Richard Conley: May 2014 Archives

5/9/14 Welcome OfficeMax


Please join the Procurement Office this morning as we welcome OfficeMax to campus.  Dennis Sullivan, our dedicated OfficeMax Sales Representative will be on campus for a meet and greet, to introduce himself and answer questions about OfficeMax.  We will hold two welcome sessions:


South Campus:   5/9/14       Dugan 204        9:00am – 10:00am
North Campus:    5/9/14      Alumni Hall       10:30am–11:30am                      


Bring your old WB Mason catalog to trade in for an OfficeMax catalog.  There will be coffee and pastries and a chance to win an OfficeMax gift basket!

Please remember that today Friday May 9th will be the last day to place WB Mason orders.

On Friday, May 16th OfficeMax will host web-based introduction session.  Join us for this introduction right from your computer and learn valuable tips that will save you time and enhance your office supply ordering process.  If you are unable to attend at this time, the webinar will be recorded and the link will be posted on the Procurement Website.  Please see the meeting details below:


Meeting Name:  UMASS - OfficeMax Webinar

When:  05/16/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Audio Conference Details:

Conference Number: +1 866-257-2680

Conference Code: 5954756157

To join the meeting:


We hope to see you this Morning.


Thank you,




Michael E. Durkin
Senior Assoc. Director of Purchasing and Campus Services


To:           Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors, and Financial Administrators

From:       Brent Morgan, Controller

               Tom Hoole, Director of Procurement Services  

Date:        May 2, 2014

Subject:    Fiscal 2014 Year-end Close


As we prepare for the end of the fiscal year, we ask your assistance in ensuring an orderly financial closing process. The following memorandum provides important information and cut-off dates to be followed. While many administrators may be familiar with the past closing process, we ask all administrators to review the information below as some information has changed for this year.

The memorandum is divided into 3 sections: 1) Administrative Oversight 2) Cut-off Dates for Campus Transactions, and 3) Training and Assistance.

Procurement Services will hold information sessions on year-end procedures on Wednesday, May 28th at 1:00 p.m. Cumnock Hall, Trustees Room; and on Tuesday, June 3rd at 9:30 a.m. in the Health and Human Sciences Building, Room 150.

These sessions will also be broadcast live via GoToMeeting web conferencing. Please register two days in advance for these web sessions so we may send you the log-in information. For additional procurement information, demonstrations, and training sessions, please visit the Procurement Services website.

Please take a moment to review the following information and understand the impact on your budget and area of your responsibility. We hope this information is helpful and appreciate your feedback concerning the year-end process and training programs.

Comments may be addressed to the Controller’s Office.

Read the full FY 14 Year End Close Memorandum with dates and deadlines here.

 Thank you for your assistance to ensure a successful closing. 

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