October 17, 2012



Human capital project open forums

By Carla Bishop

Kansas State University is partnering with Aon Hewitt Consultants to conduct a comprehensive universitywide evaluation of our capacity to support meeting our human capital needs as envisioned in K-State 2025.  

The project is to consider whether the ways that have served K-State in the past will meet our needs in the future for human resources, equal employment opportunity and related Title IX services. Aon Hewitt has been asked to review and make recommendations about the processes that impact all of us — faculty, unclassified and classified staff.  K-State is now beginning the journey to examine and improve our human capital enterprise this month with the goal of Aon Hewitt completing its work by February 2013.

The first step is conducting surveys. Everyone performing work in human resources and related fields was asked last week to participate in an online survey to help us understand how their time is allocated when performing a number of activities. The deadline for completing this survey is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22.

The second step is interviews. K-State subject matter experts in human resources, equal employment opportunity and related Title IX services were interviewed by Aon Hewitt Consultants last week. The consultants will continue to interview K-State stakeholders next week.

The third step is hosting open forums. All K-Staters will be invited to participate in open forums in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, and from 8-9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, to learn more about the project and provide input regarding the process. A third open forum will be at K-State Salina from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the College Center Conference Room. For those who cannot attend, the open forums will be live-streamed at www.k-statehd.tv/academics/. The stream will be available approximately 15 minutes prior to each session.

We look forward to working with you as we partner with Aon Hewitt on this important 2025 initiative to improve our human capital systems. For general questions about the project, please contact a member of the project team at hcp2025@k-state.edu.

The human capital project team includes:

  • Jackie Hartman
  • Lynn Carlin
  • Gary Leitnaker
  • Roberta Maldonado-Franzen