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Human Resource

November 24th, 2010

Due to funding cuts from the state, colleges are pushing faculty to secure grants to support research more than ever.  One big complaint from our faculty in HSS is how difficult it can be to hire and spend money obtained through a grant.  They have already met the federal requirements (code) when the grant was [...]

Purchasing Recommendations

October 26th, 2010

E-PROCUREMENT – Implement e-procurement within PeopleSoft.  E-procurement allows an end user (requisitioner) to select items from an on-line catalog for goods/services from a State awarded contract; i.e., Fisher Scientific, Wilkem Scientific, WB Mason…

A third party vendor is typically required to enable and manage supplier catalogs.  In 2005 the University met with a third party vendor, SciQuest, [...]

Streamlining TF Progress Report – 10.5.10 Streamlining TF Progress Report – 10.5.10

Process Streamlining Task Force Minutes fron New Comers, Meeting September 29, 2010
Part I: Questions for the Provost
l. The Academic Plan and additional charges provided to this Task Force are extensive, coupled with the fact that there are various com’ittees within the Unilersity working on many of these issues; could you focus us on your priorities [...]

Adding Posts

August 31st, 2010

Here’s the quick way to create a new post, add text to it, and upload to the site.
Go to the site in your Browser. At the bottom of the left hand column you should see a ‘Log In’ link. Click on it and enter your user name (usually your name from your email account, before [...]

Meeting Notes #3

August 17th, 2010

PDF file of these notes.
Date: August 11, 2010
Time: 9:30-11:00am
Facilitator: Ron Jordan, Dean, College of Pharmacy
Subject: URI Streamlining Task Force
Attendees: Attendance sheet was not passed around. From memory: S. Bell, G. Bozylinski, A. Colman, B. Gill, W. Euler, N. Kelley, R. Kolton, M. Motta, R. Jordan
Key Points Discussed
1. Introductions and review [...]

Agenda: August 11, 2010

August 11th, 2010

Library –Conference Room A-2nd floor, 9:30 a.m.
9:30 to 9:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Restate Guiding Principles

Must be doable
Must be inclusive of all stakeholders
Must be thoughtful about impact- positive and negative ramifications

Choose Timekeeper and Note Taker
9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Discussion – Management of URI’s human resources:  administration, faculty and staff.  How to create a more efficient and effective system.  (Strategy [...]

Meeting Notes #2

July 26th, 2010

PDF file of these notes.
Date: July 13, 2010
Time: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Elaina Goldstein
Subject: URI Streamlining Task Force
Attendees: M. Bell; S. Bell; G. Bozylinsky; J. Burkhardt; A. Coleman; W. Euler; E. Goldstein; C. Katz; N. Kelley; R. Kolton; M. Milkman; M. Motta; C. Schifino; S. Thompson
Key Points Discussed
1. Restate Guiding Principles

Review [...]

May 3, 2010 – Implemented On-line requisitioning in the College of Engineering and Purchasing
On-line requisitioning eliminates the manual process of submitting various types of procurement documents; i.e., college requisition (used for requests for purchases from external and internal vendors), Limited Value Purchase Order (LVPO) (external purchases up to $5,000).
On-line requisitions are entered into PeopleSoft by the [...]

Meeting with Ann Morrissey

July 22nd, 2010

I wanted to let everyone know that I had a very productive meeting with Ann yesterday.   Here are the key takeaway points:

There were supposed to be more faculty appointed to this Task Force.  Ann is contacting the Faculty Senate for additional membership.
There were meetings of the Chairs of the other Task Forces but since we [...]


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Meeting Schedule

July 13 – 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
- Library, Conf. Rm. B, 2nd flr

July 28 – 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Aug 11 - 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
– Dean Jordan, Facilitator

Aug 25 - 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Sept 08 - 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Sept 22 - 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.