Department Cards

Both a department card and an individual card are assigned to a single employee/responsible party.  This person controls access to the card and authorizes others to use it as necessary.  A department card, however, is intended to be used in situations where the volume of purchases per individual is so low as to not require a card for each person.  In addition, some offices prefer a single department card as it centralizes the approval process on potential transactions and only requires the approval of one Monthly Activity Report (MAR) each month.

A sign-in/out log must be completed when a card is checked out to persons other than the responsible party.

Department cards must be canceled and reissued with a new number when the responsible party changes for any reason (termination, transfer, change in job duties, etc.).