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 Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Shared Service Center Rolls Out Two New Processes  

Procure-to-Pay Big things are happening at the Shared Services Center. The first is the transition of the end-to-end procure-to-pay function (from procurement through payment) from the colleges and System Office to the Shared Services Center (SSC) to realize economies of scale, efficiencies, and buying power. The pilot phase rolled out on March 7, 2017, with four colleges: Central Virginia, Paul D. Camp, Thomas Nelson and Virginia Western. Although employee time and absence reporting (TLAM) was the very first process to roll out at the SSC last summer, procure-to-pay is really the first full process to be implemented. It represents approximately 60% of the work designated at this point for the SSC to handle.  


For employees, the new
 Travel & Expense Reimbursement process
at the Shared Services Center means:

• No more copying receipts
(you can take a picture of them with your phone!)
• No more paper travel vouchers!
• You’ll get paid faster!

To learn more about the benefits of the new system,
read the Shared Service Center Rolls Out Two New Processes article!


CVCC Prepares for the Worst
Submitted by Ken Bunch, PR & marketing specialist, Central Virginia Community College

On March 8, Central Virginia Community College, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and other regional public safety partners, conducted a functional emergency preparedness exercise at its location in Lynchburg. This live event involved a significant number of law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical service personnel and equipment.


BRCC Campaign Exceeds $8 million Goal
Submitted by Bridget Baylor, director of college communications, Blue Ridge Community College

The “Student Focus. Community Impact” Campaign for Blue Ridge Community College exceeded its ambitious $8 million goal. Raising a total of $8,552,376 in gifts and pledges, including planned gifts, the campaign is the largest fundraising effort in the College’s 49-year history. Tom Mendez, a current member and former chair of the BRCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors and member of the Campaign Leadership Committee said, “This success belongs to our entire community.


Dominion Invests Training Workers for Emerging Solar/Renewables Industries

The creation and expansion of training programs for those seeking careers in renewable energy is now possible at seven VCCS colleges, thanks to a recent $150,000 grant from The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Virginia Power. The grant money will fund new energy labs and equipment allowing the colleges -- John Tyler, Northern Virginia, Tidewater, Virginia Highlands, Mountain Empire, Southside Virginia and Central Virginia – to offer solar panel technician training and other renewable energy courses.



JSRCC (Richmond)


Mar. 24


NRCC -Edwards 117 (Dublin)


Mar. 24




Mar. 30


Faculty Peer Group Meeting
(English, History & Related Humanities)


DoubleTree Hotel (Williamsburg)


Mar. 30-31


TNCC - Hampton III Building (Hampton)


Mar. 31


Apr. 3


Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC)


System Office (Richmond)


Apr. 3-4


Workforce Development Services Advisory Council


System Office (Richmond)


Apr. 6-7


GCC (FAC Campus)


Apr. 7


Hotel Roanoke (Roanoke)


Apr. 12-14




Apr. 18


Advisory Council on Presidents (ACOP)


System Office (Richmond)


Apr. 18-19


2017 Phi Theta Kappa All Virginia Academic Team Awards Program (by invitation only)




Apr. 19




Apr. 25


State Board Meeting


System Office (Richmond)


May 18


Diversity, Inclusion & Student Success Webinar: Tackling the Accessibility Behemoth
Meeting number (access code): 648 065 131
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May 19


Advisory Council on Presidents (ACOP)


System Office (Richmond)


June 20-21




June 29


System Office (Richmond)


July 26-28


System Office (Richmond)


Sep. 19-22

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