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Business Services enables the university’s success by providing high-quality resources and excellent services through collaborative and innovative customer support.

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Business Services News

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CAMBUS drivers switch gears to deliver hospital linens

Student transit drivers have always risen to the challenge when the UI campus needed their support
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Supplying those on the front line of a pandemic

Shared Services, Purchasing staff put in extra hours to help fill hospital’s emergency orders
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UI TIER: University Shared Services helps with staffing gaps

New setup helps to quickly staff positions for permanent replacement, fill gaps during leave

Business Services Teams

Accounts Payable

auditing and processing of invoices and payments for The University of Iowa

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Central Receiving

Receives items shipped to the University, delivers to campus locations at no charge to departments.

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General Stores

Provides custodial supplies, paper, softener salt, dry ice, and gas cylinders; manages office supplier contract.

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Laundry Services

This team processes over 6 Million pounds of clean garments, linens, and products each year.

Provides, launders, repairs, picks up, and delivers garments, hospitality, institutional, and dust control products

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Mailing Services

Distributes incoming and outgoing campus mail; provides bulk mailing services; offers metering, ink-jet addressing, inserting and tabbing.

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Printing Services

Produces documents through digital and offset printing; manages printing vendor bids; operates Copy Centers. 

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Parking and Transportation

Manages CAMBUS bus system, campus parking, commuter programs, and bicycle registration.  

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Purchasing

Obtains quality goods and services at the lowest reasonable cost.

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Risk Management

Identifies and analyzes risk; implements loss control programs; administers insurance programs covering property and liability.

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Surplus

Sells equipment that departments no longer need; manages disposal of all university computers; recycles items that cannot be used. 

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Travel

Audits and processes payments related to University business travel' provides travel policy and process information.

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University Shared Services

Provide transactional services, including procurement requisitions, ebuy requisitions, e-vouchers, cash deposits, procurement card purchases and reconciliation, request for travel, and travel expense vouchers.

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