Department of Education

Supplies Exchange

Many offices have storage rooms, cabinets, and drawers with excess, unused office supplies. Since our department orders through an online system, we could see who else purchased the item we need and request it before another one is purchased brand new. And/Or, since each POC has only one or two persons who do the ordering, a listserv could be established using Office 2007 so an eblast could be sent to these key personnel requesting a needed item. Like craigslist, a section for excess and a section for needs. Make it searchable. This would save money (no new purchase), time (waiting for purchase order process and shipping) and space (less cluttered storage spaces).

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