronic Waste Round-up! Campus departments participating in the cleanup sent their non-functioning printers, fax machines, typewriters, computers and other electronic surplus, accumulated over many years, to a central location for proper recycling and disposal. The capable surplus staff of Al and Colby collected 15 skids of electronic waste that nearly filled a 50-foot semi trailer. The campus partnered with Fox Valley Technical College Driving School to transport the e-waste to UW-Madison’s SWAP program for proper recycling. Linda Dupuis, director of Purchasing and Institutional Support, said the arrangement was a positive for UW-Green Bay’s recycling budget and also gave the FVTC student drivers experience with an actual trailer load. Said Dupuis, “A big THANK-YOU to the campus community for your timely e-waste drop offs and conservation efforts. We plan to make this an annual event to keep campus e-waste out of the landfill.”
In support of UW-Green Bay’s goals for Sustainability and Going Green, the Information Services Division and the Purchasing Office are engaged in an Office Technology Study. The objective is to improve technology efficiency and reliability while reducing costs and the campus carbon footprint. A memo from the two offices states: “In mid-February we asked that you hold off on ordering new printers until April 15 in order to provide time for us to analyze data to provide you with the best information for making your purchasing decisions. Thank you for your cooperation! We are now ready to assist you in determining what type of imaging equipment will best meet your needs. Information will be available on the Purchasing web site on Friday April 15.”
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Need to purchase a printer? For immediate assistance in evaluating your choices, please contact Grace Lindner at 2693. She can provide information on multi-function devices as well as printers. Effective, April 24, Helen Alexander will return from vacation, ready to assist you in selecting the right printer, if that is what you need. Printer orders generally take one to four weeks for delivery. If you have questions regarding the study, contact Kathy Pletcher (2383) or Linda Dupuis (2522).
Already sent campuswide but repeated here for the record:
In conjunction with the conversion to the new Human Resource System (HRS), PeopleSoft will be offline April 12 -18. WISDM will still be available for reviewing data, however salary encumbrance information will not be visible in WISDM until April 19. To ensure your purchase orders and checks are processed before those dates, please note the deadlines for submission of requests:
TERs, PIRs, and Travel Advances — Friday, April 8, noon
Charge Backs — Friday, April 8, noon
Invoices — Monday, April 11, noon
Purchase Orders — Monday, April 11, noon
Purchasing and Accounts Payable staff along with the Controller’s Office appreciate your understanding during this time.
In conjunction with the conversion to the new Human Resource System (HRS), PeopleSoft (SFS) will be off-line from April 12th to April 18th. Purchase orders, payments to vendors, charge backs, and travel expense reports cannot be processed during this timeframe. Departments are encouraged to submit payment request or reimbursement requests as soon as possible to ensure payment prior to the shutdown of SFS. WISDM will still be available for viewing. The Purchasing and Accounts Payable staff along with the Controller’s Office appreciate your understanding during this time.
Linda Dupuis sends out notice that postage budgets could take a hit when the U.S. Postal Office implements a pricing increase, effective April 17 for their first price increase in two years. Not all types of mail will be affected. It appears as though 1 oz. letters and flats will remain static, but the new pricing structure is shifting costs to anything above that. Click here for a GBShare document with a comparison.