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The Well: Operational Excellence team makes campus connections (February 15th, 2023)

These partnerships build a more effective organization and support the Carolina Next objective to “optimize operations.

The Well: Employee Forum: Professional Studies master’s, Lean Foundations (December 13th, 2022)

At the Dec. 7 meeting, delegates heard about a career development graduate degree, improved process training and salary updates.

The Well: Employee Forum: Flexible work plan, merit pay increases, more (February 7th, 2022)

Delegates and campus leaders engaged in frank, meaningful dialogue at this month’s meeting.

The Well: Re-imagining work at Carolina (February 7th, 2022)

The University introduces a plan to support equitable and consistent approaches to flexible work arrangements for non-faculty employees.

The Well: Approved state budget gives 2.5% raises to employees (December 3rd, 2021)

Employee Forum delegates heard details about when employees will see this year’s raise and a one-time bonus, though it will likely be in the first two months of the new year.

The Well: The future of work at Carolina (November 4th, 2021)

A diverse group of employees is focused on a big project, looking at how Carolina staff will work in the coming years….

Daily Tar Heel: Breaking down the changes in UNC’s undergraduate class enrollment process (September 27, 2021)

In preparation for spring 2022 class registration period, UNC has made changes to its undergraduate class enrollment process.

Daily Tar Heel: New website simplifies job search and payment for student employees (November 7, 2019)

A new website is now available to all student employees at UNC. The site serves as a central hub for information and resources regarding finding a job and getting hired on campus.

News: The Well – In The Know (9/27/19)

The University has a new Travel and Expense site to help employees learn more about travel planning and reimbursement. The cross-campus Operational Excellence Travel and Expense Design Team developed these resources in partnership with University Travel Services.

News: The Well Article (9/23/19)

Four staff members were singled out for outstanding contributions to the advancement of Operational Excellence’s mission and goals.

News: University Gazette Article (August 19, 2019)

The Adams School of Dentistry, rated the No. 3 dental school in the world, has embarked on an aspirational journey to “move beyond excellence” and transform the school into the global model for oral health.

News: University Gazette Article (August 19, 2019)

Faculty and staff are already seeing the positive impact of Operational Excellence, the provost’s initiative to reimagine the University’s business practices, one year after the campus-wide effort began.

News: NACUBO Press Release (May 16, 2019)

Rick Wernoski selected to participate in the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) 2019-20 Fellows Program.

News: University Gazette Article (April 5, 2019)

Senior Vice Provost for Business Operations Rick Wernoski reviews the early successes of Operational Excellence and outlines the challenges ahead.

News: University Gazette Article (Feb. 27, 2019)

Change is coming. Carolina Excellence, the provost’s initiative to reimagine the University’s administrative functions, is transitioning from the pilot phase and will be rolling out across campus in the coming months.

News: University Gazette Article (Nov. 14, 2018)

During the Nov. 7 meeting of the Employee Forum, Senior Vice Provost for Business Operations Rick Wernoski announced that the Provost’s Office has begun work on the new model, which he described as “a journey to excellence.”