Red Tape Efficiency Hotline
Please use the Red Tape Efficiency Hotline to share your ideas and insights for reducing administrative costs, eliminating redundancy, and cutting red tape.
On January 18, 2011, Chancellor Woodson delivered a message to the university community. He outlined the work necessary to respond to the current budget crisis. As part of this, the Chancellor has asked Provost Warwick Arden and Vice Chancellor Charles Leffler to take the following actions:
1. Consolidate decentralized business services into service centers distributed throughout the university campus, but reporting centrally.
> These service centers should provide exceptional service to faculty and staff in human resources, purchasing, travel, pre-award and post-award grants and contracts administration and communications as well as other administrative support functions.
> This consolidation will be organized to eliminate redundancy and reduce bureaucracy.
2. Consolidate select academic units in an effort to reduce administrative cost and improve synergy in the delivery of academic programs and research opportunities. Similarly, review our central administrative units for opportunities to consolidate.
3. Review all low-enrolled courses and academic degree programs and under-subscribed majors and minors for possible elimination. We cannot and should not be all things to all people, given the capacity of other universities in the UNC System. We also will need to bear in mind that UNC President Tom Ross has initiated a study aimed at streamlining the university's academics by looking for "unnecessary duplication." In this effort, we will consider our unique mission within the system and ensure our continued capacity to deliver on this mission for our students and stakeholders.
4. Review the delivery of student support programs distributed across various units of the university in an effort to ensure we are providing the best service possible to promote the academic success of our students.
5. Reduce organizational bureaucracy by reviewing university policies, rules and regulations.