The business office within the Department of Education plays a vital role in ensuring the efficient operation and financial stability of the department's educational initiatives. Its functions encompass a wide range of responsibilities, including budgeting, financial planning, procurement, payroll management, and accounting. The business office collaborates closely with various stakeholders, such as schools, educational institutions, and government agencies, to allocate resources effectively, manage expenditures, and maintain transparent financial reporting. By upholding sound financial practices and strategic decision-making, the business office contributes significantly to the Department of Education's ability to deliver quality education and support the growth and development of students and educators alike.
ABOUT WHAT WE DO
The Purchasing Division is one of three subdivisions under the Education Department Business Office. The purchase of goods and services for the American Samoa Department of Education is accomplished through a variety of different procedures. .
The Travel Division is one of three divisions under the Education Department Business Office. This policy is created to ensure equitable standards for individuals traveling on behalf of the Department for official travel.
The Contracts Division is one of three divisions under the Education Department Business Office. This division is responsible for all contract requisitions submitted for processing and payments under contract services.