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Department of Biology

Business Office Resources

The Department of Biology Finance Team is here to help with all of your University-related financial needs. Helpful information and resources are listed below for processing expenditures and reimbursements, reconciling travel, and assisting with research/miscellaneous accounts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note, if accessing the SIMBA / Shop onLion portals remotely, you must be connected through the VPN.

  1. Why can't I see anything in the myFunds Portal?
    • You must select a date range as a search parameter for funds to populate.
    • Resources:
    • Note: All grants are currently in the system as of 07/22/2020. If you are missing something please contact the business office (contact information below). General funds will also be added in this tool, timeline TBD.

Credit card payments for study abroad deposits can be made at the following link: https://science.psu.edu/bio/business-office/ccpayments 

PCARDS

Purchasing Card (PCard) Process

 

GROUP MEAL AND TRAVEL EXPENSES

Please review the Penn State travel policy (TR02) when submitting meal and travel expenses.

For additional travel information visit Penn State Travel.

  • Group Meal/Meeting Form - used as supporting documentation to justify the business purpose and attendees for authorized group meal/meeting of Penn State employees and/or visitors to the University. The form is required for any group meal/meeting purchase that is made using University funds, regardless of payment method.
     
  • Travel Safety Network - all international travel must be registered with the TSN at least 30 days in advance, regardless of whether PSU funding is being used. Visit Export Compliance Procedures and read the TSN Reminder for more information.
     
  • Travel Reimbursement Form - must be completed by any employee wishing to claim travel reimbursement when they are not the one personally preparing the ERS Report for submission. Please plan to review this document and all supporting information with your finance assistant when submitting for reimbursement.

 

PURCHASE ORDERS (POs)

Purchase Orders are for large ticket items.

Finance Team Contact Information

Financial Coordinator

208 Mueller Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802

jlb7258@psu.edu

814-865-1664

Financial Assistant

208 Mueller Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802

lux26@psu.edu

814-865-0363

Financial Assistant

208 Mueller Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802

mlv16@psu.edu

814-867-2250

 

Financial Assistant

208 Mueller Lab 
University Park, PA 16802

mnv5110@psu.edu

814-863-1612

Financial Assistant

208 Mueller Lab 
University Park, PA 16802

tks5857@psu.edu

814-865-6597