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Employees may monitor their own training records through myTraining

Follow these instructions to register for a training session:

  1. Sign in to myTraining. To access this in mySFA, select the Employee tab, then choose "myTraining" in the Training section.
  2. Click on "Browse for Training."
  3. Select the appropriate training.
  4. Choose your desired training date.

For questions about the myTraining program, contact Human Resources.

General Procurement

General training is offered for basic rules, policies and procedures, as well as for applications used with the university's software that is used for all purchasing, payment and other financial transactions. All training is scheduled through myTraining. If you have any questions about training, contact the Office of Procurement and Business Services.

Purchasing 101

This online training is offered to help you gain a better understanding of procurement rules, policies and procedures that affect your daily operations in your department. It is mandatory for employees who have access in the university's financial system to enter requisitions; employees having access in the university's financial system to approve requisition; and officers and employees authorized to execute contracts or exercise discretion in awarding contracts.

Banner - Purchase Requisition Entry

Includes approvals and receiving training.

This instructor-led training is mandatory before access to the Banner system can be granted. It is conducted by the contracting specialists in the procurement office and is offered when needed. Anyone who will be entering requisitions for their department must have requisition training. Requisitions training includes training on approvals and receiving.

Banner - Approvals Only

Approvals training is for any employee who will be responsible for approving requisitions for their department, either as the primary or back-up approver. This training is delivered via manual only, but assistance can be provided by phone or in person upon request. Approvals Only training is included with Requisition Entry training and is only necessary if requisition entry training is not needed.

Banner - Receiving Only

Receiving training is for any employee who will be responsible for submitting receiving information related to purchase orders for their department. This training is delivered via manual only, but assistance can be provided by phone or in person upon request. When Banner access is granted, an email with the manual attached will be given.

Receiving Only training is included with Requisition Entry training and is only necessary if requisition entry training is not needed.

P-Card

P-Card training is mandatory and consists of two modules. Not all cardholders will need both modules. P-Card refresher training is mandatory for cardholders every two years. Contact the P-Card coordinator if you have questions about which training you need to attend.

This training is held in the procurement offices.

P-Card Concur Training for Cardholders

Procedures

New cardholders will be issued their card at the conclusion of this training only if the applicant has a photo ID for verification and identification. In addition, department heads must receive this training before cards can be issued to department personnel or within 30 days upon assuming new department head duties where cards already exist within a department.

If you do not have a P-Card but are interested, a training session is a good way to gain a full understanding of procedural requirements.

Transaction Detail Entry in Banner

Each P-Card transaction must be detailed in the Banner system with description and FOAP information. Not all cardholders enter detail, or detail may be entered by someone who is not a cardholder. This training is mandatory for anyone entering detail information.

Property

Human Resources assigns property training when hired. Employees may also self-register by following the myTraining instructions on this page.

Property training is offered online and is required for all SFA employees within 60 days of employment. If a property custodian is not an employee, training will also be required.

Employees must receive a score of 80 or higher to complete a training module.

Equipment Managers (Department Heads) and Designees

Equipment managers must complete training within 30 days of assuming department head duties.

Designees must complete training within 30 days of being named as a designee.

Custodians (Responsible Parties)

Custodians must complete training within 30 days of being named as a custodian of university property.

Travel

Travel Training

Travel Training is an opportunity to learn the basic travel rules and procedures at SFA. Training will also include an overview of SAP Concur. This training is recommended but not required.

Travel Card (T-Card) Procedure Training 

This training is required for all travel cardholders and must be completed before a Travel Card is issued to the employee. Procedure training covers university policies and procedures regarding the use of the travel card. 

Contact

Procurement and Business Services
936.468.2206
Fax: 936.468.4282
purchase@sfasu.edu
Staff directory

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Physical Address:
2102 Alumni Drive, Austin Building, Room 131

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13030, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962