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UCLA information technology team earns recognition


The Opus Project at UCLA was an honorable mention of the 2017 Larry L. Sautter Award given by the University of California at the UC Computing Services Conference in San Diego. The award, which is sponsored by the UC Information Technology Leadership Council, recognizes the use of information technology to make university operations more effective and efficient and to better serve faculty, staff, students and patients.

The Opus Project is a web-based tool that supports and streamlines the process for academic appointments and reviews. Opus integrates data from payroll, the academic senate, the faculty recruitment system, and the medical school, providing the first unified view of all academic appointees at UCLA and making it easy for administrators to access information such as salary comparisons across different units, the types of reviews an appointee is eligible for and the next step in the appointee’s career path. 

Ten teams across the University of California were recognized for collaborative innovations in IT that advance the university’s missions of teaching, research, public service and patient care, or that improve the effectiveness of university processes. The award encourages collaboration and solution sharing across the UC system.

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