Please download the form provided here to begin the process to acquire a purchasing card. Here is an excerpt from the form the gives a preview of what is needed to complete the form.
Section 1 – Type of Request
Choose “New Card Privileges” if this is a new card request for a position that never had a card before. This type of request needs to be approved by a senior officer.
Choose “New Employee in a position with current card privileges” if there is a new person in the position.
Choose “Replace” if a replacement card is needed.
Choose “Delete/Close” if the position no longer will be authorized to have a card
Section 2 – Applicant Information
a. Fill out ALL fields. Credit is issued in the name of the College and the issuance of an F&M purchasing card will not affect the employee’s personal credit rating. However, it is important to note that by signing the Employee Usage Agreement, the employee is accepting personal liability for any intentional misuse of the card.
Section 3 – Credit Limit & Purchase Requirements
Using the check boxes, select the type(s) of transactions you will be making with your P-card. If your business purpose is not listed, select “Other” and note the expense type in the blank.
List the amount you think you will typically spend per month on the P-card. Note – your credit limit may end up being higher or lower than this amount, and real-time credit limit increases can be requested for emergency situations.
Select whether or not you will use the card for International travel.
Section 4 – Accounting Information
List the General Ledger account that you want to list as your default account. If charges are not reconciled by the 15th of each month, charges will default to this account and appropriate escalating corrective actions will be taken with the cardholder. An example General Ledger Account will look like:
FUND __10000___ ORG ___81029___ ACCOUNT__51000____ PROGRAM___61______
Normally the P-card holder is required to reconcile the card charges electronically by the 15th of the month. If you have a situation where another employee is being assigned to electronically reconcile your charges, list their name here. This “reconciler” must sign at the bottom of the application so that they are aware of these responsibilities.
List the name of the person responsible for electronically approving the card transactions by the 20th of each month. This is normally the card holder’s supervisor, but special situations may apply.
Section 5 – Employee Usage Agreement
a. Carefully read and ensure you understand the Employee Usage Agreement. The reconciler (if applicable) and approver must also read and understand the Employee Usage Agreement.
Section 6 – Approvals
Cardholder signature – required on every application
Reconciler signature – required only on applications where the cardholder is assigning reconciling duties to another
Approver signature – required on every application (normally the cardholder’s supervisor, but exceptions may
Senior Officer approval – required if this is a card being issued for the first time to a position
Application Submission and Card Pick-Up
Submit completed and signed Purchasing Card Application to the P-Card Administrator via:
Campus Mail – Attn: Dianna Zimmerman, Business Office- 644 Race Avenue
E-mail scanned attachment to PCardAdministration@fandm.edu
When the card arrives, the cardholder will be notified by the P-card administrator. The cardholder must attend a training session before the card will be issued. The cardholder should make an appointment to pick up the card in the Business Office in order to receive additional procedures and instructions for activating the card.