Annual Report FY02
Summary Highlights for the Division of Business & Finance
July 2001-June 2002
The division of Business and Finance includes the following: Business and Auxiliary Services, Business Information Technology Services, Campus Planning and Facilities, Human Resources, Internal Audits, Office of the Comptroller, and Public Safety. (This is a summary of highlights. Details are embodied in the individual Departmental reports.)
The mission statement for the division of Business and Finance is to give each customer (student, employee, vendor, community, individual) assurance that their critical business needs are our main focus by providing the highest quality business processes and services delivered quickly and conveniently in a personal environment by friendly, professional staff employing integrity in every action.
- Vision & Goals
VisionWe are a high quality business service provider leading the University System in customer service through excellence, innovation and dedication.
- Our customers trust us
- Our employees are valued individuals and team players
- Our customers are treated with respect
- Our business strategy is driven by the learning community
- Our business practices are designed to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff
- Identify and evaluate business and finance business processes to determine the most effective means of performing work.
- Provide, preserve, maintain and publicize a superb campus-learning environment to attract and retain students, faculty and staff.
(Details are in the individual reports.)
III. Give the use of the assessment of goals and outcomes.
(Examples can be found in the individual departmental reports.)
IV. General Statement of Departmental Condition
The division of Business and Finance continues to do extraordinary work as outlined in the reports that follow, and we accomplish this with resources that continue to diminish relative to the tasks we have to accomplish. For example over the past 8 years, we have increased enrollment by approximately 1600 students (fall 95-fall 02). During the same period, the manpower support within Business & Finance (including facilities) has actually dropped from 232 to 223. In terms of support for our students, that is an increase of 25%. On the resource side, mandated budget cuts, of 1.25% in fy99, 1.25% in fy00, 2.5% in fy02, and now 5% plus 3% for fy03 continue to impact our ability to provide service. We continue to strive for efficiency, but mandated budget cuts, along with continuing increases in enrollment cannot be absorbed indefinitely. Eventually we need to start putting some money into support.
In spite of the above, we continue to work toward achieving our mission. As you review the individual departmental reports you should be cognizant of the following:
- Four consecutive years, of annual audits, without a finding. Last year we earned a rating of “one” in the USG Regents category.
- Continuous improvement in our efforts to make this a safe and secure campus for our students, faculty and staff, as evidenced by our safety improvements, and annual campus crime statistics.
- The most beautiful campus grounds in the university system.
- Implementation of the People Soft accounting system. As measured by the USG consultant, we had the smoothest implementation with the least number of problems of the 33 schools.
- We continue to focus on our facilities planning issues. In fall 2002, we will start construction of the “new” Adamson Hall, 600 privatized housing units for students, and a major revision to our master plan. Future projects include construction of the Health, Wellness, Lifelong Learning center, which should start construction in fy05, and presentation for funding of the Calloway Building expansion, a new Academic Classroom Building and a Student Recreation Center. Finally, we will be addressing shortly the need for additional parking.
(Additional highlights and details are available in the following reports.)
VI. Staff Development
- The Vice President continues to be active on the Board of the Southern Association of College & University Business Officers (SACUBO), the National organization (NACUBO) and serves on various University System committees such as the CBO Meeting Planning Committee and the University System of Georgia OIIT Strategic Planning Committee.
- Other staff members’ development activities are embodied in individual departmental reports.
VII. Student Achievements
VIII. Other Awards, Distinctions, and Achievements
(Please see individual departmental reports.)