You are the Human Resources Manager for Transparency University, a private not-for-profit [501(c)(3)] university located in Crockett, Texas that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university has an enrollment of 7000 students and employs more than 600 people in faculty, administrative, and staff positions. You report directly to the President and are a member of the Executive Committee. Other members of that Committee include the Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, the VP of Finance and Administration, the VP of Information Technology, and the VP of Student Services. Among the areas reporting to the VP of Student Services are Student, Recruitment, Admissions, Student Records, Student Activities, Advising, and Student Events.
Each year, the University holds two commencement events, one at the end of each long semester. These events are held on the weekend at a time that the university is normally closed. Only students who have been certified to graduate at that term are allowed to participate in the commencement event, and at the completion of the event the students are able to pick up their diplomas in an adjacent room, provided that they have completed all requirements for graduation and been certified to graduate. Transparency U. takes pride in distributing the diplomas after graduation as most universities complete the certification for graduation several weeks after the close of the semester and commencement. While participation by graduating students in commencement is optional, TU has an unusually high participation rate, principally because the students are able to get their diplomas immediately after commencement.
Even though it is held on campus, commencement is an expensive event because it requires a significant number of people to perform various tasks the day of commencement. These tasks include:
Traditionally, these roles have been filled by university employees and assignments were made based on the job responsibility of the employee as related to the tasks needed to be performed. For example, members of the university police department have been assigned for security and persons working in the Student Records Office have been assigned to diploma distribution. Volunteers are solicited to participate and those volunteering are compensated with an honorarium of $200.00 by the university in appreciation of their efforts.
Like many universities, TU has been faced with a decrease in available funds to operate over the last several years and is scrambling to find ways to cut its budget. The President has recently attended a meeting of university presidents from around the nation and in casual conversations with other presidents has discovered that many universities use volunteers to support commencement. Typically these volunteers are provided with a special commencement T-Shirt and a free breakfast or lunch prior to the event.
The President sees an opportunity to cut the budget by adopting the same policy as he heard about at the meeting and eliminating the honorarium. He recognizes that there are issues related to employee morale by making this change and has advised you those will be considered at a later date. For now, he is asking you to review the current practices of TU with respect to staffing commencements and changing to an all uncompensated volunteer system.
The Assignment: Prepare a business memo for the President and the Executive Committee that:
This memo must not exceed four pages single spaced. You are to use APA citation and reference format.
*This assignment should be completed as though no pandemic exists/has existed and TU is carrying on its normal commencement activities.
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