Regents Policy 5100: Resolution Regarding Administrative Efficiencies

Approved July 2010

WHEREAS, the University is committed to achieving a level of administrative excellence equivalent to that of its teaching and research enterprises, and

WHEREAS, realization of this objective will require investment in and implementation of significant administrative efficiency measures at the campus, medical center, regional, and systemwide levels, and

WHEREAS, extensive efficiency measures have already been implemented at each of these levels, and new efficiency measures at each of these levels continue to develop, and

WHEREAS, the Regents believe efficiency measures must be continually advanced, executed, and expanded to enable the University to build a sustainable financial model to carry the University forward, and

WHEREAS, the Regents consider shared services and administrative commonality requirements for reaching the efficiency objective, and

WHEREAS, the Regents expect the Office of the President to exercise leadership in the realization of the efficiency objective by effectively supporting and engaging campuses and medical centers towards full commitment to the objective, and

WHEREAS, successful implementation of administrative efficiencies will allow the University to redirect hundreds of millions of dollars annually from administrative costs to core academic and research missions over the next five years, be it therefore

RESOLVED that the Regents direct the President, in consultation with a small committee of campus representatives, to, where appropriate, design and implement common best-practice administrative systems, including but not limited to student information systems, financial systems, human resources systems, payroll systems, and their underlying technology support systems, and

RESOLVED that the Regents direct the President to approve all new or substantially revised campus administrative systems, particularly those contemplated as part of a broader system migration, to ensure commonality and best practices across all locations, and

RESOLVED that the Regents direct the President to support exceptions to adoption of common best-practice systems only upon compelling evidence that such systems would result in materially higher costs and/or materially less functionality to the campus, and

RESOLVED that the Regents direct the President to periodically report to the Regents on the progress of these initiatives.

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