Business Services Office

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The Business Services Office is here to support your teaching and research efforts.  Please contact us by submitting all your requests to email geobus@jsg.utexas.edu. We also encourage you to complete and submit the forms posted on our website with your requests.


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 geobus@jsg.utexas.edu to work with Julie Lake and Eddie Ibarra. Both of them have been working to understand ongoing COVID related procedures and delays. They 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.

International Travel continues to be restricted during this period, unless approved as an exception. Please email exception paperwork to request International Travel to dgs.chair@jsg.utexas.edu If you are attending a virtual conference, you will need to submit a RTA.  Additionally, all other travel is back to regular UT procedures, please make sure you have an approved RTA in place prior to your travel.