A new model for delivering integrated administrative support services has been deployed. Berkeley Regional Services consists of six integrated service teams to provide clusters of schools, colleges, and organized research units with research administration, human resources, business, travel reimbursement, and other aspects of administrative support.
ERSO, the regional services team serving the College of Engineering, the School of Environmental Design, and the School of Information, has been in operations for several years and is considered the first regional service team. Additional regions (see graphic below) were implemented throughout 2018 with a focus on physical sciences; biological sciences; social sciences, arts & humanities; professional schools; and administrative units.
Academic regions will have a Regional Associate Dean directing operations and representing the interests of the principal investigators, faculty, and staff in the region. A dedicated Regional Director will manage the day-to-day operations of each region and direct the service professionals. The Regional Associate Deans and Regional Directors from all regions will meet regularly to identify issues and propose solutions for improving service delivery across campus.
The Executive Sponsors for Berkeley Regional Services are:
- Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
- Randy Katz, Vice Chancellor, Research
- Marc Fisher, Vice Chancellor, Administration