Pharmacy Business Services

The business services office is here to assist College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) faculty and staff with a variety of day-to-day functions.


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Ordering & Purchasing

Policies and procedures for getting the supplies you need from letterhead, to research equipment, technology, and more.

Grants & Contracts

The pharmacy grants team provides support and guidance throughout the life of extramural awards.

What We Do

Please see the brief descriptions below for who to contact for assistance with your business services needs. If you have any questions, you may email Sarah Kohler on who may help with a specific task.

Operations Support

  • Support for the Office of Research and Assistant Vice President for Research Andrea Lazarus
  • Coordination of college events including the SURF program, Dean’s Welcome Back Picnic, Research Day, Research Seminar Series, and Fourth Year Review Week
  • Equipment inventory control and tracking
  • Financial coordination and support for pharmacy student groups

Oversight of Rx Business Services

  • Non-OGRD contracts & agreements: liaison with WSU Contracts Office
  • Fiscal support to dean and other pharmacy units
  • Hospital contract renewals for faculty shared positions
  • Personnel funding
  • Fiscal and facilities management, internal controls
  • Limited fiscal support to faculty advisors and pharmacy student groups
  • Completion of required external fiscal and personnel surveys and university reports

Ordering & Purchasing

  • Payroll processing
  • Service Center oversight: set-up, renewals, evaluations
  • Office Depot ordering approval and processing
  • IRI reconciliations
  • Procurement
  • Revenue collection and reconciliation
  • Scholarship disbursements

Grants & Contracts

  • Assists with grant proposal submissions
  • Assists with budget preparation for grant proposals
  • Prints, distributes and files monthly grant budget statements
  • Monitors on-going revenue collection for awards
  • Preparation of eREX

Personnel Resources

  • Personnel appointments (faculty, staff, students and temporaries)
  • Time and Leave Report maintenance and auditing
  • New CPPS employee orientation and on-boarding (I-9, W-4, direct deposit, etc.)
  • Creation and updating of position descriptions
  • Posting of position announcements and support to search committees
  • Creation of offer and renewal appointment letters, delivery of finalized letters
  • Liaison with International Programs for Visa paperwork support and processing for foreign nationals
  • Liaison with HRS (issues involving shared leave, FMLA, LWOP, etc.)

Travel Reimbursement & Ordering

  • Travel arrangements and reimbursements (TEV’s)
  • Travel Authorities (TA’s) and Airline ticket payments (CTA’s)
  • CPPS inventory
  • Creating and processing purchase orders
  • Confirming receipt of goods
  • Resolution of vendor difficulties
  • Accounts payable processing