April 30, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

KU's Research Caliber: strengthen skills, technology, and retaining top performers

  • No new updates

Pursue System Improvements: implement tools that increase faculty and administrative efficiency; collaborate with KUMC where feasible

  • KU & RGS have joined forces to implement AR/Billing. Initial discussions took place the week of April 22, 2013.

KUCR Efficiency: strengthen operations, processes, and overall effectiveness

  • The Huron consulting team is expected to complete the research award data integrity project on May 10th. The Post-Award team time has completed review and correction of NIH and NSF awards, and USDE is nearing completion. Even though the Huron team will be rolling off the project soon, the Post-Award team will continue on the project until all identified projects have been reviewed and corrected. The team is also moving on to review other Federal agencies. The review and correction of Foundation and non-profit awards is outside the primary project team and the review and correction of those projects started last week. The Post Award team and Huron continue to develop long-term training plans and desk reference documentation to ensure continued integrity of the data.
  • RGS leadership is continuing to work with the SSC leadership to finalize a Memorandum of Understanding to delineate the role of the central office versus the SSC.
  • Management has continued work with and support of the Procure-to-Pay business process team to review procurement routing and recommend changes as needed to enhance workflow productivity.
  • Leadership continues to monitor key metrics such as travel reimbursements and voucher payments to maintain good customer service.
  • In less than 10 days, a management team met and resolved the reporting for internal KU awards such as Proof of Concept funding.


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