LSA Furniture Request Guidelines

The college of LSA funds purchases of furniture by departments under a number of circumstances (described below).  Through Wolverine Access you can go to University Business, then to M-Marketsite Browse Only.  From there you will see a link to Steelcase that contains office furniture that conforms to LSA standards and is available for your use.

For information about furniture other than office furniture, such as casual seating or conference room furnishings, please contact LSA Facilities at 734.764.0323 or lsa-facilities@umich.edu.  For more information about ordering or if you have questions please contact LSA Facilites.

New Faculty

See the New Faculty Furniture Guidelines web page. Questions? Contact LSA Facilities 734.764.0323.

Ergonomic Assessment & Equipment Ordering

See the Ergonomic Assessment & Equipment Ordering web page. Questions?LSA Facilities at 734.764.0323.

Replacement Furniture

The College will replace furniture that is damaged or no longer functional with existing or new furniture. Please ask for this in your Departmental Upgrades. On occasion, college staff will be sent out to inspect the item. Malfunctioning furniture is often under warranty and can be repaired or replaced.

Remodeling or Construction Projects

Furniture is often needed as a result of remodeling projects or moves due to major construction projects. The need for such furniture should be worked out with your Facilities Manager and the Director of Facilities during the planning phase. This furniture is typically funded by LSA Facilities & Operations and ordered by Interior Design  in cooperation with the unit.

Physical Accommodations

The College supports reasonable accommodations of furniture and/or accessories needed for people with disabilities, including repetitive stress injuries. A doctor's note is often required. Contact LSA Facilities with these requests. Information on the University's ergonomics program is available at www.umich.edu/~oseh, under Operational Safety & Community Health, or you may contact Sarah Cooney for an evaluation of your work space (e-mail: scooney@umich.edu  phone: 734.763.7704).

Programmatic Needs

Substantial furnishings for new initiatives or for improvements to space such as office areas, teaching labs, and lounges should be sent to Robert Johnston, Director of Facilities and Operations, for consideration during the annual budget planning period. Please list and rank all programmatic needs and forward to the Office of Facilities and Operations no later than January 31st of each year.


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