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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Steve Reed
Division of Technology Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase computers and/or other electronic products that are EPEAT registered or meet similar multi-criteria sustainability standards for electronic products?:

A copy of the electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

The electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines :

This policy applies to all computers purchased with University funds.

University computers replaced with new computers will be returned to DoTS for reuse, sale or proper recycling, data destruction and disposal. If a department requests to reuse or retention of a computer, approval must be given by the Division of Technology Services. If approval is given, service levels may be defined indicating how long the computer may be used before being returned to DoTS, what levels of support the computer will receive and what use the computer may be used for.

Replaced computers may not be retained for used as a second computer for an employee.

All computers must remain on campus unless approval is given by the Dean or Administrative Unit Head (Chancellor/Vice Chancellors).

Replaced computers will not be used in any University computer lab without DoTS approval.

Department/Unit Responsibilities
Department Chairs and Unit Directors are responsible for on-going adherence to the policy and for working cooperatively with the Division of Technology Services (DoTS) to bring their department into compliance with this policy.

The UW-River Falls Chancellor issues this policy in accordance with the Administrative Policy process. The Division of Technology Services is responsible for the administration of this policy. Request an exception to this policy by writing to administrative-policy@uwrf.edumail.

Sanctions and Appeals Process
Failure to adhere to the provisions of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action as provided under existing procedures applicable to students, faculty, and staff, and/or civil or criminal prosecution.

A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

UWRF purchases Dell and Apple products exclusively. All Dell computers and monitors are EPEAT Gold as are all Apple consumer electronics.

Does the institution wish to pursue to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT registered electronics)?:

Expenditures on EPEAT registered desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment::
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Bronze 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 364,952 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
364,952 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the institution's electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

Total expenditures for 2011/12 academic year on Windows desktop, laptop, iMac, and MacBook Pro was 364,952 All Dell computers and monitors and all Apple consumer electronics are EPEAT Gold.

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