Business Expenses During COVID-19 Event

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Shipping Supplies and Equipment to Home Address during the COVID-19 Event

All CMU office supplies and equipment should be shipped directly to CMU. Prior to ordering supplies, employees should first consult with their department to see if there are any staff members that can receive and disseminate items mailed to CMU. In the event staff does not have access to receive necessary supplies and equipment, while working remotely due to the COVID-19 event, an exception may be made for items to be shipped to the employee's home address. Employees should complete the exception form and attach it to their monthly credit card reconciliation. 

As a reminder, Office Depot is the primary preferred office supply vendor for CMU. Office Depot should still be used for ordering office supplies while working remotely. 


PPE Purchases 

Departments needing to purchase supplies in response to COVID-19, including face coverings, hand sanitizer, and sneeze guards, must utilize University Stores to purchase these items. Prior to making a purchase, review ordering information found on the University Stores webpage PPE purchases made on CMU Business Credit Cards, without the appropriate approval, will be considered unapproved expenses. 


Events and Activities

Campus events remain canceled until further notice. This also means that campus activities may be shifted in the calendar or held in new formats. The Emergency Management Team will reassess the status of events again in September. Meetings of 10 people or less, with appropriate social distancing, are permitted.

Faculty, staff and/or students may not circumvent this policy by using CMU funds to hold off campus events.

For more information on policies and protocols related to life and work on campus, please visit the Fired Up for Fall website.


Discretionary Spending

At the direction of President Davies, CMU departments have been asked to reduce their discretionary spending at this time. As a CMU Business Credit cardholder, please evaluate your purchases to ensure that they are necessary and needed business expenses. Any non-essential purchases should be discussed with your department to evaluate the necessity of the purchase at this time.