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Procurement Services and Accounts Payable offer training sessions and resource tools to assist our campus community surf through the many business and finance policies, procedures, and forms. Training opportunities may include online tutorials, reference documents and job aids, on-site training, and customer forums.

Whether it’s a one-on-one session or a department staff presentation, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you. Most sessions will be one hour in length. The following table details training information. Please contact us at [email protected] or (616) 331-2280 to schedule a training session.




Procurement Services Orientation

Learn about Purchasing policies and procedures

Kalyn Vasser

Banner System: Purchase Requisitions

Learn how to create and submit purchase requisitions in the Internet Native Banner System.

Kalyn Vasser

Self-Service Banner for Purchasing

Learn how to view encumbrances, documents and approvals in Self-Service Banner.

Kalyn Vasser

Purchasing Card

Learn about Purchasing Card policies and procedures, including an overview of SmartData.

Tonya Valencia

Concur Travel

Learn how to navigate the Concur system.

Kip Smalligan and Tonya Valencia

***Effective July 1, 2017***

All new employees whose job duties will include creating requisitions and managing purchase orders (hired on or after July 1, 2017) will be required to attend a Requisition Training with a member of the Procurement Services staff prior to being given access to the requisition form in Banner. The employee will be required to contact Procurement Services at (616) 331-2280 or [email protected] to arrange a training session. Upon completion of the training, the employee will be required to sign a Training Acknowledgement form that will be kept on file in the Procurement Services office.

Please contact the Procurement Services department with any questions.

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