PCMM is a unit within The Controller's Office which falls under the Division of Finance and Administration. We support the University's mission by providing effective management of OSU’s resources. Whether it’s purchasing a system that’s vital to an academic unit’s success, solidifying meaningful collaborative efforts through a contract, leading the way towards zero waste and effective sustainability or finding a home for a unique piece of equipment, the PCMM staff are dedicated stewards who are committed to effectively managing OSU’s resources.



New Posting for Materials Management Student Crew Members This opportunity closes on February 28, 2020.


Please join PCMM in welcoming Ashley Brown as the new Program Tech 1 in the Accounts Payable workgroup. Ashley joined PCMM on Oct. 1 and will be overseeing the procurement card program. Ashley can be reached at 541-737-0650 or by email at Ashley.brown@oregonstate.edu. Welcome Ashley!

Please join PCMM in welcoming Ken Horne as the new Purchasing Analyst in the Construction Contracts Administration workgroup. Ken joined OSU on October 10 and will be processing purchase orders, assisting with tracking construction projects documentation and responding to requests for information from internal and external customers. Ken can be reached at 541-737-4672, or by email at Kenneth.horne@oregonstate.edu. Welcome Ken!

Please join PCMM in congratulating Mindy Berger as she was recently promoted to a Contracts Officer in the Contract Services workgroup. Mindy previously was the Operations and Contracts Specialist and in her new role will serve as the point of contact for International Affairs and OSU Go and be responsible for completing Student Exchange and Study Abroad program agreements. Mindy’s contact information remains unchanged, 541-737-3301 or mindy.berger@oregonstate.edu. Congratulations Mindy!


Campus Recycling’s sponsored student club, the Waste Watchers, sponsors once-per-quarter Repair Fairs, at which volunteers help attendees fix their broken items and D.I.Y. demonstrations are offered on a variety of topics. The event helps the community save money, gain skills, and reduce waste. Learn more on their website.

Repair Fair

To encourage sustainability and reduce department expenses, Surplus Property has a free office supply program that allows OSU departments to acquire office supplies and housewares priced at $5 or less for free, with a limit of $20 per visit. Delivery of these items are still subject to a fee. Learn more on their website.

Office Supplies

In response to OSU’s waste hauler, Republic Services, changing their acceptance policy of materials collected for composting, Campus Recycling has updated campus compost guidelines, effective September 1, 2019. These changes are not only due to complications with serving ware properly degrading at the Pacific Region Compost Facility, but also the environmental and economic sustainability of the products themselves. This is part of a larger movement across Oregon to move away from composting service ware.