Press Release

May 31, 2016

UC Boulder’s Facilities Management Human Resources Team Receives CUPA-HR’s HR Innovation Award

UC Boulder’s Facilities Management Human Resources Team

University of Colorado Boulder’s facilities management human resources team has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2016 HR Innovation Award. The team received the award for its Facilities Management Mentor Program. Thanks to the generous support of PeopleAdmin, CUPA-HR is pleased to offer a $5,000 contribution to UC Boulder’s endowment or a scholarship fund of the facilities management HR team’s choice.

The Facilities Management Mentor Program (FMMP) pairs individuals in UC Boulder’s facilities management department in a mentor/mentee relationship according to specific areas of interest, such as enhancing personal and professional skills and abilities, career development or leadership development. The program was implemented by the facilities management HR division in 2012 after another mentor program in which facilities management staff had participated, which had been offered through the vice chancellor of administration’s office, was discontinued.

FMMP is a highly valued program among both managers and staff in facilities management, and has enjoyed high levels of participation from the get go. In fact, the majority of facilities management supervisors, managers and department directors have served as mentors in the program. “Having our top leadership actively participate in FMMP has provided a great resource and has set a great example for our employees,” says Andrew Mead, HR program manager in UC Boulder’s facilities management division. “The program has helped to increase employee engagement, facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing and expand employees’ knowledge, skills and abilities.”

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 20,000 HR professionals and other campus leaders at more than 1,900 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.

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Phone: (865) 637-7673