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New Partner Groups Website


To further improve communication and develop a collaborative partnership between VPFA and Campus, Partner Groups were established in late Spring 2015. Partner Groups are co-chaired by a member of the RC Strategy Group and the leader of the relevant functional area. The Partner Groups include a maximum of five campus stakeholders including the co-chair from the RC Strategy Group. The only exception is the Budget Partner Group which will have a member from each Planning Unit. The Partner Groups are purposely kept small to ensure that they remain agile and responsive to timely issues. Recommendations of the Partner Groups will be vetted with the RC Technical Group and/or the Human Resource Management Group prior to being implemented.

Topics for the Partner Groups include:

  • RC Strategy Group Assignments

  • Campus Stakeholder Recommendations

  • Initial User Acceptance Testing for New System Functionality/Processes

  • Policy and Process Redesign

  • Functional Departments

  • Reporting/Data Needs

  • Regulatory/Compliance Issues

  • Service Level Agreement Discussions

  • Training & Communication Needs

There are eight established Partner Groups with additional Partner Groups in development. Each group meets at least once a month and will present at the Business Forum twice per year.

  • Budget

  • Employee Services

  • Compensation

  • Payroll

  • Post Awards and Grants

  • Procure to Pay

  • Facilities

  • Chart of Accounts

To enhance transparency and to showcase the collaborative work of the Partner Groups, a Partner Group website was launched in April 2016. Within the site, each Partner Group has a page with the group’s charge, representation, and meeting materials. The new website is accessible from the VPFA website and from the Finance website.

Questions? Contact the VPFA Communication & Training Department at finhr@ohio.edu