Human Resources Has Reorganized

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A message from Amy Bosley, Vice President of Organizational Development and Human Resources

The dust is finally settling — literally and figuratively — in the Organizational Development and Human Resources department (OD/HR). The physical move to the new district office was the culmination of a two-year reorganization process to better align the department with the evolving needs of the College.

The structural changes were made after a careful study of industry best practices, a thorough review of contemporary literature pertaining to the design and delivery of human resources services, consideration of thoughtful employee feedback and a strategic planning retreat with the human resources leadership team to prioritize needs. The OD/HR team is confident that these changes will align support with employees in ways that make a difference in their work. A few reorganization highlights include:

  1. Three small teams of OD/HR professionals are now deployed to campuses. You will find an OD/HR office on East Campus (soon to be located in Building 7), West Campus (located in Building 8) and Osceola Campus (in Building 1). These offices are staffed by a campus director of organizational development and human resources, a coordinator of employment and onboarding and a human resources records specialist who will serve the campus communities as a partner to the campus leadership teams and a resource to employees. Read more about the services provided and the staff members providing them on your campus in an upcoming issue of your Campus Concentrate.
  2. The campus directors are part of a new team focused on employee engagement. Michelle Sever, formerly director of employee relations, is the new director of employee engagement, and is building a team of employee relations professionals, campus directors of organizational development and human resources and is welcoming Kevin Bonnewitz, Equal Opportunity Officer, to the OD/HR team.
  3. In the district office, the compensation and benefits teams have been realigned under a new director of total rewards and workforce planning. Under the leadership of Mary Beth Clifton, director, this new area represents a strategic focus on compensation, benefits, employee support (to include physical, financial and emotional wellness) and a new emphasis on workforce planning. After filling a few vacancies (see posted jobs), the team will be fully staffed and will engage regularly with the new Organizational Development and Human Resources Advisory Team to manage the upcoming health benefits rebid process among other important projects.

These highlights, along with other minor changes, are reflected in the new Organizational Development and Human Resources organizational chart.

HR-ORG-CHART-button-groveThough the number of changes is significant, the amount of new resources needed to create and sustain the changes is not, as the reorganization was completed by repurposing existing positions and salary dollars.

The OD/HR team is focused on understanding employee and organizational needs and developing­­­­ creative solutions to meet those needs in a timely manner. The team welcomes your feedback, questions, or concerns. Please contact me at abosley@valenciacollege.edu or extension 8255.

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