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February 17, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Progress made this reporting period:

KU Shared Service Center – Build the Foundation:   evaluate job functions, redesign business processes, and create training materials

  • This project is complete.

KU Regional Shared Service Center Implementationto streamline job functions and improve business processes

  • Staff that will shift to the Engineering, Technology & Environment SSC (ETE-SSC) on March 14th for the first wave are:
    • Heather Abernathy, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
    • Jennifer Bean, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
    • Mayumi Crider, Tertiary Oil Recovery Program
    • Laurie Funk, Engineering Administration
    • Mickie Gillispie, Engineering Grant Support
    • Robin Hinman, Information & Telecommunication Technology Center
    • Terri Hurtado, Engineering Administration
    • Cathy Johnson, Engineering Grant Support
    • Danielle McCarville, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
    • Stephanie Moore, Mechanical Engineering
    • Melissa Stouffer, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • July 5th was finalized as the date support for the Biodiversity Institute, Kansas Biological Survey, and the Kansas Geological Survey will transition to the ETE-SSC (wave 2).  This is also the date support for the School of Social Welfare will transition to the Education, Social, & Biobehavioral SSC (ESB-SSC).
  • Jim Hammen, an Accounting Specialist in the Mechanical Engineering department, was hired as the Finance Manager for the ETE-SSC.

Elenor Buffington, Business Manager for the School of Law, was hired as the Research Manager for the ETE-SSC.

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