All purchases that come out of the Department's budget, including any office supplies, bookstore purchases, campus tech purchases, etc. must be pre-approved by the Chair. This includes all purchases that will be disbursed across both Units which share the Administrative Assistant. Submission of a request does not guarantee approval. Approval will be at the Chair's discretion and will not be unduly withheld for bona fide purchase requests, provided there are the budgetary resources to cover the base Department requirements and priorities as well as the item(s) requested within the fiscal year the request is made.