University selects new supplier for multi-function devices

Xerox is the University of Michigan's new supplier for multi-function devices, which offer several imaging functions, including copying, printing, faxing, and scanning.

There are approximately 2,000 such devices in use across the Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn campuses as well as the U-M Health System.

The contract with Xerox is expected to save the university more than $15 million over the six-year arrangement. The move to Xerox multi-function devices — also known as MFDs — won't occur all at once, but rather will be done in a phased, methodical approach, beginning in February. Read entire article.

Travel and Business Hosting Policy Revised

A revised version of U-M's Travel and Hosting Policy went into effect on December 11, 2015. The revisions, which are relatively minor, include increased hosting limits for recruitment, guidance on protected health information (PHI), and details about required documentation for electronic forms of payment such as PayPal. Read the revised policy (507.10-1).

Protected Health Information must be excluded from expense reports

To comply with the federal government’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Protected Health Information (PHI) cannot be included when reconciling your PCard transactions.  PHI is generally defined as any information—spoken, written, or recorded—that concerns the health of an individual or identifies that person in some way (e.g., name, Social Security Number, etc.,). 

New resources available in Concur!

Based on feedback from the university community, Procurement Services has introduced a number of resources to make our employees’ travel experience easier, faster, and more flexible when using Concur.

Please take a few minutes to learn more about these enhancements and their benefits, which are described below: