Simplify. Streamline. Automate

Reduced Costs and Improved Services

Merely cutting costs in the current period, while beneficial, is not Synergy’s primary intent, as cutting costs alone generally does not require a shift in how and what things are done. The CSU is evaluating opportunities to share services whenever practical or possible looking to reduce costs and improve services. If routine administrative activities and transactions are put under the control of a shared service center, they can be simplified, streamlined, and automated, creating economies of scale and allowing implementation of new financial disciplines.

Campuses Sharing Services

Campuses are successfully collaborating and sharing services to avoid costs and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations. Numerous campuses are sharing employee expertise or technical skills and campus infrastructure:

  • Joining together to share police and public safety dispatch services
  • Sharing capital project management services to save costs and add expertise
  • Environmental health and safety training administration
  • Shared environmental health and safety administration services
  • Sharing technology support to improve service and manage costs
  • Broadening implementation of self-service absence management to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Sharing parking ticket management to manage costs and ensure compliance
  • Creating a learning management system consortium to leverage knowledge and talents
  • Eliminating costly and redundant auxiliary administrative functions through shared services

Last Updated: March 17, 2015