In an op-ed in today's Michigan Daily, GEO President Liz Rodrigues and LEO President Bonnie Halloran express their "extreme concern" about the UM administration's secretive shared services planning:
As presidents of the Graduate Employees Organization and the Lecturers' Employee Organization, we must express our extreme concern regarding the Administration Services Transformation Project, euphemistically referred to as a "shared services" model. This model means that University employees in a wide range of financial and human resources positions are currently being required to reapply for new and fewer redesigned positions with no guarantee of rehire. Whether at this stage of the projector the next, some staff members will lose their jobs and others will be moved to a different employment unit. Reapplication is a degrading and fear-producing experience for workers.
Viewpoint: Share government, not services, Michigan Daily, November 22, 2013.
(Also see Shared Services Backlash, Inside Higher Ed, November 21, 2013.)