The boards of directors of Oulu University of Applied Sciences and the University of Oulu have both made a decision on business transfer concerning internal service functions. In the business transfer process, the service-producing staff of Oulu UAS transfers to the University of Oulu, and the resulting joint service organisation starts producing services for both organisations. Internal services include, for example, ICT services, academic affairs, human resources services, financial services and the library.
The new joint service organisation will include 479 current employees of the University of Oulu and 137 employees transferring from Oulu UAS to the University of Oulu. Different functions are the responsibility of the Administrative Director, HR Director, Service Director and Chief Financial Officer. Both organisations will retain some of their own services supporting teaching and research as well as development activities and communication supporting the strategies of the universities.
The aim in designing the services was a functional, economical and effective organisation of each service function in a way that the needs of both universities are observed.
“The team division of services aims to comply with the service processes,” says Marja Sarajärvi, who has worked as the Integration Director.
The new organisation will start operations on 1 February. New employment contracts will be drawn up for the transferred employees, but the employees enter the new employer’s service as old employees. The general collective agreement for universities will be applied to them as of 1 April.
Underlying the decisions were the move of Oulu UAS to the Linnanmaa campus and the University of Oulu becoming the principal owner of Oulu University of Applied Sciences Ltd at the end of August 2018. The majority of the teaching and operations of Oulu UAS will move to Linnanmaa by August 2020.
Photo: The Services for Teaching and Learning group worked on suggestions for cooperation in the spring. The group had members from both Oamk and the University. A total of eight work groups took part in the analysis of the joint service structure.
Last updated: 12.12.2019