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Published: October 24, 2017 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University will implement new processes and forms for facility project requests and approvals on November 13. All units, departments, colleges, divisions, and individuals who wish to initiate a capital project at OHIO will begin utilizing a comprehensive, online Project Initiation Form (PIF) and process. The PIF process will integrate with a revised Project Approval Request (PAR) process, coordinated by project managers and the respective project team, for projects with a budget of $100,000 or more. A detailed summary of the changes is presented below.

Project Initiation Form (PIF)

  • New electronic form created to initiate capital projects

  • One place to submit all project requests

  • New system that provides electronic workflow capabilities to help streamline processing

  • New process ensures consistent roles are approving the initiation of capital projects across the institution

  • New comprehensive process with defined roles ensures project requests are routed to the appropriate administrative unit

Project Authorization Request (PAR)

  • New form created to receive approval for capital projects over $100,000

  • New system that provides customizable electronic workflow capabilities to help streamline approvals

  • New process ensures consistent roles are approving capital projects across the institution

Training sessions are available to assist with the transition to the new forms and approval processes. Please coordinate within your planning unit to designate appropriate attendees for both the PIF and PAR sessions. Click the link in the table below to sign up for training on how to use the new PIF and PAR forms and processes.  




November 6, 9 – 9:45 a.m.


November 6, 10 – 10:45 a.m.

PIF Training

November 6, 11 – 11:45 a.m.


November 7, 9 – 9:45 a.m.


November 7, 10 – 10:45 a.m.


November 7, 11 – 11:45a.m.


November 3, 9 – 9:45 a.m.

PAR Training

November 3, 10 – 10:45 a.m.


November 3, 11 – 11:45 a.m.


Questions? Contact Rachel Patrick, project manager/business analyst, at patrickr@ohio.edu or 740-485-1108.