Message from Vince Malvaso: Changes to the Procurement and Travel and Expense Procedures take effect Sept. 1

A message from Vince Malvaso, director, Financial Services:

I am writing to provide information regarding important changes to the Procurement and Travel and Expense Procedures that take effect Sept. 1.

A summary of the changes may be viewed here Updated Financial Policy Updates Summary_effective September 1st 2017

The changes were developed through discussion and feedback with college stakeholders on the current operational and compliance impacts of both the Procurement and Travel and Expense policies. The procedures that come into effect on Sept. 1 are available online at www.niagaracollege.ca/practices/view/finances-and-purchasing/.

The updates to the procedures were developed through a review and renewal completed by Financial Services which aimed to:

  • Assess and implement Broader Public Service (BPS) Directive updates;
  • Assess how the policies support the operations and goals of Niagara College and
  • Identify opportunities for efficiencies in the procurement and travel & expense-related processes.

To support the rollout of these changes, Financial Services will provide divisional information sessions over late summer and fall. The sessions will review the changes and provide background on tools and templates. The Financial Services team will also work with departments to identify and address individual needs.

In the meantime, please feel free to provide questions at purchasing@niagaracollege.ca, and we will incorporate the feedback and inquiries we receive into the departmental presentations and FAQ documents.

 

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