Purchasing cards (PCards) are Visa credit cards available to faculty and staff who have been authorized by their department to purchase low cost business-related items for the University. This program is designed to improve efficiency when making these low dollar transactions. Please note, the PCard single transaction limit is not increasing to $25,000, and will remain at the current $5,000 threshold.
Department heads determine who should be an authorized cardholder. Cardholders are required to complete a Cardholder Agreement Form (available here), an on‐line training session, and a Purchasing Card test with a grade of 80% or better before obtaining the card.
Use of the purchasing card is a privilege granted by the State of Maryland to University employees. As with all university privileges, the card can be revoked and disciplinary action taken in the event of abuse, inappropriate or fraudulent use, or failure to perform required cardholder administrative duties.
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