Organizational Excellence

Engage. Simplify. Enable the Mission

Initiatives

Organizational Excellence Methodology

In collaboration with faculty, staff, and students

Initiatives method

CURRENT PROJECTS

Ufirst: Human Resource Solutions for You

(Lead Partner: Human Resources)

Ufirst is a multi-year Human Resource (HR) transformation project that will deliver high-quality, customer-centric Human Resource (HR) services.

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Managerial Reporting Project

(Lead Partner - Office of the Vice President for Finance)

University Business Intelligence (UBI) has enabled enterprise reporting of financial information, empowering units and schools with readily-accessible information that help them make better decisions for UVA.

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ResearchUVA

(Lead Partner - The Office of Sponsored Programs)

ResearchUVA will create streamlined, efficient research administration processes (proposal development, submission, and award management), enabled via people and a customized enterprise-wide IT platform.

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Expense Project

(Lead Partner - Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services)

The Expense Project is a Finance initiative which will deliver an automated system for managing expenses with built-in data reconciliation. 

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Strategic Sourcing

(Lead Partner - Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services)

Strategic Sourcing is a Procurement initiative which consolidates and leverages the purchasing power of UVA to deliver greater customer satisfaction and cost savings.

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COMPLETED PROJECTS

Administrative Unit Review - Procurement

This review assessed Procurement's quality, efficiency, and effectiveness through a unit self-study and on-site review by an external committee.

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Benchmarking of Administrative Services

This comprehensive Benchmarking Study of Administrative Services across six functions (Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Procurement, Research Administration, and Student Services) assessed the University’s effectiveness and efficiency in delivering support services. The results helped shape and inform numerous improvement initiatives.

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Email Consolidation

(Lead Partner - The Office of the Chief Information Officer)

Email consolidation improves calendar sharing and meeting planning, enhances security, and reduces costs related to supporting multiple email systems. 

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Gift Processing Services

(Lead Partner - The Alumni Association)

Gift Processing Services is an improvement project which will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of managing donors' gifts and pledges. 

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Internal Communications Assessment

This assessment reviewed the current state of UVA internal communications, researched best practices, and provided recommendations for internal communications.

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Server / Data Centralization

(Lead Partner - The Office of the Chief Information Officer)

Server and data center consolidation is an Information Technology project which unifies resources in order to more efficiently and effectively manage servers and University data. 

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Travel UVA

(Lead Partner - Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services)

TravelUVA is a Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services project designed to improve the travel experience for the UVA community, increase safety, and reduce costs.

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OTHER OE INITIATIVES

Innovation: Ideas to Action

Innovation Management provides a framework to collect diverse insights, promote collaboration, and tap into expert knowledge.  This enables the best ideas to be refined and executed.

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Bacharach Leadership Group Training

OE facilitates the delivery of a multi-session program for leading change and innovation. The program focuses on pragmatic leadership skills to develop an agenda, gain support, and move it forward to execution.

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Great Colleges to Work For

The Great Colleges to Work For program – sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink, LLC – provides senior-level administrators and academic leaders with insights on the quality of the workplace experience and the competitiveness of their policies and benefits.

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