Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.17
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Steve Reed
Director
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?:
Yes

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

Reuse Policy for Replaced Computers (AP-05-102)
http://www.uwrf.edu/Administration/Policy/Technology/AP05102.cfm

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.
Authority

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.edu mail.

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.

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Campus Computer Replacement (AP-05-103)
http://www.uwrf.edu/Administration/Policy/Technology/AP05103.cfm

This policy applies to all computers purchased with any University funding source (General Program Revenue (GPR), Program Revenue (PR), grants, etc.) The goal of this policy is to provide the best computing resources to campus within a campus budget dedicated to computer rotation.

All University-owned computers will have a rotation plan and future funding source for replacement identified and documented. The Division of Technology Services (DoTS) is responsible for creation and maintenance of this rotation plan in cooperation with Academic and Administrative units to coordinate purchasing and deployment of replacement computers.

Computer replacements for funded areas are paid for by a central University Computer Replacement account managed by the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance and DoTS. Computers paid for by other University funding sources (grants, program revenue, etc.) and are also subject to a rotation plan working with various PR areas across campus. New computers for employees supported by the GPR Central University Computer Rotation fund will be on a 5 year rotation. A per-device allowance will be given from the central pool (determined by budget allocations and Division of Technology Services) toward the cost of a replacement computer. State contract computer options provided by the Division of Technology Services will be provided to campus as options for computer replacements as computers come up for replacement.

The general assumptions of the campus computer rotation plan are as follows:

The rotation plan and campus computer inventory and purchasing are the responsibility of DoTS.
The goal of computer replacement planning for full time faculty and staff is that primary use computers should be less than five years old. The Division of Technology Services in accordance with state purchasing contracts and pricing will determine computer brands, models and recommend configurations from which to order. DoTS configures the standard models to meet the majority of campus computing needs. Any exceptions will need to be approved by a Department Chair or Unit Lead.
When a computer is transferred from one individual to another due to job replacement or the computer is moved to a different location, the Division of Technology Services must be informed in order to update inventory accordingly.
Part-time staff and student employees will receive computers that are used but have been upgraded and rebuilt with the best computing resources we have available across campus.
New faculty and administrative staff should generally receive a new computer upon employment. The Division of Technology Services needs to receive as much advanced notice as possible to order and prepare computers for installation for new hires on their starting date of employment.
No computer lab or instructional (TEC) computers are to be purchased with this Central University Computer Rotation Fund established for individual computer replacements.

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. In consultation with Deans and Unit Heads, the Chief Information Officer will monitor the effectiveness of this policy.
Authority

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:

All technology purchased at UW-River Falls is processed by the Division of Technology Services. The use of a department procurement card for the purchase of computers or printers is prohibited.
http://www.uwrf.edu/Purchasing/ProcurementCardInformation/upload/Procard-Application-Use-Agreement.doc

Purchasing of computers is coordinated by the Technology Asset Manager within the Division of Technology Services. Product options are reviewed annually and standards agreed upon from support staff and approved by management.


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

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 5,000 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 465,149.46 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
470,149.46 US/Canadian $

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

All Dell computers and monitors and all Apple consumer electronics are EPEAT Gold. TVs large displays are generally Sharp or LG. LG has products that are both Silver & Gold products.

Administrative Policies:
http://www.uwrf.edu/Administration/Policy/Technology/AP05102.cfm
http://www.uwrf.edu/Administration/Policy/Technology/AP05103.cfm

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