The Efficiency Council (EC) is charged with exploring opportunities for increasing efficiencies and effectiveness in UC’s support operations and making recommendations about prioritizing and implementing those opportunities with the goal of improving operations and processes to create added value and reduce cost.
Opportunities for increased efficiencies and cost savings may be found in procurement, administration and facilities and academic support. The Council will identify and examine common symptoms of inefficiency such as fragmentation, redundancy, lack of standardization, unneeded hierarchy, and lack of automation evident in UC’s administrative and academic support practices and processes. Actions to improve efficiencies could include enhanced spend management, consolidating operations, shared services, improving processes, strengthening controls, and outsourcing where appropriate.
Given the potential scope of its work, the Council will establish work groups or action teams to focus on specific areas, functions or processes. For example, focus areas might include spend management, shared services, outsourcing, space utilization, including classroom utilization, asset management, and IT.