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"It's not the will to win that matters,
everyone has that.
It's the will to prepare to win that matters."
~ Bear Bryant
Coach Bryant said a lot in that statement! When people think that success happens overnight, they probably are unaware of the planning and implementation that went into making it look easy and seamless when it's successful! I want to Thank all of you for the wonderful successes that we are highlighting in this newsletter, it has taken a lot of hard work!
As you all know, the Customer Satisfaction Survey for Administration and Finance has identified areas in which we can improve many of our processes in order to provide improved quality service delivery. Some of these areas include procurement procedures (highlighted in this issue), the transparency of our budgeting practices, hiring processes, and facility services. We have been working with many of our campus colleagues collaboratively to enhance these processes. We want to Thank all of the folks who have participated in helping us address these areas. I look forward to sharing more changes in the near future!
May you all have a healthy, happy and successful 2013!
Deb McLaughlin, COO and Vice Chancellor
Administration & Finance
"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it." Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and marathon finisher
I have always loved running. You can go fast or slow, go alone or with someone else, dream or think critically (solve that problem that’s been bugging you!) It is like Oprah says, getting out of it what you put into it. This edition of our newsletter highlights many of the accomplishments and achievements that the Administration and Finance area have been working on. I want to thank everyone connected with these initiatives for putting so much of themselves into these results! We hope you find this informative.
Deb McLaughlin, COO & Vice Chancellor
Administration and Finance
UMass Dartmouth focuses on convenience and innovation with Zipcar
On February 1, Chancellor MacCormack announced the creation of the SouthCoast’s first partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing service.
Joined by Campus Services Director Jeff Augustine, student body President Joseph Mello and dozens of faculty, staff and students, the Chancellor unveiled two new Zipcars – each of which promises to replace 15 cars in our parking lots and save 75 tons of carbon from being released into the atmosphere every year.
The University has occupied Phase I of the library renovations which includes both the fourth and fifth floor renovations. The first through third floors have been turned over to the contractors with completion of those floors scheduled for the beginning of the fall semester. The new renovations feature increased student study space as well as new mechanical systems and architectural finishes. Library space will be tight for the spring semester. When the complete library comes back online in the fall there will be more space, more services, and extended hours of operation.
Human Resources recently added a new position of Labor Relations Specialist to its team. Kimberly Sylvia joined the Human Resources team in this management role in November. She was formerly with the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Kim has been a member of the university community for over 12 years and her experience as a former union President has provided her with a wealth of experience in this field.
We are pleased to announce that UMass Dartmouth is the proud sponsor of “Go Red for Women” this year! You will be hearing a lot about this great cause for the American Heart Association in the upcoming months.
While the National Wear Red Day was Friday, February 3rd, we ourselves will be rolling out announcements, hearing personal stories of those who have been touched by heart disease through loved ones or friends.
On January 27, 2012, Woodland Commons hosted the Emerging Leaders Symposium (ELS) where Bill Mitchell, Associate Vice Chancellor of Financial Services was one of several guest speakers.
Organizational Development has embarked on a Needs Assessment, meeting with key stakeholders across campus to solicit feedback on professional development opportunities for staff. The assessment will culminate with an employee Training and Development Needs Survey, expected to be issued in early February, designed to engage all staff in identifying the needs for development.
The University System is in the final stages of awarding a strategic partnership for an eProcurement solution. eProcurement will facilitate the migration of transactions from the University’s procard to the UMass Market Place. This system will streamline the procurement process for community members, leverage spending across all campuses to obtain lower on average costs for specific commodity categories, increase the ability to identify additional areas of opportunity to reduce costs and allow the University to better manage the expenditure of University funds.
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