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Business Service Center

The mission of the CALS/CHE Business Service Center (BSC) is to provide optimal financial support services to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology to enrich the teaching, research, and extension programs of both colleges.

The CALS/CHE BSC structure consists of three main teams, with management support of two team leaders and a manager:

Satellite centers are located in the Lab of Ornithology and the Geneva Experiment Station Administrative Service Center.

Contact Information

CALS/CHE BSC
115 Bruckner Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca NY, 14853

Email: calsbsc-custsrvc@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-254-4272 (4-4BSC)
Fax: 607-254-2790

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Friday 8:00am – 3:30pm

Feedback

Sherry Thompson (607-254-2253)

Updates and Information

Credit Card Processing At the Cornell Bookstore

Request for credit card processing should be directed to https://creditcard.cbs.cornell.edu/.

Cell Phone Requests

Requests for cell phones and questions about the process should be forwarded to Sherry Thompson at sld8@cornell.edu. Cell phone forms below:

  • Due to the recent updated mobile communication devices policy 3.24 implementation plan is under development.

e-SHOP (Shop Catalogs) Access Requests

Requests for access to e-SHOP should be forwarded to Sherry Thompson at sld8@cornell.edu from the admin manager or FRS. This permission acknowledges e-SHOP access will allow purchases of $500 and under to go straight to the vendor; no other approval is required.

KFS Access Requests

Requests for access to KFS and KDW dashboard access should be directed to Dianna Burger, dhb226@cornell.edu.

Procurement Card Requests

The university underwent a procurement card reduction effort in order to limit the university’s exposure of stolen card numbers. Control of spending through appropriate channels was another purpose: goods and services available in e-SHOP are required by policy to be purchased through e-SHOP by university policy 3.25 Procurement of Goods and Services. This policy also required procurement cards to be issued only to employee’s whose job description includes procurement.

Requests for a procurement card are made to calsbsc-custsrvc@cornell.edu. If it is a replacement card for someone leaving the unit, please include the name of the person.

Alcohol Policy and Food Expenditure Guidelines

CALS issued the Alcohol Policy and Food Expenditure Guidelines in November, 2009.

Hatch/Multi-State

Hatch/Multi-State (74XX/73XX/78XX/79XX) equipment threshold is $1,000. If you receive a request to charge this fund type for equipment over $1,000, the following form needs to be completed, approved and must accompany the back-up documentation. FFF Equipment Request Form

Smith-Lever

Smith-Lever (76XX) equipment threshold is $500. If you receive a request to charge these funds for equipment over $500, the following form needs to be completed, approved, and must accompany the back-up documentation. Smith-Lever Funds Department Equipment Form