Faced with diminishing state support, the University of California community has coalesced around administrative and operational effectiveness as a key tenet of long-term viability. Working Smarter brings together systemwide, regional and campus-level efforts under one umbrella with a strong commitment from the top: the University is committed to elevating its administrative operations to the same level of excellence as its academic and research enterprise. Within five years, the University will redirect $500 million from administrative costs to the academic and research missions; streamline operations to address state funding cuts and the need for commonality among the campuses; implement operational efficiencies that enhance the quality of services to students, faculty and staff; and build a sustainable financial model to carry the University forward.
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Deploy a single payroll system and a single human resources system across all ten campuses and five medical centers that meets the core needs of each location while capturing the efficiencies, improved data and cost-savings associated with unified systems.
02 / 26 / 13
[Note: The following article is reposted, with permission, from a February 19, 2013 story on http://www.pgecurrents.com] Story and Photos By David Kligman, PG&E SAN FRANCISCO — PG&E today (Feb. 19) awarded $846,000 to the University of California, San Francisco, the latest energy efficiency incentives that have become a regular occurrence at one of the world’s leading [...]
01 / 20 / 13
Shoes for Crews was fully implemented July 1, 2011 (FY12) and was mandatory for Food Service employees. We have expanded the program to custodial staff and other occupations at high risk for slip and falls based upon WC data. Sedgwick added a special field in the system to track whether employees were wearing the Shoes [...]
UCIP Savings, Safety and PPE: Personal Protective Equipment The University Controlled Insurance Program (UCIP) offers participating projects potential savings between 1% and 3% in construction value. Currently, with 21 participating projects and $1.4 billion in construction value, the UCIP brings a total anticipated savings to the University of $10 million to $40 million. An important [...]