A recharge/service center is a unit within Northwestern which provides goods and/or services of a specialized nature to other Northwestern users on a recurring basis and charges a fee for those goods/services. Operations that are set up as recharge/service centers are designed to recover the costs of their operations primarily through charges to internal (NU) users.
The following documents (and their links) may be used as references for policy guidelines and for the administrative handling of recharge/service centers:
The detailed steps in the process of calculating user rates are provided. In addition, there is an appendix which highlights the “unallowable” cost categories.
A comprehensive guide which highlights the steps in the recharge center process and provides an example which shows how to use our standard template.
An Introduction to Financial Recharge Operations for recharge centers, including core facilities.