Purchasing Resource Services News & Events

New Purchase Order Change Resources Available

The PRS eProcurement Team recently hosted two PO Change (POC) information sessions. The session materials are available for download:

POC Info Session Slides (PDF)
Tips and Tricks for POC Requests (PDF)

Free Document Shredding

University Services has hired Cintas Document Management, Northwestern's Preferred Vendor for document destruction, to offer paper shredding in July to help you safely dispose of confidential paperwork in an environmentally responsible way. Cintas will have document drop-off trucks posted at convenient locations on each campus for you to bring sensitive materials from your department/school for free shredding. All shredded paper is recycled into secondary paper products such as paper towels and tissue to help protect natural resources.

Materials must be from a Northwestern department or school. Personal documents will not be accepted. Please review the Northwestern Retention of University Records policy. Note: Materials may or may not be shredded on-site, depending on drop-off location and truck type.

If you have more frequent shredding needs, contact Cintas Document Management at 708-345-8392 to arrange regular service at a competitive rate. For questions, please contact purchasing@northwestern.edu.

July 15: Chicago Campus
11:00 am-12:45 pm at Rubloff Dock
1:15-3:00 pm at Tarry Dock
July 16: Evanston Campus
11:00 am-12:45 pm at 720 University Pl. (outside Human Resources)
11:00 am-12:45 pm at 2031 Sheridan Rd. (outside Shanley Hall)
1:15-3:00 pm at Hogan Dock
1:15-3:00 pm at Norris University Center Dock

Information for Current T-Mobile Customers

T-Mobile recently changed their Advantage Discount Program for employees. Because T-Mobile has invested so much into making their Simple Choice rate plans the best value in wireless, starting on March 31, 2014, the Advantage Program will change from a discount on their rate plans to a $25 Advantage Reward Card with the purchase of a device. The discount will be removed from all individual liable accounts in the May 2014 billing cycle. If you are currently a T-Mobile customer, you should receive a formal letter from T-Mobile about these changes soon. Corporate accounts will still receive a 12% discount.

T-Mobile Simple Choice plans plus Advantage Program benefits:

  • No annual service contracts and no activation fees
  • Early Termination Fees reimbursed to help free you from your current service contracts
  • Unlimited international texting from the U.S. to 200+ countries
  • Unlimited data and text in over 115 countries included at no extra charge
  • Unlimited talk, text, and web on the fastest nationwide 4G LTE network
  • 200 MB of data free for life on all T-Mobile connected tablets
  • Get a $25 Advantage Reward Card for every line on your account–plus an additional $25 Reward Card every time you upgrade a device or add a new line

If you have any questions about this change, please email joseph.biancofiori@t-mobile.com.