No, UCSF is not centralizing all administrative services. However, in order to reduce our costs and to minimize the replication of processes, we must become more efficient and change how we currently get our work done.
The OE effort is looking into the best way to accomplish this. The initial report to the Chancellor demonstrated that cost savings could be achieved by pooling together some of the administrative services which are currently replicated in multiple departments. The current thinking is that a cluster-style organizational unit might best meet the Chancellor's charge. Not only does the work flow need to be streamlined but the information technology that supports our work needs considerable investment to be more effective. We anticipate that cluster-style units may help us achieve these goals.