University Services & Finance Portfolio

The Vice-President (University Services and Finance) portfolio consists of six key administrative units that support the academic and research goals of the university.

Finance, Procurement, and Planning (FPP)

FPP is responsible for financial services including: financial reporting, resource planning, procurement, investments & treasury, and risk management & insurance.

Human Resource, Health, Safety and Environment

HRHSE is responsible for human resources; recruitment; payroll; benefits; health, safety and environment practices; health and wellbeing; learning and development; labour relations; employee recognition; and workforce planning. The department collaborates to provide quality, innovative programs and services that are responsive to the needs of our diverse and dynamic community.

Information Services and Technology

Information Services and Technology (IST) is the central, university-wide support for technology services and solutions. Among other services, IST manages the university wireless network (UWS), CCIDs, eClass, and enterprise applications like Bear Tracks and PeopleSoft.

Office of the Chief Information Security Officer

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) oversees the university's efforts to protect its computing and information assets and to comply with applicable regulations, laws, and policies. The CISO provides guidance in areas like encryption, email and phishing, and mobile security.

Internal Audit and Risk Management

Internal Audit and Risk Management is responsible for assessing and advising on institutional risk management and governance processes and coordinating investigations into allegations of fraud and irregularity.

Performance, Analysis and Institutional Research (PAIR)

PAIR is responsible for information and data management services through the development of Tableau reports sourced through the data warehouse (Acorn), advanced analytics, institutional surveys, and the delivery of the UniForum benchmarking initiative.

Shared Services

The Shared Services unit is a key component of the U of A for Tomorrow. This team of smart, approachable professionals is focused on delivering cross-functional, high-volume services. Their goal is to create greater efficiencies in service delivery that will result in both cost and time savings.

University Initiatives Office

The University Initiatives Office was established to coordinate complex and cross-functional strategic initiatives across the University of Alberta. The UIO is focused on implementing solutions to improve the experience of users who access U of A services, and for users working within these business processes.