Under the federal REAL ID Act, individuals boarding a domestic flight or entering certain federal facilities, military bases and nuclear power plants must show a REAL ID-compliant document. The federal standards were drafted in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks based on recommendations from the 9/11 Commission. The REAL ID law sets document and security protocols for the production of driver’s licenses and ID cards, including the use of features to prevent illegal copying or altering.
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Dedicated Travel Agency
24/7 assistance - Conlin Travel, the university’s dedicated travel agency based in Ann Arbor, can help travelers at any time in the event of an emergency or with reservation changes if needed (additional fees may apply). Read more about Conlin Travel in the Supplier Spotlight article.
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Customers in need of printing services can access the Quote to Order (QTO) system to complete the process. The system offers a multitude of benefits to its users and supports better usage of strategic contracts. It allows users to manage their own quote process--from issuing a quote request and receiving competitive bids to reviewing and selecting the supplier that best fits the demands of the project. QTO’s integration with M-Pathways guarantees an automatic generation of an ePro requisition/Purchase Order, which is emailed to the selected supplier.
In addition to offering job aids, Procurement Services is available to conduct on-site QTO training upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for training requests or if you have any questions related to QTO.
The partnership between Conlin Travel and U-M began in September 2013 and will continue as a result of the university’s recent Request for Proposal (RFP) for a travel agency. The focus group for this RFP was comprised of representatives from Procurement Services, Finance, and ten schools and colleges across all U-M campuses. The group overwhelmingly agreed, based on the past services provided by Conlin and its commitment to the U-M travel program, Conlin was the best selection for the university. It's a local company and has provided outstanding service to university departments since 1959.
Discounts and traveler benefits can be arranged when booking through the Concur online travel booking tool or by calling a Conlin Travel agent at U-M's dedicated toll-free number at (855) 200-8785 (when calling from outside the United States, use (734) 477-6022). Travelers can also visit Conlin Travel's office at 3270 Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor for assistance.
Conlin Travel's focus on providing exemplary customer service is particularly appreciated by units across the university, some of which have special and diverse travel needs. “Over the years Conlin Travel has booked airfares, both domestic and international, for hundreds of guests visiting the School of Information (UMSI). They've also arranged ground transport and hotel bookings for UMSI groups across the country,” said Todd Stuart, events manager at UMSI. “I appreciate their knowledge of U-M's travel rules, their customer service, and their affordable fees. Their work has saved us time and money.”
If your department is interested in learning more about the benefits of using Conlin Travel, please contact Procurement Services at (734) 764-8212, option 2, or email email@example.com to schedule an on-site visit. Conlin Travel offers a variety of travel-related services to help university travelers and travel arrangers plan business trips.
Meet Yuri Vertkin, a service delivery analyst on the Service and Performance Support team, who began working in Procurement Services in August 2019. Prior to joining Procurement Services, Yuri spent three years with Information and Technology Services (ITS) serving as a training specialist. At ITS, he focused on training internal staff on customer experience, problem-solving, and overall communication skills.
Yuri's current role involves creating internal department training to build better cohesion and understanding of how each team fits together in the Procurement Services puzzle. In addition, he is evaluating the department's website to update training and the overall user experience, launching “lunch and learns” to enhance professional development, and fostering a positive culture. Yuri is also a team member of the Procurement Services “Positive Energizers” for the B&F 90/90 challenge.
"My goal is to develop training that will bring value to each team. The way that's achieved is by meeting people, building relationships, and fully understanding their goals and opportunities,” explained Yuri. “These relationships are what gets me up in the morning and keep me moving throughout the day!"
“In order for an organization to be successful, each team member needs to feel empowered to try something new and evaluate and enhance existing processes,” said Yuri.
Yuri obtained his BS in psychology from Central Michigan University and his master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In his free time, Yuri ventures out with his two kids (Dasha, 5 and Pavel, 1) and wife (Breanna). In addition, he loves hiking, producing music, and spending time with friends. As far as his philosophy on life, Yuri says, “in my opinion, life is one big adventure, so don't just sit there, get up, get out, and get messy!”
Yuri can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 615-4347.
Procurement Services has been proactively working with M-marketsite suppliers to minimize the impact on your ability to order from them. We want you to know, however, that you may encounter some accessibility and functionality issues with M-marketsite, resulting from the new version of Chrome.
Browser updates are issued regularly to, among other things, enhance privacy and security. These updates can sometimes impact the user experience, but any related issues are typically resolved quickly with minimal disruption to the end-user. As a reminder, it is recommended that Marketsite users have their browser settings configured to allow third party cookies and to have pop-up blockers disabled.
The annual strategic supplier shows will be held in March, April, May, and September. These popular shows are open to all employees and students. See the Events page for specific dates and locations for the Spring 2020 shows.
Stay tuned for more information regarding the Fall 2020 show. Information will be posted at a later date.
Property Disposition will be holding a live vehicle auction on Saturday, April 18, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds at 10 a.m. Visit the auctioneer’s website for more information, including photos of the vehicles up for auction.
The last auction, which took place in December, resulted in 51 vehicles, as well as golf carts, an aerial lift, utility vehicles and turf equipment, being sold for nearly $750,000.
Looking to save time when creating a special request eProcurement requisition?
Save time by selecting Copy from the Select Action drop-down list for the desired ePro req. Copying an ePro req opens an identical version of a previously submitted req, including the supplier, lines, and ChartField distributions. Use this option when you need to place repetitive orders with a specific supplier. Please note: you cannot copy ePro reqs created by another individual.
For step-by-step procedures on how to copy a special request ePro requisition, see the MyLINC Step-by-Step Process (you will need to log in to access this link).
To scrap the equipment, fill out a Declaration of Surplus form and mark it as “scrap.”
See SPG 520.01 Acquisition, Use, and Disposition of Property (Exclusive of Real Estate) for more information.
If you'd like to receive monthly "Did You Know" emails from Property Control similar to the one pictured, you can join the Property Information group in MCommunity.