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UPS Resumes Service

United Parcel Service (UPS) has resumed deliveries to campus.

Perishable items will be delivered by UPS as usual. There may be delays in receiving non-perishable items through the week of December 5 as UPS works to reduce backlog.

Updated 11/21/22: Potential Disruptions to UPS Deliveries

United Parcel Service (UPS) has informed UC that its delivery drivers will not cross the picket line of striking academic workers. This could result in disruption of UPS deliveries to the campus and UC Davis Health.

When placing orders for perishable, dry ice or other urgent deliveries, we recommend checking with the supplier as to which delivery provider they will be utilizing to determine if an alternate provider should be requested.

Update 11/21/2022:

Take a Look at the November 2022 SCM Newslink

There's lots going on at Supply Chain Management!

This month's newsletter includes:

  • New Home Page Coming Soon
  • Winter Holiday Closures and Deadlines
  • What is the Definition of an Emergency?
  • SCM Spotlight: Michael Sandoval, Central Storehouse Storekeeper
  • Food Drive, Toy Drive in Full Swing
  • Aggie Enterprise: Procure-to-Pay Demos Coming Soon

Check it out here: https://conta.cc/3A1LMqn

New Home Page Coming Soon

The Supply Chain Management home page will soon have a new streamlined look and feel!

Beginning Monday, Nov. 14, visitors to our home page will find:

  • simplified drop-down menu options,
  • timely messages on current issues, hot topics and upcoming events, and
  • easier-to-find staff and unit contact information.

Helpful information on our systems will be accessible from the home page, and Repro Graphics’ online ordering platform, AggiePrint, will be added to the suite.

Toys for Tots Toy Drive is Back

 

Mail Services is once again teaming up with the Marine Corps Reserve for the annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive, which runs from November 28 to December 9. Help make the holidays brighter for Yolo County children by donating a new, unwrapped toy. Look for the blue bins around campus or place the toys in your outgoing mail. Toys can also be dropped off at Mail Services at 615 Hopkins Dr. during normal business hours.

Headed to AggieSurplus for In-Store Shopping?

17th Annual Holiday Food Drive

The Holiday Food Drive is back! Donating is easy, simply leave non-perishable food and other essentials in your outgoing mail and Mail Services will collect them from Nov. 1 to Nov. 18. Donations benefit students through the ASUCD Pantry on campus and the UC Davis Health community at the UC Davis Health Pantry.

Heading to AggieSurplus for November's in-store shopping event? Bring non-perishable donation items Thursday, Nov. 3 and Friday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and receive the following discounts:

Airgas Discontinuing Some Services

Airgas, UC’s main supplier of liquid nitrogen for cryogenic storage, has announced it will no longer permit its delivery drivers to fill open-mouth dewar flasks if they contain samples. In addition, Airgas drivers will no longer provide connection/disconnection services or inventory management. These services are not included in Airgas’ contract with UC, however, some customers have been receiving them as a courtesy.

Check out the September SCM Link Newsletter

This month's newsletter includes:

  • UC Davis Supplier Showcase
  • The Launch of AggieExpense
  • Meet Scientific Store Supervisor Matt Pinkston
  • Scientific Store Lab Coats Now Available in AggieBuy
  • New rates for Distribution & Logisitics
  • New Travel & Entertainment Meal Rates

View the September 2022 newsletter here: https://conta.cc/3Brl9uW

UC Announces Increase to Meal Rates for Travel, Entertainment

In response to soaring food prices, UC has increased the maximum per person amounts for the reimbursement of travel and entertainment meal expenses. These rates apply to travel and entertainment reports submitted in the AggieExpense system after Sept. 9, 2022.

Meal reimbursement for Travel under 30 days within the lower 48 states is now capped at $79 per day of travel, up from $62. As a reminder, only actual expenses may be claimed. The UC does not provide a traditional “per diem”.

The maximum meal rates for entertainment and business meeting meals are as follows:

User Interface and Name Changes LIVE in AggieTravel!

 

AggieTravel has unveiled a more streamlined look, as of September 12. User interface (UI) changes include cleaner screens, larger fonts with easier-to-read text, larger fields, making it easier to search for and enter data, and easier-to-use buttons.

In addition to these screen improvements, the system name has been changed from AggieTravel to AggieExpense, to better reflect the diversity of transaction types that can be processed in the system.

COVID Testing Options for On Campus Events

Holding or attending an event on campus? UC Davis students, faculty and staff who would like to be tested for COVID or who are being asked to test before an event or activity should continue to use the free saliva testing offered at the Human Resources Administration Building.