Business Services Office

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We are serving you remotely due to COVID. To contact Business Services Office staff or to submit a request, please email All deliveries at the University are being routed to Campus Mail Services and Campus Distribution. BSO-Purchasing staff are monitoring deliveries and they will contact you with delivery information. We encourage you to use the online forms.

Our mission is to support and enable the mission of the Jackson School by providing reliable and compliant Fiscal Management, Reporting and Business Services. We are committed to delivering ongoing communication, providing readily available information regarding University Processes and Rules, creating processing efficiencies, and improving Financial reporting.

The Business Services Office performs a wide variety of administrative functions in support of the Jackson School of Geoscience. Some of those functions include:

  • Overseeing the Fiscal Management of the Jackson School of Geoscience
  • Serving as a liaison between the Jackson School and The University of Texas at Austin
  • Assisting departments/units with purchasing procedures
  • Overseeing the process of recruitment, onboarding and retention in the Jackson School
  • Ensuring faculty and staff understanding of University of Texas at Austin administrative procedures
  • Monitoring compliance with the University of Texas at Austin and the Jackson School procedures

For all purchase and delivery needs, please email to work with Julie Lake and Eddie Ibarra. Both of them have been working to understand COVID related procedures and will be glad to help you with any purchases or service procurement. Please do not make purchases on your own, as we may have trouble reimbursing you. Additionally, the University has put an exception process in place for all purchases over $100,000. We ask you to plan ahead for all purchases as we are seeing a lot of delayed orders and unavailable items due to the prolonged pandemic.

The University continues the hiring “frost” for all new postings and hires requiring an exception to be approved during this time. Travel also continues to be restricted during this period, unless approved as an exception. If travel is approved, all arrangements must be made through Anthony Travel, no personal arrangements may be reimbursed. An RTA and an approved travel exception request is needed for all travel.