Ask P-Card Overview
CSN sponsors a P-Card Program that allows designated employees to make business-related purchases. The P-Card provides an efficient, cost-effective way to purchase low dollar goods and services, as well as high volume repetitive purchases by giving Departments direct buying power, thus eliminating Limited Purchase Orders (LPOs), reducing the number of Purchase Requisitions (RXs) and Payment Vouchers (PVs), and reducing costs associated with issuing checks. The program replaces some of the traditional requisition process of pricing inquiry and obtaining quotes, the ordering cycle, invoicing and review, and the payment cycle.
- P-Card at a Glance
- Types of P-Card Applications
- NSHE – Purchasing Card Program Best Practices
- Credit Card Safety Tips
- 2018 CSN Billing Cycle Calendar Dates
Forms & Links
Program Contact information
P-Card Program User’s Manual
The P-Card Program User’s Manual sets forth the procedures for the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Purchasing Card (P-Card) Program. The purpose of the manual is to provide Cardholders, Transaction Approvers, Liaisons, and any other program participant training, instructions for the proper issuance and use of the CSN P-Card and an on-going reference for questions related to the program.
All P-Card Cardholders and Liaisons are required to complete training prior to the issuance of the P-Card. Although not required, it is strongly recommended that Transaction Approvers familiarize themselves with the training materials.
- Training includes a self-study review of the:
- PCardholder Assessment Course in Canvas
- CSN P-Card Program User’s Manual
- Successful completion of a 27 question P-Card knowledge quiz with a minimum passing score of 85 is mandatory prior to issuance of a P-Card or being granted Liaison access.
- All Cardholders, Liaisons and Transaction Approvers are responsible for periodically reviewing the CSN P-Card Program User’s Manual for updates and to read and understand its provisions.
- Refresher Training – Cardholders and Liaisons will be contacted for refresher training every two years or more during their participation in the P-Card Program. Once contacted for refresher training, completion will be mandatory and individuals will have 60 days to complete the training and retesting. Failure to comply may result in a temporary suspension of the P-Card account until the training is completed.