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March 1, 2017, 3:25pm

 metrics and data

February 20, 2017, 3:10pm
A fundamental aspect of the future-state HR service delivery model is providing an opportunity for continuous feedback. As the Ufirst project team designs the future, the first group to put this in to action is our HR IMPACT and Decision Support team.
Last month, the team conducted a customer feedback and engagement survey called, Insights that Matter. Through this survey, the team gained valuable information about what HR professionals and our customers need from this function in the future-state.
Following this survey, the HR IMPACT team used ThinkTank, a real-time, collaborative feedback tool to collect information. The feedback gathered informed the team what HR professionals and customers will need in the future including metrics, data, and reporting capabilities. See the update below for more details.
HR IMPACT - data and analytics update from insights that matter
January 27, 2017, 9:48am

The Ufirst team launched their official project newsletter “Future First” on Wednesday, January 25th. Future First will deliver monthly updates on what’s going on within the project, announce important future-state information, answer questions, and provide tools to help with transition. Newsletters will be available on the Ufirst website and by subscribing directly. Check out the first edition today!

October 24, 2016, 4:44pm

Human Resources at the University of Virginia is transforming the way we serve our mission through the Ufirst project. The Academic Division and Health System are joining forces and aim to create a consistent and exceptional work experience for every UVA colleague, one that is commensurate with our reputation of excellence.

To recognize the accomplishments from the initial planning phase, the team recently held a Ufirst Appreciation Event recognizing phase I contributions. Kelley Stuck, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer spoke of a future vision for HR at UVA while Ufirst Executive Sponsors, Pat Hogan, Chief Operations Officer & Executive Vice President, Dr. Rick Shannon, Executive Vice President, Health System Affairs and Dr. Tom Katsouleas, Provost, thanked phase I team members for their contributions. Additionally, phase I team leads expressed their appreciation to the team members for their effort over the past year.  

Dr. Sean Jackson, Ufirst Project Executive Director, closed the presentation with an overview of the Ufirst project implementation and spoke of the work ahead, “While initial design work has been completed, there is a tremendous amount of work that remains as we meet the many decisions that must be made to realize our vision of the future state.”

There are many exciting opportunities to get involved with the Ufirst project. If you have a passion for excellence, a drive to enhance the HR experience and want to be a part of co-creating a legacy at UVA, we invite you to apply to join the Ufirst team. We are currently seeking individuals to join our teams on a full-time basis (three or more days per week).

Kelley Stuck, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, welcoming the Ufirst phase I project team at the celebration event in October 2016.
Kelley Stuck welcoming the Ufirst phase I project team.

September 21, 2016, 7:11am

Dear Colleagues:

If you have a passion for excellence, a drive to enhance the HR experience and want to be a part of co-creating a legacy at UVA, I invite you to apply to join the Ufirst team. We are currently seeking individuals to join our teams on a full-time basis (three or more days per week).

Ufirst is transforming the way human resources (HR) services are delivered at the University of Virginia.  Through a customer-centric approach, the Ufirst project will:

  • Improve HR systems and processes throughout the University
  • Produce a seamless and consistent high-quality experience for our customers
  • Engage and support HR professionals for continued growth

Important Information to Apply:

The application process is open:

  • We will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until positions are filled
  • Priority will be given to internal candidates who apply by end of business on Thursday, September 29

To apply, please upload the following PDF files:

  • Cover letter
  • CV – please ensure your CV is current, highlighting your experience and appropriate skills that will positively contribute the position you’re applying for

Detailed application instructions are available on the application site; please use your UVA email address when applying

Read Ufirst Project Team Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions about the process

Throughout the project, it is critical that we maintain the balance of talent focused on Ufirst with the need for talent to provide services to the University on a day-to-day basis. Project leadership will work collaboratively with leading candidates and their supervisors to develop a transition plan that ensures our project contributors are not stretched too thin and our service levels do not suffer.

Visit our website for more information about project structure, team functions and how we will transform the future of Human Resources.  If you have any questions, please email Ufirst. 

Sincerely yours,

Sean Jackson
Executive Director │ Ufirst