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Blackboard: Offering BUCK ID Access System products that provide a single ID credential that can opens doors, make purchases and carry currency, including Schedule 70 for information technology and Schedule 84 for law enforcement and security.
Gudenkauf: Provides outside plant services.
Heritage and Sunrise Crop Productions: Provider of adjuvants, application services, fertilizer, fertilizer additives, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, nitrogen stabilizers, seed treatments and soybean inoculants. Also, including but not limited to bulk water, rental equipment and variable-rate technology (VRT).
The RFX form is required for any "Request for… X" items being asked of Business and Finance, where X can be: a request for information, proposal or quote. The RFX form is for exclusive use by university departments.
A new university-wide contract for local accommodations and meeting space, was recently awarded to 17 properties by the Strategic Procurement team. The Strategic Procurement team has pre-negotiated terms and rates with local hotels for use by Ohio State as part of a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP).
The scope of these contracts includes individual and group accommodations, meeting space, AV/TV service, food and beverage services, and additional services for events at each property. Pre-negotiated terms include pricing, cancellation, attrition, concessions, etc. See the full article for the vendor list and additional purchasing guidance.
The Ohio State Travel Office is announcing that registration is open in BuckeyeLearnfor the May 23 Business Travel Workshop which includes a session of the Introductory Travel Workshop and the Advanced Travel Workshop.
Registration for the March sessions will be open in BuckeyeLearn until Friday, May 18 at 11:59 p.m. Check out the full article for registration information and details about each session.
As we move towards our new enterprise system, our PeopleSoft account structure will shift to Foundation Data Model (FDM) values in Workday (enterprise-project.osu.edu/fdm-overview). During this transformation, User Defined in the PeopleSoft account structure will be replaced with other values. To ensure a smooth transition, we are changing the process for creating a User Defined value. The request for a new User Defined value will follow the same process for requesting other new chartfield values. The form for making requests can be found here: controller.osu.edu/forms/forms.shtm#chartrequest.
The Controller’s Office will be reviewing User Defined requests to ensure they will translate smoothly during the data conversion process of the Enterprise Project.
Beginning Wednesday, April 11, get ready for an improved BuckeyeLearn experience.
The BuckeyeLearn team is introducing a streamlined homepage design that will improve the learner experience by allowing a direct way to review available trainings on your transcript and search for additional training experiences.
Change highlights include:
A more prominent “My Training” widget that provides a quicker view of your specific registered training.
A less cluttered home page.
A revised "To Do" widget that shares priority items for you and your direct reports.
A new “Pending Evaluations” widget that allows direct access to open training evaluations.
Questions about BuckeyeLearn? Contact the IT Service Desk at 614-688-4357 or through Self Service. If you are a medical center employee, contact the OSUWMC Help Desk at 614-293-4357.
Data from Ohio State’s current systems are informing Enterprise Project decisions related to process design and system configuration. One of the long-term goals of the project is to instill a data-driven institutional culture. This translates into leveraging data insights for guidance and sound decision-making. The Business Process teams that support each functional area of the project (Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and Student) include an embedded data scientist. Read on to learn how data scientists are supporting multiple project teams with information and trends.
Additionally, the project has moved into its next phase, Configure and Prototype. The key activities of this phase include building business processes in Workday, building system integrations and developing role-based training curriculum.
Charter Bus Services are now part of eStores My Quote. The range of services offered include motor coach, mini bus, airport service and shuttle. All the awarded suppliers were reviewed and assessed by a cross-functional university team, including the office of Risk Management. The selected suppliers hold the necessary insurance certificates and have been vetted and approved.
The five suppliers offering in-Ohio coverage may be located in eStores My Quote:
Cardinal Transportation LTD
Lakefront Lines Inc.
STM Driven (previously True North Travel Solutions)