Information Technology Services (ITS)

HR Technology Announcement

Published on: March 15, 2017



March 15, 2017


HR Divisional Offices; Division of Human Resources & Equity


Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity


HR Technology

HR Technology is an area in which I have received considerable input from the wider U of T community, since I assumed my role of Vice-President, HR & Equity.  One of my priorities includes the development and advancement of an overarching vision for HR Technology that builds on the work that has already been done. This vision will enhance the integration of HR processes and will integrate evidence-based digital workplace practices and technologies, allowing for increased collaboration across portfolios and the ability to leverage existing University technology capacities. 

Cathy Eberts, Director, EASI and HR TechnologyI have decided, in collaboration with Scott Mabury, Vice-President, University Operations, to formally increase the capacity for technology leadership within the HR&E portfolio.

Therefore, beginning April 1, 2017 and over the next 12 months Cathy Eberts will assume the enhanced role of Director, EASI and HR Technology.  In this role, Cathy will continue to report to the Chief Information Officer, providing leadership to the Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration (EASI) department within the CIO portfolio as part of the Division of University Operations.  As a result of this strategic realignment across my senior leadership team, Cathy will now also formally report to me with a portion of her time dedicated to leading the  development and implementation of a University-wide HR Technology roadmap. 

I am extremely excited to welcome Cathy, formally, to the HR&E portfolio.  As many of you are aware, Cathy currently provides oversight in the strategic use of technology across a wide variety of administrative systems at the University, including the Next Generation Student Information Services (NGSIS) program.  Since assuming her position as Director, EASI, she has been working in close partnership with HR&E to more fully explore opportunities to apply technical solutions within our division.  I would like to thank Deb Ovsenny for her contributions to HR Tech initiatives and her efforts building the initial stages of the HR Technology roadmap.  Given my own priorities around staff recognition and executive compensation and Deb’s expertise in these arenas, I have asked Deb to focus her energies in these areas, as well as continue to provide leadership to the Total Rewards team.