Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
May 2010
UH Named Among Nation's Most Environmentally Responsible Universities

Employee Spotlight
Lisa Benford, Biological & Chemical Safety Manager

Events Calendar


Your Bookstore is on Facebook

UH Bookstore Partners With Online Book Source

Campus Food Hours

Moody Towers Dining to Begin Construction for Renovation Project

Moody Towers Renovation Webcam

Travel Expense Report Update - Mileage Between UH and Airport

SALES AND USE TAX�Energy Star sales tax holiday.

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Recycled Paper Program

Office Supply Training Workshop

Green UH
Green Hints - Energy Efficient Appliances

New Campus Community Garden Approved  

Why Community Gardens are Valuable

UH Enjoys Earth Day Carnival on Campus

Time & Labor Tips for Approvers

Human Resources

Training Calendar

Parking and Transportation

FY11 Faculty/Staff Online Parking Registration Now Open

Plant Operations
UH Lab Officers Featured in Business Officer Magazine

Policies and Procedures
SAMs in Campus Review
MAPPs in Campus Review

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Recycled Paper Program


To recognize departments who are participating in the University of Houston�s recycled paper purchasing program by providing rebates and other incentives.

Effective Date
The University of Houston�s official recycled paper purchasing program is through Today�s Business Solutions. Eligible purchases will be counted starting April 1, 2010.

The following criteria will be used to determine which departments receive incentives from this program:

    1. In order to receive incentives from the program, departments will need to purchase recycled paper with at least 30% recycled content from Today�s Business Solutions. Recycled paper is also available with 50% and 100% recycled content.

    2. Only departments that purchase more than $100 of recycled paper during the six month evaluation period will be eligible for the incentives. The first evaluation period will be from April 1, 2010 to September 30, 2010.

    1. Eligible departments will receive a 5% rebate of the total recycled paper purchased from Today�s Business Solutions during the six month evaluation period.

    2. The four departments that purchase the most recycled paper from Today�s Business Solutions during the first evaluation period will each receive 20,000 HP points from the university�s HP Rewards program. HP points are awarded to UH when it purchases HP products and may be used to purchase a variety of items, such as HP printers, scanners, fax machines, and maintenance packs within the parameters of the HP Rewards program. Points awarded following the initial evaluation period must be used by December 31, 2010. The number of HP points distributed during future evaluation periods will depend on the number of points accumulated campus-wide.

    3. Other incentives may be awarded as they become available.

Awarding of Incentives
    1. Incentives will be awarded twice a year based on eligible purchases during the following periods: April 1- September 30 and October 1-March 31.

    2. Calculation of incentives will be based on purchase data provided by Today�s Business Solutions during the semi-annual evaluation periods.

Ordering Information
    1. Go to and click the Today�s Business Solutions icon or go to

    2. Login to the Today�s Business Solutions website (To request a user name and password fill out the online form under FAQ titled �User Name or Password Request.� Leave �PIN#� and �Account#� blank if you don�t know them.)

    3. Go to the Shopping Lists tab and click on the �Coog�s Top Picks� link for frequently used deeply discounted supplies.

    4. For any questions, contact Stephanie Pulido or 713-861-8508.