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Reorganization can include actions such as:

  • Creating new units
  • Renaming a unit
  • Eliminating units
  • Moving a unit from one college into another college
  • Re-ordering units that currently report to one area into multiple areas
  • Separating one existing unit into two units
  • Combining two existing separate units into one unit

Areas that are impacted as a result of reorganization include:

  •  payroll
  •  benefits
  •  labor distribution
  •  personnel records
  •  procurement services
  •  financial accounting
  •  budget
  •  student records
  •  student advising
  •  curricular changes
  •  course listings
  •  information technology
  •  ERP systems
  •  service center databases
  •  third-party systems
  •  web maintenance
  •  facilities and space management

In 2008, a Reorganization Review Team began work to improve the reorganization process. Some findings by the Team included:

  • In excess of 120 steps/tasks are required to fully implement a reorganization.
  • Completion time for implementation tasks ranges from 5 minutes to 4 weeks (assuming all required information is in hand).
  • While some tasks can occur simultaneously, others must occur sequentially.
  • Implementation tasks impact all new enterprise systems and a minimum of 15 subsystems.
  • Tasks required to implement a reorganization are performed by over 15 functional areas within the university and multiple units/people within those areas.
  • Reorganizations can impact academic and student records requiring substantial lead time to implement changes throughout systems, communications, academic and student records, publications, etc.