Current & Past Initiatives
Providing Enhanced Management Tools
The primary objective of initiatives in this category is to provide enhanced management tools to enable University departments and offices to work more efficiently and effectively in delivering programs and services that support the University’s mission and goals. Examples include:
- The University's new Travel and Expense Management program was launched for all of campus in July 2014 after an eight month pilot phase. The new program includes: a new travel agency, a new credit card to support travel and related business expenses, a new travel website, an online travel booking tool that incorporates Princeton contract discounts, an online expense management tool that replaces paper forms, and new mobile tools to support University travelers while on the road. With the new paperless process, expense report which would have taken weeks to process are now being processed in 3-5 days. In addition, an integrated Travel Care program has been implemented to help fulfill the University's goals to keep travelers safe and to provide support in emergency situations. This initiative was a FY14 Priority Initiative.
- In early 2010 an electronic salary administration module (SAM) was made available to department managers who had formerly been forecasting salary increases manually for the Office of Human Resources. The new system creates a streamlined, efficient, and more accurate process.