Letter from Neil McClure, CUIMC CHRO

Neil McClure, CHRO

Neil McClure, CHRO

I am excited to share with you the first annual report from the human resources team at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. We've developed this report to showcase our team's progress over the past year, our goals for the future, and to give our community more insight into our operations.

As CUIMC HR, we provide best-in-class support to our campus, leveraging technology, optimizing processes, and serving as strategic business partners with schools, centers, and collaborators across Columbia to ensure our operations function at the highest level.

In the past, we have made strides in implementing new technology, equipping HR professionals across the medical center with tools to help them make data-driven decisions. Working with our HR partners and our network of employee resource groups, we have reaffirmed our commitment to diversity through new initiatives, including the search for a Chief Diversity Officer.

We strive to make HR processes more streamlined, transparent, and overall easier, to enhance the work of our colleagues and clear away roadblocks in their path to success. To that end, in the past year, we have significantly reduced turnaround time for processing new hires. In the fall, we will roll out a digital time card system to replace paper time cards that have been in use for some employees at Columbia.

We look forward to hearing your feedback on this report and want to emphasize that our door is always open. We welcome your suggestions and ideas. Tell us your goals, and we'll help you get there.

Neil M. McClure
Chief Human Resources Officer
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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