Organizational Excellence

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May 2, 2016

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

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April 20, 2016

University-wide HR transformational project announcement.

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

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March 3, 2016

Tips for Powerful Leadership.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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