NewsLink provides news and information affecting users of Ohio State's Administrative Systems. Updates are collected twice a month, or more frequently as needed, and pushed out to system users by direct email. Bookmark and check this page frequently for the latest information. Upcoming NewsLink emails are scheduled for Monday, February 12 and Monday, February 26.
OCIO technicians will be performing maintenance on the Financials System from 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 17 until 1 a.m. on Sunday, February 18 which will affect eRequest, eTravel and eReports. Those services will be unavailable during the maintenance period. Wexner Medical Center's eMaterials (eMat) service will also be unavailable during the same maintenance window.
Questions regarding this planned maintenance should be directed to the IT Service Desk at 614-688-4357 or through Self Service (ocio.osu.edu/selfservice). Please reference change numbers CHG0030725 and CHG0030726.
The Office of Financial Services has launched a new Payment Card Industry (PCI) training class. This course is intended for any individual who handles, processes or who can impact the security of cardholder data and focuses on protecting customers’ payment card information and adherence to PCI Data Security Standards. This includes, but is not limited to, cashiers, servers, students, business managers and information technology staff. This 22 minute eLearning course is required to be completed upon hire and annually thereafter.
The Enterprise Project recently launched an e-newsletter to inform the Ohio State community about the project’s work. The Enterprise Project Digest will be sent monthly, and all employees interested in additional information are encouraged to subscribe. Check out the January edition, which featured an update from the project director, an introduction to Workday and a terminology section that decodes the Foundation Data Model.
Beginning Thursday, February 1, Lowe’s Home Improvement and eStores introduced the Lowe’s for Pros supplier website. The previous hosted catalog for appliances was removed on Wednesday, January 31. The new catalog includes a broad selection of products available in the retail stores at contract discounts ranging from 7-20%. See the full article for a listing of product categories, restrictions and delivery/pick-up information.
University Purchasing has recently updated the Category Buyer Listing to include Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Drones under the AIRCR Category (previously under SATEL).
The Ohio State University is committed to providing an academically vigorous, safe and secure environment for all individuals and organizations. UAS offer opportunities for teaching and research, and provide the university community with valuable experiences in a wide range of academic disciplines. Operation of UAS is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and by federal, state and local laws. Anyone who seeks to operate UAS on university property, at any university-sponsored event or activity, or use UAS acquired with university resources must receive advance approval in accordance with this policy and comply with all restrictions or conditions set by the university and all applicable laws. See the full article for purchasing guidelines.
Supplier B&H Photo has added a new quote link feature to their Supplier Website catalog in eStores. Users will receive an email notification when their quote is ready for pick-up. The link may be found under the Order/Quote lookup link under Customer Service on the B&H landing page.
Some products such as toner cartridges, security systems, audiovisual equipment and supplies have been restricted from this catalog. Any quotes that include restricted product will fail at check-out.