Purchasing Card (P-Card Program)
The purpose of the Purchasing Card Program is to streamline and simplify the purchasing and payment process.
Upon request, Visa Purchasing Cards (P-Cards) are issued to staff and faculty who make frequent purchases or travel and entertain regularly. The P-Card can be used anywhere that accepts VISA, but is restricted to specific merchant types depending on your department. If you have questions about the P-Card or need assistance, call Irene Lyczko at 503-788-6633.
For more information, read the documents below and review the frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the procedure when I pay for something with my P-Card?
Essentially, the process is the same as when using your personal credit card. You must always ask for a receipt for your records, particularly for phone, fax and mail orders.
Are there any restrictions associated with the use of my P-Card?
Yes, in addition to Reed College’s policy stating the type of products you can buy, other controls and limits may be placed on your card including:
- A monthly dollar limit
- A “per transaction” dollar limit
- “Blocked” merchant categories
Please contact your P-Card administrator for your specific restrictions.
What should I do if my card is lost or stolen?
It is extremely important to call Bank of America's Customer Service toll-free number (1-888-449-2273) immediately in the event your card is lost or stolen. You must also notify the P-Card administrator.