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.