Human Resources announces new organizational structure

November 22, 2010

Human Resources will have a new organizational structure effective Jan. 1.

"The structure will provide greater transparency and accountability for HR processes and services," says Luis Lewin, vice president for human resources. "It will align HR initiatives to the University's strategic plan and core business needs."

Key features of the new HR structure are:

* All HR staff on the West Lafayette campus will report through the vice president for HR organization. Currently, some HR professionals report to the executive in the area they are assigned to serve. For example, the HR director for ITaP reports to the vice president for information technology and chief information officer.

* Matrix reporting relationships for several HR leadership positions will ensure the HR leader's strong presence in both HR and the area the leader serves. Under the matrix relationship, the employee has solid-line reporting to both the vice president for HR and the executive in the HR leader's assigned area. View the new HR organization chart at
* Functions currently managed by the HR Service Center that align more directly with payroll will transfer to the Payroll Department early next year.
* A reconfigured HR Service Center will build consistency in HR practices and policies by bringing together HR professionals currently working in various areas of the department. The result will be greater efficiency in processes and services.

"These HR organizational changes will impact staff reporting relationships, job responsibilities and success measures," Lewin says.

Restructuring efforts began in March when Lewin initiated a series of conversations with the senior leadership of the University, the HR Advisory Committee, his direct reports and each employee in the West Lafayette campus's central HR organization. 

Questions or comments concerning the new HR structure can be forwarded directly to Lewin at