Organizational Excellence

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News & Updates

Did you miss the first SHOWCASE at JPJ in December? The OE Project Alliance is excited to host a second SHOWCASE of poster exhibits and demos on February 26th from 1:30 – 3:00pm. 


February 8, 2016

With a January launch, TravelUVA is now available to book flights, trains, cars, and hotels. Book on-line or through a UVA dedicated travel agent.  Learn more about TravelUVA and register for a February lab session.


January 7, 2016

Happy New Year! I hope that you spent some quality time with family and friends over the holiday season and that you found time to relax and to reflect on your accomplishments of the last year. To support an academic enterprise like the University of Virginia requires a great many people who work together in a wide variety of jobs.


January 5, 2016

We are excited to announce Ufirst, the HR Strategic Design Initiative. Ufirst is focused on creating an exceptional HR service experience, putting you and your organization first.  Ufirst spans the University of Virginia, encompassing the Academic Division and the Health System. 


December 3, 2015

The first OE Project Alliance SHOWCASE provided a venue to learn and ask questions about initiatives, network with project leaders, and share feedback. 


December 1, 2015

In addition to the primary project work, the team partners with entities across Grounds to deliver organizational development and design services, such as process mapping, stakeholder engagement, benchmarking, retreat planning, meeting facilitation, and strategic planning.


October 7, 2015

OE and Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services recently completed an eight-week Travel and Expense redesign pilot. Through the pilot, dozens of trips have been booked, and expense reports have been processed using the simplified polices.


September 04, 2015

The HR Strategic Design Initiative aims to create a long-term strategic vision and high-performing, efficient model for HR to advance the University’s goals and priorities. Project leadership recently announced team leads for the various workstreams.

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August 7, 2015

The Office of Organizational Excellence is excited to share valuable resources and highlights from the 2015 NCCI Annual Conference in Nashville.


June 22, 2015

Sarah Collie, Assistant Vice President for Organizational Excellence, was named a 2015 Leader for Change by NCCI, the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation.


May 04, 2015

From: Bianchetto, Melody S.
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 11:06 AM
Subject: ResearchUVa - A new portal for research proposals and awards is live!

Dear Researchers, Research Fiscal Contacts, Deans, and Associate Deans,


April 9, 2015

Has someone you work with demonstrated a high-level of quality, or implemented an improvement or innovative solution? Have you observed a colleague deliver excellent service to faculty, staff and/or students?


March 19, 2015

As part of the HR Strategic Design initiative, a group of 50 University stakeholders, HR professionals and members of the HR Design Advisory Council across the academic division and the health system participated in a multi-day initial-state design session.