March 7, 2003  


New SLAC Purchase Card—Bank One MasterCard—to Replace Bank of America VISA on March 21

As a way of providing better customer service functions to purchase card (P-Card) holders, SLAC will be changing to Bank One from Bank of America on March 21st. Over the past several months, Purchasing and Accounting have been working closely with Bank One to prepare for this switch.

Recently, a Bank One Commercial Card Representative introduced the purchase card to a sample of ‘power users,‘ showing them the new system and its benefits. All current cardholders and their approving officials have been given the opportunity to see and hear about the new internet-based card management system.

General training and discussion of the program enhancements were presented to P-Card holders and their approvers on March 6 and 7.

Benefits of the new P-Card:

• Provides each cardholder and his/her approver real-time access to P-Card activity from any computer.

• Will enhance our ability to extract data on how and where P-Cards are being used.

Cardholders will be migrated to the online system, division-by-division, during late spring and early summer.

During the week of March 10th, time will be set aside for current Bank of America VISA cardholders to pick up their new Bank One MasterCard.

On March 21, all P-Card cardholders will begin using MasterCard and all VISA card accounts will be deactivated.

The Business Services Division (BSD) is making every effort to transition cardholders seamlessly. We hope you will value the enhancements to the program available through Bank One.

Current cardholders and approvers will be contacted directly with more specific information.

Contact: Gail Gudahl, Purchasing Department, Ext. 2616,


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Last update Friday March 07, 2003 by Kathy B