June 17, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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 from the School of Education and the Achievement and Assessment Institute (AAI) to the Education, Social, and Biobehavioral SSC (ESB-SSC) on August 3rd were identified.  They are:
    • Carole Vrbas, Education
    • Delores Barnard, Education
    • Kim Glass, AAI
    • Kathy Jansen, AAI
    • Pam Morris, AAI
    • Ruthie Hatfield, Education
    • Sheryl Lang, AAI
  • The process review was completed with AAI and the School of Education.
  • Sara Crangle, Compliance Coordinator within the Office of Research, was hired as the Research Manager for the Pharmacy & Biomedical Research SSC (PBR-SSC).  Kelly Blackburn, Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator within the Office of Research and Technology Transfer at Wichita State, was hired as the Research Manager for the Education, Social, & Biobehavioral SSC (ESB-SSC).
  • Summer Pay Confirmation Reports were sent to faculty that have pay in the summer.  Feedback was mostly positive.  A group of stakeholders met to discuss ways in which the process could be improved next year.

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