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Information for New Extension Users

As you start your journey into the Penn State way of doing accounting, there are a number of new policies and procedures to follow and computer systems to use. We know it is a lot to learn and we want to help you as much as we can. You can do it!

We hope to guide you through Penn State’s business process using this website. Most of this information is directed to the Extension Office staff but other new users can also benefit from this information.

Some background information to help you understand Penn State's financial operations and the Extension Business Model.

eBuy is Penn State's online marketplace where faculty and staff can purchase everything from office and scientific supplies to furniture and equipment. Ordering can be done quickly online with minimal paperwork and is tied directly to your PSU budget and fund.

ERS is Penn State's accounting tool for processing reimbursements for employee and non-employee out-of-pocket costs while on official university travel.

PCard, Purchase Order or SRFC? Employee or Independent Contractor? Honorarium or Consulting? Here are some resources to help you decide.

The Penn State Purchasing Card (or PCard) is a Visa charge card that enables authorized Penn State employees to purchase certain goods and services and travel expenses directly from a supplier.

Reporting check and cash receipts to Penn State accounts.