The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Shared Services at the University of Massachusetts

Shared service models have been implemented at institutions of higher education to bring operational efficiencies and savings to multi-campus systems.  Last fall, UMass Amherst joined with the other UMass campuses to examine a shared service model focusing on accounts payable, procurement and payroll functions. The university recently submitted a comprehensive Shared Services plan to the President and UMass Board of Trustees describing a unified organization across the five UMASS campuses designed to achieve cost savings and efficiencies. Representatives from the Amherst campus have been involved in the planning and development of this initiative and we are excited about the benefits a shared service organization can provide.

On May 7, 2019 an informational session was held in the campus center auditorium.  A video of the meeting has been made available here: Shared Services Informational Session More information about the plan is available on the Better Together Shared Services Project website.

New solar panels across campus

As part of a long-term commitment to increasing clean, renewable energy generation at UMass Amherst, the University continues to install new solar array installations, bringing over 4 Megawatts of renewable, solar energy to the campus. This includes the installation of over 15,000 panels already or soon to be installed on the roofs of six existing buildings and on two steel canopy structures over existing parking lots. To learn more about this sustainability effort, visit the Campus Solar Project page.

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