Operational Excellence June-July News and Highlights

This summer, the Operational Excellence website is featuring a series of staff spotlights: stories about staff members who’ve taken on new leadership roles since the implementation of OE2C and are helping bring more innovation and efficiency to campus operations. Employees highlighted in June and July include Melanie Bailey, Yvette Castilla and Vali Discus in Business and Finance, and Rachel Mulry, Teena Newman and Jason Warner in OIT.

Staff and faculty can now sign up for a new surplus office supply listserv, a cost-saving recycling measure implemented by the Repurposed Property Initiative team. Everyone who joins will receive periodic email notices of free surplus office supplies across campus in new or gently used condition, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants can also add their own surplus items to the list.

And, in response to a question about SMU’s policy on water purchases, guidelines were explained for buying bottled water and filtered water.

Featured News

Staff Spotlight – Melanie Bailey

Staff Spotlight – Yvette Castilla

Staff Spotlight – Vali Discus

Staff Spotlight – Rachel Mulry

Staff Spotlight – Teena Newman

Staff Spotlight – Jason Warner

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What is SMU’s policy on water purchases and is there a way to streamline our spending in this area?