Press Release

June 20, 2017

Florida International University’s Division of Human Resources Receives CUPA-HR’s HR Innovation Award

Florida International University (FIU)’s human resources team has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2017 HR Innovation Award. CUPA-HR is pleased to offer a $5,000 contribution to FIU’s endowment or a scholarship fund of the HR team’s choice.

In order to maintain a culture of excellence in a time of rapid institutional growth, FIU’s division of human resources was tasked with providing strategies, tools and programs that would engage the university’s highly diverse population of faculty and staff in meaningful ways. The comprehensive plan features four pillar programs to facilitate organizational change — Service Excellence, Leadership Education Advancement Program, Performance Excellence Process and the Classification and Compensation Redesign Project. These programs provide invaluable resources to strengthen leadership skills, foster innovation and facilitate strategic planning.

Since the program’s launch, thousands of employees have completed monthly training and workshops, leading to positive feedback across campus. As FIU continues to navigate ever-evolving challenges, HR professionals through the Beyond Possible 2020 program can present optimal solutions that impact the university’s bottom line while allowing for necessary growth in areas to better serve students and staff.

CUPA-HR is higher ed HR. We serve higher education by providing the knowledge, resources, advocacy and connections to achieve organizational and workforce excellence. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and serving more than 23,000 HR professionals and other campus leaders at nearly 2,000 member organizations around the country and abroad, the association offers learning and professional development programs, higher education salary and benefits data, extensive online resources and just-in-time regulatory and legislative information.

CUPA-HR’s annual Higher Education Human Resource Awards honor excellence in higher education human resources and recognize service and commitment to CUPA-HR and innovation in the profession.

Contact: Sarah Carson, Marketing Manager, CUPA-HR
Phone: (865) 637-7673