Finance and Resources units work together to support the vision and mission of the university in a customer-centric, agile, and cost-effective way.
Client and Technology Success Team
Providing direction and expertise on change management and communication strategies and ensures that IT services and solutions enable the success of all USask units and colleges. The team includes customer experience, the Arts and Science IT team, the Edwards/Law IT team, and the IT College Coordinators for Engineering, AgBio, Education and Kinesiology.
Provides certain finance, human resources and research administrative services. This includes: service desk, contact centre, payroll administration, payments, purchasing and contract specialist, employee lifecycle, property and leasing management, data processing, travel and expenses, process improvement, operation analysis, and metrics and reporting.
Providing residence, retail, parking, culinary, and protective services in support of the university and the student experience.
Managing the university’s financial life cycle and providing strategic support for decision makers including: financial planning, budgeting, financial forecasting, variance analysis, financial reporting, external audit, strategic investment management, tax strategy, and financial SBA (strategic business advisor) training and support.
Digital Strategy manages the growth of digital content to effectively and strategically deliver university's digital services to ensure they build and protect USask’s brand and reputation. This includes providing outstanding digital experiences through the delivery of high-quality, strategic content and engagement, leveraging digital platforms to tell the USask story and ensuring we are linking digital activity to USask’s vision and strategy.
Employee and Labour Relations
Designing and establishing employee and labour relations strategies in support of the overall goals of the university and providing strategic support, specialist advice, and subject matter expertise for employee relations. This includes: labour relations and employee relations.
Enterprise Architecture, Identity and Data Management
Providing guidance and oversight, enterprise architecture has an enterprise-wide view on the university’s business processes, data, identity management, systems, and technologies. Enterprise architecture helps the institution achieve its objectives by enabling the delivery of business outcomes while stewarding technology to align with long-term strategy.
Enterprise architecture follows a set of guiding principles and frameworks to minimize duplication and complexity in the technology landscape, deliver critical business capabilities, improve integration and data quality, and to support continuous improvement and digital transformation.
Optimizing purchasing activities through scale and vendor relationship management to ensure effective use of resources including: procurement advisory services, strategic sourcing, category management, contract management, facilities, information technology, consumer services, and purchasing services.
Enterprise Project Management Office
Facilitating collaborative, transparent and timely projects including: program and project management, project governance, resource management, centralized intake and prioritization, guiding the workforce through change, and alignment of processes and organization objectives.
Providing solution evolution and delivery for the following four areas: students and alumni/donor administration, finance and resources, academic and collaboration technologies and health sciences.
Facilities provides leadership in the upkeep and improvement of USask buildings and infrastructure. Our dedicated professionals oversee a broad range of planning, maintenance, custodial and asset management activities that help preserve university buildings and grounds while providing a safe and comfortable environment for our faculty, staff and students.
Providing oversight to financial resource allocation and utilization including: organizational finance, cash management, liquidity and risk, banking administration, financial transactions, asset and liability management, tax operations, compliance and internal controls, finance systems, and grant and contract financial management.
Infrastructure Planning and Land Development
Providing knowledge and strategy around capital projects, enabling access to opportunities while ensuring the overall sustainability of operations. This includes: planning and development, capital and investment planning, developing/maintaining strategic partnerships, sustainability/environmental, land and space planning, real estate management, property and leasing management, land development, real estate business opportunities.
IT Security, Risk and Compliance
Ensuring information technology security standards and policies, including: architecture, risk assessment and legislative compliance (e.g., PCI, FIPPA).
IT Support Services
Providing information technology services and support, including access to use technology resources (e.g., notebooks, projectors, software), technical support and training, implementation and technical support for classroom, multimedia spaces and devices, and continuous process improvement.
Research, Library and Data Centre Technologies
Enabling research success across campus and supporting the University Library with information technology services, including: research computing consultation, data and storage, research data management, library collections, high performance computing, software for science and scholarly work, and research grant review.
Ensuring customer centricity across the Finance and Resources portfolio, translating business requirements into functional approaches and supporting solutions development and shared services. This includes: human resources, finance, and facilities SBAs (strategic business advisors), the administrative network and business change management project managers.
Talent Management and Strategic Enablement
Providing talent management strategies, talent development frameworks, and culture change models at an institutional level. This includes: end-to-end talent management; equity, diversity, and inclusion; organizational development, change management, and leadership development. Strategic consulting and supporting culture shifts is an important part of the work of this team.
Total Rewards and Wellness
Designing, maintaining and optimizing the university’s employee value proposition to effectively support the attraction, engagement and well-being of faculty and staff. This includes: compensation, benefits, pensions, wellness, events and recognition.