UW System signs contract with Fox World Travel
The UW System has awarded a contract for online booking of airline reservations to Fox World Travel. The contract is mandatory, meaning that all UW System employees booking business-related air travel online must use Fox World's online booking product, Travelport.
Travelport orientation sessions will be held Monday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. All employees who book airline reservations online for themselves or for other employees should attend one of the sessions. During the sessions representatives from Fox World Travel and UW System administration will demonstrate Travelport and address questions or concerns regarding the reservation process, contract compliance, etc. Prior to the session, employees must register and complete a traveler profile online. More information.
• View registration and profile completion instructions.
• View Travelport Q & A.
For additional information, contact Vicki Gardner, Accounts Payable, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-4528.
Business Services announcements
Cash handling procedures
Faculty and staff are reminded that all cash and/or checks received on behalf of the university must be processed in a timely manner in accordance with UW-Eau Claire Cash Handling Procedures. For more information, contact Jackie Kriesel at email@example.com or 836-2520; or Dave Gessner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-2517.
Use of university resources
Faculty and staff should be aware that pursuant to policies, including the Wisconsin Administrative Code, UWS 8, the Classified Employees Work Rules, and the UW-Eau Claire Policybook (section 5:16), university resources are to be used for official university business only. This includes the use of office supplies, equipment, telephone calls (local, long distance, STS, and cell phones), photocopying and duplicating services and fleet vehicles. Reimbursement to the university by individuals (including employees and students) and organizations for the cost of materials and services inappropriately used is not sufficient justification to ignore this restriction. More information is available online.
Holiday decorations can be purchased from university administered funds only for general reception areas for students and the public. These areas have been identified as the lobbies of the following areas: Haas Fine Arts Center (outside of Gantner Hall), residence halls, University Centers, University Recreation and Health Service; and as the campus grounds (certain outside areas). University administered funds cannot be used to purchase decorations for any other areas. For more information, call Accounts Payable at 836-4739.
University procurement card
Cardholders are reminded to review card usage policies and to use the card appropriately. For information about procurement card policies and procedures, contact Penny Odell at email@example.com or 836-5171; or Vickie Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-4528.
The Business Office does not accept credit card payments for tuition, fees, or room and board. Electronic payments via bank transfer can be made online by calling toll free 866-364-4178. More information is available online.
Credit cards are accepted at several locations on campus for purchases and deposits, including the University Bookstore, the Blugold Card office, the Service Center and Continuing Education.
Spring 2008 class schedule available online
The spring 2008 class schedule is available online. It can be accessed through the UW-Eau Claire home page by going to "Quick Links" and choosing "class schedule." Note that the schedule is available in both Microsoft Word and PDF formats.
Following are new employment opportunities at UW-Eau Claire. A list of all currently available job openings and additional information about each position, including application procedures, may be found on the Academic Affairs employment opportunities Web site.
• Mathematics: Assistant professor — 836-2767.
• Psychology: Two positions as assistant professor — one with focus on social psychology and one with focus on statistics — 836-5524.
• Social Work: Assistant professor with focus on generalist social work practice — 836-5366.
Continuing Education offerings
Connecting campus and community — Continuing Education serves a wide variety of nontraditional students. Following are links to news releases about upcoming programs offered by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.
• UW-Eau Claire to Offer Supervisory
Management Seminars in October.
• UW-Eau Claire Offers Seminar that Focuses
on Enhancing Advertising Effectiveness.
Additional information can be found on the Continuing Education Web site or by calling 715-836-3636.
'Pink Sheet' Notice of Meetings
The Notice of Meetings (pink sheet) is available online. Click here to find the link to the current week's meetings. Meetings for the following week will be posted Wednesday afternoon. If you frequently refer to the Notice of Meetings, consider saving the Notice of Meetings link in your Web browser's Favorites.