An Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) Independent Contractor/Worker Acknowledgement Form (PEDACKN) is required for:
New independent contractors/sole proprietors Payments that are submitted for an existing independent contractor or sole proprietor
The PEDACKN form is not required for goods purchased or payments such as awards, honorariums, etc.)
OPERS will not accept any type of digital signature including DocuSign. An actual handwritten signature (wet signature) is required. If the services are being provided by someone marked as an LLC and the LLC is marked as “individual-US citizen” or “sole proprietor,” a PEDACKN form is...
There are many resources on the Vendor Maintenance website to help you understand and complete your vendor maintenance request. Submitting all of the required information and attachments at once will help expedite your request. Common questions for University requests, processed through the University Purchasing Department include:
Vendor Maintenance has incorporated the use of Visual Compliance as part of the vendor review process. This step is now taken for all New, Reactivation and Update types of Vendor Maintenance requests.
Visual Compliance software allows subscribed users to submit names to be screened automatically against mandatory Restricted and Denied Parties lists to ensure compliance with federal export control regulations and national/international areas of concern.
Checking Visual Compliance prior to creating or updating a vendor in our database helps protect the university by ruling out any conflicts of interest, helps organizations fulfill their screening requirements and prevent business...
If you are requesting any action to a university vendor, who does not have forms on file, you may be requested to provide additional information. Incomplete or missing information may delay processing time. See University Vendor Maintenance Request Instructions for...