Simplify. Streamline. Organize. Automate.

Most Purdue faculty and staff would agree that many business processes at Purdue could be made more effective and upgrades are long overdue. Transform Purdue is a two-year plan focused on redesigning and transforming business processes while removing barriers so that faculty and staff can do their best work.

The planned changes to policies and processes will affect more than 20,000 faculty and staff on three Purdue campuses — all will benefit from simplified, more streamlined and better organized processes, automated for the 21st century. That said, we need your active engagement for this project to deliver the intended benefits.

Through the Transform Purdue initiative, faculty and staff will see improvements in overall transparency, consistency, timeliness and accuracy of information. Boilermakers will see changes in the tools to manage their careers, request leave, and record and approve time. A new job family structure and job classification system will be implemented and job classifications and job titles will change (excluding faculty).

With these new methods of doing business come new opportunities for Purdue staff as organizational changes occur in tandem with Transform Purdue improvements. Changes will be rolled out in a systematic manner and as clearly as possible so that everyone is well-informed. Transformation teams and a campus resource network are available to help answer questions about new policies and processes. Timelines, FAQs, and other information are available at the Transform Purdue website. We encourage you to visit the website often and watch for updates in Purdue Today.

The Business Offices, in partnership with Human Resources, soon will contact academic departments for names of staff members who would like to participate in deep-dive sessions about Transform Purdue. These participants will become the “academic go-to’s” who can provide a deeper project understanding for their units and departments.

Transform Purdue is sponsored by the treasurer and chief financial officer, the vice president for information technology and system chief information officer, and the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity.

Your questions and feedback are welcome. Again, please make the time to stay informed and engaged in this important initiative.

August 31, 2017

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