Our HR vision is empowering people through integrated partnerships to drive a culture of excellence and innovation throughout the university enterprise.
This vision, combined with months of thoughtful planning, has resulted in a refined HR model that addresses the needs of UCI’s Human Resources today and well into the future while respecting the differences across our three unique business enterprises – Medical Center, Health Sciences, and Campus.
The new HR model also optimizes across common strategic goals, planning, practices, and unmet organizational needs to deliver highest-quality HR services and support at UCI, while minimizing risk. Our innovative model focuses on service, collaboration and high-impact teamwork.
This model was created in tight collaboration with respected and valued members of our campus, medical center and health sciences HR teams, and draws on the talents of every HR team member as vital contributors to our success in both the short term and the long term.
WHY A NEW MODEL?
HR at UCI is considered a strategic partner – we have a critical role in the new UCI strategic plan, the visibility and leadership of HR have been elevated to the Chancellor level; which enables us to unify our collective and one time independent operations into an even more efficient, more responsive and more consistent, higher-quality HR team.
PURPOSE OF THE MODEL
We believe this model will enable highest quality HR services and support at UCI while also optimizing across common strategic goals, planning, practices, and unmet organizational needs.
This new model will allow us to:
ALIGNMENT WITH UCI’S STRATEGIC PLAN
This new model aligns HR’s strategy to the initiatives established in UCI’s strategic plan. In particular, HR will identify, evaluate, select and drive specific projects that further the following strategic plan goals:
“The new HR model is perfectly aligned with our strategic plan, in particular, pillar 4 – new paths for our brilliant future. The model is a shining example of aligning resources with strategic priorities to expand innovation and impact while implementing efficiencies in a critical administrative process.”
HOW DO WE GET THERE?
Our shift to the new structure will happen in multiple phases.
Phase I - Local Business Units
Phase II - The Partnership for Strategy
In Phase II, the Partnership for Strategy and Innovation will be established. Our Partnership for Strategy and Innovation (Partnership) will be a strategic center that works in close collaboration with the leaders of each of the three business units. It will be staffed with people who will be responsible for planning and implementing strategic initiatives for the benefit of all of UCI. All HR team members will have the opportunity to participate in the Partnership and contribute their expertise through workgroups.
Partnership members have particular expertise and experience, and will report directly to the Chief HR Executive and Associate Chancellor.
Roles within the Partnership include:
Each Partnership employee will be responsible for planning and implementing strategic initiatives for their respective areas of expertise.They will also leverage the expertise of the SMEs across all three business units, and work closely with the business unit leaders, including administrative and academic leadership, department administrators and directors, as well as appropriate stakeholder groups.