HR Roadmap

The HR Roadmap outlines ongoing University Human Resources Initiatives for 2019-2021. This evolving resource provides an at-a-glance summary of projects, lead unit responsibilities, and status. Plans for specific projects are available upon request.

Operational Excellence

Unit reviews/audits: Implement recommendations for Employee and Labor Relations, Threat Assessment Team, and leave management.

Unit reviews/audits: Leadership Development and Learning and Development planning reviews for January 2020.

  • Lead units: Organizational Effectiveness
  • Current status: Initiation
  • Target date: TBD

Compliance roadmap: Define unit goals, scope, and scale.

  • Lead units: Policy, Communications, and Compliance; Organizational Effectiveness
  • Current status: Initiation
  • Target date: TBD

HR 2020

Payroll realignment: Reorganize into two units: Payroll Services and University Workforce Operations units.

Transaction service redesign: Streamline current service-delivery model to encourage specialization and reduce errors.

  • Lead units: University Workforce Operations
  • Current status: Planning
  • Target date: 2020

Transaction system redesign: Enhance IT systems that support HR transaction services.

  • Lead units: University Workforce Operations; Information Management
  • Current status: Planning
  • Target date: 2021

HR service delivery redesign: Establish a central hub for reception and questions about payroll, HR transactions, benefits, and other HR services.

  • Lead units: Benefits
  • Current status: Planning
  • Target date: Spring 2020

Welcome center construction: Renovate USB space to accommodate a new welcome center and enhance building security.

More information about HR 2020

Workforce Planning

Cross-unit collaboration: Increase collaboration and work across orgs (e.g., surge work, P3 Mentors, HR rep supervisor training and onboarding workgroups).

  • Lead units: Organizational Effectiveness; Administrative Services
  • Current status: Implementation
  • Target date: Ongoing

Career paths: Pilot HR pipeline deveopment program, scalable to other UI functions.

  • Lead units: Organizational Effectiveness; Compensation and Classification; Talent Acquisition
  • Current status: Implementation
  • Target date: 2020

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mission-critical emphasis: Implement UHR-identified strategies in UI-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion plan: update mission statement, update universal competency, and enhance recruiter model.

  • Lead units: All units
  • Current status: Implementation
  • Target date: 2020

Talent Acquisition Strategy and Systems

Recruit, engage, and attract strategies: Implement priorities identified by talent acquisition strategy committees.

  • Lead units: Talent Acquisition; Total Rewards
  • Current status: Implementation
  • Target date: 2020

OTAC system: Optimize system and expand to additional employment categories as appropriate.

  • Lead units: Talent Acquisition; Information Management
  • Current status: Planning
  • Target date: 2021

Onboarding and Leadership Programs

Employee onboarding: Update and expand programs for employees new to the university.

  • Lead units: Organizational Effectiveness
  • Current status: Implementation
  • Target date: 2019

Supervisor onboarding: Target current and new employees entering supervisory roles.

  • Lead units: Organizational Effectiveness
  • Current status: Evaluation
  • Target date: 2019

Data Dashboards

New development and refinement: Add and expand metrics and analytics that drive decisions and support strategy.

  • Lead units: Administrative Services; Information Management; Total Rewards
  • Current status: Implementation
  • Target date: Ongoing

KPI correlations: Research links between specific metrics and key performance indicators.

  • Lead units: Administrative Services; Information Management; Total Rewards
  • Current status: Implementation
  • Target date: Ongoing

Working at Iowa Engagement Survey

Working at Iowa 2020: Research combined correlations, collaborate with DEI survey,  and develop plans for 2020 survey.

  • Lead units: Organizational Effectiveness; Total Rewards
  • Current status: Initiation
  • Target date: 2020

More information about Working at Iowa

Employment Practices and Policies

Employment Practices Review: Scale recommendations from first two phases to main campus.

  • Lead units: Employee and Labor Relations; Administrative Services; Policy, Communications, and Compliance
  • Current status: Implementation
  • Target date: Ongoing

Supervisor effectiveness development: Develop campus-wide supervisor training.

  • Lead units: Organizational Effectiveness; Policy, Communications, and Compliance
  • Current status: Planning
  • Target date: Fall 2020

Policy review: Update Operations Manual chapter on P&S staff.

  • Lead units: Compensation and Classification; Policy, Communications, and Compliance
  • Current status: Initiation
  • Target date: TBD

Employee Experience

Health benefits review: Implement identified recommendations.

  • Lead units: Benefits
  • Current status: Implementation
  • Target date: January 2020

Total rewards framework: Develop total rewards framework and explore additional programs.

  • Lead units: Benefits; Administrative Services; Total Rewards
  • Current status: Planning
  • Target date: Spring 2021

liveWELL 2020: Implement recommendations from internal and external reviews focused on program and service delivery enhancements to support campus health and well-being.

  • Lead units: Total Rewards
  • Current status: Planning
  • Target date: Spring 2021

Download a printable version of the HR Roadmap (pdf).

Contact Information

Administrative Services

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