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November 3, 2021
To: Faculty and staff Good afternoon, I wanted to update all of you on several steps we have taken to improve the user experience with our Oracle-based financial system and to reduce the backlog of transactions and purchase requests. The steps, inspired by feedback from across campus, include...
October 27, 2021
To the faculty of UC Merced, Over the past month, we have held a number of town halls and meetings to discuss how to further support the research enterprise on campus. These meetings have been extremely productive, and we greatly appreciate your participation and engagement in the process....
September 28, 2021
Campus Colleagues, Last week, senior leadership met with faculty and deans to discuss concerns about the campus’s support of the research enterprise. These concerns included the recent launch of the Oracle financial system and associated changes to the purchasing system, difficulties in...
September 9, 2021
Campus Colleagues, Fall semester is in full swing. Thanks to broad adherence to guidance developed to mitigate the threat of COVID-19, in-person instruction has resumed and the campus is buzzing again. One of those mitigations is a pause until Oct. 1 for all socially driven events that aren...
August 12, 2021
Greetings, colleagues,   As a follow-up to the Aug. 6 announcement of Josh Dubroff’s departure from UC Merced, the campus will move forward with the recruitment of a permanent Chief Procurement Officer. We will provide updates as they become available. In the meantime, I am working with...
August 6, 2021
Chief Procurement Officer Josh Dubroff shared this message with supply chain and shared services staff. Good afternoon, I hope you and your family are doing well and you are as excited about the start of the in-person school year as I am! I’ve seen several of you over the last couple...
July 15, 2021
In the last year the Center for Business Services and Solutions (CBS2) has completed significant milestones toward achieving campus goals that will continue to reduce costs and streamline campus processes while improving the quality and level of service for campus faculty and staff. The...
July 8, 2021
Dear Colleagues, In June 2020, our campus implemented a series of cost-savings measures through elevated approval requirements on many categories of procurement purchases. These restrictions limited some non-essential purchases and required deans or division heads to approve others, to ensure...
July 6, 2021
As we continue to enhance our use of advanced Oracle functionality and seek to streamline and automate processes to better serve the campus community, we are launching automated approval reminders for procure-to-pay documents. What does this replace? Our Supply Chain and CBS2 teams currently...
May 25, 2021
.responsive { width: 100%; max-width: 600px; height: auto; } Dear Colleagues, As we approach the end of the fiscal year, here is a reminder of key dates to assist departments in closing out fiscal year 2020-21 procurement activity and ensuring expenditures with FY21 funds are on track...