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Diversity Strategy – Aligning people strategies to transform the workplace culture at the University of Saskatchewan in pursuit of a Representative Workforce

Community and stakeholder involvement is a critical component of the diversity strategy. Examples are: – The University partnered with the Province to develop the partnership for Aboriginal employment. – MOU with Wanuskewin Heritage Park to facilitate Aboriginal awareness education. – Discussions with the Aboriginal community resulted in the development of a Conceptual Framework for Aboriginal … Continue reading "Diversity Strategy – Aligning people strategies to transform the workplace culture at the University of Saskatchewan in pursuit of a Representative Workforce"

April 16, 2006


Automated Purchasing Card Management: Internet Applications for Administration and Control

Senior departmental business officers were surveyed for their input on how to improve the pCard administration program. Their suggestions were essential in creating the initial requirements before beginning the development of the applications. We continually receive and encourage feedback from our departments on improvements and enhancements to the present applications. The formatting of the electronic … Continue reading "Automated Purchasing Card Management: Internet Applications for Administration and Control"

April 16, 2006


Information system used to track key elements of research administration/funding-named eRSO

With a directive from the RSO management, the System was designed from the ground-up by completely involving the users as the experts in the workflow processes. Using iterative methods (DSDM as mentioned above) and with the assistance of a business analyst, each of the users mapped and modeled their workflow processes. This design process included … Continue reading "Information system used to track key elements of research administration/funding-named eRSO"

April 16, 2006


UMSAFE Program: University of Manitoba Student Alcohol Function Education Program

In 1994 when the UM Alcohol Beverage Committee (ABC) authorized the creation of what became the UMSAFE Program, they created a sub-committee to carry out the project. This sub-committee consisted of a student representative, a Security Services officer and the Special Functions Special Events Coordinator. Although the student representative left the university shortly after the … Continue reading "UMSAFE Program: University of Manitoba Student Alcohol Function Education Program"

April 16, 2006


Development and Implementation of a Comprehensive Hazardous Waste Management Program

History In 1988, the province of Manitoba implemented the Environment Act. In response, the University formed the Hazardous Waste Management Advisory Committee, which was made up of representatives from users and advised on the program direction. The program evolved over time and with the availability of special funding, developed into today’s program. Environmental Safety Building … Continue reading "Development and Implementation of a Comprehensive Hazardous Waste Management Program"

April 16, 2006


Regionalization of Media Production Services

The willingness of senior administration to support a unique initiative designed to benefit public enterprise was crucial in building the business model. Management representatives from each institution participated in the initial architecture along with their various unions. Management representation is maintained locally at each institution to liaise with MPS as needed. Directly affected employees from … Continue reading "Regionalization of Media Production Services"

April 16, 2005


Centralized Postal Import Processing

Basically, they weren’t. Since shipments were backlogging at Canada Post, it required immediate and creative resolution by the Traffic and Customs Officer. Subsequent notification was then provided to the campus as to the change of process. However, there were no negative ramifications from the campus community whatsoever. Indeed, they did not know how the clearing … Continue reading "Centralized Postal Import Processing"

April 16, 2005


Implementing an Improved and Standardized Process for Procurement of Design and Construction Services

New methodologies and procedures cannot be implemented successfully without support from ail administrative levels of an institution and those that the process affects. An ad hoc committee involving Purchasing and Physical Plant was struck to look at the existing situation and staff of ail ranks researched different aspects of possible solutions. Research done by both … Continue reading "Implementing an Improved and Standardized Process for Procurement of Design and Construction Services"

April 16, 2004


Memorial University: Meeting the Quality Challenge

From the very beginning the philosophy underpinning the program was based on inclusivity. Teams were formed to write up procedures, orientation sessions were held for all employees, over 200 employees participated in a week of one day forums, forty-four employees volunteered to be trained as internal auditors. When milestones were reached comensalation was given across … Continue reading "Memorial University: Meeting the Quality Challenge"

April 16, 2004


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