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Business Practices

Business Practices strives to support effective and efficient management activities by building process excellence and execution, while including end users, customers, and stakeholders within the university in change management. 

Focusing on proposals for improvements, lead project teams to implement process changes, new practices, and/or policy adjustments that promote a continuously more efficient and effective financial and administrative environment. The team leverages business processess and compliance to improve the university. 

Develop and implement departmental best practices improvement programs.  This includes training programs and tools to promote effective and compliant execution of process, procedures, and policies. 

Building Process Excellence

Business Practices continually explores ways to best achieve the University's strategic objectives through review and adjustment of its business processes and underlying functions. This may take the form of small adjustments that simplify existing processes by removing unnecessary steps or reducing authorization levels. This may also take the form of major process changes or using technology to replace paper-based processes. The prospective of meeting the needs of end users, cutomers, and stakeholders within and beyond the University set the performance goals for process excellence. The goals are to improve services without adding costs, to reduce unnecessary work, and to reduce costs wherever possible.

Effective Process Execution

Business Practices continually strives to advance effective execution of the University's business processes. Through ongoing internal testing and review programs, the University identifies gaps in process execution that hinder the effective outcome of its financial activities. The solutions to effective process execution are generally clarifying policies and procedures and to provide training programs to improve understanding and compliance.