The Office of Administrative Services encompasses all the business processes for the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
These specialized units below provide the support necessary to efficiently and effectively address the School's business needs.
The Business Services Team is responsible for managing all non-grant financial projects/activities funded with State dollars such as departmental budgets, revolving funding, Designated Research Initiative Fund (DRIF) allocations, and endowments. These include non-grant funded travel and general purchases as well as payroll, miscellaneous revenue deposits, University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation disbursement requests and processing non-sponsored honoraria. The Team can also assist with any questions regarding the application and interpretation of University Financial Services Policies or Procedures, and works to ensure that all transaction processing is handled both quickly and accurately.
The Facilities Team keeps the building and its furnishing working. They also work in conjunction with the centralized campus services to be able to direct you to the appropriate resource for services not handled in-house. Our Facilities Team coordinates room requests and event planning and are here to help for all maintenance, housekeeping, office set-up, office moving, and any building functioning related issues – even special printing issues – just to name a few!
The Sponsored Projects Team provides service for all pre- and post-award funding opportunities. The Team facilitates the planning, production, and submission of all internal and external funding applications to include opportunities such as grants, subawards, and contracts.
We help develop budgets and guide the investigators through the application process. We work with core offices across campus so faculty are able to focus on the key project components of their application. We route external funding applications through Kuali Research, UMB’s cloud-based on-campus grant submission software. We work with all internal and external sponsors, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), along with various foundations and/or seed-grant sources providing a wide array of assistance. For internal applications, we ensure our researchers adhere to all application requirements and assist in obtaining all the necessary permissions. We help establish budgets and coordinate the development and submission of all the parts necessary for all funding opportunity considerations.
Post-award, we work to establish the appropriate internal accounts/projects to facilitate funding distribution; we establish budgets, oversee spending/invoicing, and input/adjust effort as needed. We employ best practices to ensure compliance with the sponsor guidelines and restrictions. We offer guidance for the faculty throughout the life of the funding, assisting with the reporting process to include financial reports both at the natural termination of the funding as well as any intermittent reports as required by the funding agency.
Our Human Resources Team is responsible for coordinating the full range of human resource functions for the School of Nursing. Acting in conjunction with the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Human Resource Services, our Team provides support and direction to faculty, staff, and administration with regard to employee relations, the employment process, conflict resolution, compensation, performance management, benefits, and all other human resources issues.