Who do I contact to get help to determine the price of goods and services that are sold by my recharge center or service center?

Initial Request:

  • Units wishing to establish a service center fee must prepare a detailed justification and submit it through the appropriate administrative channels to their Department Head/Dean. The proposal for establishing a service center fee should present a clear and compelling argument for its implementation. Data should include, but not be limited to, the items listed below. Answers to the questions should be as full and precise as possible.
    • How is this proposed service center fee related to the instructional, research or public service mission of the University?
    • Why is the fee being implemented or changed?
    • Was this service/good previously provided?
    • How was the amount of the fee determined? (Include specific calculations)
    • What service/goods will be provided for that fee?
    • How much money will the fee generate per year?
    • How will the fee income be spent?
    • Source of funds for capitalized start up costs?
    • Who will be the likely customers and what is the anticipated fiscal impact on them?
    • What is the overall benefit to the proposing unit?
    • What is the cost/benefit to the University as a whole?
  • If approved, the Department Head/Dean will forward the proposal and justifications to the Service Center Rate Reviewer, Sarah Carver. The reviewer will carefully scrutinize the submitted justification and, if necessary, request further information about the proposal. Prior to making a recommendation, the reviewer may consult with the proposing unit or appropriate office to modify the proposal. In addition, the review may contact units likely to be impacted by the fee.
  • Based upon its evaluation, a recommendation to approve or disapprove the fee will be made to the Vice Provost for Administration and Finance.
  • The reviewer will work as expeditiously as possible, but departments should recognize the evaluation of fees is a complex process that may take considerable time.

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