|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
University of Illinois at Chicago
Tier2-1: Materials Exchange
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution have a surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials?:
A brief description of the program:
Currently, there is a system for departmental transfers of surplus equipment and furniture. Informally, departments may advertise via the faculty/staff listservs or other methods indicating which equipment or furniture is available for a transfer. UIC also has a warehouse for surplus where departments can submit a requisition to have the extra furniture and equipment removed and stored at the warehouse, which then becomes available to other units. Departments may visit the warehouse to see what furniture and equipment is available, submit the appropriate paperwork with the Office of Business and Financial Services (OBFS) and a delivery is scheduled to bring the furniture and equipment to the department.
Currently, the OBFS Property Accounting department is developing a web-based system to facilitate transfers between departments and requisitions from the surplus warehouse. In the interim, the Office of Sustainability will work with the surplus warehouse to increase the visibility of its inventory to the campus.
The website URL where information about the program is available: