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Response of the VP (R&I) to the Recommendations of the Administrative Unit Review of the Office of Research Services
 

Summary: Response of the VP (R&I) to the Recommendations of the
Administrative Unit Review of the Office of Research Services
The Unit Review committee provided thirty-six recommendations following from their
review of the U of R ORS.
ORS Role and Staffing
1. Engage HR to conduct an external scan of comparable offices of research
administration in order to compare staffing levels, position profiles and salary
bands. The Manager/Director, in consultation with HR, would then implement the
necessary changes, based on the scan. In doing so, this will ensure that UR will be
able to recruit and retain sufficient and effective staff.
This recommendation has been accepted. The ORS is working with Human Resources in
a scan of comparable offices of staffing levels, position profiles and salary. In addition, a
re-assessment of current job duties and re-classification of current ORS APT positions
was initiated in Summer 2007 with the intent of establishing clearly defined job
descriptions.
2. Once the current profiles/positions have been assessed and revised, new
positions created to accommodate increased workloads need to be established and
filled. All ORS position profiles should be reassessed regularly by the Director,
who should have the authority to hire temporary assistance, reassign work, or
determine what simply cannot be accomplished within the current structure. Any

  

Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina

 

Collections: Mathematics