Phoenix Athletics says ‘thanks’

by University Communication | September 2, 2010

Phoenix athletics says 'thanks'

Men's basketball at the Resch

In a gesture toward co-workers sharing the burden of state-mandated furloughs and salary reductions, Intercollegiate Athletics provided faculty and staff complimentary basketball tickets around two of the University’s furlough days.

Employee suggestions were the basis for two dozen "Quick Fix" initiatives implemented during Chancellor Harden's first year. Each of the 100 or so suggestions was discussed at the cabinet level and assigned to a division leader and planning team for followup. Some suggestions turned out to be measures already in place, some involved only minor tweaks to existing practice, and others were determined not to be "quick fixes" at all because of cost, complexity or time horizon. Several projects not yet initiated (and therefore not listed here) remain under consideration.