Business Operations

 Business Operations is responsible for providing operational and financial services support to the Facilities Management department. This includes:

  • Facilities budget allocation, accounting and purchasing functions.
  • Developing and administrating Facilities Management and Western Michigan University business policies and procedures.
  • Natural gas procurement for the Power Plant.
  • Evaluation of campus utility usage (natural gas, electricity, water and sewer) in cooperation with power plant director and energy manager.
  • Administration of Facilities Management payments as a satellite of the Office of Payroll and Disbursements.
  • Processing vendor contracts, purchase orders, as well as time and material contracts as a satellite of the Purchasing Department.
  • Preparing, monitoring and posting monthly billings.
  • Entering of project and work order data into the WebTMA database system.
  • Reviewing project budget status and adherence to standard project procedures.
  • Preparing monthly financial reports for distribution.
  • Reconciling and maintaining procurement card records.

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