Department Card (DCard)

The Mandel School has one DCard (department card) for use in purchasing food and food related items (such as plates, napkins and cups) for meetings and events. The card carries a limit of $500 per transaction. University policy prohibits splitting purchases to avoid the transaction limit. Use of CWRU preferred caterers is mandatory for purchases over $500.

Faculty and Staff can check out the DCard from the Finance and Administration office. Rachel Blake, Director of Finance, is the card custodian but anyone within the office can assist with the card’s checkout. The DCard Internal Tracking log must be filled out when checking out the card. Additionally, original itemized receipts must be submitted for all purchases made with the DCard.

The DCard can only be checked out during regular business hours. Overnight or over-weekend checkouts are not permitted. As the school only has one card, we ask that you check out the card when you plan to use it and return it immediately after so that you do not impact its use by others. Purchases that need to be made after hours or on a weekend may be paid for using personal funds and a reimbursement requested in accordance with university reimbursement policies. Additionally, food and food related purchases requested for reimbursement may not exceed $500.