The Business Center can be found in the D-Wing in room 209 of the Engineering quad, and manages the day-to-day administrative tasks as well as departmental and sponsored research finances. The team is comprised of two Assistant Grants Managers, two Purchasing and Travel Administrative personnel and one Business Manager.
The Business Center provides departmental support to faculty, reserachers, students and staff.
- Financial Information - balances and chartstring budgets
- Purchasing requests - ordering on sponsored and non-sponsored projects
- Building access - Salto and CACS
- Travel requests
- Expense reimbursements (CONCUR) - both University credit cards, personal out-of-pocket expenses
Assistant Grants Manager:
- Responsible for proposal submissions as well as award administration for MAE home-based faculty and researchers - see the Doing Research in MAE page for more information.
- Provide monthly portfolio overview, including internal and external awards.
- Assist with chartstring expeditures ensuring compliance with both University and Sponsor guidelines.
- Resource for policy and procedures for MAE as well as the University and Sponsors.
- Assist Business Manager with the implementation of departmental processes and changes to workflow, policy or procedures as required.
- URGENT orders should be designated as such in the subject of your email, or sent a follow-up message to your assigned purchasing contact after the initial order is placed via the purchasing email.
- If you are an approved cart creator, you may create a cart in the marketplace and forward it to your assigned purchasing contract.
- You can view available and suggested vendors in the PRIME portal.
- Reference materials for buying & paying for goods and services can be found in the Information and Training button on the PRIME portal.
- Laboratory supplies should not be out-of-pocket expenses unless in emergency situations and be prepared to provide the necessary backup.
- Computers cannot be purchased on a personal or University credit card - always route the requests to the purchasing listserv. See the computer policy here.
- Threshold Approval Form (Required for all orders with a total of $5,000 or more)
Travel and expense reimbursements are submitted through Concur and should include the requied information to allow for expedient processessing. Multiple, un-related expenses may be included on a single expense report - please do not route multiple reports with a single item on each report.
- As per the travel policy, expenses must be routed within 30 days from the date of the transaction. Do not wait to route advance expenses (hotel deposit, airfare, registration) after your trip or they may be counted as taxable income.
- Paper reimbursements are accepted under certain circumstances - please contact the Business Manager prior to submitting a paper report to see if it is allowable.
- If you hold a University netid you have been automatically granted access to Concur.
- Concur can be accessed from the PRIME portal or www.princeton.edu/concur or travel.princeton.edu.
- Reference materials for travel and expense can be found in the Information and Training button on the PRIME portal, and a new one-page guide will be available soon.
IMPORTANT: You must assign an expense approver before you can route a report through Concur. You will receive an error if you do not. Your Concur approver as shown in the assignment chart should be your default approver.
- When submitting expenses you will need to obtain the full chartstring and enter it in the allocation tab for each expense before submitting the report. You will never have a program and a project in a chartstring.
- You MUST complete the Business Purpose for each line item - it should always answer Who/What/Where/When and Why - example: You have a meal expense, your last name should be first such as: Smith/meal/talk @ APS Mtg/SanDiego/Nov2019
ALL Purchasing Requests are sent to: email@example.com
Your Assigned Purchasing Contact will manage your order
DO NOT DIRECTLY EMAIL YOUR REQUESTS TO YOUR PURCHASING CONTACT
Travel & Expense
|Arnold, Craig||Danielle Tartaglia||Linda Park||TBD|
|Carter, Emily||Karina Castillo||Nari Baughman||Nari Baughman|
|Choueiri, Edgar||Karina Castillo||Jake Rizzo||TBD|
|Cohen, Daniel||Danielle Tartaglia||Linda Park||TBD|
|Deike, Luc||Danielle Tartaglia||Linda Park||TBD|
|Dryer (E), Frederik||Karina Castillo||Jake Rizzo||TBD|
|El-Gabry, Lamyaa||Danielle Tartaglia||Jake Rizzo||TBD|
|Glaser, Alex||Karina Castilo||Jake Rizzo||TBD|
|Haataja, Mikko||Danielle Tartaglia||Jake Rizzo||TBD|
|Holmes (E), Philip||Danielle Tartaglia||Linda Park||TBD|
|Hultmark, Marcus||Danielle Tartaglia||Linda Park||TBD|
|Ju, Yiguang||Danielle Tartaglia||Linda Park||TBD|
|Kasdin, Jeremy||Danielle Tartaglia||Jake Rizzo||TBD|
|Kolemen, Egemen||Karina Castillo||Jake Rizzo||TBD|
|Kosmrlj, Andrej||Karina Castillo||Jake Rizzo||TBD|
|Law, Ed||Danielle Tartaglia||Linda Park||TBD|
|Leonard, Naomi||Danielle Tartaglia||Linda Park||TBD|
|Littman, Michael||Danielle Tartaglia||Linda Park||TBD|
|Majumdar, Ani||Danielle Tartaglia||Linda Park||TBD|
|Martinelli, Luigi||Danielle Tartaglia||Linda Park||TBD|
|Mikhailova, Julia||Karina Castillo||Jake Rizzo||TBD|
|Miles, Richard||Karina Castillo||Jake Rizzo||TBD|
|Mueller, Michael||Karina Castillo||Jake Rizzo||TBD|
|Rowley, Clancy||Danielle Tartaglia||Linda Park||TBD|
|Smits (E), Lex||Danielle Tartaglia||Linda Park||TBD|
|Stone, Howard||Karina Castillo||Jake Rizzo||Diane Lo|
|Suckewer (E), Szymon||Karina Castillo||Jake Rizzo||TBD|
|Undergraduate teaching lab staff||Linda Park||TBD|
|Undergrad Thesis Project||JoAnn Love||Linda Park/Jack Rizzo||Theresa Russo/Jill Ray|