The Central Business Services Office (CBSO), a shared service office, provides service within the Office of the Provost portfolio. The specific services are in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, Purchasing, Contracting, Travel, and Accounts Payable.
The mission of the shared services group is to provide consistency through centralized services, offering our expertise in processing a wide variety of financial and human resources transactions and functions including acting as a liaison to the Business Affairs Office, Purchasing and Contracting Services, University Human Resources, and Payroll Administration. We are committed to providing superior customer service and creating partnerships with our customers to ensure their needs are fulfilled to the highest standard.
The CBSO unit provides shared services for several organizations within the Office of the Provost portfolio including:
The units supported by the CBSO constitute a large business enterprise consisting of more than 2,500 employees and a total budget of more than $100 million in budgeted operations funds. There are additional operations funds such as foundation funds, research funding, designated operations, and other non-general funds, an estimated $15M before foundation funds. The CBSO also works with 13 plus employee category types, sponsored funds, gift funds, the foundation, and also some research, outreach, and designated ops org funds. The CBSO will also handle these fund transitions in addition to budgeted operations funds.