The Business Productivity Subcommittee on Administrative Services Transformation studied how UT Austin could save by changing how a number of administrative functions are organized and operated. This “shared services” initiative would consolidate certain functions within finance and procurement, human resources, and information technology. Though some consolidation has occurred in these areas over recent years, the committee found that the campus is still highly decentralized across the various colleges, schools, and units in comparison to the best practices of the private sector. Consolidating these administrative functions could yield up to $200 million in savings over the coming decade.
The Strategic IT Accountability Board (SITAB) has and will continue to serve as the committee for Administrative Systems, also known as the Administrative Services master Plan, or ASMP. A committee for Shared Services will be formed and will work closely with SITAB with the implementation of the Administrative Systems transformation.