Organizational Excellence

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News & Updates

October 5, 2016

Organizational Excellence Newsletter for October 2016 features:

+ Project Updates - Strategic Sourcing and Student Hiring Pilot

+ Communities of Practice for Research Administrators - CoRA

+ First Team Recognition for Spotlight on Excellence


September 28, 2016

The UVAForward Organizing Committee receives the first team recognition award for Spotlight on Excellence.  The UVAForward team was recognized for demonstrating excellence in customer service and building productive partnerships in its design and delivery of a powerful internal professional development conference.


Sept 19, 2016

The Board of Visitors (BOV) meeting was live-streamed on Friday Sept 16,2016.  A recording of the meeting is available online.

For the Organizational Excellence Update at the BOV, scroll to 04:16pm.


September 1, 2016

ResearchUVA is directly impacting the ability of researchers to spend less time on administration and more time on research. 


August 30, 2016

The 2015-16 Spotlight on Excellence recipients were honored with a celebration lunch. This program recognizes those who lead improvement and innovation, deliver high-quality customer service, and establish productive partnerships.


August 19, 2016

Read the achievements of OE and partners in the 2015-16 Annual Report.

This report highlights:


August 17, 2016

UVA is an institutional member of the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation: Higher Education’s Network for Change Leadership. Membership benefits are available to all UVA staff and faculty. Read about our presenters and scholarship recipients at this conference.


July 19, 2016

Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) has been selected by UVA to address the University’s human resource needs.


June 28, 2016

The Ufirst Project Leadership Team is excited to announce Sean Jackson has accepted the position of Executive Director for the project, effective August 8, 2016. The Ufirst Project Executive Director is charged with leading the implementation phase of the HR transformation project and serves as the primary change agent to advance UVA’s goals and priorities.


June 1, 2016

Ufirst aims to improve Human Resources to better serve you and to align services and resources in support of the University's mission.  While in the early stage of transformation, we are also focused on near-term improvements. Two early service improvements are expedited job postings and streamlined timecard processing.


Most-recent Organizational Excellence Leadership Council meeting summary.

Summary Archive


May 2, 2016

In May we recognize four colleagues who, through their work, contributed to an institutional culture of quality.


April 20, 2016

University-wide HR transformational project announcement.


Congratulations to Chris Prue and Kathy Halvorsen! These two individuals are the latest honorees in UVa’s Spotlight on Excellence monthly recognition program. 


March 3, 2016

Tips for Powerful Leadership.