November TIER Process Update

Monday, November 17th, 2014

UNI Family,

The Board of Regents met last week to discuss TIER [Transparent Inclusive Efficiency Review], including next steps in the process. The Board voted to implement the eight remaining administrative business cases presented by Deloitte, which outline potential savings in Human Resources, Finance, IT and Facilities.

The Board will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a consultant to assist in implementing three of the business cases:

  • Streamline processing of finance transactions

  • Streamline the distributed HR model for transactional services

  • Streamline the distributed IT model for commodity technology services

This ends Deloitte's work on Phase 1 and 2 of the administrative review. The BOR will now issue an RFP for a consultant to complete Phase 2 of the academic review, and has publicly stated they will include faculty leadership in the selection process.

A third RFP will also be issued for assistance with the Sourcing and Procurement business case that was approved in September.

The Board expects to make an award on these RFPs by early January with signed contracts in place by Feb. 1, 2015.

Thank you to the faculty, staff and students who participated in interviews with Deloitte, attended town hall meetings and provided online feedback. Your participation will shape how we move forward with implementation.

If reductions in positions are identified, the university will work to reassign responsibilities and create efficiencies through attrition or phased retirements. 

More information about TIER and next steps is available on UNI's Efficiency and Transformation Study website.

Purple for Life!

Bill Ruud