IT Spending Controls, Tobacco-Free Deadline, Daily Symptom Monitoring

 June 29, 2020

Clarification on Approval for IT Spending
In an effort to address economic challenges stemming from the pandemic, Duke University now requires approval for all information technology-related purchases, including software, hardware, web development or web hosting, consulting and cloud-based services. Requests can be submitted through the IT Procurement Form, and more details and instructions can be found on the IT Procurement website. Express approval (within 30 minutes) will be issued for purchases under $2,500 and for purchases using sponsored research funds and/or faculty discretionary funds. All other purchase requests will be processed as they come in and should receive a response within 48 hours.

With Tobacco-Free Deadline Approaching, Employees Seek Support to Quit
Todd Dumke, who has worked at Duke for four years, is about 120 days into his fourth attempt to quit smoking. With support from Duke, he's hoping to finally kick the habit. On Wednesday, July 1, the Tobacco-Free Policy goes into effect for all Duke owned and leased property. Learn how you can help support others at Duke quit.

Reporting to Work On-site? Complete the Daily Symptom Monitoring Survey
All faculty and staff reporting to work on-site should register for and complete the daily symptom monitoring survey through the REDCap system. Watch this short video tutorial to understand how to do so.