As part of the ongoing effort of supporting Continuous Improvement, the Finance Change Enablement & Continuous Improvement team is piloting two improvement initiatives to help schools/units identify improvements/optimizations internally. The groups are focusing on two areas of great interest to UVA in general: Account Certification and Reporting.
1. School of Medicine Continuous Improvement Working Group: Account Certification process
This group's focus is on improving understanding and confidence in the Account Certification process and finding ways to minimize frustration, and unnecessary tasks, and doing the most effective aspects of the Account Certification Process
The group consists of nine SOM team members currently working through an improvement framework where they’ve already: 1) Conducted a deep dive of the current process to understand the process fully and 2) Identified and prioritized the pain points they’d like to address.
Their next step is generating ideas for improvement within SOM (things they can control) and submitting their recommendations to UVAFinance for consideration in future enhancements.
2. Facilities Management Continuous Improvement Working Group: Reporting
This group's focus is improving understanding and confidence in reports and the reporting process, as well as identifying ways to minimize frustration and unnecessary tasks, and have a standard of practice, related to reporting.
Six FM Team members are currently working through an improvement framework where they've already: 1) Conducted an in-depth study of a certain report and the current process to understand reports and 2) Identified and prioritized the pain points they'd like to address.
Next up for this group is to generate ideas for improvement within Facilities Management (items they can control). and then share their recommendations with UVAFinance for consideration in future enhancements.
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