Value Improvement: FAS Staff, we want your ideas!

Share your ideas to help make UCSF better!  

Dear Financial and Administrative Services  FAS) Community,  

We are pleased to announce a new FAS Value improvement (VI) call for proposals, opening on September 1-30, 2021. VI supports the FAS True North and the Chancellor's goal of financial resilience for UCSF. We invite all FAS staff to consider participating.  

How does the Value Improvement program work?   
The VI program provides staff the tools they need to succeed and implement their ideas to help increase the value of our services in FAS. Participants receive coaching support from the Program Management Office (PMO) and Finance Service Center (FSC) to help with: 
>Lean/A3 problem-solving thinking  
>Project management and change management 
>Budgeting and calculating value creation/return on investment (ROI) 

How do I learn more? 
Visit the updated FAS Value Improvement website to learn more about the application process, view sample worksheets, proposals and FAQs.  

How can I get help with my application? 
Coaching support is available for anyone interested in applying for the FY22 VI Program. Attend mini-workshops and info sessions to help you develop your A3 proposal and draft a budget -  register here:  

Strengthen Proposals by applying A3 Thinking with Trish Hackemack/PMO  

  • Sept 1 (noon-1pm)  

How Value Creation/ROI is Calculated with Julie O’Neal/FSC 

  • Sept 2 (noon-1pm)

VI Program Info & Q/A Session with Stephanie Mackler and Jenn Chan 

  • Sept 9 (noon-1pm) 
  • Sept 10 (noon-1pm)  
  • Sept 17 (noon-1pm) 

Register here for any session or reach out to VI Coaching Team Leaders [email protected] or [email protected].

Applications will be accepted via the Open Proposals website September 1-30.   

Learn more from colleagues about their VI experience in the One Good Thing stories: The Value of VI; Fewer Fees, More Value; and Where Are My Tools?.  

Whether it is about ways to reduce or avoid expenses, shorten wait times, improve asset utilization or optimize collaborations, we look forward to hearing all the value creation ideas that come forward this year.  

Please reach out to VI program lead Stephanie Mackler ([email protected]) or FAS CI Steering Committee Members in your department with any additional questions. 

Thank you,   

The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor