Service delivery team sizes announced

Leaders announced the estimated size and makeup of the service delivery teams that will provide finance and human resources support to campus units. Teams of specialists created for the finance and HR improved service delivery (ISD) models will be directed by associate vice president for finance and support services Heather Paris and associate vice president for human resources and strategy Dwaine Heppler, respectively.

ISD team names and assignments were revealed in December. The teams, named for tree species, are assigned to colleges, departments and offices within ISU's five divisions. The Sycamore team (finance and university services) will provide finance support for the Ames Laboratory (initially to be served by the Sequoia team). The U.S. Department of Energy, Ames Lab and university human resources are working collaboratively to address how HR services will be delivered.

The estimated number of specialists on each team is:

Team Finance specialist Procurement 
and expense
finance specialist
HR partner HR coordinator
Aspen 3 3 0 1 3
Birch 4 3 3 1 3
Dogwood 2 5 2 1 2
Hickory 9 4 1 2 5
Juniper 2 2 1 1 2
Magnolia 4 2 6 1 2
Pine 10 9 9 3 5
Redwood 5 5 6 1 3
Spruce 2 4 5 1 2
Sycamore 7 5 0 2 4
Total 48 42 33 14 31

Structure supervision

Paris, three finance managers and three yet-to-be-hired assistant finance managers are seven of the projected 130 positions in the finance ISD structure. The finance managers announced last week were assigned these service teams:

  • Kyle Briese -- Dogwood, magnolia, redwood
  • Karen Cline -- Aspen, hickory, juniper, sycamore
  • Jenni Winter -- Birch, spruce, pine

Heppler, the senior HR partners (up to four) and six staff recruiting specialists are among the estimated 56 positions in the HR structure. Four senior HR partner finalists interviewed this week. Their team assignments will be determined once they're on board.

Transition continues

Transition teams continue to work with employees impacted by ISD -- those interested in specialist positions and staff/supervisors who may be affected by the redistribution of work responsibilities in their unit. Employees offered ISD positions must make their decisions by March 1. Contact information for transition team members (by area) is available on the ISD website.