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PSDS Phone Update

05/08/2017

Today (May 8) if you call the PSDS main number, it will be answered by an auto-attendant.  Please listen to all the options to be directed to the correct person.

Fiscal 2017 Year End Processing

04/18/2017

The FY 2017 Year End Schedule is now available. 

Online Expense Management Launching April 17

03/30/2017

On April 17, you will be able to submit your employee expense reimbursements (both travel-related and non-travel related) and reconcile your Travel & Expense Card using the new, online ExpenseUVA tool!   More...

SWaMfest 2017

02/22/2017

SWaMfest is scheduled for October 4th – 5th at the Newport News Marriott at City Center in Newport News, VA.  more....

Revised Travel, Meals and Entertainment Policy

12/16/2016

Based on client feedback and in preparation for the launching of the University’s new expense tool, the University Travel, Meals, and Entertainment policy will be updated January 1, 2017.   more....

Fraud Alert

12/01/2016

Fraud Alert - Someone has been using the University's credit references in an attempt to open accounts with vendors all over the country.    The credit reference letter was taken from our website, and often accompanies a mocked up version of our PO form but it is not a valid PO number.  If you receive an order that looks suspicious, please contact our office at (434) 924-4212.

Food and Meals Retail Sales and Use Tax Exemption Policy Change

06/13/2016

The State of Virginia’s Department of Taxation has changed its policy regarding the application of Retail Sales and Use Tax to catering and other services related to purchases of food and meals by the University.   More...

Travel Discussion Coffee Break

03/29/2016

Do you have questions on how to prepare the travel workbook or apply the new policy changes?   Please join us for a coffee break discussion on April 7 from 9-10 am at Bavaro Hall, Holloway Hall.

Scanner Giveaway

01/28/2016

As an incentive to set up your travelers' profiles with Christopherson Business Travel, we are giving a HP Scanner to the top three organizations/departments that have completed the most traveler profiles before March 1.  More...

Mileage Rate for 2016

01/15/2016

Effective January 1, 2016, the mileage rate set by the IRS for reimbursement will be $.54 per mile; this is a reduction from the previous rate of $.575. Please use the new travel workbook for all travel that occurs January 15, 2016 or after.

Transcepta

01/11/2016

The University has engaged Transcepta, a third party service provider, to accept, convert and submit our top 300 non catalog suppliers’ invoices electronically. Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services joined forces with Facilities Management to implement this program which will bring us closer to accomplishing our goal of full end-to-end electronic automation of supplier invoices and payments.   More...

Vantage Point Logistics

10/06/2015

The University has engaged the services of Vantage Point Logistics (VPL), a third party logistics company, to act as an intermediary for inbound freight shipped by FedEx.  Suppliers with questions can find details about this service here.

Fiscal 2015 Year End Processing

04/07/2015

The FY 2015 Year End Schedule is now available. 

Mileage Rate for 2015

12/30/2014

Effective January 1, 2015, the mileage rate set by the IRS for reimbursement will be $.575 per mile; this is a change from the current rate of $.560. The new rate only applies to travel that occurs January 1, 2015, or after.

Travel Documentation Made Easier

12/15/2014

There is no longer a requirement to produce boarding passes when submitting travel expenses. More

Important Message Regarding International Travel and Ebola

10/07/2014

TSRC Marketplace Catalog Webinar

09/25/2014

TSRC,Inc. is now offering training webinars to demonstrate their online ordering platform and enhanced features. Sign up within TSRC’s Marketplace Catalog. Once you sign up for a class you will receive an email from Crystal Fix, our E-Commerce Administrator with your webinar confirmation.

America To Go now live in the UVA Marketplace

08/05/2014

The America To Go catalog is now live in the UVA Marketplace.  More

Announcing Upcoming Punchout for Catering

04/24/2014

PSDS is pleased to announce that a punchout catalog for restaurants and caterers will soon be added to the UVa Marketplace. More

New Local Hotel Contracts and Payment Process

01/08/2014

PSDS has new contracts with local hotels, and you can use your pcard to pay for local services.  More

eCycleSecure, New Surplus Electronic Media Disposal Provider

01/02/2014

The University has contracted with a new company, eCycleSecure of Charlotte, North Carolina, for the disposal of all electronic equipment and data.  More

Mileage Rate for 2014

12/20/2013

Effective January 1, 2014, the mileage rate set by the IRS for reimbursement will be $.560 per mile; this is a change from the current rate of $.565. The new rate only applies to travel that occurs January 1, 2014, or after.

New Hertz Rental Car location

08/13/2013

Hertz Rental Car, a University contract rental car vendor, has opened a new location inside the Cavalier Inn.  More

Expansion of Pickups for Surplused Items

03/22/2013

Beginning Monday, April 1, 2013, the local pickup of surplused items from University departments will be expanded.  All items surplused at the University will be collected at your departmental location and no longer needed to be taken to the Surplus Property Depot ("Depot").   More

Fiscal 2013 Year End Processing

03/20/2013

The FY 2013 Year End Schedule is now available.

Mileage Rate for 2013

11/30/2012

Effective January 1, 2013, the mileage rate set by the IRS for reimbursement will be $.565 per mile; this is a change from the current rate of $.555.  The new rate only applies to travel that occurs January 1, 2013, or after.

SACUBO Award

04/24/2012

Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services (PSDS) received its fourth consecutive Best Practices Award from the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO) More

Fiscal 2012 Year End Processing

04/11/2012

The FY 2012 Year End Schedule is now available.

New Lodging Reservation Tool for Guests and Visitors

08/15/2011

Procurement & Supplier Diversity Services (PSDS) and the University's Webmaster, Zach Wheat, are pleased to announce that the University has completed the implementation of an enhanced "Places to Stay" website. More ...

New Mileage Rate

07/01/2011

Effective July 1, 2011 the mileage rate set by the IRS for reimbursement will be $.555 per mile; this is a change from the current rate of $.51. This new rate only applies to travel that occurs July 1, 2011 or after.

Fiscal 2011 Year End Schedule

05/09/2011

Procurement & Supplier Diversity Services' Fiscal 2011 Year End Schedule is now available.

Surplus Disposal Electronic Media

04/20/2011

The University will be transitioning to a new provider for managing the disposal of unwanted computers, printers, and other devices containing electronic data in early May 2011.  More..

New Mileage Rate

01/04/2011

Effective January 1, 2011 the mileage rate set by the IRS for reimbursement will be $.51 per mile; this is a change from the current rate of $.50. This new rate only applies to travel that occurs January 1, 2011 or after.