Exciting changes coming to NC State University Human Resources


Dear Colleagues:

I am excited to announce that Human Resources has begun implementing the first phase of its reorganization plan. This structural change will enable the division to enhance HR services at NC State and proactively meet the evolving needs of our faculty, staff and campus community.

Based on recommendations of independent outside consultants, changes to HR’s current organizational structure will include but are not limited to the creation of two new units: HR Operations and HR Strategy. Each of these will be headed by a new senior director position.

The following key changes are underway:

  • The Onboarding Center will join the HR Strategy unit and will continue to provide efficient and positive onboarding and offboarding experiences for employees.
  • Talent Acquisition and Employment (formerly Talent Solutions) will focus on working with campus partners to implement proactive recruitment strategies, including streamlining the university’s faculty and staff recruitment processes.
  • Classification and Compensation will now provide strategic consultation for both SHRA and EHRA salaries and position-related actions. This consolidation of our classification and compensation functions will provide a single point of contact for our campus partners.
  • Benefits and Leave Administration has changed its name to Benefits, Employee Wellness and Work Life to reflect the broader scope of benefits and wellness resources the unit provides to faculty and staff.
  • A new unit has been formed under Human Resource Information Management (HRIM) called HR Analytics. This unit will establish and maintain workforce analytics and business intelligence models that will enable NC State to make data-driven decisions regarding its workforce and HR operations.
  • Learning and Organizational Development (L&OD) made some internal organizational changes to implement the mandatory supervisor Management Essentials Program. L&OD will continue to offer this program to new and promoted supervisors and in the spring of 2019 will provide new and enhanced learning and organizational development services for managers, supervisors and employees.
  • A new unit called HR Continuous Improvement establishes a dedicated change management team. This team will be responsible for developing, enhancing and streamlining many of our HR processes to improve efficiency and optimize services.
  • A new Communications and Marketing unit in partnership with University Communications will develop strategic campuswide communications for dissemination to faculty, staff and prospective employees of NC State University.

We thank you for your support and patience as we embark on these exciting HR organizational changes. I invite you to learn more about these changes.

Best regards,

Marie Williams
Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources