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Your first point of contact when trying to find information should be the CBE website. The website contains many useful links to ANU policy and procedures. If you do not find what you were looking for on the website, contact your School Administrator who will be able to answer your query or pass it on to someone who can help you.

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Stationery ordering

The preferred University supplier for stationery and office supplies is OfficeMax. Please contact your School Admin Office within in your Research School.  For people in the College Administration please contact the Student Office front desk. For more information, see the Finance page.

Enterprise Agreement

The ANU Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 contains information regarding the employment conditions of staff working at the University. This is the first port of call for any questions regarding your employment, should you have any further questions please feel free to contact CBE HR.

Policies and procedures

You will often need to know particular ANU policies and procedures as part of your role. The ANU Policies site holds all University-wide policies and procedures. Please check the CBE website and your supervisor for CBE-specific procedures. 


If you are purchasing goods or services or approving purchases of goods or services it is mandatory that you take time to read the following information at the links provided and be familiar with the processes involved. Particularly with regard to paragraphs 7 and 8 of the ANU Procedure regarding procurement:

7. Procurement Threshold requirements - Minor Procurement (less than  $5,000 in value)

g. Only one oral or written quotation is required (note oral quotations may entail a higher degree of risk than written quotations, depending on the nature of the goods/services being purchased); and
h. Purchasing officers are expected to use their knowledge of the available market to secure value for money.

8. Procurement Threshold requirements - Medium scale Procurement (up to $50,000 in value)

i. A minimum of two written quotations are required;
j. Quotations must be attached to accounts payable documentation, and sighted by the Delegate prior to authorisation of expenditure; and
k. Purchasing officers are expected to use their knowledge of the available market to secure value for money.

ANU Procedure: Procurement
ANU Policy: Procurement
ANU Policy: Procurement probity
ANU Procurement Handbook - A Guide to purchasing goods and services at the University

If you have any questions concerning the procurement process, contact either the CBE Finance Office or the ANU Procurement & Contracts Office.

Staff development

ANU values your contribution towards the achievement of University goals and aims to provide an environment that nurtures and supports you, enabling you to maximise your potential at the University.

As a guiding principle, the University seeks to enable you to perform at your best. The University strives to do this within a culture of evaluation of performance and improvement which includes the annual establishment of performance objectives through a Performance and Development Review (PDR) agreement. Your supervisor will establish a PDR for you within two months of your commencement. Further resources including procedures and forms are available on the Performance and development page

Meet and greet

The College Dean and General Manager have an informal meet and greet with new staff every 3 months. You will receive an invitation to the next meet and greet shortly after you commence.

Principal dates and ANU closures

The University typically closes from close of business 24 December and reopens 2 January each year. This closure is confirmed in December each year. Staff members are not usually required to apply for leave over this closure period. Principal dates and public holidays

Mail Boxes

The College has a mail room in the staff Resource room on the second floor of Building 26C. Unless you have an individual mailbox, any mail for you will be put in the relevant school’s inbox and collected by your school administration who will distribute it to you. Please check your mailbox within your school or ask the School Administration for assistance. The individual mailboxes in the College mailroom are allotted mostly to the College Administration areas such as HR, Finance, Research etc. Members of the Executive also have their own mailboxes should you need to send them mail.

Mail bags

Your School Administrator will show you where internal and external mail bags are located within your school.  For College Administration staff internal and external mail bags are located in the Resource room 2.30.  Each bag is marked accordingly.  Please see the front student office staff in room 2.01 for assistance. 

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Updated:   21 February 2017 / Responsible Officer:  CBE Communications and Outreach / Page Contact:  College Web Team