PROGRAM NEWS AND UPDATES:
As we take part in this year’s winter curtailment period, please see the available BFS staging table dates below for transaction reconciliations.
2016 Curtailment Schedule for BFS Reconciliation - bluCard, Travel Study Card & Event Planner Card
|Purchase Transaction Date||First Day in Staging Table||Last Day in Staging Table (Clear Date)|
The Berkeley campus card programs are managed by the UCSF Card Program Unit.
New bluCard Inquiry Email and Phone Number (see more info here)
- Beginning July 01, 2014, please submit all card program inquiries as follows:
- E-mail (preferred method) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone - (415) 476-2126
UC Berkeley maintains three procurement card programs (collectively, Pro-Cards or pro-cards), administered by Card Program Services and issued by US Bank. Cardholder accounts are available to approved employees (staff, students and faculty) to facilitate the acquisition of goods and services and associated payments for the University. Pro-Cards function like any credit card, subject to individual account, transaction and vendor limitations and program policies. Pro-Card accounts are a liability of the University and cardholder credit history is not reviewed or affected by issuance of a card. Only the individual cardholder may use his or her card.
The bluCard is our basic pro-card that enables the timely purchase of low-value goods or services up to $4,999.00 (including taxes, shipping, and handling). Not for use with Entertainment purchases.
Event Planner Card
The Event Planner Card is available to approved event-planning employees of the University, to enable the timely purchase of goods and services specifically for University-sponsored events, with limits up to $35,000 per single transaction (including taxes, shipping, and handling). Campus review of department entertainment expenses (size and scope) necessary prior to approval for this program; minimum usage requirements apply.
Travel Study Card
The Travel Study Card is a declining-balance card, issued to designated employees of the University, to enable the timely purchase of goods and services for student travel-study activities. The card is issued with a stated balance, and will decline with use until balance is $0 or card expires (annually). The Travel Study Card is not a personal travel card; rather, its intent is to facilitate the safe travel of University-sponsored student trips abroad.
To begin participating in any of these card programs, see Program Management.
Please note that training (new cardholder and annual refresher) is a requirement for the issuance and usage of any of the cards in these programs. Pro-Cards are only available for use by the cardholder; deliberate or negligent misuse of the card may result in account or department program closure. See Job Aids & Training.