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Orientation for New Business and Finance Employees


Janet FordJanet Ford, Interim - Director of UIS Business Services

Welcome to the University of Illinois Springfield. The Office of Business and Financial Services is ready to provide you with the tools required to help you navigate through University policies and procedures.The University is a complex organization and it is not always clear who to contact for information as certain OBFS units have campus specific responsibilities and other OBFS units have university-wide responsibilities. My office is here to help you become the best business manager possible and to provide you the business information you need. The Getting Started page is a guide to information about University business processes, business tasks, business policies, business systems and training and networking opportunities.

The OBFS Web Site is a critical repository of information and the main communication tool used by OBFS units. Please take an opportunity to review the information on the OBFS web site as it has been designed to answer your questions about University business issues.

Further detailed information may be obtained from the Business Financial Policy and Procedures Manual. This online manual contains the official policies and procedures to follow when conducting University business and financial activities

OBFS offers many on-line and in-person training opportunities. I encourage you to take advantage of the training opportunities listed on the OBFS Training Center site. 

As the Director of UIS Business Services, I conduct six Business Managers Meetings during the academic year. These information sessions serve to notify our employees with business and finance responsibilities of new business policies or programs that are in the planning stage, as well as a bi-monthly forum to answer your questions and solicit comments about current OBFS processes. It is important that all UIS employees who interface with any OBFS business function become a part of this networking group. Please contact my office to become a member. We look forward to your attendance.

The Office of Business and Financial Services at UIS is here to partner with you in getting your questions answered, your issues or concerns addressed, and your business transactions processed in a timely, efficient, and professional manner. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of my staff if you need assistance with University Business and Financial issues. Once again, welcome aboard!


Janet Ford Interim Director of Business Services

The Office of the Director of Business Services

Last Updated: June 15, 2018

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