The University is committed to achieving a level of administrative  excellence equivalent to that of its teaching and research enterprises.  Working Smarter envisions ten distinct campuses using one efficient  administrative framework. That includes moving toward common, integrated  financial and payroll systems, time and attendance systems, fund  accounting, data warehousing, asset management, e-procurement, energy  and climate solutions, indirect cost-recovery, library efficiency  strategies, and risk management. Stay informed and track our progress on  each of these endeavers through the project pages below.

Your ideas

Get involved! The Working Smarter Initiative wants your suggestions for additional ways that the university can work smarter and reduce costs. New projects will be added at a rate of roughly one per every fiscal quarter over the next five years. Please send your ideas — big or small — to