The DFA Framework for Success project takes a comprehensive approach in supporting informed and transparent decision-making across the Division of Finance and Administration for the benefit of the university.
The Beaver Works (Business Operations) program is a set of projects designed to address a broad range of business policy and process improvements and increase Division of Finance and Administration units’ effectiveness and efficiency.
The Performance Management Pilot project is focused on redesigning the performance evaluation process and system for the OSU IT and Controller's units within the broader context of talent management at OSU that supports Strategic Plan 4.0 and the basis of the University Human Resources strategic plan.
OSU is focused on creating a modern student and employee experience through a new Enterprise Service Management (ESM) platform. This will enable OSU to simplify access to information, resources, and training that faculty, students, and employees need from IT and from the university; using personalization and automation to create seamless, intuitive online experiences.
The Non-Credit Learning Management System project is working towards centralizing compliance-related trainings for both employees and volunteers across OSU to increase accessibility. Additionally, this project will aim to address the need to track completion of these trainings for all who are required to take them.
The Division of Extension and Engagement, Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Institutional Diversity are partnering on Access OSU, a project to increase family and student access to information about attending college. The project would also help prospective students develop early relationships with OSU and its student support services through programs designed to build trust among communities of color, specifically African American/Black, Native/Indigenous/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic/Latinx communities.
PacWave South is an in-development, state-of-the-art, pre-permitted, accredited, grid-connected, wave energy test facility; developed in partnership with the US Department of Energy, the State of Oregon, OSU and local stakeholders. EPPMO is excited to provide support and coordination with OSU Leadership and evaluation of potential business models when it becomes operational.
In 2021, the Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 233 requiring public Oregon community colleges and universities to improve academic credit transfer and transfer pathways (Common Course Numbering) between Oregon's public community college and universities. EPPMO provides project management support related to project progress and information tracking to inform updates and communication.
The Elliott State Research Forest Project brings together stakeholder's across OSU's College of Forestry, state and college level advisory committees, Oregon Department of State Lands, and the public to consider the potential transformation of the Elliott State forest into a state research forest. EPPMO provides support in alignment with College of Forestry and administrative leadership in coordinating connections, collaboration and working groups to meet key objectives and deliverables outlined in the ESRF Research Proposal.
The DFA Risk Appetite Project emerged from the Beaver Works program to provide employees with an understanding of the amount and type of risk that DFA is willing to take to meet its objectives. The Risk Assessment Tools that were developed along with the statements provide supporting tools.
OSU hires and processes approximately 8,330 student appointments and 2,529 graduate student appointments each year. Using a combination of technological tools and process efficiencies, the Benny Hire project streamlined the hiring process for hourly student employees and graduate assistant appointments.
The EPPMO provided project management for implementation of OSU's partnership with LinkedIn Learning through 2025. LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform with over 16,000 video courses covering business, technology, and creative topics, and is available at no cost to all active OSU faculty, staff, and students.