Financial Affairs has created an Emergency Purchase Order Hotline and raised the limit on incidental purchases to $1,500 to improve customer service.

The Emergency P.O. Hotline – 996-9170 – will assist purchasers whose supplies are needed more quickly than the normal procurement timelines permit. The call line will be staffed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) with procurement specialists who will help determine the fastest way to get the needed supplies.

In addition, UAB is raising the limit on incidental purchases to $1,500 from $300. Generally, reimbursements can be paid within four days of receipt of the request and appropriate documentation.

It is important to note that neither the call line nor reimbursement purchase procedures apply to travel-related expenses.