Business Service Center
The Business Service Center consolidates the administrative functions for Facilities Operations. These functions include purchasing, hiring and employment, payroll, accounts payable, travel, budget, billing, accounting, reporting, financial analysis and reviewing campus-wide capital equipment requests. This group provides customer service to our employees and all of the customers and vendors of Facilities Operations, whether from within or outside the University.
In addition, the Operations and Distribution department is also under this area, which includes the University’s 24/7/365 Operations Center, the Central Warehouse and University and Student Mail Services. The Business Service Center administers the Facilities Operations Five Year Plan, which includes the planning, prioritizing, funding and tracking of capital and maintenance projects managed by Facilities Operation to address deferred maintenance needs on the Storrs and Regional campuses.
Other areas that the Business Service Center manages are the University’s Residential Rental Properties and the Vehicle Leasing program. The University owns and manages several houses and apartments and leases units in The Oaks on the Square Apartments in downtown Storrs to provide short- and long-term housing options for the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and other UConn guests. The Vehicle Leasing program provides vehicles to departments for a monthly fee, which includes all preventative and routine maintenance.