As part of the Auburn University Business Office, Procurement and Payment Services works as a support function to the University's missions of instruction, research and outreach.
The primary mission of Procurement and Payment Services includes the following responsibilities:
- value-added services in the procurement of materials, supplies, and services necessary to support Auburn University's programs and activities
- timely and accurate expenditure of University funds and recording of those expenditures in a manner consistent with University guidelines and other regulations
- administration of the University's Purchasing Card Program.
Morris Named Executive Director, PPS
Melissa M Morris has been named Executive Director of AU's Procurement & Payment Services (PPS) effective January 1, 2014 replacing Shawn Corrigan Asmuth who is retiring after having served AU for 32 years. Morris has served as Assistant Director, PPS and more recently as Associate Director, PPS for over 16 years.
Morris has announced the promotion of Missty Kennedy to Assistant Director, Procurement Services and Debby Miller to Assistant Director, Payment Services. Both Kennedy and Miller have served as Managers in PPS for the past several years.
New Mileage Rate
The IRS has published a new mileage reimbursement rate for the use of personal vehicles in conducting business purpose travel. The new rate (.56 per mile) goes into effect with travel that begins on or after January 1, 2014. The AU Travel Policy will be revised to reflect this new rate.
OfficeMax is AU's Preferred Vendor for printing on campus. The program, initially rolled out in the spring with the closure of CopyCat, supports all campus print needs. For information, contact John Corgill at firstname.lastname@example.org in PPS. Those to contact on the OfficeMax Print and Document Services team are Pat Noonan, email@example.com, or Keith Gray, Csr1956c@officemax.com.
E Travel Voucher System
With the full campus implementation of the eTravel Voucher system, effective 10/1/13 PPS no longer accepts paper travel vouchers unless the reimbursement is included in the exception items that will continue to be processed on paper.
AU Vendor Center
Vendors and independent contractors should use the AU Vendor Center to self report commodities that they offer, request to be added to the AU and/or AUM bid lists, offer information on their SBA status and register for FastPay, our payment direct deposit service. (AU/AUM/ACES students and employees should NOT register via the Vendor Center.)
Melissa M. Morris,
Procurement & Payment Services
311 Ingram Hall
Auburn University, AL
How to find us...
Automated Post Payment
Auditors & Payment Staff
Buyers & Procurement
Office hours: M-F
7:45 - 11:45
12:45 - 4:45