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Procurement Project is Estimated to Save Penn State $45M in Annual Cost-Savings
The Resource Optimization Initiative (ROI) announced the launch of the Strategic Procurement Transformation (SPT) project, which is designed to save Penn State approximately $45 million in annual cost-savings and further leverage SIMBA, the University's new financial management tool. Read More


University Shares Police and Public Safety Budget Data
In light of recent requests from members of the University community to convey information about the budget for University Police and Public Safety (UPPS), the University is sharing actual revenues and expenditures for UPPS for three prior fiscal years as well as budgeted amounts for the current fiscal year (Fiscal Year 2020-21). Read More


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Board of Trustees approves two resolutions at special meeting
During a special meeting today (June 23) held via telephone conference, the Penn State Board of Trustees approved a resolution to amend the University’s borrowing authority and a resolution approving Penn State Health’s acquisition of the Holy Spirit Health System. Read More


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Changes to the categorization of new staff hires to start July 1 
Starting July 1, Penn State will begin to transform how it categorizes staff positions, beginning with new hires, based on the recommendations of the University’s Strategic Budget Task Force, in its 2019 report. The first of three planned phases of the transformation will affect only new staff hires posted after July 1. Read More



The Office of the Physical Plant re-carpeted several corridors and office spaces in the East Area Locker Room on Penn State's University Park campus this past summer with navy-blue carpets made from recycled materials.IMAGE: PENN STATE

Recycled carpet plays a large role in Penn State’s commitment to sustainability
Penn State finalized its five-year carpet tile purchasing contracts with manufacturers that utilize sustainable business practices. The contracts were written so that any carpeting material purchased by Penn State comes from manufacturers with a proven track record of sustainability and who incorporate practices like recycling programs, monitoring emissions and providing ethical working conditions into their business strategies. Read More



F&B Unit News

David Gingher
Monday, September 21, 2020
David Gingher, director of Campus Retail Dining at Penn State, will retire on September 30 after 44 years of service.
Jonathan Kukta
Monday, September 14, 2020
Jonathan Kukta, director of housing and food services at Penn State Berks, Lehigh Valley and Schuylkill campuses and adjunct instructor business ad
Shake Smart smoothie
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Shake Smart’s menu includes a variety of healthy, affordable and convenient food options perfect for the college, on-the-go lifestyle. Shake Smart...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
On February 18-19, Penn State Auxiliary & Business Services hosted members of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) for...
eBuy Catalogs
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
When it’s time to order supplies, you know that Penn State Purchasing offers the most convenient and low-cost option. But did you know that eBuy...