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Transparency Commitment


OBFS successfully launched an organization-wide Transparency Commitment in June 2014. This was in response to focus group reports that you, our customers, need and expect more access, visibility, and consistency in receiving information, tracking requests, and finding solutions to fulfill your business operations needs with consideration for University and OBFS policies and procedures. All OBFS employees have made this commitment: iACT to Deliver Clear and Consistent Solutions.

As OBFS unit-specific activities are completed or survey/focus group results are received, information will be added to this section.

Click on the links below to learn more about the progress we have made each fiscal year.

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All of OBFS: iACT Training 

Contract Services Office: Giving the Contract Services Office an Identity

OBFS Sounding Board: OBFS Wants Your Feedback!

Office of Procurement Diversity (OPD): Workflow, Policy & Training Updates

Strategic Procurement: Keeping Customers Informed

UIUC Budget Office: Time for Change

UIUC Grants & Contracts: Redesigned Webpage

UIC Budget Office: Raising the BAR to Enhance Transparency, Customer Satisfaction, and Efficiency

UIC Purchasing: Transparency in iBuy

UIS Business Services: One-on-One with Mike Bloechle, Director of Business Services

University Accounting & Financial Reporting (UAFR): Account Code Search Tool 

University Office of Capital Programs and Real Estate Services (UOCP&RES): Streamlined the Field Directive Process

University Payables: In UPAY - Status is Everything

University Payroll & Benefits: Phone Solution Focused on the Customer

University Bursar: No ARGument That Increasing Transparency Benefits Everyone


Strategic Procurement: Website Update & Monthly Contract Review Meetings + a Vendor Feedback Form 

UIC Purchasing: Met with the Five largest customers to Outline the Procurement Services organization & processes 

UIS Business Services: Follow up One-on-One with Mike Bloechle, Director of Business Services

UIUC Budget Office: Distribution Codes to distribute F&A more precisely based on unit agreements

University Payables: Develop AP100 Procure to Pay Education Programs


Last Updated: October 24, 2016

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