Looking Ahead

The Working Group has identified priorities for the coming year to develop/refine guidance in the following areas

  • •   Cash management
  • •   Purchasing
  • •   HR/Benefits
  • •   Development
  • •   Formalized training of overseas resources
  • •   Individual traveler/researcher support


Significant focus going forward on communication and education within Columbia administrative community

  • •   Upcoming launch of the Global Administrative Support website
  • •   Participating in departmental meetings
  • •   Hired new position to focus on educating and training administative community


Also adding central resources to assist in operational support for field offices

  • •   Recruiting a position within Finance to oversee growing body of complex international transactions
  • •   Export Control Officer working in the Office of Research Compliance