Purchasing and Ancillary Services (PAAS) works closely with Human Resources to procure quality office furniture and peripherals for full-time, benefits-eligible faculty and staff, including newly hired employees, employees with new work locations, or current employees who are experiencing pain or discomfort. Human Resources also coordinates a comprehensive ergonomics assessment prior to any ergonomic-related products purchases and supplements a portion of the order ($200 per employee) with the rest being covered by the employee's department at the department's discretion. For more information, visit Human Resources' Ergonomics Assessment web page.
How to Submit Ergo Orders:
Upon completion of ergo assessment, you will receive an ergonomic evaluation report that includes a summary of findings and recommended products to order if necessary. This will be the primary back up documentation.
Enter the department FOAP as the primary cost center in the FOAP section. Enter department budget approver's information in the Budget Approval section. When done, save the pREQ and send the form and ergonomic evaluation report to email@example.com. Since ergo orders typically include $200 ergo allowance per faculty/staff member that can be applied towards total order cost fund availability and approval is managed by Human Resources. Under the Special Instructions section, notate "Ergo Order - Additional Approval from HR".
PAAS will route the approval to the budget manager and to Human Resources (for $200 allowance) via Docusign. Order will be placed after Docusign completion.