The ISU Purchasing Card (P-Card) is a Visa card available for faculty and staff, designed to reduce the use of petty cash funds, small dollar purchase orders, and eliminate the use of personal funds. P-Card usage is restricted to ISU business purchases only, and may not be used for personal expenditures or ISU travel related purchases.

 All P-Card users are:

  • Required to abide by all ISU purchasing policies when purchasing with the ISU P-Card.
  • Subject to the P-Card Policy in addition to the mandatory P-Card training course.
  • ISU faculty and staff are eligible to apply for a P-Card, with department/unit approval.

Oversight for the P-Card program is provided by the University P-Card Administrator and designated individuals administering the program in each department. The Purchasing Department monitors compliance with the P-Card program policies and procedures.

How Do I Get A New P-Card?

  1. Fill out a Cardholder Application
  2. Send completed application to
  3. When Purchasing receives the P-Card, an invitation will be sent from Laura McRae with instructions to take mandatory Moodle training
  4. After training has been completed, call 282-3112 to set up a time to obtain your P-Card

Purchasing will process your application as quickly as possible. P-Cards are normally received within 10 business days. 


  • Items for Personal Use (including gas for personal or rental vehicles)
  • Firearms
  • Computers
  • Tablets
  • Printers
  • External Hard Drives
  • LCD Projectors
  • Cameras
  • Scanners
  • Copiers
  • Fax Machines
  • Capital Goods over $2,000
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bars
  • Cocktail Lounges
  • Cash Advances
  • Stamps (rolls or books)
  • Salaries
  • Wages
  • Entertainment
  • Medical - Doctors, Dentists, Chiropractors, etc.
  • Travel Arrangements i.e. airlines, hotels, rental cars, business meals, conference registration, etc. (except recruitment as noted above)
  • Independent Contractors
  • Live Animals
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Gift Cards
  • On Campus Purchases

Non reacurring, one time expenses under your personal pcard limit

  • Office and class supplies
  • Building Supplies
  • Plumbing Suppies
  • Electrical Materials
  • Automotive Parts
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Subscriptions
  • Computer Supplies, ie. CD’s, DVD’s, Flash Keys, Toner, etc.
  • Hardware
  • Tools
  • Lab Supplies
  • Field Supplies
  • Photography
  • Safety Supplies
  • Short Term Equipment Rentals
  • Equipment Repair
  • Spare Parts
  • Welding Repair
  • Advertising Expense (newspaper ads, other media)
  • Work Related Membership Dues/Organizational Fees
  • Travel Expenses for Candidates Recruited for Employment (excluding fuel)

You will need to create a new account to obtain your PIN number in Global Card Access


Roger Jechart

Senior Buyer

P-CARD Administrator

Office: Purchasing Office


Laura McRae

Technical Records Specialist 1

P-CARD Support

Office: Purchasing Office


Alida Van Etten

Technical Records Specialist 1

(Backup) P-CARD


Office: Purchasing Office


Purchasing Services

(208) 282-3111

921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8034 Pocatello, ID 83209

Administration Building, Room 114


Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Federal Grant Funded Procurements:

Idaho State University has delayed the implementation of the Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards until July 1, 2018, as provided by the waiver of the procurement rules stated in Section 200.110 of the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200). In the interim, Idaho State University will follow the previous procurement standards according to OMB Circular A-110.



921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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