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Form Requirements for All New and Updated Campus Vendors

September 10, 2018

Starting immediately, the University requires all new campus vendors to complete appropriate business forms to conduct business with Carolina. This change also applies to vendor modification requests such as address updates.

Reorganization of Procurement Services Organization

March 27, 2018

Procurement Services is announcing several minor organizational changes to strategically align existing resources, consolidate related activities and ensure a focus on operational excellence and continuous improvement. Effective immediately, Procurement Services will consist of four functional units: Purchasing Services, eProcurement and Materials Management, Accounts Payable and Travel Services, and Procurement Services Operations.

Update to Vendor Bank Accounts

February 8, 2018

On January 29, The News & Observer published an article about Appalachian State University’s financial loss caused by scammers who falsified vendor banking information in a money laundering scheme: http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/NewsAndObserver/default.aspx

To tighten our own policies, Finance Procedure 1218.1, Determining Vendor Documentation, has been updated to include how changes to vendor bank accounts should be reported to Disbursement Services through Campus Vendor.

FedEx Shipping and Billing

February 8, 2018

The University has a master contract with FedEx that includes a discounted rate for FedEx via the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). These charges are paid to FedEx centrally and billed to you via CBM (Customer Billing Management). If you have a FedEx account that is billed directly to you, please contact Ammar Yameen, Director of Strategic Supply, at yameen@email.unc.edu to have your account linked to the UNC-CH master account.

Reimbursement email will soon be easier to recognize

October 30, 2017

Disbursement Services has revamped the email that announces reimbursements to address phishing and security concerns. These improvements are a direct result of feedback from the University community and will be effective on messages as of Friday, Nov. 3.

New Director of Procurement

October 26, 2017

To: University Business Managers, Finance Council Members, Major Organizational Unit (MOU) Financial Leads, Finance Staff From: Beau Jimmerson, Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing and Payment Services I’m pleased to welcome a new addition to the Strategic Sourcing and Payment Services team. … Continued

Martha Pendergrass to Fill New Special Programs Role

July 28, 2017

Martha Pendergrass has accepted a new role as special programs officer, effective Aug. 7. In this newly-created role, she will report to Senior Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and University Treasurer Brian Smith.