From: Marcy Marino <marcy0823**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Question about Chemical Orders
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 10:14:19 -0800
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We also have a policy that prohibits chemical purchases on a pcard - with the difficulty being the definition of "chemical" PIs have purchased/ordered items that need to be included in the chemical inventory (acetone, ethanol) and are not because I am not informed of the purchase.

That said, I have an exception to the policy granted by Procurement with the agreement that I receive permission from the CHO to make the purchase. I believe what makes this work is we have a department called Lab Support that makes the majority of the chemical and supply purchases for the teaching and research labs, and as a part of that department I manage the stockroom and chemical inventory.

Perhaps you can talk with your Procurement and EHS/CHO people about a one person exception to the policy with a stipulation of permission from EHS/CHO.

Marcy Marino
Stockroom and Hazardous Waste Manager
College of Arts and Sciences Lab Support
University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, AK 99508

On Sun, Aug 3, 2014 at 5:02 AM, Frankie Wood-Black <fwblack**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Several places - use an agreement with Fisher or Aldrich to manage a central stock room - thus Procurement can be involved. We did this both industrially and at a University Level.

We use Flynn - and submit POs - but we are really small. But - again we have a central laboratory ordering person.

On Sun, Aug 3, 2014 at 7:33 AM, Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
From: Tambasco, Aniello [mailto:aniello.tambasco**At_Symbol_Here**]
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2014 8:53 PM
Subject: Question for the discussion board....Chemical Orders

Hi all-

Our purchasing department is giving us a tough time about ordering chemicals on a pcard (University issued credit card). Does anybody have a policy that they can share with us. Procurement does not want to give up the power because they insist on POs for all orders. The funny thing is that they don't even know what the chemicals are for. We started to move into a centralized stockroom but procurement is on a power trip.
We are open for any suggestions and any sample policies that take place at other universities.

Aniello Tambasco MBA
Lab Tech. & Assistant
Wilkes University Chemistry Dept.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

Frankie Wood-Black, Ph.D., REM, MBA
Principal - Sophic Pursuits
6855 Lake Road
Ponca City, OK 74604

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