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C638D9CF873DD1A387258A83006A75CA Hearing Summary


Date Dec 12, 2023      
Location SCR 352

Colorado State University Budget Request and Presentation - Committee Discussion Only

12:22:53 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
12:32:27 PM  
The committee came back to order.
12:32:36 PM  
Mr. Henry Sobanet,
Colorado State University (CSU) System Association Vice Chancellor, introduced
himself to the committee and provided an overview of the FY2024-25 IT capital
budget request. The request is for state funds and cash funds spending
authority to replace multiple human resources systems with an inter-campus
cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) system.

12:34:17 PM  
Mr. Brandon Bernier,
CSU System Vice President for IT/Chief Information Officer, introduced
the other panelists to the committee including Mr. Eric Ray, CSU-Fort Collins
Vice President for  Human Resources, Mr. Brendan Hanlon, CSU-Fort
Collins Vice President of University Operations, and Ms. Jennifer Quintana,
CSU-Pueblo Director Human Resources.
12:41:13 PM  
Mr. Bernier provided
details about the HCM system, including limitations and age of current
system, implementation planning, and support from an external consultant.
12:44:46 PM  
Ms. Quintana provided details on the impact of the project on CSU-Pueblo, including limitations around staff expertise and increased productivity.
12:50:10 PM  
Mr. Ray presented
to the committee about the impact of the project on the CSU Fort Collins
system, including improvements to student employee experience, accessibility
for external job candidates, and and payroll improvements.  
12:54:59 PM  
Mr. Hanlon presented
to the committee regarding project funding details, including cash fund
and general fund breakdown of the request, as well as the risk to the institution
of not funding the project.  
12:59:25 PM  
Mr. Bernier and Mr.
Sobanet responded to questions from the committee regarding projected cost
savings of the project as well as on collaboration with other higher education
institutions in the state.
01:06:10 PM  
Mr. Sobanet responded to questions from the committee regarding CSU financial position and relationship of existing reserves and ability to finance the HCM project.
01:09:15 PM  
Mr. Sobanet responded to questions regarding enrollment trends across the institution, as well as capital construction on the Fort Collins campus.

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