Team # 1021 -- Financial Administrative Service Team (FAST)
College of Agricultural Sciences

October 2011


The FAST will review and recommend a course of action to enhance the financial operations across the College of Agricultural Sciences to achieve efficiency and economies of scale, improve consistency in service quality and quantity, and ensure adherence to the Financial Stewardship Principles of The Pennsylvania State University. The team’s recommendations will ensure compliance with all regulations established for the funding sources while providing accurate and timely financial information for decision makers at all levels of the College.

Expected project benefits include:
1. Financial staff across the college will increase competency through greater specialization.
2. Career ladders will exist for college accounting professionals.
3. The system will include built-in cross-training and succession planning.

Team Membership

  • Barb Christ, Sponsor
  • Brian Mauersberg, Co-Chair
  • Tom Schaffer, Co-Chair
  • Barbara Sherlock, Facilitator
  • Karen Dreibelbis, Member
  • Fred Gildow, Member
  • Dennis Murphy, Member
  • Kim Ripka, Member
  • Anita Sprankle, Member

Results Achieved to Date

  • ExpectedResults:

    Decreased rework, improved accuracy, increase cost avoidance, strengthened functional focus of positions, decreased processing time, increased transactions per person, improved cross-training and available back up.




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