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Employees | Operational FAQs | Purchasing/Central Receiving/Post Office

Will purchase orders still be processed?

Yes. Purchasing staff will continue to source and buy goods and services for the university, albeit remotely.

How will purchase orders be handled?

Purchase orders will be batched and printed once per week for processing.

What if I need to buy something with a purchase order more quickly than that?

Please contact Lisa Kibler ( or David Young ( for assistance. Purchasing also has the ability to issue a digital PO.

Will Central Receiving be open?

Yes. As some departments will continue to be on campus, Central Receiving will be supporting operations and accepting packages. Hours of operation will be Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Will the Post Office be open?

The main campus post office will be open Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

For specific questions about a package, contact the post office at 504.865.2130 or email

I’m now working from home. If I need to purchase a good and do not want to come to campus to get the package, what can I do?

In general, the university will be relaxing its purchasing rules to accommodate this extraordinary event and allow for greater flexibility in personal purchases of goods. Please reach out to Lisa Kibler (, David Young ( or Robert Nelson ( for assistance and advisement if you face such a situation.

I have booked travel through Concur and need to cancel. What should I do?

Please reach out to Sandra Pierre-Kazi ( with your travel details and she will work with our travel agency to cancel or rebook your flight/hotel/car rental.

I ordered something that I will no longer need. Can I cancel my order?

Please contact Lisa Kibler ( or David Young ( immediately with your purchase order number. We additionally ask all staff and faculty to review if any upcoming purchases or contracts will be needed in light of the university moving to a remote work and teaching environment through the end of the spring semester.